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noun     enjoyment pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] pleasure that you get from an activity or experience
    get enjoyment from something:

    He doesn’t get any real enjoyment from dancing.

    Lisa ate the cake with obvious enjoyment.

    their enjoyment of life

    1. a.
      [countable] something that you enjoy doing
  2. 2
    [uncountable] legal the right to own or use something

    the enjoyment of civil rights

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