Hypertext Webster Gateway: "pleasant"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Pleasant \Pleas"ant\, n.
A wit; a humorist; a buffoon. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

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

2. Cheerful; enlivening; gay; sprightly; humorous; sportive;
as, pleasant company; a pleasant fellow.

From grave to light, from pleasant to serve.

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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or
likings; "a pleasant person to be around"; "we had a
pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene";
"pleasant sensations" [ant: {unpleasant}]
2: pleasant in manner or behavior; "I didn`t enjoy it and
probably wasn't a pleasant person to be around"

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