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happening

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of happening

  1. 1 being in the latest or current fashion those are some happening duds, man Synonyms of happening à la mode (also a la mode), au courant, chic, cool [slang], exclusive, fashionable, fresh [slang], stylish, hip, in, modish, sharp, smart, snappy, supercool, swell, swish, trendy, voguishWords Related to happening downtown, edgy, funky; dapper, dashing, dressy, kicky, natty, rakish, sassy, saucy, spiffy, spruce; chichi, classy, flossy, haute (also haut), nobby, posh, ritzy, soigné (or soignée), swank (or swanky); elegant, graceful, handsome, majestic, refined, sophisticated, stately, tasteful, understated; doggish, doggy, flashy, gallant; dandyish, dudish, foppish; ultrachic, ultracool, ultrahip, ultraposh, ultrasmart, ultrasophisticatedNear Antonyms of happening cheesy, tacky, unattractive, unbecoming; graceless, inelegant, tasteless, trashy, unhandsome; frowsy (or frowzy), sloppy, slovenly, unkempt, untidy; disheveled (or dishevelled), messy, mussy, rumpled, wrinkled; shabby, sleazyAntonyms of happening dowdy, out, outmoded, styleless, unchic, uncool, unfashionable, unmodish, unstylish

  2. 2 marked by much life, movement, or activity the downtown theater district is a happening place this autumn Synonyms of happening aboil, abubble, abuzz, animated, astir, brisk, bustling, busy, buzzing, flourishing, alive, hopping, humming, kinetic, lively, rousing, stirring, thriving, vibrantWords Related to happening abounding, crowded, overflowing, populous, swarming, teeming, throngingAntonyms of happening asleep, dead, inactive, lifeless, sleepy

  3. 3 enjoying widespread favor or approval that might be a happening outfit right now, but not on a woman who'll never see 40 again Synonyms of happening big, crowd-pleasing, du jour, faddish, faddy, fashionable, favorite, popular, hot, in, large, modish, pop, popularized, red-hot, vogue, voguishWords Related to happening semipopular; favorite, preferred, selected; desirable, liked, wanted; celebrated, famed, famous, noted, notorious, prominent, renowned, well-known; fabled, fabulous, legendary; leading, notable, outstanding, prominent, remarkable; important, significantNear Antonyms of happening washed-up; despised, detested, disliked, hated, rejected; insignificant, unimportant; indistinguished, unexceptional; anonymous, nameless, obscure, unknown; inconspicuousAntonyms of happening out, unfashionable, unpopular


happening

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of happening

  1. 1 an exciting or noteworthy event that one experiences firsthand the President's visit to the school was a real happening for teachers and students alike Synonyms of happening emprise, experience, exploit, gest (or geste), adventure, timeWords Related to happening escapade, lark, ploy; act, action, deed, doing, feat; episode, occasion; baptism, ordeal, test, trial, tribulation; enterprise, risk, venture; expedition, exploration, mission, performance, quest, stuntNear Antonyms of happening bore, bummer, bust, downer, drag

  2. 2 something that happens gave a detailed account of all the happenings of the weekend Synonyms of happening affair, circumstance, episode, hap, event, incident, occasion, occurrence, thingWords Related to happening coincidence, co-occurrence, fluke, freak; landmark, milepost, milestone, page, phenomenon, turning point; adventure, experience, time; happenchance, happenstance; accident, crisis, emergency, juncture; achievement, deed, exploit, feat; news, tidings



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