Pleasant vs Displeasant - What's the difference?

pleasant | displeasant |


As adjectives the difference between pleasant and displeasant

is that pleasant is giving pleasure; pleasing in manner while displeasant is unpleasant, disagreeable.

As a noun pleasant

is (obsolete) a wit; a humorist; a buffoon.

pleasant

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Giving pleasure; pleasing in manner.
  • * Bible, Psalms cxxxiii. 1
  • Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
  • *, chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant' as talking; just to watch was ' pleasant .}}

    Synonyms

    * nice

    Antonyms

    * unpleasant

    Derived terms

    * pleasantly * pleasantness * pleasantry

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A wit; a humorist; a buffoon.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Statistics

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    displeasant

    English

    Alternative forms

    * displeasaunt (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Unpleasant, disagreeable.
  • * 2009 , Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall , Fourth Estate 2010, p. 383:
  • *:‘She suffers spasms, torsions and trances. It sounds most displeasant .’