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pleasing Line breaks: pleas|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈpliːzɪŋ/

Definition of pleasing in English:

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

1
Pronunciation: /ˈpliːzɪŋli/
adverb
[as submodifier]: a pleasingly unpretentious late night lounge bar
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.

pleasingness

2
noun

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