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. [1913 Webster]

Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! --Ps. cxxxiii. 1. [1913 Webster]

2. Cheerful; enlivening; gay; sprightly; humorous; sportive; as, pleasant company; a pleasant fellow. [1913 Webster]

From grave to light, from pleasant to serve. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Pleasing; gratifying; agreeable; cheerful; good-humored; enlivening; gay; lively; merry; sportive; humorous; jocose; amusing; witty.

Usage: {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. [1913 Webster]

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