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

4 senses of pet

Sense 1
pet -- (a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement)
       => animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna -- (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)

Sense 2
darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky -- (a special loved one)
       => lover -- (a person who loves someone or is loved by someone)

Sense 3
pet -- (a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight))
       => irritability, crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, peevishness, petulance, choler -- (an irritable petulant feeling)

Sense 4
positron emission tomography, PET -- (using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain))
       => imaging, tomography -- ((medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pet

2 senses of pet

Sense 1
pet -- (stroke or caress gently; "pet the lamb")
       => caress, fondle -- (touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; "He caressed her face"; "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi")

Sense 2
pet -- (stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking)
       => caress, fondle -- (touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; "He caressed her face"; "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi")

Antonyms of adj pet

1 sense of pet

Sense 1
favored, favorite (prenominal), favourite (prenominal), best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent -- (preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child")

INDIRECT (VIA loved) -> unloved -- (not loved)

Similarity of adj pet

1 sense of pet

Sense 1
favored, favorite (prenominal), favourite (prenominal), best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent -- (preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child")
       => loved (vs. unloved) -- (held dear; "his loved companion of many years")

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