VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

II. PERSONAL AFFECTIONS

1. Passive Affections

[Capability of giving pleasure; cause or source of pleasure] Pleasurableness.

[Antonyms: painfulness.]

[Nouns] pleasurableness, pleasantness, agreeableness adj.; pleasure giving, jucundity, delectability; amusement [more].

attraction (motive) [more]; attractiveness, attractability; invitingness; harm, fascination, enchantment, witchery, seduction, winning ways, amenity, amiability; winsomeness.

loveliness (beauty) [more]; sunny side, bright side; sweets (sugar) [more]; goodness [more]; manna in the wilderness, land flowing with milk and honey; bittersweet; fair weather.

treat; regale (physical pleasure) [more]; dainty; titbit, tidbit; nuts, sauce piquante.

[Verbs] cause pleasure, produce pleasure, create pleasure, give pleasure, afford pleasure, procure pleasure, offer pleasure, present pleasure, yield pleasure [more].

please, charm, delight, becharm, imparadise; gladden (make cheerful) [more]; take, captivate, fascinate; enchant, entrance, enrapture, transport, bewitch; enravish.

bless, beatify; satisfy; gratify, desire; [more]; slake, satiate, quench; indulge, humor, flatter, tickle; tickle the palate (savory) [more]; regale, refresh; enliven; treat; amuse [more]; take one's fancy, tickle one's fancy, hit one's fancy; meet one's wishes; win the heart, gladden the heart, rejoice the heart, warm the cockles of the heart; do one's heart good.

attract, allure (move) [more]; stimulate (excite) [more]; interest.

make things pleasant, popularize, gild the pill, sweeten.

[Adjectives] causing pleasure; laetificant; pleasure-giving, pleasing, pleasant, pleasurable; agreeable; grateful, gratifying; leef, lief, acceptable; welcome, welcome as the roses in May; welcomed; favorite; to one's taste, to one's mind, to one's liking; satisfactory (good) [more].

refreshing; comfortable; cordial; genial; glad, gladsome; sweet, delectable, nice, dainty; delicate, delicious; dulcet; luscious [more]; palatable [more]; luxurious, voluptuous; sensual [more].

attractive [more]; inviting, prepossessing, engaging; winning, winsome; taking, fascinating, captivating, killing; seducing, seductive; heart-robbing, alluring, enticing; appetizing (exciting) [more]; cheering [more]; bewitching; enchanting, entrancing, enravishing.

charming; delightful, felicitous, exquisite; lovely (beautiful) [more]; ravishing, rapturous; heartfelt, thrilling, ecstatic; beatic; beatific; seraphic; empyrean; elysian (heavenly) [more].

palmy, halcyon, Saturnian.

[Phrases] decies repetita placebit; "charms strike the sight but merit wins the soul" [Pope]; "sweetness and light" [Swift].

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