Origin of pleasant
Examples from the Web for pleasant
When we had that meeting in the Caribbean, Jeffrey was holding his own and not only was he a pleasant host, he was pleasant guy.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
However, in reality, this should be the norm, not a “pleasant surprise.”
The Internet is like booze—a little bit gives you a pleasant buzz.10 Things That Made Us Want to Turn Off the Internet Forever in 2014|The Daily Beast|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That the Globes did this year, rewarding both Rodriguez and the series in Best Comedy, is a pleasant surprise.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More|Kevin Fallon|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Office workers have pleasant picnic lunches on the empty roads.Chinese Tourists Are Taking Hong Kong Protest Selfies|Brendon Hong|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The three gentlemen walked gravely on, in pleasant conversation.The Golden Dog|William Kirby
She almost always wore a pleasant smile on her rosy lips; a light of loving tenderness generally shone in her soft blue eyes.Minnie Brown|Daniel Wise
A pleasant story is told of the young queen shortly after her accession.Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7|Charles H. Sylvester
Her earnest face brightened with a wistful yet pleasant smile.An Engagement of Convenience|Louis Zangwill
There are some pleasant things about this way of spending a lifetime, but there are no easy ones.
British Dictionary definitions for pleasant
Word Origin for pleasant
Word Origin and History for pleasant
late 14c. (early 14c. as a surname), from Old French plaisant "pleasant, pleasing, agreeable" (12c.), present participle of plaisir "to please" (see please). Pleasantry has the word's modern French sense of "funny, jocular." Related: Pleasantly.