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

3 senses of stab

Sense 1
knife, stab -- (use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death")
       => injure, wound -- (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

Sense 2
stab, jab -- (stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife")
       => thrust -- (push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward")

Sense 3
jab, prod, stab, poke, dig -- (poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs")
       => thrust -- (push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward")

Antonyms of adj stabbing

2 senses of stabbing

Sense 1
stabbing, wounding -- (causing physical or especially psychological injury; "a stabbing remark"; "wounding and false charges of disloyalty")

INDIRECT (VIA harmful) -> harmless -- (not causing or capable of causing harm; "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless")

Sense 2
cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating -- (painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain")

INDIRECT (VIA sharp) -> dull -- (not keenly felt; "a dull throbbing"; "dull pain")

Similarity of adj stabbing

2 senses of stabbing

Sense 1
stabbing, wounding -- (causing physical or especially psychological injury; "a stabbing remark"; "wounding and false charges of disloyalty")
       => harmful (vs. harmless) -- (causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking")

Sense 2
cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating -- (painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain")
       => sharp (vs. dull) -- (keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds")

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