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heckle

Synonyms and Antonyms of heckle

to attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults
  • The players were being heckled by the fans.
Synonyms of heckle
Words Related to heckle
Phrases Synonymous with heckle

make game of, pick on

Synonym Discussion of heckle

bait, badger, heckle, hector, chivy, hound mean to harass by efforts to break down. bait implies wanton cruelty or delight in persecuting a helpless victim.
    • baited the chained dog
badger implies pestering so as to drive a person to confusion or frenzy.
    • badgered her father for a car
heckle implies persistent annoying or belligerent interruptions of a speaker.
    • drunks heckled the stand-up comic
hector carries an implication of bullying and domineering.
    • football players hectored by their coach
chivy suggests persecution by teasing or nagging.
    • chivied the new student mercilessly
hound implies unrelenting pursuit and harassing.
    • hounded by creditors


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