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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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March came and took her place among them, looking as if her holiday had not been much pleasanter than theirs.
When I turned back to my room the place seemed much pleasanter than before.
She and Felix have something pleasanter to talk about, out under the oaks, or back in the shadow of the oleanders.
The miniature, likewise, had this last peculiarity; so that you inevitably thought of the original as resembling his mother, and she a lovely and lovable woman, with perhaps some beautiful infirmity of character, that made it all the pleasanter to know and easier to love her.
He is exactly what John said," he replied; "a pleasanter creature I never wish to mount.
His answer was as sharp as before, but it was music this time; I shouldn't ever wish to hear pleasanter, though the profanity was not good, being awkwardly put together, and with the crash-word almost in the middle instead of at the end, where, of course, it ought to have been.
There is no pleasanter place for such a meal than a raft that is gliding down the winding Neckar past green meadows and wooded hills, and slumbering villages, and craggy heights graced with crumbling towers and battlements.
The king said it was all the more homely and more pleasanter for these fixings, and so don't disturb them.
Tom went to bed that night planning vengeance against Alfred Temple; for with shame and repentance Becky had told him all, not forgetting her own treachery; but even the longing for vengeance had to give way, soon, to pleasanter musings, and he fell asleep at last with Becky's latest words lingering dreamily in his ear --
First off he looked surprised to see us, and not very glad, either; but as Tom went on he looked pleasanter, and when he was done he smiled, and nodded his head several times, and made signs with his hands, and says:
It was much easier to chat than to study; much pleasanter to let her imagination range and work at Harriet's fortune, than to be labouring to enlarge her comprehension or exercise it on sober facts; and the only literary pursuit which engaged Harriet at present, the only mental provision she was making for the evening of life, was the collecting and transcribing all the riddles of every sort that she could meet with, into a thin quarto of hotpressed paper, made up by her friend, and ornamented with ciphers and trophies.
Well, I reflected, there was never a pleasanter, or more harmless sight; and it will be a burning shame to scold them.

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