What is another word for blackleg?

Pronunciation: [blˈaklɛɡ] (IPA)

Blackleg is a term that is used to describe someone who engages in dishonest or unethical behavior. Synonyms for blackleg include scab, strikebreaker, traitor, turncoat, and ingrate. These words all have negative connotations and are used to describe someone who is disloyal or untrustworthy. Scab is typically used to describe someone who crosses a picket line during a labor strike. Strikebreaker is a similar term, but it is more general and can refer to anyone who crosses a picket line. A traitor is someone who betrays their country or organization, while a turncoat is someone who switches sides during a conflict. Ingrate is a term used to describe someone who is ungrateful or who fails to appreciate what others have done for them.

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What are the hypernyms for Blackleg?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Blackleg?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
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Usage examples for Blackleg

One of the most effective methods for freeing an infected pasture from blackleg is to allow the grass to grow high, and when sufficiently dry to burn it off.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
This fact may account for the occasional appearance of blackleg in stables.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
Like anthrax, blackleg is more or less restricted to definite localities.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler

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