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adjective     pleasant pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    enjoyable or attractive in a way that makes you feel pleased and satisfied

    Well, this is a pleasant surprise!

    Seville is a very pleasant place to work.

    They spent a pleasant evening together.

  2. 2
    a pleasant person is friendly and behaves correctly in social situations

    Her husband seemed a very pleasant man.

    Charlotte is pleasant enough but not very reliable.

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    1. a.
      used about people’s behaviour

      a pleasant smile

      She has a pleasant, cheerful manner.

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  3. 3
    pleasant weather is dry and neither very hot nor very cold

    The weather has been very pleasant on the whole.

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     pleasantly pronunciation in British English

‘Goodnight then,’ she said pleasantly.

I was pleasantly surprised by the results of the survey.

The hotel is pleasantly decorated throughout.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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