Synonyms and Antonyms of mellow
1 having a pleasantly flowing quality suggestive of music the mellow tones of an old violin Synonyms of mellow euphonious, lyrical, mellifluent, mellifluous, lyric, melodic, melodious, musicalWords Related to mellow dulcet, golden, sweetNear Antonyms of mellow disconnected, staccato; discordant, dissonant, grating, harsh, inharmonious, jarring, strident, unmelodious, unmusicalAntonyms of mellow unlyrical
2 not harsh or stern especially in nature or effect a teacher with a mellow approach to classroom discipline mellow soaps Synonyms of mellow balmy, benign, bland, delicate, light, gentle, mild, nonabrasive, soft, soothing, tenderWords Related to mellow calm, pacific, peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, tranquil; clement, compassionate, easy, lenient, merciful; buffering, cushioning, emollient, softening; sleek, slick, smoothNear Antonyms of mellow exquisite, fierce, intense, powerful, severe; forceful, forcible, savage, violent; roughened, rugged, strong; abrading, irritating, roughening; grim, gruff, rude, stiff; heavy-handed, oppressive, pitiless, tyrannical (also tyrannic)Antonyms of mellow abrasive, caustic, coarse, hard, harsh, rough, scathing, stern, ungentle
3 having an easygoing and pleasing manner especially in social situations mellow and unflappable, the office manager greatly contributes to the work environment Synonyms of mellow affable, agreeable, genial, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious, amiable, nice, pleasant, sweet, well-disposedWords Related to mellow amicable, clever [dialect], cordial, friendly, neighborly; benign, gentle, kind; cheerful, cheery, glad [archaic], sunny; companionable, conversable, sociable; civil, considerate, courteous, polite, thoughtful; accommodating, amenable, obliging; attractive, delightful, enjoyable, likable (or likeable)Near Antonyms of mellow boorish, discourteous, ill-mannered, impolite, inconsiderate, rude, surly, uncivil, unkind, unmannerly, unsociable; bearish, bilious, cantankerous, choleric, churlish, crabby, cranky, dyspeptic, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, ill-humored, irascible, irritable, peevish, petulant, quick-tempered, snappish, testy, touchy; argumentative, contentious, contrary, ornery, querulous; unappealing, unattractive; sour, vinegaryAntonyms of mellow disagreeable, ill-natured, ill-tempered, unamiable, ungenial, ungracious, unpleasant
4 having a relaxed, casual manner she's rather high-strung, and her boyfriend is mellow, so they counterbalance each other nicely Synonyms of mellow affable, breezy, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, laid-back, low-pressure, easygoingWords Related to mellow carefree, casual, dégagé, lackadaisical, nonchalant, unaffected, unconcerned, unfussy, unperturbed, untroubled, unworried; familiar, informal; flexible, lax, lenient, permissive, pliable, pliant, soft; accessible, approachable; imperturbable, nerveless, unflappable, unshakable; amicable, companionable, comradely, cordial, genial, hail-fellow-well-met, hearty, neighborly, warm, warmheartedNear Antonyms of mellow ceremonious, decorous, formal, rigid, strict; anxious, bothered, distressed, worried; jittery, jumpy, nervous, skittish, tenseAntonyms of mellow high-strung, uptight
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