Synonyms and Antonyms of monkey around
1 to engage in attention-getting playful or boisterous behavior stop monkeying around in the house or you'll break something Synonyms act up, clown (around), fool around, horse around, hotdog, cut up (around), showboat, show off, skylarkRelated Words carry on, misbehave; roughhouse; caper, cavort, disport, frisk, frolic, gambol, lark, rollick, romp; carouse, maffick, revel, roar, wassail
2 to spend time in aimless activity would rather just monkey around instead of doing work Synonyms doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang about [British], kick around, mess around, fiddle (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)
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