- pleas·ing·ly, adverb
- pleas·ing·ness, noun
- half-pleasing, adjective
- self-pleasing, adjective
- un·pleas·ing, adjective
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How to use pleasing in a sentence
If you don’t mind that, it’s a solid option—plus it’s arguably more aesthetically-pleasing than the others.
Zoom rooms are considered aesthetically pleasing rooms that are ideal for virtual meetings, not just rooms with 70-inch displays, camera, and noise-canceling microphone arrays, which is what a Zoom room technically is defined as.
The classic chunky frame gives this a pleasing modern look—suitable for offices, or homes where style is a consideration.
The muted colors and the pottery inspired shape make this choice pleasing to the eye.Attractive laundry hampers that make your dirty clothes look a little better | PopSci Commerce Team | September 16, 2020 | Popular-Science
Perhaps subjects arranged items in a symmetric, visually pleasing way consistent with what they remembered from earlier trials.Monkeys may share a key grammar-related skill with humans | Bruce Bower | June 26, 2020 | Science News
In the most crowd-pleasing section of the exhibition—dubbed Stage and Screen—hang his pictures of celluloid legends.How Horst Captured Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, and Vivien Leigh—and Changed Fashion Photography | Patrick Strudwick | September 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That plan is pleasing investors: After the layoffs were announced, Microsoft stock jumped 3.8 percent to a 14-year high.
Call them Trojan horse foods: nutritiously pleasing ingredients (oats, yogurts) that conceal a whole host of junk.
She first gains the respect of Khal Drogo by pleasing him sexually.Valar Morghulis: Game of Thrones’ Women Are Going to Rule the World | Scott Bixby | June 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He follows his own muse—he's a world-class weirdo—but at the same time, he's never solely concerned with pleasing himself.
But, there was also another which might not be quite so pleasing to Elizabeth, although Louis felt it came too late for him.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
And so these features take on a kind of moral rightness before they are judged of as pleasing to the eye and as beautiful.Children's Ways | James Sully
This gift of rice was especially pleasing to the traveller, as no dish is held in higher honour in Korea.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
The two most pleasing, expressive, and powerful single instruments of music are the human voice and the violin.Violins and Violin Makers | Joseph Pearce
Sterne, in his "Sentimental Journey," gives a pleasing description of snuff-taking with the poor monk.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
British Dictionary definitions for pleasing
giving pleasure; likable or gratifying
- pleasingly, adverb
- pleasingness, noun
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