raillery


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Related to raillery: hidebound, japery, malefactor
See: ridicule
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She did not like the light tone of raillery that was kept up all the time between Vassenka Veslovsky and Anna, and the unnaturalness altogether of grown-up people, all alone without children, playing at a child's game.
Occasionally his all-male compositions merge into overt caricature in which raillery or banter takes precedence over etiquette.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Clear up 9 Award 10 Equal 11 Suppose 12 Ova 13 Raillery 16 Heaviest 17 See 19 Othello 21 Donor 22 Agate 23 Endless.
So musical is Raymond's voice that Lionel can barely record his speech, or finds it futile to relate mere words: "I can ill record the flow of language and graceful turns of expression, the wit and easy raillery that gave vigour and influence to his speech.
Rutledge will forgive a certain raillery here, for if he has not been my closest reader he has been an active writer of letters, and he does offer the lure for me to take my response just one step further and join for a moment what he professes to fear.
raillery of a man passage is, in my crest-fallen and opinion, less clear dejected, that he and much less looks like a drown'd consistent with his puppy.
the World War I-themed musical whose 1969 film rendition by Richard Attenborough only partly captures the multiple provocations of a piece whose raillery came soaked in acid.
In light raillery and banter with guests and correspondents, women were often "beasts in skirts", or "brats" and "sluts": sometimes he was teasing, sometimes not.
on January 25, 2015 that the engaged PNP SAF troopers are supported by mechanized and raillery support, I relied in good faith on the information given to me at 8:03 a.
He sometimes also gave his lectures a lively turn; but his raillery was never coarse or satirical.
The traditions of wit and humor had been synthesized by Corbyn Morris in his influential Essay towards Fixing the True Standards of Wit, Humour, Raillery, Satire, and Ridicule (1744).
The contrast here is between irony and raillery or cavillatio.