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

2 senses of retroflex

Sense 1
retroflex, replicate -- (bend or turn backward)
       => bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")

Sense 2
retroflex -- (articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate; "Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants")
       => pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say -- (speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?")

Antonyms of adj retroflex

2 senses of retroflex

Sense 1
retroflex, retroflexed -- (bent or curved backward)

INDIRECT (VIA backward) -> forward -- (at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion")

Sense 2
cacuminal, retroflex -- (pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate)

INDIRECT (VIA backward) -> forward -- (at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion")

Similarity of adj retroflex

2 senses of retroflex

Sense 1
retroflex, retroflexed -- (bent or curved backward)
       => backward (vs. forward) -- (directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view")

Sense 2
cacuminal, retroflex -- (pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate)
       => backward (vs. forward) -- (directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view")

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