Synonyms of pluck in English:


See definition of pluck


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


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

2‘she plucked at his T-shirt’


pull, pull at, tug, tug at, clutch, clutch at, snatch, snatch at, take hold of, grab, seize, catch, catch at, tweak, twitch, jerk

informal yank

3‘the turkeys are plucked and cleaned’


remove the feathers from, strip of feathers

rare deplume, displume

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


strum, pick, thrum, twang, plunk, finger

play pizzicato


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


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