Pleasantry and Wit


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Pleasantry noun – Something said or done to cause laughter.
Usage example: his after-dinner speeches usually include the sort of gentle pleasantry that raises a chuckle

Wit is a synonym for pleasantry in wittiness topic. In some cases you can use "Wit" instead a noun "Pleasantry", when it comes to topics like nice remark.
Nearby Word: pleasant
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Wit noun – A person (as a writer) noted for or specializing in humor.
Pleasantry is a synonym for wit in humor topic. You can use "Pleasantry" instead a noun "Wit", if it concerns topics such as amusement, wittiness.
Nearby Words: witty, witling
Synonyms for Wit
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