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jaw

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of jaw

  1. friendly, informal conversation or an instance of this <now that he's retired, he's got all afternoon for a jaw with his friends at the senior center> Synonyms backchat, cackle, causerie, chatter, chin music, chin-wag [slang], chitchat, confab, confabulation, gab, gabfest, gossip, jangle, chat, natter [chiefly British], palaver, patter, rap, schmooze, small talk, table talk, talk, tête-à-têteRelated Words colloquy, conference, discourse, parley, powwow, symposium; debate, dialogue (also dialog), exchange, give-and-take; crosstalk, happy talk; yak (also yack), yammer, yap




jaw

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of jaw

  1. 1 to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings <you don't have to jaw me to death just because I bite my nails> Synonyms baste, bawl out, berate, call down, castigate, chastise, chew out, dress down, flay, hammer, scold, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rant (at), rate, ream (out), rebuke, reprimand, reproach, score, tongue-lash, upbraidRelated Words admonish, chide, remonstrate (with), reprove; abuse, assail, attack, bad-mouth, blame, blast, censure, condemn, criticize, crucify, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], excoriate, fault, harangue, knock, lace (into), lash, pan, reprehend, revile, scourge, slam, vituperate; belittle, disparage, mock, put down; ridicule, scoff, scornNear Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; extol (also extoll), laud, praise

  2. 2 to engage in casual or rambling conversation <just a group of girls sitting around the locker room and jawing about the usual stuff> Synonyms babble, blab, cackle, chaffer [British], chatter, chin [slang], converse, gab, gabble, gas, jabber, chat, kibitz (also kibbitz), natter, palaver, patter, prate, prattle, rap, rattle, run on, schmooze (or shmooze), talk, twitter, visitRelated Words gossip, tattle; descant, discuss, expatiate; yak (also yack), yammer, yap




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