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nymph

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of nymph

  1. 1 a mythical goddess represented as a young girl and said to live outdoors <she bought the book of fairy tales for the beautiful engravings of nymphs and fairies featured between the stories> Synonyms dryad, hamadryad, naiad, oread, wood nymph Related Words mermaid, Nereid, Oceanid, sea-maid (or sea-maiden), siren, water nymph

  2. 2 a young wingless often wormlike form (as a grub or caterpillar) that hatches from the egg of many insects <mayfly nymphs> Synonyms naiad, larvaRelated Words pupa

  3. 3 a female person who has not yet reached adulthood <the neighborhood nymphs were gathered at the local pizza parlor, checking out the hot guys> Synonyms filly, lass, lassie, miss, missy, girl, sheila [Australian & New Zealand]Related Words bobby-soxer, junior miss, schoolgirl, subdebutante, teenybopper; gamine, hoyden, pixie (also pixy), romp, snip, tomboy




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