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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This was a pleasant surprise, because Stanley Pearson has been a pretty one-note villain throughout most of the show. Emma Dibdin, Country Living, "'This Is Us' Fans Learned So Much About Jack in Tonight's 'Vietnam' Episode," 16 Oct. 2018 The result is a much more pleasant desktop experience within the Linux environment. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Running Ubuntu VMs on Windows just got a whole lot more streamlined," 18 Sep. 2018 Despite its love of design, Ikea is not exactly a pleasant shopping experience. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Ikea is experimenting with small-format stores in cities," 25 July 2018 Behind the front the dew point dropped back into the 50s by early evening, giving a pleasant feel to the air. Gary Lessor, courant.com, "After Cold Front, Heat, Humidity Return," 6 July 2018 The driver’s seat of a Lamborghini Huracán set to Strada mode is a pleasant place to be, even in commuter traffic. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "Why Does Everyone Love the Porsche 911?," 21 Dec. 2018 The Caye, the peninsula, and the sea frame one of those precious, pleasant places, where deeper histories feel palpable and still mysterious. Horatio Clare, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why You Should Go to Belize Now," 21 Dec. 2018 But there’s more pleasant news this week, or at least more optimistic news, as Daybreak announces Planetside Arena. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Heroes of the Storm winds down, Monster Hunter adds The Witcher's Geralt," 14 Dec. 2018 Driving through the wildlife park At about 10:30 a.m. on a pleasant, overcast summer Saturday, cars were 10 deep at each of Bearizona’s three admission gates. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Bearizona: Top things to do at drive-thru wildlife park in Williams," 12 July 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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