Synonyms and Antonyms of bawl

  1. 1 to shed tears often while making meaningless sounds as a sign of pain or distress he bawled for days after his dog died Synonyms cry, blub [chiefly British], blubber, sob, weepRelated Words greet [Scottish], grieve, keen, lament, mourn; howl, scream, squall, wail, yowl; bleat, mewl, pule, whimper, whine; sniffle, snivel; groan, moan, sigh

  2. 2 to speak so as to be heard at a distance the mover was bawling for help as the refrigerator was about to slip out of his hands Synonyms call, bay, bellow, cry, holler, hollo (or halloo also hallo), roar, shout, sound off, thunder, vociferate, yellRelated Words crow, whoop; scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squeak, squeal; caterwaul, howl, ululate, wail, yawp (or yaup), yowl; hail; speak out, speak upNear Antonyms breathe, mumble, murmur, mutter, whisper

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