Synonyms and Antonyms of clowning
wildly playful or mischievous behavior
- Our coworker's clowning was distracting, but fun to watch.
buffoonery, clownery, foolery, high jinks (also hijinks), horseplay, horsing around, monkey business, monkeying, monkeyshine(s), roughhouse, roughhousing, shenanigan(s), skylarking, tomfoolery
childishness, clownishness, foolishness, funning, jesting, joking, nonsense, silliness, waggery
boisterousness, rambunctiousness, rowdiness, rowdyism, 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