Pleasantry

Definition of Pleasantry

Pleas´ant`ry
n.1.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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Atticism, affability, agile wit, agreeability, agreeableness, amenity, amiability, amicability, aphorism, apothegm, badinage, banter, black humor, bliss, blissfulness, bon mot, boutade, bright idea, bright thought, brilliance, brilliant idea, burlesque, caricature, chaff, cleverness, comedy, compatibility, complaisance, conceit, congeniality, cordiality, crack, dry wit, enjoyableness, epigram, esprit, exchange, facetiae, facetiousness, farce, felicitousness, flash of wit, flight of wit, fooling, fooling around, funniness, geniality, gibe, give-and-take, good-natured banter, goodliness, goodness, graciousness, happy thought, harmless teasing, harmoniousness, humor, humorousness, irony, jape, jest, jive, jocoseness, jocularity, joke, joking, josh, joshing, keen-wittedness, keenness, kidding, kidding around, lampoon, mellifluousness, mellowness, mot, nasty crack, niceness, nimble wit, nimble-wittedness, parody, persiflage, play of wit, pleasance, pleasantness, pleasingness, pleasurability, pleasurableness, pleasure, pleasurefulness, pretty wit, pungency, quick wit, quick-wittedness, quip, quips and cranks, raillery, rallying, rapport, ready wit, repartee, retort, ridicule, riposte, sally, salt, saltiness, sarcasm, satire, savor of wit, scintillation, sharpness, slapstick, slapstick humor, smart crack, smart saying, smartness, snappy comeback, sport, squib, stroke of wit, subtle wit, sweetness, travesty, turn of thought, twit, visual humor, welcomeness, wisecrack, wit, witticism, wittiness
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