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kick

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of kick

  1. 1 a pleasurably intense stimulation of the feelings <I get a kick out of downhill skiing> Synonyms bang, boot, charge, exhilaration, frisson, jollies, thrill, rush, titillation, wallopRelated Words arousal, buzz, electrification, high, intoxication; jolt, shock, surprise (also surprize); delectation, delight, enjoyment, joy, lift, pleasure; amusement, diversion, entertainment, fun, treat

  2. 2 a source of great satisfaction <it was a kick for the parents to see their once-shy son star in a Broadway play> Synonyms delectation, feast, gas [slang], joy, delight, manna, pleasure, treatRelated Words amusement, diversion, entertainment, fun, recreation; comfort, relief, solace; gratification, indulgence; ambrosia

  3. 3 a feeling or declaration of disapproval or dissent <nowadays there seem to be few words in the dictionary that do not raise a kick from one person or another> Synonyms challenge, complaint, demur, demurral, demurrer, difficulty, exception, expostulation, fuss, objection, protest, question, remonstrance, stinkRelated Words compunction, doubt, misgiving, qualm, scruple; misunderstanding; cavil, niggle [chiefly British], quibble; argument, conflict, debate, dispute, dissent, hassle, quarrel, squabble, static; censure, criticism; defiance, disobedience, rebellion; distrust, distrustfulness, dubiety, dubitation [archaic], incertitude, indetermination, misdoubt, mistrust, mistrustfulness, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty; qualmishness, unease, uneasiness; reluctance, unwillingnessNear Antonyms willingness; approval, sanction; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent; compliance, obedience

  4. 4 a forceful coming together of two things <I felt a kick in my hands as the jackhammer came roaring to life> Synonyms bump, collision, concussion, crash, impingement, jar, jolt, jounce, impact, 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




kick

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of kick

  1. 1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely <he's been kicking all week about not getting the promotion> Synonyms beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, complain, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowlRelated Words object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lamentNear Antonyms accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commendAntonyms crow, delight, rejoice

  2. 2 to present an opposing opinion or argument <fiscal conservatives have already started to kick about the proposed program, claiming it will increase the state's deficit substantially> Synonyms demur, except, expostulate, object, protest, remonstrateRelated Words cavil, quibble; challenge, dare, defy, fight; conflict, debate, dispute, hassle, quarrel, squabble, wrangle; beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, complain, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, keen, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowl; balk, gag, stick; censure, criticize, denounce; disobey, rebel, withstand; demonstrateNear Antonyms approve, sanction; accept; accede, acquiesce, agree, assent; adhere, comply, conform, follow, mind, obey, observe; advocate, champion, defend, maintain, support, sustain, uphold; applaud, cheer, commend




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