Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb blast

10 senses of blast

Sense 1
blast, blare -- (make a strident sound; "She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone")
       => make noise, resound, noise -- (emit a noise)

Sense 2
smash, nail, boom, blast -- (hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer")
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")

Sense 3
blast, shell -- (use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day")
       => bombard, bomb -- (throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden")

Sense 4
blast -- (apply a draft or strong wind to to; "the air conditioning was blasting cold air at us")
       => blow -- (cause air to go in, on, or through; "Blow my hair dry")

Sense 5
blast, shell -- (create by using explosives; "blast a passage through the mountain")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 6
blast -- (make with or as if with an explosion; "blast a tunnel through the Alps")
       => cut -- (form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face")

Sense 7
blast, shoot -- (fire a shot; "the gunman blasted away")
       => fire, discharge -- (cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet")

Sense 8
savage, blast, pillory, crucify -- (criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage")
       => knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart -- (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free")

Sense 9
blast, knock down -- (shatter as if by explosion)
       => smash, dash -- (break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a plate")

Sense 10
blast -- (shrivel or wither or mature imperfectly)
       => shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither -- (wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled")

Antonyms of adj blasting

2 senses of blasting

Sense 1
blasting, ruinous -- (causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin; "the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit"; "the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces"; "a ruinous war")

INDIRECT (VIA destructive) -> constructive -- (constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development; "constructive criticism"; "a constructive attitude"; "a constructive philosophy"; "constructive permission")

Sense 2
blaring, blasting -- (unpleasantly loud and penetrating; "the blaring noise of trumpets"; "shut our ears against the blasting music from his car radio")

INDIRECT (VIA loud) -> soft -- ((of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music")

Similarity of adj blasting

2 senses of blasting

Sense 1
blasting, ruinous -- (causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin; "the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit"; "the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces"; "a ruinous war")
       => destructive (vs. constructive) -- (causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism")

Sense 2
blaring, blasting -- (unpleasantly loud and penetrating; "the blaring noise of trumpets"; "shut our ears against the blasting music from his car radio")
       => loud (vs. soft) -- (characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones")

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