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Dictionary Information: Definition Pleasant
Thesaurus: Pleasure
Description and Meaning: Pleasure

  Pleasant (Pleas"ant) (?), a.
[F. plaisant. See Please.]

1. Pleasing; grateful to the mind or to the senses; agreeable; as, a pleasant journey; pleasant weather. "Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" Ps. cxxxiii. 1.
2. Cheerful; enlivening; gay; sprightly; humorous; sportive; as, pleasant company; a pleasant fellow. "From grave to light, from pleasant to serve." Dryden.

Synonyms -- Pleasing; gratifying; agreeable; cheerful; good-humored; enlivening; gay; lively; merry; sportive; humorous; jocose; amusing; witty. -- Pleasant, Pleasing, Agreeable. Agreeable is applied to that which agrees with, or is in harmony with, one's tastes, character, etc. Pleasant and pleasing denote a stronger degree of the agreeable. Pleasant refers rather to the state or condition; pleasing, to the act or effect. Where they are applied to the same object, pleasing is more energetic than pleasant; as, she is always pleasant and always pleasing. The distinction, however, is not radical and not rightly observed.
Pleasant (Pleas"ant), n.

A wit; a humorist; a buffoon. [Obs.]

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