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plumb

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of plumb

  1. 1 having no exceptions or restrictions a horror movie that's plumb trash and further evidence of the deterioration of popular culture Synonyms of plumb all-out, arrant, blank, blooming [chiefly British], bodacious [Southern & Midland], categorical (also categoric), clean, complete, consummate, cotton-picking, crashing, damn, damned, dead, deadly, definite, downright, dreadful, fair, flat, flat-out, out-and-out, outright, perfect, absolute, profound, pure, rank, regular, sheer, simple, stark, stone, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, veryWords Related to plumb authentic, classic, genuine, real, veritable; constant, endless, eternal, perpetual, undying, unremitting; extreme, unrestricted; confirmed, habitual, hopeless, inveterate; extraordinary, frightful, horrible, huge, main, superlative, supreme, surpassing, terrible, terrificNear Antonyms of plumb doubtful, dubious, equivocal, qualified, questionable, restricted, uncertain

  2. 2 rising straight up the wall was not plumb, so everything else in the room was out of kilter Synonyms of plumb perpendicular, erect, raised, standing, stand-up, upright, upstanding, verticalWords Related to plumb elevated, lifted, upended, upraised; semierect; freestanding, stand-aloneNear Antonyms of plumb prostrate, supine; diagonal, hanging, sagging, slant, slanted, slanting, slantyAntonyms of plumb flat, recumbent

Synonym Discussion of plumb

vertical, perpendicular, plumb mean being at right angles to a base line. vertical suggests a line or direction rising straight upward toward a zenith.
    • the side of the cliff is almost vertical
perpendicular may stress the straightness of a line making a right angle with any other line, not necessarily a horizontal one.
    • the parallel bars are perpendicular to the support posts
plumb stresses an exact verticality determined (as with a plumb line) by earth's gravity.
    • make sure that the wall is plumb

plumb

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of plumb

  1. 1 in a direct line or course I can't believe he walked plumb into the tree, without even seeing it! Synonyms of plumb dead, direct, due, directly, plump, right, straight, straightwayNear Antonyms of plumb circuitously, deviously, veeringlyAntonyms of plumb indirectly

  2. 2 chiefly dialect  to a full extent or degree I'm plumb tuckered out Synonyms of plumb all, all of, all over, altogether, clean, completely, dead, enough, entire, entirely, even, exactly, fast, flat, full, heartily, out, perfectly, fully [chiefly dialect], quite, soundly, thoroughly, through and through, totally, utterly, well, wholly, wideWords Related to plumb absolutely, categorically, cold, downright, hands down, plain, stone, stone-cold, unqualifiedly; basically, by and large, chiefly, generally, largely, mainly, more or less, mostly, overall, predominantly, predominately, primarily, principally, substantially; abundantly, copiously, generously, greatlyNear Antonyms of plumb barely, hardly, just, kind of, marginally, minimally, scarcely, slightly, superficially; approximately, roughly, somewhatAntonyms of plumb half, halfway, incompletely, part, partially, partly

  3. 3 without delay we had no sooner resolved that crisis than we plumb rushed into another one Synonyms of plumb bang, directly, forthwith, headlong, incontinently, instantaneously, instanter, instantly, now, PDQ, immediately, presently, promptly, pronto, right, right away, right now, right off, straightaway, straight off, straightwayWords Related to plumb away, freely; anon, momentarily, shortly, soon; apace, briskly, fast, fleetly, full-tilt, posthaste, quick, quickly, rapidly, readily, snappily, speedily, swift, swiftly; abruptly, presto, suddenly, unexpectedly; hastily, impetuously, impulsively, rashly, recklessly; exactly, opportunely, punctually, seasonablyNear Antonyms of plumb slowly; late, tardily


plumb

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of plumb

  1. to measure the depth of (as a body of water) typically with a weighted line plumbed the bay to make sure it was deep enough for the ship Synonyms of plumb fathom, soundWords Related to plumb gauge (also gage), scale, span; remeasure, replumb



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