Synonyms and Antonyms of monkeyshine
1 usually monkeyshines pl wildly playful or mischievous behavior hockey players who are known for their monkeyshines on and off the ice Synonyms of monkeyshine buffoonery, clownery, clowning, foolery, high jinks (also hijinks), horsing around, monkey business, monkeying, horseplay(s), roughhouse, roughhousing, shenanigan(s), skylarking, slapstick, tomfooleryWords Related to monkeyshine 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 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 of monkeyshine antic, caper, capriccio, dido, escapade, frolic, gag, jest, knavery, prank(s), practical joke, rag [chiefly British], roguery, shavie [Scottish], shine(s), trick, waggeryWords Related to monkeyshine 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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