Synonyms of iron in English:

iron


See definition of iron

noun

1‘she needed some iron in her soul’

SYNONYMS

strength, toughness, resilience, fortitude, firmness, robustness, hardiness, steel

informal guts, grit, grittiness, spunk

ANTONYMS

weakness

2‘a soldering iron’

SYNONYMS

tool, implement, utensil, device, apparatus, appliance, contrivance, contraption, mechanism

3‘an iron that is too hot will melt nylon’

SYNONYMS

flat iron, electric iron, steam iron, smoothing iron

4‘you will be clapped in irons’

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manacles, shackles, fetters, chains, restraints, handcuffs

informal cuffs, bracelets

rare trammels

"irons"

adjective

1‘an iron key’

SYNONYMS

made of iron

ferric, ferrous

2‘an iron law of politics’

SYNONYMS

inflexible, unbreakable, absolute, unconditional, categorical, unquestionable, incontrovertible, infallible

ANTONYMS

flexible

3‘he ruled over his employees with an iron will’

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uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, unbending, resolute, resolved, determined, firm, rigid, steadfast, unwavering, unvacillating

stern, strict

ANTONYMS

weak, flexible


verb

1‘she even used to iron his shirts’

SYNONYMS

press


Phrases

    iron something out

      1‘John had ironed out all the minor snags’

      SYNONYMS

      resolve, straighten out, sort out, clear up, settle, put right, set right, set to rights, find a solution to, solve, remedy, heal, cure, rectify

      informal

      patch up, fix, mend, clean up, crack, figure out

      archaic

      compose

      2‘the new directive will iron out differences in national systems’

      SYNONYMS

      eliminate, eradicate, erase, get rid of, smooth over

      harmonize, reconcile