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

3 senses of funk

Sense 1
funk, blue funk -- (a state of nervous depression; "he was in a funk")
       => depression -- (a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity)

Sense 2
Funk, Casimir Funk -- (United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967))
       INSTANCE OF=> biochemist -- (someone with special training in biochemistry)

Sense 3
funk -- (an earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar)
       => jazz -- (a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles)

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

1 sense of funk

Sense 1
flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail -- (draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

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