Synonyms of stick in English

: stick1stick2

stick1


See definition of stick

noun

1‘he gathered sticks and lit a fire’

SYNONYMS

piece of wood, twig, small branch

2‘Roger still walked with a stick’

SYNONYMS

walking stick, cane, staff

malacca, alpenstock, blackthorn, ashplant, rattan, thumb stick

crook

crutch

NZ Australian waddy

3‘the stems require adequate support—sticks or netting can be used’

SYNONYMS

cane, pole, beanpole, post, stake, upright, rod

4‘he had beaten her with a stick’

SYNONYMS

club, cudgel, bludgeon, shillelagh

truncheon, baton

cane, birch, switch, rod

Indian lathi, danda

South African kierie, knobkerrie

British informal cosh

5‘he's going to get some stick for this’

SYNONYMS

criticism, flak, censure, reproach, reproof, condemnation, castigation, chastisement, blame, abuse

punishment

a bashing, a roasting, a caning, an earful, a bawling-out

verbal, a rollicking, a wigging, a rocket, a row

vulgar slang a bollocking

rare animadversion

ANTONYMS

praise, commendation


Synonyms of stick in English

: stick1stick2

stick2


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verb

1‘he stuck his fork into the sausage’

SYNONYMS

thrust, push, insert, jab, dig, plunge, ram, force

poke, prod

2‘the bristles stuck into his skin’

SYNONYMS

pierce, penetrate, puncture, prick, spike, stab

3‘his front teeth stuck out’

SYNONYMS

protrude, jut out, project, stand out, extend, poke out, obtrude

bulge

overhang, beetle

informal be goofy

rare protuberate, impend

4‘the shabbiness of the surroundings stuck out’

SYNONYMS

stand out, be noticeable, be conspicuous, be obvious, catch the eye, be obtrusive

5‘the plastic seats stuck to my skin’

SYNONYMS

adhere, cling, be fixed, be glued

6‘a message was stuck to his computer screen’

SYNONYMS

affix, attach, fasten, fix

paste, glue, gum, tape, sellotape, pin, tack

weld, solder

7‘he drove into a bog, where his wheels stuck fast’

SYNONYMS

become trapped, become jammed, jam, catch, become wedged, become lodged, become fixed, become embedded, become immobilized, become unable to move, get bogged down

8‘one particular incident sticks in his mind’

SYNONYMS

remain, stay, linger, dwell, persist, continue, last, endure

ANTONYMS

be forgotten

9‘the authorities couldn't make the charges stick’

SYNONYMS

be upheld, hold, be believed, gain credence, be regarded as valid

informal hold water

10‘just stick that sandwich on my desk’

SYNONYMS

put, place, set, put down, set down, lay, lay down, deposit, situate, position

leave, stow

dump, bung, park, plonk, pop

North American plunk

11‘I don't think I can stick it any longer’

SYNONYMS

tolerate, put up with, take, stand, stand for, accept, stomach, swallow, endure, bear, support, brook, submit to, take something lying down

Scottish thole

abide

British wear, be doing with

archaic suffer

12‘if I had my knife here I would stick him’

SYNONYMS

stab, run through, transfix, impale, spit, spear


Phrases

    the sticks

      ‘you should stop living in the sticks and move to London’

      SYNONYMS

      the country, the countryside, the provinces, rural districts, the backwoods, the back of beyond, the wilds, the hinterland, a backwater

      North American

      the backcountry, the backland

      NZ Australian

      the backblocks, the booay

      South African

      the backveld, the platteland

      the middle of nowhere

      North American

      the boondocks, the boonies, the tall timbers

      NZ Australian

      Woop Woop, beyond the black stump

    stick at

      ‘if you wish to learn a language, you must stick at it’

      SYNONYMS

      persevere with, persist with, keep at, work at, continue with, carry on with, go on with, not give up with, hammer away at, stay with, follow through, see through, go the distance, stay the course

      informal

      soldier on with, stick it out, hang in there, put one's back into

      ANTONYMS

      give up

    stick by

      ‘whatever happens I'll stick by him’

      SYNONYMS

      support, stand by, be loyal to, remain faithful to, be supportive of, be on someone's side, side with, back, defend

      ANTONYMS

      turn against, turn one's back on, let down

    stick it out

      ‘I decided to stick it out for another couple of months’

      SYNONYMS

      put up with it, grin and bear it, keep at it, keep going, stay with it, see it through, see it through to the end

      persevere, persist, carry on, struggle on

      informal

      hang in there, soldier on, tough it out, peg away, plug away, bash on

      ANTONYMS

      give up

    stick to

      ‘the government stuck to their election pledges’

      SYNONYMS

      abide by, keep, adhere to, hold to, fulfil, make good

      ANTONYMS

      break

    stick up for

      ‘I don't know anyone else who would stick up for me the way you do’

      SYNONYMS

      support, give one's support to, take the side of, side with, be on the side of, stand by, stand up for, take someone's part, be supportive of, be loyal to, defend, come to the defence of, champion, speak up for, fight for

      ANTONYMS

      turn against, turn one's back on