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
There have been many pleasant surprises on the Brewers’ roster this season but none more so than Corey Knebel, who took over as closer after Neftali Feliz pitched his way out of that role and eventually off the team.
September’s pleasant, sunny days mean tee times fill fast at the town’s two 18-hole golf courses.
Euro-zone rebound is pleasant surprise for Eurasia analysts Rising U.S. political risk to weigh on dollar versus euro Political instability, money problems and economic growth still top the list of threats to global markets.
There must be a pleasant, engaging and knowledgeable person answering the phone so that their questions/concerns can be answered/addressed appropriately, so that they can be steered to the right places/information, appropriately.
The outer green layer on the stem and thicker branches is super fibrous and not so pleasant.
The carrots, peppers and jalepenos weren’t pickled enough to be classified in my book as banh mi-style, but added a pleasant crunch to the burger.
Nava has been a pleasant surprise for the Phillies after getting an invitation to spring training as a non-roster player.
The Cheetos provided a nice spicy undertone and pleasant crunch, which gave the snack some textural variety.
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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
PLEASANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pleasant for English Language Learners
: causing a feeling of happiness or pleasure
: friendly and likable
PLEASANT Defined for Kids
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