#829. [Capability of giving pleasure; cause or source of pleasure.] Pleasurableness. -- N. pleasurableness, pleasantness, agreeableness &c. adj.; pleasure giving, jucundity[obs], delectability; amusement &c. 840.
attraction &c. (motive) 615; attractiveness, attractability[obs]; invitingness &c. adj[obs].; harm, fascination, enchantment, witchery, seduction, winning ways, amenity, amiability; winsomeness.
loveliness &c. (beauty) 845; sunny side, bright side; sweets &c. (sugar) 396; goodness &c. 648; manna in the wilderness, land flowing with milk and honey; bittersweet; fair weather.
treat; regale &c. (physical pleasure) 377; dainty; titbit[obs], tidbit; nuts, sauce piquante[Fr].
V. cause pleasure, produce pleasure, create pleasure, give pleasure, afford pleasure, procure pleasure, offer pleasure, present pleasure, yield pleasure &c. 827.
please, charm, delight, becharm[obs], imparadise[obs]; gladden &c. (make cheerful) 836; take, captivate, fascinate; enchant, entrance, enrapture, transport, bewitch; enravish[obs].
bless, beatify; satisfy; gratify, desire; &c. 865; slake, satiate, quench; indulge, humor, flatter, tickle; tickle the palate &c. (savory) 394; regale, refresh; enliven; treat; amuse &c. 840; 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 &c. (move) 615; stimulate &c. (excite) 824; interest.
make things pleasant, popularize, gild the pill, sugar-coat the pill, , sweeten.
Adj. causing pleasure &c. v.; laetificant[obs]; 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 &c. (good) 648.
refreshing; comfortable; cordial; genial; glad, gladsome; sweet, delectable, nice, dainty; delicate, delicious; dulcet; luscious &c. 396; palatable &c. 394; luxurious, voluptuous; sensual &c. 377.
[of people] attractive &c. 615; inviting, prepossessing, engaging; winning, winsome; taking, fascinating, captivating, killing; seducing, seductive; heart-robbing, alluring, enticing; appetizing &c. (exciting) 824; cheering &c. 836; bewitching; enchanting, entrancing, enravishing[obs].
charming; delightful, felicitous, exquisite; lovely &c. (beautiful) 845; ravishing, rapturous; heartfelt, thrilling, ecstatic; beatic[obs]; beatific; seraphic; empyrean; elysian &c. (heavenly) 981.
palmy, halcyon, Saturnian.
Phr. decies repetita placebit[Lat]; "charms strike the sight but merit wins the soul" [Pope]; "sweetness and light" [Swift]; beauty is only skin deep.