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’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘Everyone was happy and very pleased that the problem was taken care of.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He seemed genuinely happy and pleased that so many people were out to see the band, and showed the crowd humility and pleasure.’
    • ‘I was increasingly unhappy with the whole idea as time went on, and I'm very pleased that it's no longer happening.’
    • ‘Sandie gave me a knowing smile, seemingly pleased that she had ‘diagnosed’ us as a couple so 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Well, we're certainly very pleased that it has come.’
    • ‘I'm pleased that I'm alive and home getting better and hopefully I'll be back to school soon.’
    • ‘‘Hey guys, glad you could join us,’ she smiled genuinely pleased that they had come on a double date with them.’
    • ‘So we are very, very pleased that this Land Transport Amendment Bill simplifies the logbook regime for truck-drivers.’
    • ‘The Queen was said to be ‘delighted’ with her new granddaughter, and pleased that mother and baby were doing well.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Pamela was smiling warmly at his response, obviously pleased that he realized his oversight.’
    • ‘I smiled to myself, overly pleased that he believed in me that much.’
    • ‘Bonnie smiled, secretly pleased that the girl was now talking.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘I'm pleased that so many people have turned up here,’ he said.’
    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 the Committee that this has not been the case with Part 5.’
      • ‘I am pleased to advise you that Council has adopted the Local Area Traffic Management Plan for the. Little River area.’
      • ‘I am pleased to advise that our new Terminal 2 is open.’
      • ‘"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.’
      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’
      • ‘Certain acts leave us proud and pleased with ourselves.’
      • ‘You are standing in the line at Manchester Airport about to check-in and, frankly, you're feeling pretty pleased with yourself.’
      • ‘All the litter-pickers were pleased with themselves and it was good to get people of all ages together.’
      • ‘He looked round at their familiar, loved faces, feeling proud of them and, this morning, very pleased with himself.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Mike said: ‘Chorlton is incredibly smug and pleased with itself.’’
      • ‘I was quite pleased with myself for achieving it from him.’
      • ‘Until now, especially with the conviction of four men for the African attacks in July, Western security services were relatively pleased with themselves.’
      • ‘The others are ineffectual, arrogant or pleased with themselves.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I felt quite irrationally pleased with myself, as though I had actually achieved something.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘And then he'd be so pleased with himself; he'd strut around as if he was the best man in the world.’
      • ‘The bureaucrats must be feeling very pleased with themselves.’
      • ‘I bet you're feeling very pleased with yourself, eh, Paul?’
      • ‘Yes, they should be very pleased with themselves for that.’
      • ‘He was no one to be proud of, so don't look so pleased with yourself.’
      • ‘They had every reason to feel pleased with themselves.’
      • ‘He said: ‘They will be feeling pretty pleased with themselves at this moment in time and they will be talking about it.’’
      self-satisfied, smug, complacent, self-congratulatory, superior, puffed up, self-approving, well pleased, proud of oneself
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Phrases

  • (as) pleased as Punch

  • not best pleased

    • informal Annoyed or irritated.

      ‘the government-backed organizations were not best pleased by the criticism’
      • ‘Warner Music, which financed the project, is not best pleased.’
      • ‘Some religious leaders aren't best pleased either, having lost half their congregations to the new upstart.’
      • ‘To say the least I was not best pleased at his article.’
      • ‘I'm not best pleased with being British today.’
      • ‘Dick Advocaat's limited post-match observations on his back-up goalkeeper's problems suggest the manager is not best pleased with him.’
      • ‘I'm not best pleased with the main external event of the day.’
      • ‘The real Board of Deputies are not best pleased.’
      • ‘For some hitherto unknown reason, Emilia was not best pleased.’
      • ‘Downing Street was not best pleased with her, for some reason.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, the cities' administrators are not best pleased.’
      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.’’
      • ‘Look, I'm pleased to meet you and all that, but you didn't answer my question.’
      • ‘And Lawrence Zeiger said, I'm pleased to meet you.’
      • ‘She said, ‘I'm very pleased to meet you, Mr. Raines.’’
      • ‘Thank you Samantha and pleased to meet you too.’
      • ‘Her voice was warm and welcoming, despite her earlier misgivings: ‘We're pleased to meet you, Professor.’’
      • ‘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 apologize for my error, Mrs. Johnson, and I am very pleased to meet you.’
      • ‘I wanted to say ‘I'm pleased to meet you, I'm from England, where are you from?’’
      • ‘I'm very pleased to meet you at last, after all the wonderful things I've heard about you from your father.’

Pronunciation

pleased

/pliːzd/