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scream

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of scream

  1. someone or something that is very funny that new comedy is a scream Synonyms of scream hoot, knee-slapper, laugh, riot Words Related to scream boner, howler; crack, gag, jest, joke, pleasantry, quip, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism; caution, sight Near Antonyms of scream bummer, downer


scream

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of scream

  1. 1 to cry out loudly and emotionally we screamed when the roller coaster began its 30-foot plunge Synonyms of scream howl, screech, shriek, shrill, squall, squeal, yelp, yell Words Related to scream bay, caterwaul, keen, squawk, wail, yawp (or yaup), yowl; bawl, call, cry, holler, shout, thunder, vociferate Near Antonyms of scream murmur, mutter, whisper

  2. 2 to show mirth with an explosive vocal sound you'll scream when you see the outfit that she's wearing Synonyms of scream break up, cackle, chortle, chuckle, crack up, giggle, hee-haw, roar, laugh, snicker, titter, twitterWords Related to scream grin, smileNear Antonyms of scream bawl, blubber, cry, sob, weep; howl, laugh, squall, wail, yowl; bleat, pule, whimper, whine; sniffle, snivel; groan, moan, sigh

  3. 3 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely angry residents screamed that their neighborhood still hadn't been plowed a week after the snowstorm Synonyms of scream beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, complain, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowlWords Related to scream object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lamentNear Antonyms of scream accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commendAntonyms of scream crow, delight, rejoice



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