Antonyms of noun pleasure

1 of 5 senses of pleasure

Sense 1
pleasure, pleasance -- (a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure")
       Antonym of pain (Sense 2)
      => pain, painfulness -- (emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; "the pain of loneliness")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pleasure

5 senses of pleasure

Sense 1
pleasure, pleasance -- (a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure")
       => feeling -- (the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual")

Sense 2
joy, delight, pleasure -- (something or someone that provides a source of happiness; "a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his company"; "the new car is a delight")
       => positive stimulus -- (a stimulus with desirable consequences)

Sense 3
pleasure -- (a formal expression; "he serves at the pleasure of the President")
       => choice, pick, selection -- (the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor")

Sense 4
pleasure -- (an activity that affords enjoyment; "he puts duty before pleasure")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 5
pleasure -- (sexual gratification; "he took his pleasure of her")
       => sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity -- (activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat")

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