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morning

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of morning

  1. 1 the time from sunrise until noon <after working in the fields all morning, we were ready for a hearty lunch> Synonyms forenoon, morn Related Words aurora, dawn, dawning, daybreak, daylight; cockcrow, sunrise, sunup; day, daytime, light Near Antonyms dark, darkness, night, nighttime, twilight; dusk, evening, nightfall, sundown, sunset; afternoon

  2. 2 the first appearance of light in the morning or the time of its appearance <morning has broken> Synonyms aurora, cockcrow, dawning, day, daybreak, daylight, light, morn, dawn, sun, sunrise, sunupRelated Words daytime; forenoonNear Antonyms dark, darkness, midnight, night, nighttime; afternoon, midday; dusk, evening, eventide, gloaming, twilightAntonyms nightfall, sundown, sunset

  3. 3 the point at which something begins <the period when people in ancient Mesopotamia began living in cities is usually regarded as the morning of civilization> Synonyms alpha, baseline, birth, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, beginning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, thresholdRelated Words drawing board, first base, ground zero, square one; creation, founding, inauguration, initiation, institution, origination; cradle, fountain, fountainhead, germ, origin, root, seedbed, source, spring, well, wellspring; dawning, opening; advent, appearance, arrival, debut (also début), emergence; childhood, infancy, youthNear Antonyms cessation, closing, closure, completion, finale, finish, period, stop, termination, windupAntonyms close, conclusion, end, ending, omega





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