Synonyms and Antonyms of explosion

  1. 1 the act or an instance of exploding the explosion of the first atomic bomb at Hiroshima Synonyms blast, blowup, burst, bursting, detonation, eruption, outburst Related Words discharge, firing, shooting; blowout, flare-up; bang, boom, pop; airburst, groundburst Antonyms implosion

  2. 2 a sudden intense expression of strong feeling the explosion of patriotic feeling that the country experienced after that momentous event Synonyms agony, blaze, burst, ebullition, eruption, outburst, fit, flare, flare-up, flash, flush, gale, gush, gust, paroxysm, spasm, stormRelated Words blowup, grouch, rage, tantrum; ecstasy, rapture, transport; delirium, firestorm, frenzy, furor

  3. 3 an outburst or display of excited anger the tennis player's expletive-enriched explosions on the court tested the patience of officials Synonyms blowup, tantrum, fireworks, fit, hissy [chiefly Southern & southern Midland], hissy fit, huff, sceneRelated Words eruption, flare-up, outburst, storm, uproar; agitation, delirium, distraction, frenzy, furor, furore, fury, hysteria, rage, rampage; convulsion(s), paroxysm, seizure, spasm, upheaval; angriness, choler, indignation, irateness, ire, lividity, lividness, spleen, wrath, wrathfulness; reaction, rise; dander, temper; grouch, hump [British], pet, pouts, snit, sulk(s), sulkiness, sullenness

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