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plumb

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of plumb

  1. 1 having no exceptions or restrictions <a horror movie that's plumb trash and further evidence of the deterioration of popular culture> Synonyms all-out, arrant, blank, blooming [chiefly British], bodacious [Southern & Midland], categorical (also categoric), clean, complete, consummate, cotton-picking, crashing, damn, damned, dead, deadly, definite, downright, dreadful, fair, flat, flat-out, out-and-out, outright, perfect, absolute, profound, pure, rank, regular, sheer, simple, stark, stone, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, veryRelated Words authentic, classic, genuine, real, veritable; constant, endless, eternal, perpetual, undying, unremitting; extreme, unrestricted; confirmed, habitual, hopeless, inveterate; extraordinary, frightful, horrible, huge, main, superlative, supreme, surpassing, terrible, terrificNear Antonyms doubtful, dubious, equivocal, qualified, questionable, restricted, uncertain

  2. 2 rising straight up <the wall was not plumb, so everything else in the room was out of kilter> Synonyms perpendicular, erect, raised, standing, stand-up, upright, upstanding, verticalRelated Words elevated, lifted, upended, upraised; semierect; freestanding, stand-aloneNear Antonyms prostrate, supine; diagonal, hanging, sagging, slant, slanted, slanting, slantyAntonyms flat, recumbent




plumb

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of plumb

  1. 1 in a direct line or course <I can't believe he walked plumb into the tree, without even seeing it!> Synonyms dead, direct, due, directly, plump, right, straight, straightwayNear Antonyms circuitously, deviously, veeringlyAntonyms indirectly

  2. 2 chiefly dialect  to a full extent or degree <I'm plumb tuckered out> Synonyms all, all of, all over, altogether, clean, completely, dead, enough, entire, entirely, even, exactly, fast, flat, full, heartily, out, perfectly, fully [chiefly dialect], quite, soundly, thoroughly, through and through, totally, utterly, well, wholly, wideRelated Words absolutely, categorically, cold, downright, hands down, plain, stone, stone-cold, unqualifiedly; basically, by and large, chiefly, generally, largely, mainly, more or less, mostly, overall, predominantly, predominately, primarily, principally, substantially; abundantly, copiously, generously, greatlyNear Antonyms barely, hardly, just, kind of, marginally, minimally, scarcely, slightly, superficially; approximately, roughly, somewhatAntonyms half, halfway, incompletely, part, partially, partly

  3. 3 without delay <we had no sooner resolved that crisis than we plumb rushed into another one> Synonyms bang, directly, forthwith, headlong, incontinently, instantaneously, instanter, instantly, now, PDQ, immediately, presently, promptly, pronto, right, right away, right now, right off, straightaway, straight off, straightwayRelated Words away, freely; anon, momentarily, shortly, soon; apace, briskly, fast, fleetly, full-tilt, posthaste, quick, quickly, rapidly, readily, snappily, speedily, swift, swiftly; abruptly, presto, suddenly, unexpectedly; hastily, impetuously, impulsively, rashly, recklessly; exactly, opportunely, punctually, seasonablyNear Antonyms slowly; late, tardily




plumb

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of plumb

  1. to measure the depth of (as a body of water) typically with a weighted line <plumbed the bay to make sure it was deep enough for the ship> Synonyms fathom, {h,2}soundRelated Words gauge (also gage), scale, span; remeasure, replumb




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