Synonyms of bug in English:

bug


See definition of bug

noun

1‘bugs were crawling everywhere’

SYNONYMS

insect, flea, mite, midge

informal creepy-crawly, beastie

British informal minibeast

2‘he went down with a stomach bug’

SYNONYMS

illness, ailment, infection, disease, disorder, sickness, affliction, malady, complaint, upset, condition, infirmity, indisposition, malaise

bacterium, germ, virus, bacillus, microorganism, microbe

British lurgy

3‘he caught the journalism bug at an early age’

SYNONYMS

obsession, enthusiasm, craze, fad, mania, rage, passion, fixation

hobby, interest, pastime

thing

4‘the bug they planted on O'Brien's phone malfunctioned’

SYNONYMS

listening device, hidden microphone, receiver, transmitter, wire, wiretap, phone tap, tap

informal bugging device

5‘the program we used developed a bug’

SYNONYMS

fault, error, defect, flaw, imperfection, failing, breakdown

virus

informal glitch, gremlin, snarl-up


verb

1‘she fears that her conversations were bugged’

SYNONYMS

record, tap, listen in on, eavesdrop on, spy on, overhear

wiretap, tap, monitor, phone-tap

informal snoop on

2‘if there's one thing that really bugs me, it's trendy, middle-class liberals’

See annoy