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crank

adjective, chiefly dialect

Synonyms and Antonyms of crank

  1. 1 having or expressing feelings of joy or triumph you shouldn't feel so crank, considering that you beat the worst softball team in the league Synonyms cock-a-hoop, exultant [chiefly dialect], crowing, exulting, glorying, jubilant, prideful, proud, rejoicing, triumphantRelated Words ecstatic, elated, euphoric; arrogant, boastful, cocky; conquering, victorious, winningNear Antonyms crestfallen, defeated, dejected, depressed, disconsolate, dispirited, downcast

  2. 2 joyously unrestrained folks around here are downright crank that a local boy won a gold medal in the Olympics Synonyms bouncy, bubbly, buoyant, exuberant [chiefly dialect], effervescent, frolic, frolicsome, gamesome, gay, high-spirited, vivaciousRelated Words extroverted (also extraverted), outgoing, uninhibited; carefree, happy-go-lucky, insouciant, joyful, lighthearted, lively, sprightly; boisterous, raucous, rollicking, rowdy; giddy, light-headed, overexuberant, silly; ecstatic, euphoric, lyric, rapturous; audacious, bold, brash, brazen, impertinent, impudent, insolent, saucyNear Antonyms constrained, inhibited, repressed, restrained, subdued; impassive, phlegmatic, stoic (or stoical), stolid; depressed, dour, glum, morose, surlyAntonyms low-spirited, sullen


crank

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of crank

  1. 1 a person of odd or whimsical habits she's a bit of a crank, but still a good-hearted person Synonyms character, codger, crack, crackbrain, crackpot, eccentric, flake, fruitcake, head case, kook, nut, nutcase, nutter [British slang], oddball, oddity, original, quiz, screwball, weirdo, zanyRelated Words bohemian, maverick, nonconformist, quixote; coot, geezer; curio, rarity; freak; fantast, fantasticoNear Antonyms conformer, conformist, follower, sheep

  2. 2 an irritable and complaining person he's always a crank until he has his morning coffee Synonyms bear, bellyacher, complainer, crab, grouch, croaker, crosspatch, curmudgeon, fusser, griper, grouser, growler, grumbler, grump, murmurer, mutterer, sourpuss, whinerRelated Words hunks; malcontent, sorehead; grinch, killjoy, party pooper, spoilsport; defeatist, pessimist; faultfinder, kicker, nagger, nitpicker, objector, quibbler, repiner; crock [slang], hypochondriacNear Antonyms optimist, Pollyanna; happy camper

  3. 3 a sudden impulsive and apparently unmotivated idea or action his endless and unpredictable cranks made spending time with him exhausting Synonyms bee, caprice, whim, fancy, freak, humor, kink, maggot, megrim, notion, vagary, vagrancy, whimsy (also whimsey)Related Words capriciousness, fancifulness, fantasy (also phantasy), freakishness, impetuosity, whimsicality; conceit; concept, conception, image, impression, mind's eye, picture, thought; brainstorm, inspiration


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