One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Capable of being pleased; (formerly) specifically †placable, mild (obsolete).
2Capable of pleasing; acceptable, pleasant, agreeable.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Wycliffite Bible (early version). From please + -able, probably originally after Anglo-Norman and Old French pleisable, plesable pleasing, agreeable, peaceful, serene.
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