Definition of “pleasant” - English Dictionary

“pleasant” in British English

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pleasantadjective

uk /ˈplez.ənt/ 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 to sit down after standing for hours.

More examples

  • He roused himself from a pleasant daydream and got back to work.
  • He spent a pleasant afternoon reading a book.
  • I have many pleasant recollections of the time we spent together.
  • The office is quite bright and airy - it's a pleasant working environment.
  • My massage had left me with a pleasant tingly sensation.
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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