Fun vs. Joy vs. Pleasure

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  1. joohang

    joohang Lifer

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    What are the differences between them?

    From dictionary.com:
    fun Pronunciation Key (fn)
    n.
    A source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure.
    Enjoyment; amusement: have fun at the beach.
    Playful, often noisy, activity.

    intr.v. Informal funned, fun·ning, funs
    To behave playfully; joke.

    adj. Informal
    Enjoyable; amusing: ?You're a real fun guy? (Margaret Truman).

    Idiom:
    for/in fun
    As a joke; playfully.


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    [Possibly from fon, to make a fool of, from Middle English fonnen, to fool, possibly from fonne, fool.]
    Usage Note: The use of fun as an attributive adjective, as in a fun time, a fun place, probably originated in a playful reanalysis of the use of the word in sentences such as It is fun to ski, where fun has the syntactic function of adjectives such as amusing or enjoyable. The usage became popular in the 1950s and 1960s, though there is some evidence to suggest that it has 19th-century antecedents, but it can still raise eyebrows among traditionalists. The day may come when this usage is entirely unremarkable, but writers may want to avoid it in more formal contexts.

    joy Pronunciation Key (joi)
    n.

    Intense and especially ecstatic or exultant happiness.
    The expression or manifestation of such feeling.
    A source or an object of pleasure or satisfaction: their only child, their pride and joy.

    v. joyed, joy·ing, joys
    v. intr.
    To take great pleasure; rejoice.

    v. tr. Archaic
    To fill with ecstatic happiness, pleasure, or satisfaction.
    To enjoy.


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    [Middle English joie, from Old French, from Latin gaudia, pl. of gaudium, joy, from gaudre, to rejoice. See gu- in Indo-European Roots.]


    pleas·ure Pronunciation Key (plzhr)
    n.
    The state or feeling of being pleased or gratified.
    A source of enjoyment or delight: The graceful skaters were a pleasure to watch.
    Amusement, diversion, or worldly enjoyment: ?Pleasure... is a safer guide than either right or duty? (Samuel Butler).
    Sensual gratification or indulgence.
    One's preference or wish: What is your pleasure?

    v. pleas·ured, pleas·ur·ing, pleas·ures
    v. tr.
    To give pleasure or enjoyment to; gratify: Our host pleasured us with his company.

    v. intr.
    To take pleasure; delight: The hiker paused, pleasuring in the sounds of the forest.
    To go in search of pleasure or enjoyment.


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    [Middle English, from Old French plaisir, from plaisir, to please. See please.]
     
  2. fatbaby

    fatbaby Banned

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    fapping vs. knowing your gonna get some vs. getting some?
     
  3. kami

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    Fun = getting drunk with your buddies
    Joy = finding out you won the lottery
    Pleasure = sex
     
  4. oblizue

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    Hanging out with friends and having a kick ass time is fun.
    Watching your child take those first few steps is a joy.
    Opening the door for a lady and smiling is a pleasure.
     
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    Ecstasy = Finding out you won the lottery while you're having sex. :D
     
  6. Zebo

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    Fun = getting drunk with your buddies and betting them at pool
    Joy = finding out you won the lottery and using most of it to make others life better instead of just your own
    Pleasure = sex with the one you love
     
  7. liquidinferno

    liquidinferno Banned

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    Fun: Watching her squirm and want him so badly that she's grabing it and trying to pull it in while your pulling back :)

    Joy: Driving Dodge Viper 180 miles an hour at 4 in morning on I5.

    Pleasure:Getting waisted with La Querencia tequila and Heineken at favorite nightclub while waiting for some horny chick to walk over and offer company.