pleased


pleased
pleased [ plizd ] adjective **
happy and satisfied:
pleased with: It took a long time to complete the work, but I'm very pleased with the results.
I'm really pleased with how you guys performed.
pleased about: I'm really pleased about your new job.
be pleased to do something: I'm pleased to announce the winners of the contest.
You'll be pleased to hear that Dave can't come tonight!
a. not/none too pleased used for saying that someone is annoyed about something:
Dad wasn't too pleased about me losing the keys.
pleased/only too pleased to do something
willing/very willing to do something:
I'd be pleased to answer any questions you have about the plan.
We'd be only too pleased to help.
pleased to meet you
used as a polite way of greeting someone when you meet them for the first time:
Tony, this is Mr. Wilkins. Pleased to meet you.
pleased with yourself
very proud of something you have done, especially in a way that annoys other people:
Paul came back looking very pleased with himself.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • pleased — W3S2 [pli:zd] adj 1.) happy or satisfied ▪ Your Dad will be so pleased. ▪ She seemed pleased by the compliment. pleased about ▪ I could tell she was pleased about something. pleased with ▪ Gwinn was pleased with the results. pleased for ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pleased — Pleased, a. Experiencing pleasure. {Pleas ed*ly}, adv. {Pleas ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pleased — ► ADJECTIVE 1) feeling or showing pleasure and satisfaction. 2) (pleased to do) willing or glad to do …   English terms dictionary

  • pleased — index complacent, inclined, proud (self respecting) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pleased — [[t]pli͟ːzd[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, usu ADJ prep/that/to inf If you are pleased, you are happy about something or satisfied with something. Felicity seemed pleased at the suggestion... I think he s going to be pleased that we… …   English dictionary

  • pleased */*/ — UK [pliːzd] / US [plɪzd] adjective happy and satisfied pleased with: It took a long time to complete the work, but I m very pleased with the results. pleased with: Are you pleased with the way things went yesterday? pleased about: I m really… …   English dictionary

  • pleased — adjective 1 especially BrE happy or satisfied: I was so pleased when they said they d be able to stay another week. (+ about): Are you pleased about the results? | pleased (with): Di seems pleased with her new car. | pleased (that): I m pleased… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pleased — adj. 1) greatly, highly pleased 2) pleased about, at, by, with 3) pleased to + inf. (we are pleased to be here; I am pleased to meet you) 4) pleased that + clause (she was pleased that the proposal had been accepted) * * * [pliːzd] at by highly… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pleased — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very …   Collocations dictionary

  • Pleased — Please Please, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pleased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pleasing}.] [OE. plesen, OF. plaisir, fr. L. placere, akin to placare to reconcile. Cf. {Complacent}, {Placable}, {Placid}, {Plea}, {Plead}, {Pleasure}.] 1. To give pleasure to; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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