pleasing

adjective
pleas·​ing | \ ˈplē-ziŋ How to pronounce pleasing (audio) \

Definition of pleasing

: giving pleasure : agreeable the sun's pleasing warmth

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Other Words from pleasing

pleasingly adverb
pleasingness noun

Examples of pleasing in a Sentence

He wanted his kitchen to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. pleasing music in the background

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While people of course have different aesthetic proclivities, there are some things that are just pleasing to all of us. Noor Brara, Vogue, "Samin Nosrat Wants Viewers to Cook What They See on Her New Netflix Show, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat," 19 Oct. 2018 Even without bed frames, our bedroom was pleasing to me. Hedia Anvar, Longreads, "How To Build An Intellectual," 23 June 2018 The Home Hub’s screen is lovely to look at, never too bright, with pleasing saturation and colors. Dan Seifert, The Verge, "Google Home Hub review: the best digital photo frame," 22 Oct. 2018 On one hand, Intel reported record revenue and even raised its revenue guidance for the year, pleasing analysts. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel says it will finally have 10nm PC processors by holiday 2019," 26 July 2018 This should be a pleasing aesthetic matchup with a couple of tall lefties with unconventional deliveries squaring off in the second game of a three-game series between the Angels and Dodgers. Michael Beller, SI.com, "A Look at The Fantasy All-Stars Who Should Find Themselves in D.C.," 9 July 2018 China has now reported exactly the same pleasing growth rate (6.8%) for three quarters in a row. The Economist, "China’s statistics are bad. Many criticisms of them are worse," 7 July 2018 Gurda's history has not only flow but also a pleasing dynamic balance between humans and geology, the lives of regular people and the doings of muckety-mucks. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee loves its rivers and Lake Michigan — and keeps abusing them, too," 3 July 2018 The result, both as individual image and in overall effect, is a deeply pleasing delicacy. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "Making art of root and branch, trunk and leaf in “Trees II”," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of pleasing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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pleasing

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of pleasing

: good in a way that gives pleasure or enjoyment : attractive or appealing

pleasing

adjective
pleas·​ing | \ ˈplē-ziŋ\

Kids Definition of pleasing

: giving pleasure : agreeable

Other Words from pleasing

pleasingly adverb

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