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Synonyms for joke
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This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term joke.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape(noun)

    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, jocularity(noun)

    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-on(noun)

    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. joke(verb)

    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, jest(verb)

    tell a joke; speak humorously

    "He often jokes even when he appears serious"

    Synonyms:
    jest

  6. joke, jest(verb)

    act in a funny or teasing way

    Synonyms:
    jest

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

Editors Contribution

  1. yukking

    Submitted by anonymous on January 26, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. joke(n.)

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

  2. joke(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    jest, crack a joke, perpetrate a joke

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. joke(n)

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

  2. joke(v)

    Synonyms:
    rally, banter, jest

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How to use joke in a sentence?

  1. XinR Alarm:

    I wonder why I was never even scared, I guess I never really even cared It’s a fate I never really feared, It’s a comfort that quickly disappeared I wonder why I was never even there, I guess life's really never been fair It’s all a huge joke on our sympathy, how we’ve destroyed our own dignity

  2. Vic Barrett:

    It's so ridiculous. It's a joke, we're done listening to false solutions and things we know don't work.

  3. Kelly Wallace:

    I actually never believed really in meditation. ... I thought it was a joke.

  4. Spike Milligan:

    I spent many years laughing at Harry Secombe's singing until somebody told me that it wasn't a joke.

  5. Virginia Giuffre:

    I remember asking Jeffrey what's Bill Clinton doing here kind of thing, and he laughed it off and said well he owes me a favor, he never told me what favors they were. I never knew. I didn't know if he was serious. It was just a joke.


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