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Satisfying or appealing:‘the pleasing austerity of the surroundings’
- ‘There is an awesome cathedral in Seville, and a number of other aesthetically pleasing buildings.’
- ‘Wilson develops his argument through a pleasing series of case studies.’
- ‘The organ score accompanying the film sounds quite pleasing.’
- ‘The music was very tuneful and pleasing the ear.’
- ‘No, it's not pleasing to the eye.’
- ‘Some of the things that irritate you about him are also very pleasing at the same time.’
- ‘The title doesn't evoke an entirely pleasing image.’
- ‘Used in cologne and perfumes, the smell is distinctive and very pleasing.’
- ‘There were plenty of pleasing aspects, not least that York completed all their sets of six in the first half.’
- ‘There was not a moment when the show was not pleasing.’
- ‘After the interval a group of six musicians gave a pleasing rendering of three modern pieces.’
- ‘It is a major variety in New Guinea, with a flavour which is sweet and pleasing.’
- ‘Taureans adore comfort and like being surrounded by pleasing, soothing things.’
- ‘To appeal to a 15-year-old, fragrances generally need a pleasing, unsophisticated, somewhat fruity or floral top note.’
- ‘The problem is that most corporate sites often lack a pleasing form.’
- ‘A lot of design and technology has been applied to the glider and the result has been very pleasing.’
- ‘Most of the other starters, however, including the thick, roasted butternut squash soup, were quite pleasing.’
- ‘It is time to replace this portrait with a more pleasing experience.’
- ‘Artists must concentrate on making their presentations visually apt and pleasing.’
- ‘The materials used on the exteriors give the house a pleasing, weathered appearance.’
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