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honey

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of honey

  1. 1 a lovely woman <she's a honey, all right> Synonyms babe [slang], beauty queen, cookie (or cooky), cutie (or cutey), dolly bird [British], enchantress, eyeful, fox, goddess, beauty, knockout, queen, stunnerRelated Words belle, charmer, peach; bathing beauty, cover girl, pinup girl; bimbette [slang], bunny, houri, sex kitten, sexpot, sex symbol; cutie-pie, dish, doll, dreamboat [slang], hottie, looker, pretty; coquette, femme fatale, siren, temptress, vampNear Antonyms bag, dog, frump; crone, hag, horror, witch; gorgon, monster

  2. 2 something very good of its kind <this morning one of my employees had a real honey of an excuse for being late for work> Synonyms beaut, beauty, bee's knees, cat's meow, corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), daisy, dandy, dilly, doozy (or doozie also doozer), dream, jim-dandy, hot stuff, humdinger, hummer, knockout, lollapalooza, lulu [slang], nifty, peach, pip, pippin, ripper, ripsnorter, snorter, sockdolager (or sockdologer), standout, sweetheartRelated Words marvel, phenomenon, prodigy, sensation, wonder; catch, crown jewel, diamond, gem, imperial, jewel, pearl, plum, treasureNear Antonyms bust, disappointment, dud, failure, flop, lemon, letdown, loser, stinker, turkey

  3. 3 a person with whom one is in love <he usually gives his honey a dozen red roses on Valentine's Day> Synonyms beloved, darling, dear, flame, hon, sweetheart, love, squeeze [slang], sweet, sweetie, sweetie pie, trueloveRelated Words beau, boy, boyfriend, fellow, man, swain; gal, girl, girlfriend, inamorata, ladylove, lass, mistress, tootsie; amour, lover, paramour; doll, duck(s) [chiefly British], pet; date, escort, steady; admirer, gallant, suitor, wooer; groom, husband; bride, wife; significant other; fiancé, intended; crush, heartthrob




honey

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of honey

  1. to praise too much <she knew that the hairstylist was honeying her for a reason—the expectation of a generous tip> Synonyms adulate, belaud, blarney, butter up, hero-worship, flatter, massage, overpraise, puff, soft-soap, strokeRelated Words blandish, cajole, coax, sweet-talk, wheedle; fawn, kowtow, suck (up to), toady; idolize, worship; eulogize, extol (also extoll), laud, praise; applaud, commend, compliment; congratulate, felicitate; drool, gush, slaver, slobber; endear, ingratiate; court, romance, wooNear Antonyms bad-mouth, belittle, decry, depreciate, disparage, put down




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