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synonyms for badinage

  • banter
  • fool
  • persiflage
  • raillery
  • repartee
  • ribbing
  • teasing
  • asteism
  • joking
  • joshing
  • kidding
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How to use badinage in a sentence

Going back, Liszt indulged in a little graceful badinage apropos of the concerto.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
He felt the pathos of her black gown; but she had rallied from the first shock of her sorrow, and met him in his key of badinage.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
He challenged me, in badinage, as though he had a right to say who should visit Wardour.
THE DIAMOND COTERIELAWRENCE L. LYNCH
I could not be annoyed at this mingling of praise and badinage, especially when she relieved me from all sense of intrusion.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 16, NO. 97, NOVEMBER, 1865VARIOUS
What badinage to toss into the face of a man who had braved death upon a hundred battle-fields and all for "loyalty!"
THE BROKEN SWORDDENNISON WORTHINGTON
Frenhofer was engaged there in amiable badinage with a young lady who promptly disappeared at Hunterleys' entrance.
MR. GREX OF MONTE CARLOE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
Martine replied lightly to her brother's badinage, and the three reached the house in great spirits.
AMY IN ACADIAHELEN LEAH REED
As she reflected his sunshiny smile and answered his gay badinage, a strange idea suddenly entered Miss Phillida's head.
SOUTHERN HEARTSFLORENCE HULL WINTERBURN
She had ready wits, and in any form of badinage usually had the last word.
THE HISTORY OF THE 51ST (HIGHLAND) DIVISION 1914-1918FREDERICK WILLIAM BEWSHER
He was not so unpractical as he seemed, our friend Tristram, with all his badinage and transparent sophistries.
THE INCENDIARYW. A. (WILLIAM AUGUSTINE) LEAHY
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WORDS RELATED TO BADINAGE

  • badinage
  • chaff
  • chaffing
  • chitchat
  • derision
  • dissing
  • exchange
  • fun
  • gossip
  • jeering
  • jesting
  • joking
  • joshing
  • kidding
  • mockery
  • persiflage
  • play
  • raillery
  • repartee
  • ribbing
  • ridicule
  • small talk
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.