pleasing

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pleas·ing

 (plē′zĭng)
adj.
Giving pleasure or enjoyment; agreeable.

pleas′ing·ly adv.
pleas′ing·ness n.

pleasing

(ˈpliːzɪŋ)
adj
giving pleasure; likable or gratifying
ˈpleasingly adv
ˈpleasingness n

pleas•ing

(ˈpli zɪŋ)

adj.
giving pleasure; agreeable; gratifying.
[1350–1400]
pleas′ing•ly, adv.
pleas′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pleasing - the act of one who pleases
gratification - the act or an instance of satisfying
Adj.1.pleasing - giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance"
attractive - pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations"
beautiful - delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"
pleasant - affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings; "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations"
displeasing - causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities

pleasing

adjective
2. likable or likeable, attractive, engaging, charming, winning, entertaining, amusing, delightful, polite, agreeable, amiable a pleasing personality
likable or likeable unlikable or unlikeable, boring, dull, unpleasant, rude, unattractive, disagreeable

pleasing

adjective
1. Affording enjoyment:
3. Providing joy and pleasure:
Translations
سارٌّ، مُفْرِح، مُمْتِع
atraktivnípůvabný
dejlig
ánægjulegur
atraktívny
hoşa gidicimemnuniyet verici

pleasing

[ˈpliːzɪŋ] ADJ [manner] → agradable; [news] → grato; [result] → satisfactorio
aesthetically pleasingagradable desde el punto de vista estético
pleasing to the ear/eyegrato or agradable al oído/a la vista

pleasing

[ˈpliːzɪŋ] adj [view, climate, sight, colour, manner, effect, result] → agréable
it's pleasing to hear that they're doing so well → cela fait plaisir d'entendre que cela marche si bien pour eux

pleasing

adjangenehm; sighterfreulich; to be pleasing to the eyeein netter Anblick sein; to be pleasing to the earsich angenehm anhören

pleasing

[ˈpliːzɪŋ] adj (person) → simpatico/a; (news, sight) → piacevole, che fa piacere

please

(pliːz) verb
1. to do what is wanted by (a person); to give pleasure or satisfaction to. You can't please everyone all the time; It pleases me to read poetry.
2. to choose, want, like. He does as he pleases.
adverb
a word added to an order or request in order to be polite. Please open the window; Close the door, please; Will you please come with me?
pleased adjective
happy; satisfied. Aren't you pleased about moving house?; She was pleased with the dress.
ˈpleasing adjective
giving pleasure; attractive. a pleasing view.
ˈpleasingly adverb
if you please
please. Come this way, if you please.
please yourself
do what you choose. I don't think you should go, but please yourself.

pleasing

a. agradable, placentero-a, gustoso-a.
References in classic literature ?
To speak truth, and be skilful with bow and arrow"--so seemed it alike pleasing and hard to the people from whom cometh my name--the name which is alike pleasing and hard to me.
It is admitted also that a happy life must be an honourable one, and a pleasant one too, since happiness consists in both these; and we all agree that music is one of the most pleasing things, whether alone or accompanied with a voice; as Musseus says, "Music's the sweetest joy of man;" for which reason it is justly admitted into every company and every happy life, as having the power of inspiring joy.
By birth she belonged to Highbury: and when at three years old, on losing her mother, she became the property, the charge, the consolation, the fondling of her grandmother and aunt, there had seemed every probability of her being permanently fixed there; of her being taught only what very limited means could command, and growing up with no advantages of connexion or improvement, to be engrafted on what nature had given her in a pleasing person, good understanding, and warmhearted, wellmeaning relations.
Miss Bennet's pleasing manners grew on the goodwill of Mrs.
Tho' pleasing both in her Person and Manners (between ourselves) she never possessed the hundredth part of my Beauty or Accomplishments.
In transcribing his notes and fortifying their claim to attention by giving them something of an orderly arrangement, I have conscientiously refrained from embellishing them with such small ornaments of diction as I may have felt myself able to bestow, which would not only have been impertinent, even if pleasing, but would have given me a somewhat closer relation to the work than I should care to have and to avow.
The present draft, besides innumerable verbal alterations and improvements upon the original, is more carefully punctuated, and, the lines being indented, presents a more pleasing appearance, to the eye at least.