Definition for PLEAS'ANT-RY

PLEAS'ANT-RY, n. [plez'antry; Fr. plaisanterie.]

  1. Gayety; merriment. The harshness of reasoning is not a little softened and smoothed by the infusions of mirth and pleasantry. – Addison.
  2. Sprightly saying; lively talk; effusion of humor. The grave abound in pleasantries, the dull in repartees and points of wit. – Addison.

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