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harpy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of harpy

  1. 1 a bad-tempered scolding woman <in fairy tales stepmothers are often portrayed as harpies who make the lives of their stepchildren miserable> Synonyms battle-ax (or battle-axe), dragon lady, fury, shrew, harridan, termagant, virago, vixenRelated Words fishwife, gorgon; carper, castigator, caviler (or caviller), censurer, critic, faultfinder, nitpicker, railer, scold; belittler, derider, detractor; pettifogger, quibbler

  2. 2 a person who habitually preys upon others <having just started to make it really big in the music business, he found himself surrounded by a flock of harpies greedy for a piece of the action> Synonyms bloodsucker, buzzard, predator, kite, shark, vampire, vulture, wolfRelated Words exploiter, user; leech, sponge, sponger; destroyer, devourerAntonyms prey





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