|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers|
|Section II. Personal Affections|
| 1. Passive Affections|
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|NOUN:||PLEASURE, gratification, enjoyment, fruition, delectation, oblectation [rare]; relish, zest; gusto &c. (physical pleasure) [See Physical Pleasure]; satisfaction (content) [See Content]; complacency.|
WELL-BEING; good [See Good]; snugness, comfort, ease; cushion [See Support]; sans souci [F.], mind at ease.
JOY, gladness, delight, glee, cheer, sunshine; cheerfulness [See Cheerfulness].
TREAT, refreshment; amusement [See Amusement]; luxury [See Physical Pleasure].
HAPPINESS, felicity, bliss; beatitude, beatification; enchantment, transport, rapture, ravishment, ecstacy; summum bonum [L.]; paradise, elysium (heaven) [See Heaven]; third -, seventh- heaven; unalloyed happiness &c.; hedonics, hedonism.
mens sana in corpore sano [Juvenal].
honeymoon; palmy -, halcyon- days; golden -age, - time; Eden, Paradise; Dixie, Dixie land or Dixies land; Saturnia regna [L.], Arcadia, Cockaigne, happy valley, Agapemone.
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|VERB:||BE PLEASED [See Pleasurableness]; oblectate [rare]; feel -, experience- pleasure &c. n.; joy; enjoy -, hug- oneself; be in clover [colloq.] [See Physical Pleasure], be in elysium [See Heaven]; tread on enchanted ground; fall -, go- into raptures.|
feel at home, breathe freely, bask in the sunshine.
ENJOY, like, relish; be pleased with [See Pleasurableness]; receive -, derive- pleasure &c. n.- from; take pleasure &c. n.- in; delight in, rejoice in, indulge in, luxuriate in; gloat over &c. (physical pleasure) [See Physical Pleasure]; love [See Love]; take to, take a fancy to [both colloq.]; have a liking for; enter into the spirit of; take in good part; treat oneself to, solace oneself with.
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|ADJECTIVE:||PLEASED [See Pleasurableness]; not sorry; glad, gladsome; pleased as Punch; pleased as a child with a new toy.|
HAPPY, blest, blessed, blissful, beatified; happy as -a clam at high water [U. S.], - a king, - the day is long; thrice happy, ter quaterque beatus [L.]; enjoying &c. v.; joyful &c. (in spirits) [See Cheerfulness]; hedonic.
in a blissful state, in paradise [See Heaven], in raptures, in ecstasies, in a transport of delight.
COMFORTABLE &c. (physical pleasure) [See Physical Pleasure]; at ease; in clover [colloq.]; content [See Content]; sans souci [F.].
OVERJOYED, entranced, enchanted; raptured, enraptured, enravished, ravished, transported; fascinated, captivated.
with a joyful face, with sparkling eyes.
PLEASING [See Pleasurableness]; ecstatic, beatific or beatifical; painless, unalloyed, without alloy, cloudless.
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|ADVERB:||HAPPILY &c. adj.; with pleasure (willingly) [See Willingness]; with glee &c. n.|
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- ones heart leaping with joy.
- A wilderness of sweets.Paradise Lost
- I wish you all the joy that you can wish.Merchant of Venice
- Jour de ma vie.
- Joy ruled the day and love the night.Dryden
- Joys seasond high and tasting strong of guilt.Young
- Oh happiness, our beings end and aim!Pope
- There is a pleasure that is born of pain.O. Meredith
- Throned on highest bliss.Paradise Lost
- Vedi Napoli e poi muori.
- Zwischen Freud und Leid ist die Brücke nicht weit.