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flurry

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of flurry

  1. 1 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity <a flurry of activity on the floor of the stock market as soon as the news spread> Synonyms burst, flare, flare-up, flash, flicker, outbreak, flutter, outburst, spurtRelated Words recrudescence, recurrence, renewal; binge, jag, spree; boost, increase, pickup, upswing, upturn; epidemic, eruption, explosion, paroxysm; deluge, flood, rush, spate, surge, volley; commotion, furor, uproarNear Antonyms calm, doldrums, slump

  2. 2 a sudden brief rush of wind <a flurry that scattered the fallen leaves> Synonyms blast, blow, gust, scud, williwaw, windblastRelated Words breeze, zephyr; current, draft; air, breath, waft; puff, whiff; bluster, gale, hurricane, squall, tempest, tornado, windstorm; northeaster, norther, northerly, northwester, southeaster, southwester, westerly

  3. 3 a rapid or overwhelming outpouring of many things at once <a patient with a mysterious illness being subjected to a flurry of tests> Synonyms blitz, blitzkrieg, bombardment, cannonade, drumbeat, drumfire, barrage, fusillade, hail, salvo, shower, storm, volleyRelated Words broadside, earful; avalanche, burst, cataclysm, cataract, deluge, discharge, engulfment, flood, flood tide, flush, gush, inundation, outburst, outflow, outpouring, overflow, rash, spate, surge, torrent; current, river, stream, tide; excess, glut, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplusNear Antonyms dribble, drip, trickle


flurry

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of flurry

  1. to trouble the mind of; to make uneasy <flurried by visions of falls and broken bones, the parents wouldn't even allow the child to ride a bike> Synonyms agitate, ail, alarm (also alarum), bother, concern, derail, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distemper, distract, distress, exercise, disturb, frazzle, freak (out), fuss, hagride, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, weird out, worryRelated Words aggravate, anger, annoy, bug, chafe, chivy (or chivvy), exasperate, fret, gall, get, grate, harass, harry, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put off, put out, rile, vex; bedevil, haunt, plague; abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, jar, mortify, nonplus, rattle, shake up; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, unnerveNear Antonyms allay, alleviate, assuage; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiateAntonyms calm, compose, quiet, settle, soothe, tranquilize (also tranquillize)


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