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incense

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of incense

  1. 1 a sweet or pleasant smell the heavenly incense of spring flowers Synonyms aroma, attar (also otto), balm, bouquet, fragrancy, fragrance, perfume, redolence, scent, spiceRelated Words essence, odorAntonyms fetor, malodor, reek, stench, stink

  2. 2 excessive praise count on the office manager to spread the incense whenever there's a visiting VIP from the head office Synonyms adulation, blarney, butter, flannel [British], flattery, overpraise, soft soap, sweet talk, taffyRelated Words allurements, blandishments, endearments; caresses, compliments, congratulations, felicitations, greetings, regards, respects; adoration, idolatry, worship; fawning, sycophancy, toadying; cajolement, cajolery, ingratiation, smarm; acclaim, applause, commendation, praiseNear Antonyms bad-mouthing, belittlement, depreciation, detraction, disparagement, put-down


incense

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of incense

  1. to make angry the insult so incensed him that he had to be restrained from hitting the guy Synonyms enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, ire, madden, outrage, rankle, rile, roil, steam up, tick offRelated Words affront, aggravate, annoy, burn (up), cross, exasperate, get, huff, irritate, miff, nettle, offend, peeve, pique, provoke, put out, ruffle, vex; antagonize, embitter, envenomNear Antonyms allay, assuage, relieve; comfort, console, soothe; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate; calm, lull, quiet, settle; beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, disarm, enchantAntonyms delight, gratify, please


incense

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of incense

  1. to fill or infuse with a pleasant odor or odor-releasing substance the gift shop was heavily incensed with a cloying mixture of herbal essences Synonyms incense, odorize, perfumeNear Antonyms deodorizeAntonyms stink up



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