Definitions for: Pleasantry


[n] an agreeable or amusing remark; "they exchange pleasantries"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

See Also: jest, jocularity, joke

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