follow Dictionary.com

Yours, Etc.: Origins and Uses of 8 Sign-Offs

pleasant

[plez-uh nt] /ˈplɛz ənt/
adjective
1.
pleasing, agreeable, or enjoyable; giving pleasure:
pleasant news.
2.
(of persons, manners, disposition, etc.) socially acceptable or adept; polite; amiable; agreeable.
3.
fair, as weather:
a pleasant summer day.
4.
Archaic. gay, sprightly, or merry.
5.
Obsolete. jocular or facetious.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English plesaunt < Middle French plaisant, orig. present participle of plaisir to please; see -ant
Related forms
pleasantly, adverb
pleasantness, noun
Synonyms
1. welcome, gratifying. 2. delightful, congenial, friendly.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for pleasantness

pleasant

/ˈplɛzənt/
adjective
1.
giving or affording pleasure; enjoyable
2.
having pleasing or agreeable manners, appearance, habits, etc
3.
(obsolete) merry and lively
Derived Forms
pleasantly, adverb
pleasantness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French plaisant, from plaisir to please
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for pleasantness

pleasant

adj.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Slide the arrow to see easier and harder words for pleasant
Easy Moderate Difficult

Word Value for pleasantness

14
18
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with pleasantness

Nearby words for pleasantness