Pleasantry

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.
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The grave abound in pleasantries, the dull in repartees and points of wit.
Addison.
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The keen observation and ironical pleasantry of a finished man of the world.
Macaulay.
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