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See definition of larking on Dictionary.com
  • as injolly
  • as injovial
  • as inmerry
  • as inmirthful

synonyms for larking

  • carefree
  • cheerful
  • chipper
  • convivial
  • enjoyable
  • festive
  • jovial
  • joyous
  • lighthearted
  • merry
  • playful
  • pleasant
  • entertaining
  • gay
  • joshing
  • blithe
  • blithesome
  • bouncy
  • chirpy
  • daffy
  • delightful
  • frolicsome
  • gladsome
  • gleeful
  • happy
  • jocund
  • jokey
  • jubilant
  • lots of laughs
  • mirthful
  • sportive
  • sprightly

antonyms for larking

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  • depressed
  • disagreeable
  • gloomy
  • grave
  • sad
  • serious
  • troubled
  • unhappy
  • unpleasant
  • upset
  • worried
  • dull
  • unamusing
  • depressed
  • disagreeable
  • gloomy
  • hateful
  • heavy-hearted
  • mean
  • surly
  • unfriendly
  • unhappy
  • unpleasant
  • unsociable
  • sad
  • depressed
  • disagreeable
  • gloomy
  • grave
  • sad
  • serious
  • solemn
  • tragic
  • unhappy
  • unpleasant
  • upset
  • sorrowful
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    How to use larking in a sentence

    Sam Clemens and John Briggs had run away from school and had been sky larking all that day, and knew nothing of the affair.
    MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
    Sometimes he would go mud-larking, and seldom missed finding some treasure or other.
    SUNSHINE BILLW H G KINGSTON
    It was more likely that he disapproved of my "larking" with the American boys and giving them a glove to divide in bits.
    THE HEATHER-MOONC. N. WILLIAMSON AND A. M. WILLIAMSON
    The farm can't be run with decrepit men or larking boys, nor the war won with less than its full quota of soldiers.
    MOBILIZING WOMAN-POWERHARRIOT STANTON BLATCH
    Maddie was in one of her larking humours, and gave Joe quite enough to do to keep time with her.
    ROBBERY UNDER ARMSTHOMAS ALEXANDER BROWNE, AKA ROLF BOLDREWOOD
    The riffle was not rough enough to make any real trouble, and we both took the thing strictly in a larking spirit.
    DOWN THE YELLOWSTONELEWIS R. FREEMAN
    Miss Morgan is very intimate with Letty Jones, who is a nice larking girl, and understands how to manage her mamma.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 57, NO. 355, MAY 1845VARIOUS
    People are continually jumping on and off whilst the train is in motion, and larking from one car to the other.
    THREE MONTHS IN THE SOUTHERN STATES, APRIL-JUNE 1863ARTHUR J. L. (LIEUT.-COL.) FREMANTLE
    It was past midnight when that larking pony came steaming up to the little white tavern.
    A BREEZE FROM THE WOODS, 2ND ED.WILLIAM CHAUNCEY BARTLETT
    It is early afternoon yet, too, and the larking and license are as nothing to what may be expected before midnight.
    SPANISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYSKATHARINE LEE BATES
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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