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synonyms for tinkering

  • adjustment
  • alteration
  • ameliorating
  • bettering
  • correcting
  • curing
  • enhancing
  • fixing
  • freshening
  • helping
  • rebuilding
  • rectifying
  • refreshing
  • relieving
  • remedying
  • remodeling
  • renewing
  • renovation
  • repair
  • repairing
  • restoration
  • reviving
  • patching up
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antonyms for tinkering

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  • neglect
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How to use tinkering in a sentence

In the dawnlight he saw Welborn and Landy tinkering with the old model that had brought them so valiantly through the mountains.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
Bernice saw that Warren's eyes had left a ukulele he had been tinkering with and were fixed on her questioningly.
FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERSF. SCOTT FITZGERALD
I wish to Heaven you would get him to leave off tinkering those commercial treaties that he is always making such a fuss about.
ENDYMIONBENJAMIN DISRAELI
But all this tinkering has left very sorry scars, and even the tower outside has not been spared.
THE STORY OF PERUGIAMARGARET SYMONDS
A house is never really finished until one loses interest in it and stops tinkering and planning homely improvements.
SHELTERS, SHACKS AND SHANTIESD.C. BEARD
Both were performers on the violin and used to accompany each other, and both were fond of tinkering.
A PORTRAIT OF OLD GEORGE TOWNGRACE DUNLOP ECKER
He was willing to do farming, tinkering, repair work, even to act as a voyageur for the Company.
SOUTH FROM HUDSON BAYE. C. [ETHEL CLAIRE] BRILL
They had what they called laissez-faire, and it worked for awhile until they got to tinkering with it.
THE SYNDICC.M. KORNBLUTH
He continued tinkering with his motor, and at last announced that he was ready.
THE MOTOR BOYS IN THE CLOUDSCLARENCE YOUNG
We are tinkering here and patching there, but attempting no grand evaluation.
PREACHING AND PAGANISMALBERT PARKER FITCH
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WORDS RELATED TO TINKERING

  • adjustment
  • alteration
  • ameliorating
  • bettering
  • correcting
  • curing
  • enhancing
  • fixing
  • freshening
  • helping
  • patching up
  • rebuilding
  • rectifying
  • refreshing
  • relieving
  • remedying
  • remodeling
  • renewing
  • renovation
  • repair
  • repairing
  • restoration
  • reviving
  • tinkering
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.