SECTION II: Personal Affections*
1. Passive Affections
Pleasure. –N. gratification, enjoyment, fruition, relish, zest, gusto, satisfaction, complacency, well-being, good, snugness, comfort, ease, cushion, sans souci, mind at ease, joy, gladness, delight, glee, cheer, sunshine, cheerfulness, treat, refreshment, frolic, fun, lark, gambol, merry-making, amusement, luxury, hedonism, mens sana in corpore sano, happiness, felicity, bliss, beatitude, enchantment, transport, rapture, ravishment, ecstasy, summum bonum, paradise, elysium (heaven), honeymoon, halcyon days, golden age, Eden, Arcadia, happy valley.
Pain. –N. mental suffering, dolour, suffering, ache, smart, passion, displeasure, dissatisfaction, discomfort, discomposure, disquiet, malaise, inquietude, uneasiness, vexation of spirit, taking, discontent, dejection, weariness, annoyance, irritation, worry, infliction, visitation, plague, bore, bother, stew, vexation, mortification, chagrin, care, anxiety, solicitude, trouble, trial, ordeal, shock, blow, dole, fret, burden, load, concern, grief, sorrow, distress, affliction, woe, bitterness, gloom, heartache, aching heart, broken heart, heavy affliction, gnawing grief, unhappiness, infelicity, misery, tribulation, wretchedness, desolation, despair, extremity, prostration, nightmare, anguish, agony, throe, torture, torment, crucifixion, martyrdom, pang, twinge, stab, the rack, the stake, purgatory, hell upon earth, reign of terror, slough of despond, peck of troubles, sea of troubles, ills that flesh is heir to, sufferer, victim, prey, martyr, object of compassion, wretch, shorn lamb.
*Or those which concern one’s own state of feeling.
Thesaurus of Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget, M.D., F.R.S. Enlarged by John Lewis Roget, M.A., New Edition Revised and Enlarged by Samuel Romily Roget, M.A. Published by Grosset & Dunlap, the edition is copyright 1941, 1947.
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