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quiz

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of quiz

  1. 1 a person who causes repeated emotional pain, distress, or annoyance to another <always eager to put everything down, my boyfriend had to be a quiz and make fun of the actors and costumes in our local theater troupe's latest production> Synonyms baiter, harasser, heckler, mocker, needler, persecutor, tormentor, quizzer, ridiculer, taunter, tease, teaser, torturerRelated Words belittler, derider, detractor, giber (or jiber), insulter, jeerer, scoffer, scorner; trash-talker; smart aleck (also smart alec), smarty (or smartie), smarty-pants, wiseacre, wiseguy; kidder, lampooner, satirist; accuser, blamer, troublemaker; assailant, attacker, molester, victimizer; bother, disturber, pestNear Antonyms defender, deliverer, guard, protector, rescuer, savior (or saviour); comforter, consoler, solace, soother, succorer; bodyguard, champion

  2. 2 a set of questions or problems designed to assess knowledge, skills, or intelligence <according to the magazine's marriage quiz, the chances that we'll have a 10th wedding anniversary are just about nil> Synonyms exam, examination, testRelated Words aptitude test, intelligence test, placement test; pretest, retest; board(s), midterm, midyear; catechism; audition; final; checkup, inspection, review; inquiry, interrogation, investigation, probe, research

  3. 3 a person of odd or whimsical habits <even by House of Lords standards, the cross-dressing earl was considered quite a quiz> Synonyms character, codger, crack, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, flake, fruitcake, head case, kook, nut, nutcase, nutter [British slang], oddball, oddity, original, eccentric, screwball, weirdo, zanyRelated Words bohemian, maverick, nonconformist, quixote; coot, geezer; curio, rarity; freak; fantast, fantasticoNear Antonyms conformer, conformist, follower, sheep




quiz

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of quiz

  1. 1 to put a question or questions to <quickly quizzed her about the assignment before heading off to class> Synonyms catechize, grill, inquire (of), interrogate, query, question, askRelated Words besiege, bombard, cross-examine, cross-question, examine, pump; poll, surveyNear Antonyms rejoin, retort; comment, observe, remark; avoid, duckAntonyms answer, reply, respond

  2. 2 to put a series of questions to <hated the way those relatives would quiz me about my partner and our living arrangements> Synonyms catechize, grill, interrogate, pump, query, question, examine, sweat [slang]Related Words debrief; cross-examine, cross-question; annoy, harass, hound, pester; canvass (also canvas), poll




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