from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The quality of being pleasing or of giving pleasure.
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- noun The quality or state of being
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an agreeable beauty that gives pleasure or enjoyment
- noun pleasant palatability
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She had always liked the physical presentment of Joe, but it was a presentment of clothes, and she had thought the pleasingness of it due to the neatness and taste with which he dressed.
That such pleasingness would reside for her in any man astonished her.
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On the other hand, there was a pleasingness about him that simply had to be used — those who possessed that pleasingness had to keep their hands in, and go along attaching people that they had no use to make of.
He got up and, as he absorbed the situation, his self-knowledge assured him that he would undertake to deal with it — the old fatal pleasingness, the old forceful charm, swept back with its cry of “Use me!”
Here was one use for all the pleasingness that Dick had expended over a large area he would never retrace ....
To be sure, this very understanding, in itself, knowing the discipline under which they served, its consistency and reality, encouraged them to attempt to achieve perfect pleasingness, with the result that the whip was seldom called for, unless perhaps for the amusement of the master.
Or perhaps he had flung it there that my master, or his man, might understand, when he came to unchain me, that at the least failure in my pleasingness I was due for a whipping.
Cromwell himself, however great a man, was displeased to think that his warts and wrinkles had been found less inimical to pleasingness of aspect, than might have been looked for.
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 534, February 18, 1832
Doubtless the painter had noticed the pleasingness of such reflections, as repeating the human form, the supreme object of interest; but the interest stopped there.
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