Thesaurus

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 of baby babe, bambino, child, infant, neonate, newborn Words Related to baby 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 of baby 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 of baby 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, wightWords Related to baby hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebodyNear Antonyms of baby 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 of baby achievement, acquirement, attainment, accomplishment, coup, success, triumphWords Related to baby 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 of baby botch, cock-up [British], mess, muddle, shambles; bummer, bust, catastrophe, debacle (also débâcle), disaster, dud, failure, fiasco, fizzle, flop, washout; disappointment, letdown, loss, setbackAntonyms of baby 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 of baby crybaby, bellyacher, complainer, fussbudget, fusser, fusspot, griper, grumbler, kvetch, kvetcher, sniveler, whinerWords Related to baby bawler, bleater, moaner, screamer, squawker, wailer, weeper; crab, grump, malcontentNear Antonyms of baby 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 of baby cocker, coddle, cosset, dandle, indulge, mollycoddle, nurse, pamper, spoil, wet-nurse Words Related to baby cater (to), humor; content, delight, gladden, gratify, mother, oblige, please, satisfy; appease, mollify, pacify, placate, soothe Near Antonyms of baby control, discipline, restrain; oppress; neglect, overlook, slight; molest, outrage, violate; harass, harm, hurt, injure, oppress, persecute, torment, torture, victimize Antonyms of baby abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, manhandle, mishandle, mistreat, misuse

Synonym Discussion of baby

indulge, pamper, humor, spoil, baby, mollycoddle mean to show undue favor to a person's desires and feelings. indulge implies excessive compliance and weakness in gratifying another's or one's own desires.
    • indulged myself with food at the slightest excuse
pamper implies inordinate gratification of desire for luxury and comfort with consequent enervating effect.
    • pampered by the amenities of modern living
humor stresses a yielding to a person's moods or whims.
    • humored him by letting him tell the story
spoil stresses the injurious effects on character by indulging or pampering.
    • foolish parents spoil their children
baby suggests excessive care, attention, or solicitude.
    • babying students by grading too easily
mollycoddle suggests an excessive degree of care and attention to another's health or welfare.
    • refused to mollycoddle her malingering son


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