opposite words

Discussion in 'English Only' started by darnell, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. darnell New Member

    english
    i need words that is opposite of crybaby.
     
     
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  2. Joelline

    Joelline Senior Member

    USA (W. Pennsylvania)
    American English
    How about a "pollyanna" or (in some contexts) perhaps "an optimist"?
     
  3. Nymeria Senior Member

    Barbados
    English - Barbadian/British/educated in US universities blend
    Joelline, I was looking at "crybaby" in terms of being a weak, wishy-washy, irresolute kind of person that can't handle trials and tribulations so I was finding it difficult to think of an antonym.

    But if we think of a crybaby as a kind of whiny pessimist, then optimist works as an antonym. :)
     
  4. Nymeria Senior Member

    Barbados
    English - Barbadian/British/educated in US universities blend
    I need a word that is the opposite of cry-baby.
    I need words that are the opposite of cry-baby.
     
  5. Joelline

    Joelline Senior Member

    USA (W. Pennsylvania)
    American English
    Nymeria,
    I, too, had problems at first, but then I thought of the other side of "crybaby"--one who complains and whines over everything! I'm not sure "optimist" will always work, but I'm pretty sure that pollyanna will. To me, a pollyanna is one who always looks at everything in the most positive light (and always smiles). I find both crybabies and pollyannas to be incredibly annoying, so maybe that's why I lumped them together ;).
     
  6. Ms Missy Senior Member

    U.S. Virgin Islands
    USA English
    It's a bit difficult to come up with inquiries such as this when they are presented without any further context. So the most I would suggest would be words such as courageous, brave, valient, heroic, strong, rustic.

    Hope this helps. If not, please give us some context to go by.
     

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