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target

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of target

  1. 1 a person or thing that is the object of abuse, criticism, or ridicule <the hapless vice president quickly became the favorite target of late-night comedians> Synonyms butt, mark, prey, sitting duck, victim Related Words laughingstock, mockery, pilgarlic; lightning rod; fall guy, goat, scapegoat, whipping boy Near Antonyms gossip, gossiper, talebearer, tattler, tattletale, troublemaker; defamer, libeler, libelist, traducer; baiter, heckler, needler, ribber, taunter, tease, teaser, tormentor (also tormenter), torturer; derider, insulter, mocker, ridiculer, scoffer, scorner; caricaturist, lampooner, parodist, satirist

  2. 2 a person or thing that is made fun of <after my botched haircut, I became the target of lots of jokes at school> Synonyms butt, derision, jest, joke, mark, mock, mockery, sport, laughingstockRelated Words chump, dupe, fall guy, fool, gull, monkey, pigeon, sap, sucker, victimNear Antonyms darling, favorite, pet

  3. 3 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish <our target is to raise $100,000 for a new playground by August> Synonyms aim, ambition, aspiration, bourne (also bourn), design, dream, end, idea, ideal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, plan, point, pretension, purpose, goal, thingRelated Words grail, holy grail; plot, project, scheme; desire, hope, mind, wish; nirvana; destination, terminusNear Antonyms means, method, way




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