Synonyms

1. papal

adjective. ['ˈpeɪpəl'] proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles.

Synonyms

  • apostolical
  • apostolic

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Words that Rhyme with Papal Bull

  • wool
  • schull
  • schul
  • ruehl
  • pull
  • kuehl
  • full

2. bull

noun. ['ˈbʊl'] uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle.

Synonyms

  • Bos taurus
  • oxen
  • horn
  • bullock
  • cows
  • cattle

Antonyms

  • relax
  • tense
  • stimulate
  • de-energize

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. bull

noun. ['ˈbʊl'] a large and strong and heavyset man.

Synonyms

  • man
  • strapper
  • Samson
  • adult male

Antonyms

  • war
  • deregulate
  • disorganise
  • disorganize

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. bull

noun. ['ˈbʊl'] obscene words for unacceptable behavior.

Synonyms

  • hogwash
  • Irish bull
  • shit
  • crap
  • dogshit
  • bunkum
  • bullshit
  • rot
  • horseshit
  • buncombe
  • bunk

Antonyms

  • unstrain
  • sedate
  • de-energise
  • natural

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. bull

noun. ['ˈbʊl'] a serious and ludicrous blunder.

Synonyms

  • botch
  • fuckup
  • boner
  • blunder
  • foul-up
  • bloomer
  • boo-boo
  • bungle
  • pratfall
  • blooper

Antonyms

  • recuperate
  • arrive
  • succeed
  • keep

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. bull

verb. ['ˈbʊl'] push or force.

Synonyms

  • bull through
  • bear on

Antonyms

  • pull
  • attract
  • criticize

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. bull

noun. ['ˈbʊl'] the center of a target.

Synonyms

  • bull's eye
  • centre
  • target
  • midpoint
  • mark

Antonyms

  • entangle
  • disarrange
  • disorder
  • instability

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. bull

noun. ['ˈbʊl'] a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla).

Synonyms

  • decree
  • edict
  • rescript
  • order
  • fiat

Antonyms

  • civilian
  • insulator
  • upgrade
  • downgrade

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. bull

noun. ['ˈbʊl'] uncomplimentary terms for a policeman.

Synonyms

  • officer
  • cop
  • copper
  • pig
  • police officer
  • policeman

Antonyms

  • divest
  • infield
  • peripheral
  • right

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. bull

verb. ['ˈbʊl'] advance in price.

Synonyms

  • climb
  • rise

Antonyms

  • detach
  • add
  • ignore

Etymology

  • boule (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bul (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bull (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bulle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Example sentences of the word papal-bull


1. Noun Phrase
Failing that, he issued the Exsurge Domine, or papal bull, in 1520, ordering Luther to remove 41 points of his theses.

2. Noun Phrase
Luther responded by burning the papal bull, and he became even more outspoken about what he saw as the corruption of the church and impediments to reform.

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