pleasing

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English plesynge, pleizinge, plesende (present participle), equivalent to please +‎ -ing.

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pleasing (comparative more pleasing, superlative most pleasing)

  1. Agreeable; giving pleasure, cheer, enjoyment or gratification.
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Verb[edit]

pleasing

  1. present participle of please.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English plesing, plesinge (satisfaction; pleasing), equivalent to please +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

pleasing (countable and uncountable, plural pleasings)

  1. pleasure or satisfaction, as in the phrase "to my pleasing."
    • (Can we date this quote by Isaac Barrow and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      What more palpable confutation can there be of human vanity and arrogance, of all lofty imaginations, all presumptuous confidences, all turgid humours, all fond self-pleasings and self-admirings, than is that tragical cross []

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