Laugh and Weep


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Laugh verb – To show mirth with an explosive vocal sound.
Usage example: everyone laughed when the clown dramatically slipped and fell

Weep is an antonym for laugh.
Nearby Words: laughable, laughing, laughter, laughed, laughingly
Antonyms for Laugh


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Weep verb – Shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain.
Usage example: The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs

Laugh is an antonym for weep.
Nearby Words: weeping, weepy, weeper
Antonyms for Weep
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How words are described

short short laugh short weep
traditional traditional laugh traditional weep

Common collocations

blood laugh blood weep blood
times laugh times weep times

Both words in one sentence

  • Bystander Syndrome Noted in the famous poem "Solitude" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, which is famous for it's opening lines: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone".
  • You will weep, and laugh, and know that the Discworld and all of its wonderful characters (as well as some of its not-so-wonderful ones too) will always be able to make you smile.
  • Light Novel / Maoyuu Maou Yuusha A time to laugh, a time to weep... A time of love, a time of hate, A time of war, a time of peace.
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