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  3  definitions  found 
  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  1.6  [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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