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

6 senses of dash

Sense 1
dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot -- (run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard")
       => rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it -- (move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street")

Sense 2
smash, dash -- (break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a plate")
       => break -- (destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments; "He broke the glass plate"; "She broke the match")

Sense 3
crash, dash -- (hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock")
       => hurl, hurtle, cast -- (throw forcefully)

Sense 4
dash -- (destroy or break; "dashed ambitions and hopes")
       => thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk -- (hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent")

Sense 5
daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare -- (cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal")
       => intimidate, restrain -- (to compel or deter by or as if by threats)

Sense 6
dash -- (add an enlivening or altering element to; "blue paint dashed with white")
       => mix, mix in -- (add as an additional element or part; "mix water into the drink")

Antonyms of adj dashing

2 senses of dashing

Sense 1
dashing, gallant -- (lively and spirited; "a dashing hero")

INDIRECT (VIA spirited) -> spiritless -- (lacking ardor or vigor or energy; "a spiritless reply to criticism")

Sense 2
dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce -- (marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat")

INDIRECT (VIA fashionable) -> unfashionable, unstylish -- (not in accord with or not following current fashion; "unfashionable clothes"; "melodrama of a now unfashionable kind")

Similarity of adj dashing

2 senses of dashing

Sense 1
dashing, gallant -- (lively and spirited; "a dashing hero")
       => spirited (vs. spiritless) -- (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)

Sense 2
dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce -- (marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat")
       => fashionable (vs. unfashionable), stylish -- (being or in accordance with current social fashions; "fashionable clothing"; "the fashionable side of town"; "a fashionable cafe")

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