AskDefine | Define pleasing

Dictionary Definition

pleasing adj
1 giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance" [ant: displeasing]
2 aesthetically pleasing; "an artistic flower arrangement" [syn: aesthetic, esthetic, artistic]
3 giving pleasure or satisfaction [syn: appreciated, gratifying, satisfying]
4 able to please or win approval n : the act of one who pleases

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Sense of satisfaction, as in the phrase "to my pleasing."


  1. present participle of please

Extensive Definition

Please may refer to:


pleasing in Italian: Please

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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