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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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