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Synonyms for whoa
ʰwoʊ, woʊ

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  1. whoa(interjection)

    giddap, giddyup, giddy-up

  2. whoa(interjection)

    Whoa, Nelly!

    giddyup, giddy-up, giddap

  3. whoa(interjection)

    Whoa, are you serious?

    giddy-up, giddyup, giddap

Editors Contribution

  1. slow down!

    expression of disbelief or astonishment to something heard or observed

    bob: "i just saved fifteen percent in fifteen minutes by switching to geico." bill: "slow down!" (i.e. "whoa. what you have just said has put me into a state of disbelief.")

    Submitted by JP03 on October 26, 2014  
  2. wow

    something to say while being surprised

    "whoa, so cool dude!" said jack.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 10, 2020  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "whoa":

    wow, whoo, hola, oh, olá, holla, woah, hey, -wow, qow

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  1. Simona Halep:

    Whoa. Many things changed and also I have changed. I see things differently, in the past, I felt the pleasure, but I couldn't show it, so now I relax. I'm more positive. And maybe that's why everyone sees that I'm happier on court. I was the same before but I couldn't show it.

  2. Carl Edwards:

    If you look at how everything came together, I think the realization or the understanding that this is how we were going to qualify, that's the point at which we all went, 'Whoa, this could go extremely bad,' from then on, it's been just a total mess of anxiety trying to figure out.

  3. Kristen Stewart:

    Her capability is astounding and motivating as all hell, i get on a set with her - and I have been acting since I was 9 - whoa, I am not there yet. I am striving; I am trying.

  4. Jon Drummond:

    I was floored, when someone comes in and commercially steals from you, it's like, whoa. That's a little disheartening.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    Whoa, in case you haven't noticed, there are a lot of people here.

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    A synonym for "drooping"
    • A. sagging
    • B. tense
    • C. erect
    • D. upright

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