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synonyms for pleasantry

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

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  • seriousness
  • criticism
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How to use pleasantry in a sentence

It wasn’t one of these pleasantry kinds of meetings whatsoever.
THESE JOBS WERE NOT POSTED ON ZIPRECRUITER (EP. 473)STEPHEN J. DUBNERAUGUST 26, 2021FREAKONOMICS
To start, he exchanged pleasantries with the boy before attempting to debunk his testimony.
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The men exchanged pleasantries, Buzbee recalled, and then Buzbee made an offer.
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I joined him and, after some pleasantries, raised the subject.
HOW BIKING ACROSS AMERICA FORMED AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPRAFFI JOE WARTANIANOCTOBER 8, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
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.
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It is a continental form of pleasantry, and an artistic experiment in blasphemy which is taken seriously by the unwise.
DEVIL-WORSHIP IN FRANCEARTHUR EDWARD WAITE
She looked up with a sort of half smile, as if she suspected some pleasantry of which she had not yet detected the drift.
WITH EDGED TOOLSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
"I think there is no necessity for carrying a pleasantry into our private life," she said, in a perfectly amiable voice.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
This was evidently local pleasantry, for the old man cackled over it, and his cronies joined in with gusto.
DRACULABRAM STOKER
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WORDS RELATED TO PLEASANTRY

  • buffoonery
  • facetiousness
  • foolishness
  • jest
  • pleasantry
  • raillery
  • waggery
  • whimsicality
  • whimsy
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.