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Synonyms for raillery
ˈreɪ lə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. banter, raillery, give-and-take, backchat(noun)

    light teasing repartee

    Synonyms:
    reciprocation, backchat, discussion, word, give-and-take, banter, interchange

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. raillery

    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, chaff, derision, irony, jeering, mockery, ridicule, sarcasm, satire

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. raillery(n.)

    Synonyms:
    banter, irony, slight ridicule, good-humored satire

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. raillery(n)

    Synonyms:
    banter, pleasantry, jesting, asteism

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How to use raillery in a sentence?

  1. Aristotle:

    Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.


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