Examples of pleasing in a Sentence
He wanted his kitchen to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
pleasing music in the background
Recent Examples of pleasing from the Web
The local pizza spot and its signature crust have been pleasing Pewaukee and its guests for more than 30 years.
Blockbuster may be out of business, but these crowd-pleasing picks are still going strong.
Frequent pruning can keep a tree from outgrowing a pleasing shape.
And with shops, restaurants, a lakeside walking path and a kid-pleasing splash pad, its town center is a lovely spot to enjoy a few hours with your out-of-town visitors.
But the additions of cocoa nib crumble, smoked sea salt and anisette gelato were pleasing company.
Senate Republicans killed their own health-care bill on Monday evening, and some are quietly expressing relief: The nightmare of a hard decision is finally over, and now on to supposedly more crowd-pleasing items like tax reform.
The result was a confusing but pleasing free-for-all, in terms of product engineering.
That’s not a huge difference, yet the new car is a bit more pleasing to the eye than the ungainly 5-series GT.
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First Known Use of pleasing
Synonymsagreeable, blessed (also blest), congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, delightsome, dreamy, dulcet, enjoyable, felicitous, good, grateful, gratifying, heavenly, jolly, luscious, nice, palatable, pleasant, 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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