Definition of 'pleasantry'
Example sentences containing 'pleasantry'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
No sooner had pleasantries been exchanged than he asked about the share price. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Further pleasantries were exchanged for some minutes. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)They exchange pleasantries for a moment. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We exchanged a few pleasantries with an Egyptian waiter. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The days are over when they would exchange pleasantries and grin - albeit through gritted teeth. Times, Sunday Times (2010)An apology is offered, one or two pleasantries exchanged. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The doctor arrived and after some pleasantries and the usual surprise regarding my age, we got down to business. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Things had been tense between us for some time, but we had a cup of coffee and exchanged pleasantries. The Sun (2012)We exchanged pleasantries and then I departed to let him enjoy his moment of triumph. For Love or Money (2006)The usual pleasantries ensued, along with the inevitable cricket chat, and then talk turned to families. Times, Sunday Times (2011)After initial pleasantries, the chairman asked me what I had in mind for the church. Christianity Today (2000)
Trends of 'pleasantry'
Used Rarely. pleasantry is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of pleasantry from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.