• WordNet 3.6
    • n pleasantness the quality of giving pleasure "he was charmed by the sweetness of her manner","the pleasantness of a cool breeze on a hot summer day"
    • n pleasantness the feeling caused by agreeable stimuli; one pole of a continuum of states of feeling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each nostril of a human being register smell in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left. However, smells can be detected more accurately when made by the left nostril
    • n Pleasantness The state or quality of being pleasant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Quito in Ecuador, South America, is said to have the most pleasant climate in the world. It is called the 'Land of Eternal Spring.' The temperature rarely drops below 46 degrees Fahrenheit during the night, or exceed 72 degrees Fahrenheit during the day.
    • n pleasantness Pleasing or agreeable character or quality; the quality of being pleasing or of affording pleasure.
    • n pleasantness Vivacity; gaiety.
    • n pleasantness Jocularity; pleasantry.
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  • Voltaire
    “If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new.”
  • Seneca
    “We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing.”
  • Charles Buxton
    Charles Buxton
    “To make pleasures pleasant shorten them.”
  • William Wordsworth
    “In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thoughts to the mind.”
  • George Ade
    George Ade
    “Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.”
  • Jerome K. Jerome
    “It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.”


In literature:

Whatever happened during the long days, they had a pleasant breakfast-hour and a pleasant evening together.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
And it is never pleasant to break a habit.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
This was pleasant; for Winder's brigade had marched several hours since, and a wide interval existed between us.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
There are a great many pleasanter things to learn.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Very pleasant ending to a pleasant day, eh, Shotover?
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
They are often very pleasant.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Convalescence was a pleasant season.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
Had a pleasant night, found little wind and that not favourable; in fact they tell me we are not nearing N.Y.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
Wasn't it pleasant to unload, and deposit all things in a place of safety!
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
As the sun had now come out, the party had quite a pleasant walk to the station.
"Rollo in Scotland" by Jacob Abbott

In poetry:

No more her hand awakes the tuneful key,
Her voice no more is heard in melody,
For pleasant sleep, with ever-during rest,
Hath stilled her voice, and laid that hand abreast.
"Elegy" by George Hannibal Temple
How pleasant 'tis to see
Kindred and friends agree;
Each in their proper station move,
And each fulfil their part,
With sympathizing heart,
In all the cares of life and love!
"Psalm 133" by Isaac Watts
So opes the pleasant scene at early dawn,
When dance the sylphs upon the dew-spread lawn;
While yet the rosy Morn, with dreamy light,
Glows all resplendent in the wake of night.
"The Dawn Is Breaking" by George Hannibal Temple
And when he lists can often see her face,
And think, "Next month I kiss you, or next week,
And still you think of me": therefore the place
Grows very pleasant, whatsoever he seek.
"Sir Galahad, A Christmas Mystery" by William Morris
"How pleasant," then he said, "it were
A fisher or a hunter there,
In sunshine or in shade
To wander with an easy mind;
And build a household fire, and find
A home in every glade!
"Ruth" by William Wordsworth
Pleasant it was when the billows did struggle and wrestle,
Pleasant to see!
Pleasant to climb the tall cliffs where the sea birds nestle,
When near to thee!
Nought can I now behold but the track of thy vessel
Over the sea!
"Over the Sea" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Though that nostalgic gesture makes Churchkey the Instagram of beers in that it feels like a pleasant, somewhat precious throwback, the beer inside is pretty damn great.
Residents say Tullulah Avenue in River Ridge is a pleasant place to live, until there's a rainstorm.
Self-Storage Collections: Making the Dreadful Task Successful and Pleasant.
As a novice to grown-up drinking (I turned 21 this June) I was pleasantly surprised by the Cleveland Wine Festival held this past weekend.
On one recent Monday morning, Brendan Love went from pleasantly surprised to pissed off in 10 minutes.
Try one of these series set in the not-so-pleasant future.
Since we moved into our new home in December we were pleasantly surprised at the electric bill s we had been receiving.
Pleasant Surprises (Parking Lot Beer.
915 Houston Northcutt Blvd Mt Pleasant, SC Mt Pleasant 843 606-2616
High School Football – Weaver at Pleasant Valley.
Photostory by Hank Ford/Pleasant Hill Fire Dept.
Pleasant Hill, IA, Google Maps.
GARY AND Robin Rodgers of Shadyside announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannan Lee, to Nathan James Hildebrand , son of James and Cheryl Hildebrand of Mt Pleasant.
Japanese-American teamwork is expressed by Nobu Marai and Adam Lowery seen inspecting one of the new machines at the IB-Tech, Mt Pleasant location.
He was born in Pleasant Plains and had lived in Jonesboro for over 50 years.

In science:

Gaussian Markov random fields possess two pleasant properties that make them useful for spatial problems: they facilitate fast computation for large problems, and they are quite stable with respect to conditioning.
Think continuous: Markovian Gaussian models in spatial statistics
It is clear that we would like to transfer some of the pleasant computational properties of GMRFs, which are outlined above, to the Gaussian random field setting.
Think continuous: Markovian Gaussian models in spatial statistics
We also wish to thanks Professor Alfio Ragusa and all other organizers of PRAGMATIC 2011 for the opportunity to participate and for the pleasant atmosphere they provided during the summer school.
The cones of Hilbert functions of squarefree modules
The motivation of ”anti-chromaticism” is that in general the most pleasantly sounding scales will have less semitone intervals.
Musical Modes, Their Associated Chords and Their Musicality
The convergence of the metrics hε has a pleasant consequence.
Complexity of random smooth functions on compact manifolds.II