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snap

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of snap

  1. 1 involving minimal difficulty or effort a snap course that even an idiot could pass Synonyms of snap cheap, downhill, effortless, facile, fluent, fluid, hands-down, light, painless, ready, royal, simple, smooth, easy, softWords Related to snap idiotproof, mindless, quick, straightforward, unchallenging, uncomplicated; apparent, clear, clear-cut, distinct, evident, manifest, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, perspicuous, plain, transparent, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakableNear Antonyms of snap burdensome, exhausting, onerous, oppressive, painful, stressful, taxing, troublesome; abstruse, complex, complicated, intricate, involved, knotty, problematic (also problematical), reconditeAntonyms of snap arduous, demanding, difficult, exacting, formidable, grueling (or gruelling), hard, herculean, killer, labored, laborious, murderous, rough, severe, stiff, strenuous, toilful, toilsome, tough

  2. 2 made or done without previous thought or preparation made a snap decision Synonyms of snap ad hoc, ad-lib, down and dirty, extemporary, extempore, impromptu, improvisational, improvised, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff, extemporaneous, spur-of-the-moment, unconsidered, unplanned, unpremeditated, unprepared, unrehearsed, unstudiedWords Related to snap unscripted; automatic, impulsive, instinctive, involuntary, spontaneous; casual, cursive, informal, unauthorized; half-baked, half-cocked, ill-advisedNear Antonyms of snap deliberate, intended, intentionalAntonyms of snap considered, planned, premeditated, premeditative, prepared, rehearsed


snap

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of snap

  1. 1 a loud explosive sound the plastic coat hook broke off with a loud snap when he tried to hang the heavy bag on it Synonyms of snap bang, blast, boom, crack, crash, pop, report, slam, smash, clap, thunderclap, thwack, whack, whomp, whumpWords Related to snap thunk, wham; clang, clangor, clank, clash; knock, rap, tap; blare, clamor, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, outcry, roar, tumult, uproar

  2. 2 a picture created from an image recorded on a light-sensitive surface by a camera took several snaps of his family for the scrapbook Synonyms of snap photo, pic, print, shot, photograph, snapshotWords Related to snap blowup, close-up, enlargement, still; telephoto; daguerreotype, ferrotype, monochrome, sepia, tintype

  3. 3 active strength of body or mind the team is showing a lot of snap tonight Synonyms of snap beans, bounce, brio, dash, drive, dynamism, energy, esprit, gas, get-up-and-go, ginger, go, gusto, hardihood, juice, life, moxie, oomph, pep, punch, sap, vigor, starch, verve, vim, vinegar, vitality, zing, zipWords Related to snap animal spirits, animation, briskness, jauntiness, liveliness, snappiness, spirit, spiritedness, sprightliness, spunk, spunkiness, vibrance, vibrancy, vivaciousness, vivacity; ardor, élan, fervor, fire, passion, zeal; main, metal, mettle, might, muscle, potency, power, puissance, stamina, strength; brawniness, fitness, hardiness, huskiness, sturdiness, virility; health, healthiness, soundness, verdure, wellnessNear Antonyms of snap indolence, laziness; debilitation, debility, delicacy, disablement, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, frailness, frailty, impotence, impotency, infirmity, powerlessness, puniness, slightness, softness, tenderness, weakness; enervation, exhaustion, inanition, prostrationAntonyms of snap lethargy, listlessness, sluggishness, torpidity

  4. 4 a weather condition marked by low temperatures a prolonged cold snap Synonyms of snap cold wave, deep freeze, freeze, coldWords Related to snap cold front; frost; bite, chill, chilliness, chillness, coldness, frigidness, nip, wintrinessNear Antonyms of snap dog days; torridity, torridnessAntonyms of snap heat, heat wave

  5. 5 a very small amount I don't care a snap about gossip Synonyms of snap ace, bit, crumb, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, hint, lick, little, mite, nip, ounce, peanuts, ray, scintilla, scruple, shade, shadow, shred, skosh, smack, smell, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), particle, soupçon, spark, spatter, speck, splash, spot, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, touch, traceWords Related to snap hoot, iota, jot, minim, minimum, modicum, semblance, syllable, tittle, vestige, whit; atom, dot, fleck, flyspeck, grain, granule, molecule, morsel, mote, nubbin, patch, scrap; dash, drop, pinch; part, portion, section; bite, nibble, taste; handful, scattering, smatter, smattering; dose, shot; chip, flake, fragment, shard, shiver, sliver, smithereens, splinter; shred, tatter; clipping, paring, shavingNear Antonyms of snap abundance, barrel, boatload, bucket, bundle, bushel, deal, fistful, gobs, heaps, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, lot, mass, mess, mountain, much, oodles, passel, peck, pile, plenty, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, stack, wad, wealth; volume; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; chunk, hunk, lump, slab

  6. 6 something that is easy to do this test will be a snap Synonyms of snap breeze, cake, cakewalk, child's play, cream puff, duck soup, kid stuff, picnic, pushover, roses, cinchWords Related to snap no-brainer, nothing; sitting duck; gimme, laugher, walkawayNear Antonyms of snap brainteaser, poser, stumper, toughie (also toughy); bother, nuisance, troubleAntonyms of snap bear, beast, chore, headache, horror show, killer, labor, murder, pain, sticky wicket, stinker [slang]


snap

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of snap

  1. 1 to speak sharply or irritably the shopkeeper finally snapped at one customer who couldn't seem to make up his mind Synonyms of snap bark, snarl Words Related to snap growl, grumble; roar, scream, shout, shriek, yell; fulminate, rage, rant, rave, sputter, storm, tee off, vent, vituperate; blow up, explode, flare (up), flip (out) [slang] Near Antonyms of snap calm (down), simmer down

  2. 2 to break suddenly with an explosive sound the fragile twig snapped in her hands Synonyms of snap pop, crackWords Related to snap rend, rive, split; crackle, hiss, sizzle, sputter; burst, explode, shatter; clack, clatter, click

  3. 3 to take a photograph of be sure to snap everything you see on your vacation, and then you can show us Synonyms of snap mug, photo, shoot, photographWords Related to snap image, picture, rephotograph, retake; film, videotape

  4. 4 to pass from one form, state, or level to another she abruptly snapped alert Synonyms of snap fluctuate, mutate, shift, change, varyWords Related to snap metamorphose, morph, transmute; better, improve; deteriorate, worsen; turn around; seesaw, teeter, vacillate, waverAntonyms of snap plateau, stabilize



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