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sprinkle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sprinkle

  1. 1 a light or fine rain decided it was not worth carrying an umbrella for just a sprinkle Synonyms mist, mizzle, drizzleRelated Words precipitation, rainfall, showerNear Antonyms cloudburst, deluge, downpour, storm; rainstorm, thunderstorm; monsoon

  2. 2 a small number received only a sprinkle of suggestions for the name of the school mascot Synonyms couple, handful, scatter, scattering, smatter, smattering, few, sprinklingRelated Words minority; atom, crumb, fragment, grain, iota, jot, modicum, molecule, particle, scrap, shred, tittle, whitNear Antonyms majority, most; abundance, excess, plenty, surplus; deal, gobs, heap, lot, mass, much, peck, pile, plenitude, plenty, pot, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, slather, slew, stack, wad, wealthAntonyms army, crowd, flock, gazillion, horde, host, jillion, kazillion, legion, loads, many, mountain, multitude, oodles, scads, thousands, zillion


sprinkle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sprinkle

  1. 1 to cover by or as if by scattering something over or on sprinkle the newly seeded lawn with water Synonyms bestrew, dot, pepper, sow, spot, spray, scatter, strewRelated Words blanket, drizzle, dust; stud; dapple, fleck, speckle, stipple; bespatter, spatter

  2. 2 to mark with small spots especially unevenly sprinkled the cake with bits of coconut Synonyms blotch, dapple, dot, fleck, freckle, marble, mottle, pepper, shoot, speck, speckle, splotch, spot, stippleRelated Words blot, dye, stain; band, bar, streak, stripe; intersperse, set, stud; bespatter, spatter


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