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angel

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of angel

  1. 1 an innocent or gentle person <would like to think that her child is a perfect angel> Synonyms lamb, dove, innocent, sheepRelated Words babe, colt, cub, fledgling, greenhorn, ingenue (or ingénue), naïf (or naif), newbie, tenderfoot, virgin; cherub, saint; mollycoddle, sissy, softy (or softie), weakling, wimp; dupe, pigeon, sap, suckerNear Antonyms bully, roughneck, rowdy, tough; beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cretin, cur, heel, jerk, joker, louse, lout, slob; shark, skunk, snake, stinker; devil, knave, miscreant, no-good, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, scalawag (or scallywag), scamp, scoundrel, varlet, villainAntonyms wolf

  2. 2 one that announces or indicates the later arrival of another <looking forward to seeing those red-breasted angels of the spring—robins> Synonyms forerunner, foregoer, harbinger, herald, outrider, precursorRelated Words foreboder, foreshadower, foretaste, forewarning; advertiser, announcer, blazoner, crier, proclaimer; courier, messenger, runner; augury, auspice, boding, foreboding, foreshadowing, omen, portent, prefiguring, presage; mark, sign, symptom; bellwether

  3. 3 one that helps another with gifts or money <over the years the industrialist frequently served as the symphony orchestra's anonymous angel> Synonyms benefactor, donator, donor, fairy godmother, Maecenas, patron, sugar daddyRelated Words benefactress, patroness; almoner, almsgiver, philanthropist; altruist, bestower, contributor, giver; helper, subscriber, supporter; guardian angel, protector, savior (or saviour)Near Antonyms beneficiary, donee, giftee, recipient




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