Thesaurus

sketch

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sketch

  1. 1 a picture using lines to represent the chief features of an object or scene made a quick sketch from which she would create a more detailed painting later Synonyms of sketch cartoon, delineation, drawingWords Related to sketch contour, figure, outline, silhouette; caricature, doodle, illustration; depiction, image, likeness, portrait, representation; engraving, etch, etching; aquatint, charcoal, line drawing, pastel, watercolor; blueprint

  2. 2 a vivid representation in words of someone or something gave her boss quick sketches of the personalities of the clients he was about to meet Synonyms of sketch definition, delineation, depiction, picture, portrait, portraiture, portrayal, rendering, description, vignetteWords Related to sketch account, anecdote, chronicle, narrative, report, story, tale, yarn; demonstration, exemplification, illustration; clarification, elucidation, explanation, explication, exposition


sketch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sketch

  1. 1 to draw or make apparent the outline of sketched the garden pavilion on a pad of paper so the homeowners would have a rough idea of how it was going to look Synonyms of sketch define, delineate, silhouette, outline, traceWords Related to sketch line; bound, fringe, margin, skirt; edge, hem, rim, trim; frame; circle, compass, encircle, girdle, girth, loop, ring, round, surround; chart, diagram, draw, map (out)

  2. 2 to give a representation or account of in words briefly sketched the intent of the reorganization plan Synonyms of sketch delineate, depict, draw, image, limn, paint, picture, portray, render, set out, describeWords Related to sketch characterize, define, label, qualify, represent; demonstrate, illustrate; narrate, recite, recount, rehearse, relate, report, tell; display, exhibit, show; hint, suggest; draft, outline, silhouette, trace, vignette; summarize, sum up, touch off; redescribe, reimageNear Antonyms of sketch color, distort, falsify, garble, misdescribe, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, twist, warp



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sketch? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to buzz or drone

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!