Definition of pleased in US 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’
    • ‘The Queen was said to be ‘delighted’ with her new granddaughter, and pleased that mother and baby were doing well.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I smiled to myself, overly pleased that he believed in me that much.’
    • ‘I was increasingly unhappy with the whole idea as time went on, and I'm very pleased that it's no longer happening.’
    • ‘She smiled, inwardly pleased that he felt the same way about her as a challenge as she did towards him.’
    • ‘Well, we're certainly very pleased that it has come.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Hey guys, glad you could join us,’ she smiled genuinely pleased that they had come on a double date with them.’
    • ‘Sandie gave me a knowing smile, seemingly pleased that she had ‘diagnosed’ us as a couple so well.’
    • ‘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 a conferee with the Senate on that bill, and I'm very, very pleased that the stronger, in many cases, House provisions were included.’
    • ‘‘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 pleased that I'm alive and home getting better and hopefully I'll be back to school soon.’
    • ‘‘I'm pleased that so many people have turned up here,’ he said.’
    • ‘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.’
    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 that our new Terminal 2 is open.’
      • ‘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 the Committee that this has not been the case with Part 5.’
      • ‘"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’
      • ‘Yes, they should be very pleased with themselves for that.’
      • ‘I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself and proud of the control I have over the car.’
      • ‘He was no one to be proud of, so don't look so pleased with yourself.’
      • ‘Certain acts leave us proud and pleased with ourselves.’
      • ‘And then he'd be so pleased with himself; he'd strut around as if he was the best man in the world.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He said: ‘They will be feeling pretty pleased with themselves at this moment in time and they will be talking about it.’’
      • ‘You are standing in the line at Manchester Airport about to check-in and, frankly, you're feeling pretty pleased with yourself.’
      • ‘I bet you're feeling very pleased with yourself, eh, Paul?’
      • ‘Mike said: ‘Chorlton is incredibly smug and pleased with itself.’’
      • ‘I was quite pleased with myself for achieving it from him.’
      • ‘I felt quite irrationally pleased with myself, as though I had actually achieved something.’
      • ‘He looked round at their familiar, loved faces, feeling proud of them and, this morning, very pleased with himself.’
      • ‘The others are ineffectual, arrogant or 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.’
      • ‘They had every reason to feel pleased with themselves.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The bureaucrats must be feeling very pleased with themselves.’
      • ‘All the litter-pickers were pleased with themselves and it was good to get people of all ages together.’
      • ‘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.’
      self-satisfied, smug, complacent, self-congratulatory, superior, puffed up, self-approving, well pleased, proud of oneself
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Phrases

  • pleased to meet you

    • Said on being introduced to someone.

      ‘“This is my wife.” “Pleased to meet you.”’
      • ‘Brian immediately turned and politely introduced himself: ‘I'm very pleased to meet you, Mr. Kirby.’’
      • ‘I apologize for my error, Mrs. Johnson, and I am very 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.’
      • ‘I'm very pleased to meet you at last, after all the wonderful things I've heard about you from your father.’
      • ‘I wanted to say ‘I'm pleased to meet you, I'm from England, where are you from?’’
      • ‘He paid for the coffee and said pleased to meet you and was talking to himself on the way out.’
      • ‘She said, ‘I'm very pleased to meet you, Mr. Raines.’’
      • ‘Her voice was warm and welcoming, despite her earlier misgivings: ‘We're pleased to meet you, Professor.’’
      • ‘Thank you Samantha and pleased to meet you too.’

Pronunciation

pleased

/plizd//plēzd/