Meaning of well pleased in English:

well pleased


  • Highly gratified or satisfied.

    ‘Moore paused, well pleased with the effect’
    • ‘‘This year the quality was even higher than last year,’ said well-pleased organiser, Gail Clarke.’
    • ‘‘The plan is more of the same,’ said a well-pleased Head Coach.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sounds like this lady from Walkden was well-pleased!’
    • ‘I would hazard a guess that he will be well-pleased with the spin-off and significantly, so will the boss!’
    • ‘The leader was well-pleased with his Washington trip.’
    • ‘God will be well-pleased with them and they with Him.’
    • ‘The group were well-pleased by the amount of positive feedback received throughout their trip.’
    • ‘Her mother looked well-pleased with herself and retreated to her bedroom, claiming extreme fatigue.’
    happy, glad, delighted, gratified, grateful, thankful, content, contented, satisfied, well pleased, thrilled, elated, as pleased as Punch, overjoyed, cock-a-hoop, like a dog with two tails, like a child with a new toy