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- 1.having or showing little or no emotion: apathetic behavior.
- 2.not interested or concerned; indifferent or unresponsive: anapathetic audience.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an uncle: avuncular affection.
immature or inexperienced: a callow youth.
- 1. capable of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue
- 2.severely critical or sarcastic: a caustic remark.
characterized by or expressing derision; contemptuous; mocking:derisive heckling.
- 1.having the qualities of a devil; devilish; fiendish;outrageously wicked: a diabolic plot.
- 2.pertaining to or actuated by a devil.
very happy or proud; jubilant; in high spirits: an elated winner of acontest.
- 1. not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetiousremark.
- 2.amusing; humorous.
- 3.lacking serious intent; concerned with somethingnonessential, amusing, or frivolous: a facetious person
- 1.the acceptance of all things and events as inevitable;submission to fate: Her fatalism helped her to face death withstoic calm.
- 2.Philosophy . the doctrine that all events are subject to fateor inevitable predetermination.
- 1.going straight to the point; frank; direct; outspoken: It'ssometimes difficult to be forthright and not give offense.
- 2.proceeding in a straight course; direct; straightforward: aforthright glance.
- 1.of the nature of hypocrisy, or pretense of having virtues,beliefs, principles, etc., that one does not actually possess:The parent who has a “do what I say and not what I do” attitudecan appear hypocritical to a child.
- 2.possessing the characteristics of hypocrisy: Isn't a politicianhypocritical for talking about human dignity while votingagainst reasonable social programs?
- 1.not pious or religious; lacking reverence for God, religiouspractices, etc.; irreligious; ungodly.
- 1.tending to arouse anger, hostility, passion, etc.:inflammatory speeches.
- 2.Pathology . of or caused by inflammation.
cheerful; merry; gay; blithe; glad: a witty and jocund group.
elevated in style, tone, or sentiment, as writings or speech.
- 1.ostentatious in one's learning.
- 2.overly concerned with minute details or formalisms,especially in teaching.
- 1. keenly distressing to the feelings: poignant regret.
- 2.keen or strong in mental appeal: a subject of poignant interest.
- 3.affecting or moving the emotions: a poignant scene.
- 4.pungent to the smell: poignant cooking odors
- 1.full of, characterized by, or showing presumption orreadiness to presume in conduct or thought.
- 2.unwarrantedly or impertinently bold; forward.
- 3.Obsolete . presumptive.
cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguinedisposition; sanguine expectations.
calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled: a serene landscape;serene old age.
inclined to skepticism; having doubt: a skeptical youngwoman.
- 1.pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized byspeculation, contemplation, conjecture, or abstractreasoning: a speculative approach.
- 2.theoretical, rather than practical: speculative conclusions.
full of spite or malice; showing spite; malicious; malevolent;venomous: a spiteful child.
- 1.neatly or effectively concise; brief and pithy, as language.
- 2.abruptly concise; curt; brusque.
- 1.irritated; annoyed: vexed at the slow salesclerks.
- 2.much discussed or disputed: a vexed question.
- 3.tossed about, as waves.