Translation of pleasantry in Spanish:

pleasantry

Pronunciation: /ˈplezəntri/

n (plural -ries)

countable/numerable
  • 1.1 (polite remark) cumplido (m), cortesía (f) they exchanged the usual (social) pleasantries intercambiaron los cumplidos or las cortesías de rigor
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    • And off we both went through the rain, pleasantries exchanged and honour satisfied.
    • After the introductions were done they exchanged pleasantries with Caitlyn who answered politely to all of them.
    • Johnson attempted to start conversation with some pleasantries but Bill was not very talkative.
    1.2 (joking remark) gracia (f), comentario (m) gracioso or jocoso
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    • He puts on a spectacle so that the guests presume "the whole matter as a well-contrived pleasantry."
    • Pleasantry is allowable, not waggery. Besides, even laughter must be kept in check.

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