pleasantness

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pleasant +‎ -ness

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pleasantness (usually uncountable, plural pleasantnesses)

  1. (uncountable) The state or quality of being pleasant.
    • 1929, Robert Mackintosh, Values, a Bird's Eye Survey (page 40)
      If this is sound, the pleasantness of pleasure can no longer be our guide; the higherness of the higher pleasure must have the decisive word — hedonism has committed suicide.
  2. (countable) Something pleasant.
    • 1813, Emanuel Swedenborg, The Apocalypse, or, Book of revelations, explained:
      [] to destroy the affections of truth, and thereby the pleasantnesses and happinesses of heaven []

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