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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
incense (noun)
1.
material used to produce a fragrant odor when burned
2.
the perfume exhaled from some spices and gums when burned , broadly a pleasing scent
3.
pleasing attention - flattery
incense (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to apply or offer incense to
2.
to perfume with incense
incense (verb)
transitive verb
1.
archaic to cause (a passion or emotion) to become aroused
2.
to arouse the extreme anger or indignation of
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
incense (verb)
to make angry
SYNONIMS:
enrage, incense, inflame ( enflame), infuriate, ire, madden, outrage, rankle, rile, roil, steam up, tick off
RELATED WORDS:
affront, aggravate, annoy, burn (up), cross, exasperate, get, huff, irritate, miff, nettle, offend, peeve, pique, provoke, put out, ruffle, vex; antagonize, embitter, envenom
NEAR ANTONYMS:
allay, assuage, relieve; comfort, console, soothe; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate; calm, lull, quiet, settle; beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, disarm, enchant
delight, gratify, please
incense (verb)
to fill or infuse with a pleasant odor or odor-releasing substance
SYNONIMS:
incense, odorize, perfume
NEAR ANTONYMS:
deodorize
stink up
incense (noun)
1.
a sweet or pleasant smell
SYNONIMS:
aroma, attar ( otto), balm, bouquet, fragrancy, incense, perfume, redolence, scent, spice
RELATED WORDS:
essence, odor
fetor, malodor, reek, stench, stink
incense (noun)
2.
excessive praise
SYNONIMS:
adulation, blarney, butter, flannel, incense, overpraise, soft soap, sweet talk, taffy
RELATED WORDS:
allurements, blandishments, endearments; caresses, compliments, congratulations, felicitations, greetings, regards, respects; adoration, idolatry, worship; fawning, sycophancy, toadying; cajolement, cajolery, ingratiation, smarm; acclaim, applause, commendation, praise
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bad-mouthing, belittlement, depreciation, detraction, disparagement, put-down
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