What is another word for smolder?

361 synonyms found


[ smˈə͡ʊldə], [ smˈə‍ʊldə], [ s_m_ˈəʊ_l_d_ə]

Smolder refers to a slow, steady burn or intense anger that is being suppressed. Some synonyms for smolder include burn, simmer, rage, ferment, seethe, fester, brood, stew, boil, and kindle. All of these words capture the idea of a feeling that is held in and not openly expressed, but is still deeply felt. Different synonyms can be used depending on the context and tone of the sentence. For example, simmer might be a more mild version of smolder, while rage might be a stronger synonym. Knowing a range of synonyms can help writers to add variation and nuance to their descriptions of emotions and feelings.

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What are the hypernyms for Smolder?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Smolder?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for smolder (as nouns)

  • hyponyms for smolder (as verbs)

What are the opposite words for smolder?

Smolder, a word that usually means something is burning or smoking, has several antonyms that can convey a different set of meanings. The opposite of smolder, a verb meaning to burn slowly with smoke but without flames, would be "extinguish," which means to put out a fire or flame. Alternatively, "flourish" would be an antonym of "smolder" that suggests growth, prosperity or success. Similarly, "thrive" would denote thriving or flourishing with great energy, while "glow"would mean to shine brightly, often with heat or light. In contrast, "dash" suggests moving quickly or suddenly without any slow burning, while "dissipate" suggests scattering or vanishing from sight gradually.

What are the antonyms for Smolder?

Usage examples for Smolder

As they passed out of the pueblo each carried a tightly bound club-like torch of burning palay straw; this would smolder slowly for hours.
"The Bontoc Igorot"
Albert Ernest Jenks
But a strong wind blowing full upon the funeral pile, and setting it all in a bright flame, the body was consumed so exactly in good time, that the pyre had begun to smolder, and the fire was upon the point of expiring, when a violent rain came down, which continued till night.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
These she would read aloud by the peat smolder, on winter evenings, to her awed brothers and sisters, who looked on such an accomplishment as little short of super-natural.
Albert Payson Terhune

Famous quotes with Smolder

  • And God help you if you are a phoenix, and you dare to rise up from the ash. A thousand eyes will smolder with jealousy, while you're just flying past.
    Ani DiFranco

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