Thesaurus

harpy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of harpy

  1. 1 a bad-tempered scolding woman in fairy tales stepmothers are often portrayed as harpies who make the lives of their stepchildren miserable Synonyms battle-ax (or battle-axe), dragon lady, fury, shrew, harridan, termagant, virago, vixenRelated Words fishwife, gorgon; carper, castigator, caviler (or caviller), censurer, critic, faultfinder, nitpicker, railer, scold; belittler, derider, detractor; pettifogger, quibbler

  2. 2 a person who habitually preys upon others having just started to make it really big in the music business, he found himself surrounded by a flock of harpies greedy for a piece of the action Synonyms bloodsucker, buzzard, predator, kite, shark, vampire, vulture, wolfRelated Words exploiter, user; leech, sponge, sponger; destroyer, devourerAntonyms prey



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up harpy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

agreeable, attractive, or delicious

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!