Definition of pleased in English:


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Pronunciation: /pliːzd



(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.



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  • "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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