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
Recent Examples on the Web Few things are more pleasing than watching a meal take shape, whether on-screen or in your own kitchen. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "Foodie Culture Isn’t About Snobbery Anymore," 5 May 2020 The abundant leather, open-pore wood, and metal trim look to be high quality, and the dashboard design is pleasing without being overwhelming. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "2021 Genesis G80 Fully Revealed, and We're Impressed," 30 Mar. 2020 The rest of the interior is less flashy but no less pleasing. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, "2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe: Raises Questions, Raises Hell," 1 May 2020 Get a laptop stand, stack some books or get a box to elevate your camera for a more pleasing angle. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, "How to look better in your next video conference," 16 Apr. 2020 The loungewear options from brands like Beyond Yoga, Brooklinen, and Entireworld are endless, pleasing those who crave cashmere as much as those whose budgets and climates call for cotton blends. Marci Robin, Allure, "16 Loungewear Sets That Are as Stylish as They Are Cozy," 2 Apr. 2020 Fifteen days after the rehearsal, Comstock squirted shampoo into her hand and experienced an odd and pleasing sensation. Author: Richard Read, Anchorage Daily News, "A Washington state choir decided to go ahead with rehearsal. Now dozens of members have COVID-19 and two are dead.," 31 Mar. 2020 Some people don't find the scent of citronella very pleasing. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Kinds of Citronella Candles and How to Use Them," 3 Dec. 2019 Now Penney is bringing them back at some locations to make its stores more pleasing and less like the bazaars some of them resemble. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "How Target Is Taking Department Stores’ Business," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of pleasing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2020

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“Pleasing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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How to pronounce pleasing (audio)

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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