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

4 senses of rip

Sense 1
rend, rip, rive, pull -- (tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips")
       => tear, rupture, snap, bust -- (separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper")

Sense 2
rip -- (move precipitously or violently; "The tornado ripped along the coast")
       => tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck -- (move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office")

Sense 3
rip -- (cut (wood) along the grain)
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

Sense 4
rip -- (criticize or abuse strongly and violently; "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly")
       => attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault -- (attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker")

Antonyms of adj ripping

1 sense of ripping

Sense 1
rending, ripping, splitting -- (resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree; "the tree split with a great ripping sound"; "heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward")

INDIRECT (VIA cacophonous) -> euphonious, euphonous -- (having a pleasant sound; "a euphonious trill of silver laughter")

Similarity of adj ripping

1 sense of ripping

Sense 1
rending, ripping, splitting -- (resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree; "the tree split with a great ripping sound"; "heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward")
       => cacophonous (vs. euphonious), cacophonic -- (having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten)

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