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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pleasantly, cheerily, sunnilyadverb

    in a cheerful manner

    "`I'll do the dishes,' he said pleasantly"

  2. pleasantly, agreeably, enjoyablyadverb

    in an enjoyable manner

    "we spent a pleasantly lazy afternoon"


  1. pleasantlyadverb

    In a pleasant manner; so as to achieve a pleasant result.

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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pleasantlyadverb

    Etymology: from pleasant.

    King James was wont pleasantly to say, that the duke of Buckingham had given him a secretary, who could neither write nor read. Edward Hyde.

    Eustathius is of opinion, that Ulysses speaks pleasantly to Elpenor. William Broome.


  1. pleasantly

    Pleasantly refers to experiencing, exhibiting, or characterized by pleasure, satisfaction, enjoyment, or contentment. It could be associated with an agreeable or enjoyable situation, action, or environment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pleasantlyadverb

    in a pleasant manner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleasantly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleasantly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of pleasantly in a Sentence

  1. Unknown:

    Pessimists are in a winwin situation, whatever happens they are either always right or pleasantly suprised.

  2. Yuri Kobryn:

    The guys from the army were pleasantly surprised and asked me if I could make smaller versions that they could give them to others, so that we can help them in our victory.

  3. George Will:

    The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.

  4. Karl Baxter:

    There have been a lot of responses from Britney fans, particularly on Twitter, where #freebrittany started trending as soon as the news broke, it seems that despite the misprint, people are still really keen to invest in a t-shirt and helps us donate to the cause. We have been pleasantly surprised with the reaction.

  5. Gwen Ecklund:

    I was pleasantly impressed with him, more than I thought I would be, is he the best person? I don't know yet.

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