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synonyms for quips

  • banter
  • gag
  • gibe
  • pleasantry
  • pun
  • repartee
  • retort
  • satire
  • wisecrack
  • witticism
  • badinage
  • crack
  • drollery
  • insult
  • jeer
  • jest
  • joke
  • mockery
  • offense
  • riposte
  • sally
  • spoof
  • bon mot

antonyms for quips

MOST RELEVANT
  • flattery
  • praise
  • seriousness
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How to use quips in a sentence

And they made rough quips with one another, still as if we were on the other side of the invisible screen.
SEA AND SARDINIAD. H. LAWRENCE
For the rest, the quips and quiddities are in intentional disorder.
QUIPS AND QUIDDITIESWILLIAM DAVENPORT ADAMS
He was a dwarf, full of comical movements as well as of quips and quirks.
A BOOK OF THE WEST. VOLUME I DEVONS. BARING-GOULD
The woods rang out with many a merry laugh at our quips and cranks and gay badinage that afternoon.
CHAMBERS'S JOURNAL OF POPULAR LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART, NO. 703VARIOUS
She canted her head a little to one side; such an encounter of personal quips was a seventh heaven to her.
GUNMAN'S RECKONINGMAX BRAND
Once on ice, the quips and cranks with which he usually overflowed gave place to the most dismal of groans.
ITALIAN ALPSDOUGLAS WILLIAM FRESHFIELD
He can write clearly and concisely when he will, but prefers to provoke with odd quips and far-fetched conceits.
LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF NEW YORK LIFEJAMES D. MCCABE
Never a banquet at which he talks but the street rings the next day with quips of his making.
THE FOOTLIGHTS FORE AND AFTCHANNING POLLOCK
His motley is of an unfamiliar pattern, his quips and jests savour not so much of antiquity, and his songs are pleasing.
AT THE SIGN OF THE JACK O'LANTERNMYRTLE REED
Even the merry quips of the fool in motley, who still rode at her side, brought no smile to her beautiful face.
AT THE SIGN OF THE JACK O'LANTERNMYRTLE REED
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