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harpy

noun

1 harpy

A malicious woman with a fierce temper.

synonyms: hellcat, vixen.

Roget 792: thief, robber, homo triumliterarum [Lat.], pilferer, rifler, filcher, plagiarist.    spoiler, depredator, pillager, marauder; harpy, shark [Slang], ... show more

Roget 980: demon, daemon, demonry, demonology; evil genius, fiend, familiar, daeva, devil; bad spirit, unclean spirit; cacodemon, incubus, ... show more

Roget 819: parsimony, parcity; parsimoniousness, stinginess etc. adj.; stint; illiberality, tenacity.    avarice, greed etc. 817.1. ... show more

Roget 739: severity; strictness, harshness etc. adj.; rigor, stringency, austerity; inclemency etc. (pitilessness) 914.1; arrogance etc. ... show more

Roget 913: evil doer, evil worker; wrongdoer etc. 949; mischief-maker, marplot; oppressor, tyrant; destroyer, Vandal; iconoclast.    firebrand, incendiary, ... show more

Dutch: helleveeg, moervos
Polish: cyrkówka, lisica, diablica, filutka



2 Harpy

Greek mythology Vicious winged monster; often depicted as a bird with the head of a woman.

Polish: harpia

3 harpy

Any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes.

synonyms: harpy bat, tube-nosed bat, tube-nosed fruit bat.

Dutch: harpij

4 harpy

Large black-and-white crested eagle of tropical America.

synonyms: Harpia harpyja, harpy eagle.

Dutch: harpij
Polish: harpia, harpia wielka


Moby thesaurus: Argus, Briareus, Cerberus, Charybdis, Cyclops, Echidna, Gorgon, Harpy, Hydra, Loch Ness monster, Medusa, Minotaur, Pegasus, Python, Scylla, Sphinx, Talos, Typhon, Xanthippe, amazon ... show more.

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