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shower

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shower

  1. 1 a heavy fall of objects <a shower of books fell from the collapsing shelves> Synonyms hail, rain, stormRelated Words barrage, bombardment, broadside, cannonade, fusillade, salvo, volley; flood, gush, rush, spate, torrent; eruption, outbreak, outburst

  2. 2 a rapid or overwhelming outpouring of many things at once <a shower of insults and curses rained down on the criminal as he was led through the crowd> Synonyms blitz, blitzkrieg, bombardment, cannonade, drumbeat, drumfire, flurry, fusillade, hail, salvo, barrage, storm, volleyRelated Words broadside, earful; avalanche, burst, cataclysm, cataract, deluge, discharge, engulfment, flood, flood tide, flush, gush, inundation, outburst, outflow, outpouring, overflow, rash, spate, surge, torrent; current, river, stream, tide; excess, glut, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplusNear Antonyms dribble, drip, trickle




shower

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shower

  1. to give readily and in large quantities <showered gifts on the guests of honor> Synonyms heap, lavish, pour, rainRelated Words gush, stream; flood, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, swamp; bombard, hailNear Antonyms hold back, keep, reserve, retain, withhold





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