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Synonyms for cloud


1. cloud, physical phenomenon
usage: any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
2. cloud, atmospheric phenomenon
usage: a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
3. cloud, unreality, irreality
usage: out of touch with reality; "his head was in the clouds"
4. cloud, gloom, gloominess, glumness
usage: a cause of worry or gloom or trouble; "the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French"
5. cloud, suspicion
usage: suspicion affecting your reputation; "after that mistake he was under a cloud"
6. swarm, cloud, animal group
usage: a group of many insects; "a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "a cloud of butterflies"


1. overcast, cloud, darken, cloud over, cloud up
usage: make overcast or cloudy; "Fall weather often overcasts our beaches"
2. obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, fog, cloud, mist, hide, conceal
usage: make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"
3. cloud, billow, wallow
usage: billow up in the form of a cloud; "The smoke clouded above the houses"
4. cloud, affect, impress, move, strike
usage: make gloomy or depressed; "Their faces were clouded with sadness"
5. defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud, mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate
usage: place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
6. mottle, dapple, cloud, spot
usage: colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
7. cloud, dull
usage: make milky or dull; "The chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added"
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