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  • as informative
  • as inmaking
  • as inadjustment
  • as inart
  • as inassembly
  • as inmaking
  • as inmolding

synonyms for shaping

  • developmental
  • determinative
  • sensitive
  • immature
  • impressible
  • malleable
  • moldable
  • pliant
  • susceptible
  • design
  • painting
  • abstraction
  • carving
  • description
  • illustration
  • imitation
  • modeling
  • molding
  • portrayal
  • representation
  • simulation
  • symbolization
  • pictorialization
  • sculpting
  • formulation
  • authoring
  • building
  • causation
  • composition
  • conception
  • constituting
  • construction
  • contriving
  • designing
  • devising
  • fabrication
  • fancying
  • fashioning
  • forging
  • origination
  • performing
  • planning
  • producing
  • production

antonyms for shaping

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  • destructive
        • destruction
        • ruin
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          How to use shaping in a sentence

          Miss Rivers took up some brown leaves which she was cutting out with scissors, and shaping.
          THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
          The shaping of his clubs previously had been done by a rude tearing or hammering off of their twigs.
          MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
          The rubbing requisite in shaping and polishing war clubs may have yielded a heat occasionally causing fire.
          MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
          Mysie was feeling sick, and already the thought was shaping in her mind that she would never be able to continue.
          THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
          He had taken hold of them as crude material, and was slowly shaping them into something like unity.
          THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
          They'll have the net out for us—the pattern will be shaping now and we can't slip through it.
          THE STARS, MY BROTHERSEDMOND HAMILTON
          Once more he glided up to Digby, and sat down near him, taking out his knife, and shaping a piece of soft pine into a boat.
          DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
          But always I was conscious that back of the turmoil she was working her will and shaping the destiny of a free people.
          THE AFFABLE STRANGERPETER MCARTHUR
          He seemed to be shaping his thought for further speech, when again the girl's laugh rang clear along the mountain side.
          THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLSHAROLD BELL WRIGHT
          We may be shaping immortal things, but we must sleep and answer the dinner gong, and have our salt of flattery and self-approval.
          THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
          SYNONYM OF THE DAY
          OCTOBER 26, 1985
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          capacitor

          WORDS RELATED TO SHAPING

          • acclimation
          • acclimatization
          • alteration
          • arrangement
          • balancing
          • conformance
          • correcting
          • fitting
          • fixing
          • improvement
          • mending
          • modification
          • ordering
          • organization
          • organizing
          • orientation
          • readjustment
          • redress
          • regulating
          • regulation
          • repairing
          • setting
          • shaping
          • standardization
          • turning
          • abstraction
          • carving
          • description
          • design
          • illustration
          • imitation
          • modeling
          • molding
          • painting
          • pictorialization
          • portrayal
          • representation
          • sculpting
          • shaping
          • simulation
          • symbolization
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