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English definition of “pleased”


adjective     /pliːzd/
A2 happy or satisfied : a pleased expression / smile Are you pleased about John's promotion ? We're so pleased that you're able to come to the wedding . I'm really pleased with your work this term . I'm pleased to hear you're feeling better .Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something be pleased to do sth to be very willing to do something: The personnel manager will be pleased to advise you. I'm only too (= very) pleased to help .Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant
(Definition of pleased adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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