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hound

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hound

  1. 1 a domestic mammal that is related to the wolves and foxes in the yard an old hound greeted us with a single bark Synonyms of hound canine, doggy (or doggie), dog, pooch, tyke (also tike)Words Related to hound cur, mongrel, mutt; bitch; lapdog, pup, puppy, puppy dog, whelp; bandog, bird dog, coonhound, courser, gundog, hunter, sheepdog, sled dog, watchdog, wolf dog, wolfhound; guide dog, police dog, working dog

  2. 2 a person with a strong and habitual liking for something a camera hound even before the baby arrived, he's now become obsessive Synonyms of hound addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fanatic, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, fan, junkie (also junky), lover, maniac, maven (also mavin), nut, suckerWords Related to hound groupie; admirer, amateur, collector, connoisseur, dilettante; authority, expert; adherent, convert, cultist, disciple, follower, hanger-on, votary; advocate, apostle, backer, champion, evangelist, exponent, friend, patron, promoter, proponent, supporter; partisan (also partizan), zealot; booster, rooter, well-wisher; faddistNear Antonyms of hound nonadmirer; belittler, carper, critic, detractorAntonyms of hound nonfan

  3. 3 a mean, evil, or unprincipled person a no-good hound who got his girlfriend pregnant and then took off Synonyms of hound baddie (or baddy), beast, brute, caitiff, devil, evildoer, fiend, heavy, villain, knave, meanie (also meany), miscreant, monster, nazi, no-good, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, savage, scalawag (or scallywag), scamp, scapegrace, scoundrel, varlet, wretchWords Related to hound villainess; blackguard; criminal, crook, culprit, felon, lawbreaker, malefactor, offender, perp, perpetrator, transgressor; sinner, trespasser, wrongdoer; cad, heel, serpent, snake, viper; bandit, bravo, desperado, outlaw; con, convict, jailbird; assassin, cutthroat, gangster, goon, gunman, hoodlum, hooligan, racketeer, ruffian, thug; rough, rowdy, tough; loser, lowlife, ne'er-do-well, stinker, trashNear Antonyms of hound angel, innocent, saint; hero

  4. 4 a person whose behavior is offensive to others nobody could stand that low-down hound and his penchant for mean-spirited pranks Synonyms of hound bastard, beast, bleeder [British], blighter [chiefly British], boor, bounder, bugger, buzzard, cad, chuff, churl, clown, creep, cretin, crud [slang], crumb [slang], cur, dirtbag [slang], dog, fink, heel, jerk, joker, louse, lout, pill, rat, rat fink, reptile, rotter, schmuck [slang], scum, scumbag [slang], scuzzball [slang], skunk, sleaze, sleazebag [slang], sleazeball [slang], slime, slimeball [slang], slob, snake, so-and-so, sod [chiefly British], stinkard, stinker, swine, toad, varmint, verminWords Related to hound barbarian, brute, caveman, Neanderthal, savage; loudmouth, vulgarian; lowlife, miscreant, rascal, rogue, roughneck, scab, scamp, scoundrel, villain, wretch; booby, doofus [slang], fool, jackass, nincompoop, ninny, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, nut, schmo (or schmoe) [slang]; airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, dink [slang], dolt, dope, dork [slang], goon, half-wit, idiot, imbecile, moron, turkey; brat, insolent, nuisance, pest, snip; snob, snoot, snot; dweeb [slang], nerdNear Antonyms of hound hero, heroine, idol, role model; gentleman, lady; angel, saint


hound

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hound

  1. 1 to go after or on the track of after she was publicly dumped by her boyfriend, the actress was hounded by reporters night and day Synonyms of hound bird-dog, chase, course, dog, follow, pursue, run, shadow, tag, tail, trace, track, trailWords Related to hound accompany, chaperone (or chaperon), escort; hunt, search (for), seek; eye, observe, watchNear Antonyms of hound headAntonyms of hound guide, lead, pilot

  2. 2 to subject (someone) to constant scoldings and sharp reminders kept hounding his mother to let him drive her car until she gave in Synonyms of hound dog, henpeck, nag, needle, peck (at)Words Related to hound carp (at), fuss (about or over), nitpick; annoy, badger, bait, bother, bug, chivy (or chivvy), harass, harry, hassle, irk, pester, plague, ride, vex, yap (at); egg, goad, incite, prod, prompt, spur, urge; exhort, insist, press, pressure, push; blandish, cajole, coax, wheedle; beg, importune, pleadNear Antonyms of hound compliment; commend, laud, praise, recommend, tout; acclaim, applaud, build up, eulogize, extol (also extoll)

Synonym Discussion of hound

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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