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noun as in nice remark

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After removing the shades, exchanging a few pleasantries, and ordering his black coffee and turkey BLT, we get into it.

After exchanging a few pleasantries about the weather and our respective journeys to Malibu, we finally get down to business.

After exchanging a few pleasantries, the king reaches into his coat pocket for a prepared statement.

We exchange pleasantries for a few minutes, and he asks me about myself.

She laughed and they exchanged pleasantries for a few minutes, after which she went on to roast the guest of honor.

With such like pleasantries he beguiled the happy times we spent together.

She tolerated, indeed she sometimes even smiled at the gallant captain's pleasantries, when they were of a harmless sort.

No correspondence exhibits more careful attention, finer shades of meaning or more amiable pleasantries.

Scarcely anything has been written against the French Academy, except frivolous and insipid pleasantries.

He obtained some success with the ladies by his sarcastic pleasantries in the fashion of the eighteenth century.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pleasantries, such as: witticism, repartee, badinage, merriment, humor, and quip.

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