Origin of pleasant
Examples from the Web for pleasantly
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
British Dictionary definitions for pleasantly
Word Origin for pleasant
Word Origin and History for pleasantly
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.