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flutter

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of flutter

  1. 1 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity the site saw a flutter of construction last month, but nothing's happening now Synonyms of flutter burst, flare, flare-up, flash, flicker, flurry, outbreak, outburst, spurtWords Related to flutter 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 of flutter calm, doldrums, slump

  2. 2 chiefly British  a risky undertaking most people regard the lottery as a harmless flutter Synonyms of flutter adventure, chance, crapshoot, enterprise, flier (also flyer), gamble [chiefly British], speculation, throw, ventureWords Related to flutter bet, hazard, stake, wager; liberty; dark horse, long shot, playAntonyms of flutter sure thing


flutter

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of flutter

  1. 1 to make an irregular series of quick, sudden movements a lonely butterfly fluttering across the lawn Synonyms of flutter dance, dart, flick, flicker, flirt, flitter, flit, zipWords Related to flutter dash, fly, sail, shoot, speed, sprint, zing, zoom; scamper, scud, scurry, scuttle, skip, skitter; meander, ramble, roam, wanderNear Antonyms of flutter float, hang, hover

  2. 2 to move or cause to move with a striking motion fluttered my eyelashes as I struck up a conversation with the new guy at work Synonyms of flutter beat, flail, flop, flap, whipWords Related to flutter bang, batter, buffet, knock, pound, smack, spank, thump; flick, flicker, flit; fan, oscillate, sway, swing; undulate, wave; palpitate, pulse, throb



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