Synonyms and Antonyms of leech

  1. a person who is supported by or seeks support from another without making an adequate return <whenever the gang went out for pizza, the leech in the group always had an excuse for not paying his fair share> Synonyms bloodsucker, freeloader, free rider, hanger-on, moocher, parasite, sponge, sponger Related Words dependent; deadbeat, idler; flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), henchman, lackey, satellite, stooge, sycophant, toady, yes-man; cheapskate, miser, niggard, piker, scrooge, skinflint, tightwad Near Antonyms benefactor, philanthropist, supporter

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