Synonyms and Antonyms of stuff

  1. 1 a skill, an ability, or knowledge that makes a person able to do a particular job a guy who has the stuff it takes to be head of a major corporation Synonyms capability, credentials, goods, qualificationRelated Words command, expertise, know-how, mastership, mastery, proficiency; ability, capacity, competence, competency, facility, faculty; aptitude, endowment, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent; forte, long suit, métier (also metier), specialism, speciality, specialty, strong suit; fitness, suitability, suitableness; makings, potentiality

  2. 2 the basic elements from which something can be developed reading, writing, and arithmetic—the stuff of an education Synonyms material, raw material, making, substance, timberRelated Words possibility, potential, potentiality; matter, metal

  3. 3 the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is the real stuff of nobility of character isn't riches or a title, but honor and integrity Synonyms being, essentiality, nature, quiddity, quintessence, soul, essence, substanceRelated Words heart, spirit; alpha and omega, center, core, keynote, marrow, pith, seat; embodiment, epitome, incarnation, manifestation, personification; aspect, attribute, feature, property; gist, kernel, nub

  4. 4 transportable items that one owns gather up your stuff so that we can get going Synonyms belongings, chattels, duds, effects, gear, goods, holdings, movables (or moveables), paraphernalia, personal effects, personal property, personalty, plunder [chiefly dialect], possession, thingsRelated Words treasures, valuables; appointments, fixtures, furnishings; estate, property, tangibles; collateralNear Antonyms immovables, real estate

  5. 5 items needed for the performance of a task or activity missed a great photo opportunity because all of my camera stuff was at home Synonyms accoutrements (or accouterments), apparatus, gear, hardware, kit [chiefly British], material(s), matériel (or materiel), outfit, paraphernalia, equipment, tackleRelated Words accessories, appurtenances, attachments, fittings; baggage, belongings, impedimenta; appliances, facilities, instruments, machinery, tools; apparel, attire, habiliments, raiment, trappings; armamentarium, armory, arsenal, battery; assets, resources



Synonyms and Antonyms of stuff

  1. 1 to close up so that no empty spaces remain stuffed the box with tissue paper so the contents wouldn't rattle around Synonyms block, bung, dam, pack, plug, stop, fillRelated Words choke, clog, close (off), clot, congest, jam, obstruct, occlude; caulk, chink, seal; repack, restuffNear Antonyms excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out), shovel

  2. 2 to fill with food to capacity kids who stuff themselves with junk food after school and then don't have any room for supper Synonyms cram, glut, sate, gorge, surfeitRelated Words gobble, gormandize, pig out; gulp, guzzle; cloy, fill; banquet, feast, regaleNear Antonyms diet, fast

  3. 3 to fit (people or things) into a tight space stuffed all the kids into the back of the car Synonyms cram, crush, jam, ram, sandwich, shoehorn, squeeze, crowd, wedgeRelated Words fill, heap, jam-pack, load, pack

  4. 4 to prevent passage through by filling with something I can't smell anything, as my nose is all stuffed Synonyms block, choke, clot, congest, dam, gum (up), jam, obstruct, occlude, plug (up), stop (up), clogRelated Words bung, cork, spile, stopper, stopple; fill, gridlock, pack; fur, silt; flood, glut, inundate, overwhelm, swampNear Antonyms excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out); empty, lightenAntonyms clear, free, open (up), unblock, unclog, unplug, unstop

  5. 5 to put into (something) as much as can be held or contained stuffed a whole suitcase with gifts for her relatives in Mexico Synonyms brim, charge, cram, heap, jam, jam-pack, load, pack, fillRelated Words drench, flood, glut, swamp; bloat, bulk; crowd, crush, mat, press, ram, shove, squash, squeeze; refill, refresh, reload, repack, replenish; overcharge, overfill, overflow, saturate; honeycomb, penetrateNear Antonyms lighten; deplete, drain, eliminate, exhaust; bleed, draw (off); clean, flush, purge, scour, sweepAntonyms clear, empty, evacuate, vacate, void

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