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Definition of Pleasantry

Pleasantry
Pleasantry Pleas"ant*ry, n.; pl. Pleasantries. [F. plaisanterie. See Pleasant.] That which denotes or promotes pleasure or good humor; cheerfulness; gayety; merriment; especially, an agreeable playfulness in conversation; a jocose or humorous remark; badinage. The grave abound in pleasantries, the dull in repartees and points of wit. --Addison. The keen observation and ironical pleasantry of a finished man of the world. --Macaulay.

Meaning of Pleasantry from wikipedia

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- “In fact, the good squire was a little too apt to indulge that kind of pleasantry which is generally called rhodomontade. . .” A 17th-century example of...
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- December 3, 2008. Zimmer, Benjamin (January 23, 2009). "Obama's Indonesian pleasantries: the video". Language Log. University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved October...
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- the same modus operandi, he briefly engaged Smelt with a commonplace pleasantry about the weather before striking hammer blows to her skull from behind...
- out of a meeting with Johnson after a meeting did not "get beyond the pleasantries". Johnson's visit to Turkey from 25 to 27 September 2016 was somewhat...