Definition of Pleasureless

1. a. Devoid of pleasure.



Definition of Pleasureless

1. Adjective. Without pleasure. ¹

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Definition of Pleasureless

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleasureless

pleasure-unpleasure principle
pleasure boat
pleasure craft
pleasure dome
pleasure domes
pleasure ground
pleasure principle
pleasure seeker
pleasure trip
pleasurecraft
pleasured
pleasuredome
pleasuredomes
pleasureful
pleasurefully
pleasureless (current term)
pleasurer
pleasurers
pleasures
pleasuring
pleasurist
pleasurists
pleasurization
pleat
pleated
pleater
pleaters
pleather
pleathers
pleating

Literary usage of Pleasureless

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1. Páli Grammar by Kaccāyana, Francis Mason (1868)
"... the effects of visual impressions, whether pleasure or pain, painless or pleasureless, whatever sensation is produced, on that also he puts restraint. ..."

2. Poets and Poetry of Poland: A Collection of Polish Verse, Including a Short by Paul Soboleski (1881)
"Here the Kozak's spirit must pleasureless roam; 'Tis so different all from our own loved home! 'Tis different with us! sad notes e'er are sung, Because 'tis ..."

3. The Craftsman by Gustav Stickley (1904)
"The crushing weight of this pleasureless labor, laid with such cruel indifference on our lives by the present anarchy, is what individuality is languishing ..."

4. The Happiness of Nations: A Beginning in Political Engineering by James MacKaye (1915)
"... pleasureless production; for example, when a man plunges into some form of hard and useful labor to forget a sorrow. Such acts are, like pleasurable ..."

5. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
"... and it seemed to Will as if he were beholding in a magic panorama a future where he himself was sliding into that pleasureless yielding to the small ..."

6. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1893)
"You have bestowed honors on mortals more than just, For which this pleasureless rock you '11 sentinel, Standing erect, sleepless, not bending a knee; ..."

7. Páli Grammar by Kaccāyana, Francis Mason (1868)
"... the effects of visual impressions, whether pleasure or pain, painless or pleasureless, whatever sensation is produced, on that also he puts restraint. ..."

8. Poets and Poetry of Poland: A Collection of Polish Verse, Including a Short by Paul Soboleski (1881)
"Here the Kozak's spirit must pleasureless roam; 'Tis so different all from our own loved home! 'Tis different with us! sad notes e'er are sung, Because 'tis ..."

9. The Craftsman by Gustav Stickley (1904)
"The crushing weight of this pleasureless labor, laid with such cruel indifference on our lives by the present anarchy, is what individuality is languishing ..."

10. The Happiness of Nations: A Beginning in Political Engineering by James MacKaye (1915)
"... pleasureless production; for example, when a man plunges into some form of hard and useful labor to forget a sorrow. Such acts are, like pleasurable ..."

11. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
"... and it seemed to Will as if he were beholding in a magic panorama a future where he himself was sliding into that pleasureless yielding to the small ..."

12. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1893)
"You have bestowed honors on mortals more than just, For which this pleasureless rock you '11 sentinel, Standing erect, sleepless, not bending a knee; ..."

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