Pleasing Pleas"ing, a. Giving pleasure or satisfaction; causing agreeable emotion; agreeable; delightful; as, a pleasing prospect; pleasing manners. ``Pleasing harmony.'' --Shak. ``Pleasing features.'' --Macaulay. -- {Pleas"ing*ly}, adv. -- {Pleas"ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Gratifying; delightful; agreeable. See {Pleasant}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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