Synonyms for joke

Synonyms for (noun) joke

Synonyms: prank, put-on, caper, trick, antic, joke

Definition: a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

Similar words: diversion, recreation

Definition: an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

Usage: scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists; for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles; drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation


Synonyms: joke, jest, jocularity

Definition: activity characterized by good humor

Similar words: diversion, recreation

Definition: an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

Usage: scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists; for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles; drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation


Synonyms: joke

Definition: a triviality not to be taken seriously

Usage: I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke

Similar words: triviality, puniness, slightness, pettiness

Definition: the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous


Synonyms: gag, jape, jest, laugh, joke

Definition: a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

Usage: he told a very funny joke; he knows a million gags; thanks for the laugh; he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest; even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point

Similar words: wit, witticism, wittiness, humor, humour

Definition: a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

Synonyms for (verb) joke

Synonyms: jest, joke

Definition: act in a funny or teasing way

Similar words: act, behave, do

Definition: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

Usage: You should act like an adult; Don't behave like a fool; What makes her do this way?; The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people


Synonyms: jest, joke

Definition: tell a joke; speak humorously

Usage: He often jokes even when he appears serious

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate

Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings

Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist