Adjective "pleasant" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Giving a sense of happy satisfaction or enjoyment.
  1. 'There will be refreshments during the interval to ensure a pleasant evening for all.'
  2. 'It was more than a pleasant surprise and I ate a small part of my body weight in the stuff.'
  3. 'Was there some other happy or less pleasant episode in her life that she felt she could commemorate?'
  4. 'At the outset, if her work was good, it would be a pleasant surprise for everyone.'
  5. 'It was a very pleasant evening and one that looks like it's going to become a regular occurrence.'
  6. 'This courtesy came as a very pleasant surprise and we were more than willing to wait.'
  7. 'It was a pleasant surprise, after all this, to find that the book is a very professional piece of work.'
  8. 'After a dull and wet bank holiday, I was looking forward to a pleasant evening in the theatre.'
  9. 'Nowhere did it say they'd all be on the one paper, so that was a pleasant surprise.'
  10. 'So it was a pleasant surprise, then, when I was up at a decent hour this morning.'
  11. 'they found him pleasant and cooperative'
  12. 'Blond and vivacious, Sarah was always a pleasant patient to have on the morning list.'
  13. 'He was very pleasant, even though he's obviously signed a lot of autographs today.'
  14. 'Increases in sales are more likely to stem from a good service and a pleasant manner.'
  15. 'She is a very pleasant girl who gets on with everybody and we are very proud of her.'
  16. 'Yet people who have met Gray tell me he is perfectly affable and pleasant, if a bit miserable.'
  17. 'He was a quiet and reserved man, but so pleasant in his manner that he became a favourite with the nurses.'
  18. 'I return to the same man on the cash desk and he is very pleasant, wishing me an enjoyable evening.'
  19. 'He was an easy going pleasant man to deal with and he had a nice way of giving good or bad news.'
  20. 'A social worker who had worked with Fraser since described her as a lovely and pleasant girl.'
  21. 'Andrew Wallace is a pleasant lad who seeks little glory but wants to do well in life.'


1. pleasing, agreeable, or enjoyable; giving pleasure: pleasant news.

2. (of persons, manners, disposition, etc.) socially acceptable or adept; polite; amiable; agreeable.

3. fair, as weather: a pleasant summer day.

4. Archaic. lively, sprightly, or merry.

5. Obsolete. jocular or facetious.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be pleasant to people."

"weathers can be pleasant on wholes."

"weathers can be pleasant during months."

"waters can be pleasant to drinks."

"stalks can be pleasant to uses."

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Middle English (in the sense ‘pleasing’): from Old French plaisant ‘pleasing’, from the verb plaisir (see please).