Thesaurus

poltergeists

noun
plural of poltergeist

Synonyms of poltergeists

the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people
  • we thought a poltergeist was knocking dishes off the shelves, but it turned out to just be vibrations from passing trains

Synonyms for poltergeists

Words Related to poltergeists

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about poltergeists

Cite this Entry

“Poltergeists.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/poltergeists. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on poltergeists

Nglish: Translation of poltergeists for Spanish Speakers

Comments on poltergeists

What made you want to look up poltergeists? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!