Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Giving pleasure or enjoyment; agreeable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Pleasure given or afforded; pleasurable or pleasure-giving quality; gratification; charm.
  • noun Satisfaction; approbation.
  • noun A matter of pleasure.
  • Giving pleasure or satisfaction; agreeable to the senses or to the mind; gratifying: as, a pleasing prospect; a, pleasing reflection; pleasing manners.
  • Synonyms Agreeable, Congenial, etc. See pleasant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete An object of pleasure.
  • adjective Giving pleasure or satisfaction; causing agreeable emotion; agreeable; delightful

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Agreeable; giving pleasure, cheer, enjoyment or gratification.
  • noun Sense of satisfaction, as in the phrase "to my pleasing."
  • verb Present participle of please.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective giving pleasure and satisfaction
  • noun the act of one who pleases

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Examples

  • Your success in the field of your especial ambition will be assured if you win your first chance there by making an _initial_ pleasing impression and then _keep right on pleasing_.

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  • The president held a meeting behind closed doors with the ANC provincial executive in East London, which he described as pleasing and interesting.

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  • He only is the master who keeps the mind in pleasing captivity; whose pages are perused with eagerness, and in hope of new pleasure are perused again; and whose conclusion is perceived with an eye of sorrow, such as the traveller casts upon departing day.

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  • Equally pleasing is the news that Mori is currently at work on another series, Otoyomegatari, which takes place along the Silk Road trade routes.

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  • He only is the master who keeps the mind in pleasing captivity; whose pages are perused with eagerness, and in hope of new pleasure are perused again; and whose conclusion is perceived with an eye of sorrow, such as the traveller casts upon departing day.

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  • I have a sneaky suspicion that Lifetime pulled strings to make winners out of the designers that specialize in pleasing, ready-to-wear stuff that their female audience could picture themselves wearing.

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  • He was more interested in pleasing all of the people and all of the corporate donors all the time, than in getting the job done.

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  • He only is the master who keeps the mind in pleasing captivity; whose pages are perused with eagerness, and in hope of new pleasure are perused again; and whose conclusion is perceived with an eye of sorrow, such as the traveller casts upon departing day.

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  • Equally pleasing is the news that Mori is currently at work on another series, Otoyomegatari, which takes place along the Silk Road trade routes.

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  • I have a sneaky suspicion that Lifetime pulled strings to make winners out of the designers that specialize in pleasing, ready-to-wear stuff that their female audience could picture themselves wearing.

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