Antonyms of verb weigh_down

1 of 2 senses of weigh down

Sense 1
weigh down, weigh on -- (be oppressive or disheartening to)
       Antonym of lighten (Sense 1)
      => lighten, lighten up, buoy up -- (make more cheerful; "the conversation lightened me up a bit")

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

2 senses of weigh down

Sense 1
weigh down, weigh on -- (be oppressive or disheartening to)
       => sadden -- (make unhappy; "The news of her death saddened me")

Sense 2
drag down, bear down, bear down on, press down on, weigh down -- (exert a force with a heavy weight; "The snow bore down on the roof")
       => press -- (exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot")

Antonyms of adj weighed_down

2 senses of weighed down

Sense 1
heavy, weighed down -- (full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes")

INDIRECT (VIA full) -> empty -- (holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours")

Sense 2
bowed down (predicate), loaded down (predicate), overburdened, weighed down (predicate) -- (heavily burdened with work or cares; "bowed down with troubles"; "found himself loaded down with responsibilities"; "overburdened social workers"; "weighed down with cares")

INDIRECT (VIA burdened) -> unburdened -- (not burdened with difficulties or responsibilities; "unburdened by an overarching theory"- Alex Inkeles)

Similarity of adj weighed_down

2 senses of weighed down

Sense 1
heavy, weighed down -- (full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes")
       => full (vs. empty) -- (containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing")

Sense 2
bowed down (predicate), loaded down (predicate), overburdened, weighed down (predicate) -- (heavily burdened with work or cares; "bowed down with troubles"; "found himself loaded down with responsibilities"; "overburdened social workers"; "weighed down with cares")
       => burdened (vs. unburdened) -- (bearing a heavy burden of work or difficulties or responsibilities; "she always felt burdened by the load of paper work")

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