What does pleasant mean?

Definitions for pleasant
ˈplɛz əntpleas·ant

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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

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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Numerology

  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. Thomas DiMaio:

    She was a very pleasant woman, very friendly.

  2. Daniel Hamermesh:

    Texas is not doing any better now than California, california costs more to live in, but for many, you get what you pay for. The California coast is a much more pleasant place to live.

  3. H.L. Mencken:

    Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.

  4. Ellen Saracini:

    When we arrived in Austin it was muggy and hot, but for the days of the guests coming to celebrate, it was unseasonably cool and pleasant, just to return to hot and muggy once it was over, [Victor] was there, you just need to look for the signs. No hand to hold, but I smile and feel him in my heart.

  5. Simone Weil:

    A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.

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