To break out, fly out, bounce, explode, displode, fly, fulminate, detonate, blow up, flash, flare, burst, burst out, shock, shog, strain; to see red.

    To render violent, sharpen, stir up, quicken, excite, incite, stimulate, kindle, lash, suscitate, urge, accelerate, foment, aggravate, exasperate, exacerbate, convulse, infuriate, madden, lash into fury, inflame, explode, let off, discharge.

    (Phrases). To break the peace; to out-herod Herod; and fuel to the flame.

    (Adjectives). Violent, vehement, warm, acute, rough, rude, boisterous, impetuous, ungentle, abrupt, rampant, knock-about, rampageous, bluff, turbulent, blustering, riotous, rowdy, noisy, thundering, obstreperous, uproarious, outrageous, frantic, phrenetic, headstrong, rumbustious, disorderly 59.

    Savage, fierce, ferocious, fiery, fuming, excited, unquelled, unquenched, unextinguished, unrepressed, boiling, boiling over, furious, outrageous, raging, running riot, storming, hysteric, hysterical, wild, running wild, ungovernable, unappeasable, immitigable, uncontrollable, insuppressible, irrepressible, raging, desperate, mad, rabid, infuriate, exasperated.

    Tempestuous, stormy, squally, spasmodic, convulsive, galvanic, bursting, explosive, detonating, etc., volcanic, meteoric, seismic.

    (Phrases). Fierce as a tiger; all the fat in the fire.

    (Adverbs). Violently, etc., by force, by main force, like mad, etc.

    (Phrases). By might and main; tooth and nail; vi et armis; at the point of the sword; at one fell swoop.

  • Moderation (Substantives), gentleness, temperateness, calmness, mildness, softness, sobriety, slowness, tameness, quiet 740, restfulness, reason.
  • Relaxation, remission, measure mitigation, tranquillisation, assuagement, soothing, allaying, etc., contemperation, pacification 723, restraint, check 751, lullaby, sedative, lenitive, demulcent, opiate, anodyne, milk, opium.

    Mental calmness, see 826.

    (Verbs). To be moderate, etc., to keep within bounds or within compass, to settle down, to keep the peace, to sober down, remit, relent.

    To moderate, soften, soothe, mitigate, appease, temper, attemper, contemper, mollify, lenify, tame, dull, take off the edge, blunt, obtund, tone down.

    To tranquillise, assuage, appease, lull, smooth, compose, still, calm, quiet, hush, quell, sober, pacify, damp, lay, allay, rebate, slacken, smooth, soften, alleviate, rock to sleep, deaden 376, check, restrain, slake, curb, bridle, rein in, hold in, repress, smother, counteract 179.

    (Phrases). To pour oil on the waves; pour balm into.

    (Adjectives). Moderate, gentle, mild, sober, temperate, reasonable, tempered, calm, unruffled, tranquil, smooth, untroubled, unirritating, soft, bland, oily, demulcent, lenitive, cool, quiet, anodyne, hypnotic, sedative, peaceful, peaceable, pacific, lenient, tame, halcyon, restful.

    (Phrases). Gentle as a lamb; mild as mother's milk; milk and water.

    (Adverbs). Moderately, gently, softly, etc.

    (Phrases). Suaviter in modo; est modus in rebus.

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