Synonyms and Antonyms of hoot
1 a loud vocal expression of strong emotion the courtroom erupted in hoots of laughter upon hearing the witness's sarcastic retort Synonyms of hoot cry, holler, shout, howl, whoop, yell, yowlWords Related to hoot ejaculation, interjection; scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squall, squeak, squeal, yelp; bawl, bellow, clamor, outcry, roar; caterwaul, plaint, wailNear Antonyms of hoot mumble, murmur, mutter; gasp, whimper, whisper
2 a vocal sound made to express scorn or disapproval he ignored the hoots and jeers coming from the back of the crowd and kept on speaking Synonyms of hoot bird [chiefly British], boo, Bronx cheer, hiss, catcall, jeer, raspberry, razz, snortWords Related to hoot smirk, sneer, snicker, snigger; gibe (or jibe), put-down, taunt; whistleNear Antonyms of hoot applause, clappingAntonyms of hoot cheer
3 the smallest amount or part imaginable I don't give a hoot whether you want to go or not—you're going Synonyms of hoot beans, bubkes (also bupkes or bupkus), continental, damn, darn (also durn), diddly [slang], diddly-squat [slang], doodley-squat (or doodly-squat), fig, ghost, jot, iota, lick, modicum, rap, squat [slang], syllable, tittle, whit, whoopWords Related to hoot ace, bit, crumb, dab, driblet, glimmer, hint, little, mite, nip, ounce, particle, peanuts, pin, ray, scrap, scruple, semblance, shade, shadow, shred, skosh, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), snap, speck, spot, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, touch, trace
4 someone or something that is very funny that stand-up comic is a hoot all right, if endless bathroom jokes propel you into paroxysms of laughter Synonyms of hoot scream, knee-slapper, laugh, riotWords Related to hoot boner, howler; crack, gag, jest, joke, pleasantry, quip, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism; caution, sightNear Antonyms of hoot bummer, downer
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