Synonyms and Antonyms of mark

  1. 1 a person or thing that is made fun of in the wake of the sex scandal, the governor became the favorite mark of late-night comedians Synonyms of mark butt, derision, jest, joke, laughingstock, mock, mockery, sport, targetWords Related to mark chump, dupe, fall guy, fool, gull, monkey, pigeon, sap, sucker, victimNear Antonyms of mark darling, favorite, pet

  2. 2 a person or thing that is the object of abuse, criticism, or ridicule the child's small stature and offbeat personality made her an easy mark for bullies Synonyms of mark butt, target, prey, sitting duck, victimWords Related to mark laughingstock, mockery, pilgarlic; lightning rod; fall guy, goat, scapegoat, whipping boyNear Antonyms of mark gossip, gossiper, talebearer, tattler, tattletale, troublemaker; defamer, libeler, libelist, traducer; baiter, heckler, needler, ribber, taunter, tease, teaser, tormentor (also tormenter), torturer; derider, insulter, mocker, ridiculer, scoffer, scorner; caricaturist, lampooner, parodist, satirist

  3. 3 overall quality as seen or judged by people in general a brand of crystal that bears the mark of excellence Synonyms of mark character, fame, reputation, name, note, odor, rep [slang], report, reputeWords Related to mark credit, honor; celebrity, notoriety, renown; image, persona; admiration, regard, reverenceNear Antonyms of mark discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shame

  4. 4 something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared lately his playing hasn't been up to the mark expected of a concert pianist Synonyms of mark bar, barometer, benchmark, criterion, gold standard, grade, standard, measure, metric, par, touchstone, yardstickWords Related to mark case, example, instance; average, norm, rule; acme, apex, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, zenithNear Antonyms of mark aberration, abnormality, deviation

  5. 5 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish set marks for expected daily output Synonyms of mark aim, ambition, aspiration, bourne (also bourn), design, dream, end, idea, ideal, intent, intention, goal, meaning, object, objective, plan, point, pretension, purpose, target, thingWords Related to mark grail, holy grail; plot, project, scheme; desire, hope, mind, wish; nirvana; destination, terminusNear Antonyms of mark means, method, way

  6. 6 something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind a sensitive expression that is the mark of a poet Synonyms of mark affection, attribute, attribution, character, criterion, diagnostic, differentia, feature, fingerprint, hallmark, characteristic, marker, note, particularity, peculiarity, point, property, quality, specific, stamp, touch, traitWords Related to mark badge, indication, sign; emblem, symbol, token; charm, grace; excellence, merit, virtue; eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, oddity, quirk; individuality, singularity, uniqueness

  7. 7 something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing a small mark where the car had scraped a wall Synonyms of mark blight, blotch, defect, deformity, disfigurement, excrescence, excrescency, fault, flaw, imperfection, mar, blemish, pockmark, scarWords Related to mark abnormality, distortion, irregularity, malformation, misshape; bug, glitch, kink; blot, blur, spot, stain, taint; damage, defacement, impairment, injury; failing, weaknessNear Antonyms of mark adornment, decoration, embellishment, enhancement, ornament

  8. 8 the power to bring about a result on another a person of some mark in the field of evolutionary biology Synonyms of mark impact, influence, effect, repercussion, swayWords Related to mark authority, clout, prestige, pull, weight; command, domination, dominion, mastery; consequence, importance, significance; sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacyNear Antonyms of mark helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness

Synonym Discussion of mark

sign, mark, token, note, symptom mean a discernible indication of what is not itself directly perceptible. sign applies to any indication to be perceived by the senses or the reason.
    • encouraging signs for the economy
mark suggests something impressed on or inherently characteristic of a thing often in contrast to general outward appearance.
    • a mark of a good upbringing
token applies to something that serves as a proof of something intangible.
    • this gift is a token of our esteem
note suggests a distinguishing mark or characteristic.
    • a note of irony in her writing
symptom suggests an outward indication of an internal change or condition.
    • rampant crime is a symptom of that city's decay



Synonyms and Antonyms of mark

  1. 1 to attach an identifying slip to marked each application with a numbered sticker Synonyms of mark label, tag, ticketWords Related to mark caption, earmark, hallmark, stamp; call, designate, identify, name, tab; entitle, style, term, title; brand, stigmatize

  2. 2 to be an important feature of an annual event marked mostly by noise and confusion Synonyms of mark distinguish, characterizeWords Related to mark differentiate; customize, individualize, particularize

  3. 3 to make a written note of mark down the names of those who are planning to attend the dinner Synonyms of mark jot (down), log, record, note, put down, register, report, set down, take down, write downWords Related to mark chronicle, minute, transcribe; enregister, enter, inscribe; chalk (up), notch, score

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of very fine texture or delicate form

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