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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 of crank cock-a-hoop, exultant [chiefly dialect], crowing, exulting, glorying, jubilant, prideful, proud, rejoicing, triumphantWords Related to crank ecstatic, elated, euphoric; arrogant, boastful, cocky; conquering, victorious, winningNear Antonyms of crank 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 of crank bouncy, bubbly, buoyant, exuberant [chiefly dialect], effervescent, frolic, frolicsome, gamesome, gay, high-spirited, vivaciousWords Related to crank 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 of crank constrained, inhibited, repressed, restrained, subdued; impassive, phlegmatic, stoic (or stoical), stolid; depressed, dour, glum, morose, surlyAntonyms of crank 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 of crank character, codger, crack, crackbrain, crackpot, eccentric, flake, fruitcake, head case, kook, nut, nutcase, nutter [British slang], oddball, oddity, original, quiz, screwball, weirdo, zanyWords Related to crank bohemian, maverick, nonconformist, quixote; coot, geezer; curio, rarity; freak; fantast, fantasticoNear Antonyms of crank conformer, conformist, follower, sheep

  2. 2 an irritable and complaining person he's always a crank until he has his morning coffee Synonyms of crank bear, bellyacher, complainer, crab, grouch, croaker, crosspatch, curmudgeon, fusser, griper, grouser, growler, grumbler, grump, murmurer, mutterer, sourpuss, whinerWords Related to crank hunks; malcontent, sorehead; grinch, killjoy, party pooper, spoilsport; defeatist, pessimist; faultfinder, kicker, nagger, nitpicker, objector, quibbler, repiner; crock [slang], hypochondriacNear Antonyms of crank 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 of crank bee, caprice, whim, fancy, freak, humor, kink, maggot, megrim, notion, vagary, vagrancy, whimsy (also whimsey)Words Related to crank capriciousness, fancifulness, fantasy (also phantasy), freakishness, impetuosity, whimsicality; conceit; concept, conception, image, impression, mind's eye, picture, thought; brainstorm, inspiration



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