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 ?
"Mowgli," said Baloo, "thou hast been talking with the Bandar-log--the Monkey People."
"Thou hast been with the Monkey People--the gray apes--the people without a law--the eaters of everything.
One morning, as Prince Alphege's governess and her daughter were alone together, the little monkey sprang in through an open window.
One evening, as they sat by the fountain in the garden, the little monkey kept gazing at Zayda with such sad and loving eyes that she and her mother could not think what to make of it, and they were still more surprised when they saw big tears rolling down his cheeks.
The monkey was still there, in precisely the same attitude, as if it was sitting for its portrait.
'Don't you see a monkey on the top of the wardrobe?' said Nutty, becoming more definite.
"They're going to try to make the monkey climb, I believe."
"Interest the monkey," the brown engineer interrupted.
I was almost choked with the filthy stuff the monkey had crammed down my throat: but my dear little nurse picked it out of my mouth with a small needle, and then I fell a-vomiting, which gave me great relief.
He asked me, "what my thoughts and speculations were, while I lay in the monkey's paw; how I liked the victuals he gave me; his manner of feeding; and whether the fresh air on the roof had sharpened my stomach." He desired to know, "what I would have done upon such an occasion in my own country." I told his majesty, "that in Europe we had no monkeys, except such as were brought for curiosity from other places, and so small, that I could deal with a dozen of them together, if they presumed to attack me.
The officials began to laugh when they heard the Sultan's command, but as soon as they could speak they said, "Deign, your highness, to excuse our mirth, but those lines were not written by a man but by a monkey."
"Then bring me the monkey," he replied, "as fast as you can."
"Hope he breaks her back for her," was his unholy wish; for he hated Sara intensely, desiring to be with the lions or elephants rather than dancing attendance on a cantankerous female monkey there was no reasoning with.
"I was dere a year, dere und at dere oder islands-somedimes for monkeys and somedimes for butterflies und orchits.
Then, with a great deal of chattering and noise, the Winged Monkeys flew away to the place where Dorothy and her friends were walking.