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rattle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rattle

  1. loud, confused, and usually inharmonious sound I'd go nuts if I had to endure the rattle of that bottling plant every day Synonyms of rattle babel, blare, bluster, bowwow, brawl, bruit [archaic], cacophony, chatter, clamor, clangor, decibel(s), din, discordance, katzenjammer, racket, noise, roarWords Related to rattle discord, dissonance; commotion, furor, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, rumpus, tumult, uproar; clatter, jangle; bang, blast, boom, clap, crack, crashNear Antonyms of rattle calm, hush, lull; quietude, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility)Antonyms of rattle quiet, silence, silentness, still, stillness


rattle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rattle

  1. 1 to make a series of short sharp noises the children tromped through the kitchen, making the plates on the shelf rattle Synonyms of rattle clack, clatter Words Related to rattle chink, chirp, clank, click, clink; clang, clash, crash; spatter, sputter; racket; clip-clop, clop, clop-clop

  2. 2 to engage in casual or rambling conversation busily rattling away about our vacation plans, we didn't listen to the announcements and missed our flight Synonyms of rattle babble, blab, cackle, chaffer [British], chatter, chin [slang], converse, gab, gabble, gas, jabber, jaw, kibitz (also kibbitz), natter, palaver, patter, prate, prattle, rap, chat, run on, schmooze (or shmooze), talk, twitter, visitWords Related to rattle gossip, tattle; descant, discuss, expatiate; yak (also yack), yammer, yap

  3. 3 to talk at length without sticking to a topic or getting to a point she rattled on and on about all her European shopping trips, but I wasn't really listening Synonyms of rattle blather (on), go on, maunder, ramble, run onWords Related to rattle deviate, digress, stray, wander; sidetrack; blab, blabber, blither, bumble, burble, chat, chatter, drivel, drool, gab, gabble, gibber, jabber, patter, prate, prattle, waffle

  4. 4 to throw into a state of self-conscious distress don't let a little mistake rattle you while you're playing during the piano recital Synonyms of rattle abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, faze, fluster, mortify, nonplus, embarrassWords Related to rattle agitate, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, put off, put out, unhinge, unsettle, upset; debase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate, queer, shameNear Antonyms of rattle calm, comfort, console, relieve, soothe; buoy, cheer, embolden, encourage, hearten; assure, reassure

Synonym Discussion of rattle

embarrass, discomfit, abash, disconcert, rattle mean to distress by confusing or confounding. embarrass implies some influence that impedes thought, speech, or action.
    • The question embarrassed her so much she couldn't answer
discomfit implies a hampering or frustrating accompanied by confusion.
    • Hecklers discomfited the speaker
abash presupposes some initial self-confidence that receives a sudden check, producing shyness, shame, or a feeling of inferiority.
    • abashed by her swift and cutting retort
disconcert implies an upsetting of equanimity or assurance producing uncertainty or hesitancy.
    • disconcerted by finding so many in attendance
rattle implies an agitation that impairs thought and judgment.
    • rattled by all the television cameras


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