Synonyms for pet

Noun

1. pet, animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
usage: a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
2. darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky, lover
usage: a special loved one
3. pet, irritability, crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, peevishness, petulance, choler
usage: a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)
4. positron emission tomography, PET, imaging, tomography
usage: using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)

Verb

1. pet, caress
usage: stroke or caress gently; "pet the lamb"
2. pet, caress
usage: stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking

Adjective

1. favored, favorite(prenominal), favourite(prenominal), pet, preferred, loved (vs. unloved)
usage: preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child"
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