Synonyms of hoot in English:

hoot


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noun

1‘she heard the hoot of an owl’

SYNONYMS
cry, call, screech, tu-whit tu-whoo

2‘the hoot of a horn was followed by the roar of an engine’

SYNONYMS
blast, blare, sound, beep, meep, honk, toot

3‘there were hoots of derision’

SYNONYMS
shout, yell, cry, howl, scream, shriek, whoop, whistle
boo, hiss, jeer, mock, taunt, catcall
informal raspberry
ANTONYMS

cheer

4‘your mum's a real hoot—I always have a giggle with her’

SYNONYMS
amusing person, character, clown, somebody very funny
amusing situation, piece of fun, something very funny
informal scream, laugh, card, case, one, riot, giggle, lark, barrel of laughs
informal, dated caution

verb

1‘in the stillness of the night an owl hooted’

SYNONYMS
cry, call, utter a hoot, screech, tu-whit tu-whoo

2‘a car horn hooted, frightening her’

SYNONYMS
sound, blare, blast, beep, honk, toot, make a loud sound

3‘the delegates hooted in disgust’

SYNONYMS
shout, yell, cry, howl, scream, shriek, whoop, whistle
boo, hiss, jeer, mock, taunt, catcall
informal blow raspberries
ANTONYMS

cheer


Phrases

    give a hoot

    ‘I don't give a hoot about what anyone else thinks’


    SYNONYMS
    care, be concerned, mind, be bothered, be interested
    give a damn, give a rap, give a hang, give a tinker's curse, give a tinker's damn, give a monkey's, lose sleep, get worked up
    ANTONYMS

    be unconcerned