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crab

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of crab

  1. an irritable and complaining person you're always such a crab in the morning! Synonyms of crab bear, bellyacher, complainer, grouch, crank, croaker, crosspatch, curmudgeon, fusser, griper, grouser, growler, grumbler, grump, murmurer, mutterer, sourpuss, whinerWords Related to crab hunks; malcontent, sorehead; grinch, killjoy, party pooper, spoilsport; defeatist, pessimist; faultfinder, kicker, nagger, nitpicker, objector, quibbler, repiner; crock [slang], hypochondriacNear Antonyms of crab optimist, Pollyanna; happy camper


crab

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of crab

  1. 1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely their two-year-old whined and crabbed for the whole car trip Synonyms of crab beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, complain, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowlWords Related to crab object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lamentNear Antonyms of crab accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commendAntonyms of crab crow, delight, rejoice

  2. 2 to reduce the soundness, effectiveness, or perfection of crabbed the blossoming romance by becoming moody and demanding Synonyms of crab blemish, bloody, break, compromise, damage, cripple, cross (up), deface, disfigure, endamage, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, spoil, vitiateWords Related to crab deteriorate, enervate, enfeeble, undermine, weaken; erode, scour, wash out, wear (away); blight, tarnish; dent, ding, dint; botch, gum (up), queer; lacerate, wound; disable, hamstring, lame, maim, mangle, mutilate, torment, torture; annihilate, bang up, bash, batter, clobber, crush, dash, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, do in, pulverize, raze, ruin, scourge, shatter, smash, tear down, total, waste, wipe out, wreckNear Antonyms of crab cure, heal, help, rectify, rehabilitate, remedy; edit, remodel, revise; ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect, refineAntonyms of crab doctor, fix, mend, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, renovate, repair, revamp



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