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Antonyms for pluck
plʌk

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gutsiness, pluck, pluckiness(noun)

    the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury

    Synonyms:
    gutsiness, pluckiness

  2. pluck(verb)

    the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord

    Synonyms:
    gutsiness, pluckiness

  3. pluck, tweak, pull off, pick off(verb)

    pull or pull out sharply

    "pluck the flowers off the bush"

    Synonyms:
    fleece, cull, manage, bring off, surcharge, carry off, hustle, pick, deplume, hook, displume, tweak, fine-tune, pull off, pull, roll, overcharge, tear, soak, plunk, negociate, draw away, gazump, rob, deplumate, pick off, plume, draw off

  4. hustle, pluck, roll(verb)

    sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

    Synonyms:
    roll, vagabond, hook, wind, ramble, cull, wrap, range, rob, pick, stray, rove, wave, deplumate, twine, surcharge, soak, overcharge, pull off, cast, flap, pull, wander, gazump, hustle, plunk, plume, bustle about, revolve, roll up, swan, deplume, roll out, pick off, tramp, turn over, bustle, undulate, tear, drift, tweak, seethe, displume, fleece, roam, wheel

  5. overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook(verb)

    rip off; ask an unreasonable price

    Synonyms:
    crochet, pride, hook, nobble, dress, congratulate, cull, abstract, preen, glom, douse, sneak, rob, drench, hit it up, lift, displume, pick off, pilfer, roll, swipe, surcharge, soak, overcharge, pull off, cop, accost, souse, pull, pawn, deplume, gazump, hustle, solicit, snare, dowse, snarf, shear, plunk, plume, primp, snitch, hock, tweak, pinch, filch, knock off, purloin, pick, deplumate, overload, thieve, sop, addict, cabbage, imbue, inebriate, tear, fleece, intoxicate

  6. pluck, plunk, pick(verb)

    pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion

    "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"

    Synonyms:
    roll, peck, hook, find fault, cull, flump, piece, blame, beak, plank, rob, pick, displume, break up, plonk, deplumate, surcharge, soak, overcharge, pull off, plump, pull, plop, clunk, dive, hustle, clean, foot, clump, plunk, plume, clop, deplume, plunge, pick off, nibble, plunk down, tear, tweak, plump down, gazump, fleece

  7. pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume(verb)

    strip of feathers

    "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

    Synonyms:
    roll, shoot, hook, pull in, attract, cull, overstretch, perpetrate, commit, rob, pick, snap, deplumate, rive, surcharge, soak, overcharge, pull off, buck, draw out, pull, get out, take out, gazump, hustle, root for, bust, plunk, plume, charge, deplume, pull up, pick off, shoot down, pull out, force, draw, tear, rend, tweak, draw in, extract, rip, displume, rupture, fleece

  8. pick, pluck, cull(verb)

    look for and gather

    "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"

    Synonyms:
    fleece, foot, clean, nibble, hustle, pick, surcharge, beak, deplume, gazump, hook, overcharge, tweak, pull off, pull, roll, displume, find fault, tear, soak, plunk, blame, piece, break up, rob, peck, deplumate, pick off, plume, cull

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pluck

    Synonyms:
    eradicate, root out, exterminate

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. pluck

    Synonyms:
    See Organ pluck

How to use pluck in a sentence?

  1. German proverb:

    Old birds are hard to pluck.

  2. James A. Garfield:

    A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Flowers are the beautiful hairs of the Mother Spring! Don’t pluck them!

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    Never pluck flowers if you love them, for a thorn loves them more than you do.

  5. Kenneth Hare:

    The Puritan through life’s sweet garden goes to pluck the thorn and cast away the rose.

How to pronounce pluck?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say pluck in sign language?

  1. pluck

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