The word “dabbling” has 2 syllables: dab-bling.

It's pronounced as /ˈdæblɪŋ/.

What is synonym and antonym for dabbling?

In the thesaurus, “dabbling” has 21 synonyms and 12 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for dabbling along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for dabbling

  • amusing
  • bare
  • delightful
  • delighting
  • diverting
  • enjoyable
  • entertaining
  • frivolous
  • fun
  • goofy
  • incomplete
  • joking
  • playing
  • pleasing
  • pleasurable
  • roguish
  • silly
  • trifling
  • unadorned
  • undeveloped
  • unfulfilled

Antonyms for dabbling

  • dutiful
  • earnest
  • laboring
  • plodding
  • responsible
  • serious
  • sober
  • striving
  • struggling
  • sweating
  • toiling
  • working

Meanings of dabbling

  • verb
    1. To make slightly wet or soiled by spattering or sprinkling a liquid (such as water, mud, or paint) on it; to bedabble.
    2. To cause splashing by moving a body part like a bill or limb in soft mud, water, etc., often playfully; to play in shallow water; to paddle.
    3. To participate or have an interest in an activity in a casual or superficial way.
    4. To interfere or meddle in; to tamper with.
  • noun
    1. (gerund of dabble) An act in which something is dabbled in.

Example Sentences

  • The artist spent the afternoon dabbling with watercolors, creating vibrant and abstract paintings.
  • In the garden, children could be seen dabbling in the pond, fascinated by the aquatic life.
  • The scientist was deeply engaged in dabbling with new experiments to push the boundaries of knowledge.
  • During the workshop, participants enjoyed dabbling in various crafts, from pottery to beadwork.
  • As a language learner, he found joy in dabbling with different languages, exploring their nuances and structures.

On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to dabbling, such as: amusing, bare, delightful, delighting, diverting, dutiful, earnest.

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