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scream

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of scream

  1. someone or something that is very funny <that new comedy is a scream> Synonyms hoot, knee-slapper, laugh, riot Related Words boner, howler; crack, gag, jest, joke, pleasantry, quip, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism; caution, sight Near Antonyms bummer, downer




scream

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of scream

  1. 1 to cry out loudly and emotionally <we screamed when the roller coaster began its 30-foot plunge> Synonyms howl, screech, shriek, shrill, squall, squeal, yelp, yell Related Words bay, caterwaul, keen, squawk, wail, yawp (or yaup), yowl; bawl, call, cry, holler, shout, thunder, vociferate Near Antonyms murmur, mutter, whisper

  2. 2 to show mirth with an explosive vocal sound <you'll scream when you see the outfit that she's wearing> Synonyms break up, cackle, chortle, chuckle, crack up, giggle, hee-haw, roar, laugh, snicker, titter, twitterRelated Words grin, smileNear Antonyms bawl, blubber, cry, sob, weep; howl, laugh, squall, wail, yowl; bleat, pule, whimper, whine; sniffle, snivel; groan, moan, sigh

  3. 3 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely <angry residents screamed that their neighborhood still hadn't been plowed a week after the snowstorm> Synonyms beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, complain, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowlRelated Words object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lamentNear Antonyms accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commendAntonyms crow, delight, rejoice





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