Thesaurus / badinage
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For another hour he kept patient, dawdling in Turner's place and giving as good as he got in the way of badinage.
THE SHERIFF OF BADGERGEORGE B. PATTULLO
His vein had been badinage of the serious and reproving kind, and the girl had been bored to distraction.
THE HALF-HEARTEDJOHN BUCHAN
It carries me back to my days at the play, I swear, to hear him and Lady Berenicia clashing rapiers in badinage.
IN THE VALLEYHAROLD FREDERIC
While this badinage went on Trent gazed at the woman with idle curiosity.
ANTHONY TRENT, MASTER CRIMINALWYNDHAM MARTYN
And Honey, who always responded in kind to any badinage, received this in silence.
ANGEL ISLANDINEZ HAYNES GILLMORE
The arrival of the two men, however, put a quick stop to the badinage.
THE KING OF DIAMONDSLOUIS TRACY
Monthault found he had gone too far, and tried by badinage to divert her resentment.
THE LOYALISTS, VOL. 1-3JANE WEST
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
Badinage was exchanged freely with friends standing on the platform.
SIXTEEN MONTHS IN FOUR GERMAN PRISONSHENRY CHARLES MAHONEY
Notwithstanding the badinage in their tones, the glances which Kate received were full of affection.
GIRLS NEW AND OLDL. T. MEADE
WORDS RELATED TO BADINAGE
- hot air
- idle talk
- small talk
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