Meaning of enjoyment in English:


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mass noun
  • 1The state or process of taking pleasure in something.

    ‘the enjoyment of a good wine’
    • ‘He puts restaurant's success down to good food, polite efficient service, and the process of pleasure and enjoyment.’
    • ‘The dedication, hard work and enjoyment combined to give pleasure to the cast, production team and helpers, and to the audiences who supported them.’
    • ‘It was also the most expensive player, which ensured quality and hours of pleasurable listening enjoyment.’
    • ‘With the bowling season approaching lots of people derive a great pleasure and enjoyment from outdoor bowling.’
    • ‘Eventually you'll find something that works, and you're sure to find enjoyment in the process.’
    • ‘For me, art is a medium for pleasure and enjoyment.’
    • ‘But from my perspective I would argue that is is hard to place a value on the sheer enjoyment, excitement and pleasure you brought to so many.’
    • ‘The purpose of sport was to provide fun activities during recreation time from which people could derive plenty of pleasure, fun and enjoyment.’
    • ‘The feedback too has been very positive with people who have been away for many years getting great enjoyment and pleasure from reading the book.’
    • ‘Last weekend's flurry of hail and snow brought a lot of enjoyment and pleasure to thousands of children around the country.’
    • ‘Both of these careers spanned over my lifetime and both brought great enjoyment and pleasure to me.’
    • ‘The days and nights that followed were a blur of happiness, enjoyment and contentment.’
    • ‘Another friend has always informed me that passion is good, indulge in it and get enjoyment and pleasure.’
    • ‘What it's really about is relaxation and enjoyment - the simplest of pleasures.’
    • ‘From their point of view, you are generously sending them an expensive item that is commonly used for enjoyment and pleasure.’
    • ‘Their satisfaction, well-being and enjoyment of the race are their primary goals.’
    • ‘They claim enjoyment of the peace and beauty of the park is being undermined for locals and visitors alike who are being put at risk.’
    • ‘I was under the impression that the park was a public open space… accessible 24 hours a day for enjoyment and relaxation.’
    • ‘His father delighted in my enjoyment of his wine.’
    • ‘His enjoyment of life and passion for flying shone through.’
    pleasure, entertainment, amusement, diversion, recreation, relaxation
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    1. 1.1count noun A thing that gives pleasure.
      ‘one of his particular enjoyments was campfire singing’
      • ‘From the triathlon and local hikes for the seriously sporty to pub-crawls and hog roasts for those who prefer gentler enjoyments, the carnival programme has something for everyone.’
      • ‘It adds the interests and views and enjoyments of another person.’
      • ‘The next month starts on July 18 and, until then, I'm afraid I'll have to take a break here and in all my other online enjoyments.’
      • ‘A culture that ceased to value these things and got all its enjoyments from, say, video games, would not just be different from ours but inferior.’
      • ‘One of her few enjoyments is a visit to the pool for the freedom of the water and the company of her friends.’
      • ‘One of the main enjoyments was how good the props were, they were simply stunning.’
      • ‘However a further enjoyment was in store for everyone, when Mr and Mrs Bartlett were invited to celebrate their golden wedding with fellow members.’
      • ‘Once you feel there's nothing to be scared of, there's an enjoyment in playing, understanding and using those works.’
      • ‘However, on holiday, Maya developed a real enjoyment for splashing around.’
      • ‘There's a forgiveness about her, an enjoyment of life, which she spreads out to others.’
      • ‘People could taste the freshest food while appreciating the views along the river, a different enjoyment from that in restaurants.’
      • ‘Motor cars, theatre, and holidays in the south of France were other enjoyments, until Lewis and his wife semi-retired to the Warwickshire countryside in 1963.’
      • ‘Knowing his wants, and being able to provide for them, he is capable of anticipating future enjoyments, and of connecting hope with an infinite variety of ideas.’
      • ‘Even more unobtainable, no doubt, is a measure of the comparative enjoyments derivable from choosing for oneself.’
      • ‘Anyone with an allotment or a back garden, an enjoyment in growing things and a love of good food could do the same.’
  • 2The action of possessing and benefiting from something.

    ‘Any tenant has a contractual right to quiet possession and enjoyment of the letting.’
    • ‘I've thought about who could get use or enjoyment out of my possessions and have written down who should receive them.’
    • ‘In this context, sharing is predicated upon the idea of individuals having common possession, enjoyment or use of goods.’
    • ‘They might well provide much greater benefit, even more enjoyment, over the long term.’
    • ‘As well as being highly beneficial to their development, pupils get a lot of enjoyment out of it as an after school activity.’
    • ‘But if the work itself is not endangered or made less available for study and enjoyment, what is the harm?’
    • ‘Or rather, things are not seen as individual possessions but as being available for common use and enjoyment.’
    • ‘Molly and Billy were very appreciative of gifts bestowed on them and were delighted that the Hospice was a worthy beneficiary as a result of their own enjoyment.’
    • ‘She says competitions and opportunities to exhibit and display artistic work benefit the artist and bring enjoyment to people.’
    • ‘Those provisions do not deprive a person of his possessions or interfere with his peaceful enjoyment of them.’
    • ‘The rent payments were made recurrently to secure the continued enjoyment of those advantages.’
    benefit, advantage, use, possession, ownership, blessing, favour, exercise, endowment, availability
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