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synonyms for cathartic

  • cleaning
  • cleansing
  • purgative
  • cathartical
  • purifying
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They produce a magnificent chemistry that not only gives the audience full understanding of the love they exude for each other, but also a cathartic desire to be one of them.
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It’s true that high-intensity workouts can give you cathartic release through a rush of positive emotions and clarity.
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It’ll be really cathartic to get to play certain songs again.
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Perhaps disgust is cathartic to enjoy when there’s no real threat of contamination, just like it’s cathartic to feel the rush of heart-pounding thrillers or tragedies.
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I also appreciated that Cassie’s death paid off one of the ideas that Promising Young Woman laid out early on, which is that her revenge was not going to be cathartic and sexy.
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To do that kind of glossy version would have cheated me out of the really cathartic and healing experience that it was.
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It was cathartic to hear them try and describe the guy, his life’s work, his day job at Saturday Night Live, and his magical series of projects pairing the strangest combinations of artists you could not even imagine.
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The book uses dark humor to examine family ties and expectations of motherhood, with the Booker judges calling it “utterly compelling … sometimes emotionally wrenching but also cathartic.”
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Regardless of what the humans of 2120 might make of the scraps of fabric that the people of 2020 found precious, the act of packing up the symbols of a crappy year can be cathartic.
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For Havas, that took the form of weekly venting sessions called “Wednesday Whinge” — where team leaders could meet for a candid, cathartic rant with peers.
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WORDS RELATED TO CATHARTIC

  • abrasive
  • abstergent
  • antiseptic
  • cathartic
  • deodorant
  • detergent
  • fumigant
  • lather
  • polish
  • purgative
  • purifier
  • scourer
  • soap
  • soap powder
  • suds
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.