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synonyms for ticking

  • breathing
  • contemporary
  • alert
  • animated
  • awake
  • brisk
  • continuing
  • current
  • developing
  • dynamic
  • live
  • operative
  • persisting
  • subsisting
  • warm
  • alive
  • around
  • existent
  • extant
  • in use
  • lively
  • ongoing
  • strong
  • vigorous
  • vital

antonyms for ticking

MOST RELEVANT
  • apathetic
  • asleep
  • inactive
  • lethargic
  • sluggish
  • dead
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How to use ticking in a sentence

If dark matter were to interact with a nuclear clock, the interaction could tweak the clock’s ticking.
NUCLEAR CLOCKS ARE NEARLY HEREEMILY CONOVERJULY 12, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
That ticking bomb got louder, and my sense of time felt both finite and endless.
COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES: CDC DIRECTOR URGES TEENS TO GET VACCINATEDKATERINA ANG, ERIN CUNNINGHAM, PAULINA FIROZI, HANNAH KNOWLESJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Global warming, and the ticking clock to combat it, has also led to a new generation of leaders such as 18-year-old Greta Thunberg.
WHERE IS THE NEXT MLK?SEAN CULLIGANAPRIL 9, 2021OZY
Despite the cookie deprecation countdown clock ticking, however, at this stage many publishers are hesitant to dive into identifiers.
MEDIA BRIEFING: HOW PUBLISHERS ARE EARNING MONEY WITH NFTSTIM PETERSONAPRIL 1, 2021DIGIDAY
By listening more closely to the ticking of our internal clocks, researchers expect to uncover novel ways to help everybody get more out of their sleeping and waking lives.
INDIVIDUAL CIRCADIAN CLOCKS MIGHT BE THE NEXT FRONTIER OF PERSONALIZED MEDICINEMANDY OAKLANDERAUGUST 6, 2020TIME
To test that idea, scientists would need to increase their current limit on the clock’s ticking rate — that billion trillion trillion times per second number — by a factor of about 20 billion.
THE UNIVERSE MIGHT HAVE A FUNDAMENTAL CLOCK THAT TICKS VERY, VERY FASTEMILY CONOVERJULY 13, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
The school buzz died away, and you could hear the ticking of my little clock.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
A silence fell between the two men, broken only by the low ticking of the little Sheraton clock upon the mantelshelf.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
There was a silence, only broken by the monotonous ticking of the carved Swiss clock and the deep sobs of the kneeling girl.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Down the block, a taxi that had been parked with meter ticking across from Engel's apartment-hotel drew away slowly.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO TICKING

  • alert
  • alive
  • animated
  • around
  • awake
  • breathing
  • brisk
  • contemporary
  • continuing
  • current
  • developing
  • dynamic
  • existent
  • extant
  • in use
  • live
  • lively
  • ongoing
  • operative
  • persisting
  • strong
  • subsisting
  • ticking
  • vigorous
  • vital
  • warm
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.