Badinage is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of badinage, followed by 36 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - frivolous banter
EXAMPLES - Badinage in a Sentence
- But in her case it is more than just the usual embarrassing badinage. (source)
- Weed might describe the words as "badinage," in a letter to the London (source)
- You know, the usual things said in the one-upmanship of Gen X badinage. (source)
- This kind of badinage was new to the farmer, and it amused him immensely. (source)
- Your blog is better than a Word-A-Day calendar. persiflage solipsistic badinage (source)
- Ninety minutes of guitar virtuousity, crafted pop songs and wry badinage follow. (source)
- They laughed at his entrance, and badinage, which linked Zarinska to him, ran high. (source)
- The word is "badinage" and, as defined on AWAD, means "Light, playful remarks; banter." (source)
- Within moments, they're lost in the badinage of two people on the brink of something big. (source)
- But instead of joining what Charmian termed the badinage, the psychoanalysts remained aloof. (source)
- Tennis is an abrasively conversational sport, its rhythms a piquant form of athletic badinage. (source)
- Similarly, with "badinage" - the phonetic meaning comes out as "bad in age" - memory, sex, teeth. (source)
- This couple carried on a long conversation in the same style of graceful badinage; but I have given enough of it. (source)
- The ID supporters left their vehicles, and waved posters and exchanged badinage with the DA members before leaving again. (source)
- I heard very little approximation to either wit or humour, and _badinage_ is not cultivated, or excelled in, to the same extent as in England. (source)
- That sort of thing is fairly typical of the conservative style of badinage, in fact, and is arguably far more defamatory than the comment I excised. (source)
- Now its finished, I can relax and enjoy the banter, badinage and education that will come over the next 23 hours... wonder where today's trail will go? (source)
- I assure you, you're getting funnier all the time, simply by dint of being plugged into the collective e-conscious and keeping up with the high-bandwidth badinage. (source)
- The bridge between them, Armstrong submits, is not the snarky badinage or righteous browbeating that has so defined faith-versus-reason debates of late, but practice. (source)
- This reminds me of the occasion a few years back when, after a similar bout of podium badinage, a lady asked me if I had hired Bruce Vilanch to write my material for me. (source)
- He was at home here, and he held his own royally in the badinage, bristling with slang and sharpness, that was always the preliminary to getting acquainted in these swift-moving affairs. (source)
- It was his old spirit of humor and badinage that had made him a favorite in his own class, but which he had hitherto been unable to use in her presence through lack of words and training. (source)
- As we were breaking camp, with several other California-bound parties, the Oregon folk were already setting out, and there was great badinage and cheering and singing as they got under way. (source)
- I'll have to remember to use more badinage during bondage sessions with M.s. On a related note, one great thing about two people in a kinky relationship working from home -- afternoon play time. (source)
- This sort of 'badinage' has something engaging and 'liant' in it, and begets that decent familiarity, which it is both agreeable and useful to establish in good houses and with people of fashion. (source)
- Before I had a chance to crack a breadstick, he was in badinage mode with a couple on our left, who turned out to be the actress Ruth Gordon and her droll husband, the writer and director Garson Kanin. (source)
- As many fans of the Millers are generally aware, Mr.. Miller has not been seen on stage harmonizing with Mr. Miller or engaging in their George Burns-Gracie Allen style badinage for the past five years. (source)
- The rough badinage of their comrades had made Weatherbee and Cuthfert conscious of the mutual responsibility which had devolved upon them; besides, there was not so much work after all for two healthy men. (source)
- In Batman and Me Bob Kane, who was really at his best in funny comics, wrote: "Robin lightened up the mood of the strip and he and Batman would engage in punning and badinage as they defeated their adversaries." (source)
- In the slightly more rough-and-tumble world that actually exists, however, an election is less an exchange of civilized badinage than of rabbit punches, kidney jabs, and slanders so shameless they'd make a Tammany hack blush. (source)
- Here's how Desmond describes it: "Change the soundtrack, substitute screams and howls for laughter and badinage, put a red filter on the lens to give a fiery glow to the spectacle, and you would think you were in some modern version of Dante's inferno." (source)
- Then, too, at Sunday picnics or when coming home from the show, either arm betrayed a practiced familiarity in stealing around girls 'waists, while he displayed a wit keen and delightful in the flirtatious badinage that was expected of a good fellow in his class. (source)
- The sharply written script, by Robert Caswell (with an uncredited rewrite by Anthony Minghella), based on Dr. Ed Rosenbaum's book, "A Taste of My Own Medicine," is filled with wit, an acute sense of the indignities of hospitalization and a fine ear for the badinage of doctors at work. (source)
- Of those times I distantly recalled, when I was - if I was who I thought I was - that creature of badinage and rebellion, it seemed that even the university's once fiery spite had subsided, and a kind of antimacassar had been thrown over me - to protect the university or my name from the harm of either, it was not plain to see. (source)
- The conceit of "The Circle" may be artificial, but the characters, for all their Edwardian badinage ( "I've noticed that you always get the best food if you come in unexpectedly and have the same as they're having in the servants 'hall"), conduct themselves as though it were realistic, and so you believe in it as firmly as they do. (source)
- It doesn't look good for the pilots, or by extension for the airline: Suspended in the inane watercooler badinage (inappropriate at any rate by professional standards whenever a plane is below 10,000 feet), like just so much other quotidian babble, were the pilots observations of their own ineptitude in dealing with ice forming on wings. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 36 example sentences provided below is 50.0, which suggests that "badinage" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 11 synonyms for badinage.
asteism, banter, fool, joking, joshing, kidding, persiflage, raillery, repartee, ribbing, teasing
We have 0 antonyms for badinage.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of badinage from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Light, playful banter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Playful raillery; banter.
- (verb) To engage in badinage or playful banter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Playful raillery; banter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Light playful banter or raillery.
- (noun) Synonyms Raillery, banter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) frivolous banter