pleasant

adjective
pleas·​ant | \ ˈple-zᵊnt How to pronounce pleasant (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web Sunday will be cool, but very pleasant with sunshine and light winds. Dallas News, "A chilly night, then a stretch of nice weather," 19 Dec. 2020 Sunday afternoon should be very pleasant with highs in the low to mid-50s, despite there being a mostly cloudy sky. courant.com, "Seasonable temperatures for Thursday," 9 Dec. 2020 Very pleasant hotel mixes lots of Western touches in the rooms and public spaces with all the modern conveniences and comforts; rooms include a refrigerator and microwave. Alex Pulaski, Washington Post, "Yellowstone during the pandemic: Reliably magnificent," 2 July 2020 Though her backing vocals are very pleasant, this is 100 percent a Tim McGraw song. Nate Jones, Vulture, "All 179 Taylor Swift Songs, Ranked," 11 Jan. 2021 Finally, these wireless earbuds also come with ear gels for the most pleasant listening experience. Alexandra Delgado, Chron, "Cut the cord with these half-off Bluetooth-enabled wireless earbuds," 25 Nov. 2020 The dough is then kneaded while hot—not the most pleasant experience, but thankfully a short one—and then rolled to a half-inch thickness. Priya Krishna, Bon Appétit, "I Never Thought to Make My Own Kaju Katli Until I Was Stuck at Home," 6 Nov. 2020 Living next to a highway with trucks could eventually become a much more pleasant experience – but only if the promise of hydrogen fuel cells finally pays off after decades of development. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Why the next truck you see may be a quiet, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell rig," 26 Oct. 2020 Getting to meet Jo[sephine Langford] on set was just a super pleasant experience. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Exclusive: Dylan Sprouse on Joining "After We Collided" and Why He Wanted to Play Trevor," 26 Oct. 2020

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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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The first known use of pleasant was in the 14th century

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22 Feb 2021

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“Pleasant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleasant. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce pleasant (audio) \

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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