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stuff

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of stuff

  1. 1 a skill, an ability, or knowledge that makes a person able to do a particular job <a guy who has the stuff it takes to be head of a major corporation> Synonyms capability, credentials, goods, qualificationRelated Words command, expertise, know-how, mastership, mastery, proficiency; ability, capacity, competence, competency, facility, faculty; aptitude, endowment, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent; forte, long suit, métier (also metier), specialism, speciality, specialty, strong suit; fitness, suitability, suitableness; makings, potentiality

  2. 2 the basic elements from which something can be developed <reading, writing, and arithmetic—the stuff of an education> Synonyms material, raw material, making, substance, timberRelated Words possibility, potential, potentiality; matter, metal

  3. 3 the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is <the real stuff of nobility of character isn't riches or a title, but honor and integrity> Synonyms being, essentiality, nature, quiddity, quintessence, soul, essence, substanceRelated Words heart, spirit; alpha and omega, center, core, keynote, marrow, pith, seat; embodiment, epitome, incarnation, manifestation, personification; aspect, attribute, feature, property; gist, kernel, nub

  4. 4 transportable items that one owns <gather up your stuff so that we can get going> Synonyms belongings, chattels, duds, effects, gear, goods, holdings, movables (or moveables), paraphernalia, personal effects, personal property, personalty, plunder [chiefly dialect], possession, thingsRelated Words treasures, valuables; appointments, fixtures, furnishings; estate, property, tangibles; collateralNear Antonyms immovables, real estate

  5. 5 items needed for the performance of a task or activity <missed a great photo opportunity because all of my camera stuff was at home> Synonyms accoutrements (or accouterments), apparatus, gear, hardware, kit [chiefly British], material(s), matériel (or materiel), outfit, paraphernalia, equipment, tackleRelated Words accessories, appurtenances, attachments, fittings; baggage, belongings, impedimenta; appliances, facilities, instruments, machinery, tools; apparel, attire, habiliments, raiment, trappings; armamentarium, armory, arsenal, battery; assets, resources




stuff

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of stuff

  1. 1 to close up so that no empty spaces remain <stuffed the box with tissue paper so the contents wouldn't rattle around> Synonyms block, bung, dam, pack, plug, stop, fillRelated Words choke, clog, close (off), clot, congest, jam, obstruct, occlude; caulk, chink, seal; repack, restuffNear Antonyms excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out), shovel

  2. 2 to fill with food to capacity <kids who stuff themselves with junk food after school and then don't have any room for supper> Synonyms cram, glut, sate, gorge, surfeitRelated Words gobble, gormandize, pig out; gulp, guzzle; cloy, fill; banquet, feast, regaleNear Antonyms diet, fast

  3. 3 to fit (people or things) into a tight space <stuffed all the kids into the back of the car> Synonyms cram, crush, jam, ram, sandwich, shoehorn, squeeze, crowd, wedgeRelated Words fill, heap, jam-pack, load, pack

  4. 4 to prevent passage through by filling with something <I can't smell anything, as my nose is all stuffed> Synonyms block, choke, clot, congest, dam, gum (up), jam, obstruct, occlude, plug (up), stop (up), clogRelated Words bung, cork, spile, stopper, stopple; fill, gridlock, pack; fur, silt; flood, glut, inundate, overwhelm, swampNear Antonyms excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out); empty, lightenAntonyms clear, free, open (up), unblock, unclog, unplug, unstop

  5. 5 to put into (something) as much as can be held or contained <stuffed a whole suitcase with gifts for her relatives in Mexico> Synonyms brim, charge, cram, heap, jam, jam-pack, load, pack, fillRelated Words drench, flood, glut, swamp; bloat, bulk; crowd, crush, mat, press, ram, shove, squash, squeeze; refill, refresh, reload, repack, replenish; overcharge, overfill, overflow, saturate; honeycomb, penetrateNear Antonyms lighten; deplete, drain, eliminate, exhaust; bleed, draw (off); clean, flush, purge, scour, sweepAntonyms clear, empty, evacuate, vacate, void




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