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    • Join Date: Nov 2007
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    Pleasing, pleasant and pleased

    How can we use the words " pleasing, pleasant and pleased' correctly?
    Could you explain their individual meanings and usages with examples?
    Thank you.

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: Pleasing, pleasant and pleased

    As adjectives:

    Pleasing = the act of giving pleasure/agreeable:
    That was a pleasing film we saw last night.
    She is a pleasing person to spend an evening with.

    Pleasant = Having qualities that give pleasure:
    It was a pleasant evening.
    The meal was very pleasant.

    Pleased = Feeling or showing satisfaction.
    I was so pleased to meet him.
    Are you pleased that your brother is engaged to be married?


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