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bustle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bustle

  1. a state of noisy, confused activity I couldn't concentrate in all the bustle of the student lounge Synonyms of bustle ado, alarums and excursions, ballyhoo, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, commotion, clatter, clutter [chiefly dialect], coil, corroboree [Australian], disturbance, do [chiefly dialect], foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hoopla, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry, hurry-scurry (or hurry-skurry), kerfuffle [chiefly British], moil, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, splore [Scottish], squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tumult, turmoil, uproar, welter, whirl, williwaw, zooWords Related to bustle cacophony, clamor, din, howl, hue and cry, noise, outcry, racket, roar; disorder, unrest, upheaval; eruption, flare-up, flurry, flutter, outbreak, outburst; brawl, fracas, fray, hassle, melee (also mêlée), scuffle; dither, fever, fret, lather, tizzyNear Antonyms of bustle calm, hush, peace, quiet, quietude, rest, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility); order, orderliness


bustle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bustle

  1. 1 to be copiously supplied on Saturdays the city's downtown bustles with activity as a farmers' market sets up shop Synonyms of bustle brim, bristle, bulge, burst, abound, buzz, crawl, hum, overflow, pullulate, swarm, teemNear Antonyms of bustle lack, need, want

  2. 2 to proceed or move quickly the hostess bustled about, taking care of last-minute preparations for the party Synonyms of bustle barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, hurry, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomWords Related to bustle beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms of bustle dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms of bustle crawl, creep, poke



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