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See definition of bursting on Dictionary.com
  • adj.breaking open
  • adj.as full as possible

synonyms for bursting

  • breaking
  • exploding
  • full
  • teeming
  • overcrowded
  • jammed
  • filled
  • stuffed
  • brimming
  • packed
  • crammed
  • jam-packed
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antonyms for bursting

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  • calm
  • peaceful
  • stable
  • calm
  • empty
  • stable
  • peaceful
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How to use bursting in a sentence

It was a spring day, and the fat buds of the chestnuts were bursting into magnificent green plumes.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
It was a few days after the bursting of this domestic thunder-cloud, that Gilbert and Dorothy were thrown alone together.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
The conversation was here cut short by the bursting on their ears of a sudden noise at some distance.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
It was almost impossible for him to keep from bursting into tears, though he was a brave, strong man.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
The Seneschal blew out his cheeks almost to bursting point, then wagged his head and smiled wistfully.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The firing proceeded, while Fetherston, his ears dulled by the constant roar, watched the bursting shells with interest.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
Christendom looked astounded upon the spectacle of a barbarian invasion bursting forth from the cellars and garrets of Paris.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
She always seemed to be fairly bursting with youthful energy, and no bird could rival her buoyancy.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The red ones were huge, bursting with juice, and the trees were laden full with the luscious fruit.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
Then he handed the bursting envelope of notices to Diotti, who listlessly put them on the table at his side.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BURSTING

  • agog
  • anxious
  • ardent
  • avid
  • bursting
  • champing at the bit
  • desiring
  • desirous
  • excited
  • hungry
  • impatient
  • keen
  • longing
  • raring
  • ready and willing
  • thirsting
  • thirsty
  • yearning
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.