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See definition of punning on Dictionary.com
  • as infacetious
  • as injoke

synonyms for punning

  • amusing
  • blithe
  • clever
  • comic
  • comical
  • droll
  • dry
  • fanciful
  • farcical
  • flip
  • flippant
  • frivolous
  • funny
  • gay
  • humorous
  • indecorous
  • ironic
  • irreverent
  • jesting
  • jocose
  • jocular
  • joking
  • joshing
  • laughable
  • ludicrous
  • merry
  • not serious
  • playful
  • pleasant
  • pulling one's leg
  • putting one on
  • ridiculous
  • salty
  • sarcastic
  • satirical
  • smart
  • sportive
  • sprightly
  • waggish
  • whimsical
  • wisecracking
  • witty
  • wry
  • banter
  • quip
  • laugh
  • rag
  • pun
  • revel
  • deride
  • jest
  • wisecrack
  • rib
  • sport
  • jape
  • josh
  • jolly
  • frolic
  • mock
  • fool
  • play
  • roast
  • taunt
  • needle
  • spoof
  • chaff
  • ridicule
  • trick
  • deceive
  • fun
  • gambol
  • horse around
  • kid around
  • put on
  • jive
  • make merry
  • play the clown
  • play tricks
  • poke fun
  • pull one's leg
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antonyms for punning

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  • formal
  • grave
  • serious
  • flatter
  • praise
  • compliment
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How to use punning in a sentence

She wasn’t getting performing opportunities, so she dove into improv and puns.
CAN A PUN CHAMP CONQUER THE COMEDY-WRITING SCENE?JOSHUA EFERIGHENOVEMBER 16, 2020OZY
You should hear me at table with the Ulster purser and a little punning microscopist called Davis.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The number of punning devices is very large, and nearly every one has a character peculiarly its own.
PRINTERS' MARKSWILLIAM ROBERTS
A few punning devices occur among the early English printers, but they are not always clever or pictorially successful.
PRINTERS' MARKSWILLIAM ROBERTS
Next to the section of punning devices, perhaps the most entertaining is that which deals with the question of mottoes.
PRINTERS' MARKSWILLIAM ROBERTS
Though I love fun, eternal jesting, buffoonery, punning absolutely kills me.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 1 (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
Sometimes, as here, this subtle sense of double meanings almost leads to punning.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSONWALTER RALEIGH
Punning is an art easily acquired; but a pun is usually an impertinence to be excused only by its felicity.
ELEMENTARY GUIDE TO LITERARY CRITICISMF. V. N. PAINTER
The medical term rachitis was coined about 1650, with a punning allusion to Gr.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
The poetical whim of Cretin, a French poet, brought into fashion punning or equivocal rhymes.
CURIOSITIES OF LITERATURE, VOL. 1 (OF 3)ISAAC D'ISRAELI
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WORDS RELATED TO PUNNING

  • amusing
  • blithe
  • clever
  • comic
  • comical
  • droll
  • dry
  • fanciful
  • farcical
  • flip
  • flippant
  • frivolous
  • funny
  • gay
  • humorous
  • indecorous
  • ironic
  • irreverent
  • jesting
  • jocose
  • jocular
  • joking
  • joshing
  • laughable
  • ludicrous
  • merry
  • not serious
  • playful
  • pleasant
  • pulling one's leg
  • punning
  • putting one on
  • ridiculous
  • salty
  • sarcastic
  • satirical
  • smart
  • sportive
  • sprightly
  • waggish
  • whimsical
  • wisecracking
  • witty
  • wry
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