Synonyms of tearing


1. lacrimation, lachrymation, tearing, watering, bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity

usage: shedding tears


1. tear, rupture, snap, bust, separate, disunite, divide, part

usage: separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"

2. tear, separate, disunite, divide, part

usage: to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"

3. tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck, rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it

usage: move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

4. pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume, strip

usage: strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

5. tear, cry, weep

usage: fill with tears or shed tears; "Her eyes were tearing"


1. fierce, tearing, vehement, violent, trigger-happy, intense (vs. mild)

usage: marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid; "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"

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Definition and meaning of tearing (Dictionary)