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synonyms for hounding

  • annoy
  • bother
  • goad
  • harass
  • heckle
  • hector
  • persecute
  • pester
  • pursue
  • bait
  • bug
  • chivy
  • curdle
  • dog
  • drive
  • harry
  • hassle
  • hunt
  • impel
  • prod
  • provoke
  • rag
  • ride
  • scout
  • scratch
  • tail
  • be at
  • be on one's back
  • be on one's case
  • be on one's tail
  • beat the bushes
  • bird-dog
  • give chase
  • hunt down
  • leave no stone unturned
  • rag on
  • scratch around
  • search high heaven
  • take out after
  • track down
  • turn inside out
  • turn upside down
  • yap at
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antonyms for hounding

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  • aid
  • help
  • ignore
  • make happy
  • please
  • soothe
  • support
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • halt
  • let go
  • repress
  • stop
  • leave alone
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How to use hounding in a sentence

The writer circulated the first petition to get the law enacted prohibiting the hounding of deer.
FIFTY YEARS A HUNTER AND TRAPPERELDRED NATHANIEL WOODCOCK
When they'd had enough hounding and restriction, they rose in their might.
THE SYNDICC.M. KORNBLUTH
What meant this inhuman hounding of men so highly honored in the community?
THE LIFE OF JOHN TAYLORB. H. ROBERTS
Ever since he won that cup he's been hounding me—by letter, by telephone and by word of mouth.
FORE!CHARLES EMMETT VAN LOAN
But, glancing over his shoulder, he saw a hounding form behind, catching him as though he were walking.
BOB, SON OF BATTLEALFRED OLLIVANT
Ma met her in the forest carrying the infants in a box on her head, a howling mob of men and women hounding her on.
THE WHITE QUEEN OF OKOYONGW.P. LIVINGSTONE
I am tired of nosing drains and buying copperas and hounding the latent plumber that he adjust the water-pipes.
ROSEMARY AND RUEAMBER
No one else, of course, had ever been either gay or shameful before—especially not the eminent and hounding financiers.
TWELVE MENTHEODORE DREISER
If it really was a practical joke, then whoever did it needs hounding out of the place.
A PATRIOTIC SCHOOLGIRLANGELA BRAZIL
Shakespeare—ah, a pretty name that, and a precious hounding scamp is the fellow that owns it.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AS HE LIVED.HENRY CURLING
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WORDS RELATED TO HOUNDING

  • assault
  • attack
  • beating
  • beating up
  • bias crime
  • censure
  • charge
  • condemnation
  • criticism
  • denigration
  • harassment
  • hate crime
  • hounding
  • jumping
  • offensive
  • persecution
  • strike
  • torment
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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