Synonyms for banterˈbæn tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. banter, raillery, give-and-take, backchat(verb)

    light teasing repartee

    Synonyms:
    raillery, reciprocation, backchat, discussion, word, give-and-take, banter, interchange

  2. kid, chaff, jolly, josh, banter(verb)

    be silly or tease one another

    Synonyms:
    jolly, pull the leg of, banter, chaff, josh, kid

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. banter

    Banter is the touching upon some fault, weakness, or fancied secret of another in a way half to pique and half to please; badinage is delicate, refined banter. Raillery has more sharpness, but is usually good-humored and well meant. Irony, the saying one thing that the reverse may be understood, may be either mild or bitter. All the other words have a hostile intent. Ridicule makes a person or thing the subject of contemptuous merriment; derision seeks to make the object derided seem utterly despicable — to laugh it to scorn. Chaff is the coarse witticism of the streets, perhaps merry, oftener malicious; jeering is loud, rude ridicule, as of a hostile crowd or mob. Mockery is more studied, and may include mimicry and personal violence, as well as scornful speech. A satire is a formal composition; a sarcasm may be an impromptu sentence. The satire shows up follies to keep people from them; the sarcasm hits them because they are foolish, without inquiring whether it will do good or harm; the satire is plainly uttered; the sarcasm is covert.

    Synonyms:
    badinage, chaff, derision, irony, jeering, mockery, raillery, ridicule, sarcasm, satire

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. banter(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    jeer, joke, rally, quiz, ridicule, taunt, twit, deride, mock, make fun of, make sport of, make merry with, play upon, make a butt of

  2. banter(n.)

    Synonyms:
    raillery, ridicule, mockery, derision, persiflage, pleasantry, BADINAGE, ASTEISM, joking, jesting, quizzing, frivolous talk, small talk

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

chitchat, joke


Translations for banter

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مزاحArabic
  • задявка, закачка, задявам се, закачам се, шегувам сеBulgarian
  • drilleriDanish
  • sich amüsieren, Wortgeplänkel, Geplänkel, scherzen, auf den Arm nehmen, Spaß haben, Ulk, necken, albern, verulken, Scherz, NeckereiGerman
  • charla, burlar, charlar, tomar el pelo, bromear, chacotear, divertirse, torear, pláticaSpanish
  • pilailu, kiusoitella, pilaillaFinnish
  • badinage, taquiner, plaisanterie, badiner, s'amuserFrench
  • stríðni, stríðaIcelandic
  • chiacchierataItalian
  • whakataraMāori
  • schertsen, plagen, badinage, geplaag, schertsDutch
  • przekomarzanie się, przekomarzać sięPolish
  • caçoar, caçoada, brincadeira, bulirPortuguese
  • smågnabb, småprat, munhuggandeSwedish
  • ล้อเล่นThai
  • loumterWalloon

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