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Synonyms for jar
dʒɑrjar

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. jar

    A thing is shaken which is subjected to short and abruptly checked movements, as forward and backward, up and down, from side to side, etc. A tree is "shaken with a mighty wind;" a man slowly shakes his head. A thing rocks that is sustained from below; it swings if suspended from above, as a pendulum, or pivoted at the side, as a crane or a bridge-draw; to oscillate is to swing with a smooth and regular returning motion; a vibrating motion may be tremulous or jarring. The pendulum of a clock may be said to swing, vibrate, or oscillate; a steel bridge vibrates under the passage of a heavy train; the term vibrate is also applied to molecular movements. Jolting is a lifting from and letting down suddenly upon an unyielding surface; as, a carriage jolts over a rough road. A jarring motion is abruptly and very rapidly repeated through an exceedingly limited space; the jolting of the carriage jars the windows. Rattling refers directly to the sound produced by shaking. To joggle is to shake slightly; as, a passing touch joggles the desk on which one is writing. A thing trembles that shakes perceptibly and with an appearance of uncertainty and instability, as a person under the influence of fear; a thing shivers when all its particles are stirred with a slight but pervading tremulous motion, as a human body under the influence of cold; shuddering is a more pronounced movement of a similar kind, in human beings often the effect of emotional or moral recoil; hence, the word is applied by extension to such feelings even when they have no such outward manifestation; as, one says, "I shudder at the thought." To quiver is to have slight and often spasmodic contractile motions, as the flesh under the surgeon's knife. Thrill is applied to a pervasive movement felt rather than seen; as, the nerves thrill with delight; quiver is similarly used, but suggests somewhat more of outward manifestation. To agitate in its literal use is nearly the same as to shake, tho we speak of the sea as agitated when we could not say it is shaken; the Latin agitate is preferred in scientific or technical use to the Saxon shake, and especially as applied to the action of mechanical contrivances; in the metaphorical use agitate is more transitory and superficial, shake more fundamental and enduring; a person's feelings are agitated by distressing news; his courage, his faith, his credit, or his testimony is shaken. Sway applies to the movement of a body suspended from above or not firmly sustained from below, and the motion of which is less pronounced than swinging, smoother than vibrating, and not necessarily constant as oscillating; as, the swaying of a reed in the wind. Sway used transitively especially applies to motions of grace or dignity; brandish denotes a threatening or hostile motion; a monarch sways the scepter; the ruffian brandishes a club. To reel or totter always implies liability to fall; reeling is more violent than swaying, tottering more irregular; a drunken man reels; we speak of the tottering step of age or infancy. An extended mass which seems to lack solidity or cohesion is said to quake; as, a quaking bog. Quaver is applied almost exclusively to tremulous sounds of the human voice. Flap, flutter, and fluctuate refer to wave-like movements, flap generally to such as produce a sharp sound; a cock flaps his wings; flutter applies to a less pronounced and more irregular motion; a captive bird or a feeble pulse flutters. Compare FLUCTUATE.

    Synonyms:
    agitate, brandish, flap, fluctuate, flutter, joggle, jolt, jounce, oscillate, quake, quaver, quiver, reel, rock, shake, shiver, shudder, sway, swing, thrill, totter, tremble, vibrate, wave, waver

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. jar

    Synonyms:
    interfere, clash, quarrel

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jarnoun

    a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles

    Synonyms:
    jounce, jolt, jarful, shock

  2. jar, jarfulnoun

    the quantity contained in a jar

    "he drank a jar of beer"

    Synonyms:
    jounce, jolt, jarful, shock

  3. jolt, jar, jounce, shockverb

    a sudden jarring impact

    "the door closed with a jolt"; "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"

    Synonyms:
    jarful, shock absorber, electrical shock, jerk, shock, jounce, cushion, electric shock, stupor, saccade, impact, seismic disturbance, blow, daze, jolt, jerking

  4. clash, jar, collideverb

    be incompatible; be or come into conflict

    "These colors clash"

    Synonyms:
    jolt, bump around, collide, shake up, clash

  5. jolt, jarverb

    move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion

    Synonyms:
    jolt, bump around, collide, shake up, clash

  6. jar, shake up, bump aroundverb

    shock physically

    "Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game"

    Synonyms:
    reorganise, commove, collide, clash, reorganize, shake, vex, succuss, stir, excite, plump up, fluff up, shake up, stir up, raise up, agitate, disturb, stimulate, bump around, jolt

  7. jarverb

    affect in a disagreeable way

    "This play jarred the audience"

    Synonyms:
    jolt, bump around, collide, shake up, clash

  8. jarverb

    place in a cylindrical vessel

    "jar the jam"

    Synonyms:
    jolt, bump around, collide, shake up, clash

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. jarverb

    Synonyms:
    vibrate harshly

  2. jarverb

    Synonyms:
    clash, interfere, wrangle, contend, quarrel, bicker, spat, spar, jangle, squabble, TIFF, have words, have an altercation

  3. jarverb

    Synonyms:
    shake, agitate, jolt

  4. jarnoun

    Synonyms:
    shake, agitation, jolt

  5. jarnoun

    Synonyms:
    discord, disagreement, quarrel, altercation, jarring, wrangling, bickering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. jarnoun

    Synonyms:
    crock, gurglet, shock, jolt, vibration

  2. jarverb

    Synonyms:
    jolt, jounce, shock, discompose, unsettle, grate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "jar":

    pot, urn, spring, bowl, vase, vial, flask

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How to use jar in a sentence?

  1. Robert McNamara:

    That is absolutely a fear, and it's something we see happening, in the immediate aftermath of Kelo, you saw a lot of local government officials and developers realize they had been caught with their hand in the cookie jar. They realized that suddenly people were watching. Ten years on you are starting to see in a number of states, local government officials and developers start to look at that cookie jar again.

  2. Laura DiDio:

    You're not going to pluck a Steve Jobs out of a genie jar, apple Music needed to make some moves.

  3. Lewis Baldwin:

    Democratic Socialist would eat pig feet out of a jar, coretta would often scold him for picking food out of the pots when she was cooking.

  4. Robert Bloch:

    I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my shelf.

  5. Kathleen Kennedy:

    Jar Jar is definitely not in the movie.


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