Thesaurus

smoldered

verb
variants: or smouldered
past tense of smolder

Synonyms & Antonyms of smoldered

1 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger
  • She smoldered when first learning of her son's misbehavior at school, but had calmed down by the time he arrived home.

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for smoldered

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for smoldered

2 to be on fire usually with smoke but few flames
  • They look forward to those long summer nights telling stories beside a smoldering campfire.

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for smoldered

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for smoldered

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About smoldered

Thesaurus Entries Near smoldered

smolder

smoldered

smoldering

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Smoldered.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/smoldered. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on smoldered

Nglish: Translation of smoldered for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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