whirl synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term whirl:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. whirl, commotion(noun)

    confused movement

    Synonyms:
    go, hurly burly, disturbance, whirl, fling, spin, twist, swirl, flutter, ruckus, crack, to-do, twisting, rumpus, vortex, ruction, commotion, din, offer, twirl, hoo-ha, disruption, convolution, tumult, pass, kerfuffle, hoo-hah

  2. whirl, swirl, vortex, convolution(noun)

    the shape of something rotating rapidly

    Synonyms:
    go, gyrus, fling, spin, twist, swirl, crack, twisting, vortex, maelstrom, commotion, whirl, offer, twirl, whirlpool, convolution, pass

  3. crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer(noun)

    a usually brief attempt

    Synonyms:
    mountain pass, cristal, sally, strait, swirl, gap, hug drug, twisting, disco biscuit, flip, crevice, cranny, head, bye, snap, whirl, notch, fissure, spin, offer, passing game, offering, commotion, convolution, turn, chap, passing play, tour, laissez passer, quip, vortex, go, spree, crack, scissure, pass, crack cocaine, spell, wisecrack, toss, walk, twist, fracture, base on balls, fling, ecstasy, go game, straits, liberty chit, qualifying, passport, tornado, twirl, cracking, cleft, passing, shot

  4. spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl(verb)

    the act of rotating rapidly

    Synonyms:
    spin, bend, whirl, swirl, wind, twist, straining, convolution, tailspin, kink, braid, offer, wrench, crook, turn of events, tress, pull, winding, plait, vortex, go, crack, pass, construction, device, commotion, twirl, fling, torture, distortion, gimmick, turn, twisting, overrefinement, eddy

  5. twirl, swirl, twiddle, whirl(verb)

    turn in a twisting or spinning motion

    Synonyms:
    swirl, tumble, gyrate, birl, eddy, whirl, purl, spin, spin around, reel, twirl, whirlpool, whirl around, twiddle, fiddle with

  6. whirl, birl, spin, twirl(verb)

    cause to spin

    Synonyms:
    swirl, tumble, gyrate, birl, whirl, eddy, reel, purl, spin, birle, spin out, twirl, whirlpool, whirl around, twiddle, spin around

  7. eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl(verb)

    flow in a circular current, of liquids

    Synonyms:
    swirl, twiddle, gyrate, birl, eddy, whirl, sough, tumble, spin, reel, twirl, whirlpool, whirl around, purl, spin around

  8. spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate(verb)

    revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

    Synonyms:
    stagger, coil, whirl around, spin around, keel, lurch, gyrate, spin, swag, swirl, spiral, spin out, careen, eddy, whirl, twirl, whirlpool, twiddle, purl, birl, tumble, reel

  9. whirl, tumble, whirl around(verb)

    fly around

    Synonyms:
    whirl around, spin around, get it, get onto, gyrate, spin, swirl, break down, tip, topple, collapse, cotton on, latch on, catch on, eddy, whirl, crumble, twirl, whirlpool, twiddle, purl, birl, tumble, twig, get wise, crumple, reel

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. whirl(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    twirl, revolve, rotate, spin

  2. whirl(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    twirl, spin, wheel, turn round

  3. whirl(n.)

    Synonyms:
    gyration, rotation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

vorticity, vortex



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