pleasant Definition

  • 1giving a sense of happy satisfaction or enjoyment
  • 2friendly and likeable

Using pleasant: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "pleasant" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The weather is pleasant today.

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    She has a pleasant personality.

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    We had a pleasant conversation over dinner.

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    The hotel room had a pleasant view of the ocean.

pleasant Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with pleasant

  • an unexpected event or gift that brings joy or happiness


    The party was already great, but the birthday cake was a pleasant surprise.

  • feeling happy and satisfied because something good or unexpected happened


    I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I got the job.

  • visually attractive or appealing


    The painting was very pleasant to the eye, with its vibrant colors and intricate details.

Origins of pleasant

from Old French 'plaisant', present participle of 'plaisir', meaning 'to please'


Summary: pleasant in Brief

The term 'pleasant' [ˈplɛznt] refers to something that gives a sense of happy satisfaction or enjoyment, or someone who is friendly and likeable. It can describe anything from the weather to a person's personality, as in 'The hotel room had a pleasant view of the ocean.' 'Pleasant' can also be used in phrases like 'pleasant surprise,' indicating an unexpected event that brings joy, and 'pleasantly surprised,' describing the feeling of happiness and satisfaction that comes with it.

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