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- ANTONYMS unpleasant
- 1. marvelous; entertaining
- ANTONYMS nasty.
- 2. personable, congenial,amiable, affable, genial, friendly, charming, delightful, engaging;sympathetic, simpatico, compassionate, good.
- ANTONYMS unrefined, rough
- 3 nice manners: genteel,elegant.
- ANTONYMS approximate,rough.
- 4 that's a rather nice distinction: subtle, fine, delicate, minute, precise,strict, close; careful, meticulous, scrupulous.
- ANTONYMS stormy, nasty.
- 5 it's a nice day: fine, pleasant, agreeable; dry, sunny, warm, mild.
1: stream,, streamlet, rivulet, rill, brooklet, runnel; Brit. bourn, burn, beck.brook
2 tolerate, allow, stand, bear, abide, put up with, endure; accept, permit, countenance; informal stomach, stand for, hack;
protest (against), fulminate against,inveigh against
expostulate about, criticize, denounce, condemn;
object to,oppose, complain about, challenge;
informal kick up a fuss about.
- recognized, authoritative, authorized, accepted,
- sanctioned, approved, established, orthodox.
- your hackneyed arguments fail to persuade anyone:
- overused, overdone,overworked, worn out, timeworn, platitudinous, vapid, stale, tired,threadbare; trite, banal, hack, clichéd, hoary, commonplace,common, ordinary, stock, conventional, stereotyped, predictable;unimaginative, unoriginal, uninspired, prosaic, dull, boring,pedestrian, run-of-the-mill, boilerplate, routine; informal old hat,cheesy, corny, played out. ANTONYMS original.
- glutinous,gelatinous, thick, viscid, mucous, mucoid,
- mucilaginous, gummy,gluey, adhesive, tacky, adherent, treacly,
informal gooey, gloppy.
" it's impossible to clean up this viscous substance with water"
1. characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons: an ascetic life of prayer, fasting, and manual labor
- self-indulgence, pleasure-seeking, self-gratification, lotus-eating,
- sybaritism; intemperance, immoderation, extravagance, luxury, high living.
"they feel that television promotes hedonism among all its viewers, especially children"
individualist, nonconformist, free spirit, unorthodox person, original, eccentric; rebel, dissenter, dissident, enfant terrible;
informal cowboy, loose cannon.
- 1. Mechanics: a twisting force that tends to cause rotation.
- 2 variant spelling of torc .
liking, penchant, weakness, soft spot, fancy, inclination, leaning, bias,propensity, bent, proclivity, predisposition, appetite.
- 1. ANTONYMS clear.
- indistinct, indefinite, unclear, vague, hazy,cloudy, fuzzy, misty, blurred, blurry, foggy; faint, shadowy, obscure,formless, amorphous.
- ANTONYMS well-defined.
- 2 nebulous ideas: vague, ill-defined, unclear, hazy, uncertain, indefinite,indeterminate, imprecise, unformed, muddled, confused, ambiguous
arrogance, conceit, haughtiness,hauteur, pride, self-importance, egotism, pomposity, superciliousness,superiority; informal big-headedness, cockiness.
"the hubris among economists was shaken"
- 1. social conventions: custom, usage, practice, tradition, way, habit,norm; rule, code, canon, punctilio; propriety, etiquette, protocol;formal praxis;
- (conventions) mores.
- 2 a convention signed by 74 countries:
- agreement, accord, protocol,compact, pact, treaty, concordat, entente; contract, bargain, deal.
3 the party's biennial convention: conference, meeting, congress,assembly, gathering, summit, convocation, synod, conclave.
- 1. copious, prolific, abundant, liberal, unstinting, fulsome, effusive,
- extravagant, lavish, gushing;
informal over the top,gushy.
ANTONYMS meager, sparse.
- 2 profuse blooms: luxuriant, plentiful, copious, abundant, lush, rich,exuberant,
- riotous, teeming, rank, rampant; informal jungly.
spoken or done without preparation: an extemporaneous speech.
flourish, thrive, prosper, improve, develop;expand, escalate, swell, grow, boom, mushroom, snowball, rocket.
state or assert to be the case
- ANTONYMS sincere.
- slick, pat, fast-talking, smooth-talking;
- disingenuous, insincere, facile, shallow, superficial, flippant; smooth,silver-tongued, urbane;
informal flip, sweet-talking.
wanting or devouring great quantities of food :
- 1. entertain, wine and dine, fête, feast, serve,feed.
- 2 entertain, amuse, divert, delight,fascinate, captivate.
noun: aid, help, a helping hand,assistance; comfort, ease, relief, support, TLC.
verb: help, aid, bring aid to,
- 1 attack, criticize, censure, condemn,denigrate, lambaste, savage, stigmatize,
- crucify, hammer, pummel;
- formal excoriate.
- 2 ridicule, jeer at, sneer at, deride, mock,scorn,
- wary, cautious, circumspect, heedful,careful, on one's guard; distrustful, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious,dubious, hesitant, reluctant,
- leery, canny, nervous, apprehensive,uneasy
; informal cagey, iffy.
1 a tortuous route: twisting, twisty, sinuous, snaky, serpentine, meandering, circuitous.
2 convoluted,labyrinthine, tangled, tangly, circuitous.
gulp (down),guzzle, slurp, down, empty; imbibe, partake of, consume;
informal kill,swig, swill, slug, knock back, toss off, chug, chugalug, scarf (down).
- stonewalling,delaying tactics, procrastination, obstruction, temporizing.
- waste time, stall, play for time, stonewall,sandbag, procrastinate, buy time, employ delaying tactics.
- 1 allay, palliate, abate, suppress, subdue;
- moderate, lessen,diminish, reduce. ANTONYMS aggravate.
- 2 satisfy, gratify, appease, fulfill, indulge,relieve,
- slake, sate, satiate, quench, check. ANTONYMS intensify.
- ANTONYMS rare.
- omnipresent, ever-present, everywhere, all over the place,pervasive, universal,
- worldwide, global; rife, prevalent, far-reaching,inescapable.
- 1 disinterested advice:
- unbiased, unprejudiced, impartial, neutral,nonpartisan, detached, uequitable,
- 2 he looked at her with disinterested eyes:
- ANTONYMS insincere.
- : sincere, genuine, real, true,honest, unaffected, unforced, heartfelt, wholehearted, bona fide.
- ANTONYMS upgrade.
- downgrade,lower, lower in rank/status, put down, move down; demote, degrade.
- ANTONYMS observe.
- defy, refuse to obey, disobey, break, violate, fail to comply with, fail to observe,contravene,
- infringe, breach, commit a breach of, transgress against;ignore, disregard.
- 1 question, inquiry.
- 2 doubt, uncertainty, question,reservation; skepticism.
- 1 ask, inquire, question.
- 2 question, call into question,challenge, dispute, cast aspersions on, doubt, have suspicions about,have reservations about.
- accepted truth, general truth, dictum, truism, principle; maxim,
- adage, aphorism;
are apophthegm, gnome.
- leadership, dominance,dominion, supremacy, authority, mastery, control, power, sway, rule,sovereignty.
- ANTONYMS liability.
- immunity, indemnity, exemption (from punishment), freedom from liability, nonliability, license; amnesty,
- dispensation, reprieve, pardon, exoneration; stay of execution; privilege, favoritism,special treatment, carte blanche.
indefensible,insupportable, unsustainable, unjustified, unjustifiable, flimsy, weak,shaky.
- ANTONYMS vague.
- incisive, penetrating, sharp, keen,insightful, acute, focused, shrewd, razor-sharp, piercing; vigorous,forceful, strong, potent, telling, emphatic, forthright;
- mordant,cutting, biting, acerbic, pungent.
- :rustic, rural, pastoral, country, countryside; literary Arcadian,sylvan, georgic.
- ANTONYMS considered, cautious
- 1 an impetuous decision:
- impulsive, rash, hasty, overhasty, reckless,heedless, careless, foolhardy, bullheaded, headstrong,
- incautious,imprudent, injudicious, ill-considered, unthought-out; spontaneous,impromptu, spur-of-the-moment, precipitate, precipitous, hurried,rushed; informal devil-may-care, harum-scarum, hotheaded.
- ANTONYMS sluggish.
- .2 an impetuous flow of water:
- torrential, powerful, forceful, vigorous,violent, raging, relentless, uncontrolled; rapid, fast, fast-flowing, swift.
- impudence,impertinence, cheek, insolence, cockiness, audacity, temerity,presumption,
- nerve, gall, shamelessnes
- boredom, tedium, listlessness, lethargy,lassitude, languor, weariness,
- enervation; malaise, dissatisfaction,melancholy, depression, world-weariness, Weltschmerz.
- 1 the pith of the argument:
- essence, main point, fundamentals, heart,substance, nub, core, quintessence, crux,
- gist, meat, kernel, marrow,burden; informal nitty-gritty.
- 2 he writes with pith and exactitude:
- succinctness, conciseness, concision,pithiness, brevity; cogency, weight, depth, force.
- entice, tempt, lure, seduce, beguile; wheedle,cajole, coax,
- 1. renounce, disavow, deny,repudiate, renege on; formal forswear, abjure.
- 2 he refused to recant: change one's mind, be apostate; rare tergiversate.
- 3 he recanted his testimony: retract, take back, withdraw, unsay.
- protest, rail against, rageabout, rant about,
- vociferate against,declaim, inveigh against, denounce, decry, condemn, criticize, censure, disparage,attack, execrate; informal mouth off about;
- eagerness, willingness, readiness; enthusiasm, ardor, avidity, fervor, keenness; promptness, haste, swiftness, dispatch, speed.
- developing, growing, emerging,emergent, dawning, just beginning, inceptive, initial, inchoate;nascent, embryonic, fledgling, in its infancy, germinal.
- flippant, flip, glib, ironic, sardonic, joking, jokey, jocular, sportive, teasing, mischievous;
- witty, amusing, funny, droll,comic, comical, lighthearted, jocose.
emit flashes of light
feign illness to escape from work