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Antonyms for drawing
ˈdrɔ ɪŋdraw·ing

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term drawing.

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. drawing

    A sketch is a rough, suggestive presentation of anything, whether graphic or literary, commonly intended to be preliminary to a more complete or extended treatment. An outline gives only the bounding or determining lines of a figure or a scene; a sketch may give not only lines, but shading and color, but is hasty and incomplete. The lines of a sketch are seldom so full and continuous as those of an outline, being, like the shading or color, little more than indications or suggestions according to which a finished picture may be made; the artist's first representation of a sunset, the hues of which change so rapidly, must of necessity be a sketch. Draft and plan apply especially to mechanical drawing, of which outline, sketch, and drawing are also used; a plan is strictly a view from above, as of a building or machine, giving the lines of a horizontal section, originally at the level of the ground, now in a wider sense at any height; as, a plan of the cellar; a plan of the attic. A mechanical drawing is always understood to be in full detail; a draft is an incomplete or unfinished drawing; a design is such a preliminary sketch as indicates the object to be accomplished or the result to be attained, and is understood to be original. One may make a drawing of any well-known mechanism, or a drawing from another man's design; but if he says, "The design is mine," he claims it as his own invention or composition. In written composition an outline gives simply the main divisions, and in the case of a sermon is often called a skeleton; a somewhat fuller suggestion of illustration, treatment, and style is given in a sketch. A lawyer's brief is a succinct statement of the main facts involved in a case, and of the main heads of his argument on points of law, with reference to authorities cited; the brief has none of the vagueness of a sketch, being sufficiently exact and complete to form, on occasion, the basis for the decision of the court without oral argument, when the case is said to be "submitted on brief." Compare DESIGN.

    Synonyms:
    brief, design, draft, outline, picture, plan, skeleton, sketch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drawingnoun

    an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper

    "it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"

    Synonyms:
    draft, draftsmanship, lottery, drafting, drawing off, draught

  2. drawingnoun

    a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines

    "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"

    Synonyms:
    draft, draftsmanship, lottery, drafting, drawing off, draught

  3. drawing, draftsmanship, draftingnoun

    the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams

    "he learned drawing from his father"

    Synonyms:
    draught, draftsmanship, draft, drafting, lottery, mechanical drawing, drawing off

  4. lottery, drawingnoun

    players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots

    Synonyms:
    draft, draught, lottery, drafting, drawing off, draftsmanship

  5. drawing, drawing offnoun

    act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source

    "the drawing of water from the well"

    Synonyms:
    draft, draftsmanship, lottery, drafting, drawing off, draught

  6. draft, draught, drawingnoun

    the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

    Synonyms:
    draftsmanship, bill of exchange, draft, draught, draft copy, muster, drafting, rough drawing, order of payment, tipple, lottery, conscription, gulp, swig, selective service, potation, drawing off

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. drawingnoun

    Synonyms:
    traction, hauling, pulling, graphics, diagraphics, delineation, sketch, draught, diagram, picture, limning, representation

How to use drawing in a sentence?

  1. David Kostin:

    Unless earnings growth accelerates materially, companies will likely continue to fund spending by drawing down cash balances and increasing leverage.

  2. Craig Grossi:

    Finding the motivation was really about giving myself the permission to write. For me and for other veterans, it’s something we have to overcome in terms of drawing attention to ourselves or doing anything that we might perceive as selfish or self-indulgent, it’s something that I owe to the men and women that I served with and the awesome people that have come into my life. I owe it to them to share this story.

  3. Matt Huffman:

    Otherwise the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts are going to be drawing districts, and I'm pretty sure John Roberts and company don't want to be doing that.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Writing is an abstract art of drawing pictures of the conscious and subconscious mind with words.

  5. Paul Klee:

    In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better.

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    • A. drippy
    • B. juiceless
    • C. steamy
    • D. sodden

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