Synonyms and Antonyms of squeal

  1. 1 to give information (as to the authorities) about another's improper or unlawful activities that stool pigeon squealed to the police about the whole smuggling operation Synonyms fink, grass (on) [British slang], inform, rat (on), sing, snitch, split (on) [British], squeak, talk, tell (on) Related Words betray, give away, turn in; backstab, cross, double-cross, sell (out), two-time; blab, tattle; tip (off) Phrases drop a dime (on)

  2. 2 to cry out loudly and emotionally the child squealed with frustration Synonyms howl, screech, shriek, shrill, squall, scream, yelp, yellRelated Words bay, caterwaul, keen, squawk, wail, yawp (or yaup), yowl; bawl, call, cry, holler, shout, thunder, vociferateNear Antonyms murmur, mutter, whisper

  3. 3 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely hoped that a DVD player in the backseat would keep the kids from squealing about long car rides Synonyms beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, complain, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowlRelated Words object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lamentNear Antonyms accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commendAntonyms crow, delight, rejoice

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to criticize severely

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