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air

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of air

  1. 1 a rhythmic series of musical tones arranged to give a pleasing effect played a lively air on his fiddle Synonyms of air melody, lay, song, strain, tune, warbleWords Related to air descant (also discant); cadence, measure, meter, rhythm; ballad, ditty, hymn, lyric, madrigal

  2. 2 a slight or gentle movement of air we sailed into the bay on a light air and just in time to enjoy a spectacular sunset Synonyms of air breeze, breath, puff, waft, zephyrWords Related to air current, draft, whiff; sea breeze; blast, blow, flurry, gale, headwind, northeaster, norther, northwester, southeaster, southwester, tailwind, westerly, wind; squall, tempest, tornado, windstorm; airflowNear Antonyms of air calm

  3. 3 a special quality or impression associated with something Naomi's the only person I know who can wear old jeans and a T-shirt with an air of elegance Synonyms of air aura, ambience (or ambiance), aroma, atmosphere, climate, flavor, halo, karma, mood, nimbus, note, odor, patina, smell, temper, vibration(s)Words Related to air aureole (or aureola), mystique, romance; genius loci; feel, feeling, sensation, sense, spirit; attribute, character, characteristic, image, mark, notion, peculiarity, picture, property, trait; color, illusion, overtone, semblance, suggestion, tone

  4. 4 airs pl  a display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive ever since she joined the country club she's been putting on airs of being too “high society” for us ordinary folks Synonyms of air act, airs, charade, disguise, facade (also façade), front, guise, playacting, pose, pretense (or pretence), put-on, semblance, showWords Related to air impersonation, performance, portrayal; image, persona; appearance, color, gloss; camouflage, cloak; affectation, deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation, double-dealing, duplicity, fakery, fraud, guile; betrayal, double cross, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, infidelity, perfidy, treachery, treason, unfaithfulness; excuse, pretextNear Antonyms of air bluntness, candidness, candor, directness, forthrightness, frankness, openheartedness, outspokenness, plainspokenness, sincerity, straightforwardness; artlessness, genuineness, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté)


air

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of air

  1. to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion) suggested we air any complaints about the seating arrangements to the person who actually planned the event Synonyms of air express, expound, give, look, raise, sound, state, vent, ventilate, voiceWords Related to air advertise, announce, declare, enounce, enunciate, proclaim, say; broadcast, circulate, disseminate, publish; describe, write, write up; sound off, speak out, speak up; chime in; communicate, convey, put across, put over; offer, submitNear Antonyms of air censor, restrain, restrictAntonyms of air stifle, suppress


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