pleasurableness love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being pleasurable or of giving pleasure : as, the pleasurableness of the benevolent emotions.

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  • noun The characteristic of being pleasurable.


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  • I don't want to be a party pooper althouth that role is often understated in its potential pleasurableness and psychological rewards but do people think that this resolution will do anything, except to make people more entrenched in their own positions?

    Thursday, May 31, 2007

  • I am not forgetting the Master of Ballantrae, but that lacked all pleasurableness, and hence was imperfect in essence.

    Vailima Letters

  • This still leaves out pleasurableness, even as it requires pleasure to be directed at something pleasurable.


  • To cancel out the pleasurableness of masturbating, associate something very distasteful with the act.

    absentia Diary Entry

  • For {112} want of the contrasted background, its pleasurableness would cease to exist ...

    Problems of Immanence: studies critical and constructive

  • The distinguishing characteristics of aesthetic expression observed by us -- the pleasurableness of the medium, the enhanced unity -- serve intuition as that has been described by us.

    The Principles of Aesthetics

  • Friendship, because the pleasurableness in them is small, and no one can spend his days in company with that which is positively painful or even not pleasurable; since to avoid the painful and aim at the pleasurable is one of the most obvious tendencies of human nature.


  • Character, consisting of individual dispositions and habits, is either inherited from ancestors or acquired by past activity; motives arise from the pleasurableness or unpleasurableness of the action and its object, or from the external environment.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • We hear of the little joys and adventures of those days, so faithfully and long remembered, with a pathetic pleasurableness.

    Emily Brontë

  • It is noteworthy, however, that even when the pleasurableness of pain in love is denied it is still admitted that, under some circumstances, pain, or the idea of pain, is felt as pleasurable.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 Analysis of the Sexual Impulse; Love and Pain; The Sexual Impulse in Women


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