Synonyms of pluck in English:

pluck


See definition of pluck

verb

1‘Jane plucked a thread from the lapel of his coat’

SYNONYMS

remove, pick off, pick, pull, pull off, pull out, extract, take, take off

2‘she plucked at his T-shirt’

SYNONYMS

take hold of, grab, seize, tweak, twitch, jerk

informal yank

3‘the turkeys are plucked and cleaned’

SYNONYMS

remove the feathers from, strip of feathers

rare deplume, displume

4‘he picked up the guitar and began to pluck the strings’

SYNONYMS

strum, pick, thrum, twang, plunk, finger

play pizzicato


noun

1‘it must have taken a lot of pluck to go there alone’

SYNONYMS

courage, bravery, nerve, pluckiness, boldness, courageousness, braveness, backbone, spine, daring, spirit, intrepidness, intrepidity, fearlessness, mettle, determination, fortitude, resolve, resolution, stout-heartedness, hardihood, dauntlessness, valour, doughtiness, heroism, audacity

informal grit, guts, spunk, gutsiness, gumption

British informal bottle, ballsiness

North American informal moxie, cojones, sand

vulgar slang balls