Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

caper

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of caper

  1. a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke <long-ago college capers that have become more rollicking and daring with each recounting> Synonyms antic, prank, capriccio, dido, escapade, frolic, gag, jest, knavery, monkeyshine(s), practical joke, rag [chiefly British], roguery, shavie [Scottish], shine(s), trick, waggeryRelated Words skylarking; adventure, experience, game, lark, time; high jinks (also hijinks), horseplay, play, roughhousing, rowdyism; shenanigan(s), tomfoolery; joking, kidding, teasing; gambit, hoax, maneuver, ploy; deed, feat, mission, performance, stunt; caprice, conceit, fancy, vagary, whim, whimsy (also whimsey); deceit, deception, delusion, fooling, fraud, hanky-panky, hoodwinking, ruse, sham, stratagem, subterfuge, trickery, wile




caper

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of caper

  1. to play and run about happily <as summer drew to a close, the children spent their days wistfully capering on the beach> Synonyms frolic, cavort, disport, frisk, gambol, lark, rollick, romp, sportRelated Words bound, hop, leap, lope, skip, spring, trip, tumble; curvet, dance, prance; carouse, revel, roister; carry on, fool around, horse around; clown, cut up; joyride, roughhouse, skylark; kiteNear Antonyms mope, pout, stew, sulk




Learn More about caper


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up caper? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make consistent or congruous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

acommodate acommadate accomodate accommodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ