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

2 senses of pat

Sense 1
pat, rap, tap -- (the sound made by a gentle blow)
       => sound -- (the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them")

Sense 2
tap, pat, dab -- (a light touch or stroke)
       => touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

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

2 senses of pat

Sense 1
chuck, pat -- (pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin)
       => caress, fondle -- (touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; "He caressed her face"; "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi")

Sense 2
dab, pat -- (hit lightly; "pat him on the shoulder")
       => 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")

Antonyms of adj pat

2 senses of pat

Sense 1
glib, pat, slick -- (having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a slick commercial")

INDIRECT (VIA plausible) -> implausible -- (having a quality that provokes disbelief; "gave the teacher an implausible excuse")

Sense 2
pat -- (exactly suited to the occasion; "a pat reply")

INDIRECT (VIA appropriate) -> inappropriate -- (not suitable for a particular occasion etc; "noise seems inappropriate at a time of sadness"; "inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach"; "put inappropriate pressure on them")

Similarity of adj pat

2 senses of pat

Sense 1
glib, pat, slick -- (having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a slick commercial")
       => plausible (vs. implausible) -- (apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful; "a plausible excuse")

Sense 2
pat -- (exactly suited to the occasion; "a pat reply")
       => appropriate (vs. inappropriate) -- (suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate")

Synonyms of adv pat

1 sense of pat

Sense 1
pat -- (completely or perfectly; "he has the lesson pat"; "had the system down pat")

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