(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. charming, agreeable, gratifying, delightful; see pleasant 1 , 2 .
See Synonym Study at pleasant .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
pleasurable, gratifying, pleasant, delightful, agreeable, enjoyable, winning, charming, likable, cheering, friendly, sweet, kindly, amiable, warm, gracious, goodnatured.
ANT.: displeasing, disagreeable, unpleasant
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Affording enjoyment: enjoyable, gratifying, pleasant, pleasurable. See PAIN. 2. To one's liking: agreeable, congenial, favorable, good, grateful, gratifying, nice, pleasant, pleasurable, satisfying, welcome. See LIKE. 3. Providing joy and pleasure: cheerful, cheery, festive, glad, happy, joyful, joyous. See HAPPY.

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