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Definition of "enjoyment" []

  • The act or state of enjoying. (noun)
  • Use or possession of something beneficial or pleasurable. (noun)
  • Something that gives pleasure: Classical music was her chief enjoyment. (noun)
  • Law The exercise of a right. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "enjoyment" in a sentence
  • "My theme is humble, though the audience to whom I desire to speak is large: for I speak to the ordinary reader with ordinary capacities and ordinary leisure, to whom reading is, or ought to be, not a business but a pleasure; and my theme is the enjoyment -- not, mark you, the improvement, nor the glory, nor the profit, but the _enjoyment_ -- which may be derived by such an one from books."
  • "But our enjoyment is as beautiful listening to a variety of songs on a CD as it is reading a collection of poems."
  • "There are some of you who know how much what you call enjoyment has cost you."