Synonyms and Antonyms of mess around
1 to spend time in aimless activity <spent the vacation day just messing around> Synonyms doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang about [British], kick around, fiddle, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifleRelated Words dally, dawdle, dillydally, hang (around or out), idle, loaf, loll, lounge; clown (around), horse around; diddle (with), tinkerNear Antonyms buckle (down), knuckle down, set (to), settle (down)
2 to show a sexual attraction for someone just for fun <a guy who goes to the health club mainly to mess around with the women> Synonyms coquet (or coquette), dally, frivol, flirt, toy, trifleRelated Words vamp; court, mash, woo; josh, kid, put on, razz, rib, tease; fool, lead on, string along; manipulate, play (with)
3 to come or be together as friends <if you continue to mess around with such narrow-minded boobs, you'll begin to think and act like them> Synonyms chum, company, consociate, consort, fraternize, hang (around or out), hobnob, hook up, associate, pal (around), run, sort, travelRelated Words affiliate, ally, attach, band, bond, club, collaborate, collude, confederate, conjoin, connect, cooperate, couple, gang, get along, get on, group, interrelate, join, knot, league, link, mingle, mix, rally, relate, side, socialize, team, tie, wed; befriend, friendNear Antonyms avoid, cold-shoulder, shun, snub; alienate, estrange; break up, disband, disperse, split (up); disjoin, dissociate, disunite, divorce, sever, split, sunder
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