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horsing around

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of horsing around

  1. wildly playful or mischievous behavior <at the beach there was a lot more horsing around on the sand than actual swimming in the water> Synonyms buffoonery, clownery, clowning, foolery, high jinks (also hijinks), horseplay, monkey business, monkeying, monkeyshine(s), roughhouse, roughhousing, shenanigan(s), skylarking, slapstick, tomfooleryRelated Words childishness, clownishness, foolishness, funning, jesting, joking, nonsense, silliness, waggery; boisterousness, rambunctiousness, rowdiness, rowdyism, rumbustiousness [chiefly British]; devilry (or deviltry), impishness, knavery, mischief, mischievousness, prankishness, rascality, roguery, roguishness, trickery; cavorting, frivolity, frolicking, gamboling (or gambolling), merrymaking, playfulness, revelry, roistering, romping, sporting, sportiveness




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