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

1 sense of lying in wait

Sense 1
ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait, trap -- (the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise)
       => surprise attack, coup de main -- (an attack without warning)

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

1 sense of lie in wait

Sense 1
ambush, scupper, bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait -- (wait in hiding to attack)
       => wait -- (stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets")

Antonyms of adj lying_in_wait

1 sense of lying in wait

Sense 1
lying in wait -- (waiting in concealment; in ambush; "an army lying in wait in the forest")

INDIRECT (VIA concealed) -> unconcealed -- (not concealed or hidden; "her unconcealed hostility poisoned the atmosphere"; "watched with unconcealed curiosity")

Similarity of adj lying_in_wait

1 sense of lying in wait

Sense 1
lying in wait -- (waiting in concealment; in ambush; "an army lying in wait in the forest")
       => concealed (vs. unconcealed) -- (hidden on any grounds for any motive; "a concealed weapon"; "a concealed compartment in his briefcase")

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