Definition of Pleasantly

1. Adverb. In a cheerful manner. "`I'll do the dishes,' he said pleasantly"

Exact synonyms: Cheerily, Sunnily
Partainyms: Cheery, Pleasant, Sunny



2. Adverb. In an enjoyable manner. "We spent a pleasantly lazy afternoon"
Exact synonyms: Agreeably, Enjoyably
Partainyms: Agreeable, Enjoyable, Pleasant
Antonyms: Disagreeably, Unpleasantly

Definition of Pleasantly

1. adv. In a pleasant manner.

Definition of Pleasantly

1. Adverb. In a pleasant manner; so as to achieve a pleasant result. ¹

2. Adverb. (context: degree) Lightly ¹

3. Adverb. (obsolete) Ludicrously. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pleasantly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleasantly

pleading in the alternative
pleadingly
pleadings
pleads
pleaed
pleaing
pleas
pleas of the crown
pleasable
pleasance
pleasances
pleasant
pleasant-tasting
pleasanter
pleasantest
pleasantly (current term)
pleasantness
pleasantnesses
pleasantries
pleasantry
pleasaunce
pleasaunt
pleasauntly
please
please repeat after me
please say again
please sit down
please speak more slowly
please turn left
please turn right

Literary usage of Pleasantly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (1883)
"... lay dead in a single house; from the windows hung black crape. The stores were shut up, for their owners were gone away or dead. ' pleasantly SITUATED. ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"He pleasantly added: " Go, Benvenuto, and come again quickly, for indeed I am jealous of you." xciv In God's name then I left Florence, continually singing ..."

3. The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, from the Best Writers by Lindley Murray (1833)
"Very pleasantly did they pass ; they moved smoothly and swiftly along : for when thus engaged, he counted no time. They are gone, but (hey have left a ..."

4. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"Ferry'd over pleasantly, and were met by the Sheriff Lay son, our Host, with his Wand at the Bank. Mr. Justice Davenport was with him. ..."

5. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (1883)
"... lay dead in a single house; from the windows hung black crape. The stores were shut up, for their owners were gone away or dead. ' pleasantly SITUATED. ..."

6. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"He pleasantly added: " Go, Benvenuto, and come again quickly, for indeed I am jealous of you." xciv In God's name then I left Florence, continually singing ..."

7. The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, from the Best Writers by Lindley Murray (1833)
"Very pleasantly did they pass ; they moved smoothly and swiftly along : for when thus engaged, he counted no time. They are gone, but (hey have left a ..."

8. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"Ferry'd over pleasantly, and were met by the Sheriff Lay son, our Host, with his Wand at the Bank. Mr. Justice Davenport was with him. ..."

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