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

2 senses of shaping

Sense 1
shaping, defining -- (any process serving to define the shape of something)
       => process, physical process -- (a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls")

Sense 2
formation, shaping -- (the act of fabricating something in a particular shape)
       => fabrication, manufacture, manufacturing -- (the act of making something (a product) from raw materials; "the synthesis and fabrication of single crystals"; "an improvement in the manufacture of explosives"; "manufacturing is vital to Great Britain")

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

3 senses of shape

Sense 1
determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate -- (shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Sense 2
shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword")
       => create from raw material, create from raw stuff -- (make from scratch)

Sense 3
shape, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj shaping

1 sense of shaping

Sense 1
formative, shaping, plastic -- (forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning; "a formative influence"; "a formative experience")

INDIRECT (VIA constructive) -> destructive -- (causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism")

Similarity of adj shaping

1 sense of shaping

Sense 1
formative, shaping, plastic -- (forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning; "a formative influence"; "a formative experience")
       => constructive (vs. destructive) -- (constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development; "constructive criticism"; "a constructive attitude"; "a constructive philosophy"; "constructive permission")

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