pleasing

  • 1 Pleasing — Pleas ing, a. Giving pleasure or satisfaction; causing agreeable emotion; agreeable; delightful; as, a pleasing prospect; pleasing manners. Pleasing harmony. Shak. Pleasing features. Macaulay. {Pleas ing*ly}, adv. {Pleas ing*ness}, n. [1913… …

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  • 2 Pleasing — Pleas ing, n. An object of pleasure. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 pleasing — index attractive, harmonious, palatable, popular, sapid, savory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 pleasing — *pleasant, agreeable, grateful, gratifying, welcome Analogous words: winning (see GET): charming, attractive, alluring, enchanting (see under ATTRACT) Antonyms: displeasing: repellent …

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  • 5 pleasing — / pleasurable [adj] welcome, nice agreeable, amiable, amusing, charming, congenial, delightful, enchanting, engaging, enjoyable, entertaining, favorable, good, grateful, gratifying, likable, luscious, musical, palatable, pleasant, polite,… …

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  • 6 pleasing — [plēz′iŋ] adj. giving pleasure; pleasant; agreeable; gratifying SYN. PLEASANT pleasingly adv. pleasingness n …

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  • 7 pleasing — pleas|ing [ plizıŋ ] adjective FORMAL 1. ) making you feel happy and satisfied: Amy s progress this year has been very pleasing. pleasing news 2. ) pleasant and enjoyable: a pleasing aroma The atmosphere was very pleasing to her. pleasing to the… …

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  • 8 pleasing — UK [ˈpliːzɪŋ] / US [ˈplɪzɪŋ] adjective formal 1) pleasant and enjoyable a pleasing aroma The atmosphere was very pleasing to her. pleasing to the eye (= nice to look at): The room was simply furnished and pleasing to the eye. 2) making you feel… …

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  • 9 pleasing — [[t]pli͟ːzɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n, ADJ to inf Something that is pleasing gives you pleasure and satisfaction. This area of France has a pleasing climate in August... Such a view is pleasing... It s pleasing to listen to... It s pleasing… …

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  • 10 pleasing — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ aesthe …

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  • 11 pleasing — pleas|ing [ˈpli:zıŋ] adj formal giving pleasure, enjoyment, or satisfaction ▪ a pleasing sound pleasing to ▪ a design that is pleasing to the eye >pleasingly adv ▪ a pleasingly relaxed atmosphere …

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  • 12 pleasing — adjective formal 1 giving pleasure or enjoyment; pleasant (+ to): The painting is very pleasing to the eye. 2 making you feel pleased and satisfied: He has made pleasing progress in French this year. pleasingly adverb …

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  • 13 pleasing — adjective 1) a pleasing day Syn: nice, agreeable, pleasant, pleasurable, satisfying, gratifying, good, enjoyable, entertaining, amusing, delightful; informal lovely, great; Brit., informal cushty See n …

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  • 14 pleasing — adjective 1) a pleasing result Syn: good, agreeable, pleasant, pleasurable, satisfying, gratifying, great 2) her pleasing manner Syn: friendly, amiable, pleasant, agreeable …

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  • 15 pleasing — [ˈpliːzɪŋ] adj formal 1) pleasant and enjoyable a pleasing aroma[/ex] 2) making you feel happy and satisfied pleasing news[/ex] …

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  • 16 pleasing — I noun the act of one who pleases • Derivationally related forms: ↑please • Hypernyms: ↑gratification II adjective giving pleasure and satisfaction (Freq. 7) a pleasi …

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  • 17 Pleasing — Please Please, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pleased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pleasing}.] [OE. plesen, OF. plaisir, fr. L. placere, akin to placare to reconcile. Cf. {Complacent}, {Placable}, {Placid}, {Plea}, {Plead}, {Pleasure}.] 1. To give pleasure to; to… …

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  • 18 pleasing — adjective Date: 14th century giving pleasure ; agreeable < the sun s pleasing warmth > • pleasingly adverb • pleasingness noun …

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  • 19 pleasing — pleasingly, adv. pleasingness, n. /plee zing/, adj. giving pleasure; agreeable; gratifying: a pleasing performance. [1350 1400; ME plesing. See PLEASE, ING2] Syn. pleasant, charming, delightful, engaging. See interesting. * * * …

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  • 20 pleasing — 1. adjective Agreeable; giving pleasure, cheer, enjoyment or gratification. 2. noun Sense of satisfaction, as in the phrase to my pleasing …

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