pleasant

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. agreeable (see pleasure). Ant., unpleasant.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Affable]
Syn. agreeable, attractive, obliging, charming, pleasing, affable, mild, amusing, kindly, mild-mannered, gracious, genial, amiable, polite, urbane, cheerful, sympathetic, civil, cordial, genteel, engaging, social, bland, diplomatic, civilized, convivial, good-humored, good-natured, soft, fun, delightful, jovial, jolly; see also friendly 1 , kind .
Ant. sullen*, unsympathetic, unkind.
2. [Giving pleasure; said of occasions, experiences, and the like ]
Syn. gratifying, pleasurable, agreeable, pleasing, enjoyable, cheering, amusing, welcome, appealing, attractive, congenial, harmonious, refreshing, satisfying, nice, all right, satisfactory, adequate, acceptable, comfortable, diverting, droll, delightful, sociable, lively, exciting, convivial, festive, cheerful, entertaining, relaxing, joyous, joyful, merry, happy, favorable, bright, sunny, melodious, mellifluous, dulcet, catchy, sparkling, enlivening, colorful, light, humorous, comforting, to one's taste, to one's liking, not half bad*, not bad*.
Ant. unpleasant, disagreeable, sad*.
3. [Encouraging pleasure; said of climate ]
Syn. temperate, agreeable, balmy; see fair 3 , mild 2 .
Syn.- pleasant and pleasing both imply the producing of an agreeable effect upon the mind or senses, but the former word stresses the effect produced [ a pleasant smile ] and the latter, the ability to produce such an effect [ a pleasing personality ] ; agreeable is used of that which is in accord with one's personal likes, mood, etc. [ an agreeable odor ] ; enjoyable implies the ability to give enjoyment or pleasure [ an enjoyable picnic ] ; gratifying implies the ability to give satisfaction or pleasure by indulging wishes, hopes, etc. [ a gratifying response ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
pleasing, pleasurable, enjoyable, gratifying, agreeable, nice, delightful, good, welcome, likable, friendly, sweet, charming, kindly, amicable, cheering, warm, gracious, good-natured.
ANT.: unpleasant, painful, miserable, disagreeable
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. To one's liking: agreeable, congenial, favorable, good, grateful, gratifying, nice, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, welcome. See LIKE. 2. Affording enjoyment: enjoyable, gratifying, pleasing, pleasurable. See PAIN. 3. Pleasant and friendly in disposition: affable, agreeable, amiable, congenial, cordial, genial, good-natured, good-tempered, sociable, warm. See ATTITUDE, GOOD.

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