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kick

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of kick

  1. 1 a pleasurably intense stimulation of the feelings I get a kick out of downhill skiing Synonyms of kick bang, boot, charge, exhilaration, frisson, jollies, thrill, rush, titillation, wallopWords Related to kick arousal, buzz, electrification, high, intoxication; jolt, shock, surprise (also surprize); delectation, delight, enjoyment, joy, lift, pleasure; amusement, diversion, entertainment, fun, treat

  2. 2 a source of great satisfaction it was a kick for the parents to see their once-shy son star in a Broadway play Synonyms of kick delectation, feast, gas [slang], joy, delight, manna, pleasure, treatWords Related to kick amusement, diversion, entertainment, fun, recreation; comfort, relief, solace; gratification, indulgence; ambrosia

  3. 3 a feeling or declaration of disapproval or dissent nowadays there seem to be few words in the dictionary that do not raise a kick from one person or another Synonyms of kick challenge, complaint, demur, demurral, demurrer, difficulty, exception, expostulation, fuss, objection, protest, question, remonstrance, stinkWords Related to kick compunction, doubt, misgiving, qualm, scruple; misunderstanding; cavil, niggle [chiefly British], quibble; argument, conflict, debate, dispute, dissent, hassle, quarrel, squabble, static; censure, criticism; defiance, disobedience, rebellion; distrust, distrustfulness, dubiety, dubitation [archaic], incertitude, indetermination, misdoubt, mistrust, mistrustfulness, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty; qualmishness, unease, uneasiness; reluctance, unwillingnessNear Antonyms of kick willingness; approval, sanction; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent; compliance, obedience

  4. 4 a forceful coming together of two things I felt a kick in my hands as the jackhammer came roaring to life Synonyms of kick bump, collision, concussion, crash, impingement, jar, jolt, jounce, impact, shock, slam, smash, strike, wallopWords Related to kick blow, buffet, hit, knock, punch, rap, slap, thump; bashing, battering, bludgeoning, clobbering, hammering, lambasting, licking, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; contact, encounter, meeting, touch


kick

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of kick

  1. 1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely he's been kicking all week about not getting the promotion Synonyms of kick beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, complain, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowlWords Related to kick object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lamentNear Antonyms of kick accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commendAntonyms of kick crow, delight, rejoice

  2. 2 to present an opposing opinion or argument fiscal conservatives have already started to kick about the proposed program, claiming it will increase the state's deficit substantially Synonyms of kick demur, except, expostulate, object, protest, remonstrateWords Related to kick cavil, quibble; challenge, dare, defy, fight; conflict, debate, dispute, hassle, quarrel, squabble, wrangle; beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, complain, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, keen, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowl; balk, gag, stick; censure, criticize, denounce; disobey, rebel, withstand; demonstrateNear Antonyms of kick approve, sanction; accept; accede, acquiesce, agree, assent; adhere, comply, conform, follow, mind, obey, observe; advocate, champion, defend, maintain, support, sustain, uphold; applaud, cheer, commend


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