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

1 sense of knockabout

Sense 1
knockabout -- (a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit)
       => sloop -- (a sailing vessel with a single mast set about one third of the boat's length aft of the bow)

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

2 senses of knock about

Sense 1
buffet, knock about, batter -- (strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent")
       => strike -- (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead")

Sense 2
kick around, knock about, kick about -- (be around; be alive or active; "Does the old man still kick around?")
       => exist, be -- (have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?")

Antonyms of adj knock_about

2 senses of knockabout

Sense 1
boisterous, knockabout -- (full of rough and exuberant animal spirits; "boisterous practical jokes"; "knockabout comedy")

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

Sense 2
knockabout -- (suitable for rough use; "a knockabout overcoat"; "a knockabout old car")

INDIRECT (VIA rugged) -> delicate -- (exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly")

Similarity of adj knock_about

2 senses of knockabout

Sense 1
boisterous, knockabout -- (full of rough and exuberant animal spirits; "boisterous practical jokes"; "knockabout comedy")
       => spirited (vs. spiritless) -- (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)

Sense 2
knockabout -- (suitable for rough use; "a knockabout overcoat"; "a knockabout old car")
       => rugged (vs. delicate) -- (sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture")

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