Synonyms and Antonyms of burst

  1. 1 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity a sudden burst of industriousness whenever the boss appeared Synonyms outbreak, flare, flare-up, flash, flicker, flurry, flutter, outburst, spurtRelated Words recrudescence, recurrence, renewal; binge, jag, spree; boost, increase, pickup, upswing, upturn; epidemic, eruption, explosion, paroxysm; deluge, flood, rush, spate, surge, volley; commotion, furor, uproarNear Antonyms calm, doldrums, slump

  2. 2 a sudden intense expression of strong feeling a burst of anger that startled the other members on the panel Synonyms agony, blaze, outburst, ebullition, eruption, explosion, fit, flare, flare-up, flash, flush, gale, gush, gust, paroxysm, spasm, stormRelated Words blowup, grouch, rage, tantrum; ecstasy, rapture, transport; delirium, firestorm, frenzy, furor

  3. 3 the act or an instance of exploding one burst after another could be heard in the distance Synonyms blast, blowup, explosion, bursting, detonation, eruption, outburstRelated Words discharge, firing, shooting; blowout, flare-up; bang, boom, pop; airburst, groundburstAntonyms implosion



Synonyms and Antonyms of burst

  1. 1 to break open or into pieces usually because of internal pressure the turnover's crust burst when the filling expanded Synonyms blow, blow up, explode, crump, detonate, go off, popRelated Words fragment, shatter, smash, splinter; discharge, fire, shoot; balloon, burgeon (also bourgeon), mushroomNear Antonyms collapse, fizzleAntonyms implode

  2. 2 to cause to break open or into pieces by or as if by an explosive finally burst the piñata open with one mighty swing of the bat Synonyms blow, blow up, blast, demolish, explode, pop, shatter, smashRelated Words dynamite; annihilate, decimate, destroy; ruin, wreck; detonate, discharge; fragment, splinterNear Antonyms collapse, implode

  3. 3 to be copiously supplied a young singer/dancer who seems to be bursting with energy and talent Synonyms brim, bristle, bulge, abound, bustle, buzz, crawl, hum, overflow, pullulate, swarm, teemNear Antonyms lack, need, want

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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