[uncountable] a state of feeling or being happy or satisfied to read for pleasure pleasure (in something/in doing something) He takes no pleasure in his work. pleasure (of something/of doing something) She had the pleasure of seeing him look surprised. (formal) We request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of our daughter Lisa. It gives me great pleasure to introduce our guest speaker. Caring for a sick relative is a task that brings both pleasure and pain. She took pleasure in shocking her parents.