pleasantly
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈplɛzəntli/
Adverb

pleasantly

  1. In a pleasant manner; so as to achieve a pleasant result.
    He smiled pleasantly at passersby.
    They were pleasantly surprised at the result.
  2. (degree) Lightly
  3. (obsolete) Ludicrously.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, ch. 1, Midas
      In workhouses, pleasantly so named, because work cannot be done in them.
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