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

Definition of pleasing

: giving pleasure : agreeable the sun's pleasing warmth

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
Recent Examples on the Web Neither the craft of making clothing and leather goods nor the delight in handling them nor the transfixing delight in merely looking at them are allowed to knock the storytelling off its relentless, single-minded, crowd-pleasing pace. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 22 Nov. 2021 Those two cameras are joined by an ultrawide and a 108-megapixel main sensor, both of which capture very pleasing images. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 17 Sep. 2021 But seeing our offensive line be able to line up and control the line of scrimmage was very pleasing. Jeremiah Sosa, The Arizona Republic, 17 Sep. 2021 Also make sure it’s written in a way that is pleasing to the eye. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 Light-bodied, with pleasing lemon notes (not tart) in the background, bready and malty for sure with a little sweetness. Marc Bona, cleveland, 3 Oct. 2021 For those who don't want to grow their own beets or can't find these specialty beets at their local markets, golden or white beets may be more pleasing to the palate. Casey Barber, CNN, 23 Sep. 2021 And yet, until AMC’s blockbuster-laden weekends, the domestic box office trudged through a dismal Q3, suffering a lack of crowds and crowd-pleasing films. - Make Genius Money Moves, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 The Biden administration's climate plans seem to be more about pleasing interest groups than helping the environment. Kat Dwyer, National Review, 5 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of pleasing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pleasing was in the 14th century

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29 Nov 2021

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“Pleasing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pleasing

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


pleas·​ing | \ ˈplē-ziŋ \

Kids Definition of pleasing

: giving pleasure : agreeable

Other Words from pleasing

pleasingly adverb

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