Synonyms for teartɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tear, teardrop(noun)

    a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands

    Synonyms:
    snag, tear, rent, split, bust, teardrop, bout, binge, rip

  2. rip, rent, snag, split, tear(noun)

    an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

    Synonyms:
    rent, economic rent, rakehell, snag, crosscurrent, roue, bust, rip, hitch, binge, split up, teardrop, tide rip, riptide, stock split, blood, tear, rake, hang-up, split, countercurrent, schism, profligate, bout, rub

  3. bust, tear, binge, bout(noun)

    an occasion for excessive eating or drinking

    Synonyms:
    flop, rip, snag, round, bout, split, tear, teardrop, orgy, bust, binge, fizzle, female chest, rent, splurge, turn

  4. tear(verb)

    the act of tearing

    Synonyms:
    snag, rent, split, bust, teardrop, bout, binge, rip

  5. tear, rupture, snap, bust(verb)

    separate or cause to separate abruptly

    Synonyms:
    wear out, buck, snatch up, click, fall apart, shoot, burst, flick, deplume, break down, crack, displume, pluck, photograph, break, shoot down, lose it, tear, raid, pull, wear, charge, bust, snap, snatch, deplumate, snarl, rupture

  6. tear(verb)

    to separate or be separated by force

    Synonyms:
    charge, deplumate, deplume, shoot down, bust, pull, displume, snap, buck, rupture, shoot, pluck

  7. tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck(verb)

    move quickly and violently

    Synonyms:
    hitch, land, jerk, shoot, flash, scoot, bear down, scud, sprout, hit, consign, excite, commove, commit, blame, film, snap, down, appoint, take, point, pullulate, agitate, load, bill, deplumate, bourgeon, defeat, rouse, buck, saddle, pull, fool away, fritter, kill, lodge, dissipate, dart, frivol away, file, bust, burgeon forth, accuse, level, institutionalize, turn on, pluck, fritter away, charge, inject, vote down, deplume, germinate, shoot down, institutionalise, fool, burden, photograph, charge up, blast, dash, send, go against, spud, rupture, pip, vote out, displume, tear

  8. pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume(verb)

    strip of feathers

    Synonyms:
    roll, shoot, hook, pull in, attract, cull, overstretch, perpetrate, commit, rob, pick, snap, deplumate, rive, surcharge, soak, overcharge, pull off, buck, draw out, pull, get out, take out, gazump, hustle, root for, bust, plunk, plume, pluck, charge, deplume, pull up, pick off, shoot down, pull out, force, draw, tear, rend, tweak, draw in, extract, rip, displume, rupture, fleece

  9. tear(verb)

    fill with tears or shed tears

    Synonyms:
    charge, deplumate, deplume, shoot down, bust, pull, displume, snap, buck, rupture, shoot, pluck

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. tear

    Rend and tear are applied to the separating of textile substances into parts by force violently applied (rend also to frangible substances), tear being the milder, rend the stronger word. Rive is a wood-workers' word for parting wood in the way of the grain without a clean cut. To lacerate is to tear roughly the flesh or animal tissue, as by the teeth of a wild beast; a lacerated wound is distinguished from a wound made by a clean cut or incision. Mangle is a stronger word than lacerate; lacerate is more superficial, mangle more complete. To burst or rupture is to tear or rend by force from within, burst denoting the greater violence; as, to burst a gun; to rupture a blood-vessel; a steam-boiler may be ruptured when its substance is made to divide by internal pressure without explosion. To rip, as usually applied to garments or other articles made by sewing or stitching, is to divide along the line of a seam by cutting or breaking the stitches; the other senses bear some resemblance or analogy to this; as, to rip open a wound. Compare BREAK.

    Synonyms:
    break, burst, cleave, lacerate, mangle, rend, rip, rive, rupture, sever, slit, sunder

    Antonyms:
    heal, join, mend, reunite, secure, sew, solder, stitch, unite, weld

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