Synonyms for sword of damocles | Synonym.com

Synonyms and antonyms for sword of damocles

1. sword (n.)

a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

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2. Damocles (n.)

the Greek courtier to Dionysius the Elder who (according to legend) was condemned to sit under a naked sword that was suspended by a hair in order to demonstrate to him that being a king was not the happy state Damocles had said it was (4th century BC)

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3. out-of-bounds (adj.)

outside the foul lines

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4. out-of-town (adj.)

happening in or being of another town or city

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5. out-of-bounds (adj.)

barred to a designated group

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6. tug-of-war (n.)

any hard struggle between equally matched groups

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7. sword-shaped (adj.)

shaped like a sword blade

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8. sword-cut (n.)

a scar from a cut made by a sword

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9. left-of-center (adj.)

believing in or supporting tenets of the political left

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10. out-of-the-way (adj.)

out of the ordinary

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