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nibble

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of nibble

  1. a small piece or quantity of food <I don't want a whole dessert, so can I just have a nibble of yours?> Synonyms bite, mouthful, morsel, nugget, taste, tidbit (also titbit)Related Words collop, medallion, noisette; nosh, snack; appetizer, canapé, hors d'oeuvre; bit, chew, crumb, dab, dribble, driblet, fleck, hint, mote, nubbin, particle, pinch, scrap, scruple, shred, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), snip, snippet, speck, spot, sprinkling, suspicion, tittle, touch, trace; dash, drop; lap, lick; gulp, swallow, swig




nibble

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of nibble

  1. 1 to eat reluctantly and in small bites <having no real appetite at all, I just nibbled during the party> Synonyms peck, pick Related Words graze, nosh, snack; taste Near Antonyms gorge, gormandize, overeat, pig out, swill

  2. 2 to crush or grind with the teeth <nibbling crackers> Synonyms champ, chaw, chew, chomp (on), crunch (on), gnaw (on), masticate, biteRelated Words ruminate; munch, nosh, snack; consume, eat, ingest, swallow; bolt, devour, gobble (up or down), gorge, gulp, scarf, scoff, snack, wolf; nip, peck (at), pick (at); gum, mumble

  3. 3 to consume or wear away gradually <discovered that inflation had steadily nibbled their savings> Synonyms bite (at), corrode, erode, fret, gnaw, eatRelated Words break down, break up, decompose, disintegrate, dissolve; decimate, destroy, devastate, ruin, waste, wreckNear Antonyms freshen, recreate, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, rejuvenate, renew, restore, revitalize, revive





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