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n. pl. pleas·ant·ries
1. A humorous remark or act; a jest.
2. A polite social utterance; a civility: exchanged pleasantries before getting down to business.
3. A good-humored or playful manner in conversation or social relations.
[French plaisanterie, from Old French plesanterie, from plaisant, pleasant; see pleasant.]
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n, pl -ries
1. (often plural) an agreeable or amusing remark, often one made in order to be polite: they exchanged pleasantries.
2. an agreeably humorous manner or style
3. rare enjoyment; pleasantness: a pleasantry of life.
[C17: from French plaisanterie, from plaisant pleasant]
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pleas•ant•ry(ˈplɛz ən tri)
n., pl. -ries.
1. good-humored teasing; banter.
2. a humorous action or remark.
3. a courteous remark used to facilitate a conversation.
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|Noun||1.||pleasantry - an agreeable or amusing remark; "they exchange pleasantries"|
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noun (usually plural) comment, remark, casual remark, polite remark They exchanged pleasantries about the weather.
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(= joke) → plaisanterie f pleasantries
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pleasantry[ˈplɛzntrɪ] n (joke) → battuta di spirito, spiritosaggine f; (polite remark) to exchange pleasantries → scambiarsi convenevoli
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