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Synonyms for jar
dʒɑrjar

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. jar

    Synonyms:
    interfere, clash, quarrel

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. jarnoun

    Synonyms:
    crock, gurglet, shock, jolt, vibration

  2. jarverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Kathryn Kellogg:

    Recycling should really be viewed as a last resort rather than the first line of defense, we need to be recycling less, not more. The zero-waste community is going above and beyond recycling by addressing the source of the problem: humans are producing far too much waste. Blogger Kathryn Kellogg has stored the bulk of her waste in a mason jar for the past two years. (Instagram Photo/going.zero.waste) According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans generate more than 250 million tons of trash while only recycling about 1.51 pounds of the approximately 4.5 pounds of waste each person creates daily. Zero waste does not mean producing no waste at all; it simply means sending nothing to a landfill, said Kellogg. While the philosophy of zero waste does include recycling, it embodies a whole-system approach to the vast amount of resources consumed and waste left behind. According to the Grassroots Recycling Network, the movement’s goal is to maximize recycling while minimizing waste and reducing consumption.

  2. Katie Couric:

    He played such an outsized role in my life was as warm loving generous off camera as he was on. Willard, you didn't make it to the front of the Smucker's jar but you changed so many lives for the better.

  3. liam mahone:

    if you fart in a jar and give it to someone with a note saying,"open for a blast ftom the past." that would count as a present item with a past-tence gift in it--of which holds no value, unless you can make it into an alternative energy source... then everybody wins, apart from the one who opened it of course.

  4. Michel Berthommier:

    People will not want to taste a Chateau Petrus wine, a lobster or caviar under a bell jar, if you force people to eat in these conditions they will prefer going to fast foods.

  5. Harlan Miller:

    I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.


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