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pluck

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pluck

  1. 1 the act or an instance of applying force on something so that it moves in the direction of the force a quick pluck pulled the hair right out Synonyms of pluck draw, haul, jerk, pull, tug, wrench, yankWords Related to pluck drag, tow; hitch, twitch; grab, snatchNear Antonyms of pluck heave, shove, thrustAntonyms of pluck push

  2. 2 the strength of mind that enables a person to endure pain or hardship it takes pluck to survive a crippling car accident and still go on to become successful Synonyms of pluck backbone, constancy, fiber, grit, grittiness, guts, intestinal fortitude, fortitude, spunkWords Related to pluck determination, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution; bravery, courage, courageousness, daring, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, gallantry, greatheartedness, intrepidity, intrepidness, nerve, stoutness, valor; endurance, forbearance, stamina, sufferance, tolerance; heart, mettle, spirit; audacity, boldness, brass, cheek, chutzpah (also chutzpa or hutzpah or hutzpa), effrontery, gall, hardihood, nerve, nerviness, temerityNear Antonyms of pluck indecisiveness, irresoluteness, irresolution, vacillation; cowardice, cowardliness, cravenness, dastardliness, faintheartedness, pusillanimity, timidity, timorousnessAntonyms of pluck spinelessness


pluck

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pluck

  1. to rob by the use of trickery or threats the Internet opened up a whole new medium for con artists to pluck the gullible Synonyms of pluck beat, bilk, bleed, cheat, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, do in, euchre, fiddle, flimflam, gaff, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, mulct, nobble [British slang], fleece, ream, rip off, rook, screw, shake down, short, shortchange, skin, skunk, squeeze, stick, stiff, sting, sucker, swindle, thimblerig, victimizeWords Related to pluck extort, wrench, wrest, wring; clip, gouge, nick, overcharge, soak; exploit, milk; deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; rope (in); betray, bitch, double-cross; bamboozle, fast-talk



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