What is pleasurable?

  • (adj): Affording satisfaction or pleasure.
    Example: "Full of happiness and pleasurable excitement"; "good printing makes a book more pleasurable to read"
    Synonyms: enjoyable, gratifying

Some articles on pleasurable:

... organism to recreate in the future the situation which it has just found pleasurable ... Many pleasurable experiences are associated with satisfying basic biological drives, such as eating, exercise or sex ... Other pleasurable experiences are associated with social experiences and social drives, such as the experiences of accomplishment, recognition, and service ...
Naciketa - Notable Verses
... The preferable and the pleasurable approach man ... Yea, the intelligent one prefers the preferable to the pleasurable, (whereas) the ignorant one selects the pleasurable for the sake of yoga (attainment of that which is not already possessed ...
Richard Payne Knight - Visual Arts
... For Knight, colour is experienced directly as pleasurable sensation ... A pure blue is not pleasurable because it reminds us of clear skies, as Price supposed, but because of the experience itself ... by habit’, so that the pure stimulus of colour may be experience as pleasurable when ‘under the influence of mind’ which perceives its meaningful use within a painting ...
Definist Fallacy
... Thus, even if good is identical to pleasurable, it makes sense to ask whether it is the answer may be "yes", but the question was legitimate ...
Reward Dependence - Relationship To Clinical Disorders
... In humans, this leads to then a negative feedback mechanism whereby we seek out pleasurable activities to remove the negative affect caused by the low levels of norepinephrine, therefore increasing our reward ... that we humans are hedonistic individuals, seeking to avoid pain and embracing pleasurable stimuli ... is as such that when we stop having access to such pleasurable objects of desire, we then experience negative consequences (withdrawal symptoms) ...

Famous quotes containing the word pleasurable:

    A woman who looks like a girl and thinks like a man is the best sort, the most enjoyable to be and the most pleasurable to have and to hold.
    Julie Burchill (b. 1960)

    Late hours, nocturnal cigars, and midnight drinkings, pleasurable though they may be, consume too quickly the free-flowing lamps of youth, and are fatal at once to the husbanded candle-ends of age.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)