pleasantly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.pleasantly - in a cheerful manner; "`I'll do the dishes,' he said pleasantly"
2.pleasantly - in an enjoyable mannerpleasantly - in an enjoyable manner; "we spent a pleasantly lazy afternoon"
unpleasantly - in an unpleasant manner; "he had been unpleasantly surprised"
Translations
بِسُرور
příjemně
dejligt
notalega
prijaznoprijetno

pleasantly

[ˈplezntlɪ] ADV [say] → amablemente, en tono agradable
the evening passed pleasantly enoughla velada fue bastante agradable
the room was pleasantly furnishedla habitación estaba amueblada con gusto
it was pleasantly warmhacía un calor agradable
we were pleasantly surprisedfue una grata or agradable sorpresa para nosotros
I was feeling pleasantly drowsytenía una agradable or placentera sensación de somnolencia

pleasantly

[ˈplɛzəntli] advagréablement
to be pleasantly surprised → être agréablement surpris

pleasantly

advangenehm; smile, greet, speak etcfreundlich; pleasantly decoratednett or hübsch eingerichtet; the room is pleasantly light and airydas Zimmer ist angenehm hell und luftig; to be pleasantly surprisedangenehm überrascht sein

pleasantly

[ˈplɛzntlɪ] adv (smile, greet) → cordialmente
I am pleasantly surprised → sono piacevolmente sorpreso

pleasant

(ˈpleznt) adjective
giving pleasure; agreeable. a pleasant day/person.
ˈpleasantly adverb
ˈpleasantness noun
References in classic literature ?
May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.
Although my book is intended mainly for the en- tertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in.
And he smiled so pleasantly at his own wit that the provinces of Ghargaroo, M'gwana, and Scowow were affected with a blight.
answered Jack, more pleasantly, "for it is impossible for me to eat.
He is quite agreeable enough, however, to afford me amusement, and to make many of those hours pass very pleasantly which would otherwise be spent in endeavouring to overcome my sister-in-law's reserve, and listening to the insipid talk of her husband.
I live quite pleasantly there; at least--" It appeared to me that I was losing a chance.
And though he smiled pleasantly I saw in his thoughts the wish that he had never admitted me, and then a picture of him standing over me in the night, and the swift thrust of a long dagger and the half formed words, "I am sorry, but it is for the best good of Barsoom.
He dozed again--not the less pleasantly, perhaps, for his hearty temper.
I quickly followed suit, and descending into the bar-room accosted the grinning landlord very pleasantly.
We then fell to eating and drinking, and though we had nothing but our ordinary repast of honey and dried flesh, thought we never had regaled more pleasantly in our lives.
There was a rustling among the crowd and it again subsided, so that Pierre distinctly heard the pleasantly human voice of the Emperor saying with emotion:
Even when most pleasantly jingled, he walks straight and naturally, never staggers nor falls, and knows just where he is and what he is doing.

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