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wrinkle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wrinkle

  1. 1 a small fold in a soft and otherwise smooth surface <the old woman's face creased into wrinkles as she smiled> <the curtains cascaded onto the floor in ripples and wrinkles> Synonyms crease, crimp, crinkle, furrow Related Words corrugation, layer, loop, plait, pleat, ply, pucker, seam, tuck; crow's-foot

  2. 2 something (as a device) created for the first time through the use of the imagination <the latest wrinkle in digital photography> Synonyms brainchild, coinage, concoction, contrivance, creation, innovation, inventionRelated Words contraption, device, gadget, gizmo (also gismo), novelty; design, product, work; dream, fantasy (also phantasy), picture, vision; conception, imagining, originationNear Antonyms carbon copy, clone, copy, dupe, duplicate, duplication, facsimile, imitation, reduplication, replica, replication, reproduction




wrinkle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wrinkle

  1. 1 to develop creases or folds <if you don't fold clothes promptly after drying, they'll wrinkle> Synonyms crease, crinkle, furrow, rumple Related Words collapse, crumple, double, fold

  2. 2 to create (as by crushing) an irregular mass of creases in <sitting down on the bedspread wrinkled it> Synonyms crinkle, rumple, scrunch, crumpleRelated Words corrugate, crease, crimp, fold, pleat, pucker, ruck; crisp, ripple, ruffle; contract, furrow, knit; mess (up), muss (up)Near Antonyms even, iron, press, straighten; unfold; neaten, tidyAntonyms flatten, iron out, smooth, smoothen, uncrumple




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