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See definition of chip on ones shoulder on Dictionary.com
  • as innegative attitude
  • as inattitude problem
  • as inchip on one's shoulder

synonyms for chip on ones shoulder

  • chip on one's shoulder
  • cynicism
  • defeatism
  • dim view
  • discouragement
  • expectation of the worst
  • gloomy outlook
  • hopelessness
  • lack of confidence
  • low spirits
  • negative thinking
  • negativism
  • pessimism
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How to use chip on ones shoulder in a sentence

She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
We are apt to think of these little ones as doing right only when under compulsion: but this is far from the truth.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
I only saw the glitter of a bayonet which a Mexican thrust into his shoulder, at the very moment he was helping me up.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Then the croupier tears open two packets of new cards, flinging the old ones into a waste-paper basket at his side.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
For a moment Joe stood behind her, silently, looking over her shoulder at the signature of Isom Chase.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
We know one thing—the men that killed Rutter are the ones that held us up, and got off with that money of mine.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Uncle David nodded, and waved his hand, as on entering the door he gave them a farewell smile over his shoulder.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
As the girl said this, she looked full into the young man's eyes, with her great, appealing ones.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
Rising at once he bundled up his traps, threw the line of his small hand-sledge over his shoulder, and stepped out for home.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Each day he was sending serenely confident telegrams to Calcutta and receiving equally reassuring ones from a fatuous Viceroy.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
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