Synonyms and Antonyms of hang

  1. 1 a downward slope <anyone foolish enough to ski that hang would end up with a broken neck> Synonyms declension, declivity, descent, dip, downgrade, downhill, fall, decline, hangingRelated Words basin, depression, hollowNear Antonyms glacis, grade, gradient, hill, inclination, incline, lean, pitch, rake, tiltAntonyms acclivity, ascent, rise, upgrade, uphill, uprise

  2. 2 the extent to which something hangs or dips below a straight line <there's too much hang in the bunting on the parade float—nothing should be touching the ground> Synonyms droop, sag, slack, slacknessRelated Words floppiness, laxity, laxness, limpness, loosenessNear Antonyms rigidity, rigidness, tautness, tenseness, tension, tightness



Synonyms and Antonyms of hang

  1. 1 to place on an elevated point without support from below <hang your coats on the coat rack in the hall> Synonyms dangle, sling, suspend, swing Related Words hook, mount, pin, tack; drape, festoon, garland, string; extend (out), jut, project, stick out; overhang, protrude; cascade, depend, fall; balance, poise

  2. 2 to be determined by, based on, or subject (to) <our plan to go to the amusement park has all been worked out; now it just hangs on the weather> Synonyms depend, hinge, ride, turnRelated Words base, establish, found, rest, stay; ground

  3. 3 to be limp from lack of water or vigor <as they neared the end of the long, hard march all but the most hardy were hanging, and some could barely put one foot in front of the other> Synonyms flag, droop, loll, sag, swag, wiltRelated Words slouch, slump; cave (in), collapse, crumple, drop, fall, sink, subside, yieldNear Antonyms distend, stiffen; rise, straighten, unbend, uncurl

  4. 4 to rest or move along the surface of a liquid or in the air <hanging just above the horizon was a little pink cloud> Synonyms drift, glide, float, hover, poise, ride, sail, swim, waftRelated Words bob, dangle, suspend; buoy; balloon, raftNear Antonyms dive, lunge, plunge; dip, immerse, submerge, submerseAntonyms settle, sink

  5. 5 to find a basis <that's very slim evidence upon which to hang a theory> Synonyms ground, base, predicate, restRelated Words establish, found; assume, postulate, premise, presume, presuppose, suppose

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