noun, plural pleas·ant·ries.
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The men exchanged pleasantries, Buzbee recalled, and then Buzbee made an offer.
I joined him and, after some pleasantries, raised the subject.How Biking Across America Formed an Unlikely Friendship|Raffi Joe Wartanian|October 8, 2020|Outside Online
Vargas, suspecting the conversation would turn into a recruitment pitch, stopped responding after exchanging pleasantries.
But this pleasantry, excellent as pleasantry, hardly deserves serious refutation.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
It is a continental form of pleasantry, and an artistic experiment in blasphemy which is taken seriously by the unwise.Devil-Worship in France|Arthur Edward Waite
She looked up with a sort of half smile, as if she suspected some pleasantry of which she had not yet detected the drift.With Edged Tools|Henry Seton Merriman
"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
This was evidently local pleasantry, for the old man cackled over it, and his cronies joined in with gusto.Dracula|Bram Stoker