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fizzle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fizzle

  1. 1 a falling short of one's goals <the home team's unexpected fizzle in that last game cost them the championship> Synonyms collapse, crash, cropper, defeat, failure, nonachievement, nonsuccessRelated Words futility, uselessness; ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficacy; deficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency; disappointment, letdown, setbackNear Antonyms victory, winAntonyms accomplishment, achievement, success

  2. 2 something that has failed <the play was a fizzle, opening and closing the same night> Synonyms bomb, bummer, bust, catastrophe, clinker, clunker, debacle (also débâcle), disaster, dud, fiasco, failure, flop, frost, lemon, loser, miss, shipwreck, turkey, washoutRelated Words also-ran, disappointment, dog, has-been, near miss; botch, hash, mess, muddle, shambles; nonevent; nonstarterNear Antonyms corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, phenomenonAntonyms blockbuster, hit, smash, success, winner




fizzle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fizzle

  1. to make a sound like that of stretching out the speech sound \s\ <oozing gobs of grease, a pair of fatty burgers fizzled on the grill> Synonyms fizz, hiss, sizzle, swish, whish, whiz (or whizz)Related Words swoosh, wheeze, whistle, whoosh, zip; bubble, effervesce; buzz, drone, hum




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