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damp

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of damp

  1. 1 containing or characterized by an uncomfortable amount of moisture <the damp air made 85 degrees feel like 105> Synonyms humid, muggy, sticky, sultryRelated Words steamy, summerlike, summery, sweltering, torrid; semitropical (also semitropic), subhumid, subtropical (also subtropic), tropic, tropical; close, heavy, oppressive, smothering, stifling, stuffy, suffocating; clammy, dank, moist; awash, bathed, doused (also dowsed), drenched, dripping, saturated, soaked, soaking, sodden, soggy, sopping, soppy, soused, washed, watered, waterlogged, watery, wetNear Antonyms bracing, cool, crisp, fresh, invigorating, refreshing; arid, baked, burned (or burnt), dehydrated, desert, droughty, dusty, parched, scorched, seared, semiarid, sere (also sear), sunbaked, thirsty, waterlessAntonyms dry

  2. 2 slightly or moderately wet <marks can usually be removed with a damp cloth> Synonyms moist, dampish, dank, wettishRelated Words semimoist; dewy, misty; clammy; humid, muggy, sticky; sultry, summery, sweltering, torrid, tropical; awash, bathed, doused (also dowsed), drenched, dripping, saturate, saturated, soaked, soaking, sodden, soggy, sopping, soppy, soused, steeped, washed, watered, waterlogged, water-soakedNear Antonyms arid, dry, waterless; baked, bone-dry, burned (or burnt), dehydrated, desert, droughty, dusty, parched, scorched, seared, sere (also sear), sunbaked; hyperarid, ultradry; waterproof, water-repellent, water-resistant, watertight




damp

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of damp

  1. the amount of water suspended in the air in tiny droplets <we bought a dehumidifier for the basement when the damp down there began causing mold to grow> Synonyms moisture, dampness, humidity, moistnessRelated Words mugginess, stickiness, stuffiness; sultriness; clamminess, dankness, soddenness, sogginess, wetnessNear Antonyms aridity, dehumidification, dehydration, dryness




damp

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of damp

  1. 1 to deprive of emotional or intellectual vitality <refused to let the setbacks damp his drive for success> Synonyms castrate, dehydrate, dampen, deaden, desiccate, devitalize, enervate, geld, lobotomize, petrifyRelated Words burn out, debilitate, do in, drain, enfeeble, exhaust, fatigue, sap, tucker (out), undermine, weaken, wear, wear out; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispiritNear Antonyms arouse, rouse, stir; charge, electrify, galvanize; excite, ferment, fire, foment, incite, inflame (also enflame), instigate, kindle, provoke, spark, trigger, whip (up); abet, boost, buoy, cheer, embolden, fortify, hearten, inspire, lift; reactivate, reanimate, reawake, reawaken, recharge, reenergize, refresh, regenerate, rejuvenate, rekindle, renew, resurrect, resuscitate, revitalize, reviveAntonyms brace, energize, enliven, invigorate, quicken, stimulate, vitalize, vivify

  2. 2 to make or become slightly or moderately wet <damp the shirt slightly before ironing it> Synonyms bedew, moisten, dampenRelated Words bathe, lave; douse (also dowse), drench, impregnate, saturate, soak, souse, steep, wash, water, wet; humidify; dip, dunk, immerge, immerse; flush, irrigate, rinse, sluice; refresh, rehydrate, remoistenNear Antonyms dehumidify, dehydrate, desiccate, parch, scorch, searAntonyms dry

  3. 3 to reduce or weaken in strength or feeling <nothing seemed to damp the unwelcome attentions of her suitor> Synonyms benumb, blunt, cauterize, dull, dampen, deaden, numbRelated Words muffle, mute, tone (down); decrease, diminish, lessen, let up (on), lower, reduce, subdue; debilitate, enfeeble, weaken; dwindle, recede, subside, taper (off), wane; alleviate, ease, lighten; abate, moderateNear Antonyms amplify, augment, beef (up), boost, consolidate, deepen, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify, redouble, step up, strengthen; animate, arouse, stimulateAntonyms sharpen, whet




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