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lug

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lug

  1. 1 a big clumsy often slow-witted person <get off of my feet, you big lug!> Synonyms clod, clodhopper, gawk, hulk, lout, lubber, oaf, lump, Neanderthal, palookaRelated Words chump, loser, schlemiel (also shlemiel), turkey; slouch; airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, blunderer, bonehead, bubblehead, chowderhead, chucklehead, clodpoll (or clodpole), clot [British], cluck, clunk, cuddy (or cuddie) [British dialect], deadhead, dim bulb [slang], dimwit, dip, dodo, dolt, donkey, doofus [slang], dope, dork [slang], dullard, dumbbell, dumbhead, dum-dum, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, dunderhead, fathead, galoot [slang], gander, golem, goof, goon, half-wit, hammerhead, hardhead, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, know-nothing, knucklehead, lamebrain, loggerhead [chiefly dialect], loon, lump, lunkhead, meathead, mome [archaic], moron, mug [chiefly British], mutt, natural, nimrod [slang], nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, noddy, noodle, numskull (or numbskull), pinhead, prat [British], ratbag [chiefly Australian], saphead, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schnook [slang], simp, simpleton, stock, stupe, stupid, thickhead, turkey, woodenhead, yahoo, yo-yo; anthropoid, ape, beast, boor, brute, cad, churl, clown, creep, cretin, cur, heel, louse, skunk, snake, stinker, tyke (also tike) [chiefly British], villain; booby, fool, goose, loony (also looney), lunatic, madman, nut; featherbrain, scatterbrain; rascal, rogue, scampNear Antonyms brain, brainiac, egghead, genius, intellectual, sage, thinker, whiz, wizard

  2. 2 an average or ordinary man <the billionaire industrialist was totally clueless about the concerns of the blue-collar lugs that worked for him> Synonyms everyman, Joe Six-Pack, John Doe, little guy, little man, Joe Blow, slobRelated Words commoner, pleb, plebeian, prole, proletarian; everywoman, plain Jane; laborer, peon, workerNear Antonyms big cheese, big shot, big wheel, big wig, fat cat, mover and shaker, VIP




lug

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lug

  1. 1 to cause to follow by applying steady force on <lugged the lawn mower out into the backyard> Synonyms drag, draw, hale, haul, pull, tow, tugRelated Words attract; heave, jerk, yank; carry, convey, ferry, move, transportNear Antonyms shove, thrustAntonyms drive, propel, push

  2. 2 to support and take from one place to another <I don't understand why he's always lugging all of his books around when his locker is right over there> Synonyms bear, cart, convey, ferry, haul, carry, pack, tote, transportRelated Words deliver, hand over, transfer; forward, send, ship, transmit; bring, fetch, take; move, remove, shift




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