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1. about

adverb. ['əˈbaʊt'] (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct.

Synonyms

  • around
  • or so
  • just about
  • more or less
  • roughly
  • some
  • close to

Antonyms

  • many
  • little
  • ordinary
  • least

Etymology

  • about (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Mess About

  • stake-out
  • how-about
  • without
  • throughout
  • strout
  • sprout
  • reroute
  • redoubt
  • devout
  • troutt
  • trout
  • stoute
  • stout
  • spout
  • snout
  • shrout
  • scout
  • prout
  • krout
  • kraut
  • grout
  • flout
  • drought
  • crout
  • clout
  • all-out
  • tout
  • thuot
  • shout
  • routt

2. about

adverb. ['əˈbaʊt'] all around or on all sides.

Antonyms

  • generous

Etymology

  • about (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. about

adverb. ['əˈbaʊt'] in the area or vicinity.

Antonyms

  • go

Etymology

  • about (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. about

adverb. ['əˈbaʊt'] in or to a reversed position or direction.

Antonyms

  • natural

Etymology

  • about (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. about

adverb. ['əˈbaʊt'] used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction.

Antonyms

  • dull

Etymology

  • about (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. mess

noun. ['ˈmɛs'] a state of confusion and disorderliness.

Synonyms

  • disorderliness
  • messiness
  • mussiness
  • disorder

Antonyms

  • order
  • ease
  • easy
  • effortlessness

Etymology

  • mes (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. mess

noun. ['ˈmɛs'] a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax.

Synonyms

  • mess hall
  • training table
  • dining-room
  • officer's mess

Antonyms

  • distributive
  • disarrange
  • natural depression
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • mes (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. mess

noun. ['ˈmɛs'] a meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel.

Synonyms

  • meal

Antonyms

  • scarcity
  • empty

Etymology

  • mes (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. mess

noun. ['ˈmɛs'] soft semiliquid food.

Synonyms

  • victuals
  • alimentation
  • nutrition
  • sustenance
  • nutriment
  • nourishment

Antonyms

  • disorganise
  • disorganize
  • refrain
  • take

Etymology

  • mes (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. mess

noun. ['ˈmɛs'] informal terms for a difficult situation.

Synonyms

  • difficulty
  • fix
  • muddle
  • dog's breakfast
  • jam
  • pickle
  • kettle of fish
  • dog's dinner

Antonyms

  • unite
  • cheer
  • euphemism
  • natural elevation

Etymology

  • mes (Middle English (1100-1500))
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