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pleas·ant

 (plĕz′ənt)
adj. pleas·ant·er, pleas·ant·est
1. Giving or affording pleasure or enjoyment; agreeable: a pleasant scene; pleasant sensations.
2. Pleasing in manner, behavior, or appearance.
3. Fair and comfortable: pleasant weather.
4. Merry; lively.

[Middle English plesaunt, from Old French plaisant, present participle of plaisir, to please, from Latin placēre; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

pleas′ant·ly adv.
pleas′ant·ness n.

pleasant

(ˈplɛzənt)
adj
1. giving or affording pleasure; enjoyable
2. having pleasing or agreeable manners, appearance, habits, etc
3. obsolete merry and lively
[C14: from Old French plaisant, from plaisir to please]
ˈpleasantly adv
ˈpleasantness n

pleas•ant

(ˈplɛz ənt)

adj.
1. pleasing, agreeable, or enjoyable: pleasant news.
2. (of persons, manners, etc.) socially acceptable or adept; amiable; agreeable.
3. fair, as weather: a pleasant day.
4. Archaic. sprightly or merry.
[1325–75; Middle English plesaunt < Middle French plaisant, orig. present participle of plaisir to please; see -ant]
pleas′ant•ly, adv.
pleas′ant•ness, n.

pleasant

  • amicable, amiable - Amicable implies being well disposed; amiable is acting well disposed and is commonly applied only to people—though sometimes it is used for occasions, while amicable is not applied to people at all but to human interactions and their outcomes. Amiable first meant "kind" or "lovely, lovable," and amicable first applied to things and meant "pleasant, benign."
  • jolly - Comes from Old French jolif, "merry, festive, pleasant."
  • merry - First meant "peaceful" or "pleasant," which is what it first meant in "Merry Christmas."
  • soft - First meant "agreeable, pleasant."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pleasant - affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings; "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations"
good-natured - having an easygoing and cheerful disposition; "too good-natured to resent a little criticism"; "the good-natured policeman on our block"; "the sounds of good-natured play"
nice - pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance; "what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"- George Meredith; "nice manners"; "a nice dress"; "a nice face"; "a nice day"; "had a nice time at the party"; "the corn and tomatoes are nice today"
pleasing - giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance"
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
2.pleasant - (of persons) having pleasing manners or behavior; "I didn't enjoy it and probably wasn't a pleasant person to be around"
nice - pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance; "what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"- George Meredith; "nice manners"; "a nice dress"; "a nice face"; "a nice day"; "had a nice time at the party"; "the corn and tomatoes are nice today"

pleasant

adjective
2. friendly, nice, agreeable, likable or likeable, engaging, charming, cheerful, cheery, good-humoured, amiable, genial, affable, congenial He was most anxious to seem agreeable and pleasant.
friendly offensive, horrible, rude, cold, horrid, unfriendly, disagreeable, impolite, unlikable or unlikeable

pleasant

adjective
Translations
سار، لَطيف، مُبْهِجسَارّ
příjemnýmilý
behageligdejligrar
miellyttävämukava
ugodan
kellemesrokonszenves
notalegur
楽しい
유쾌한
maloni atmosfera
jaukspatīkams
prijazenprijetenvesel
angenämtrevlig
น่าพอใจ
dễ chịu

pleasant

[ˈpleznt] ADJ
1. (= agreeable) [place, experience, smell, taste, voice] → agradable; [surprise] → grato, agradable; [face] → agradable, simpático
it's very pleasant hereaquí se está muy bien
it made a pleasant change from our usual holidaysupuso un agradable cambio respecto a nuestras vacaciones habituales
pleasant dreams!¡que sueñes con los angelitos!
pleasant-lookingde aspecto agradable
2. (= friendly) [person] → agradable, simpático; [style] → agradable
he has a pleasant manneres agradable or simpático or amable
try and be a bit more pleasant to your sisterprocura ser un poco más agradable con tu hermana

pleasant

[ˈplɛzənt] adj
[day, weather, place, taste, smell] → agréable
(= friendly) [person, smile, manner] → agréable

pleasant

adj aroma, tasteangenehm; surprise also, newserfreulich; person also, facenett; manner also, smilefreundlich; buildinggefällig; to make oneself pleasant to somebodyjdn ein wenig unterhalten

pleasant

[ˈplɛznt] adj (gen) → piacevole, gradevole; (surprise, news) → bello/a; (smell) → gradevole, buono/a; (people, smile) → simpatico/a; (weather) → bello/a
we had a pleasant time → ci siamo divertiti

pleasant

(ˈpleznt) adjective
giving pleasure; agreeable. a pleasant day/person.
ˈpleasantly adverb
ˈpleasantness noun

pleasant

سَارّ příjemný behagelig angenehm ευχάριστος agradable miellyttävä agréable ugodan piacevole 楽しい 유쾌한 plezierig trivelig przyjemny agradável приятный angenäm น่าพอใจ hoş dễ chịu 令人愉快的
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