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1. automatic

adjective. ['ˌɔtəˈmætɪk, ˌɔtoʊˈmætɪk'] operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control.

Synonyms

  • self-moving
  • mechanical
  • machine-controlled
  • automated
  • autoloading
  • machine-driven
  • self-loading
  • smart
  • self-acting
  • semiautomatic
  • self-regulating
  • self-locking
  • self-winding

Antonyms

  • manual
  • stupid
  • unintelligent
  • backward

Etymology

  • automatique (French)
  • -ique (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Automatic

  • idiosyncratic
  • electrostatic
  • undiplomatic
  • undemocratic
  • monochromatic
  • melodramatic
  • austroasiatic
  • asymptomatic
  • technocratic
  • symptomatic
  • psychosomatic
  • programmatic
  • problematic
  • posttraumatic
  • homeostatic
  • epigrammatic
  • diagrammatic
  • bureaucratic
  • aristocratic
  • systematic
  • sensormatic
  • pancreatic
  • numismatic
  • informatic
  • hippocratic
  • emblematic
  • diplomatic
  • democratic
  • charismatic
  • axiomatic

Example sentences of the word automatic


1. Adjective
Some plans allow you to set up automatic recurring investments through bank draft.

Quotes containing the word automatic


1. Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
- Douglas MacArthur

2. Why on earth would you buy a car like this if you can't drive a stick? There are dozens of cars--new cars--that have automatic transmission. It'd be a million times easier."Adrian shrugged. "I like the color. It matches my living room.
- Richelle Mead, The Golden Lily

3. (An unhappy childhood was not) an unsuitable preparation for my future, in that it demanded a constant wariness, the habit of observation, and the attendance on moods and tempers; the noting of discrepancies between speech and action; a certain reserve of demeanour; and automatic suspicion of sudden favours.
- Rudyard Kipling, Something of Myself

2. non-automatic

adjective. operated by hand.

Synonyms

  • hand-operated

Antonyms

  • white-collar
  • self-activating

3. automatic

adjective. ['ˌɔtəˈmætɪk, ˌɔtoʊˈmætɪk'] resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine.

Synonyms

  • robotlike
  • mechanical
  • machinelike
  • automatonlike

Antonyms

  • styleless
  • slow
  • mild
  • forward

Etymology

  • automatique (French)
  • -ique (French)

4. automatic

adjective. ['ˌɔtəˈmætɪk, ˌɔtoʊˈmætɪk'] without volition or conscious control.

Synonyms

  • involuntary
  • reflex

Antonyms

  • conscious
  • willing
  • nonmechanistic

Etymology

  • automatique (French)
  • -ique (French)

5. automatic

noun. ['ˌɔtəˈmætɪk, ˌɔtoʊˈmætɪk'] a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released.

Synonyms

  • automatic pistol
  • automatic firearm
  • automatic gun
  • pistol
  • shooting iron
  • side arm
  • automatic weapon

Antonyms

  • unmechanized
  • unmechanical
  • maladroit
  • consuetudinal

Etymology

  • automatique (French)
  • -ique (French)

6. automatic

noun. ['ˌɔtəˈmætɪk, ˌɔtoʊˈmætɪk'] light machine gun.

Synonyms

  • Browning automatic rifle
  • automatic rifle
  • automatic firearm
  • assault rifle
  • automatic gun
  • assault gun
  • BAR
  • machine rifle
  • automatic weapon

Antonyms

  • consuetudinary
  • vade mecum
  • sex manual
  • grimoire

Etymology

  • automatique (French)
  • -ique (French)
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