Thesaurus

oust

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of oust

1 to drive or force out
  • she was ousted from her job after it was proven she'd been pilfering company supplies

Synonyms for oust

Words Related to oust

Phrases Synonymous with oust

Near Antonyms for oust

2 to remove from a position of prominence or power (as a throne)
  • the people finally rose up and ousted the corrupt dictator

Synonyms for oust

Words Related to oust

Near Antonyms for oust

Antonyms for oust

3 to end the occupancy or possession of
  • the squatters were forcibly ousted from the abandoned building

Synonyms for oust

Words Related to oust

See the Dictionary Definition 

Choose the Right Synonym for oust

eject, expel, oust, evict mean to drive or force out. eject carries an especially strong implication of throwing or thrusting out from within as a physical action. ejected an obnoxious patron from the bar expel stresses a thrusting out or driving away especially permanently which need not be physical. a student expelled from college oust implies removal or dispossession by power of the law or by force or compulsion. police ousted the squatters evict chiefly applies to turning out of house and home. evicted for nonpayment of rent

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about oust

Time Traveler for oust

Time Traveler

The first known use of oust was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Oust.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/oust. Accessed 14 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on oust

Dictionary: Definition of oust

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with oust

Spanish Central: Translation of oust

Nglish: Translation of oust for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of oust for Arabic Speakers

Comments on oust

What made you want to look up oust? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to assail by words or arguments

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!