Thesaurus

game

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of game

  1. having a desire or inclination (as for a specified course of action) are you game for going out tonight? Synonyms of game amenable, disposed, fain, willing, glad, inclined, minded, readyWords Related to game predisposed, prone; accommodating, agreeable, compliant, cooperative, obedient, obliging, submissive; favorable, receptive; prepared, prompt, quick, responsive, swift; desirous, eager, enthused, enthusiastic, excitedNear Antonyms of game averse, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctant, reticentAntonyms of game disinclined, unamenable, unwilling


game

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of game

  1. 1 a competitive encounter between individuals or groups carried on for amusement, exercise, or in pursuit of a prize decided he would indulge in a friendly basketball game with his friends before dinner Synonyms of game bout, competition, contest, event, match, matchup, meet, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tournament, tourney Words Related to game athletics, sport; battle, conflict, scrimmage, skirmish, struggle, tug-of-war, tussle; championship, national(s); final, nightcap, play-off, semifinal; derby, field day, gymkhana, open, outing; biathlon, decathlon, heptathlon, pentathlon, triathlon; marathon, race, ultramarathon; heat, round, run, set; rally, volley; round-robin, rubber, runoff, sudden death; dead heat, photo finish, seesaw; classic

  2. 2 a method worked out in advance for achieving some objective the crook told his accomplice, “Here's the game: look surprised when the police ask about the money” Synonyms of game arrangement, blueprint, design, plan, game plan, ground plan, master plan, program, project, road map, scheme, strategy, systemWords Related to game collusion, conspiracy, plot; contrivance, device, gambit, maneuver, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, trick; counterplan, counterstrategy; means, tactic, technique, way; procedure, protocol; conception, idea, projet, proposal, specific(s), specification(s); aim, intent, intention, purpose; diagram, formula, layout, map, pattern, platform, policy, recipe, setup

  3. 3 an attitude or manner not to be taken seriously there's no need to get upset, all our teasing is only a game Synonyms of game fun, jest, play, sportWords Related to game facetiousness, flightiness, flippancy, frivolity, frivolousness, frothiness, levity, light-mindedness, sillinessNear Antonyms of game earnestness, gravity, seriousness, soberness, sobriety, solemnityAntonyms of game earnest

  4. 4 the activity by which one regularly makes a living stand-up comedy is his game, and he's one of a handful of people making a decent living at it Synonyms of game calling, employment, occupation, lay, line, profession, trade, vocation, workWords Related to game call, lifework; business, enterprise, field, livelihood, living, métier (also metier), racket [slang]; assignment, engagement, gig, mission; art, craft, handcraft, handicraft; appointment, berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation; duty, function, job, load, task, workloadNear Antonyms of game avocation, hobby, pursuit

  5. 5 a region of activity, knowledge, or influence the education game simply was no longer of interest to her Synonyms of game area, arena, bailiwick, barony, business, circle, demesne, department, discipline, domain, element, fief, fiefdom, firmament, front, field, kingdom, line, precinct, province, realm, specialty, sphere, terrain, walkWords Related to game frontier; study, subject; territory, turf; occupation, profession, pursuit, racket, vocation; ambit, amplitude, breadth, compass, confine, dimension(s), extent, ken, reach, scope, sweep, width; subfield, subspecialty



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up game? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

spoken rather than written

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!