One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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
- ‘Her mother looked well-pleased with herself and retreated to her bedroom, claiming extreme fatigue.’
- ‘Sounds like this lady from Walkden was well-pleased!’
- ‘God will be well-pleased with them and they with Him.’
- ‘‘This year the quality was even higher than last year,’ said well-pleased organiser, Gail Clarke.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘However, patrons were well-pleased with both productions and showed their appreciation with a thunderous standing ovation at the end.’
- ‘The leader was well-pleased with his Washington trip.’
- ‘The group were well-pleased by the amount of positive feedback received throughout their trip.’
- ‘‘The plan is more of the same,’ said a well-pleased Head Coach.’
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