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Webster 1913 Edition


Pleasing

Pleas′ing

,
Adj.
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
,
Noun.
Syn. – Gratifying; delightful; agreeable. See
Pleasant
.

Pleas′ing

,
Noun.
An object of pleasure.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pleasing

PLE'ASING

,
ppr.
Gratifying; exciting agreeable sensations or emotions in.

PLE'ASING

,
Adj.
Giving pleasure or satisfaction; agreeable to the senses or to the mind; as a pleasing prospect; a pleasing reflection; pleasing manners.
1.
Gaining approbation. 1 John 3.

PLE'ASING

,
Noun.
The act of gratifying.

Definition 2022


pleasing

pleasing

English

Verb

pleasing

  1. present participle of please

Adjective

pleasing (comparative more pleasing, superlative most pleasing)

  1. Agreeable; giving pleasure, cheer, enjoyment or gratification.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English plesing, plesinge (satisfaction; pleasing), equivalent to please + -ing.

Noun

pleasing (countable and uncountable, plural pleasings)

  1. pleasure or satisfaction, as in the phrase "to my pleasing."
    • Isaac Barrow
      What more palpable confutation can there be of human vanity and arrogance, of all lofty imaginations, all presumptuous confidences, all turgid humours, all fond self-pleasings and self-admirings, than is that tragical cross []

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