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synonyms for pleasantries

  • repartee
  • witticism
  • badinage
  • banter
  • humor
  • jest
  • joke
  • levity
  • merriment
  • quip
  • quirk
  • sally
  • squib
  • wit
  • bon mot
  • joking

antonyms for pleasantries

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  • seriousness
  • criticism
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How to use pleasantries in a sentence

With such like pleasantries he beguiled the happy times we spent together.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
She tolerated, indeed she sometimes even smiled at the gallant captain's pleasantries, when they were of a harmless sort.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
No correspondence exhibits more careful attention, finer shades of meaning or more amiable pleasantries.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
Scarcely anything has been written against the French Academy, except frivolous and insipid pleasantries.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
He obtained some success with the ladies by his sarcastic pleasantries in the fashion of the eighteenth century.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
And does Archie really believe this tale himself, or is it just one of his little pleasantries?
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
There is something so infectious and childlike in the pleasantries of youth, that Marcas smiled again in reply.
Z. MARCASHONORE DE BALZAC
Such pleasantries are like the song of one who is alarmed in the dark.
MY RECOLLECTIONS OF LORD BYRONTERESA GUICCIOLI
Will you excuse us for a moment's interchange of pleasantries?
THE GHOST BREAKERCHARLES GODDARD
We despair of ever dispelling these creatures by pungent pleasantries—of routing them by sharp censure.
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE
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