Meaning of “pleasant” in the English Dictionary

"pleasant" in British English

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pleasantadjective

uk /ˈplez.ənt/ us /ˈplez.ənt/
pleasantly
adverb uk /ˈplez.ənt.li/ us /ˈplez.ənt.li/

B1

They treated me pleasantly enough.
Jacqui was pleasantly surprised to get a B in history.
pleasantness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈplez.ənt.nəs/ us /ˈplez.ənt.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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