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fume

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fume

  1. 1 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger <he silently fumed as his ex-girlfriend danced with her new beau> Synonyms burn, foam, boil, rage, rankle, seethe, sizzle, steam, stormRelated Words fulminate, rant, rave; smolder (or smoulder); bristle, flare (up), inflame (also enflame); chafe, fret, stew; agitate, convulse, roil, shake

  2. 2 to express one's anger usually violently <when she found out her driver's license was being suspended, she fumed, throwing papers across the room and shouting at the top of her lungs> Synonyms bristle, rage, stormRelated Words blow up, flare (up), flip (out) [slang]; bluster, carry on, fulminate, rampage, rant, rave, take on; burn, foam, seethe, smolder (or smoulder), steam; chafe, fret, stewNear Antonyms allay, appease, pacify, soothe; check, choke (back), collect, compose, contain, curb, pocket, rein, repress, restrain, smother, stifle, strangle, subdue, suppress, swallow; moderate, temper, tone (down); ease, let up, relax; calm, cool, hush, quell, quiet, settle, still





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