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Princeton's WordNet

  1. funk, blue funknoun

    a state of nervous depression

    "he was in a funk"

    blue funk

  2. Funk, Casimir Funknoun

    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. funkverb

    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, quailverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. funknoun

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

  2. funkverb

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

  3. funkverb

    shrink back, be in fear, be frightened

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. funknoun

    recoiling, flinching, shirk, coward

  2. funkverb

    stink, flinch, recoil, shrink back

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  1. 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.

  2. Lawrence Jones:

    There's so much heavy stuff going on in the world, but we also want to give the audience an opportunity to breathe throughout the show. There's a lot going on, a lot of chaos, crime, the border, inflation, things that have people in a funk. So we're going to cover that and make it personal, but we're also going to talk about football. We want to talk about some of the positive stuff happening across the country, some of the heart-pulling stories that are going to make them smile and have fun as well.

  3. Wally Funk:

    I got ahold of NASA four times, and said' I want to become an astronaut,' but nobody would take me, i didn't think I would ever get to go up. Nothing has ever gotten in my way. They say,' Wally Funk, you're a girl, you can't do that.' I said,' Guess what, doesn't matter what you are, you can still do Wally Funk if you want to do Wally Funk,' and I like to do things that nobody's ever done before.

  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. 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.

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