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synonyms for butterflies

  • afraid
  • apprehensive
  • careful
  • concerned
  • distressed
  • fearful
  • fidgety
  • jittery
  • nervous
  • restless
  • scared
  • uneasy
  • uptight
  • aghast
  • antsy
  • basket case
  • bugged
  • choked
  • clutched
  • disquieted
  • disturbed
  • dreading
  • fretful
  • hacked
  • hyper
  • in a state
  • in a tizzy
  • in suspense
  • jumpy
  • nervy
  • overwrought
  • shaking
  • shaky
  • shivery
  • shook-up
  • shot to pieces
  • solicitous
  • spooked
  • strung-out
  • sweating bullets
  • taut
  • troubled
  • unglued
  • unquiet
  • watchful
  • wired
  • worried sick
  • wreck
  • afraid
  • anxious
  • fearful
  • panicky
  • spooked
  • startled
  • unnerved
  • abashed
  • alarmed
  • cowed
  • dismayed
  • frozen
  • numb
  • petrified
  • terrified
  • terrorized
  • yellow
  • aghast
  • chicken
  • chicken-hearted
  • have cold feet
  • having kittens
  • hung up
  • in a cold sweat
  • in a panic
  • in a sweat
  • jittery
  • jumpy
  • lily-livered
  • mousy
  • pushing the panic button
  • rabbity
  • running scared
  • scared stiff
  • shaky
  • shivery
  • sissy
  • terror-stricken
  • uptight

antonyms for butterflies

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  • bold
  • brave
  • calm
  • collected
  • composed
  • confident
  • cool
  • courageous
  • happy
  • inattentive
  • quiet
  • unafraid
  • unconcerned
  • unfearful
  • unworried
  • assured
  • content
  • indifferent
  • peaceful
  • unwilling
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    How to use butterflies in a sentence

    The sea itself was covered with innumerable dead butterflies and moths, which had been carried out to sea by the storm.
    A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
    She is all fragrant with blossoms, and in a moment the butterflies come fluttering round her.
    CHILD LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYANATOLE FRANCE
    Summer insects danced on the air, and a flock of white butterflies fanned the mobile tips of the crimson fireweed.
    SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
    The congregation reminds me of a clover field, with the butterflies hovering over its gaily-colored, bobbing heads.
    ALONEMARION HARLAND
    Others returning from earlier rounds of gaiety were pressing through, like fluttering, many-tinted butterflies.
    THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
    They love flowers, and butterflies and human beings; and they were particularly fond of Rudy.
    RUDY AND BABETTEHANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
    Save for the Porth Neigr men, the blue and sulphur butterflies and the rabbits, the sandhills were extraordinarily deserted.
    MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
    Its front yard was fragrant with lilacs, noisy with crickets, fluttering with butterflies of sulphur yellow.
    BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
    Some of us has botanised, and some's collected butterflies, and one and all we've read the books set down for us in the Syllabus.
    MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
    Indeed, as the hot August days went by, each one was marked by its butterflies more definitely than by anything else.
    SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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