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Antonyms for compound
ˈkɒm paʊnd, kɒmˈpaʊnd; ˈkɒm paʊnd; kəmˈpaʊnd, ˈkɒm paʊnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compound(noun)

    a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts

    needle-shaped, acerate, unlobed, elongate, sagittate, acuminate, orbicular, four-needled, simple, fiddle-shaped, acicular, three-needled, unsubdivided, five-needled, swordlike, shield-shaped, spearhead-shaped, dolabriform, apiculate, orbiculate, ovate, perfoliate, ensiform, spatula-shaped, bladelike, deltoid, wedge-shaped, cordiform, pandurate, arrow-shaped, hastate, oblanceolate, cordate, kidney-shaped, obovate, sword-shaped, obtuse, two-needled, caudate, needled, dolabrate, peltate, reniform, acerose, lancelike, heart-shaped, lanceolate, cuneate, lyrate, linear, sagittiform, elliptic, spatulate, oblong, panduriform

    chemical compound

  2. compound, chemical compound(noun)

    (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

    perfoliate, panduriform, cordiform, acuminate, arrow-shaped, oblanceolate, simple, unlobed, orbiculate, peltate, hastate, orbicular, acicular, ensiform, elongate, spearhead-shaped, sword-shaped, lanceolate, dolabrate, lyrate, acerate, obtuse, fiddle-shaped, elliptic, swordlike, sagittiform, pandurate, spatula-shaped, needled, cordate, unsubdivided, heart-shaped, five-needled, cuneate, dolabriform, obovate, reniform, bladelike, four-needled, apiculate, ovate, acerose, needle-shaped, spatulate, caudate, sagittate, shield-shaped, three-needled, kidney-shaped, linear, wedge-shaped, two-needled, deltoid, lancelike, oblong

    chemical compound

  3. compound(adj)

    an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)

    swordlike, dolabrate, cordate, linear, sagittate, hastate, cuneate, unsubdivided, acicular, needled, ovate, obovate, lanceolate, oblong, three-needled, simple, orbiculate, cordiform, sword-shaped, fiddle-shaped, oblanceolate, heart-shaped, caudate, four-needled, peltate, perfoliate, apiculate, elliptic, spearhead-shaped, acuminate, five-needled, acerate, acerose, lyrate, unlobed, panduriform, reniform, elongate, dolabriform, arrow-shaped, two-needled, bladelike, obtuse, wedge-shaped, shield-shaped, spatula-shaped, pandurate, orbicular, needle-shaped, spatulate, kidney-shaped, sagittiform, deltoid, ensiform, lancelike

    chemical compound

  4. compound(adj)

    composed of more than one part

    "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"

    ovate, three-needled, bladelike, sagittiform, swordlike, sagittate, acerose, simple, oblong, apiculate, lanceolate, oblanceolate, spatula-shaped, acicular, spearhead-shaped, cuneate, elliptic, fiddle-shaped, reniform, lancelike, orbicular, needle-shaped, obovate, orbiculate, panduriform, obtuse, cordate, unsubdivided, acuminate, kidney-shaped, spatulate, elongate, linear, caudate, lyrate, perfoliate, unlobed, peltate, dolabriform, five-needled, four-needled, dolabrate, arrow-shaped, pandurate, wedge-shaped, shield-shaped, sword-shaped, ensiform, needled, two-needled, deltoid, cordiform, hastate, acerate, heart-shaped


  5. compound(adj)

    consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts

    "soap is a compound substance"; "housetop is a compound word"; "a blackberry is a compound fruit"

    dolabrate, apiculate, deltoid, acerate, caudate, dolabriform, unsubdivided, acerose, heart-shaped, hastate, panduriform, lyrate, orbiculate, cordiform, sagittate, linear, swordlike, oblanceolate, bladelike, two-needled, needle-shaped, sagittiform, spatula-shaped, simple, unlobed, acicular, kidney-shaped, spatulate, three-needled, shield-shaped, lancelike, lanceolate, oblong, spearhead-shaped, fiddle-shaped, elliptic, ovate, five-needled, cuneate, pandurate, orbicular, needled, perfoliate, cordate, obovate, obtuse, ensiform, sword-shaped, wedge-shaped, acuminate, four-needled, arrow-shaped, peltate, elongate, reniform


  6. colonial, compound(verb)

    composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony

    "coral is a colonial organism"

    spatula-shaped, caudate, oblanceolate, five-needled, acerose, acerate, needled, apiculate, spatulate, cordiform, dolabrate, deltoid, ovate, four-needled, obtuse, lyrate, three-needled, simple, reniform, sword-shaped, arrow-shaped, unsubdivided, wedge-shaped, pandurate, unlobed, linear, fiddle-shaped, elliptic, hastate, acuminate, swordlike, kidney-shaped, spearhead-shaped, obovate, shield-shaped, perfoliate, elongate, orbicular, heart-shaped, orbiculate, cuneate, dolabriform, cordate, sagittate, two-needled, panduriform, acicular, needle-shaped, oblong, ensiform, peltate, sagittiform, bladelike, lancelike, lanceolate


  7. intensify, compound, heighten, deepen(verb)

    make more intense, stronger, or more marked

    "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"

    sword-shaped, bladelike, cuneate, unlobed, ovate, panduriform, acerose, fiddle-shaped, ensiform, three-needled, caudate, spatula-shaped, reniform, simple, pandurate, sagittiform, sagittate, cordiform, acicular, needled, linear, peltate, heart-shaped, five-needled, orbicular, kidney-shaped, swordlike, acerate, apiculate, dolabriform, needle-shaped, spatulate, obtuse, obovate, elongate, elliptic, dolabrate, deltoid, wedge-shaped, oblong, acuminate, four-needled, arrow-shaped, perfoliate, spearhead-shaped, lyrate, lancelike, cordate, unsubdivided, two-needled, oblanceolate, hastate, shield-shaped, lanceolate, orbiculate

    change, sharpen, enhance, escalate, rise, step up, heighten, raise, combine, intensify, deepen

  8. compound, combine(verb)

    put or add together

    "combine resources"

    five-needled, oblanceolate, orbiculate, shield-shaped, perfoliate, acicular, simple, ovate, linear, four-needled, reniform, swordlike, lanceolate, kidney-shaped, three-needled, elongate, arrow-shaped, cordiform, unsubdivided, peltate, elliptic, lyrate, sagittiform, spatula-shaped, oblong, acuminate, needle-shaped, sword-shaped, fiddle-shaped, acerate, apiculate, needled, acerose, wedge-shaped, hastate, two-needled, orbicular, heart-shaped, cuneate, bladelike, sagittate, unlobed, pandurate, cordate, lancelike, caudate, spatulate, spearhead-shaped, deltoid, ensiform, obtuse, obovate, dolabrate, dolabriform, panduriform

    conflate, unite, blend, flux, coalesce, aggregate, merge, combine, mix, commingle, intensify, heighten, meld, fuse, immix, deepen

  9. compound(verb)

    calculate principal and interest

    cordiform, wedge-shaped, acerate, sword-shaped, unsubdivided, acuminate, three-needled, acicular, cuneate, spatula-shaped, two-needled, swordlike, oblong, sagittiform, arrow-shaped, dolabriform, elongate, fiddle-shaped, elliptic, panduriform, simple, heart-shaped, caudate, ovate, acerose, lanceolate, orbiculate, orbicular, sagittate, spearhead-shaped, dolabrate, four-needled, shield-shaped, spatulate, ensiform, cordate, peltate, pandurate, unlobed, oblanceolate, needled, bladelike, needle-shaped, deltoid, apiculate, kidney-shaped, lancelike, reniform, linear, obtuse, five-needled, lyrate, perfoliate, obovate, hastate

    deepen, intensify, heighten, combine

  10. compound(verb)

    create by mixing or combining

    linear, sagittiform, spearhead-shaped, two-needled, acerate, elliptic, four-needled, simple, sagittate, ensiform, obovate, acicular, oblanceolate, panduriform, orbiculate, shield-shaped, obtuse, unlobed, sword-shaped, ovate, lyrate, cuneate, unsubdivided, deltoid, caudate, lancelike, spatulate, reniform, elongate, fiddle-shaped, wedge-shaped, kidney-shaped, heart-shaped, needled, dolabrate, dolabriform, cordiform, cordate, peltate, acerose, bladelike, five-needled, pandurate, swordlike, arrow-shaped, orbicular, spatula-shaped, needle-shaped, oblong, acuminate, three-needled, perfoliate, lanceolate, apiculate, hastate

    deepen, intensify, heighten, combine

  11. compound, combine(verb)

    combine so as to form a whole; mix

    "compound the ingredients"

    two-needled, acerose, orbicular, unlobed, spatula-shaped, dolabriform, caudate, linear, cordiform, acerate, wedge-shaped, simple, ovate, apiculate, oblong, spearhead-shaped, ensiform, peltate, heart-shaped, sagittiform, pandurate, dolabrate, shield-shaped, lancelike, oblanceolate, obovate, fiddle-shaped, acuminate, three-needled, bladelike, sword-shaped, lyrate, orbiculate, deltoid, obtuse, lanceolate, reniform, perfoliate, cordate, needled, arrow-shaped, swordlike, cuneate, kidney-shaped, acicular, elliptic, panduriform, sagittate, four-needled, elongate, five-needled, hastate, needle-shaped, unsubdivided, spatulate

    conflate, unite, blend, flux, coalesce, aggregate, merge, combine, mix, commingle, intensify, heighten, meld, fuse, immix, deepen

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compound

    That is complex which is made up of several connected parts. That is compound in which the parts are not merely connected, but fused, or otherwise combined into a single substance. In a composite object the different parts have less of unity than in that which is complex or compound, but maintain their distinct individuality. In a heterogeneous body unlike parts or particles are intermingled, often without apparent order or plan. Conglomerate (literally, globed together) is said of a confused mingling of masses or lumps of various substances. The New England pudding-stone is a conglomerate rock. In a complex object the arrangement and relation of parts may be perfectly clear; in a complicated mechanism the parts are so numerous, or so combined, that the mind can not readily grasp their mutual relations; in an intricate arrangement the parts are so intertwined that it is difficult to follow their windings; things are involved which are rolled together so as not to be easily separated, either in thought or in fact; things which are tangled or entangled mutually hold and draw upon each other. The conception of a material object is usually complex, involving form, color, size, and other elements; a clock is a complicated mechanism; the Gordian knot was intricate; the twining serpents of the Laocoon are involved. We speak of an abstruse statement, a complex conception, a confused heap, a heterogeneous mass, a tangled skein, an intricate problem; of composite architecture, an involved sentence; of the complicated or intricate accounts of a great business, the entangled accounts of an incompetent or dishonest bookkeeper.

    clear, direct, homogeneous, obvious, plain, simple, uncombined, uncompounded, uniform, unraveled

    abstruse, complex, complicated, composite, confused, conglomerate, entangled, heterogeneous, intricate, involved, manifold, mingled, mixed, multiform, obscure, tangled

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compound(v)

    resolve, analyze

    concert, mix, amalgamate, fuse

  2. compound(n)

    decomposition, analysis, dissection, resolution

    mixture, combination, amalgamation, junction, unification, coalescence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. compound(n)

    combination, mixture, concoction, amalgamation, intermixture, conglomeration, farrago, medley, synthesis, salmagundi, jumble, olio, hodgepodge, olla podrida

Editors Contribution

  1. substance

    Submitted by anonymous on February 10, 2020  

How to use compound in a sentence?

  1. Megan Stackhouse:

    It was a compound fracture.

  2. Honore de Balzac:

    All human power is a compound of time and patience.

  3. Athol:

    We compound our suffering by victimizing each other.

  4. Glenn King:

    A compound that blocks Nav1.7 channels is of particular interest.

  5. Jamal Qassem Ali:

    Now it's better because we're in a compound but it's not easy to live here.

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