Battered vs Bantered - What's the difference?

battered | bantered |

As verbs the difference between battered and bantered

is that battered is (batter) while bantered is (banter).

As an adjective battered

is beaten up through a lot of use; in rough condition; weathered, beat-up.




  • (batter)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Beaten up through a lot of use; in rough condition; weathered, beat-up.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1944, author=(w)
  • , title= The Three Corpse Trick, chapter=5 , passage=The dinghy was trailing astern at the end of its painter, and Merrion looked at it as he passed. He saw that it was a battered -looking affair of the prahm type, with a blunt snout, and like the parent ship, had recently been painted a vivid green.}}
  • Beaten repeatedly or consistently; beaten up.
  • (label) Coated with batter.
  • bantered



  • (banter)

  • banter



  • Good-humoured, playful, typically spontaneous conversation.
  • It seemed like I'd have to listen to her playful banter for hours.


    (en verb)
  • To engage in banter or playful conversation.
  • To play or do something amusing.
  • To tease (someone) mildly.
  • * Washington Irving
  • Hag-ridden by my own fancy all night, and then bantered on my haggard looks the next day.
  • * Charlotte Brontë
  • Mr. Sweeting was bantered about his stature—he was a little man, a mere boy in height and breadth compared with the athletic Malone
  • To joke about; to ridicule (a trait, habit, etc.).
  • * Chatham
  • If they banter' your regularity, order, and love of study, ' banter in return their neglect of them.
  • To delude or trick; to play a prank upon.
  • * Daniel De Foe
  • We diverted ourselves with bantering several poor scholars with hopes of being at least his lordship's chaplain.
  • (transitive, US, Southern and Western, colloquial) To challenge to a match.
  • Synonyms

    * (tease) kid, wind up

    Derived terms

    * (l)