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pleasing

[ plee-zing ]
/ ˈpli zɪŋ /
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adjective
giving pleasure; agreeable; gratifying: a pleasing performance.
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Origin of pleasing

First recorded in 1350–1400, pleasing is from the Middle English word plesing. See please, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM pleasing

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British Dictionary definitions for pleasing

pleasing
/ (ˈpliːzɪŋ) /

adjective
giving pleasure; likable or gratifying

Derived forms of pleasing

pleasingly, adverbpleasingness, noun
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