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cut

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cut

  1. 1 a piece that has been separated from the whole by cutting <choose cuts of meat that have very little visible fat> Synonyms cutting, slice Related Words chop, cutlet; length, part, portion, section, segment; chunk, hunk, lump; clipping, paring, shaving, sliver, snippet, splinter

  2. 2 an individual part of a process, series, or ranking <one of the new recruits is a cut above the rest in intelligence> Synonyms chapter, degree, grade, inch, notch, peg, phase, place, point, stage, stepRelated Words angle, aspect, facet, side; amount, measure, plane; decrement, increment

  3. 3 something belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual member of a group <received my cut of the profits from the garage sale> Synonyms allotment, allowance, share, end, part, piece, portion, proportion, quota, slice, takeRelated Words lot, ration; commission, percentage; member, partition, section, segmentNear Antonyms aggregate, composite, compound, pool, sum, total, totality; whole

  4. 4 a style or arrangement of hair <she decided she needed a new cut after wearing her hair the same way for years> Synonyms coiffure, hairdo, do, haircut, hairstyleRelated Words Afro, conk, cornrow, dreadlocks, perm, permanent; beehive, big hair, bun, chignon, French twist, pageboy, pug, updo, upsweep; bob, buzz cut, crew cut, crop, fade, Mohawk, shag, shingle, trim; braid, pigtail, plait, ponytail, queue; comb-over, ducktail, pompadour, roach

  5. 5 an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings <completely ignoring her was the unkindest cut of all> Synonyms affront, barb, brickbat, insult, dart, dig, dis (also diss) [slang], epithet, gird, indignity, name, offense (or offence), outrage, personality, poke, put-down, sarcasm, slap, slight, slurRelated Words catcall, gibe (or jibe), jeer, mock, quip, sneer, taunt; abuse, invective, vituperation; disapproval, opprobrium; disgrace, dishonor, shame; attack, criticism, knock, slam, swipe; torment, tortureNear Antonyms accolade, commendation, compliment; acclaim, applause, praise; adulation, flattery




cut

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cut

  1. 1 to penetrate with a sharp edge (as a knife) <I cut my hand on a piece of broken glass> Synonyms gash, incise, rip, shear, slash, slice, slit Related Words crosscut, hacksaw, saw, scissor; cleave, rive, split; pierce, stab; bruise, butcher, hack, haggle, lacerate, mangle; rend, tear; carve, chip, chisel, notch; anatomize, dissect, section; chop, dice, mince; amputate, cut off, sever

  2. 2 to fail to attend <a warning that she had been cutting too many classes without valid excuses> Synonyms blow off, miss, skip Related Words ignore, neglect, pass over Phrases absent oneself, play hooky Antonyms attend, show up (for)

  3. 3 to deliberately ignore or treat rudely <the snobbish lady cut anyone who didn't meet her standards of wealth and social standing> Synonyms cold-shoulder, snub, high-hat, slight, stiff, stiff-armRelated Words isolate, ostracize; brush (aside or off), disdain, rebuff, reject, repel, repulse, scorn, spurn; disregard, forget, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, shrug off

  4. 4 to make (something) shorter or smaller with the use of a cutting instrument <when you cut the pad, make it a little smaller than the carpet> Synonyms bob, crop, clip, cut back, dock, lop (off), nip, pare, poll, prune, shave, shear, snip, trimRelated Words skive, whittle; manicure, mow; pinch, stump; curtail, shortenNear Antonyms elongate, extend, lengthen

  5. 5 to shorten the standing leafy plant cover of <you need to cut the lawn very soon—before it becomes a jungle> Synonyms mowRelated Words clip, crop, curtail, cut back, dock, hack, lop, manicure, nip, pare, prune, trim; bob, shave, shear, snip

  6. 6 to alter (something) for the worse with the addition of foreign or lower-grade substances <the fruit juice was so cut with water that it was barely a fruit-flavored drink> Synonyms adulterate, dilute, extend, lace, sophisticate, thin, water down, weakenRelated Words load; befoul, contaminate, corrupt, defile, dirty, envenom, foul, infect, poison, pollute, soil, spoil, sully, taint; cheapen, debase, degrade; manipulate, misrepresent, tamper (with); counterfeit, fake, falsify, fudge; doctor, spike; attenuate, moderate, qualify, temperNear Antonyms fertilize, lard; augment, reinforce (also reenforce), supplement; decontaminate, purify; clarify, clean, cleanse, distill (also distil), filter, flush, leach, pasteurize, purge, refine; better, enhance, improve; compact, concentrate, condenseAntonyms enrich, fortify, richen, strengthen

  7. 7 to depart abruptly from a straight line or course <cut towards the goal, eluding a defender> Synonyms break, swerve, sheer, veer, yaw, zag, zigRelated Words skew, slew (also slue); arc, arch, bend, bow, crook, curve, hook, round, sweep, wheel; about-face, pivot; circle, coil, curl, loop, spiral; turn, twist, wind; weave, zigzag; deviate, stray, wander, waverAntonyms straighten

  8. 8 to divide by passing through or across <a long mountain range virtually cuts that country in half> Synonyms bisect, cross, intersectRelated Words crisscross, decussate

  9. 9 to identify and examine the basic elements or parts of (something) especially for discovering interrelationships <whichever way you cut it, we won't be seeing any profits from the business for at least three years> Synonyms anatomize, assay, break down, analyze, deconstruct, dissectRelated Words assess, diagnose, evaluate, examine, inspect, investigate, scrutinize; arrange, assort, catalog (or catalogue), categorize, classify, codify, diagram, enumerate, index, order, schematize, sort, tabulate; divide, reduce, segment, separate, subdivideNear Antonyms agglomerate, aggregate, amalgamate, assimilate, coalesce, conglomerate, consolidate, integrate, synthesize, unify




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