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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
1. Sensation in general
 
377. Physical Pleasure.
 
  
NOUN:PLEASURE; physical -, sensual -, sensuous - pleasure; bodily enjoyment, animal gratification, delight, sensual delight, hedonism, sensuality; luxuriousness &c. adj.; dissipation, round of pleasure; titillation, gusto, creature comforts, comfort, ease; pillow (support) [See Support]; luxury, lap of luxury; purple and fine linen; bed of -down, - roses; velvet, clover; cup of Circe (intemperance) [See Intemperance].
  TREAT; diversion, entertainment, banquet, regalement, refreshment, regale; feast; delice [obs.]; dainty [See Savoriness]; bonne bouche [F.].
  SOURCE OF PLEASURE [See Pleasurableness]; happiness, felicity, bliss, beatitude (mental enjoyment) [See Pleasure].
  
VERB:ENJOY, pleasure [rare]; feel -, experience -, receive- pleasure; relish; luxuriate -, revel -, riot -, bask -, swim -, wallo-in; feast on; gloat -over, - on; smack the lips; roll under the tongue.
  live on the fat of the land, live in comfort &c. adv.; bask in the sunshine, faire ses choux gras [F.].
  GIVE PLEASURE [See Pleasurableness]; charm, delight, enchant.
  
ADJECTIVE:ENJOYING &c. v.; luxurious, voluptuous, sensual, comfortable, cosy, snug, in comfort, at ease, in clover [colloq.].
  AGREEABLE [See Pleasurableness]; grateful, refreshing, comforting, cordial, genial; gratifying, titillative, sensuous; apolaustic, hedonic, hedonistic, palatable [See Savoriness]; sweet (sugar) [See Sweetness]; fragrant [See Fragrance]; melodious [See Melody. Concord]; lovely (beautiful) [See Beauty].
  
ADVERB:IN COMFORT &c. n.; on a bed of roses &c. n.; at one’s ease; on flowery beds of ease.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Ride si sapis.—Martial
  2. Voluptates commendat rarior usus.—Juvenal
  3. The man who finds most pleasure for himself is often the man who least hunts for it.—Chesterton

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