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spook

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of spook

  1. 1 a person who tries secretly to obtain information for one country in the territory of another usually unfriendly country Russia recalled its spooks after the collapse of the Soviet Union Synonyms of spook agent, asset, emissary, intelligencer, mole, operative, spy, undercoverWords Related to spook courier; counterspy, double agent, sleeper; infiltrator, informer, stool pigeon; spymaster, superspy

  2. 2 the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people Halloween is the night when spooks and goblins are said to roam abroad Synonyms of spook apparition, bogey (also bogie or bogy), familiar spirit, hant [dialect], haunt [chiefly dialect], materialization, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter (or spectre), spirit, ghost, sprite, vision, visitant, wraithWords Related to spook angel, daimon, familiar, genie, genius, jinni (or jinn also djinni or djinn), shaitan; double, doppelgänger (or doppelganger), fetch; lemures, manes; incubus, lamia, succubus, vampire, zombie (also zombi); cacodemon, demon (or daemon), devil, fiend, ghoul, imp


spook

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of spook

  1. to strike with fear the sudden noise spooked her out of her skin Synonyms of spook affright, alarm (also alarum), fright, horrify, panic, scare, scarify, shock, frighten, startle, terrify, terrorizeWords Related to spook appall (also appal), bowl over, dismay, floor, jolt, shake, shake up; amaze, astound, awe; chill, daunt, demoralize, dispirit, emasculate, psych (out), undo, unman, unnerve, unstring; discomfort, discompose, disconcert, disquiet, distract, distress, disturb, perturb, unsettle, upset, worryNear Antonyms of spook assure, cheer, comfort, console, solace, soothe; embolden, encourage, hearten, inspire, steelAntonyms of spook reassure



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