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mug

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of mug

  1. 1 a round vessel equipped with a handle and designed for drinking <a coffee mug> Synonyms cupRelated Words beaker, blackjack, stein, tankard; chalice, goblet; demitasse, noggin; teacup

  2. 2 a violent, brutal person who is often a member of an organized gang <just a bunch of mugs with no respect for anyone, not even themselves> Synonyms bully, gangbanger, gangsta, gangster, goon, gorilla, hood, hooligan, mobster, hoodlum, plug-ugly, punk, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, thug, tough, toughie (also toughy), yob [British], yobbo [British]Related Words cutthroat, scoundrel, villain; assassin, bandit, bravo, brigand, criminal, crook, desperado, felon, gunman, highwayman, lawbreaker, mafioso, malefactor, offender, outlaw, perp, perpetrator, pirate; pickpocket, racketeer, robber, swindler, thief, vandal; juvenile delinquent, tearaway [British]

  3. 3 the front part of the head <she joked about not having to see his ugly mug anymore> Synonyms countenance, kisser [slang], face, pan [slang], puss [slang], visageRelated Words appearance, aspect, features, lineaments, looks, mien, presence; expression, physiognomy

  4. 4 the opening through which food passes into the body of an animal <keep your mug shut and listen up> Synonyms chops, gob [chiefly British], kisser [slang], mouth, piehole [slang], trap [slang], yap [slang]Related Words countenance, face, puss [slang], visage; muzzle; jaws, mandible, maxilla; gullet, maw

  5. 5 a twisting of the facial features in disgust or disapproval <an involuntary mug at the revolting sight> Synonyms face, frown, lower (also lour), moue, mouth, mow, grimace, pout, scowl, snootRelated Words flinch, squinch, wince; growl, snarl; rictus, simper, smirk; scoff, sneer; glare, glower, look, stareNear Antonyms grin, laugh, smile

  6. 6 chiefly British  one who is easily deceived or cheated <the cardsharp was always on the lookout for a new mug> Synonyms chump, gull, {h,1}dupe [chiefly British], patsy, pigeon, pushover, sap, soft touch, sucker, toolRelated Words cat's-paw, mark, target, victim; schlemiel (also shlemiel); butt, derision, laughingstock, mock, mockery; booby, dodo, fool, goose, half-wit, jackass, lunatic, monkey, nincompoop, ninny, nitwit, simp, simpleton, turkey, yo-yo; loser; blockhead, cretin, dolt, dope, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, idiot, imbecile, moron, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schlump [slang], schnook [slang]Near Antonyms cheat, cheater, confidence man, cozener, defrauder, dodger, hoaxer, shark, sharper, slicker, swindler, trickster

  7. 7 chiefly British  a stupid person <those mugs couldn't blow up a balloon, let alone the Houses of Parliament> Synonyms airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, bonehead, bubblehead, chowderhead, chucklehead, clodpoll (or clodpole), clot [British], cluck, clunk, cretin, 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, gander, golem, goof, goon, half-wit, hammerhead, hardhead, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, know-nothing, knucklehead, lamebrain, loggerhead [chiefly dialect], loon, lump, lunkhead, meathead, mome [archaic], moron, idiot [chiefly British], mutt, natural, nimrod [slang], nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, noddy, noodle, numskull (or numbskull), oaf, pinhead, prat [British], ratbag [chiefly Australian], saphead, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schnook [slang], simpleton, stock, stupe, stupid, thickhead, turkey, woodenhead, yahoo, yo-yoRelated Words booby, buffoon, fool, goose, loony, lunatic, madman, nut, zany; loser; gawk; featherbrain, scatterbrain; beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cur, heel, jerk, skunk, snake, stinker, villain; bimbette [slang], bimbo [slang], himboNear Antonyms egghead, intellect, intellectual, sage, thinker, whiz, wizard; polymath, Renaissance man; sharpie (or sharpy)Antonyms brain, genius




mug

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of mug

  1. 1 to distort one's face <every time their picture was snapped, both children mugged by sticking out their tongues or scrunching up their faces> Synonyms grimace, mouth Related Words pout; contort, deform, twist, warp; frown, glare, gloom, glower, lower (also lour), scowl; gape, gaze, ogle, stare; growl, snarl, sneer; simper, smirk Phrases make a face (or make faces), pull a face Near Antonyms beam, grin, smile

  2. 2 to take a photograph of <mugging captured criminals for the police records> Synonyms photograph, photo, shoot, snapRelated Words image, picture, rephotograph, retake; film, videotape




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