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Synonyms for banter
ˈbæn 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, interchange

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

    be silly or tease one another

    "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"

    Synonyms:
    jolly, pull the leg of, 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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. banter

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

    Antonyms:
    discussion, discourse, argument

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. banter(n)

    Synonyms:
    joking, jesting, pleasantry, badinage, chaff, raillery, persiflage, asteism

  2. banter(v)

    Synonyms:
    jest, chaff, rally, roast

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    chitchat, joke

How to pronounce banter?

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How to use banter in a sentence?

  1. Gavin Parry:

    We're post 'Japan Inc' earnings now and the focus is back on China where local brokers are talking about market reforms, many of which will have a direct market impact,, there's also a continued focus on the U.S. Federal Reserve, with a lot of sell-side banter about quantifying what level of rate increases brokers are expecting. The shortened trading week should mean low volume with a very domestica focus, but the long-term outlook is still good for the Nikkei as long as the yen continues to weaken against the dollar.

  2. Piara Powar:

    There's a strand of male culture you see in the UK, and to some extent other Anglo Saxon societies, prevalent among 20, 30 and even 40-year-olds, which is : you go abroad, you drink a fair amount, you sing songs and engage in banter, and pick on someone who is different to you, there's this pervasive sexism and racism. The idea that' anyone who isn't like us, we're going to sing about them and insult them and it's part of the lad's day out.'.

  3. Sheena Melwani:

    The fun is that the mysterious voice remains a mystery on my social media pages. So many people are enjoying the banter that it would be a shame for him to reveal himself now.

  4. Ash Barty:

    I've played Ons before. Played doubles with her. She's a great person as well. I enjoy giving her a little bit of stick every single day when I see her. She gives it back, which I love. It's great banter, it's really nice to see her starting to play big matches, get herself deeper in tournaments. She has the ability, she has the brain on the tennis court... (she is) someone who brings a smile on my face whenever I see her.

  5. Tiger Woods:

    We wanted to do something that's different, something unique, i just thought the competitive atmosphere was fantastic, the shots we hit were great, and on top of that, I think the banter back and forth, the needling, the jabbing, it was all good fun.


Translations for banter

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  • 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
  • मज़ाकHindi
  • 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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