From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpleasantpleas‧ant /ˈplezənt/ ●●○S3W3 adjective 🔊 🔊 1NICEenjoyable or attractive and making you feel happy syn nice, → pleasure 🔊 It had been a pleasant evening. 🔊 the pleasant climate of Southern California 🔊 The restaurant was large and pleasant. 🔊 Kate! What a pleasant surprise!it is pleasant to do something 🔊 It was pleasant to sit in a sidewalk cafe and watch people pass.2FRIENDLYfriendly, polite, and easy to talk to 🔊 Nick seemed very pleasant on the phone. 🔊 a pleasant-looking womanpleasant to 🔊 He’s always been very pleasant to me.► see thesaurus at nice —pleasantly adverb 🔊 He smiled pleasantly.RegisterIn everyday English, people usually say something or someone is nice rather than pleasant:It was a really nice day.They were all very nice to me.
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pleasant• Mulching is a pleasant activity for October.• Most of the students we get here are extremely pleasant and keen to learn.• We spent a pleasant evening chatting in the bar.• It's been a very pleasant evening.• Use pleasant eye contact, walk around the room, stand next to the student who is most likely to be noisy.• I only met her once or twice but she seemed a very pleasantgirl.• The Croteau BeachBed and Breakfast is a very pleasant house on lovelylandscaped grounds.• Since what had been pleasant lately?• a pleasant-looking man• He thought that might make the world a slightly more pleasant place to live in.• Elizabeth becomes attracted to a handsome, pleasantsoldier, Wickham.• What a pleasantsurprise!• Relax in the peaceful and pleasantsurroundings of our hotel.• Marcia's always pleasant to everybody.• The bedrooms are light and airy, with pleasantviews from their balconies.• My office was large and pleasant with a good view of the city.pleasant surprise• In fact, the comfortableride was our most pleasant surprise.• Your bankbalance might be given a pleasant surprise.• This is a pleasant surprise, on two counts.• It may turn out to be a pleasant surprise or a not-so-pretty sight.• It may come as a pleasant surprise that a few members of Congress are attempting to steer a drastically different course.• It was a pleasant surprise to find a paperbackedition of the Henkes book included in the package.• To my pleasant surprise Venturous was chosen to represent our Department.• But the main and most pleasant surprise was the sense of camaraderie among climbers in the Alps.