Synonyms and Antonyms of hug
to express to (someone) admiration for his or her success or good fortune
- She hugged herself for having made a killing on the investment.
bad-mouth, belittle, cry down, decry, deprecate, depreciate, diminish, discount, disparage, minimize, put down, write off
jeer, mock, ridicule, taunt, tease
to put one's arms around and press tightly
- Grandma hugged the grandchildren good-bye.
clamp, cling, cradle, grab, grip, hold
bosom, embosom, encircle, entwine, envelop, enwind
fold, lock, twine, wrap
cuddle, fondle, nestle, nuzzle, pat, pet, snuggle, stroke