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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reel

    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, jar, joggle, jolt, jounce, oscillate, quake, quaver, quiver, rock, shake, shiver, shudder, sway, swing, thrill, totter, tremble, vibrate, wave, waver

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reel

    Synonyms:
    totter, stagger, falter

    Antonyms:
    stand firm, stand steady

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reelnoun

    a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector

    Synonyms:
    spool, bobbin

  2. reelnoun

    music composed for dancing a reel

    Synonyms:
    spool, bobbin

  3. reelnoun

    winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod

    Synonyms:
    spool, bobbin

  4. bobbin, spool, reelnoun

    a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound

    Synonyms:
    spool, bobbin

  5. reel, Scottish reelnoun

    a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps

    Synonyms:
    spool, bobbin

  6. Virginia reel, reelverb

    an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines

    Synonyms:
    spool, bobbin

  7. stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careenverb

    walk as if unable to control one's movements

    "The drunken man staggered into the room"

    Synonyms:
    stagger, pitch, spin around, keel, careen, gyrate, spin, droop, swag, tilt, shift, skunk, wobble, whirl, distribute, lurch, flag, prowl, sag, flounder

  8. spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrateverb

    revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

    "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"

    Synonyms:
    stagger, coil, whirl around, spin around, keel, lurch, gyrate, spin, swag, swirl, spiral, spin out, careen, eddy, whirl, twirl, whirlpool, twiddle, purl, birl, tumble

  9. reelverb

    wind onto or off a reel

    Synonyms:
    stagger, lurch, whirl, swag, careen, spin, gyrate, keel, spin around

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reelverb

    Synonyms:
    totter, stagger, falter

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reelverb

    Synonyms:
    stagger

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "reel":

    spool, coil, reels, dispenser

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How to use reel in a sentence?

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Solvent dans la vie, vous avez à travailler sur les deux fronts, traiter objectivement des locaux diamétralement opposés, puis arriver à la meilleure solution. l'ouverture d'esprit vous permet d'être un réaliste qui est également optimiste à cœur. Aussi étrange que cela puisse paraître, vous espérez pour le mieux, et attendent aussi le pire dans le même temps. Vous opérez dans le monde réel avec la meilleure attitude positive, tout en comprenant parfaitement bien ce qui est pratiquement possible dans une situation donnée. Cette combinaison synergique d'optimisme réaliste (ou réalisme optimiste) peut vous aider à faire face à des problèmes d'une manière efficace et positive, à mon avis, surtout pendant les phases difficiles dans la vie.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Dans le monde réel, les personnes qui réussissent sont ceux qui se adaptent aux changements dans leur environnement de façon intelligente et plus efficace, et sûrement pas ceux qui résistent stupidement. peu importe la force, puissant et intelligent que vous soyez, vous êtes toujours vulnérables aux changements continus inévitables dans notre monde qui sont bien au-delà de votre contrôle. l'histoire nous enseigne que même les dinosaures puissants, qui ont émergé il ya plus de 200 millions d'années et ont gouverné notre planète pendant 135 millions d'années ne pouvaient pas survivre car ils étaient incapables de se adapter aux changements. donc être intelligent et de bon sens pour survivre dans le monde dynamique en évolution rapide d'aujourd'hui. embrasser les changements, même si vous êtes en train de sortir de votre zone de confort, et de l'exploitation en dehors de votre élément. votre adaptation à des changements stratégiques et la gestion efficace du changement contiennent les plants à votre survie et le succès. acclamations, mon ami!

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The compatibility of character only brings two people together and this can be seen even in the real behavioral nature of film personality acting in the same reel movie.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Beaucoup d'entre nous sont comme la fleur de lotus qui pousse dans la boue, et pourtant se élève au-dessus des eaux boueuses plus trouble que d'une étonnamment belle fleur, ouvrant ses pétales un par un. La boue des adversités, les défis et les obstacles ne se arrêtent pas sa croissance, mais offrent probablement la nourriture et la force à se élever au-dessus de cette boue. Je pense souvent que ce est le fort désir, la ténacité et la persévérance de fleur de lotus qui doit faire son si unique dans l'accomplissement de bien au-dessus et au-delà des normes; parce que pas tout ce qui pousse dans la boue se transforme en une élégante fleur de lotus. Nous devons nous efforcer de construire le même mentale force, la persévérance et la passion au sein - de manière à croître de plus de la boue des circonstances impérieuses, les difficultés, les rejets sociaux, et les discriminations que nous avons souvent l'expérience dans le monde réel. Alors seulement nous serons en mesure de transformer dans les fleurs de lotus éloquents, ouvrant doucement nos splendides pétales mous un par un pour faire de notre monde plus beau.

  5. Derrick Keeny:

    I put hooks in the fish, and when I put hooks in the fish, it started tearing line off the reel.


Translations for reel

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  • макараBulgarian
  • hjul, reel, vinde, rave, tromle, rulle, trisse, vakle, slingre, spoleDanish
  • taumeln, Haspel, SpuleGerman
  • καρούλι, μπομπίναGreek
  • enrollar, carreteSpanish
  • keriä, horjahtaa, laonnostokela, horjuttaa, pyöriä, rullata, kelata, pyörittää, rulla, kela, horjuaFinnish
  • enrouler, embobiner, bobine, reel, enrouleur, tituberFrench
  • ruidhleScottish Gaelic
  • letekerHungarian
  • կոճArmenian
  • takatakaiMāori
  • vakleNorwegian
  • рил, нама́тывать, боби́на, спотыка́ться, шата́ться, намота́ть, [[идти́]] [[шататься, руле́тка, бараба́н, верте́ться, кружи́ть, шпу́лька, кабеста́н, во́рот, кату́шка, кружи́ться, верте́тьRussian
  • spola, rulle, vackla, rulla, reelSwedish
  • รีลThai
  • 卷轴Chinese

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