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Synonyms for applause
əˈplɔz

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Wiktionary

  1. applausenoun

    Synonyms:
    acclaim, plaudit, approbation, acclamation, commendation, approval

  2. applausenoun

    The act of applauding; approbation and praise publicly expressed by the clapping of hands, stamping or tapping of the feet, acclamation, huzzas, or other means; marked commendation.

    Synonyms:
    acclaim, approbation, commendation, approval, acclamation, plaudit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. applause

    Praise is the hearty approval of an individual, or of a number or multitude considered individually, and is expressed by spoken or written words; applause, the spontaneous outburst of many at once. Applause is expressed in any way, by stamping of feet, clapping of hands, waving of handkerchiefs, etc., as well as by the voice; acclamation is the spontaneous and hearty approval of many at once, and strictly by the voice alone. Thus one is chosen moderator by acclamation when he receives a unanimous viva voce vote; we could not say he was nominated by applause. Acclaim is the more poetic term for acclamation, commonly understood in a loftier sense; as, a nation's acclaim. Plaudit is a shout of applause, and is commonly used in the plural; as, the plaudits of a throng. Applause is also used in the general sense of praise. Approbation is a milder and more qualified word than praise; while praise is always uttered, approbation may be silent. "Approbation speaks of the thing or action.... Praise is always personal." A. W. and J. C. Hare Guesses at Truth first series, p. 549. [Macmillan & Co. '66.] Acceptance refers to an object or action; approbation may refer to character or natural traits. Approval always supposes a testing or careful examination, and frequently implies official sanction; approbation may be upon a general view. The industry and intelligence of a clerk win his employer's approbation; his decision in a special instance receives his approval. Praise is always understood as genuine and sincere, unless the contrary is expressly stated; compliment is a light form of praise that may or may not be sincere; flattery is insincere and ordinarily fulsome praise.

    Synonyms:
    acclaim, acclamation, adulation, approbation, approval, cheering, cheers, compliment, encomium, eulogy, flattery, laudation, panegyric, plaudit, praise, sycophancy

    Antonyms:
    abuse, animadversion, blame, censure, condemnation, contempt, denunciation, disapprobation, disapproval, disparagement, hissing, ignominy, obloquy, reproach, reproof, repudiation, scorn, slander, vilification, vituperation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. applause, hand clapping, clappingnoun

    a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together

    Synonyms:
    clapping, hand clapping

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. applausenoun

    Synonyms:
    acclamation, acclaim, plaudit, eclat, clapping of hands, shout of approbation, loud praise

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. applausenoun

    Synonyms:
    acclamation, éclat, plaudit, acclaim, cheers

    Antonyms:
    denunciation, decrial, hooting, derision

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "applause":

    taps, ovation

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How to use applause in a sentence?

  1. Horace:

    One gains universal applause who mingles the useful with the agreeable, at once delighting and instructing the reader.

  2. Arthur Schnabel:

    Applause is a receipt, not a bill.

  3. Glenn Foley:

    The applause tells the story, but Goodell should have squashed it immediately and said, ‘We’re in the process of educating players.’ CTE is real. Adams is 20-something years old, stir crazy right now, in the New York spotlight. I don’t blame him for saying that. But to ignore CTE is to ignore the facts. That’s not the message the NFL wants.

  4. George Lucas, Senator Amidala in Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005):

    So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.

  5. Eduardo Zavala:

    A traditional safety video is not fun, now there is applause, sometimes the workers even shed a tear. It touches their hearts.

Images & Illustrations of applause

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