Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun insect

2 senses of insect

Sense 1
insect -- (small air-breathing arthropod)
       => arthropod -- (invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin)

Sense 2
worm, louse, insect, dirt ball -- (a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect)
       => unpleasant person, disagreeable person -- (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)

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