pleasantry - die Hänselei, der Scherz
pleasantries (pl.) - die Hänseleien, die Scherze
pleasantry - an inconsequential remark made as part of a polite conversation: after an exchange of pleasantries, I proceeded to outline the plan.
a mild joke: he laughed at the pleasantry.Chambers
pleasantry - 1 (usually 'pleasantries') a remark made for the sake of politeness or friendliness. 2 humour; teasing.
pleasantry - (= joking remark) Scherz; (= polite remark) Höflichkeit, Nettigkeit
Hänselei - teasing
pleasantry - a: (agreeable remark) Nettigkeit; (humorous remark) Scherz; b: (jocularity) Humor
Hänselei - a: teasing; b: (Bemerkung) teasing remark
The executive expected a bland cocktail-party pleasantry in reply to his innocuous comment.
His Houston friend assured him he'd misread the exchange: "Why don't we do so and so" is only a vague pleasantry, best translated (in Texan) as, "How are you?"
a compliment is merely a passing pleasantry, not the Congressional Medal of Honor, of which you want to make sure you are worthy. So please resist the temptation to argue back.
After introductions and a few pleasantries, the executive asked, "So Harold, what do you do?"
Spanish remains their second language and they would smile and exchange pleasantries but little more.
He even learned some rudimentary Russian to exchange pleasantries with his sources.
The dinner also affords an opportunity for the two presidents to exchange pleasantries in formal toasts, which are often political in nature.
But after a few pleasantries, the Soviets unexpectedly got serious.
At one point, Mr. Zakharov even took time off from looking at the mostly indifferent pictures to exchange pleasantries with a leather-clad emigre artist.
Civilised life largely rests upon a skein of white lies, pleasantries and the tolerance of fools.
I had a rather important question I wanted answering. Why, I asked after lengthy preambles and pleasantries about South African inflation and the high cost of keeping 42 wives, is there no rain?
dual-window interface provides such pleasantries as commands to search among files, overwrite latest versions only, and move or copy subdirectories.
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