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air

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of air

  1. 1 a rhythmic series of musical tones arranged to give a pleasing effect <played a lively air on his fiddle> Synonyms melody, lay, song, strain, tune, warbleRelated Words descant (also discant); cadence, measure, meter, rhythm; ballad, ditty, hymn, lyric, madrigal

  2. 2 a slight or gentle movement of air <we sailed into the bay on a light air and just in time to enjoy a spectacular sunset> Synonyms breeze, breath, puff, waft, zephyrRelated Words current, draft, whiff; sea breeze; blast, blow, flurry, gale, headwind, northeaster, norther, northwester, southeaster, southwester, tailwind, westerly, wind; squall, tempest, tornado, windstorm; airflowNear Antonyms calm

  3. 3 a special quality or impression associated with something <Naomi's the only person I know who can wear old jeans and a T-shirt with an air of elegance> Synonyms aura, ambience (or ambiance), aroma, atmosphere, climate, flavor, halo, karma, mood, nimbus, note, odor, patina, smell, temper, vibration(s)Related Words aureole (or aureola), mystique, romance; genius loci; feel, feeling, sensation, sense, spirit; attribute, character, characteristic, image, mark, notion, peculiarity, picture, property, trait; color, illusion, overtone, semblance, suggestion, tone

  4. 4 airs pl  a display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive <ever since she joined the country club she's been putting on airs of being too “high society” for us ordinary folks> Synonyms act, airs, charade, disguise, facade (also façade), front, guise, playacting, pose, pretense (or pretence), put-on, semblance, showRelated Words impersonation, performance, portrayal; image, persona; appearance, color, gloss; camouflage, cloak; affectation, deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation, double-dealing, duplicity, fakery, fraud, guile; betrayal, double cross, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, infidelity, perfidy, treachery, treason, unfaithfulness; excuse, pretextNear Antonyms bluntness, candidness, candor, directness, forthrightness, frankness, openheartedness, outspokenness, plainspokenness, sincerity, straightforwardness; artlessness, genuineness, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté)




air

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of air

  1. to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion) <suggested we air any complaints about the seating arrangements to the person who actually planned the event> Synonyms express, expound, give, look, raise, sound, state, vent, ventilate, voiceRelated Words advertise, announce, declare, enounce, enunciate, proclaim, say; broadcast, circulate, disseminate, publish; describe, write, write up; sound off, speak out, speak up; chime in; communicate, convey, put across, put over; offer, submitNear Antonyms censor, restrain, restrictAntonyms stifle, suppress




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