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pleased Line breaks: pleased
Pronunciation: /pliːzd/

Definition of pleased in English:


1Feeling or showing pleasure and satisfaction, especially at an event or a situation: both girls were pleased with their new hairstyles he seemed really pleased that she was there a pleased smile
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  • Bonnie smiled, secretly pleased that the girl was now talking.
  • Sandie gave me a knowing smile, seemingly pleased that she had ‘diagnosed’ us as a couple so well.
  • She smiled, inwardly pleased that he felt the same way about her as a challenge as she did towards him.
informal over the moon, tickled pink, on cloud nine/seven
British informal chuffed
Northern English informal made up
Australian informal wrapped
derogatory complacent, smug
humorous gruntled
1.1 [with infinitive] Willing or glad to do something: we will be pleased to provide an independent appraisal
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  • "We are pleased to advise we are happy to offer cover in this matter.
  • I am therefore pleased to advise that I am minded to withdraw my direction to refuse.
  • I am pleased to advise the Committee that this has not been the case with Part 5.
1.2 (pleased with oneself) Proud of one’s achievements, especially excessively so; self-satisfied: as he led the way, he looked very pleased with himself
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  • I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself and proud of the control I have over the car.
  • Certain acts leave us proud and pleased with ourselves.
  • Mike said: ‘Chorlton is incredibly smug and pleased with itself.’
self-satisfied, smug, complacent, self-congratulatory, superior, puffed up, self-approving, well pleased, proud of oneself
informal goody-goody
British informal like the cat that's got the cream, I'm-all-right-Jack
North American informal wisenheimer
North American vulgar slang shit-eating


(as) pleased as Punch
see punch4.
not best pleased
British informal Annoyed or irritated: the government-backed organizations were not best pleased by the criticism
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  • The real Board of Deputies are not best pleased.
  • Dick Advocaat's limited post-match observations on his back-up goalkeeper's problems suggest the manager is not best pleased with him.
  • Unfortunately, the cities' administrators are not best pleased.
pleased to meet you
Said on being introduced to someone: ‘This is my wife.’ ‘Pleased to meet you.’
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  • Brian immediately turned and politely introduced himself: ‘I'm very pleased to meet you, Mr. Kirby.’
  • And Lawrence Zeiger said, I'm pleased to meet you.
  • He paid for the coffee and said pleased to meet you and was talking to himself on the way out.


Example sentences
  • "Well, I thought it would be nice to surprise you, Foxy," Sheila purred pleasedly as she looked him over.
  • She seemed pleasedly surprised.
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