Synonyms for banter

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : ban-ter
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbæn tər

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Définition of banter

Origin :
  • 1670s, origin uncertain; said by Swift to be a word from London street slang. Related: Bantered; bantering. The noun is from 1680s.
  • noun teasing
  • verb tease
Example sentences :
  • He raised his eyes to hers; and nodded with an air of banter that was charming.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • It was very gravely said, but she took it for banter, and giggled excessively.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • Try not to mind the banter of your relations and friends at any possible failure.
  • Extract from : « The Skilful Cook » by Mary Harrison
  • Mrs. Garth's banter was not calculated to outlast this kind of assault.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of a Crime » by Hall Caine
  • For a while I hung back and took no share in the banter that was toward.
  • Extract from : « Bardelys the Magnificent » by Rafael Sabatini
  • There was still a suggestion of banter in his words, but the old man was too serious to notice it.
  • Extract from : « Hidden Water » by Dane Coolidge
  • Ward now and then asked Goodman why he did not join in the banter.
  • Extract from : « Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete » by Albert Bigelow Paine
  • There was the slightest flavour of banter in the tone of Ricardo's governor.
  • Extract from : « Victory » by Joseph Conrad
  • So she talked to him as in duty bound, and he seemed inclined to banter her.
  • Extract from : « Olive in Italy » by Moray Dalton
  • The man spoke seriously, not in a spirit of banter, and Rodney wondered.
  • Extract from : « Rodney, the Ranger » by John V. Lane

Antonyms for banter

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