Thesaurus

bombed

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of bombed

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 being under the influence of alcohol
  • a designated driver sipping seltzer while her friends got bombed

Synonyms for bombed

Words Related to bombed

Phrases Synonymous with bombed

Near Antonyms for bombed

Antonyms for bombed

2 being under the influence of a recreational drug
  • the police officer determined that the driver was bombed and arrested him

Synonyms for bombed

Words Related to bombed

Near Antonyms for bombed

Antonyms for bombed

bombed

verb
past tense of bomb

Synonyms & Antonyms of bombed (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to attack with a rapid or overwhelming outpouring of many things at once
  • following the reporter's obscene outburst, viewers bombed the television station with an unprecedented number of complaints

Synonyms for bombed

Words Related to bombed

3 to be unsuccessful
  • the chichi restaurant bombed big-time, lasting only six months

Synonyms for bombed

Words Related to bombed

Phrases Synonymous with bombed

Near Antonyms for bombed

Antonyms for bombed

5 to use bombs or artillery against
  • the enemy has bombed the city again

Synonyms for bombed

Words Related to bombed

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About bombed

Time Traveler for bombed

Time Traveler

The first known use of bombed was in 1956

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near bombed

bombastic

bombed

bombed-out

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Bombed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bombed. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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

More from Merriam-Webster on bombed

Nglish: Translation of bombed for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of bombed for Arabic Speakers


Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

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!