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crank

adjective, chiefly dialect

Synonyms and Antonyms of crank

  1. 1 having or expressing feelings of joy or triumph <you shouldn't feel so crank, considering that you beat the worst softball team in the league> Synonyms cock-a-hoop, exultant [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 joyously unrestrained <folks around here are downright crank that a local boy won a gold medal in the Olympics> Synonyms bouncy, bubbly, buoyant, exuberant [chiefly dialect], effervescent, frolic, frolicsome, gamesome, gay, high-spirited, vivaciousRelated Words extroverted (also extraverted), outgoing, uninhibited; carefree, happy-go-lucky, insouciant, joyful, lighthearted, lively, sprightly; boisterous, raucous, rollicking, rowdy; giddy, light-headed, overexuberant, silly; ecstatic, euphoric, lyric, rapturous; audacious, bold, brash, brazen, impertinent, impudent, insolent, saucyNear Antonyms constrained, inhibited, repressed, restrained, subdued; impassive, phlegmatic, stoic (or stoical), stolid; depressed, dour, glum, morose, surlyAntonyms low-spirited, sullen




crank

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of crank

  1. 1 a person of odd or whimsical habits <she's a bit of a crank, but still a good-hearted person> Synonyms character, codger, crack, crackbrain, crackpot, eccentric, flake, fruitcake, head case, kook, nut, nutcase, nutter [British slang], oddball, oddity, original, quiz, screwball, weirdo, zanyRelated Words bohemian, maverick, nonconformist, quixote; coot, geezer; curio, rarity; freak; fantast, fantasticoNear Antonyms conformer, conformist, follower, sheep

  2. 2 an irritable and complaining person <he's always a crank until he has his morning coffee> Synonyms bear, bellyacher, complainer, crab, grouch, croaker, crosspatch, curmudgeon, fusser, griper, grouser, growler, grumbler, grump, murmurer, mutterer, sourpuss, whinerRelated Words hunks; malcontent, sorehead; grinch, killjoy, party pooper, spoilsport; defeatist, pessimist; faultfinder, kicker, nagger, nitpicker, objector, quibbler, repiner; crock [slang], hypochondriacNear Antonyms optimist, Pollyanna; happy camper

  3. 3 a sudden impulsive and apparently unmotivated idea or action <his endless and unpredictable cranks made spending time with him exhausting> Synonyms bee, caprice, whim, fancy, freak, humor, kink, maggot, megrim, notion, vagary, vagrancy, whimsy (also whimsey)Related Words capriciousness, fancifulness, fantasy (also phantasy), freakishness, impetuosity, whimsicality; conceit; concept, conception, image, impression, mind's eye, picture, thought; brainstorm, inspiration




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