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cock–a–hoop

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of cock–a–hoop

  1. 1 having or expressing feelings of joy or triumph <the district attorney's office was positively cock-a-hoop upon obtaining a conviction in the case against the mobster> Synonyms cock-a-hoop, crank [chiefly dialect], crowing, exulting, glorying, jubilant, prideful, proud, rejoicing, triumphantRelated Words ecstatic, elated, euphoric; arrogant, boastful, cocky; conquering, victorious, winningNear Antonyms crestfallen, defeated, dejected, depressed, disconsolate, dispirited, downcast

  2. 2 inclined or twisted to one side <topped with 50 burning candles all cock-a-hoop and dripping wax, the birthday cake made its dramatic appearance> Synonyms askew, aslant, atilt, cock-a-hoop, cockeyed, crazy, crooked, listing, lopsided, oblique, off-kilter, pitched, skewed, slanted, slanting, slantwise, tilted, tipping, unevenRelated Words asymmetrical (or asymmetric), unbalanced, unsymmetrical; contorted, disordered, distorted, irregularNear Antonyms ordered, orderly, regular, uniform; balanced, symmetrical (or symmetric)Antonyms even, level, straight




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