Synonyms and Antonyms for red-herring

1. red herring (n.)

any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue

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2. red herring (n.)

a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color

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3. herring (n.)

valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled

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4. herring (n.)

commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific

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5. red (adj.)

of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

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7. red (adj.)

(especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion

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8. Red (n.)

a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana

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9. red (adj.)

characterized by violence or bloodshed

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10. red (n.)

emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries

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