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

4 senses of thunder

Sense 1
thunder -- (move fast, noisily, and heavily; "The bus thundered down the road")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 2
thunder, roar -- (utter words loudly and forcefully; "`Get out of here,' he roared")
       => shout -- (utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking); "My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout")

Sense 3
thunder, boom -- (be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed")

Sense 4
thunder -- (to make or produce a loud noise; "The river thundered below"; "The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to full throttle")
       => roar, howl -- (make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles; "The wind was howling in the trees"; "The water roared down the chute")

Antonyms of adj thundering

2 senses of thundering

Sense 1
thundering -- (sounding like thunder; "the thundering herd")

INDIRECT (VIA noisy) -> quiet -- (free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet")

Sense 2
thundering -- (extraordinarily big or impressive; "a thundering success"; "the thundering silence of what was left unsaid")

INDIRECT (VIA impressive) -> unimpressive -- (not capable of impressing)

Similarity of adj thundering

2 senses of thundering

Sense 1
thundering -- (sounding like thunder; "the thundering herd")
       => noisy (vs. quiet) -- (full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog")

Sense 2
thundering -- (extraordinarily big or impressive; "a thundering success"; "the thundering silence of what was left unsaid")
       => impressive (vs. unimpressive) -- (making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony")

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