monkey


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Synonyms for monkey

Synonyms for monkey

a person who is easily deceived or victimized

to handle something idly, ignorantly, or destructively

to move one's fingers or hands in a nervous or aimless fashion

Synonyms for monkey

any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)

play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly

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do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

References in classic literature ?
The mean and low, yet strangely man-like expression of his wilted countenance; the prying and crafty glance, that showed him ready to gripe at every miserable advantage; his enormous tail (too enormous to be decently concealed under his gabardine), and the deviltry of nature which it betokened,--take this monkey just as he was, in short, and you could desire no better image of the Mammon of copper coin, symbolizing the grossest form of the love of money.
After thinking some time on the bed-side, I got up and took off my monkey jacket, and then stood in the middle of the room thinking.
The Jester looked at each of the four corners of the paper with such a grin of affected intelligence as a monkey is apt to assume upon similar occasions, then cut a caper, and gave the letter to Locksley.
The cook came up the side like a monkey for cleverness, and as soon as he saw what was doing, "So ho, mates
I retreated to the farther corner of my room; or box; but the monkey looking in at every side, put me in such a fright, that I wanted presence of mind to conceal myself under the bed, as I might easily have done.
So saying, swinging to and fro, like a monkey, and still chuckling, he pushed off and soon disappeared in the darkness of the lake.
Mowgli," said Baloo, "thou hast been talking with the Bandar-log--the Monkey People.
Then he stooped and gathered a handful of earth, and murmured some words over it, after which he threw the earth in my face, saying as he did so, "Quit the form of a man, and assume that of a monkey.
As they were hunting and shouting through the trees a black monkey suddenly appeared on a point of rock and said: 'Poor sorrowing people, you are seeking your Prince in vain.
Dreams, aspirations, hopes, the past, the future held no place in the conversation of Manu, the monkey.
We shall not attempt to explain his meaning nor connect his sentences; and our readers must be satisfied with our informing them that they were expressed with all that coolness of contempt that a man might well be supposed to feel for a monkey.
with a petticoated monkey was playing "Dolly Grey-"
So I blay snake against monkey, and he keep quite still.
Fruits were growing among the trees and some of these he saw that Manu, the monkey, ate.
Sara she was called, a small, green monkey from South America, who seemed to have been born hysterical and indignant, and with no appreciation of humour.