- An example of pleasant is a cheerful and friendly person.
- An example of pleasant is a nice evening with friends.
- agreeable to the mind or senses; pleasing; delightful
- having an agreeable manner, appearance, etc.; amiable
- Obs. merry; playful
Origin of pleasantMiddle English plesaunte from Middle French plaisant, present participle of plaisir, to please
- Giving or affording pleasure or enjoyment; agreeable: a pleasant scene; pleasant sensations.
- Pleasing in manner, behavior, or appearance.
- Fair and comfortable: pleasant weather.
- Merry; lively.
Origin of pleasantMiddle English plesaunt from Old French plaisant present participle of plaisir to please from Latin placēre ; see plāk-1 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative pleasanter or more pleasant, superlative pleasantest or most pleasant)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
From Old French plaisant.