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  • as inirreverent
  • as inplayful
  • as intongue-in-cheek
  • as infrivolous
  • as inlip service

synonyms for tongue in cheek

  • cheeky
  • derisive
  • flippant
  • mocking
  • profane
  • rude
  • tongue-in-cheek
  • aweless
  • cocky
  • contemptuous
  • crusty
  • flip
  • fresh
  • iconoclastic
  • impertinent
  • impious
  • impudent
  • insolent
  • irreverential
  • out of line
  • sacrilegious
  • sassy
  • saucy
  • ungodly
  • unhallowed
  • unholy

antonyms for tongue in cheek

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  • respectful
  • religious
  • reverent
  • apathetic
  • depressed
  • dispirited
  • grave
  • inactive
  • lazy
  • lethargic
  • lifeless
  • sad
  • serious
  • unhappy
  • humorless
  • working
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    How to use tongue in cheek in a sentence

    “Perhaps you do not speak my language,” she said in Urdu, the tongue most frequently heard in Upper India.
    THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
    Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
    THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
    Now first we shall want our pupil to understand, speak, read and write the mother tongue well.
    THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
    The flute and the psaltery make a sweet melody, but a pleasant tongue is above them both.
    THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
    He has told me that their society produced on him the effect of the cool hands of saints against his cheek.
    THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
    Each sentence came as if torn piecemeal from his unwilling tongue; short, jerky phrases, conceived in pain and delivered in agony.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
    BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
    A lurid spot on each cheek showed burning red through the bronze of his skin.
    RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
    If she have a tongue that can cure, and likewise mitigate and shew mercy: her husband is not like other men.
    THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
    The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.
    NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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