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 Sheltering in place may sound like a more pleasant experience when your home is on wheels, especially with gasoline prices at rock bottom. Lana Bortolot, New York Times, "Sheltering in Place in an R.V. Is Not as Fun as It Sounds," 1 May 2020 Wednesday will be a pleasant outdoor day with highs in the low 70s and dry weather. Dallas News, "Dry Wednesday followed by increasing rain chances," 31 Mar. 2020 While hiking trails would be a popular destination on any pleasant day in Arizona’s spring weather, the hiking surge is greater now that bars, restaurants, movie theaters and other destinations are closed. Molly Bohannon And Shaena Montanari, azcentral, "Amid coronavirus outbreak, Arizonans find little social distance on crowded hiking trails," 22 Mar. 2020 Visiting strange places or mingling among unfamiliar faces may not be a pleasant experience now. oregonlive, "Horoscope for March 4, 2020: Leo, you’re at your brightest; Virgo, don’t wait for orders," 4 Mar. 2020 President's Day has produced some notorious east coast snowstorms in the past, but today the east will see a pleasant day as mild temperatures kick off the week. NBC News, "Rain to drench East Coast as Great Lakes region gets snow," 17 Feb. 2020 Mitchell says breastfeeding has been a pleasant experience for the two of them, though that could change. Darlene Aderoju, PEOPLE.com, "Shay Mitchell Is Loving Motherhood — and Isn't Affected by Mom Shamers: 'I Know What I'm Doing'," 10 Dec. 2019 Here are a few notes from the session held on a pleasant day outdoors: -- There had been some questions early in the week about whether Taulia Tagovailoa could receive playing time with is brother, Tua, injured. Mike Rodak | Mrodak@al.com, al, "Notes from Alabama’s practice Wednesday," 23 Oct. 2019 But the Buckeyes did have a pleasant debut day for first-year head coach Ryan Day and new starting quarterback Justin Fields. Los Angeles Times, "College football spotlight: Oregon blows big chance for itself and Pac-12," 31 Aug. 2019

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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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18 May 2020

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“Pleasant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleasant. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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pleasant

adjective
How to pronounce pleasant (audio)

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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