Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun joke

4 senses of joke

Sense 1
joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape -- (a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "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")
       => wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness -- (a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter)

Sense 2
jest, joke, jocularity -- (activity characterized by good humor)
       => diversion, recreation -- (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "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")

Sense 3
antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on -- (a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement)
       => diversion, recreation -- (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "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")

Sense 4
joke -- (a triviality not to be taken seriously; "I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke")
       => pettiness, triviality, slightness, puniness -- (the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb joke

2 senses of joke

Sense 1
joke, jest -- (tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 2
joke, jest -- (act in a funny or teasing way)
       => act, behave, do -- (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "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")

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