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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pleasant mean? 

PLEASANT (adjective)
  The adjective PLEASANT has 2 senses:

1. affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings
2. pleasant in manner or behavior

  Familiarity information: PLEASANT used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PLEASANT (adjective)

Sense 1pleasant [BACK TO TOP]


Affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings

Context examples:

a pleasant person to be around / we had a pleasant evening together / a pleasant scene / pleasant sensations


idyllic; pastoral (suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple and serene)

grateful (affording comfort or pleasure)

enjoyable; gratifying; pleasurable (affording satisfaction or pleasure)

dulcet (extremely pleasant in a gentle way)

beautiful ((of weather) highly enjoyable)


nice (pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance)

good-natured (having an easygoing and cheerful disposition)

pleasing (giving pleasure and satisfaction)


pleasantness; sweetness (the quality of giving pleasure)


unpleasant (disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings)

Sense 2pleasant [BACK TO TOP]


Pleasant in manner or behavior

Context example:

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


nice (pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance)

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