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flush

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of flush

  1. 1 having a healthy reddish skin tone <was flushed after getting out of the hot bath> Synonyms blooming, florid, ruddy, full-blooded, glowing, red, rosy, rubicund, sanguineRelated Words bronzed, brown, suntanned, tanned; bloomy, blowsy (also blowzy), blushing, flushed, pink, pinkish, warm; cherubicNear Antonyms waxen, waxy; blanched, white, whitened; anemic, sick, sickly; bloodless, cadaverous; whey-faced, white-facedAntonyms ashen, ashy, doughy, livid, lurid, mealy, pale, paled, palish, pallid, pasty, peaked, peaky, sallow, sallowish, wan

  2. 2 having a surface without bends, breaks, or irregularities <the flush paneling on the door gives it a very plain and dull look> Synonyms even, flat, level, plane, smoothRelated Words exact, uniform; aligned (also alined), regular, true; horizontal, tabular; plumb, straight, verticalNear Antonyms inexact, irregular, unaligned, warped; undulating, undulatory, wavy; pitted, pockmarked, pockyAntonyms bumpy, coarse, lumpy, rough, uneven, unsmoothed

  3. 3 having active strength of body or mind <a flush, healthy man of 65> Synonyms dynamic, energetic, vigorous, gingery, lusty, peppy, red-blooded, robust, vitalRelated Words animated, brisk, dashing, kinetic, lively, punchy, spirited, sprightly, vivacious; energized, enlivened, invigorated, vitalized; firm, fortified, mettlesome, mighty, powerful, puissant, strong; refreshed, rejuvenated, revitalized; able-bodied, athletic, beefy, brawny, burly, fit, hardy, husky, muscular, robustious, rugged, stalwart, stout, strapping, sturdy, tough, virile; hale, healthy, hearty, sound; capable, competentNear Antonyms delicate, effete, enervated, faint, feeble, frail, infirm, wan, weak, weakened; impotent, powerless, prostrate, prostrated, sapped, tired; indolent, lackadaisical, languid, lazy; invertebrate, nerveless, soft, spineless, wimpy; ill, unhealthy, unsound, unwell; broken-down, debilitated, decrepit, disabled, wasted, worn-outAntonyms dull, lethargic, listless, sluggish, torpid

  4. 4 having goods, property, or money in abundance <she's very flush now that she has her inheritance> Synonyms affluent, deep-pocketed, fat, fat-cat, rich, loaded, moneyed (also monied), opulent, silk-stocking, wealthy, well-endowed, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-doRelated Words better-off, comfortable, propertied, prosperous, substantial, successful; flourishing, prospering, thriving; advantaged, blessed (also blest), privilegedNear Antonyms unaffluent; deprived, disadvantaged, hand-to-mouth, underprivileged; bankrupt, bankrupted, beggared, broke, indebted, insolvent, pauperized, ruined, skint [chiefly British]; depressed, pinched, reduced, straitened; low, shortAntonyms destitute, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, needy, penniless, penurious, poor, poverty-stricken

  5. 5 possessing or covered with great numbers or amounts of something specified <a field flush with flowers> Synonyms abounding, abundant, awash, rife, fraught, lousy, replete, swarming, teeming, thick, throngingRelated Words brimming, bulging, bursting, chock-full (or chockful), crammed, crowded, fat, filled, full, jammed, jam-packed, loaded, packed, saturated, stuffed; clogged, congested, overcrowded, overfilled, overflowing, overfull, overladen, overloaded, overstuffed, surfeited; alive, animated, astir, bustling, busy, buzzing, humming, livelyNear Antonyms bare, barren, blank, devoid, empty, stark, vacant, void; depleted, drained, exhausted; deficient, incomplete, insufficient, short

  6. 6 having a border in common <the front yard's floral border is flush with the sidewalk> Synonyms abutting, adjoining, bordering, conterminous, contiguous, flanking, adjacent, fringing, joining, juxtaposed, neighboring, skirting, touching, vergingRelated Words approximate, close, closest, immediate, near, nearby, nearest, next-door, nigh; attached, communicating, connected, connecting, interconnecting, joined, linked, united; bounding, circumjacent, embracing, encircling, enclosing (also inclosing), fencing, rimming, surrounding; marginal, peripheral, tangent, tangential; ambient, encompassingNear Antonyms apart, detached, disconnected, discrete, free-standing, isolate, isolated, removed, separate, single, unattached, unconnected, unlinked; away, distant, far, faraway, far-off, farthest, remote; discontinuous, noncontinuous; broken up, disjoined, dissevered, dissociated, disunited, divided, divorced, parted, ramified, resolved, severed, split, sundered, uncoupled, unyokedAntonyms nonadjacent, noncontiguous




flush

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of flush

  1. 1 a rosy appearance (of the cheeks) <looked for a flush on her cheeks as evidence of a fever> Synonyms blush, color, bloomRelated Words brightness, brilliance, glow; pinkness, reddishness, redness, rosiness, ruddiness, sanguinenessNear Antonyms paleness, pallidness, pallor, pastiness, wanness, whiteness; greenishness, greenness, sallowness

  2. 2 a state or time of great activity, thriving, or achievement <was in the flush of his youth> Synonyms blossom, florescence, floruit, flower, bloom, 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 a sudden intense expression of strong feeling <a flush of patriotic pride> Synonyms agony, blaze, burst, ebullition, eruption, explosion, fit, flare, flare-up, flash, outburst, gale, gush, gust, paroxysm, spasm, stormRelated Words blowup, grouch, rage, tantrum; ecstasy, rapture, transport; delirium, firestorm, frenzy, furor




flush

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of flush

  1. 1 to pour liquid over or through in order to cleanse <use this cleaner to flush the drain in the sink> Synonyms irrigate, rinse, sluice, wash, wash out Related Words deluge, engulf, flood, inundate, swamp; flow, gush, rush, stream; douche, hose; drench, saturate, soak; douse (also dowse), slosh, splash

  2. 2 to develop a rosy facial color (as from excitement or embarrassment) <he flushed deeply upon hearing the compliment> Synonyms bloom, color, crimson, blush, glow, reddenRelated Words incarnadine, rouge, ruddle; abash, chagrin, discomfit, disconcert, embarrass, faze, humiliate, mortify




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