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English noun: insect

1. insect (animal) small air-breathing arthropod

Broader (hypernym)arthropod

Narrower (hyponym)beetle, bird louse, biting louse, bug, bug, collembolan, defoliator, dictyopterous insect, dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, earwig, ephemeral, ephemerid, ephemeron, ephemeropteran, flea, gallfly, hemipteran, hemipteron, hemipterous insect, heteropterous insect, holometabola, homopteran, homopterous insect, hymenopter, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopterous insect, imago, leaf miner, leaf-miner, lepidopteran, lepidopteron, lepidopterous insect, louse, louse, mecopteran, metabola, neuropteran, neuropteron, neuropterous insect, odonate, orthopteran, orthopteron, orthopterous insect, phasmid, phasmid insect, plecopteran, pollinator, proturan, psocopterous insect, pupa, queen, social insect, springtail, stone fly, stonefly, sucking louse, telsontail, termite, thysanopter, thysanopteron, thysanopterous insect, thysanuran insect, thysanuron, trichopteran, trichopteron, trichopterous insect, two-winged insects, web spinner, white ant, worker

Part holonymair sac, ala, clypeus, mentum, thorax, wing

Member meronymArthropoda, cloud, phylum Arthropoda, swarm

Domain category membersholometabolism, holometaboly

2. insect (person) a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect

Synonymsdirt ball, louse, worm

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

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