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packet

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of packet

  1. 1 a wrapped or sealed case containing an item or set of items <a packet of letters that her husband wrote while he was in the army> Synonyms bundle, pack, package, parcelRelated Words bag, poke [chiefly Southern & Midland], pouch, sack; bale; box, container, crate

  2. 2 British  the money paid regularly to a person for labor or services <of course your wage packet for the London job will be bigger, given the city's high cost of living> Synonyms emolument, hire, wage [British], pay, paycheck, pay envelope, payment, salary, stipendRelated Words living wage, minimum wage, nominal wages, take-home pay; double time, overtime, time and a half; compensation, recompense, remittance, remuneration, requital, return; recoupment, redress, reparation, restitution; reimbursement, repayment; earnings, profit, takings, yield

  3. 3 chiefly British  a very large amount of money <that town house in Mayfair cost a packet> Synonyms big bucks, bomb [British], boodle, bundle, earth, king's ransom, megabucks, mint, fortune [chiefly British], pile, wadRelated Words heap, pot; bonanza, mine, treasure trove; assets, capital, means, property, riches, wealth, wherewithal; bread [slang], cash, chips, currency, dough, gold, jack [slang], legal tender, lucre, pelf, tender, wampumNear Antonyms petty cash, pin money, pocket money, spending moneyAntonyms mite, peanuts, pittance song





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