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

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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