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Meaning of PLEASANTRY

Pronunciation:  'plezuntree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an agreeable or amusing remark; "they exchange pleasantries"
 

PLEASANTRY is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: jest, jocularity, joke

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pleas"ant*ry\, n.; pl. {Pleasantries}. [F.
plaisanterie. See {Pleasant}.]
That which denotes or promotes pleasure or good humor;
cheerfulness; gayety; merriment; especially, an agreeable
playfulness in conversation; a jocose or humorous remark;
badinage.

      The grave abound in pleasantries, the dull in repartees
      and points of wit.                       --Addison.

      The keen observation and ironical pleasantry of a
      finished man of the world.               --Macaulay.

 
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