Synonyms for squib

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : skwib
Phonetic Transcription : skwɪb

Top 10 synonyms for squib Other synonyms for the word squib

Définition of squib

Origin :
  • 1520s, "short bit of sarcastic writing, witty scoff," of unknown origin. If the meaning "small firework that burns with a hissing noise" is the original one, the word might be imitative.
  • As in lampoon : noun parody, satire
  • As in notice : noun announcement, information
  • As in pleasantry : noun nice remark
  • As in promotion : noun publicity
  • As in satire : noun ridicule intended to expose truth
  • As in lampoonery : noun satire
  • As in advertisement : noun public notice of sale
  • As in advertising : noun public notice of sale; notices to increase consumer desire
  • As in lampoon : verb ridicule, make fun of
Example sentences :
  • Here is a pistol, it is not loaded, but there is powder in the pan, and you can squib it.
  • Extract from : « The Buccaneer Chief » by Gustave Aimard
  • He arrived at his climax like a squib that attains its ideal.
  • Extract from : « When Ghost Meets Ghost » by William Frend De Morgan
  • But the squib is run to the end of the rope: room for the prodigy of valour.
  • Extract from : « Character Writings of the 17th Century » by Various
  • Would Leonidas have fastened a squib to the robe of the Spartan mother?
  • Extract from : « Damon and Delia » by William Godwin
  • With eleven illustrations, designed by Squib, and engraved by Point.
  • Extract from : « Life of Charles Dickens » by Frank Marzials
  • We entreat our readers not to receive the above as a squib of invention.
  • Extract from : « The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction » by Various
  • Equally acceptable for its rarity would be a squib on Mrs. Piozzi without a reference to the brewery.
  • Extract from : « Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale) (2nd ed.) (2 vols.) » by Mrs. Hester Lynch Piozzi
  • “I could turn him with a bit of a bush,” said Squib, glancing at Gouws, who was drawing gradually nearer to the party.
  • Extract from : « Six Months at the Cape » by R.M. Ballantyne
  • It is generally believed that Squib has not gone guinea-fowl shooting among ostriches since that day!
  • Extract from : « Six Months at the Cape » by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The squib had long burnt out by the time we got there; but the sight that met our astonished gaze was magnificent.
  • Extract from : « A Veldt Official » by Bertram Mitford

Antonyms for squib

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