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clinker

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of clinker

  1. 1 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy <a documentary that had such clinkers as a reference to Iran as an Arab nation> Synonyms blunder, bobble, boob [British], boo-boo, brick, clanger [British], error, fault, flub, fluff, fumble, gaff, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight, screwup, slip, slipup, stumble, tripRelated Words bloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms accuracy, correctness, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, strictness; inerrancy, infallibility, perfection

  2. 2 something that has failed <all of the toy company's new offerings for the Christmas season proved to be clinkers> Synonyms bomb, bummer, bust, catastrophe, failure, clunker, debacle (also débâcle), disaster, dud, fiasco, fizzle, flop, frost, lemon, loser, miss, shipwreck, turkey, washoutRelated Words also-ran, disappointment, dog, has-been, near miss; botch, hash, mess, muddle, shambles; nonevent; nonstarterNear Antonyms corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, phenomenonAntonyms blockbuster, hit, smash, success, winner




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