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ghost

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Synonyms and Antonyms of ghost

  1. 1 the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people <looked for ghosts in the graveyard on Halloween> 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, spook, sprite, vision, visitant, wraith Related 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

  2. 2 the smallest amount or part imaginable <she may be a good endurance runner, but she doesn't stand a ghost of a chance of winning in a sprint> Synonyms beans, bubkes (also bupkes or bupkus), continental, damn, darn (also durn), diddly [slang], diddly-squat [slang], doodley-squat (or doodly-squat), fig, jot, hoot, iota, lick, modicum, rap, squat [slang], syllable, tittle, whit, whoopRelated Words ace, bit, crumb, dab, driblet, glimmer, hint, little, mite, nip, ounce, particle, peanuts, pin, ray, scrap, scruple, semblance, shade, shadow, shred, skosh, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), snap, speck, spot, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, touch, trace

  3. 3 a tiny often physical indication of something lost or vanished <the down-at-the-heels town house is but a ghost of the neighborhood's former grandeur> Synonyms echo, vestige, relic, shadow, traceRelated Words memento, remembrance, reminder; artifact; afterimage, aftertaste; balance, corpse, hangover, leftover, oddment, remainder, remnant, scrap; dreg(s), leavings, remain(s), residual, residue, rest

  4. 4 an evil spirit <the vengeful ghosts of seamen who were deliberately shipwrecked upon these shores> Synonyms cacodemon, devil, fiend, demon, ghoul, ghoulie, imp, shaitanRelated Words hag [archaic], lamia, vampire; incubus, nightmare, succubus; afreet (or afrit), genie, jinni (or jinn also djinni or djinn); apparition, banshee, bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugbear, familiar, familiar spirit, genius, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, vision, wraith; brownie, dwarf, elf, faerie (also faery), fairy, fay, gnome, goblin, gremlin, hobgoblin, kobold, leprechaun, pixie (also pixy), puck, sprite, troll; monster, ogreNear Antonyms angel


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