Synonyms

1. bug-hunter

noun. a zoologist who studies insects.

Synonyms

  • lepidopterologist
  • entomologist
  • zoologist
  • butterfly collector
  • bugologist
  • lepidopterist

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Example sentences of the word lightning-bug


1. Noun Phrase
Find lightning bug larvae close to ponds or streams during the night on leaves and the ground.

2. Noun Phrase
Collect only a few at first until you get used to raising lightning bugs.

3. Noun Phrase
Continue to feed the lightning bugs and keep moist soil in the jar up to 3 months.

4. Noun Phrase
Once the lightning bugs begin to fly, place several in one jar so that they can mate.

2. lightning

noun. ['ˈlaɪtnɪŋ'] abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light.

Synonyms

  • chain lightning
  • bolt of lightning
  • thunderbolt
  • forked lightning
  • bolt

Antonyms

  • tasteful
  • dullness
  • disappear
  • hide

3. lightning

noun. ['ˈlaɪtnɪŋ'] the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash); can scintillate for a second or more.

Synonyms

  • sheet lighting
  • flash

Antonyms

  • unbolt
  • unlock
  • stand still

4. bug

noun. ['ˈbʌg'] general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate.

Antonyms

  • orient

5. bug

verb. ['ˈbʌg'] annoy persistently.

Synonyms

  • torment
  • rag
  • pester
  • beleaguer
  • bedevil
  • frustrate
  • crucify
  • dun
  • badger

6. bug

noun. ['ˈbʌg'] a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use.

Synonyms

  • germ
  • micro-organism
  • microbe

Antonyms

  • snarl
  • entangle
  • please
  • praise

7. bug

noun. ['ˈbʌg'] a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly.

Synonyms

  • microphone

Antonyms

  • perfection
  • absolve

8. bug

noun. ['ˈbʌg'] a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine.

Synonyms

  • fault
  • defect
  • glitch

Antonyms

  • worthlessness
  • irresponsibility
  • irresponsibleness
  • advantage

9. bug

verb. ['ˈbʌg'] tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information.

Synonyms

  • intercept
  • wiretap
  • listen in
  • eavesdrop

10. bug

noun. ['ˈbʌg'] insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis.

Synonyms

  • bed bug
  • insect
  • coreid
  • Notonecta undulata
  • Cimex lectularius
  • hemipterous insect
  • order Hemiptera
  • coreid bug
  • backswimmer
  • hemipteron
  • bedbug
  • lygaeid
  • chinch
  • true bug
  • plant bug
  • hemipteran
  • leaf bug
  • Hemiptera

Antonyms

  • achromatic
  • brighten
  • dissuade
  • deposit
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