Synonyms and Antonyms of straddling
to be in or move into a seated or standing position with your legs on either side of (something)
- She straddled the horse and waited for her riding partner to mount.
to be on both sides of (something)
- The town straddles the river.
- The movie straddles the line between comedy and drama.
lapping, overlapping, overlaying, overlying, overspreading
bisecting, cutting, intersecting
expanding, extending, fanning (out), flaring (out), opening, outspreading, outstretching, spreading (out), stretching (out), unfolding, unfurling
carrying, comprehending, containing, embracing, entailing, including, involving, numbering, subsuming, taking in
comprising, consisting (of)
having, holding, owning, possessing
composing, constituting, forming, making
assimilating, embodying, incorporating, integrating
compacting, compressing, condensing, reducing
closing, contracting, folding
banning, barring, debarring, precluding, preventing, prohibiting
denying, refusing, rejecting
eliminating, excepting, ruling out
losing, mislaying, misplacing
excluding, leaving (out), missing out [British], omitting
to agree with or seem to agree with two opposite sides of (something)
- The politician straddled the issue for weeks.
dodging, ducking, eluding, eschewing, evading, shaking, shirking, shunning, sidestepping, skirting
caviling (or cavilling), quibbling
equivocating, fudging, hedging, pussyfooting, tergiversating, waffling, weaseling