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Synonyms for chaff
tʃæf, tʃɑf

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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.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. chaff

    Synonyms:
    banter, badinage, nonsense, frivolity, trash, chaffer

    Antonyms:
    emphasis, seriousness, sense, substance, reason, argument, marrow, pith, gist

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubblenoun

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

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

  2. chaffverb

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

    Synonyms:
    stubble, husk, stalk, straw, shuck

  3. kid, chaff, jolly, josh, banterverb

    be silly or tease one another

    "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. chaffnoun

    Synonyms:
    husks, hulls, glumes

  2. chaffnoun

    Synonyms:
    refuse, worthless matter

  3. chaffverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. chaffnoun

    Synonyms:
    glumes, hulls, refuse

  2. chaffnoun

    Synonyms:
    banter, raillery, pleasantry, jesting, badinage

  3. chaffverb

    Synonyms:
    jest, banter

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "chaff":

    glitter, straw, bathwater

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How to use chaff in a sentence?

  1. Elbert Hubbard:

    Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.

  2. David Garofalo:

    Right now we're trying to separate the wheat from the chaff.

  3. Arabic Proverb:

    A friend is one to whom one can pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keeping what is worth keeping, and, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

  4. The Hitopadesa:

    To address a judicious remark to a thoughtless man is a mere threshing of chaff.

  5. Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.:

    Newpaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff.

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