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1. insect

noun. ['ˈɪnˌsɛkt'] small air-breathing arthropod.

Synonyms

  • ala
  • sucking louse
  • trichopteran
  • pollinator
  • bird louse
  • hymenopteran
  • plecopteran
  • leaf-miner
  • leaf miner
  • neuropterous insect
  • telsontail
  • flea
  • beetle
  • thysanopteron
  • dipterous insect
  • social insect
  • thysanuron
  • arthropod
  • earwig
  • hemipterous insect
  • homopterous insect
  • imago
  • dictyopterous insect
  • trichopteron
  • proturan
  • ephemerid
  • psocopterous insect
  • orthopterous insect
  • air sac
  • thorax
  • bug
  • phylum Arthropoda
  • dipteran
  • neuropteron
  • ephemeron
  • termite
  • stonefly
  • dipteron
  • hemipteron
  • lepidopterous insect
  • lepidopteron
  • lepidopteran
  • metabola
  • gallfly
  • phasmid insect
  • clypeus
  • cloud
  • thysanuran insect
  • heteropterous insect
  • neuropteran
  • queen
  • louse
  • wing
  • worker
  • springtail
  • trichopterous insect
  • Arthropoda
  • two-winged insects
  • mecopteran
  • hymenopteron
  • ephemeropteran
  • hymenopterous insect
  • homopteran
  • orthopteron
  • holometabola
  • thysanopterous insect
  • odonate
  • ephemeral
  • orthopteran
  • defoliator
  • phasmid
  • mentum
  • hemipteran
  • stone fly
  • biting louse
  • collembolan
  • web spinner
  • swarm
  • pupa
  • hymenopter
  • thysanopter

Antonyms

  • intrusive
  • show
  • clear up
  • brighten

Etymology

  • insectum (Latin)
  • insecare (Latin)

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Rhymes with Insect

  • aftereffect
  • albrecht
  • architect
  • aspect
  • circumspect
  • dialect
  • hambrecht
  • intellect
  • intellect
  • intertect
  • introspect
  • prefect
  • retrospect
  • rupprecht
  • schildknecht
  • schiltknecht
  • suspect
  • transect
  • utecht

Sentences with insect


1. Adjective
Just about any insect small enough to fit into his mouth can be food for a bumble bee toad.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The insect is red and black in color and causes damage to yucca by feeding on its leaves.

Quotes about insect


1. Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.
- Honore de Balzac

2. Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.
- Albert Einstein

3. We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universe, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin, Notebooks

2. insect

noun. ['ˈɪnˌsɛkt'] a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect.

Synonyms

  • dirt ball
  • unpleasant person
  • disagreeable person
  • louse

Antonyms

  • male monarch
  • male aristocrat
  • king
  • employer

Etymology

  • insectum (Latin)
  • insecare (Latin)
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