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flower

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of flower

  1. to produce flowers <the plant will keep flowering if you water it and regularly cut off the dead blossoms> Synonyms blossom, blow, burgeon (also bourgeon), effloresce, bloom, unfoldRelated Words leaf, leave; bud; openNear Antonyms dry up, fade, shrivel, wilt, wither; die, drop, expire, perish




flower

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of flower

  1. 1 the usually showy plant part that produces seeds <flowers are always a thoughtful gift> Synonyms bloom, blossom Related Words bud, floret, floweret (also flowerette); bouquet, nosegay, posy; arrangement, boutonniere, corsage, garland, lei, spray, wreath

  2. 2 a state or time of great activity, thriving, or achievement <the skiing season is usually in full flower by Christmas> Synonyms blossom, florescence, floruit, bloom, flush, heyday, high noon, prime, salad days, springtimeRelated Words autumn, Indian summer; blooming, blossoming, efflorescence, flowering; acme, apex, climax, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, zenith; glory, grandeur, splendor; belle epoque (or belle époque), golden age, silver age; comeback, recovery, revivialNear Antonyms decay, decline, downfall; bottom, nadir; shriveling (or shrivelling), wilting, withering

  3. 3 individuals carefully selected as being the best of a class <without exception, the flower of this year's graduating class will be going to prestigious colleges> Synonyms A-list, aristocracy, best, choice, corps d'elite, cream, crème de la crème, elect, fat, elite, illuminati, pick, pink, pride, priesthood, prime, royalty, upper crustRelated Words establishment, gentry, nobility, quality, society, top, top drawer, upper class; caviar (also caviare); who's whoNear Antonyms commoners, herd, hoi polloi, masses, millions, mob, multitude, rank and file, unwashed





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