Synonyms for bug

Synonyms for (noun) bug

Synonyms: microbe, bug, germ

Definition: a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

Similar words: micro-organism, microorganism

Definition: any organism of microscopic size


Synonyms: bug

Definition: general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate

Similar words: insect

Definition: small air-breathing arthropod


Synonyms: bug, hemipteran, hemipteron, hemipterous insect

Definition: insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis

Similar words: insect

Definition: small air-breathing arthropod


Synonyms: bug

Definition: a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly

Similar words: microphone, mike

Definition: device for converting sound waves into electrical energy


Synonyms: bug, glitch

Definition: a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine

Similar words: defect, flaw, fault

Definition: an imperfection in an object or machine

Usage: a flaw caused the crystal to shatter; if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer

Synonyms for (verb) bug

Synonyms: beleaguer, badger, bug, pester, tease

Definition: annoy persistently

Usage: The children teased the boy because of his stammer

Similar words: rag, frustrate, crucify, dun, torment, bedevil

Definition: treat cruelly

Usage: The children tormented the stuttering teacher


Synonyms: wiretap, tap, bug, intercept

Definition: tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information

Usage: The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy; Is this hotel room bugged?

Similar words: eavesdrop, listen in

Definition: listen without the speaker's knowledge

Usage: the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations