Synonyms and Antonyms of scene

  1. 1 the place and time in which the action for a portion of a dramatic work (as a movie) is set the first scene was the kitchen of a fancy restaurant during dinner Synonyms background, locale, setting Related Words backdrop, scenery, set; mise-en-scène, tableau

  2. 2 an outburst or display of excited anger please don't make a scene while we're at the restaurant Synonyms blowup, explosion, fireworks, fit, hissy [chiefly Southern & southern Midland], hissy fit, huff, tantrumRelated Words eruption, flare-up, outburst, storm, uproar; agitation, delirium, distraction, frenzy, furor, furore, fury, hysteria, rage, rampage; convulsion(s), paroxysm, seizure, spasm, upheaval; angriness, choler, indignation, irateness, ire, lividity, lividness, spleen, wrath, wrathfulness; reaction, rise; dander, temper; grouch, hump [British], pet, pouts, snit, sulk(s), sulkiness, sullenness

  3. 3 position with regard to conditions and circumstances one of the leading figures in the current political scene Synonyms ball game, deal, footing, picture, posture, situation, status, storyRelated Words rank, standing; place, spot, state; score, status quo

  4. 4 the array of painted backgrounds and furnishings used to establish the setting in a stage production helped build and paint scenes for the school play Synonyms decor (or décor), mise-en-scène, scenery, setRelated Words backdrop, drop; background; set piece; prop, property

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a brief usually trivial fact

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