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spook

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of spook

  1. 1 a person who tries secretly to obtain information for one country in the territory of another usually unfriendly country <Russia recalled its spooks after the collapse of the Soviet Union> Synonyms agent, asset, emissary, intelligencer, mole, operative, spy, undercoverRelated Words courier; counterspy, double agent, sleeper; infiltrator, informer, stool pigeon; spymaster, superspy

  2. 2 the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people <Halloween is the night when spooks and goblins are said to roam abroad> Synonyms apparition, bogey (also bogie or bogy), familiar spirit, hant [dialect], haunt [chiefly dialect], materialization, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter (or spectre), spirit, ghost, sprite, vision, visitant, wraithRelated Words angel, daimon, familiar, genie, genius, jinni (or jinn also djinni or djinn), shaitan; double, doppelgänger (or doppelganger), fetch; lemures, manes; incubus, lamia, succubus, vampire, zombie (also zombi); cacodemon, demon (or daemon), devil, fiend, ghoul, imp




spook

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of spook

  1. to strike with fear <the sudden noise spooked her out of her skin> Synonyms affright, alarm (also alarum), fright, horrify, panic, scare, scarify, shock, frighten, startle, terrify, terrorizeRelated Words appall (also appal), bowl over, dismay, floor, jolt, shake, shake up; amaze, astound, awe; chill, daunt, demoralize, dispirit, emasculate, psych (out), undo, unman, unnerve, unstring; discomfort, discompose, disconcert, disquiet, distract, distress, disturb, perturb, unsettle, upset, worryNear Antonyms assure, cheer, comfort, console, solace, soothe; embolden, encourage, hearten, inspire, steelAntonyms reassure




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