Synonyms of game in English:

game


See definition of game

noun

1‘the children invented a new game’

SYNONYMS
pastime, diversion, entertainment, amusement, distraction, divertissement, recreation, sport, activity, leisure activity
frolic, romp, source of fun

2‘he broke his leg two weeks before the big game’

SYNONYMS
match, contest, tournament, meeting, sports meeting, meet, event, athletic event, fixture, tie, cup tie, test match, final, cup final, play-off
British clash
Canadian, Scottish playdown
North American split
archaic tourney

3‘we were only playing a game on him’

SYNONYMS
practical joke, prank, jest, trick, hoax
informal lark

4‘he's in the banking game’

SYNONYMS
business, profession, occupation, trade, industry, line, line of work, line of business, field, province, area
informal racket

5‘I spoiled his little game’

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scheme, plot, ploy, stratagem, strategy, gambit, cunning plan, master plan, grand design, crafty designs, tactics
trick, artifice, device, manoeuvre, wile, dodge, ruse, machination, contrivance, subterfuge
informal con, set-up, scam
British informal wheeze
archaic shift

6‘he spent his time shooting game in the parks’

SYNONYMS
wild animals, wild fowl, big game
quarry, prey

adjective

1‘they weren't game enough to join in’

SYNONYMS
brave, courageous, valiant, plucky, bold, intrepid, stout-hearted, lionhearted, unafraid, daring, dashing, spirited, mettlesome
fearless, dauntless, undaunted, unblenching, unflinching
informal gutsy, spunky, ballsy
rare venturous
ANTONYMS

timid

2‘I need a bit of help—are you game?’

SYNONYMS
willing, favourably inclined, prepared, disposed, in the mood, of a mind, desirous, eager, keen, interested, enthusiastic, ready
ANTONYMS

unwilling


verb

1‘they were drinking and gaming all evening’

SYNONYMS
gamble, bet, place bets, lay bets, wager, stake money
British informal have a flutter, punt

Phrases

    on the game

    ‘she says she's an ‘escort’, but actually she's on the game’


    SYNONYMS
    British informal

    working as a prostitute, involved in prostitution, whoring, prostituting oneself, selling oneself, selling one's body, walking the streets, on the streets, practising the oldest profession, working in the sex industry

    a prostitute, a call girl

    derogatory

    a whore