Boon vs Pleasure - What's the difference?

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Boon is a related term of pleasure.

As nouns the difference between boon and pleasure

is that boon is (obsolete) a prayer; petition or boon can be the woody portion of flax, separated from the fiber as refuse matter by retting, braking, and scutching while pleasure is (uncountable) a state of being pleased.

As an adjective boon

is (obsolete) good; prosperous; as, "boon voyage".

As an interjection pleasure is

pleased to meet you.

As a verb pleasure is

to give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • (obsolete) A prayer; petition.
  • * :
  • For which to God he made so many an idle boon
  • (archaic) That which is asked or granted as a benefit or favor; a gift; a favour; benefaction; a grant; a present.
  • * :
  • Every good gift and every perfect boon is from above
  • * 1872 , (James De Mille), The Cryptogram :
  • I gave you life. Can you not return the boon by giving me death, my lord?
  • A good; a blessing or benefit; a great privilege; a thing to be thankful for.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Catherine Clabby
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Focus on Everything , passage=Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus.
  • An unpaid service due by a tenant to his lord.
  • Synonyms
    * blessing * benefit
    * bane

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) boon, bone, from .


  • (obsolete) good; prosperous; as, "boon voyage"
  • kind; bountiful; benign
  • * Milton
  • Which Nature boon / Poured forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain.
  • gay; merry; jovial; convivial
  • * Arbuthnot
  • a boon companion, loving his bottle
  • * Episode 16
  • --No, Mr Bloom repeated again, I wouldn't personally repose much trust in that boon companion of yours who contributes the humorous element, if I were in your shoes.
    * Which ... Nature boon Poured forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain — * A boon companion, loving his bottle —

    Etymology 3

    From Gaelic and Irish via Scots.


  • The woody portion of flax, separated from the fiber as refuse matter by retting, braking, and scutching.
  • (Webster 1913)


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    (en noun)
  • (uncountable) A state of being pleased.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=April 22, author=Sam Sheringham, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Liverpool 0-1 West Brom , passage=But the only statistic that will concern West Brom will be the scoreline, and their manager Roy Hodgson will take considerable pleasure from a victory over the club he managed for just 191 days.}}
  • (countable) A person, thing or action that causes enjoyment.
  • * Bible, (w) xxv. 9
  • Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again;
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-05-17, author=George Monbiot, authorlink=George Monbiot
  • , volume=188, issue=23, page=19, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Money just makes the rich suffer , passage=In order to grant the rich these pleasures , the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. […]}}
  • (uncountable) One's preference.
  • (formal, uncountable) The will or desire of someone or some agency in power.
  • * Bible, (w) xlviii. 14
  • He will do his pleasure on Babylon.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • Use your pleasure ; if your love do not persuade you to come, let not my letter.


    * (state of mind ) delight, gladness, gratification, happiness, indulgence, satisfaction * (person or thing that causes enjoyment ): delight, joy * (preference ) desire, fancy, want, will, wish * (will or desire of party in power ) discretion


    * pain * displeasure

    Derived terms

    * antipleasure * at Her Majesty's pleasure, at His Majesty's pleasure * at one's pleasure, at pleasure * business before pleasure * do someone a pleasure * do someone the pleasure of * during Her Majesty's pleasure, during His Majesty's pleasure * during one's pleasure, during pleasure * end-pleasure * English pleasure * fore-pleasure * gold of pleasure, gold-of-pleasure, gold-pleasure * it's a pleasure * lady of pleasure * man of pleasure * may I have the pleasure * my pleasure * pleasurable * pleasurance * pleasure barge * pleasure boat * pleasure-carriage * pleasure center, pleasure centre * pleasure craft * pleasure cruise * pleasure curve * pleasured * pleasure dome * pleasuredrome * pleasureful * pleasure-giving * pleasure ground * pleasurehood * pleasure house * the pleasure is all mine, the pleasure's all mine * the pleasure is mine, the pleasure's mine * pleasureless * pleasure-loving * pleasurement * pleasure moment * pleasuremonger * pleasure of someone's company * pleasure-pain principle * pleasure principle * pleasurer * pleasure-seeker * pleasure-seeking * pleasures of the flesh * pleasures of the table * pleasure steamer * pleasure trip * pleasure-unpleasure principle * pleasuring * pleasurist * pleasurous * sexual pleasure * to one's pleasure, to pleasure * unpleasure * western pleasure * with pleasure * woman of pleasure


    (en interjection)
  • pleased to meet you
  • Verb

  • To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • * Tennyson
  • [Rolled] his hoop to pleasure Edith.
  • to give pleasure (especially sexual pleasure) to
  • Johnny pleasured Jackie orally last night.
  • (dated) To take pleasure; to seek or pursue pleasure.
  • to go pleasuring