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mob

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of mob

  1. 1 a great number of persons or creatures massed together a mob of pigeons soon flocked around us after they spied the bread crumbs Synonyms of mob army, bike [chiefly Scottish], cram, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, mass, crowd, multitude, press, rout, scrum, swarm, throngWords Related to mob masses, millions, rabble, rabblement, riffraff; gaggle; heap, mountain, pile; jam, logjam

  2. 2 a group involved in secret or criminal activities the club owner was accused of having connections with a mob of racketeers Synonyms of mob cabal, conspiracy, crew, gang, Mafia, ring, syndicateWords Related to mob bunch, circle, clan, clique, coterie, coven, crowd, galère, lot, network, pack, set; junta, oligarchy

  3. 3 the body of the community as contrasted with the elite political speeches designed to appeal to the mob Synonyms of mob commoners, commons, crowd, herd, hoi polloi, millions, mass, multitude, people, plebeians, plebs, populace, public, rank and fileWords Related to mob cattle, proletariat, rabble, rabblement, ragtag and bobtail, riffraff, rout, scum, tag, rag, and bobtail (or tagrag and bobtail), trash, unwashed; bourgeoisie, middle classNear Antonyms of mob gentility, gentlefolk (also gentlefolks), gentry, haute monde, nobility, patriciate, peerage, quality, royalty, societyAntonyms of mob A-list, aristocracy, best, choice, corps d'elite, cream, elect, elite, fat, flower, pick, pink, pride, upper crust

Synonym Discussion of mob

crowd, throng, horde, crush, mob mean an assembled multitude. crowd implies a close gathering and pressing together.
    • a crowd gathered
throng and horde suggest movement and pushing.
    • a throng of reporters
    • a horde of shoppers
crush emphasizes the compactness of the group, the difficulty of individual movement, and the attendant discomfort.
    • a crush of fans
mob implies a disorderly crowd with the potential for violence.
    • an angry mob

mob

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of mob

  1. to move upon or fill (something) in great numbers the snack bar was mobbed as soon as the meeting was over Synonyms of mob flock, crowd, swarm, throngWords Related to mob beset, infest, invade, overrun; clog, dam, jam, obstruct, plug (up)



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