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See definition of bantering on Dictionary.com
  • as injovial
  • as inquizzical
  • as insatirical
  • as insatirical/satiric

synonyms for bantering

  • affable
  • amiable
  • buoyant
  • cheery
  • chipper
  • convivial
  • cordial
  • festive
  • good-natured
  • jolly
  • lighthearted
  • pleasant
  • sociable
  • airy
  • animated
  • blithe
  • blithesome
  • bouncy
  • chaffing
  • chirpy
  • companionable
  • conversable
  • daffy
  • delightful
  • dizzy
  • enjoyable
  • facetious
  • festal
  • gay
  • glad
  • gleeful
  • hilarious
  • humorous
  • jocose
  • jocund
  • jokey
  • jollying
  • joshing
  • jubilant
  • larking
  • loony
  • lots of laughs
  • merry
  • mirthful
  • nutty
  • off-the-wall

antonyms for bantering

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  • depressed
  • disagreeable
  • gloomy
  • hateful
  • heavy-hearted
  • mean
  • surly
  • unfriendly
  • unhappy
  • unpleasant
  • unsociable
  • sad
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    How to use bantering in a sentence

    Maybe Miss Belding can show us something we did not know, said the principal, in his bantering way.
    THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
    "Perhaps he would have had the cross of honour," added the bailiff, with a bantering, sarcastic air.
    THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
    His face at once bold and bantering, is partially covered by a wrapper of white silk that falls upon his shoulders.
    THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
    The next day was Sunday and he lounged about the shack, sometimes reading and sometimes bantering his comrade.
    THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
    "You have found out something this time," he said, in a bantering tone.
    COLONIAL BORNG. FIRTH SCOTT
    As the busy days passed down in the little street, the bantering fellowship between Larry and Hunt took deeper root.
    CHILDREN OF THE WHIRLWINDLEROY SCOTT
    She was thus the center of a little laughing, bantering group when the Nicholas Rawdon party arrived.
    THE MAN BETWEENAMELIA E. BARR
    He wound up his remark, which was made in a bantering tone, with another malediction, which was earnest enough—savagely so.
    LIFE IN THE RED BRIGADER.M. BALLANTYNE
    In spite of his bantering tone the young inventor was pleased that his father was relaxing in a friendly game.
    TOM SWIFT AND HIS GIANT TELESCOPEVICTOR APPLETON
    Other man of sarcastic bantering turn, too; tongue sharp as needles; whose sayings many birds of the air are busy to carry about.
    HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XV. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
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