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Synonyms for joke
dʒoʊkjoke

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. joke

    Wit is the quick perception of unusual or commonly unperceived analogies or relations between things apparently unrelated, and has been said to depend upon a union of surprise and pleasure; it depends certainly on the production of a diverting, entertaining, or merrymaking surprise. The analogies with which wit plays are often superficial or artificial; humor deals with real analogies of an amusing or entertaining kind, or with traits of character that are seen to have a comical side as soon as brought to view. Wit is keen, sudden, brief, and sometimes severe; humor is deep, thoughtful, sustained, and always kindly. Pleasantry is lighter and less vivid than wit. Fun denotes the merry results produced by wit and humor, or by any fortuitous occasion of mirth, and is pronounced and often hilarious.

    Synonyms:
    banter, burlesque, drollery, facetiousness, fun, humor, jest, jocularity, playfulness, pleasantry, raillery, waggery, waggishness, wit, witticism

    Antonyms:
    dulness, gravity, seriousness, sobriety, solemnity, stolidity, stupidity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. joke, gag, laugh, jest, japenoun

    a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

    "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"

    Synonyms:
    prank, muzzle, caper, trick, antic, jest, gag, laughter, jocularity, laugh, put-on, jape

  2. jest, joke, jocularitynoun

    activity characterized by good humor

    Synonyms:
    prank, caper, trick, antic, jest, gag, jocosity, jocundity, jocularity, laugh, put-on, jape

  3. antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-onnoun

    a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

    Synonyms:
    pasquinade, put-on, thaumaturgy, gag, john, sendup, deception, legerdemain, magic trick, parody, job, jest, capriole, fraud, whoremaster, clowning, takeoff, caper, mockery, humbug, charade, frivolity, jape, jocularity, play, buffoonery, romp, fraudulence, fast one, dupery, trick, illusion, magic, lampoon, harlequinade, antic, hoax, travesty, whoremonger, laugh, gambol, frolic, burlesque, spoof, conjuring trick, prank, japery, conjuration

  4. jokeverb

    a triviality not to be taken seriously

    "I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"

    Synonyms:
    prank, caper, trick, antic, jest, gag, jocularity, laugh, put-on, jape

  5. joke, jestverb

    tell a joke; speak humorously

    "He often jokes even when he appears serious"

    Synonyms:
    jest

  6. joke, jestverb

    act in a funny or teasing way

    Synonyms:
    jest

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Editors Contribution

  1. yukking

    Submitted by anonymous on January 26, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. jokenoun

    Synonyms:
    jest, quip, quirk, crank, witticism, sally, JEU D'ESPRIT

  2. jokeverb

    Synonyms:
    jest, crack a joke, perpetrate a joke

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. jokenoun

    Synonyms:
    jest, witticism, jocosity, sally, jeu d'esprit, quip, quirk, joe miller

  2. jokeverb

    Synonyms:
    rally, banter, jest

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How to use joke in a sentence?

  1. Cindy Hyde-Smith:

    Obviously Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith was making a joke and clearly the video was selectively edited.

  2. Dr. David Spiegel:

    My patients joke with me. They ask me, 'Doctor, am I living longer yet' I say, 'I don't know, but you're living better.' The goal in our groups is not to pretend you're going to make your cancer go away but to live well in the face of cancer.

  3. Daniel Kaluuya:

    I was muted. Can you believe that? I told the best joke of my life and I was muted. I felt like I was in a sunken place.

  4. Michelle Fiscus:

    At first, I thought that was a joke and contacted a few friends, and then, when no one claimed it, I realized that that was something that was sent to me as some kind of a message.

  5. Victor Paul Alvarez:

    I know that I'm not that guy, the person who was struggling to put topspin on a story and came up with that lame joke, I know that's not me. Now I'm trying to figure out the writer I'm going to be.


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