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Wordnet 3.0


1. cleverly amusing in tone;
- Example: "a bantering tone"
- Example: "facetious remarks"
- Example: "tongue-in-cheek advice"
[syn: bantering, facetious, tongue-in-cheek]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Banter \Ban"ter\ (b[a^]n"t[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bantered (b[a^]n"t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Bantering.] [Prob. corrupted fr. F. badiner to joke, or perh. fr. E. bandy to beat to and fro. See Badinage, and cf. Barter fr. OF. barater.] [1913 Webster] 1. To address playful good-natured ridicule to, -- the person addressed, or something pertaining to him, being the subject of the jesting; to rally; as, he bantered me about my credulity. [1913 Webster] Hag-ridden by my own fancy all night, and then bantered on my haggard looks the next day. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. To jest about; to ridicule in speaking of, as some trait, habit, characteristic, and the like. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] If they banter your regularity, order, and love of study, banter in return their neglect of them. --Chatham. [1913 Webster] 3. To delude or trick, -- esp. by way of jest. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] We diverted ourselves with bantering several poor scholars with hopes of being at least his lordship's chaplain. --De Foe. [1913 Webster] 4. To challenge or defy to a match. [Colloq. Southern and Western U. S.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bantering adj 1: cleverly amusing in tone; "a bantering tone"; "facetious remarks"; "tongue-in-cheek advice" [syn: bantering, facetious, tongue-in-cheek]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "bantering": booing, catcalling, chaffing, derisive, derisory, fleering, flippant, fooling, grinning, hazing, hissing, hooting, jeering, jesting, joking, jollying, joshing, kidding, leering, mocking, panning, quizzical, ragging, railing, rallying, razzing, ribbing, ridiculing, roasting, scoffing, smart, smart-alecky, smart-ass, smirking, sneering, snickering, sniggering, snorting, taunting, teasing, twitting