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

3 senses of wrinkle

Sense 1
wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line -- (a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles")
       => depression, impression, imprint -- (a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud")

Sense 2
wrinkle -- (a minor difficulty; "they finally have the wrinkles pretty well ironed out")
       => difficulty -- (a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent")

Sense 3
wrinkle -- (a clever method of doing something (especially something new and different))
       => method -- (a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps))

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

4 senses of wrinkle

Sense 1
purse, wrinkle -- (gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker; "purse ones's lips")
       => contract -- (make smaller; "The heat contracted the woollen garment")

Sense 2
wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch, scrunch up, crisp -- (make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; "The dress got wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane")
       => fold, fold up, turn up -- (bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar")

Sense 3
furrow, wrinkle, crease -- (make wrinkled or creased; "furrow one's brow")
       => fold, fold up, turn up -- (bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar")

Sense 4
rumple, crumple, wrinkle, crease, crinkle -- (become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle")
       => fold, fold up -- (become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy")

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