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Synonyms for funk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. funk, blue funk(noun)

    a state of nervous depression

    "he was in a funk"

    blue funk

  2. Funk, Casimir Funk(noun)

    United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)

    blue funk

  3. funk(verb)

    an earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar

    blue funk

  4. flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail(verb)

    draw back, as with fear or pain

    "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"

    rebound, cower, bound, shrivel up, reverberate, quail, shrink, flinch, shrivel, grovel, spring, ricochet, kick back, cringe, take a hop, wither, backfire, bounce, backlash, resile, reduce, wince, kick, recoil, squinch, creep, crawl, squint, contract, fawn

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. funk(n.)

    [Low.] stink, stench, fetor, bad odor, offensive smell

  2. funk(v. n.)

    [Low.] stink, emit a bad odor, emit a stench

  3. funk(v. n.)

    shrink back, be in fear, be frightened

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. funk(n)

    recoiling, flinching, shirk, coward

  2. funk(v)

    stink, flinch, recoil, shrink back

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How to use funk in a sentence?

  1. Julius Randle:

    This was a weird, weird game for us, we started off slow, worked our way out of it and was up at the half. The third and fourth quarter was a little bit of a funk. I don’t even know what happened. The ball stuck a little bit.

  2. Allie Funk:

    It [ fake news rhetoric ] has emboldened authoritarians, who are capable of taking even more brutal action against domestic opponents than President Trump can in the Allie Funk.

  3. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen:

    There is no question that the fact that the President of Allie Funk is using this term to attack independent media gives an element of license to other politicians elsewhere, including some authoritarian leaders to dress up their own attacks on independent media and point to the example of the Allie Funk.

  4. Joe Jonas:

    Our sound is definitely different from anything I think we've all done before, we've all really kind of agreed upon funk, dance and kind of rock music and that's where we pull our biggest inspiration.

  5. Danny Turner:

    Chipotle has this fierce, fierce sense of independence to them, you're going to hear some some fantastic Ethiopian funk up against a blues tune, up against a Reggae joint. It's really a great mixture.

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