noun, plural pleas·ant·ries.
- pleasant grove,
- pleasant hill,
- pleasant island,
- pleased as punch,
Origin of pleasantry
Examples from the Web for pleasantry
But they are more than clumsy, they have an offensive horse-play kind of pleasantry that is nothing less than insult.Studies in Medival Life and Literature|Edward Tompkins McLaughlin
This ingenious contrivance has furnished matter for many a pleasantry in picaresque tales and farces.Gatherings From Spain|Richard Ford
The pleasantry was true, for he owned the forty miles of road from Galway to his own door.On an Irish Jaunting-car|Samuel G. Bayne
"I think there is no necessity for carrying a pleasantry into our private life," she said, in a perfectly amiable voice.In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers
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.What Is Man? And Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for pleasantry
"sprightly humor in conversation," 1650s, from French plaisanterie "joke, jest; joking, jesting," from plaisant (see pleasant). Related: Pleasantries.