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noun as in nice remark

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It wasn’t one of these pleasantry kinds of meetings whatsoever.

To start, he exchanged pleasantries with the boy before attempting to debunk his testimony.

The men exchanged pleasantries, Buzbee recalled, and then Buzbee made an offer.

I joined him and, after some pleasantries, raised the subject.

Vargas, suspecting the conversation would turn into a recruitment pitch, stopped responding after exchanging pleasantries.

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But this pleasantry, excellent as pleasantry, hardly deserves serious refutation.

It is a continental form of pleasantry, and an artistic experiment in blasphemy which is taken seriously by the unwise.

She looked up with a sort of half smile, as if she suspected some pleasantry of which she had not yet detected the drift.

"I think there is no necessity for carrying a pleasantry into our private life," she said, in a perfectly amiable voice.

This was evidently local pleasantry, for the old man cackled over it, and his cronies joined in with gusto.


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On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pleasantry, such as: repartee, witticism, badinage, banter, humor, and jest.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.