What does pleasant mean?

Definitions for pleasant
ˈplɛz əntpleas·ant

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word pleasant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pleasantadjective

    affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings

    "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations"

  2. pleasantadjective

    (of persons) having pleasing manners or behavior

    "I didn't enjoy it and probably wasn't a pleasant person to be around"


  1. pleasantadjective

    Giving pleasure; pleasing in manner.

  2. Etymology: From plaisant.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PLEASANTadjective

    Etymology: plaisant, French.

    The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices
    Make instruments to scourge us. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    What most he should dislike, seems pleasant to him;
    What like, offensive. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell in unity! Psalms.

    Verdure clad
    Her universal face with pleasant green. John Milton.

    Sweeter thy discourse is to my ear,
    Than fruits of palm-tree pleasantest to thirst. John Milton.

    In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow,
    Thou’rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow. Addison.

    Let neither the power nor quality of the great, or the wit of the pleasant prevail with us to flatter the vices, or applaud the prophaneness of wicked men. John Rogers, Sermons.

    They, who would prove their idea of infinite to be positive, seem to do it by a pleasant argument, taken from the negation of an end, which being negative, the negation of it is positive. John Locke.


  1. pleasant

    Pleasant refers to something that is enjoyable, attractive, or gives a sense of happiness or satisfaction. It might relate to experiences, conditions, places, people's behaviors or even the character of a person. It often communicates a sense of comfort, harmony, and approval.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pleasantadjective

    pleasing; grateful to the mind or to the senses; agreeable; as, a pleasant journey; pleasant weather

  2. Pleasantadjective

    cheerful; enlivening; gay; sprightly; humorous; sportive; as, pleasant company; a pleasant fellow

  3. Pleasantnoun

    a wit; a humorist; a buffoon

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pleasant is ranked #4791 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Pleasant surname appeared 7,378 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Pleasant.

    54.9% or 4,052 total occurrences were Black.
    36.5% or 2,695 total occurrences were White.
    3.5% or 263 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3% or 225 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 119 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 24 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pleasant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3649

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pleasant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3492

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pleasant' in Adjectives Frequency: #477

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleasant in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleasant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of pleasant in a Sentence

  1. Lucretius:

    Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation; not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant.

  2. Finley Peter Dunne:

    The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

  3. Emily Sarah:

    Needless to say, Fernet's herby freshness was a pleasant surprise and lacked the negative associations with the unpleasant consequences of sweet drinks.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.

  5. Dorothy Parker:

    The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant - and let the air out of the tires.

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    an attitude of irreverence or contempt for a divinity
    A couvade
    B urus
    C chin-wag
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