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whirl

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of whirl

  1. 1 a rapid turning about on an axis or central point the whirl of the mechanical ride made him dizzy Synonyms of whirl gyration, pirouette, reel, revolution, roll, rotation, twirl, wheel, spinWords Related to whirl circuit, circulation, ring, round; coil, curl, curve, spiral, twist, whorl; circle, orbit; eddy, swirl

  2. 2 a state of mental uncertainty so many changes at once had her all in a whirl Synonyms of whirl bafflement, bamboozlement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderedness, bewilderment, confusedness, discombobulation, distraction, fog, head-scratching, maze [chiefly dialect], muddle, mystification, perplexity, puzzlement, tangle, confusionWords Related to whirl abashment, discomfiture, disconcertment, embarrassment, mortification; agitation, chagrin, discomfort, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturbance, perturbation, upset; bother, commotion, dither, flurry, fluster, fuss, stew, turmoilNear Antonyms of whirl assurance, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, positiveness, sureness

  3. 3 a state of noisy, confused activity lost an earring in the whirl of the party Synonyms of whirl ado, alarums and excursions, ballyhoo, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, clutter [chiefly dialect], coil, corroboree [Australian], disturbance, do [chiefly dialect], foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hoopla, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry, hurry-scurry (or hurry-skurry), kerfuffle [chiefly British], moil, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, splore [Scottish], squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tumult, turmoil, uproar, welter, commotion, williwaw, zooWords Related to whirl cacophony, clamor, din, howl, hue and cry, noise, outcry, racket, roar; disorder, unrest, upheaval; eruption, flare-up, flurry, flutter, outbreak, outburst; brawl, fracas, fray, hassle, melee (also mêlée), scuffle; dither, fever, fret, lather, tizzyNear Antonyms of whirl calm, hush, peace, quiet, quietude, rest, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility); order, orderliness

  4. 4 an effort to do or accomplish something I'm pretty good at fixing things, so how about if I give it a whirl? Synonyms of whirl assay [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whack, attemptWords Related to whirl striving, struggle, throes, undertaking; trial and error


whirl

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of whirl

  1. 1 to cause (as a liquid) to move about in a circle especially repeatedly whirled the chocolate syrup into the milk with a spoon Synonyms of whirl agitate, churn, swirl, wash, stirWords Related to whirl beat, paddle, whip, whisk; reel, shake, wheel

  2. 2 to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis the figure skater whirled his partner with effortless grace Synonyms of whirl pivot, revolve, roll, rotate, spin, swing, swirl, swivel, twirl, twist, wheel, turnWords Related to whirl screw, unscrew; twiddle; coil, crank, reel, wind; circulate

  3. 3 to move in circles around an axis or center the gambler held his breath as the roulette wheel whirled Synonyms of whirl gyrate, pinwheel, pirouette, revolve, roll, rotate, turn, twirl, wheel, spinWords Related to whirl coil, curl, curve, round, spiral, swirl, twine, twist, wind; circle, circulate, encircle, orbit, ring; pivot, swivel

  4. 4 to proceed or move quickly cars whirling by on the highway Synonyms of whirl barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, hurry, whisk, zip, zoomWords Related to whirl beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms of whirl dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms of whirl crawl, creep, poke

  5. 5 to be in a confused state as if from being twirled around my mind whirled from all of the excitement Synonyms of whirl reel, swim, turn, spinWords Related to whirl swirlNear Antonyms of whirl calm, collect; settle, steady



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