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belly

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of belly

  1. 1 a need or desire for food his one concern in life seemed to be for his belly Synonyms of belly appetite, hunger, emptiness, famishment, munchies, stomachWords Related to belly rapaciousness, rapacity, ravenousness, voraciousness, voracity; malnutrition, starvation, undernourishment; craving, sweet tooth; famine, fast, hunger strike; gluttony, gourmandism, greed, hoggishnessNear Antonyms of belly fill, fullness, glut, repleteness, repletion, satiation, satiety, satisfaction, surfeitAntonyms of belly inappetence

  2. 2 an enlarged or bulging abdomen vowed to get rid of his belly in time to attend his class reunion Synonyms of belly bay window, beer belly, potbelly, corporation, gut, paunch, potWords Related to belly breadbasket [slang], stomach, tummy; chubbiness, corpulence, fat, fatness, fleshiness, obesity, overweight, paunchiness, plumpness, portliness, pudginess; chunkiness, heaviness, stoutness

  3. 3 the part of the body between the chest and the pelvis a baby with a round little belly Synonyms of belly abdomen, stomach, breadbasket [slang], gut, solar plexus, tummyWords Related to belly middle, midriff, waist; paunch, potbelly; thorax

  4. 4 the seat of one's deepest thoughts and emotions in my belly I knew that he wasn't telling the truth, as the details of his story just didn't add up Synonyms of belly core, blood, bone(s), bosom, breast, gut, heart, heartstrings, inner space, inside, quick, soulWords Related to belly conscience, mind


belly

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of belly

  1. 1 to extend outward beyond a usual point the sails slowly bellied as the wind picked up Synonyms of belly bag, balloon, beetle, bulge, billow, bunch, jut, overhang, poke, pooch [chiefly dialect], pouch, pout, project, protrude, stand out, start, stick out, swellWords Related to belly dome; blow up, inflate; dilate, distend, expand; mushroom, snowball; elongate, extend, lengthen, stretchNear Antonyms of belly compress, condense, constrict, contract, shrink

  2. 2 to move slowly with the body close to the ground recruits were forced to belly over the obstacle course under simulated enemy fire Synonyms of belly crawl, creep, grovel, slide, slither, snake, worm, wriggleWords Related to belly crouch, squat; edge, inch, nose; skulk, sneak, steal, tiptoe



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