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drollery

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of drollery

  1. 1 something said or done to cause laughter <the film's sophisticated drolleries will elicit smiles and chuckles even upon repeated viewings> Synonyms boff (or boffo), boffola, crack, joke, funny, gag, giggle [chiefly British], jape, jest, josh, laugh, nifty, one-liner, pleasantry, quip, rib, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism, yuk (or yuck also yak or yock) [slang]Related Words funning, joking, wisecracking; knee-slapper, panic [slang], riot, scream, thigh-slapper; antic, buffoonery, caper, leg-pull, monkeyshine(s), practical joke, prank, trick; burlesque, caricature, lampoon, mock, mockery, parody, put-on, riff; banter, kidding, persiflage, raillery, repartee; drollness, facetiousness, funniness, hilariousness, humorousness; comedy, humor, wit, wordplay

  2. 2 the amusing quality or element in something <though generally serious, the novel about a seriously dysfunctional family is not without drollery> Synonyms comedy, comic, comicality, humor, drollness, funniness, hilariousness, humorousness, richness, uproariousnessRelated Words amusement, enjoyment, fun, pleasure; absurdity, irony, laughableness, ludicrousness, ridiculousness; whimsicality, wittiness, wryness; burlesque, caricature, farce, jest, lampoon, parody, satire, slapstick, spoof, takeoff; jocularity, jokiness, playfulness, waggishnessNear Antonyms agony, anguish, dolor, grief, heartache, heartbreak, misery, sorrow, torment, torture, tribulation, woe; gravity, seriousness, soberness, solemnity, solemnness, sombernessAntonyms pathos




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