Definition of pleased in English:

pleased

adjective

  • 1Feeling or showing pleasure and satisfaction, especially at an event or a situation.

    ‘both girls were pleased with their new hairstyles’
    ‘he seemed really pleased that she was there’
    ‘a pleased smile’
    • ‘‘Hey guys, glad you could join us,’ she smiled genuinely pleased that they had come on a double date with them.’
    • ‘She smiled, inwardly pleased that he felt the same way about her as a challenge as she did towards him.’
    • ‘‘I was absolutely delighted to hear the news and also very pleased that Ian himself wanted to play in this big match,’ said Byas.’
    • ‘I'm especially pleased that as one of her last acts as president, she has worked to institute a pilot project to train more women leaders who will reflect the full diversity of our union.’
    • ‘The Queen was said to be ‘delighted’ with her new granddaughter, and pleased that mother and baby were doing well.’
    • ‘And then immediately after that he shut down the airspace around the country, to his credit, and I'm pleased that step was taken.’
    • ‘Pamela was smiling warmly at his response, obviously pleased that he realized his oversight.’
    • ‘Well, we're certainly very pleased that it has come.’
    • ‘Bonnie smiled, secretly pleased that the girl was now talking.’
    • ‘So we are very, very pleased that this Land Transport Amendment Bill simplifies the logbook regime for truck-drivers.’
    • ‘I was increasingly unhappy with the whole idea as time went on, and I'm very pleased that it's no longer happening.’
    • ‘I'm pleased that I'm alive and home getting better and hopefully I'll be back to school soon.’
    • ‘I was a conferee with the Senate on that bill, and I'm very, very pleased that the stronger, in many cases, House provisions were included.’
    • ‘Sandie gave me a knowing smile, seemingly pleased that she had ‘diagnosed’ us as a couple so well.’
    • ‘Everyone was happy and very pleased that the problem was taken care of.’
    • ‘I smiled to myself, overly pleased that he believed in me that much.’
    • ‘He added: ‘I'm very pleased that we have been able to set a budget that will enable us to do more to tackle those identified priorities.’’
    • ‘‘I'm pleased that so many people have turned up here,’ he said.’
    • ‘I am really pleased about this as it's an event that is important to a lot of people and one that always attracts big crowds to the Evesham match venue.’
    • ‘He seemed genuinely happy and pleased that so many people were out to see the band, and showed the crowd humility and pleasure.’
    happy, glad, delighted, gratified, grateful, thankful, content, contented, satisfied, well pleased, thrilled, elated, as pleased as punch, overjoyed, cock-a-hoop, like a dog with two tails, like a child with a new toy
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    1. 1.1with infinitive Willing or glad to do something.
      ‘we will be pleased to provide an independent appraisal’
      • ‘I am pleased to advise you that Council has adopted the Local Area Traffic Management Plan for the. Little River area.’
      • ‘"We are pleased to advise we are happy to offer cover in this matter.’
      • ‘I am therefore pleased to advise that I am minded to withdraw my direction to refuse.’
      • ‘I am pleased to advise the Committee that this has not been the case with Part 5.’
      • ‘I am pleased to advise that our new Terminal 2 is open.’
      willing, glad, ready, delighted, contented
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    2. 1.2pleased with oneself Proud of one's achievements, especially excessively so; self-satisfied.
      ‘as he led the way, he looked very pleased with himself’
      • ‘He was no one to be proud of, so don't look so pleased with yourself.’
      • ‘The bureaucrats must be feeling very pleased with themselves.’
      • ‘Mike said: ‘Chorlton is incredibly smug and pleased with itself.’’
      • ‘I felt quite irrationally pleased with myself, as though I had actually achieved something.’
      • ‘He said: ‘They will be feeling pretty pleased with themselves at this moment in time and they will be talking about it.’’
      • ‘And then he'd be so pleased with himself; he'd strut around as if he was the best man in the world.’
      • ‘I was quite pleased with myself for achieving it from him.’
      • ‘He looked round at their familiar, loved faces, feeling proud of them and, this morning, very pleased with himself.’
      • ‘Yes, they should be very pleased with themselves for that.’
      • ‘Melrose, however, will be not be pleased with themselves for allowing Aberdeen to score four tries in the last half-hour after having built a 34-0 lead.’
      • ‘You are standing in the line at Manchester Airport about to check-in and, frankly, you're feeling pretty pleased with yourself.’
      • ‘They had every reason to feel pleased with themselves.’
      • ‘Still having hauled back a four-point deficit to go in at the break on level terms the Rockies must have been reasonably pleased with themselves.’
      • ‘Until now, especially with the conviction of four men for the African attacks in July, Western security services were relatively pleased with themselves.’
      • ‘I bet you're feeling very pleased with yourself, eh, Paul?’
      • ‘Certain acts leave us proud and pleased with ourselves.’
      • ‘Savers, for example, might be pleased with themselves for putting their money on deposit at the best rate on the market, but the likelihood is they are not earning anything.’
      • ‘I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself and proud of the control I have over the car.’
      • ‘The others are ineffectual, arrogant or pleased with themselves.’
      • ‘All the litter-pickers were pleased with themselves and it was good to get people of all ages together.’
      self-satisfied, smug, complacent, self-congratulatory, superior, puffed up, self-approving, well pleased, proud of oneself
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Phrases

  • not best pleased

    • informal Annoyed or irritated.

      ‘the government-backed organizations were not best pleased by the criticism’
      • ‘To say the least I was not best pleased at his article.’
      • ‘For some hitherto unknown reason, Emilia was not best pleased.’
      • ‘Warner Music, which financed the project, is not best pleased.’
      • ‘I'm not best pleased with being British today.’
      • ‘The real Board of Deputies are not best pleased.’
      • ‘I'm not best pleased with the main external event of the day.’
      • ‘Dick Advocaat's limited post-match observations on his back-up goalkeeper's problems suggest the manager is not best pleased with him.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, the cities' administrators are not best pleased.’
      • ‘Some religious leaders aren't best pleased either, having lost half their congregations to the new upstart.’
      • ‘Downing Street was not best pleased with her, for some reason.’
      irritated, cross, angry, vexed, exasperated, irked, piqued, displeased, put out, fed up, disgruntled, in a bad mood, in a temper, testy, in high dudgeon, huffy, in a huff, resentful, aggrieved
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  • pleased to meet you

    • Said on being introduced to someone.

      ‘‘This is my wife.’ ‘Pleased to meet you.’’
      • ‘She said, ‘I'm very pleased to meet you, Mr. Raines.’’
      • ‘I wanted to say ‘I'm pleased to meet you, I'm from England, where are you from?’’
      • ‘And Lawrence Zeiger said, I'm pleased to meet you.’
      • ‘I apologize for my error, Mrs. Johnson, and I am very pleased to meet you.’
      • ‘Brian immediately turned and politely introduced himself: ‘I'm very pleased to meet you, Mr. Kirby.’’
      • ‘He paid for the coffee and said pleased to meet you and was talking to himself on the way out.’
      • ‘I'm very pleased to meet you at last, after all the wonderful things I've heard about you from your father.’
      • ‘Thank you Samantha and pleased to meet you too.’
      • ‘Look, I'm pleased to meet you and all that, but you didn't answer my question.’
      • ‘Her voice was warm and welcoming, despite her earlier misgivings: ‘We're pleased to meet you, Professor.’’

Pronunciation

pleased

/pliːzd/