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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:
Noun1.pleasantness - the feeling caused by agreeable stimuli; one pole of a continuum of states of feeling
pleasure, pleasance - a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure"
afterglow - the pleasure of remembering some pleasant event; "he basked in the afterglow of his victory"
unpleasantness - the feeling caused by disagreeable stimuli; one pole of a continuum of states of feeling
2.pleasantness - the quality of giving pleasure; "he was charmed by the sweetness of her manner"; "the pleasantness of a cool breeze on a hot summer day"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
agreeableness, amenity - pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions; "a well trained staff saw to the agreeableness of our accommodations"; "he discovered the amenities of reading at an early age"
enjoyableness - pleasantness resulting from something that can be enjoyed; "the enjoyableness of an afternoon at the beach"
niceness - the quality of nice
disagreeableness - the quality of being disagreeable and unpleasant
unpleasantness - the quality of giving displeasure; "the recent unpleasantness of the weather"

pleasantness

noun
Translations
سُرور، بَهْجَه
přívětivost
behagelighed
notalegheit
prívetivosť
hoş olma

pleasantness

[ˈplezntnɪs] N (= agreeableness) → amenidad f, lo agradable; (= friendliness) → simpatía f, amabilidad f

pleasantness

nFreundlichkeit f; (of news, surprise)Erfreulichkeit f; the pleasantness of her mannerihre freundliche Art; the pleasantness of her faceihr nettes Gesicht

pleasantness

[ˈplɛzntnɪs] n (of person) → amabilità; (of place) → amenità

pleasant

(ˈpleznt) adjective
giving pleasure; agreeable. a pleasant day/person.
ˈpleasantly adverb
ˈpleasantness noun
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And you shall do nothing but what you choose, and shall be as happy as the day is long, and shall keep Cousin Clifford in spirits with the wisdom and pleasantness which is always dropping from your lips
When the last echo of his sultan's step has died away, and Starbuck, the first Emir, has every reason to suppose that he is seated, then Starbuck rouses from his quietude, takes a few turns along the planks, and, after a grave peep into the binnacle, says, with some touch of pleasantness, Dinner, Mr.
Then finding that extra effort would only result in her reciting with the oldest Simpson boy, she delib- erately held herself back, for wisdom's ways were not those of pleasantness nor her paths those of peace if one were compelled to tread them in the company of Seesaw Simpson.
Elton were talked over, Emma could fairly surrender all her attention to the pleasantness of her neighbour.
I am afraid," replied Elinor, "that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.
After the telephone had been born in Boston, baptized in the Patent Office, and given a royal reception at the Philadelphia Centennial, it might be supposed that its life thenceforth would be one of peace and pleasantness.
Bingley himself, Elizabeth withdrew to Miss Lucas; to whose inquiry after the pleasantness of her last partner she had scarcely replied, before Mr.
The ways of thieving were not ways of pleasantness.
They had the partisanship of household servants who like their places, and were not inclined to go the full length of the severe indignation felt against him by the farming tenants, but rather to make excuses for him; nevertheless, the upper servants, who had been on terms of neighbourly intercourse with the Poysers for many years, could not help feeling that the longed-for event of the young squire's coming into the estate had been robbed of all its pleasantness.
He sees difficulties nowhere: and his pleasantness and gaiety will be a constant support to you.
He stopped at last, looked around him without seeing or caring for its pleasantness, and then slowly turned and at a slower pace retraced his steps.
Later in the evening, however, Raffles overtook him in the street, and appearing either to have forgotten the roughness of his former reception or to intend avenging it by a forgiving familiarity, greeted him jovially and walked by his side, remarking at first on the pleasantness of the town and neighborhood.