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Highly gratified or satisfied.‘Moore paused, well pleased with the effect’
happy, glad, delighted, gratified, grateful, thankful, content, contented, satisfied, thrilled, elated, as pleased as punch, overjoyed, cock-a-hoop, like a dog with two tails, like a child with a new toyView synonyms
- ‘Sounds like this lady from Walkden was well-pleased!’
- ‘‘The plan is more of the same,’ said a well-pleased Head Coach.’
- ‘The group were well-pleased by the amount of positive feedback received throughout their trip.’
- ‘‘This year the quality was even higher than last year,’ said well-pleased organiser, Gail Clarke.’
- ‘However, patrons were well-pleased with both productions and showed their appreciation with a thunderous standing ovation at the end.’
- ‘I would hazard a guess that he will be well-pleased with the spin-off and significantly, so will the boss!’
- ‘Both were packed with gutsy flavour but while my partner pronounced himself well-pleased with his choice, my soup could have done with being a little hotter than lukewarm.’
- ‘God will be well-pleased with them and they with Him.’
- ‘Her mother looked well-pleased with herself and retreated to her bedroom, claiming extreme fatigue.’
- ‘The leader was well-pleased with his Washington trip.’
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