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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. Brothers Johnson:

    I had access to all musicians and artists, from Barbra Streisand to Paul McCartney to Michael Jackson, it was like an open door. The Lord blessed me with that — I prayed to God and my prayer he answered. He said, 'OK, you got the whole world now.' Every time I'd get in the car to go somewhere, I'd hear me playing the bass ... I was all over the place. I released the funk on everybody.

  2. 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.

  3. Rick Hutcheon:

    There are so many things overhanging the market right now, we've got an OPEC meeting, we've got Greece, we've got economic reports coming out, you name it, we're just stuck in this funk right now until we get some clarity as to where any of these issues are going to fall out.

  4. John Zimmer:

    I was in a funk for several months, i was depressed. I didn't know what to do. It was foggy and I didn't necessarily take action and focus on what I could control. I got overwhelmed with the things I couldn't control. ... I think that's normal, and I've learned a lot from it. I was slower to lead, I think, in that moment because I had to get myself right.

  5. 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.

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