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pleasantry

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1 an act or utterance that is a customary show of good manners
  • "how are you" is merely a social pleasantry

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2 something said or done to cause laughter
  • his after-dinner speeches usually include the sort of gentle pleasantry that raises a chuckle

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The first known use of pleasantry was in 1594

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“Pleasantry.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pleasantry. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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