Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for harpy

a person, traditionally a woman, who persistently nags or criticizes

Synonyms for harpy

a malicious woman with a fierce temper

(Greek mythology) vicious winged monster

any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes

large black-and-white crested eagle of tropical America

References in periodicals archive ?
Sloths in the diet of a Harpy Eagle nestling in eastern Amazon.
Caption: Israel Aerospace Industries has taken a different approach with their Harpy anti-radar missile which is ground-launched, and designed to loiter in the target area waiting for a radar to be activated before homing in on the radar's transmissions [C] IAI
It was all topped off when we spotted a Harpy eagle, the most powerful bird of prey on the planet.
The harpy (harpia), whose name was derived from the Greek word arpazo, 'to seize', was a monstrous female demon of insatiable hunger, known as temptress, seductress and tormenter of victims.
JED has learned that Turkey has decided to procure the latest version of Israel's Harpy anti-radar loitering attack drones.
Important bird species include the harpy eagle, great green macaw, scarlet macaw, mealy parrot, red-fronted parrot, chestnut-mandibled toucan, and keel-billed toucan.
The Harpy is an unmanned weapon equipped with anti-radar sensors and a bomb, which locates, attacks and destroys missile batteries and radar sites.
Cutlass combines the airframe of the Harpy UAV, made by Israel Aircraft Industries, with advanced sensors made by Raytheon Systems Co.
High up in a rainforest in South America, a harpy eagle chick is growing up fast
The thing I like about Unzipped is that it shows a fashion person as a person, and not just this horrible, wretched, tasteless, feelingless, hysterical screaming harpy with ice water in the veins.
But just after the wedding, Epicene, the silent woman, turns into a shrill harpy who belabors her husband mercilessly.
Some Stan Lee credited future releases listed are: Nick Fury (2008), Thor (2009), Magneto (2009), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man (2008), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Spider-Man 3 (2007), The Invincible Iron Man (2007), The Hands of Shang-Chi (2007), The Punisher 2 (2007), The Harpy (2007), Ghost Rider (2007).
The Harpy and the Phoenix," according to the leak, will be a duo but you can play one without the other.
According to an article in the Daily Telegraph by one of its presenters, Jane Garvey, it was commissioned by controller Norman Collins who thought women would prefer "the company of a gentleman announcer" and "not some threatening harpy with a high-pitched voice.