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A casual and agreeable remark intended to make another happy.

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Usage examples (37)
  • For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively...
  • The groundwork of the pleasantry is the identity in form of the proper name with the common noun 'will.'
  • The form of bicycle he rode long ago became antiquated, but in the humor of his pleasantry is a quality which does not grow old.
  • And, in short, pleasantry never failed him.
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