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1. bustle

verb. ['ˈbʌsəl'] move or cause to move energetically or busily.

Synonyms

  • speed
  • step on it
  • belt along
  • rush
  • rush along
  • hotfoot
  • hasten
  • bustle about
  • hie
  • pelt along
  • bucket along
  • move
  • cannonball along
  • race

Antonyms

  • linger
  • delay
  • refrain
  • unhurried

Etymology

  • búa (Old Norse)

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Words that Rhyme with Bustle

  • trussell
  • brussel
  • tussle
  • rustle
  • russell
  • russel
  • nussle
  • mussell
  • mussel
  • muscle
  • hustle
  • fussell
  • bussell

Example sentences of the word bustle


1. Noun, singular or mass
In all of the last minute hustle and bustle, don't forget about entertainment.

2. Adjective
If not, unpin the skirt and readjust the bustle points until you are satisfied.

Quotes containing the word bustle


1. When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great.
- Vera Wang

2. The bustle in a houseThe morning after deathIs solemnest of industriesEnacted upon earth,--The sweeping up the heart,And putting love awayWe shall not want to use againUntil eternity
- Emily Dickinson

2. bustle

noun. ['ˈbʌsəl'] a rapid active commotion.

Synonyms

  • hustle
  • rumpus
  • fuss
  • flurry
  • stir
  • ruction
  • tumult
  • commotion
  • ruckus
  • din

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • slow
  • fast
  • deceleration

Etymology

  • búa (Old Norse)

3. bustle

noun. ['ˈbʌsəl'] a framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt.

Antonyms

  • decelerate

Etymology

  • búa (Old Norse)
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