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Definition of pleasant adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pleasanter, pleasantest)
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  1. 1more pleasant and most pleasant are more common enjoyable, pleasing, or attractive a pleasant climate/evening/place What a pleasant surprise! to live in pleasant surroundings music that is pleasant to the ear a pleasant environment to work in It was pleasant to be alone again.
  2. 2friendly and polite a pleasant young man a pleasant smile/voice/manner pleasant to somebody Please try to be pleasant to our guests. opposite unpleasant
adverb a pleasantly cool room I was pleasantly surprised by my exam results. “Can I help you?” he asked pleasantly.
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noun [uncountable] She remembered the pleasantness of the evening.
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