Synonyms and Antonyms of target
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 of target butt, mark, prey, sitting duck, victim Words Related to target laughingstock, mockery, pilgarlic; lightning rod; fall guy, goat, scapegoat, whipping boy Near Antonyms of target 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 a person or thing that is made fun of after my botched haircut, I became the target of lots of jokes at school Synonyms of target butt, derision, jest, joke, mark, mock, mockery, sport, laughingstockWords Related to target chump, dupe, fall guy, fool, gull, monkey, pigeon, sap, sucker, victimNear Antonyms of target darling, favorite, pet
3 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish our target is to raise $100,000 for a new playground by August Synonyms of target aim, ambition, aspiration, bourne (also bourn), design, dream, end, idea, ideal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, plan, point, pretension, purpose, goal, thingWords Related to target grail, holy grail; plot, project, scheme; desire, hope, mind, wish; nirvana; destination, terminusNear Antonyms of target means, method, way
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