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’

SYNONYMS

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

      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 whore, a call girl