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pleasantry

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˈplez.ən.tri/ formal us  
a polite and often slightly humorous remark, usually made to help other people feel relaxed: After exchanging pleasantries, the delegation revealed the purpose of their visit.
Translations of “pleasantry”
in Chinese (Traditional) 客套話, 打趣的話…
in Russian любезность, вежливое замечание…
in Turkish hoş/güzel söz, takılma, lâtife…
in Chinese (Simplified) 客套话, 打趣的话…
in Polish uprzejmość…
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