hacking

The word “hacking” has 2 syllables: hack-ing.

It's pronounced as /ˈhækɪŋ/.


What is synonym and antonym for hacking?

In the thesaurus, “hacking” has 118 synonyms and 59 antonyms.

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


Synonyms for hacking

  • accept
  • accepting
  • addressing
  • amputate
  • anger
  • bark
  • bother
  • break
  • bruise
  • burst
  • butcher
  • carve
  • chisel
  • choke
  • chop
  • cleave
  • confront
  • contort
  • crack
  • crumble
  • cube
  • curtail
  • cut
  • cut back
  • cut down
  • damage
  • deface
  • disable
  • disband
  • disfigure
  • dismember
  • distort
  • disturb
  • divide
  • drop
  • endure
  • enduring
  • engrave
  • etch
  • exasperate
  • fashion
  • flatten
  • gall
  • get by
  • go
  • grapple
  • grind
  • hack
  • handle
  • handling
  • harm
  • hew
  • hold
  • impair
  • incapacitate
  • incense
  • inflame
  • infuriate
  • injure
  • irk
  • irritate
  • isolate
  • lacerate
  • lower
  • maim
  • managing
  • mangle
  • manipulating
  • maul
  • mince
  • mold
  • mutilate
  • negotiating
  • nick
  • open
  • pare
  • provoke
  • ravage
  • raze
  • receive
  • rile
  • rip
  • rive
  • score
  • sculpt
  • separate
  • sever
  • shape
  • shave
  • shoot
  • shoot down
  • shorten
  • shred
  • slash
  • slice
  • slit
  • splinter
  • split
  • stand
  • standing
  • strip
  • suffer
  • sunder
  • survive
  • sustaining
  • taking
  • tear
  • tolerating
  • treating
  • tumble
  • vex
  • vomit
  • welcome
  • whack
  • whoop
  • wound
  • wreck
  • wrestle

Antonyms for hacking

  • adorn
  • agree
  • aid
  • assist
  • attach
  • avoiding
  • beautify
  • botching
  • bungling
  • calm
  • close
  • combating
  • combatting
  • combine
  • comfort
  • contesting
  • cure
  • declining
  • decorate
  • delight
  • disagree
  • dismissing
  • enable
  • escaping
  • fighting
  • fix
  • fumbling
  • heal
  • help
  • hide
  • improve
  • increase
  • join
  • lengthen
  • make happy
  • mend
  • mishandling
  • missing
  • muffing
  • opposing
  • ornament
  • placate
  • please
  • raise
  • refuse
  • refusing
  • reject
  • rejecting
  • repair
  • repudiating
  • resisting
  • rise
  • sew
  • soothe
  • stop
  • turn away
  • turning down
  • unite
  • wait

Meanings of hacking

  • verb
    1. To chop or cut down in a rough manner.
    2. To cough noisily.
    3. To withstand or put up with a difficult situation.
    4. To make a quick code change to patch a computer program, often one that, while being effective, is inelegant or makes the program harder to maintain.
    5. To accomplish a difficult programming task.
    6. To work with something on an intimately technical level.
    7. (by extension) To apply a trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to something to increase productivity, efficiency or ease.
    8. To hack into; to gain unauthorized access to (a computer system, e.g., a website, or network) by manipulating code.
    9. (by extension) To gain unauthorised access to a computer or online account belonging to (a person or organisation).
    10. To strike an opponent's leg with one's hockey stick.
    11. To make a flailing attempt to hit the puck with a hockey stick.
    12. To swing at a pitched ball.
    13. (soccer and rugby) To kick (a player) on the shins.
    14. To strike in a frantic movement.
    15. To strike lightly as part of tapotement massage.
    16. To lay (bricks) on a rack to dry.
    17. To keep (young hawks) in a state of partial freedom, before they are trained.
    18. To make common or cliched; to vulgarise.
    19. To ride a horse at a regular pace; to ride on a road (as opposed to riding cross-country etc.).
    20. To be exposed or offered or to common use for hire; to turn prostitute.
    21. To live the life of a drudge or hack.
    22. To use as a hack; to let out for hire.
    23. To use frequently and indiscriminately, so as to render trite and commonplace.
    24. To play hackeysack.
  • adjective
    1. Short and interrupted, broken, jerky; hacky.
  • noun
    1. Playful solving of technical work that requires deep understanding, especially of a computer system.
    2. Unauthorized attempts to bypass the security mechanisms of an information system or network. See also cracker.
    3. A dry coughing; the emission of a succession of short coughs.
    4. A kick in the shins.
    5. (massage) The act of striking the muscles with the side of the hand.
    6. A riding or journey on horseback.
    7. The operation of working over the faces of rough or worn grindstones with a hack-hammer.
    8. The separation of a course of stones into two smaller courses, when there are not enough large stones to form a single course.
    9. (gem-cutting) The cuts and grooves made in the metal laps by holding the cutting edge of a steel blade against them while in motion, for the purpose of providing receptacles or pockets for the powders using in cutting and polishing gems.
    10. (brick-making) The piling of bricks for drying.

Example Sentences

  • He spent hours hacking away at the keyboard to uncover vulnerabilities in the system.
  • The cybersecurity expert detected unusual activity indicating a potential hacking attempt.
  • Hacking into private accounts is a serious violation of privacy and legality.
  • The organization invested in advanced software to prevent unauthorized hacking.
  • The news highlighted the increasing threat of state-sponsored hacking activities.

On this page you'll find 177 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to hacking, such as: accept, accepting, addressing, adorn, agree, aid, amputate.

Make sure to choose synonyms and antonyms that are appropriate for the context of the sentence.

Related Words

banging

  • brouhaha
  • bumping
  • clapping
  • clipping
  • colliding
  • confusion
  • cracking
  • crashing
  • fuss
  • hitting
  • knocking
  • pounding
  • punching
  • ramming
  • shutting
  • slamming
  • slapping
  • smacking
  • smashing
  • striking
  • swiping
  • turbulence
  • whacking

hammering

  • attacking
  • banging
  • bashing
  • battering
  • beating
  • blaming
  • blow
  • bludgeoning
  • clapping
  • clipping
  • clobbering
  • cracking
  • create
  • criticizing
  • doing
  • drawing
  • fashioning
  • forge
  • forging
  • hiding
  • hitting
  • knocking
  • lashing
  • lecturing
  • licking
  • nailing
  • pelting
  • pounding
  • pummeling
  • pummelling
  • punching
  • reprimanding
  • scolding
  • slamming
  • slapping
  • smacking
  • smashing
  • striking
  • swiping
  • thrashing
  • thumping
  • whacking
  • whipping

nailing

  • apprehending
  • arresting
  • attach
  • banging
  • capturing
  • catch
  • catching
  • clapping
  • clinching
  • clipping
  • cracking
  • deciding
  • determining
  • exposing
  • getting
  • grabbing
  • hit
  • hitting
  • hook
  • knocking
  • landing
  • pin
  • pounding
  • punching
  • restraining
  • seizing
  • settling
  • slamming
  • slapping
  • smacking
  • snatching
  • striking
  • swiping
  • tack
  • uncovering
  • whack
  • whacking

tagging

walloping

  • annihilating
  • assault
  • astronomic
  • astronomical
  • attack
  • attacking
  • banging
  • bashing
  • battering
  • battery
  • batting
  • beating
  • belting
  • bludgeoning
  • bombing
  • buffeting
  • bumper
  • burying
  • clapping
  • clipping
  • clobbering
  • clubbing
  • colossal
  • cracking
  • creaming
  • cudgeling
  • cudgelling
  • doing
  • drubbing
  • dusting
  • enormous
  • flattening
  • flogging
  • giant
  • gigantic
  • hammering
  • harm
  • hiding
  • hitting
  • huge
  • immense
  • injury
  • knocking
  • lashing
  • licking
  • mammoth
  • massive
  • mastering
  • mauling
  • mighty
  • monster
  • monstrous
  • monumental
  • mountainous
  • overcoming
  • paddling
  • pasting
  • pelting
  • pounding
  • pummeling
  • pummelling
  • punching
  • routing
  • sizable
  • slamming
  • slapping
  • smacking
  • smashing
  • smothering
  • socking
  • striking
  • swiping
  • taking
  • thrashing
  • throwing
  • thumping
  • titanic
  • topping
  • tremendous
  • trimming
  • trouncing
  • upsetting
  • vast
  • whacking
  • whipping
  • whomping
  • whopping
  • whupping

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