Old French , partly plaisant present participle of Middle English . please
pleasant ( comparative pleasanter or , more pleasant superlative pleasantest or ) most pleasant
pleasure; pleasing in manner.
Bible, Psalms cxxxiii. 1
Behold, how good and
pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
: 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 10, The Mirror and the Lamp
It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant.
We had a pleasant walk around the town.
It wasn't so hot outside, but pleasant enough to have lunch in the garden.
Derived terms Edit
giving pleasure; pleasing in manner
( سار sārr), ( لطيف laṭīf), ( ممتع mumtiʿ) Armenian:
( հաճելի hačeli) Catalan:
, agradable plaent Chinese:
愉快 ( (zh) yúkuài) Czech:
příjemný (cs) m Danish:
, behagelig rar Dutch:
aangenaam , (nl) , behaagelijk plezierig , (nl) fijn (nl) Esperanto:
agrabla (eo) Estonian:
miellyttävä , (fi) mukava , (fi) rattoisa French:
agréable , (fr) plaisant (fr) German:
angenehm (de) Greek:
ευχάριστος (el) ( m efcháristos) Hebrew:
please add this translation if you can Hungarian:
kellemes , (hu) rokonszenves (hu) Irish:
愉快な ( (ja) ゆかいな, yukai-na) Jèrriais:
( 기분 좋은 gibun joheun) Latin:
, amoenus bellus , (la) , benignus , blandus , dulcis , grātus , iūcundus suāvis Maori:
makue ( of the taste of food , ) , pārekareka , purotu rerehua ( to look at ) Polish:
przyjemny (pl) m Portuguese:
agradável (pt) Romanian:
plăcut (ro) , m plăcută , f savurabil , m, n agreabil (ro) m, n Russian:
приятный ( (ru) prijátnyj) Scottish Gaelic:
agradable , (es) placentero (es) Swedish:
angenäm , (sv) trevlig (sv) Thai:
สนุก ( (th) sà-nùk) Turkish:
sevimli , (tr) tatlı , (tr) hoş , (tr) güzel (tr) Vietnamese:
please add this translation if you can West Frisian:
pleasant ( plural ) pleasants
( obsolete ) A wit; a humorist; a buffoon.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.