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bawl

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bawl

  1. 1 to shed tears often while making meaningless sounds as a sign of pain or distress <he bawled for days after his dog died> Synonyms cry, blub [chiefly British], blubber, sob, weepRelated Words greet [Scottish], grieve, keen, lament, mourn; howl, scream, squall, wail, yowl; bleat, mewl, pule, whimper, whine; sniffle, snivel; groan, moan, sigh

  2. 2 to speak so as to be heard at a distance <the mover was bawling for help as the refrigerator was about to slip out of his hands> Synonyms call, bay, bellow, cry, holler, hollo (or halloo also hallo), roar, shout, sound off, thunder, vociferate, yellRelated Words crow, whoop; scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squeak, squeal; caterwaul, howl, ululate, wail, yawp (or yaup), yowl; hail; speak out, speak upNear Antonyms breathe, mumble, murmur, mutter, whisper




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