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Synonyms for pleasant
ˈplɛz ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pleasant(adj)

    affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings

    "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations"

    beastly, acid, sharp-worded, sulfurous, blistering, tart, forbidding, afflictive, awful, harsh, rebarbative, acerbic, hot, repellent, rough, acrid, mortifying, virulent, hellish, bitter, repellant, dreadful, acerb, dour, unpleasant, sharp, unhappy, god-awful, sore, embarrassing, painful, nasty, caustic, vitriolic, ungrateful, sulphurous, grim

  2. pleasant(adj)

    (of persons) having pleasing manners or behavior

    "I didn't enjoy it and probably wasn't a pleasant person to be around"

    ungrateful, sore, god-awful, sharp-worded, dour, grim, harsh, acrid, unhappy, hellish, vitriolic, caustic, acerb, virulent, tart, hot, repellant, sharp, mortifying, sulfurous, awful, rebarbative, rough, acid, unpleasant, forbidding, nasty, beastly, afflictive, painful, embarrassing, repellent, acerbic, sulphurous, dreadful, bitter, blistering


  1. pleasant(adjective)



  2. pleasant(adjective)

    Giving pleasure; pleasing in manner.



English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pleasant

    That is pleasing from which pleasure is received, or may readily be received, without reference to any action or intent in that which confers it; as, a pleasing picture; a pleasing landscape. Whatever has active qualities adapted to give pleasure is pleasant; as, a pleasant breeze; a pleasant (not a pleasing) day. As applied to persons, pleasant always refers to a disposition ready and desirous to please; one is pleasant, or in a pleasant mood, when inclined to make happy those with whom he is dealing, to show kindness and do any reasonable favor. In this sense pleasant is nearly akin to kind, but kind refers to act or intent, while pleasant stops with the disposition; many persons are no longer in a pleasant mood if asked to do a troublesome kindness. Pleasant keeps always something of the sense of actually giving pleasure, and thus surpasses the meaning of good-natured; there are good-natured people who by reason of rudeness and ill-breeding are not pleasant companions. A pleasing face has good features, complexion, expression, etc.; a pleasant face indicates a kind heart and an obliging disposition, as well as kindly feelings in actual exercise; we can say of one usually good-natured, "on that occasion he did not meet me with a pleasant face." Pleasant, in the sense of gay, merry, jocose (the sense still retained in pleasantry), is now rare, and would not be understood outside of literary circles. Compare AMIABLE; COMFORTABLE; DELIGHTFUL.

    agreeable, attractive, good-natured, kind, kindly, obliging, pleasing, pleasurable

    arrogant, austere, crabbed, disagreeable, displeasing, dreary, forbidding, gloomy, glum, grim, harsh, hateful, ill-humored, ill-natured, offensive, repellent, repelling, repulsive, unkind, unpleasant

    Pleasant to, with, or toward persons, about a matter.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pleasant(a.)

    pleasing, agreeable, delightful, delectable, gratifying, grateful, pleasurable, acceptable, welcome

  2. pleasant(a.)

    cheerful, gay, lively, sprightly, vivacious, merry, good-humored

  3. pleasant(a.)

    witty, facetious, humorous, jocose, jocular, sportive, amusing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pleasant(a)

    agreeable, genial, congenial, affable, amiable, enjoyable, good-humored, pleasurable

    unpleasant, disagreeable, uncongenial, repellent, repelling, austere, unamiable, inaffable, dreary, dismal, offensive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pleasant":

    enjoyable, agreeable, pleasurable, nice, pleasing, congenial, comfortable, happy, lovely, delightful, gratifying, good, sympathetic, fun

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How to use pleasant in a sentence?

  1. Doug Sanders:

    It reminds me of home and it's just a great holiday for me, the people are nice and pleasant, they always talk to me and the golf course is absolutely unbelievable.

  2. Joyce:

    Those who have easy, cheerful attitudes tend to be happier than those with less pleasant temperaments, regardless of money, making it, or success.

  3. Angie LaPorte:

    He was kind of a mild-mannered guy, always pleasant but never super talkative.

  4. Bible, Psalms 133:

    Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.

  5. George Gordon Byron:

    'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't.

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