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Synonyms for pleasant
ˈplɛz əntpleas·ant

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  1. pleasantadjective



  2. pleasantadjective

    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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pleasantadjective

    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. pleasantadjective

    (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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pleasantadjective

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

  2. pleasantadjective

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

  3. pleasantadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pleasantadjective

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

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

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How to use pleasant in a sentence?

  1. Proverb:

    Life is not a continuum of pleasant choices, but of inevitable problems that call for strength, determination, and hard work.

  2. Meg Cabot:

    No matter how nice the company one might be with, however, it is never pleasant to have a rifle pointed at one's back.

  3. Unknown:

    Perhaps one day this too will be pleasant to remember.

  4. Max Henn:

    More bookish, perhaps, certainly more cultivated, more educated and more interested in the world in which they live. Courteous. Pleasant. Decent.

  5. William Wordsworth:

    In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thoughts to the mind.

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