Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cheer

2 senses of cheer

Sense 1
cheer -- (a cry or shout of approval)
       => approval, commendation -- (a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips")

Sense 2
cheerfulness, cheer, sunniness, sunshine -- (the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room")
       => attribute -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity)

Antonyms of verb cheer

1 of 5 senses of cheer

Sense 4
cheer, cheer up, chirk up -- (become cheerful)
       Antonym of complain (Sense 1)
      => complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch -- (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about")

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

5 senses of cheer

Sense 1
cheer, hearten, recreate, embolden -- (give encouragement to)
       => encourage -- (inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to)

Sense 2
cheer -- (show approval or good wishes by shouting; "everybody cheered the birthday boy")
       => applaud -- (express approval of; "I applaud your efforts")

Sense 3
cheer, cheer up, jolly along, jolly up -- (cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee")

Sense 4
cheer, cheer up, chirk up -- (become cheerful)
       => rejoice, joy -- (feel happiness or joy)

Sense 5
cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up -- (spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers")
       => encourage -- (inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to)

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