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Meaning of “pleasant” in the English Dictionary

"pleasant" in British English

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pleasantadjective

uk   us   /ˈplez.ənt/
A2 enjoyable, ​attractive, ​friendly, or ​easy to like: a pleasant ​climate/​smile/​person a pleasant ​day/​surprise Harold did his ​best to be pleasant to the ​old man. It was pleasant tosit down after ​standing for ​hours.

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pleasantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
B1 They ​treated me pleasantly enough. Jacqui was pleasantly surprised to get a B in ​history.
pleasantness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of pleasant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pleasant" in American English

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pleasantadjective

 us   /ˈplez·ənt/
enjoyable or ​attractive, or (of a ​person) ​friendly and ​easy to like: We ​spent a pleasant ​afternoon at the ​beach. She had a pleasant ​manner and was ​popular with everyone.
pleasantly
adverb  us   /ˈplez·ənt·li/
Mohammed was pleasantly ​surprised to get a B in ​history.
(Definition of pleasant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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