pleasantry definition

  • noun:
    • A humorous comment or act; a jest.
    • A polite social utterance; a civility: exchanged pleasantries before getting down seriously to business.
    • A good-humored or playful manner in conversation or personal relations.
    • A casual, courteous remark
    • A playful comment; a jest
    • whatever denotes or encourages enjoyment or good humor; cheerfulness; gayety; merriment; specially, an agreeable playfulness in discussion; a jocose or humorous comment; badinage.
    • great humor; cheerfulness; sprightliness.
    • Humorousness: jocularity; witticism; raillery; wit.
    • A sprightly or humorous saying; a jest.
    • A laughable technique; a prank; a caper: since, the pleasantries of monkeys. Addison.
    • an agreeable or amusing comment

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