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Definition of "pleasant" []

  • Giving or affording pleasure or enjoyment; agreeable: a pleasant scene; pleasant sensations. (adjective)
  • Pleasing in manner, behavior, or appearance. (adjective)
  • Fair and comfortable: pleasant weather. (adjective)
  • Merry; lively. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pleasant" in a sentence
  • "She ran lightly up-stairs, and springing into her nurse's arms, exclaimed, "O mammy, mammy! what a pleasant, _pleasant_ day I have had!"
  • "To make thy riches pleasant] [W: nor bounty] I am inclined to believe, that neither man nor woman will have much difficulty to tell how _beauty makes riches pleasant_."
  • "His eyes were a very, very light gray, his expression pleasant; despite his elegant, expensive-looking clothes, it was easy to imagine him on the deck of a ship, peering keenly into the distance."