pleasantly

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pleasant +‎ -ly

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pleasantly (comparative more pleasantly, superlative most pleasantly)

  1. In a pleasant manner; so as to achieve a pleasant result.
    He smiled pleasantly at passersby.
    They were pleasantly surprised at the result.
  2. (degree) Lightly
  3. (obsolete) Ludicrously.

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