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wander

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wander

  1. a relaxed journey on foot for exercise or pleasure a wander through the woods Synonyms of wander amble, constitutional, perambulation, ramble, range, saunter, stroll, turn, walkWords Related to wander parade, paseo, promenade; expedition, hike, march, peregrination, traipse, tramp, travel, traversal, traverse, trek, trip, walkabout; excursion, jaunt, junket, outing, sally, sashay, spin, tour; pilgrimage, progress, safari


wander

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wander

  1. 1 to move about from place to place aimlessly we just went outside and wandered around until it was time to go Synonyms of wander bat, cruise, drift, float, gad (about), gallivant (also galavant), kick around, knock (about), maunder, meander, mooch, ramble, range, roam, rove, traipse Words Related to wander amble, saunter, stroll; dawdle, mope; gypsy, hobo, tramp, vagabond; mill (about or around); straggle, stray

  2. 2 to commit an offense we have all wandered from the path of righteousness at least once in our lives Synonyms of wander err, fall, sin, stray, transgress, trespass, offendWords Related to wander breach, break, infringe, violate; backslide, lapse; mess upNear Antonyms of wander forgive, justify, pardon; regret, repent, rue

Synonym Discussion of wander

wander, roam, ramble, rove, traipse, meander mean to go about from place to place usually without a plan or definite purpose. wander implies an absence of or an indifference to a fixed course.
    • fond of wandering about the square just watching the people
roam suggests wandering about freely and often far afield.
    • liked to roam through the woods
ramble stresses carelessness and indifference to one's course or objective.
    • the speaker rambled on without ever coming to the point
rove suggests vigorous and sometimes purposeful roaming.
    • armed brigands roved over the countryside
traipse implies a course that is erratic but may sometimes be purposeful.
    • traipsed all over town looking for the right dress
meander implies a winding or intricate course suggestive of aimless or listless wandering.
    • the river meanders for miles through rich farmland


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