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Syllabification: pleas·ant
Pronunciation: /ˈplez(ə)nt

Definition of pleasant in English:

adjective (pleasanter, pleasantest)

1Giving a sense of happy satisfaction or enjoyment: a very pleasant evening what a pleasant surprise!
More example sentences
  • Was there some other happy or less pleasant episode in her life that she felt she could commemorate?
  • Sometimes it seems that we ourselves can cause the enjoyment of pleasant objects.
  • Religion sets down rules with the aim of making society a pleasant happy place in which to live.
entertaining, amusing, delightful, charming;
fine, balmy
informal lovely, great
1.1(Of a person or their manner) friendly and considerate; likable: they found him pleasant and cooperative
More example sentences
  • A social worker who had worked with Fraser since described her as a lovely and pleasant girl.
  • When the most pleasant person you meet on your way in is the ticket inspector, you know things are bad.
  • He was, by all accounts an extremely pleasant person and of the highest integrity.
hospitable, approachable, gracious, courteous, polite, obliging, helpful, considerate;
charming, lovely, delightful, sweet, sympathetic, simpatico


Middle English (in the sense 'pleasing'): from Old French plaisant 'pleasing', from the verb plaisir (see please).



Example sentences
  • With ingredients such as ginseng and tea these pleasantly scented products do the job very nicely.
  • Meantime I'm pleasantly occupied, reading, and doing a little light photography.
  • The house stands in its own pleasantly landscaped grounds and has extensive car parking space


Example sentences
  • The report praised the school's ‘strong, family feel’ and added that tradition, good behaviour, politeness and pleasantness were much in evidence.
  • The warmth and pleasantness of the riviera always comes as a delightful contrast to the sleet and snow of the preceding five days.
  • It's hard to explain the affect ingrained politeness and social pleasantness has.

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