Thesaurus

bleat

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of bleat

(Entry 1 of 2)

an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment
  • a very patient, understanding person who accepts life's inconveniences without a bleat

Synonyms for bleat

Words Related to bleat

Near Antonyms for bleat

bleat

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of bleat (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
  • as far as the slumlord was concerned, the unhappy tenants were just bleating about nothing

Synonyms for bleat

Words Related to bleat

Phrases Synonymous with bleat

Near Antonyms for bleat

Antonyms for bleat

2 to utter feeble plaintive cries
  • the baby bleated softly as he woke up, then smiled

Synonyms for bleat

Words Related to bleat

Near Antonyms for bleat

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About bleat

Time Traveler for bleat

Time Traveler

The first known use of bleat was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Thesaurus Entries Near bleat

bleary-eyed

bleat

bleated

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Bleat.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bleat. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on bleat

Nglish: Translation of bleat for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Eponyms: Words Named After People

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!