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clash

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of clash

  1. 1 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups <a clash between rival gangs that resulted in some serious injuries> Synonyms battle, fight, combat, conflict, contest, dustup, fracas, fray, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, scrum, scuffle, skirmish, struggle, tussleRelated Words pitched battle, rough-and-tumble; affray [chiefly British], battle royal, brawl, broil, donnybrook, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée), mix-up, ruckus, ruction; blows, fistfight, fisticuffs, grapple, handgrips, punch-out, punch-up [chiefly British], slugfest; confrontation, duel, face-off, joust; altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argument, argy-bargy [chiefly British], contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, falling-out, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, row, spat, squabble, tangle, tiff, wrangle; catfightNear Antonyms truce

  2. 2 the loud sound made when metal strikes metal <the clash of cymbals> Synonyms clangor, clank, clang, whangRelated Words chime, ding-dong, knell, peal, ping, plink, ring, tintinnabulation; chink, clink, clinkety-clank, jangle, jingle, rattle, tang, tinkle, twang; clap, clip-clop, clop, crack, crash, crunch; clump, clunk, thump




clash

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of clash

  1. to be out of harmony or agreement usually noticeably <the colors of your shirt and pants clash> <a parent's idea of proper dress often clashes with a teenager's> Synonyms collide, conflict, disaccord, discord, jar Related Words battle, combat, engage, fight, war (against); chafe, gall, grate, jangle; differ, disagree, dissent Near Antonyms agree, assent, coincide, concur, correspond Antonyms accord, blend, conform (to or with), fit, harmonize, match





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