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

3 senses of mellow

Sense 1
mellow -- (soften, make mellow; "Age and experience mellowed him over the years")
       => soften -- (make soft or softer; "This liquid will soften your laundry")

Sense 2
mellow, melt, mellow out -- (become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "With age, he mellowed")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 3
mellow -- (make or grow (more) mellow; "These apples need to mellow a bit more"; "The sun mellowed the fruit")
       => soften -- (become soft or softer; "The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it")

Antonyms of adj mellow

5 senses of mellow

Sense 1
laid-back, mellow -- (unhurried and relaxed; "a mellow conversation")

INDIRECT (VIA relaxed) -> tense -- (in or of a state of physical or nervous tension)

Sense 2
mellow, mellowed -- (having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging; "a mellow port"; "mellowed fruit")

INDIRECT (VIA ripe) -> green, unripe, unripened, immature -- (not fully developed or mature; not ripe; "unripe fruit"; "fried green tomatoes"; "green wood")

Sense 3
mellow, mellowed -- (having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience; "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age")

INDIRECT (VIA mature) -> immature -- (characteristic of a lack of maturity; "immature behavior")

Sense 4
mellow -- (having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience; "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age")

INDIRECT (VIA soft) -> hard -- (dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";)

Sense 5
high, mellow -- (slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana))

INDIRECT (VIA intoxicated) -> sober -- (not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol))

Similarity of adj mellow

5 senses of mellow

Sense 1
laid-back, mellow -- (unhurried and relaxed; "a mellow conversation")
       => relaxed (vs. tense) -- (without strain or anxiety; "gave the impression of being quite relaxed"; "a relaxed and informal discussion")

Sense 2
mellow, mellowed -- (having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging; "a mellow port"; "mellowed fruit")
       => ripe (vs. green), mature -- (fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodied mature wines")

Sense 3
mellow, mellowed -- (having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience; "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age")
       => mature (vs. immature) -- (characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age")

Sense 4
mellow -- (having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience; "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age")
       => soft (vs. hard) -- (compassionate and kind; conciliatory; "he was soft on his children")

Sense 5
high, mellow -- (slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana))
       => intoxicated (vs. sober), drunk, inebriated -- (stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated")

Synonyms of adv mellow

1 sense of mellow

Sense 1
mellowly, mellow -- ((obsolete) in a mellow manner)

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