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
As the city comes up, one thing has remained constant: Palm Springs is pleasant as all hell during the winter.
Really, Sunday should be quite pleasant for those of you who like go to outside and roll around in the grass or stare fixedly at the sun.
Think those yearly meetings with Alabama will be pleasant?
As most press events don’t ask for disclosure of any medical conditions, nor involve signing a waiver against accidents, those developments were unlikely to be pleasant.
The linebacker play, however, has been the most pleasant surprise of the year.
The rear seats in the crew cab are pleasant but could use more lateral support.
Most coaches insist the publicity is never the intention, simply a pleasant byproduct of doing the right thing for a walk-on that's done all the right things.
Missouri’s offense has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the first month of the season, averaging almost 45 points per game.
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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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- a pleasant day
- a pleasant young man
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