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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-strad-l]
    • /əˈstræd l/
    • /ə.ˈstræ.dəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-strad-l]
    • /əˈstræd l/

Definitions of astraddle word

  • adjective astraddle with a leg on either side of something 3
  • abbreviation ASTRADDLE astride 3
  • adverb astraddle in a straddling position 3
  • noun astraddle With the legs stretched widely on each side of. 1
  • adverb astraddle In a straddling position; astride. 0

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Origin of astraddle

First appearance:

before 1695
One of the 49% oldest English words
First recorded in 1695-1705; a-1 + straddle

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Parts of speech for Astraddle


astraddle popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

astraddle usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for astraddle

adj astraddle

  • athwart — transversely; from one side to another
  • piggyback — on the back or shoulders: The little girl rode piggyback on her father.
  • doubtful — of uncertain outcome or result.
  • wishy-washy — lacking in decisiveness; without strength or character; irresolute.
  • hesitant — hesitating; undecided, doubtful, or disinclined.

adjective astraddle

  • indefinite — not definite; without fixed or specified limit; unlimited: an indefinite number.
  • indecisive — characterized by indecision, as persons; irresolute; undecided.

Antonyms for astraddle

adj astraddle

  • decisive — If a fact, action, or event is decisive, it makes it certain that there will be a particular result.
  • deliberate — If you do something that is deliberate, you planned or decided to do it beforehand, and so it happens on purpose rather than by chance.
  • determined — of unwavering mind; resolute; firm
  • certain — If you are certain about something, you firmly believe it is true and have no doubt about it. If you are not certain about something, you do not have definite knowledge about it.
  • definite — If something such as a decision or an arrangement is definite, it is firm and clear, and unlikely to be changed.

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