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beef

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of beef

  1. 1 an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment <had to deal with an angry customer with a beef about our service> Synonyms complaint, bitch, bleat, carp, fuss, grievance, gripe, grouch, grouse, grumble, holler, kvetch, lament, miserere, moan, murmur, plaint, squawk, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammerRelated Words challenge, demur, expostulation, kick, niggle [chiefly British], objection, protest, quibble, remonstrance, stinkNear Antonyms commendation, compliment, plaudit; acclaim, applause, praise; approval, endorsement (also indorsement), sanction

  2. 2 muscular strength <a heavyweight wrestler with a good deal of beef> Synonyms muscle, brawn, main, thewRelated Words force, might, potency, power, puissance, sinew; energy, vigorNear Antonyms impotence, impotency, weakness; debilitation, debility, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity




beef

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of beef

  1. to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely <he tends to stand around and beef for hours about any slight, real or imagined> Synonyms complain, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowlRelated Words object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lamentNear Antonyms accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commendAntonyms crow, delight, rejoice




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