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baby

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of baby

  1. 1 a recently born person <the baby is just learning to sit up, so be careful> Synonyms babe, bambino, child, infant, neonate, newborn Related Words cherub; foundling, nursling, suckling; preemie (also premie); papoose; bantling, kid, kiddie (also kiddy), kiddo, moppet, toddler, tot, tyke (also tike); boy, nipper, tad; juvenile, minor, youngling, youngster, youth; brat, imp, squirt, urchin, whippersnapper; girl, hoyden, tomboy Near Antonyms adult, grown-up; elder, graybeard, oldster, old-timer, senior, senior citizen

  2. 2 a member of the human race <I don't care what you want, there'll be no housecleaning for this baby> Synonyms human, being, bird, bod [British], body, character, cookie (or cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wightRelated Words hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebodyNear Antonyms animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter

  3. 3 a successful result brought about by hard work <a small film that was a labor of love and the baby that the director was proudest of> Synonyms achievement, acquirement, attainment, accomplishment, coup, success, triumphRelated Words blockbuster, hit, jackpot, megahit, miracle, smash, winner; conquest, gain, victory, win; skill; deed, feat, performance; arrival, completion, consummation, culmination, execution, fruition, fulfillment (or fulfilment), implementation, realizationNear Antonyms botch, cock-up [British], mess, muddle, shambles; bummer, bust, catastrophe, debacle (also débâcle), disaster, dud, failure, fiasco, fizzle, flop, washout; disappointment, letdown, loss, setbackAntonyms nonachievement

  4. 4 a person who makes frequent complaints usually about little things <he becomes a big baby when his wife is out of town and he's expected to fend for himself at suppertime> Synonyms crybaby, bellyacher, complainer, fussbudget, fusser, fusspot, griper, grumbler, kvetch, kvetcher, sniveler, whinerRelated Words bawler, bleater, moaner, screamer, squawker, wailer, weeper; crab, grump, malcontentNear Antonyms happy camper


baby

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of baby

  1. to treat with great or excessive care <he babied his car, faithfully washing it every week> Synonyms cocker, coddle, cosset, dandle, indulge, mollycoddle, nurse, pamper, spoil, wet-nurse Related Words cater (to), humor; content, delight, gladden, gratify, mother, oblige, please, satisfy; appease, mollify, pacify, placate, soothe Near Antonyms control, discipline, restrain; oppress; neglect, overlook, slight; molest, outrage, violate; harass, harm, hurt, injure, oppress, persecute, torment, torture, victimize Antonyms abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, manhandle, mishandle, mistreat, misuse


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