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English definition of “pleasant”

pleasant

adjective     /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 to sit down after standing for hours.Causing pleasure pleasantly     /-li/ adverb B1 They treated me pleasantly enough. Jacqui was pleasantly surprised to get a B for history.Causing pleasure pleasantness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Pleasure and happiness
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