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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 cartoon, delineation, drawingRelated Words 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 definition, delineation, depiction, picture, portrait, portraiture, portrayal, rendering, description, vignetteRelated Words 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 define, delineate, silhouette, outline, traceRelated Words 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 delineate, depict, draw, image, limn, paint, picture, portray, render, set out, describeRelated Words 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 color, distort, falsify, garble, misdescribe, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, twist, warp



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