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
Recent Examples of pleasant from the Web
Gradually, though, Baker’s camera raises its perspective to the eye level of the adults, and the view is not so pleasant.
Lotta Lice Sea is full of pleasant stoner twang and cooly apathetic duets.
No, the amount of laundry on the field would make sure the second viewing wasn’t a pleasant one.
On his first trip to China earlier this year, the taciturn former Exxon Mobil executive appeared uncomfortable with the ritual of making pleasant opening remarks before getting down to the substance of the talks away from the cameras.
Jamie also has an interaction with Geneva's far more pleasant sister Isobel, who fully understands his desire to kick Geneva's butt.
The home victory against a conference rival was a pleasant way to end a difficult week.
The scenery is pleasant on a 180km journey that can drag on for more than four hours.
His dogs are selectively bred for a calm, pleasant disposition, intelligence, and gamefinding initiative, and do equally well as house dogs.
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Origin and Etymology of pleasant
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsagreeable, blessed (also blest), congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, delightsome, dreamy, dulcet, enjoyable, felicitous, good, grateful, gratifying, heavenly, jolly, luscious, nice, palatable, pleasing, pleasurable, pretty, satisfying, savory (also savoury), sweet, tasty, welcome
Antonymsdisagreeable, pleasureless, unpalatable, unpleasant, unwelcome
Related Wordsalluring, attractive, desirable, enviable, inviting, relishable, tempting; charming, enchanting, fascinating; calming, comforting, soothing; amusing, diverting, entertaining, recreative; affable, amiable, cheerful, cheery, comfortable, gemütlich, genial, goodly, good-natured, gracious, hospitable, kindly, personable; blissful, felicific, glad, happy, joyous; elating, exhilarating, intoxicating; ecstatic, euphoric, nirvanic, rapturous
Near Antonymsabominable, ghastly, god-awful, hellish, horrid, miserable, wretched; bilious, disgusting, distasteful, obnoxious, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revulsive, unsavory, vile, yucky (also yukky); abhorrent, detestable, hateful, odious; boring, commonplace, dull, flat, insipid, irksome, stale, tedious; displeasing, dissatisfying; depressing, disheartening, dismal, dreary, gloomy, heartbreaking, heartrending, joyless, lachrymose, sad, unhappy; deplorable, doleful, dolorous, lamentable, lugubrious, mournful, regrettable, sorrowful, tragic (also tragical); aggravating, annoying, exasperating, irritating, peeving, perturbing, vexing; forbidding; hostile, intimidating; angering, enraging, incensing, inflaming (also enflaming), infuriating, maddening, outraging, rankling, riling; distressing, disturbing, upsetting
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Definition of pleasant for Students
- a pleasant day
- a pleasant young man
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