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blowup

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of blowup

  1. 1 an outburst or display of excited anger <the boss had another blowup when someone fouled up the copy machine> Synonyms tantrum, explosion, fireworks, fit, hissy [chiefly Southern & southern Midland], hissy fit, huff, sceneRelated Words eruption, flare-up, outburst, storm, uproar; agitation, delirium, distraction, frenzy, furor, furore, fury, hysteria, rage, rampage; convulsion(s), paroxysm, seizure, spasm, upheaval; angriness, choler, indignation, irateness, ire, lividity, lividness, spleen, wrath, wrathfulness; reaction, rise; dander, temper; grouch, hump [British], pet, pouts, snit, sulk(s), sulkiness, sullenness

  2. 2 the act or an instance of exploding <the last blowup of the volcano flattened trees for miles around> Synonyms blast, explosion, burst, bursting, detonation, eruption, outburstRelated Words discharge, firing, shooting; blowout, flare-up; bang, boom, pop; airburst, groundburstAntonyms implosion




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