Synonyms and Antonyms of cheer up
1 to become glad or hopeful cheer up—things are bound to get better Synonyms brighten, buck up, lighten, look up, perk (up) Related Words rejoice; liven (up), revive; beam, glow, radiate, sparkle; encourage, gladden, hearten Near Antonyms despair, despond; brood, fret, mope Antonyms darken, sadden
2 to fill with courage or strength of purpose the general's speech cheered up the troops tremendously Synonyms bear up, buck up, buoy (up), encourage (up), chirk (up), embolden, hearten, inspire, inspirit, steelRelated Words animate, enliven, invigorate; enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; assure, reassure; boost, energize, excite, galvanize, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stirNear Antonyms demoralize, depress, sadden; debilitate, enfeeble, hamstring, undermine, weaken; intimidate, psych (out)Antonyms daunt, discourage, dishearten, dispirit
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