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

3 senses of outline

Sense 1
sketch, outline, adumbrate -- (describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline his ideas")
       => describe, depict, draw -- (give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack")

Sense 2
draft, outline -- (draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech")
       => write, compose, pen, indite -- (produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels")

Sense 3
delineate, limn, outline -- (trace the shape of)
       => draw -- (represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse")

Antonyms of adj outlined

1 sense of outlined

Sense 1
defined, outlined -- (showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary; "hills defined against the evening sky"; "the setting sun showed the outlined figure of a man standing on the hill")

INDIRECT (VIA distinct) -> indistinct -- (not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do")

Similarity of adj outlined

1 sense of outlined

Sense 1
defined, outlined -- (showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary; "hills defined against the evening sky"; "the setting sun showed the outlined figure of a man standing on the hill")
       => distinct (vs. indistinct) -- (easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints")

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