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pleasing

adjective

Simple Definition of pleasing

  • : good in a way that gives pleasure or enjoyment : attractive or appealing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pleasing

  1. :  giving pleasure :  agreeable <the sun's pleasing warmth>

pleasingly play \-lē\ adverb
pleasingness noun

Examples of pleasing in a sentence

  1. He wanted his kitchen to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

  2. <pleasing music in the background>



14th Century

First Known Use of pleasing

14th century


PLEASING Defined for Kids

pleasing

adjective pleas·ing \ˈplē-ziŋ\

Definition of pleasing for Students

  1. :  giving pleasure :  agreeable

pleasingly adverb




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