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parasite

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of parasite

  1. a person who is supported by or seeks support from another without making an adequate return <a parasite who lived in the family's basement and refused to get a job or pay rent> Synonyms bloodsucker, freeloader, free rider, hanger-on, moocher, leech, sponge, spongerRelated Words dependent; deadbeat, idler; flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), henchman, lackey, satellite, stooge, sycophant, toady, yes-man; cheapskate, miser, niggard, piker, scrooge, skinflint, tightwadNear Antonyms benefactor, philanthropist, supporter




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