What is another word for ogresses?

66 synonyms found


[ ˈə͡ʊɡɹɛsɪz], [ ˈə‍ʊɡɹɛsɪz], [ ˈəʊ_ɡ_ɹ_ɛ_s_ɪ_z]

Ogresses are mythical creatures that typically appear in folklore as a type of female monster. They are often depicted as ugly and cruel, seeking out human prey for their own evil purposes. Some synonyms for ogresses include hags, witches, and crones - each conveying a sense of a fearsome, malevolent figure. Other possible synonyms include succubi, demons, and harpies - all of which suggest a supernatural, supernatural and otherworldly presence. Ultimately, the choice of words will depend on the context and tone of the story being told, but any of these synonyms can help to create a vivid and unsettling image of a powerful, otherworldly creature that is feared and avoided by all.

What are the hypernyms for Ogresses?

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

Usage examples for Ogresses

All the maids have stick-out teeth in this house, as if they'd been engaged on purpose, and somehow it makes them seem formidable, like having ogresses to do your packing.
"The Heather-Moon"
C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
And for a lurid instant I beheld Miss Pitchley and Carolyn as beautiful ogresses, with their lips red-too red.
Lowell, Orson
All such ogresses ought to retire from the scene!
"Paris From the "Three Cities""
Emile Zola

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