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tool

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of tool

  1. 1 an article intended for use in work needed a special tool to open the case of the CD player Synonyms of tool device, instrument, implement, utensilWords Related to tool apparatus, appliance, mechanism; contraption, contrivance, gadget, gizmo (also gismo), jigger; accessory (also accessary), accoutrement (or accouterment), adjunct, appendage, attachment

  2. 2 one that is or can be used to further the purposes of another a ruthless leader using his trusting followers as tools in his quest for power Synonyms of tool cat's-paw, instrument, lay figure, puppet, pawnWords Related to tool chump, dupe, foil, gull, sucker, victim; minion, stooge; lap dog, yes-man

  3. 3 one who is easily deceived or cheated you're just a pathetic tool of the advertising industry if you believe everything you see in TV commercials Synonyms of tool chump, gull, mug [chiefly British], patsy, pigeon, pushover, sap, soft touch, sucker, dupeWords Related to tool cat's-paw, mark, target, victim; schlemiel (also shlemiel); butt, derision, laughingstock, mock, mockery; booby, dodo, fool, goose, half-wit, jackass, lunatic, monkey, nincompoop, ninny, nitwit, simp, simpleton, turkey, yo-yo; loser; blockhead, cretin, dolt, dope, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, idiot, imbecile, moron, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schlump [slang], schnook [slang]Near Antonyms of tool cheat, cheater, confidence man, cozener, defrauder, dodger, hoaxer, shark, sharper, slicker, swindler, trickster

Synonym Discussion of tool

implement, tool, instrument, appliance, utensil mean a relatively simple device for performing work. implement may apply to anything necessary to perform a task.
    • crude stone implements
    • farm implements
tool suggests an implement adapted to facilitate a definite kind or stage of work and suggests the need of skill more strongly than implement.
    • a carpenter's tools
instrument suggests a device capable of delicate or precise work.
    • the dentist's instruments
appliance refers to a tool or instrument utilizing a power source and suggests portability or temporary attachment.
    • household appliances
utensil applies to a device used in domestic work or some routine unskilled activity.
    • kitchen utensils

tool

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of tool

  1. to travel by a motorized vehicle I spent some time tooling around town today Synonyms of tool automobile, motor, driveWords Related to tool roll, wheel; joyride; chauffeur, hack, taxi; ride; drag, race



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