Definition of pleasing in English:

pleasing

Syllabification: pleas·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈplēziNG
 
/

adjective

  • Satisfying or appealing: the pleasing austerity of the surroundings
    More example sentences
    • The materials used on the exteriors give the house a pleasing, weathered appearance.
    • The organ score accompanying the film sounds quite pleasing.
    • Wilson develops his argument through a pleasing series of case studies.

Derivatives

pleasingly

Pronunciation: /ˈplēziNGlē/
adverb
[as submodifier]: the concept he came up with is pleasingly simple
More example sentences
  • The mussels were pleasingly plump and the sauce was a delight.
  • Without ever finding the form that made England reflect pleasingly on their summer adventures in the World Cup, the visitors somehow dug themselves out of a hole.
  • There's something pleasingly circular about this.

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