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prostitute

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of prostitute

  1. a woman who engages in sexual activities for money <the town was horrified to discover that she had once been a prostitute> Synonyms bawd, call girl, cocotte, courtesan, drab, harlot, hooker, hustler, sex worker, streetwalker, strumpet, tart, whore Related Words madam, madame; white slave; bimbo [slang], chippie (also chippy), doxy (also doxie), floozy (or floozie), tramp; bitch, hussy, jade, minx; coquette, flirt, libertine, siren, tempter, temptress, vamp, wench Phrases woman of the street




prostitute

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of prostitute

  1. 1 to lower in character, dignity, or quality <a serious writer prostituting himself by writing pulp novels for money> Synonyms abase, bastardize, canker, cheapen, corrupt, debauch, degrade, demean, demoralize, deprave, deteriorate, lessen, pervert, poison, profane, debase, subvert, vitiate, warpRelated Words befoul, begrime, contaminate, defile, dilute, dirty, pollute, taint, thin, water down, weaken; descend; disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, shame, take down; blemish, damage, deface, destroy, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, mar, ruin, spoil, stain, tarnish, wreck; depreciate, downgradeNear Antonyms dignify, exalt, honor; ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect; clarify, clean, cleanse, purify, refine, restore; respectAntonyms elevate, ennoble, uplift

  2. 2 to put to a bad or improper use <urged not to prostitute her musical talents by writing jingles for TV commercials> Synonyms abuse, misemploy, misuse, pervert, profane, misapplyRelated Words degrade, twist; mismanage; corrupt, debase, desecrateNear Antonyms apply, employ, use, utilize; respect





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