• Pleasant

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˈplɛzənt/

    Origin

    Partly from Old French plaisant, partly Middle English present participle of please.

    Full definition of pleasant

    Adjective

    pleasant

    1. Giving pleasure; pleasing in manner.
      • Bible, Psalms cxxxiii. 1Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
      • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, The Mirror and the Lamp Chapter 10, It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant.
    2. We had a pleasant walk around the town.
      It wasn't so hot outside, but pleasant enough to have lunch in the garden.

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    Noun

    pleasant

    (plural pleasants)
    1. (obsolete) A wit; a humorist; a buffoon.
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