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score

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of score

  1. 1 a lingering ill will towards a person for a real or imagined wrong a whistle-blower who was more interested in settling a score with his employers than in exposing an injustice Synonyms of score down [chiefly British], grievance, resentment, grudgeWords Related to score condemnation; offense (or offence), umbrage; complaint; dudgeon, huff, peeve, pique; despite, hatefulness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, meanness, nastiness, spite, spitefulness, spleen, venom, viciousness; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, enmity, hostility, rancor

  2. 2 something (as money) which is owed we'll pay the full score next week Synonyms of score arrearage, arrears, indebtedness, liability (usually liabilities), obligation, debtWords Related to score bond, debit, delinquency; bankruptcy, default, embarrassment, insolvencyNear Antonyms of score quietus, quittance, repayment; asset


score

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of score

  1. 1 to mark with or as if with a line or groove the glassblower scored the glass rod first so that it would break cleanly Synonyms of score groove, scribe, seam Words Related to score abrade, file, graze, mill, rasp, scarify, scratch; bevel, chamfer, flute

  2. 2 to gain (as points or runs in a game) as credit towards one's total number of points he scored the winning goal in the final minute of play Synonyms of score rack up, tally Words Related to score triumph, win; best, defeat Near Antonyms of score lose

  3. 3 to obtain (as a goal) through effort finally scored a good job after years of hard work Synonyms of score attain, bag, chalk up, clock (up) [chiefly British], gain, hit, log, make, notch (up), rack up, ring up, achieve, winWords Related to score acquire, capture, carry, draw, garner, get, land, make, obtain, procure, realize, secure; amount (to), approach, equal, match, measure up (to), meet, rival, tie, touch; beat, excel, outdo, surpass, topNear Antonyms of score fall short (of), miss; fail (at); lose

  4. 4 to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings scored her for failing to report the security breach immediately Synonyms of score baste, bawl out, berate, call down, castigate, chastise, chew out, dress down, flay, hammer, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rant (at), rate, ream (out), rebuke, reprimand, reproach, scold, tongue-lash, upbraidWords Related to score admonish, chide, remonstrate (with), reprove; abuse, assail, attack, bad-mouth, blame, blast, censure, condemn, criticize, crucify, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], excoriate, fault, harangue, knock, lace (into), lash, pan, reprehend, revile, scourge, slam, vituperate; belittle, disparage, mock, put down; ridicule, scoff, scornNear Antonyms of score approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; extol (also extoll), laud, praise



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