Antonyms for compact
This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term compact.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Alliance is in its most common use a connection formed by treaty between sovereign states as for mutual aid in war. Partnership is a mercantile word; alliance chiefly political or matrimonial. Coalition is oftenest used of political parties; fusion is now the more common word in this sense. In an alliance between nations there is no surrender of sovereignty, and no union except for a specified time and purpose. League and alliance are used with scarcely perceptible difference of meaning. In a confederacy or confederation there is an attempt to unite separate states in a general government without surrender of sovereignty. Union implies so much concession as to make the separate states substantially one. Federation is mainly a poetic and rhetorical word expressing something of the same thought, as in Tennyson's "federation of the world," Locksley Hall, l. 128. The United States is not a confederacy nor an alliance; the nation might be called a federation, but prefers to be styled a federal union.
Alliance with a neighboring people; against the common enemy; for offense and defense; alliance of, between, or among nations.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
compact, powder compactnoun
a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse
covenant, compact, concordatnoun
a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
compact, compact caradjective
a small and economical car
closely and firmly united or packed together
"compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers"
compact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thicksetadjective
having a short and solid form or stature
"a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thickset young man"
dense, duncical, duncish, wooden-headed, thickheaded, boneheaded, loggerheaded, blockheaded, summary, chummy, thick-skulled, thickset, deep, stocky, succinct, compendious, heavyset, buddy-buddy, thick(p), fatheaded, thick, slurred
compendious, compact, succinct, summaryverb
briefly giving the gist of something
"a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"
have the property of being packable or of compacting easily
"This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"
pack, bundle, wad, compactverb
compress into a wad
"wad paper into the box"
mob, wad, pile, cluster, backpack, bunch up, jampack, pack together, pack, press, bunch, bundle up, ram, tamp, clump, roll up, load down, tamp down, bundle, chock up, throng, contract, take, carry, squeeze, cram, constrict, practice bundling, compress, jam
compress, compact, pack togetherverb
make more compact by or as if by pressing
"compress the data"
compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, pressverb
squeeze or press together
"she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
fight, adjure, weigh, pressure, crush, narrow, thrust, get, rack, cut, pack together, foreshorten, undertake, hale, press, twitch, pack, gouge, tweet, embrace, bundle, agitate, force, pinch, shove, weight-lift, sign up, sign on, twinge, compress, urge, hug, shrink, concentrate, campaign, sign, abridge, reduce, take, condense, contract, iron, crusade, extort, stuff, urge on, squeeze, beseech, squash, constringe, exhort, wring, mash, coerce, wad, bid, push, bosom, wedge, entreat, shorten, squelch, abbreviate, conjure, constrict, press out, weightlift, iron out
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
to press together, to force into less space
"the hull compressed from the pressure" "the child compacted the foil into a ball with it fist and threw it."Submitted by minithygesen on June 12, 2021
How to use compact in a sentence?
We are talking about a reduction of the competition in terms of the number of competition days. We are talking about 28 days and not anymore 32 days, it is a very special World Cup to organise because we would describe Qatar 2022 as a compact World Cup.
We have very limited information about the composition of the surface. Rocky terrain, methane lakes, cryovolcanoes - we potentially have all of these, but we don't know for certain, so we thought about how to create a system that is versatile and capable of traversing different types of terrain but also compact enough to launch on a rocket.
There needs to be some new compact between the technology companies and those who are responsible for security if we're not to see events like we saw in Paris last week ... becoming more and more features of our lives.
We are at a watershed, where success in managing forced displacement globally requires a new and far more comprehensive approach so that countries and communities aren't left dealing with this alone, but there is reason for some hope. Fourteen countries are already pioneering a new blueprint for responding to refugee situations and in a matter of months a new Global Compact on Refugees will be ready for adoption by the United Nations General Assembly.
We are fundamentally changing the perception of a (urban) car, particularly car experience, the AI:me has very compact dimensions but ... it shows the urban mobility, especially premium mobility, doesn't need to feel small. Cars are becoming a living room space.
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