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knot

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of knot

  1. 1 a number of things considered as a unit <from the summit we could see knots of houses up and down the river valley> Synonyms array, assemblage, band, bank, batch, battery, block, bunch, clot, clump, cluster, clutch, collection, constellation, grouping, huddle, group, lot, muster, package, parcel, passel, set, suiteRelated Words accumulation, aggregate, aggregation, conglomeration; agglomeration, assortment, hodgepodge, jumble, miscellany, mixture, odds and ends, sundries, variety; cycle, run, series, suitNear Antonyms entity, item, single, unit

  2. 2 a small rounded mass of swollen tissue <felt a small knot on the back of his head> Synonyms bump, lump, node, nodule, swellingRelated Words growth, tumor, wart; hump, hunch; bruise, contusion, welt; blister, boil; blob, chunk, clod, clump, gob, gobbet, hunk, knob, nub, nubble, nugget, wad

  3. 3 a uniting or binding force or influence <their business partnership is strengthened by the knot of personal friendship> Synonyms cement, cord, bond, ligature, link, tieRelated Words attachment, connection, fastening, hookup, joint, linkage, linkup, nexus, tie-up, union, yoke; affection, fondness, sympathy; fetter, handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; constraint, curb, hampering, limit, limitation, restraint, restrictionNear Antonyms detaching, disengaging, parting, separation; unbinding, unfastening, unfettering, untying (or untieing); emancipation, freedom, liberation, release

  4. 4 a usually small number of persons considered as a unit <knots of people were quietly chatting around the meeting hall> Synonyms array, band, batch, battery, body, boodle, bunch, cluster, clutch, consort, constellation, crop, grouping, huddle, group, lot, parcel, party, passelRelated Words assembly, collective, congregation, gathering, muster, organization; circle, clan, clique, coterie, fellowship, gang, ring, round, set; faction, guild (also gild), order, school, sect; brigade, crew, outfit, phalanx, platoon, posse, task force, team; alliance, bloc, coalition, confederacy, confederation, federation, league, union; battalion, squadron; bevy, brood, coveyNear Antonyms individual, single

  5. 5 something that requires thought and skill for resolution <mercy killing is generally seen as a matter fraught with legal and medical knots> Synonyms case, challenge, problem, matter, nut, troubleRelated Words issue, question; corner, fix, hole, hot water, jam, mire, pickle, predicament, quagmire, spot; crux, Gordian knot, sticky wicket, toughie (also toughy); catch-22, dilemma, quandary; catch, glitch, hitch, pitfall, snag; conundrum, enigma, mystery, puzzle, puzzlement, riddle; brainteaser, perplexer, poser, stumperNear Antonyms magic bullet, silver bullet; cure-all, panaceaAntonyms answer, solution




knot

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of knot

  1. to twist together into a usually confused mass <the extension cords were hopelessly knotted together> Synonyms interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, entangle, snarl, tangleRelated Words jumble, scrabble, scramble; braid, enlace, entwine, entwist, inweave, plait, twine, weave, wind, wreathe, writheNear Antonyms unknot, unravel, unscramble; unweaveAntonyms disentangle, unsnarl, untangle, untwine, untwist




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