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dove

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dove

  1. 1 a person who opposes war or warlike policies <the doves were in favor of using the surplus to improve the nation's schools and not its weapons systems> Synonyms pacifist, peacenik Related Words peacemaker Near Antonyms militarist; chauvinist, nationalist Antonyms hawk, jingo, war hawk, warmonger

  2. 2 an innocent or gentle person <he's a dove who wouldn't hurt a fly> Synonyms angel, lamb, 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




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