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bug (noun)
obsolete - bogey bugbear
bug (noun)
1.
a) an insect or other creeping or crawling invertebrate (as a spider or centipede)
b) any of several insects (as the bedbug or cockroach) commonly considered obnoxious
c) any of an order (Hemiptera and especially its suborder Heteroptera) of insects that have sucking mouthparts, forewings thickened at the base, and incomplete metamorphosis and are often economic pests - called also true bug
2.
an unexpected defect, fault, flaw, or imperfection - the software was full of bugs
3.
a) a germ or microorganism especially when causing disease
b) an unspecified or nonspecific sickness usually presumed due to a bug
4.
a sudden enthusiasm
5.
- enthusiast a camera bug
6.
a prominent person
7.
a crazy person
8.
a concealed listening device
9.
from its designation by an asterisk on race programs a weight allowance given apprentice jockeys
bug (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to plant a concealed microphone in
2.
intransitive verb
- bother annoy don't bug me with petty details to lose one's composure - freak often used with out
bug (verb)
intransitive verb
transitive verb
of the eyes - protrude bulge often used with out to cause to bug - his eyes were bugged with horror
Bug (geographical name)
1.
river over 450 (720 ) Europe rising in Ukraine, forming part of Ukraine-Poland and Poland-Belarus borders, & flowing into the Vistula in Poland - miles kilometers cen W
2.
river over 500 (805 ) Ukraine flowing to the Dnieper estuary - miles kilometers SW SE
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
bug (noun)
1.
a person with a strong and habitual liking for something
SYNONIMS:
addict, aficionado ( afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fanatic, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué ( habitue), head, hound, junkie ( junky), lover, maniac, maven ( mavin), nut, sucker
RELATED WORDS:
groupie; admirer, amateur, collector, connoisseur, dilettante; authority, expert; adherent, convert, cultist, disciple, follower, hanger-on, votary; advocate, apostle, backer, champion, evangelist, exponent, friend, patron, promoter, proponent, supporter; partisan ( partizan), zealot; booster, rooter, well-wisher; faddist
NEAR ANTONYMS:
nonadmirer; belittler, carper, critic, detractor
nonfan
bug (noun)
2.
an abnormal state that disrupts a plant's or animal's normal bodily functioning
SYNONIMS:
affection, ail, ailment, bug, complaint, complication, condition, disorder, distemper, distemperature, fever, ill, illness, infirmity, malady, sickness, trouble
RELATED WORDS:
contagion, contagious disease; contagium, infection; attack, bout, fit, spell; debility, decrepitude, feebleness, frailness, lameness, sickliness, unhealthiness, unsoundness, unwellness, weakness; malaise, matter, pip; epidemic, pest, pestilence, plague
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fitness, healthiness, heartiness, robustness, soundness, wholeness, wholesomeness; fettle, shape
health, wellness
bug (noun)
3.
a person judged to be legally or medically insane
SYNONIMS:
bug, crackbrain, crazy, fool, fruitcake, head case, loon, loony, maniac, nut, nutcase, nutter, psycho, psychopath, sickie, sicko, wacko ( whacko)
RELATED WORDS:
madman, madwoman; abnormal, deviant; manic-depressive, monomaniac, mythomaniac, neurotic, obsessive, obsessive-compulsive, paranoid, psychoneurotic, psychotic, schizo, schizoid, schizophrene, schizophrenic, sociopath; character, codger, crack, crackpot, crank, eccentric, fantastic ( fantastical), flake, kook, oddball, oddity, original, quiz, screwball, tyke ( tike) [], weirdo, zany; case, patient
bug (verb)
1.
to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts
SYNONIMS:
aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, burn (up), chafe, eat, exasperate, frost, gall, get, grate, gripe, hack (off), irk, itch, nark, nettle, peeve, persecute, pique, put out, rasp, rile, ruffle, spite, vex
RELATED WORDS:
hassle, heckle; nag; inflame ( enflame), provoke, rouse; badger, bait, bullyrag ( ballyrag), devil, hagride, harass, harry, pester, plague, tease; anger, antagonize, enrage, incense, infuriate, madden, rankle, roil; agitate, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, distress, exercise, freak (out), fret, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worry; affront, insult, miff, offend, outrage
NEAR ANTONYMS:
appease, conciliate, mollify, oblige, pacify, placate, propitiate; delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; assure, cheer, comfort, console, content, quiet, reassure, solace, soothe
bug (verb)
2.
to thrust oneself upon (another) without invitation
SYNONIMS:
bug, chivy ( chivvy), disturb, intrude (upon), pester
RELATED WORDS:
inconvenience, trouble; aggravate, annoy, bedevil, chafe, devil, dog, dun, exasperate, fret, gall, get, gnaw, grate, hassle, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, persecute, pique, put out, rankle, rasp, rile, roil, torment, vex, worry; beleaguer, beset, besiege; distress, plague; afflict, harass, provoke; anger, antagonize, enrage, incense, inflame ( enflame), infuriate, madden, outrage; agitate, perturb; butt in, cut in (on), obtrude; encroach, infringe, invade, trespass
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disregard, forget, ignore, leave, slight; appease, conciliate, disarm, mollify, oblige, placate; delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; comfort, console, content
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