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Meaning of PLEASANT

Pronunciation:  'plezunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  pleasant in manner or behavior; "I didn`t enjoy it and probably wasn't a pleasant person to be around"
  2. [adj]  affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings; "a pleasant person to be around"; "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations"

PLEASANT is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: beautiful, dulcet, enjoyable, fine, grateful, gratifying, idyllic, nice, pastoral, pleasurable
 Antonyms: unpleasant
 See Also: good-natured, pleasing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. Cheerful; enlivening; gay; sprightly; humorous; sportive;
       as, pleasant company; a pleasant fellow.
             From grave to light, from pleasant to serve.
    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.
  2. \Pleas"ant\, n.
    A wit; a humorist; a buffoon. [Obs.]
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