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ferment

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ferment

  1. a disturbed or uneasy state <the city was in ferment as its residents nervously awaited the airborne invasion that was sure to come> Synonyms disquiet, unrest, fermentation, restiveness, restlessness, Sturm und Drang, turmoil, uneasiness, unquietnessRelated Words fidgets; agitation, commotion, confusion, excitement, hubbub, moil, stir, storm, trouble, tumult, tumultuousness, turbulence, upheaval, uproar, unsettlement; disruption, perturbation; agitation, anxiety, disquietude, inquietude, queasiness, tension, unease; anarchy, chaos, disorder, welterNear Antonyms order, orderlinessAntonyms calm, ease, peace, peacefulness, quiet, tranquillity (or tranquility)




ferment

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ferment

  1. to bring (something volatile or intense) into being <the various social and economic factors that fermented the major cultural change during the U.S. during the 1960s> Synonyms abet, brew, incite, foment, instigate, pick, provoke, raise, stir (up), whip (up)Related Words advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote, sow, stimulate; detonate, set, set off, trigger; excite, galvanize, inflame (also enflame), inspire, motivate, rouse; activate, energize, enliven, fire, invigorate, jazz (up), liven (up), pep (up), quicken, stimulate, vitalizeNear Antonyms bridle, check, constrain, curb, discourage, hold, inhibit, regulate, rein (in), restrain, tame; allay, calm, quiet, settle, soothe, still, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize)




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