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hector

Synonyms and Antonyms of hector

a person who teases, threatens, or hurts smaller, weaker, or more vulnerable persons

  • law penalizing debt collection agencies that operate like hectors
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hector

Synonyms and Antonyms of hector

to make timid or fearful by or as if by threats

  • the judge warned the attorney that hectoring the witness with aggressive questioning would not be allowed
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Phrases Synonymous with hector

pick on

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Synonym Discussion of hector

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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