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Synonyms for chafftʃæf, tʃɑf

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble(noun)

    material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

    stubble, stalk, shuck, wheat, chaff, angry walk, pale yellow, straw, drinking straw, still hunt, stalking, stem, husk

  2. chaff(verb)

    foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure

    stubble, husk, stalk, straw, shuck

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

    be silly or tease one another

    "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. chaff

    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.

    badinage, banter, derision, irony, jeering, mockery, raillery, ridicule, sarcasm, satire

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. chaff(n.)

    husks, hulls, glumes

  2. chaff(n.)

    refuse, worthless matter

  3. chaff(v. a.)

    ridicule, mock, scoff, deride, jeer, flout, make fun of, POKE FUN AT

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glitter, straw, bathwater

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