Synonyms of iron in English:

iron


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noun

1‘she needed some iron in her soul’

SYNONYMS
strength, toughness, resilience, fortitude, firmness, robustness, hardiness, steel
informal guts, grit, grittiness, spunk
ANTONYMS

weakness

2‘a soldering iron’

SYNONYMS
tool, implement, utensil, device, apparatus, appliance, contrivance, contraption, mechanism

3‘an iron that is too hot will melt nylon’

SYNONYMS
flat iron, electric iron, steam iron, smoothing iron

4irons‘you will be clapped in irons’

SYNONYMS
manacles, shackles, fetters, chains, restraints, handcuffs
informal cuffs, bracelets
rare trammels

adjective

1‘an iron key’

SYNONYMS
made of iron
ferric, ferrous

2‘an iron law of politics’

SYNONYMS
inflexible, unbreakable, absolute, unconditional, categorical, unquestionable, incontrovertible, infallible
ANTONYMS

flexible

3‘he ruled over his employees with an iron will’

SYNONYMS
uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, unbending, resolute, resolved, determined, firm, rigid, steadfast, unwavering, unvacillating
stern, strict
ANTONYMS

weak, flexible


verb

1‘I ironed my shirt’

SYNONYMS
press

Phrases

    iron something out

    1‘John had ironed out all the minor snags’


    SYNONYMS
    resolve, straighten out, sort out, clear up, settle, put right, set right, set to rights, find a solution to, solve, remedy, heal, cure, rectify
    informal patch up, fix, mend, clean up, crack, figure out
    archaic compose

    2‘the new directive will iron out differences in national systems’


    SYNONYMS
    eliminate, eradicate, erase, get rid of, smooth over
    harmonize, reconcile