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hector

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hector

  1. a person who teases, threatens, or hurts smaller or weaker persons a small-town hector with no job and lots of time on his hands Synonyms bullyboy, bully, intimidatorRelated Words antagonist, enemy; abuser, baiter, giber (or jiber), harasser, harrier, heckler, mocker, needler, oppressor, persecutor, ridiculer, taunter, tease, teaser, torturer; goon, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, mug, punk, rough, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, thug, tough, toughie (also toughy); cutthroat, felon, gangster, gunman, mobster, racketeer

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hector

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hector

  1. to make timid or fearful by or as if by threats the children used to constantly hector the poor dog, and now he growls at everybody Synonyms blackjack, bogart, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, bullyrag, cow, intimidate, mau-mau, strong-armRelated Words bluster, trash-talk; affright, alarm (also alarum), frighten, horrify, scare, shock, spook, startle, terrify; menace, terrorize, threaten; badger, harass, hound; bludgeon, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, force, make, oblige, press, pressure, push around; demoralize, psych (out), unman, unnerve; discompose, disconcert, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, upsetNear Antonyms cheer, comfort, console, reassure, solace, soothe; embolden, encourage, hearten, steel; convince, persuade



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