pleasant

adjective
pleas·ant | \ ˈple-zᵊnt \

Definition of pleasant 

1 : having qualities that tend to give pleasure : agreeable a pleasant day

2 : having or characterized by pleasing manners, behavior, or appearance

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Other words from pleasant

pleasantly adverb
pleasantness noun

Examples of pleasant in a Sentence

the pleasant smell of cookies baking in the oven We had a pleasant conversation. Our evening together was pleasant but not very exciting. I didn't know you were coming. What a pleasant surprise! Their new teacher seems pleasant enough. a very pleasant young man
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Unlike previous editions of the event, which have featured uncomfortably high temperatures as well as hypothermia-inducing weather, Saturday's Traverse was pleasant with temperatures between 50 and 60 degrees. Anchorage Daily News, "Marvin crushes women’s record, places 2nd overall at Kesugi Ridge Run," 26 June 2018 Your feelings could be less than pleasant at this point in time. BostonGlobe.com, "Horoscope," 31 May 2018 If your mom is a reader and hasn’t yet hopped aboard the ebook bandwagon, the Kindle Paperwhite should be more than pleasant enough for her without searing a hole in your wallet. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Technica Mother’s Day gift guide," 7 May 2018 The latter's guest cameo was less than pleasant (surprise, surprise), according to an upcoming biography on the bride-to-be, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess by Andrew Morton. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Avoided Donald Trump on Deal or No Deal," 3 Apr. 2018 But sitting in a tub of water chilled to 50-something degrees Fahrenheit -- ideally for 10 to 15 minutes, according to research -- isn't exactly pleasant. Robert J. Davis, CNN, "Cherry juice and other ways to reduce post-exercise soreness," 28 Feb. 2018 That advantage disappears once the Clubman is tuned for performance by JCW, with its lowered and stiffened suspension that makes the ride brittle and less than pleasant as a daily driver. Chris Amos, Car and Driver, "2017 Mini Cooper Clubman JCW," 8 Feb. 2018 Usually a visit to the mound by the pitching coach or manager isn't always a pleasant experience for the pitcher on the receiving end. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Look how happy Astros rookie Cionel Perez was to make his big league debut," 12 July 2018 Courses in the mountains are famously cooler, which leads to a much more pleasant golfing experience. Discover Magazine, "5 Reasons Why Golfing in the Mountains Is Ideal," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of pleasant

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pleasant

Middle English plesaunt, from Anglo-French plaisant, from present participle of plaisir

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pleasant

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of pleasant

: causing a feeling of happiness or pleasure

: friendly and likable

pleasant

adjective
pleas·ant | \ ˈple-zᵊnt \

Kids Definition of pleasant

1 : giving pleasure : agreeable a pleasant day

2 : having pleasing manners, behavior, or appearance a pleasant young man

Other words from pleasant

pleasantly adverb

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