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roil

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of roil

  1. 1 to be in a state of violent rolling motion <the waters of the gulf tossed and roiled as the hurricane surged toward the shore> Synonyms boil, churn, moil, seetheRelated Words reel, spin, swirl, whirl; agitate, stirNear Antonyms abate, calm, subside

  2. 2 to make angry <the clerk's brusque refusal of her request roiled her enough to prompt a complaint to his supervisor> Synonyms enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, ire, madden, outrage, rankle, rile, anger, steam up, tick offRelated Words affront, aggravate, annoy, burn (up), cross, exasperate, get, huff, irritate, miff, nettle, offend, peeve, pique, provoke, put out, ruffle, vex; antagonize, embitter, envenomNear Antonyms allay, assuage, relieve; comfort, console, soothe; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate; calm, lull, quiet, settle; beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, disarm, enchantAntonyms delight, gratify, please




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