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See definition of whet on Dictionary.com
  • verbmake sharp
  • verbarouse, excite

synonyms for whet

  • hone
  • sharpen
  • edge
  • file
  • finish
  • grind
  • strop
See also synonyms for: whetted
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antonyms for whet

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  • blunt
  • dampen
  • dishearten
  • dull
  • dampen
  • dull
  • lose
  • discourage
  • dishearten
  • blunt
  • calm
  • weaken
  • decrease
  • deaden
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How to use whet in a sentence

Unfortunately, he was afflicted with elephantiasis, and his appearance did not at all tend to whet the edge of our appetites.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
And this was as it should be; the intent of that little prologue was merely to whet the appetite for the real play.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
Also, to wondering if Nova Scotia air was to whet their appetites this way all the time.
DOROTHY'S TRAVELSEVELYN RAYMOND
Vermouth and absinthe had been served to whet their appetites, and every one had been at once put into good spirits.
THE WORKS OF GUY DE MAUPASSANT, VOLUME VIII.GUY DE MAUPASSANT
Indeed, it seemed only to whet the appetite, and we both set out on an eager expedition for more food.
THE MEMOIRS OF GENERAL P. H. SHERIDAN, COMPLETEGENERAL PHILIP HENRY SHERIDAN
Such a declaration could not but fire the enthusiasm of the Arab, and whet their swords against the enemies of Islam.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
These remarks merely served to whet the curiosity of the two boys.
MOTOR MATT'S PERIL, OR, CAST AWAY IN THE BAHAMASSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
"I suppose you are doing this merely to whet my appetite," she said presently, unable to bear the unnatural silence.
DECEMBER LOVEROBERT HICHENS
Not too long, for he was not sufficiently bound to her to be safe from forgetting, but just long enough to whet his eagerness.
THE WITNESSGRACE LIVINGSTON HILL LUTZ
Leave those savourless dishes alone, and let us taste this loveworthy whet for wine.
THE TALES OF THE HEPTAMERON, VOL. III. (OF V.)MARGARET, QUEEN OF NAVARRE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WHET

  • edge
  • hone
  • put an edge on
  • taper
  • whet
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