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Synonyms for pleasantry



Synonyms for pleasantry

a courteous act or courteous acts that contribute to smoothness and ease in dealings and social relationships

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an agreeable or amusing remark

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He laughed sonorously at his own conceit, for, though he had little sense of humor, the crudest pleasantry from his own lips moved him always to roars of appreciation.
I was not aware that it was necessary to ask your permission before smiling at a harmless pleasantry.
I was modestly wondering whether my utmost ingenuity would have enabled me to say anything that would have amused him half as much as this imaginary pleasantry, when I was startled by a sudden click in the wall on one side of the chimney, and the ghostly tumbling open of a little wooden flap with "JOHN" upon it.
Tiring of Paulvitch, one of the men essayed a pleasantry.
As he said, Kim undoubtedly made the remark as a pleasantry.
At that time, it was not only civil, but considered a pleasantry to thank a lady, especially a shop assistant, by saying 'thank you my dear'.
Bruce explained his reasons for going to the players in a brief meeting, said he was disappointed, and wished them luck, and the pleasantry was returned.
So did the idea of encouraging artistic expression of aging minds and the aesthetic pleasantry of Meta's landscaping.
They still sent cards on birthdays and holidays, and that pleasantry kept the lines of communication open, though what traveled along those lines was pretty banal.
Bits of country pop balladry are judiciously integrated for variety's sake, and the overall atmosphere is one of polished, highly professional pleasantry.
It did not surprise me that the mixture of drama, dry pleasantry and compassion is very powerful.
One man's bantering pleasantry can be another's insult.
The economic pleasantry in this country has nothing to do with the current president any more than the global recession had to do with George Bush.
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