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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.
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.
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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
(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
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How to use pleasant in a sentence?
It's not very pleasant when you have the umpire give you warnings and time violations and coaching violations during a match. It can affect your thinking. It can affect your decision making, i don't know what this chair umpire has in specific against my team but he's been complaining and telling me that my team talks all of the time when I'm out on the court playing.
The gods are just, and of our pleasant vicesMake instruments to plague us.
'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't.
It is pleasant at times to play the madman.
Books are pleasant, but if by being over-studious we impair our health and spoil our good humour, two of the best things we have, let us give it over. I, for my part, am one of those who think no fruit derived from them can recompense so great a loss.
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- لطيف, سار, ممتعArabic
- plaent, agradableCatalan, Valencian
- rar, behageligDanish
- placentero, agradableSpanish
- rattoisa, mukava, miellyttäväFinnish
- agréable, plaisantFrench
- noflikWestern Frisian
- tlachdmhorScottish Gaelic
- rokonszenves, kellemesHungarian
- 愉快, 愉快なJapanese
- 기분 좋은Korean
- grātus, dulcis, amoenus, iūcundus, blandus, benignus, bellus, suāvisLatin
- pārekareka, makue, rerehua, purotuMāori
- plezierig, fijn, behaagelijk, aangenaamDutch
- agreabil, savurabil, plăcută, plăcutRomanian
- trevlig, angenämSwedish
- güzel, hoş, sevimli, tatlıTurkish
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