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pet

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of pet


pet

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pet

  1. a person or thing that is preferred over others the teacher's pet was always getting special privileges Synonyms darling, fave, minion, pet, preference, speedRelated Words beloved, dear, sweetheart; jewel, prize, treasureNear Antonyms abomination, anathema, bête noire, bugbear



pet

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pet

  1. to touch or handle in a tender or loving manner a cat who loves to be petted Synonyms caress, gentle, love, pat, fondle, strokeRelated Words bill, canoodle, cuddle, neck, nestle, nose, nuzzle, snuggle, spoon; feel up, paw; cradle, embrace, enfold, hug; bounce, dandle; knead, massage; baby, coddle, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil


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