pleasing


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.

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 ?
He possessed a good figure, a pleasing face, not overburdened with depth of thought or feeling; and his dress was that of the conventional man of fashion.
exclaimed both the attentive Mohicans in a breath; while the scout shook his head with the air of one who had made an important but by no means a pleasing discovery.
This day John Stewart and I had a pleasing ramble, but fortune changed the scene in the close of it.