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pleasantry
American English: /ˈplɛzntri/
British English: /ˈplɛz(ə)ntri/

Translation of pleasantry in Spanish:

noun plural pleasantries

countable
  • 1 (polite remark) they exchanged the usual (social) pleasantries
    intercambiaron los cumplidos or las cortesías de rigor
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (joking remark)
    gracia (feminine)
    comentario (masculine) gracioso or jocoso
    Example sentences
    • 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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