Meaning of pleasantly in English:



  • 1In an enjoyable or agreeable manner.

    ‘the summer passed pleasantly’
    ‘the water is pleasantly warm’
    • ‘Its architectural context is a pleasantly anarchic collection of houses on steep slopes leading down to the water.’
    • ‘The audio track is nicely mixed and the dialogue comes through pleasantly.’
    • ‘Most of her work was pleasantly melancholic and remained respectfully restrained.’
    • ‘There's something here to please anyone, and enough to keep interests piqued for a bit—plus, each artwork is on sale for the pleasantly low price of £175.’
    • ‘It's ironic that a brand born out of a beach-house fantasy of abandoning the rat race has served only to pleasantly complicate their lives.’
    • ‘His life becomes pleasantly entangled with the lives of studio clients.’
    • ‘The New England clam chowder is pleasantly piquant and peppery.’
    • ‘What others have failed to duplicate is the appealing shopping experience found in these pleasantly feminine one-stop-shopping specialty stores.’
    • ‘Sheltered by trees and shrubbery, with mature hedging on both sides, it has an extensive patio and is pleasantly secluded.’
    • ‘There may be less room in the front, but the pleasantly upright driving position gives you a sense of command.’
    1. 1.1In a friendly and considerate manner.
      ‘she was greeted pleasantly by every passer-by’
      ‘he smiled pleasantly and extended his arm for me to pass’
      • ‘The actors are relaxing and pleasantly chatting between takes.’
      • ‘The baby was in her crib pleasantly conversing with the wall.’
      • ‘I shouted for something fruity and red, and she pleasantly nodded and brought me a glass of something fruity and red.’
      • ‘If such should occur, an apology must be offered and pleasantly accepted.’
      • ‘He not only pleasantly agreed to translate these poems, but also remembered a past meeting with the poet.’
      • ‘He pleasantly offered to act in the capacity of general baiter and taker-off of fish.’
      • ‘I'm being paid enough to ensure that I respond pleasantly.’
      • ‘They're on the phone pleasantly discussing the niceties of the forthcoming Christmas season.’
      • ‘She stands in front of new arrivals and pleasantly explains where they can find the baggage claim and the taxi ranks.’
      • ‘I pleasantly tell him that she is underage and both he and our department could get in legal trouble for having her look at such material.’