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Pleasant definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PLEASANT, a. plez'ant.
1. Pleasing; agreeable; grateful to the mind or to the senses; as a pleasant ride; a pleasant voyage; a pleasant view. Light is pleasant to the eye; an orange is pleasant to the taste; harmony is pleasant to the ear; a rose is pleasant to the smell.
How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalms 133.
2. Cheerful; enlivening; as pleasant society or company.
3. Gay; lively; humorous; sportive; as a pleasant companion.
4. Trifling; adapted rather to mirth than use.
5. Giving pleasure; gratifying.
This word expresses less than delightful, to the mind, and delicious, to the taste.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings; "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations" [ant: unpleasant]
2: (of persons) having pleasing manners or behavior; "I didn't enjoy it and probably wasn't a pleasant person to be around"

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English plesaunt, from Anglo-French plaisant, from present participle of plaisir Date: 14th century 1. having qualities that tend to give pleasure ; agreeable <a pleasant day> 2. having or characterized by pleasing manners, behavior, or appearance pleasantly adverb pleasantness noun

Merriam Webster's

geographical name see Nauru

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (pleasanter, pleasantest) pleasing to the mind, feelings, or senses. Derivatives: pleasantly adv. pleasantness n. Etymology: ME f. OF plaisant (as PLEASE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pleasant Pleas"ant, n. A wit; a humorist; a buffoon. [Obs.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pleasant Pleas"ant, a. [F. plaisant. See Please.] 1. Pleasing; grateful to the mind or to the senses; agreeable; as, a pleasant journey; pleasant weather. Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! --Ps. cxxxiii. 1. 2. Cheerful; enlivening; gay; sprightly; humorous; sportive; as, pleasant company; a pleasant fellow. From grave to light, from pleasant to serve. --Dryden. Syn: Pleasing; gratifying; agreeable; cheerful; good-humored; enlivening; gay; lively; merry; sportive; humorous; jocose; amusing; witty. Usage: Pleasant, Pleasing, Agreeable. Agreeable is applied to that which agrees with, or is in harmony with, one's tastes, character, etc. Pleasant and pleasing denote a stronger degree of the agreeable. Pleasant refers rather to the state or condition; pleasing, to the act or effect. Where they are applied to the same object, pleasing is more energetic than pleasant; as, she is always pleasant and always pleasing. The distinction, however, is not radical and not rightly observed.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(pleasanter, pleasantest) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. Something that is pleasant is nice, enjoyable, or attractive. I've got a pleasant little apartment... It's always pleasant to do what you're good at doing. ADJ: oft it v-link ADJ to-inf, ADJ to-inf pleasantly We talked pleasantly of old times... ADV: ADV with v, ADV adj 2. Someone who is pleasant is friendly and likeable. The woman had a pleasant face... ? unpleasant ADJ: oft ADJ to-inf

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Pleasing, agreeable, delightful, delectable, gratifying, grateful, pleasurable, acceptable, welcome. 2. Cheerful, gay, lively, sprightly, vivacious, merry, good-humored, enlivening, sportive. 3. Witty, facetious, humorous, jocose, jocular, sportive, amusing.

Moby Thesaurus

achingly sweet, advantageous, affable, agreeable, agreeable-sounding, alluring, amiable, amicable, appealing, approachable, appropriate, ariose, arioso, attractive, auspicious, balmy, beaming, beneficial, benevolent, blissful, blithe, blithesome, bon, bonny, braw, bright, bright and fair, bright and sunny, brotherly, bueno, canorous, cantabile, capital, catchy, charming, cheerful, cheering, cheery, clear, cloudless, cogent, commendable, companionable, compatible, complaisant, congenial, convivial, cordial, courteous, cultivated, cultured, debonair, delectable, delicious, delightful, desirable, dulcet, elated, elegant, en rapport, engaging, enjoyable, estimable, eupeptic, euphonic, euphonious, euphonous, euphoric, exalted, excellent, exhilarated, expedient, fair, fair and pleasant, famous, favorable, felicific, felicitous, fine, fine-toned, fitting, flushed, fraternal, friendlike, friendly, genial, genteel, glad, gladsome, glowing, golden, golden-tongued, golden-voiced, good, goodly, gracious, grand, grateful, gratifying, gregarious, happy, harmonious, healthy, heart-warming, helpful, high, honeyed, hopeful, hospitable, in good spirits, in high spirits, inviting, irrepressible, joyful, joyous, kind, laudable, laughing, likable, likeable, lovely, melic, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellisonant, mellow, melodic, melodious, music-flowing, music-like, musical, neighborlike, neighborly, nice, noble, of good cheer, open, optimistic, outgoing, palatable, peaceable, pleasant-sounding, pleasing, pleasurable, pleasure-giving, pleasureful, polished, polite, pretty, profitable, radiant, rainless, regal, rewarding, riant, rich, rosy, royal, sanguine, sanguineous, satisfying, savory, silver-toned, silver-tongued, silver-voiced, silvery, simpatico, singable, sisterly, skillful, smiling, sociable, songful, songlike, sonorous, sound, sparkling, splendid, suave, suitable, sunny, sweet, sweet-flowing, sweet-sounding, sympathique, toothsome, tunable, tuneful, undarkened, unhostile, urbane, useful, valid, very good, virtuous, welcome, welcoming, well-affected, well-bred, well-disposed, well-intentioned, well-mannered, well-meaning, well-meant, winning, winsome



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