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monkeyshine

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of monkeyshine

  1. 1 usually monkeyshines pl  wildly playful or mischievous behavior <hockey players who are known for their monkeyshines on and off the ice> Synonyms buffoonery, clownery, clowning, foolery, high jinks (also hijinks), horsing around, monkey business, monkeying, horseplay(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

  2. 2 usually monkeyshines pl  a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke <on the alert for paleontological monkeyshines ever since the unmasking of Piltdown man> Synonyms antic, caper, capriccio, dido, escapade, frolic, gag, jest, knavery, prank(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




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