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Synonyms for pinched

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adenoidal, pinched, nasal(adj)

    sounding as if the nose were pinched

    "a whining nasal voice"

    Synonyms:
    wasted, bony, in straitened circumstances(p), haggard, hard up, penurious, skeletal, emaciated, impecunious, adenoidal, penniless, cadaverous, gaunt, nasal, rhinal

    Antonyms:
    low, fat, low-pitched, unconstricted, rich

  2. bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted(adj)

    very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

    "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

    Synonyms:
    haggard, atrophied, in straitened circumstances(p), boney, osteal, diminished, drawn, nasal, senseless, gaunt, adenoidal, squandered, purposeless, penurious, hard up, otiose, penniless, osseous, superfluous, skeletal, cadaveric, cadaverous, careworn, wasted, raddled, bony, impecunious, worn, emaciated, pointless

    Antonyms:
    rich, low, unconstricted, low-pitched, fat

  3. hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances(p), penniless, penurious, pinched(adj)

    not having enough money to pay for necessities

    Antonyms:
    unconstricted, low, rich, fat, low-pitched

  4. pinched(adj)

    as if squeezed uncomfortably tight

    "her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her"

    Synonyms:
    wasted, bony, in straitened circumstances(p), haggard, hard up, penurious, skeletal, emaciated, impecunious, adenoidal, penniless, cadaverous, gaunt, nasal

    Antonyms:
    low-pitched, low, rich, fat, unconstricted

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pinched(a.)

    Synonyms:
    distressed, straitened, reduced, indigent, destitute, needy, poor, necessitous, penniless, moneyless, in need, in want, out of money, out of cash, out of pocket

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    trapped, caught, punched, nailed

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4024caught
#4609drawn
#7827worn
#12176trapped
#12442wasted
#15234nasal
#17621skeletal
#17833diminished
#18270pointless
#24487nailed
#25250punched
#31681haggard
#35057senseless
#35699superfluous
#40094bony
#44263boney
#45025pinched
#49528gaunt
#54883squandered
#75520penniless
#89296emaciated
#112633osseous
#114369cadaveric
#148311purposeless
#149128atrophied
#194565cadaverous
#268536impecunious
#302251careworn
#313943penurious

How to use pinched in a sentence?

  1. Melissa Benoist:

    I learned what it felt like to be pinned down and slapped repeatedly, punched so hard the wind would go out of me, dragged by my hair across pavement, head-butted, pinched until my skin broke, shoved into a wall so hard the drywall broke, choked.

  2. Henry Connelly:

    Once again, the Trump White House is tip-toeing around big pharma with a spectacularly pinched and convoluted proposal that excludes insulin and has no actual implementation date.

  3. Doug Petno:

    Most of these clients are working with their banks way in advance of redeterminations, so it is compelling M&A, it is compelling asset sales, it is compelling discussions with private equity. But there is a lot of leverage, the most distressed clients know when they are going to be pinched... and are taking the steps to deal with it.

  4. Thomas Fuller:

    Let him who expects one class of society to prosper into highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side of his face can smile while the other is pinched.


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