[plez-uh nt] /ˈplɛz ənt/

, agreeable, or enjoyable; giving :
pleasant news.
(of persons, manners, disposition, etc.) socially acceptable or adept; polite; amiable; agreeable.
fair, as weather:
a pleasant summer day.
Archaic. gay, sprightly, or merry.
Obsolete. jocular or facetious.
giving or affording pleasure; enjoyable
having pleasing or agreeable manners, appearance, habits, etc
(obsolete) merry and lively

late 14c. (early 14c. as a surname), from Old French plaisant “pleasant, pleasing, agreeable” (12c.), present participle of plaisir “to please” (see please). Pleasantry has the word’s modern French sense of “funny, jocular.” Related: Pleasantly.


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