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lather

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lather

  1. 1 a light mass of fine bubbles formed in or on a liquid <she worked the shampoo into a lather before rubbing it into her pet dog's coat> Synonyms froth, head, foam, spume, suds, surfRelated Words mousse; mist, spindrift, spray; scum

  2. 2 a state of nervous or irritated concern <he worked himself into a lather waiting for the results of the AIDS test> Synonyms dither, fluster, fuss, huff, fret, pother, stew, sweat, swelter, swivet, tizzy, twitterRelated Words bother, dudgeon, pique; alarm (also alarum), hand-wringing, panic; ado, agitation, delirium, distraction, furor, hysteria, uproar; nervous breakdown




lather

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lather

  1. to strike repeatedly <the flinty rancher did not hesitate to lather a recalcitrant horse> Synonyms bash, baste, bat, batter, belabor, belt, birch, bludgeon, buffet, bung up, club, curry, do, drub, fib [British], flog, hammer, hide, lace, lambaste (or lambast), lash, beat, lick, maul, mess (up), paddle, pelt, pommel, pound, pummel, punch out, rough (up), slate, slog, switch, tan, thrash, thresh, thump, tromp, wallop, whale, whip, whop (or whap), whup, work overRelated Words assail, assault, attack, beset, box, bust, chop, clobber, clout, crack, cudgel, cuff, descend (on or upon), hit, jump (on), knock, lam, lay on, paste, pounce (on or upon), punch, raid, rush, slam, slap, smack, smash, sock, spank, storm, swat, swipe, thwack, whack, wham, whomp; blackjack, cane, cowhide, flagellate, fustigate, horsewhip, leather, pistol-whip, rawhide, scourge, strap; gore, lacerate, wound; maim, mangle, mutilate




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