Synonyms and Antonyms of angel

  1. 1 an innocent or gentle person would like to think that her child is a perfect angel Synonyms lamb, dove, innocent, sheepRelated Words babe, colt, cub, fledgling, greenhorn, ingenue (or ingénue), naïf (or naif), newbie, tenderfoot, virgin; cherub, saint; mollycoddle, sissy, softy (or softie), weakling, wimp; dupe, pigeon, sap, suckerNear Antonyms bully, roughneck, rowdy, tough; beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cretin, cur, heel, jerk, joker, louse, lout, slob; shark, skunk, snake, stinker; devil, knave, miscreant, no-good, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, scalawag (or scallywag), scamp, scoundrel, varlet, villainAntonyms wolf

  2. 2 one that announces or indicates the later arrival of another looking forward to seeing those red-breasted angels of the spring—robins Synonyms forerunner, foregoer, harbinger, herald, outrider, precursorRelated Words foreboder, foreshadower, foretaste, forewarning; advertiser, announcer, blazoner, crier, proclaimer; courier, messenger, runner; augury, auspice, boding, foreboding, foreshadowing, omen, portent, prefiguring, presage; mark, sign, symptom; bellwether

  3. 3 one that helps another with gifts or money over the years the industrialist frequently served as the symphony orchestra's anonymous angel Synonyms benefactor, donator, donor, fairy godmother, Maecenas, patron, sugar daddyRelated Words benefactress, patroness; almoner, almsgiver, philanthropist; altruist, bestower, contributor, giver; helper, subscriber, supporter; guardian angel, protector, savior (or saviour)Near Antonyms beneficiary, donee, giftee, recipient

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