Synonyms for stab

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : stab
Phonetic Transcription : stæb

Top 10 synonyms for stab Other synonyms for the word stab

Définition of stab

Origin :
  • late 14c., first attested in Scottish English, apparently a dialectal variant of Scottish stob "to pierce, stab," of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of stub (n.) "stake, nail." Figurative use, of emotions, etc., is from 1590s. Related: Stabbed; stabbing.
  • noun piercing cut
  • noun attempt
  • verb puncture, pierce with sharp, pointed object
Example sentences :
  • "Not at all," persisted he, accepting as conversation what she meant as a stab.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • It was cut and parry and stab as quick as eye could see or hand act.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Her poor old joints seemed to stab her, but she fought off the pain angrily.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • She could scratch, kick, and bite—and stab too; but for stabbing she wanted a knife.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • "Maybe some of our men at New Orleans have laid us open to such a stab," he said.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The strangeness of his answering voice only repeated the stab of fear.
  • Extract from : « Southern Lights and Shadows » by Various
  • You should stab me and welcome, so that it pleased you, and you had to cure me afterwards.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • When she saw him stab himself she was seized with indignation.
  • Extract from : « Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille » by Emile Zola
  • Brandishing a knife, the savage approached Squantum to stab him.
  • Extract from : « King Philip » by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • How every futile stroke of that pen went to the girl's heart like a stab of remorse!
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of a Crime » by Hall Caine

Antonyms for stab

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