pleasing

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

pleasing

  1. present participle of please

Adjective[edit]

pleasing ‎(comparative more pleasing, superlative most pleasing)

  1. Agreeable; giving pleasure, cheer, enjoyment or gratification.
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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."
    • Isaac Barrow
      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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