Webster 1913 Edition
Pleasing; grateful to the mind or to the senses; agreeable;
Behold, how good and
pleasantit is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Ps. cxxxiii. 1.
Cheerful; enlivening; gay; sprightly; humorous; sportive;
From grave to light, from
Syn. – Pleasing; gratifying; agreeable; cheerful; good-humored; enlivening; gay; lively; merry; sportive; humorous; jocose; amusing; witty.
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. The distinction, however, is not radical and not rightly observed.
A wit; a humorist; a buffoon.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Pleasing; agreeable; grateful to the mind or to the senses; as a pleasant ride; a pleasant voyage; a pleasant view. Light is pleasant to the eye; an orange is pleasant to the taste; harmony is pleasant to the ear; a rose is pleasant to the smell.
How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Ps.133.
2.Cheerful; enlivening; as pleasant society or company.
3.Gay; lively; humorous; sportive; as a pleasant companion.
4.Trifling; adapted rather to mirth than use.
5.Giving pleasure; gratifying.
This word expresses less than delightful, to the mind, and delicious, to the taste.