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jar

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of jar

  1. 1 a forceful coming together of two things <this padded case should protect your laptop from the jars normally experienced while traveling> Synonyms bump, collision, concussion, crash, impingement, impact, jolt, jounce, kick, shock, slam, smash, strike, wallopRelated Words blow, buffet, hit, knock, punch, rap, slap, thump; bashing, battering, bludgeoning, clobbering, hammering, lambasting, licking, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; contact, encounter, meeting, touch

  2. 2 something that makes a strong impression because it is so unexpected <the flow of her day was interrupted with the jar of an unexpected crisis> Synonyms bombshell, surprise, jaw-dropper, jolt, stunnerRelated Words shock, thunderclap; eye-opener, revelation, shocker; amazement, marvel, wonder; fillip, kick, kicker, twist, wrinkle

  3. 3 a harsh grating sound <the jar of a stuck car door> Synonyms creak, grind, rasp, scrape, scratchRelated Words clang, clangor, clank, clash, jangle; scuff; croak, gargle; blast, bleat, bray, screech




jar

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of jar

  1. 1 to express different opinions about something often angrily <those two coworkers have such incompatible personalities that it's no wonder they constantly jar> Synonyms altercate, argufy, bicker, brabble, brawl, controvert, dispute, fall out, fight, hassle, argue, quarrel, quibble, row, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleRelated Words challenge, dare, defy; clash, contend, contest, tangle; cavil, fuss, nitpick; consider, debate, discuss; kick, object, protestNear Antonyms coexist, get along; accept, agree, assent, concur, consent

  2. 2 to be out of harmony or agreement usually noticeably <the bright orange of the walls jars with the light pastels of the furnishings> Synonyms collide, conflict, disaccord, discord, clashRelated Words battle, combat, engage, fight, war (against); chafe, gall, grate, jangle; differ, disagree, dissentNear Antonyms agree, assent, coincide, concur, correspondAntonyms accord, blend, conform (to or with), fit, harmonize, match




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