a) The state or quality of being pleasant. destroy the affections of truth, and thereby the pleasantnesses and happinesses of heaven...

b) Something pleasant.

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  • Pleasantness — Pleas ant*ness, n. The state or quality of being pleasant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pleasantness — pleasant ► ADJECTIVE 1) giving a sense of happy satisfaction or enjoyment. 2) friendly and likeable. DERIVATIVES pleasantly adverb pleasantness noun. ORIGIN Old French plaisant, from plaisir please …   English terms dictionary

  • pleasantness — noun 1. the feeling caused by agreeable stimuli; one pole of a continuum of states of feeling • Ant: ↑unpleasantness • Derivationally related forms: ↑pleasant • Hypernyms: ↑pleasure, ↑pleasance …   Useful english dictionary

  • pleasantness-unpleasantness — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : a continuum of states of feeling or of awareness of which pleasantness and unpleasantness are opposite poles especially in respect to the motivation of behavior …   Useful english dictionary

  • pleasantness — noun see pleasant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pleasantness — See pleasantly. * * * …   Universalium

  • pleasantness — Synonyms and related words: advantageousness, agreeability, agreeableness, amiability, auspiciousness, beneficialness, benevolence, benignity, blitheness, blithesomeness, brightness, cheer, cheerfulness, cheeriness, cheery vein, class, cogency,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pleasantness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality of being pleasant and friendly: affability, agreeability, agreeableness, amenity, amiability, amiableness, congeniality, congen ialness, cordiality, cordialness, friendliness, geniality, genialness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • pleasantness — pleas·ant·ness || plɪːzntnɪs n. geniality, niceness, agreeableness; amiability, kindness, friendliness …   English contemporary dictionary

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