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

2 senses of scotch

Sense 1
score, scotch -- (a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally))
       => incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent -- (a depression scratched or carved into a surface)

Sense 2
Scotch, Scotch whiskey, Scotch whisky, malt whiskey, malt whisky, Scotch malt whiskey, Scotch malt whisky -- (whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still)
       => whiskey, whisky -- (a liquor made from fermented mash of grain)

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

2 senses of scotch

Sense 1
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk -- (hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent")
       => prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project")

Sense 2
scotch -- (make a small cut or score into)
       => score, nock, mark -- (make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it")

Antonyms of adj scotch

1 of 2 senses of scotch

Sense 2
economical, frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting -- (avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is used only informally")

INDIRECT (VIA thrifty) -> wasteful -- (tending to squander and waste)

Similarity of adj scotch

2 senses of scotch

Sense 1
Scots, Scottish, Scotch -- (of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language; "Scots Gaelic"; "the Scots community in New York"; "`Scottish' tends to be the more formal term as in `The Scottish Symphony' or `Scottish authors' or `Scottish mountains'"; "`Scotch' is in disfavor with Scottish people and is used primarily outside Scotland except in such frozen phrases as `Scotch broth' or `Scotch whiskey' or `Scotch plaid'")

Sense 2
economical, frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting -- (avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is used only informally")
       => thrifty (vs. wasteful) -- (careful and diligent in the use of resources)

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