pleasant

[ plez-uhnt ]
/ ˈplɛz ənt /

adjective

pleasing, agreeable, or enjoyable; giving pleasure: pleasant news.
(of persons, manners, disposition, etc.) socially acceptable or adept; polite; amiable; agreeable.
fair, as weather: a pleasant summer day.
Archaic. lively, sprightly, or merry.
Obsolete. jocular or facetious.

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Origin of pleasant

1325–75; Middle English plesaunt<Middle French plaisant, originally present participle of plaisir to please; see -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM pleasant

pleas·ant·ly, adverbpleas·ant·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pleasant

pleasant
/ (ˈplɛzənt) /

adjective

giving or affording pleasure; enjoyable
having pleasing or agreeable manners, appearance, habits, etc
obsolete merry and lively

Derived forms of pleasant

pleasantly, adverbpleasantness, noun

Word Origin for pleasant

C14: from Old French plaisant, from plaisir to please
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