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hopping

adverb hop·ping \ ˈhä-piŋ \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of hopping

:extremely, violently used in the phrase hopping mad

Origin and Etymology of hopping

see 1hop


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hopping

adjective

Definition of hopping

1 :intensely active :busy
  • they kept us hopping
2 :extremely angry

Examples of hopping in a Sentence

  1. The boss kept me hopping all day.

  2. when he saw what I'd done to his car, the other driver was hopping

Origin and Etymology of hopping

see 1hop

hopping Synonyms

Synonyms
angered, apoplectic, ballistic, cheesed off [chiefly British], choleric, enraged, foaming, fuming, furious, angry, horn-mad, hot, incensed, indignant, inflamed (also enflamed), infuriate, infuriated, irate, ireful, livid, mad, outraged, rabid, rankled, riled, riley, roiled, shirty [chiefly British], sore, steamed up, steaming, teed off, ticked, wrathful, wroth
Antonyms
angerless, delighted, pleased
Related Words
ranting, raving, stormy; boiling, bristling, bristly, burning, cross, huffy, passionate, seething, sizzling, smoldering (or smouldering), worked up, wrought (up); acrid, acrimonious, antagonistic, antipathetic, bitter, embittered, inimical, malevolent, piqued, rancorous, resentful, spiteful, vengeful, vindictive, virulent, vitriolic; antisocial, cold, cool, disagreeable, disapproving, distant, frigid, icy, ill-tempered, sorehead (or soreheaded), sulky, unfriendly, unpleasant; aggravated, annoyed, bearish, bilious, cantankerous, churlish, crabby, cranky, dyspeptic, exasperated, fretful, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, ill-humored, inflammable, irascible, irritable, peevish, perturbed, petulant, put out, quick-tempered, snappish, testy, touchy; argumentative, belligerent, contentious, contrary, disputatious, ornery, pugnacious, quarrelsome, querulous
Near Antonyms
accepting, accommodating, obliging; agreeable, amenable, complaisant; amicable, cordial, friendly; content, happy, satisfied; empathetic, sympathetic, tolerant, understanding; calm, pacific, peaceable, placid, serene, tranquil, unembittered; affable, amiable, easygoing, genial, good-natured, good-tempered, kind, pleasant, sweet

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hopping

noun

Definition of hopping

:a going from one place to another of the same kind usually used in combination
  • gallery-hopping
  • bar-hopping

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Origin and Etymology of hopping

see 1hop



HOPPING Defined for English Language Learners

hopping

adverb

Definition of hopping for English Language Learners

  • : very or extremely


hopping

adjective

Definition of hopping for English Language Learners

  • : very busy or active


hopping

noun

Definition of hopping for English Language Learners

  • : the activity of going from one place to another place of the same kind



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