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pall

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pall

  1. 1 a boxlike container for holding a dead body <bearing her husband's pall were her four brothers and two nephews> Synonyms bier, box, casket, coffin, sarcophagusRelated Words charnel (also charnel house), crypt, sepulchre (or sepulcher), sepulture, tomb, vault; urn; body bag

  2. 2 an overspreading element that produces an atmosphere of gloom <a persistent pall of distrust has overtaken this administration and will remain until the president resigns> Synonyms darkness, cloud, shadowRelated Words fog, haze, mist, murk, penumbra, umbra; midnight, night; mantle, shroud, veil

  3. 3 something that covers or conceals like a piece of cloth <a pall of gloom overshadowed the failing theater's last production> Synonyms blanket, cope, cover, covering, coverture, cover-up, curtain, hood, mantle, mask, cloak, penumbra, robe, shroud, veil, wrapsRelated Words blind, concealer, screen, shield; fig leaf, Potemkin village, Trojan horse; camouflage, disguise, facade (also façade), face, mask, veneer; gloss, varnish




pall

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pall

  1. to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually <viewers' interest in the reality show eventually palled> Synonyms abate, decline, de-escalate, die (away or down or out), diminish, drain (away), drop (off), dwindle, ease, ebb, fall, fall away, lessen, let up, lower, moderate, decrease, phase down, ratchet (down) also rachet (down), recede, relent, remit, shrink, subside, taper, taper off, waneRelated Words compress, condense, constrict, contract; evaporate, fade (away), fritter (away), give out, melt (away), peter (out), tail (off), vanish; slacken, slow (down); alleviate, relax; flag, sink, weaken; cave (in), collapse, deflateNear Antonyms appear, emerge, show up; blow up, distend, elongate, lengthenAntonyms accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mount, mushroom, pick up, rise, snowball, soar, swell, wax




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