adjective (pleasanter, pleasantest)
- 1Giving a sense of happy satisfaction or enjoyment: a very pleasant eveningMore example sentences
enjoyable, pleasing, pleasurable, nice, agreeable, satisfying, gratifying, welcome, good, acceptable, to one's liking; entertaining, amusing, diverting; delightful, charming, inviting, attractive, beautiful; fine, balmy, salubrious; Scottish bonny, couthy• informal lovely, greatNorth American • informal neatSouth African • informal lekker, mooi
- 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.
- 1.1(Of a person or their manner) friendly and considerate; likeable: they found him pleasant and cooperativeMore example sentences
friendly, agreeable, amiable, affable, nice, genial, likeable, amicable, lovely, good-humoured, personable, congenial, hospitable, approachable, good-natured, companionable; gracious, courteous, polite, cordial, obliging, helpful, considerate; cheerful, warm, charming, engaging, winning, delightful, sweet, as nice as pie, sympathetic; German gemütlich; Northern English & Scottish canny; Scottish couthy• archaic fair-spoken
- 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.
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- 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
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- 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.
Middle English (in the sense 'pleasing'): from Old French plaisant 'pleasing', from the verb plaisir (see please).