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Origin of pleasant
OTHER WORDS FROM pleasantpleas·ant·ly, adverbpleas·ant·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for pleasant
So while we weren’t exactly sure how we expected Bareman to answer his phone when we called him in Auckland, it was a pleasant surprise that he was as pleasant as he was.
It’s satisfying to think being in nature is pleasant because this is the environment to which our minds are best adapted.
One of the most pleasant surprises was how many female entrepreneurs went out of their way to support us.Canned wine might have been primed for socializing in the era of social distancing|Rachel King|November 8, 2020|Fortune
They were then asked whether they remembered the object and whether it was more pleasant or bigger than before, and had to respond as quickly as possible.Media Multitasking Is Ruining Our Memory. Can We Fix It?|Shelly Fan|November 3, 2020|Singularity Hub
After a 10-minute break, they watched another series of objects and rated them on criteria like whether they were more or less pleasant than the objects in the first stage as well as bigger or smaller.Heavy media multitasking might make you more forgetful|Kat Eschner|October 28, 2020|Popular Science
Klein said he was pleasantly surprised by his close encounter with the governor.
“I was pleasantly surprised,” Rachel McQueen, assistant human ecology professor at the university, said.Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh Hasn’t Washed His Jeans in a Year—And That’s Perfectly Fine!|Erin Cunningham|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He brings a palpable sense of decency and a pleasantly crinkly face to the role.Just Kill Mr. Bates Already! How to Save ‘Downton Abbey’|Andrew Romano|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His joy was shared by Paul Ryan, who said he was “pleasantly surprised” by the number in favor, which was higher than he expected.A Rare Bipartisan House Budget Vote Is Cause for Optimism|Ben Jacobs|December 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He had a pleasantly jowly face, punctuated by a brushy mustache under his fleshy nose, his pants always fastened to suspenders.Brunello’s King Lear: Gianfranco Soldera Reflects on the Attack on His Wine|Alice Feiring|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The afternoon sun was pleasantly warm and the air, it seemed to Cooper, was the freshest he had ever smelled.Project Mastodon|Clifford Donald Simak
I saw a similar remark in a book I was reading the other day—pleasantly.
Whereupon, he wheeled quickly and met Last Time's scarred face grinning through the bars at him pleasantly, and obviously amused.The Red Debt|Everett MacDonald
Moreover, it was pleasantly warm, for the caretaker had made a fire in the furnace the day before.Black Oxen|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
It is pleasantly situated in the valley of a little stream, the Morbra, which flows into the Marne.Baron d'Holbach|Max Pearson Cushing