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Synonyms for butterfly
ˈbʌt ərˌflaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. butterfly, butterfly stroke(noun)

    a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down

  2. butterfly(noun)

    diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings

    Synonyms:
    bone age

  3. chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash(verb)

    talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

    "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"

  4. butterfly(verb)

    cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking

    "butterflied shrimp"

    Synonyms:
    burial chamber, sepulture, entombment, sepulcher, sepulchre, interment, burial, inhumation

  5. butterfly(verb)

    flutter like a butterfly

    Synonyms:
    flashy, splashy, trashy, sporting, clean, meretricious, tacky, gimcrack, loud, garish, sporty, flamboyant, glossy, brassy, cheap, showy, tawdry, jazzy, flash, tatty, gaudy, sportsmanlike

    Antonyms:
    unpretentious, unattractive, colourless, unpretending, colorless, unostentatious, untheatrical

Wiktionary

  1. butterfly(noun)

    Synonyms:
    lep

  2. butterfly(noun)

    To cut almost entirely in half and spread the halves apart, in a shape suggesting the wings of a butterfly.

    Synonyms:
    lep

  3. butterfly(noun)

    To cut strips of surgical tape or plasters into thin strips, and place across a gaping wound to close it.

    Synonyms:
    lep

  4. butterfly(noun)

    The butterfly stroke.

    Synonyms:
    lep

  5. butterfly(noun)

    A use of surgical tape, cut into thin strips and placed across an open wound to hold it closed.

    butterfly tape

    Synonyms:
    lep

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "butterfly":

    papillon, moth, butterflies, mariposa, farfalla, throttle, tie

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. butterfly

    Synonyms:
    Butterfly rash, see there

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How to use butterfly in a sentence?

  1. Chuang-tzu:

    I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

  2. Josh Gad:

    Fly like a butterfly.

  3. Andre Gide:

    Know thyself? A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever observes himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who wanted to know itself well would never become a butterfly.

  4. Richard Bach:

    What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.

  5. Amy Klobuchar:

    The monarch butterfly is the most iconic butterfly in North America, with the butterfly rapidly disappearing, I am pleased to see The Fish and The Fish taking positive steps to reverse The Fish decline.

Images & Illustrations of butterfly

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