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blossom

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of blossom

  1. 1 a state or time of great activity, thriving, or achievement <in the full blossom of her career as a writer> Synonyms bloom, florescence, floruit, flower, flush, heyday, high noon, prime, salad days, springtimeRelated Words autumn, Indian summer; blooming, blossoming, efflorescence, flowering; acme, apex, climax, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, zenith; glory, grandeur, splendor; belle epoque (or belle époque), golden age, silver age; comeback, recovery, revivialNear Antonyms decay, decline, downfall; bottom, nadir; shriveling (or shrivelling), wilting, withering

  2. 2 the usually showy plant part that produces seeds <the marigolds are finally showing blossoms> Synonyms bloom, flowerRelated Words bud, floret, floweret (also flowerette); bouquet, nosegay, posy; arrangement, boutonniere, corsage, garland, lei, spray, wreath




blossom

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of blossom

  1. to produce flowers <the fruit tree seemed to blossom overnight once the warm spring weather arrived> Synonyms bloom, blow, burgeon (also bourgeon), effloresce, flower, unfoldRelated Words leaf, leave; bud; openNear Antonyms dry up, fade, shrivel, wilt, wither; die, drop, expire, perish





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