Synonyms for Joking:


amusing (adjective)
cheerful (adjective)
comic/comical (adjective)
droll, comical, waggish, jocular, humorous, witty.
facetious (adjective)
dry, clever, smart, sarcastic, jocose, not serious.
joking (adjective)
funny, jesting, facetious.
witty (adjective)
waggish, sly, intelligent, jocular, brilliant, crafty, sparkling, quick, resourceful, scintillating, facetious, deft, canny, urbane, foxy, clever, sophisticated, droll, sarcastic, scurrilous, ingenious, wily, adroit, shrewd, cunning, astute, artful, funny, subtle, pointed, witty, pithy, dry, tricky, inventive, quick-witted, smart, sharp, comical.


banter (noun)
Kidding, jeering.
humorous (noun)
not serious.
joking (noun)
jocular, jocose, humourous, humorous, jesting.


ridiculing (verb)
jesting, Kidding, Ridiculing, Gibing, riding, jeering, mocking, Mimicking, insulting, Ragging, Quipping, scoffing, roasting, Caricaturing, denigrating, razzing, taunting, deprecating, humiliating, sneering, Burlesquing, Deriding.

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Other relevant words:
humourous, jocose, humorous.

Usage examples for joking

  1. But after all, it wasn't a joking matter when they began to look about them. – The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine by Katherine Stokes
  2. I am only joking – Jan of the Windmill by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  3. They took a basket of food with them, in case he had only been joking when he invited them to his name- day feast. – Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome