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1. albatross

noun. ['ˈælbəˌtrɑːs'] large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight.

Synonyms

  • Diomedea exulans
  • wandering albatross
  • black-footed albatross
  • goonie
  • pelagic bird
  • Diomedeidae
  • gooney bird
  • mollymawk
  • Diomedea nigripes
  • gooney
  • family Diomedeidae
  • oceanic bird

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • derestrict
  • activity
  • action

Etymology

  • alcatraz (Portuguese)
  • قطرس (Arabic)

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Words that Rhyme with Albatross

  • cedras'
  • shallcross

Example sentences of the word albatross


1. Noun, singular or mass
In golf, an albatross is something that most golfers will never have the fortune to make.

Quotes containing the word albatross


1. pg. 231-232: They'd given me a minivan. They could have picked any car and they picked a minivan. A minivan. O God of the Vehicular Justice, why dost thou mock me? Minivan, you albatross around my neck! You mark of Cain! You wretched beast high ceilings and few horsepower!
- John Green, Paper Towns

2. albatross

noun. ['ˈælbəˌtrɑːs'] (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps.

Synonyms

  • millstone
  • check
  • impediment
  • balk
  • hinderance
  • deterrent
  • baulk
  • handicap

Antonyms

  • attack
  • start
  • stay
  • obey

Etymology

  • alcatraz (Portuguese)
  • قطرس (Arabic)
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