pleasing

adjective

Definition of pleasing

  1. :  giving pleasure :  agreeable the sun's pleasing warmth

pleasingly

play \-lē\ adverb

pleasingness

noun

Examples of pleasing in a Sentence

  1. He wanted his kitchen to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

  2. pleasing music in the background

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14th Century

First Known Use of pleasing

14th century


PLEASING Defined for English Language Learners

pleasing

adjective

Definition of pleasing for English Language Learners

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


PLEASING Defined for Kids

pleasing

adjective pleas·ing \ˈplē-ziŋ\

Definition of pleasing for Students

  1. :  giving pleasure :  agreeable

pleasingly

adverb


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