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.
hackneyed adjective 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, syrupy;
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,
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,
verb 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).
noun stonewalling,delaying tactics, procrastination, obstruction, temporizing.
verb waste time, stall, play for time, stonewall,sandbag, procrastinate, buy time, employ delaying tactics.
verb 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. adjective 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: uninterested,, incurious,
ANTONYMS insincere. : sincere, genuine, real, true,honest, unaffected, unforced, heartfelt, wholehearted, bona fide.
ANTONYMS upgrade. verb: downgrade,lower, lower in rank/status, put down, move down; demote, degrade.
ANTONYMS observe. verb 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.
noun 1 question, inquiry. 2 doubt, uncertainty, question,reservation; skepticism.
verb 1 ask, inquire, question. 2 question, call into question,challenge, dispute, cast aspersions on, doubt, have suspicions about,have reservations about.
noun accepted truth, general truth, dictum, truism, principle; maxim, adage, aphorism;
are apophthegm, gnome.
noun 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. adjective incisive, penetrating, sharp, keen,insightful, acute, focused, shrewd, razor-sharp, piercing; vigorous,forceful, strong, potent, telling, emphatic, forthright; mordant,cutting, biting, acerbic, pungent.
adjective :rustic, rural, pastoral, country, countryside; literary Arcadian,sylvan, georgic.
ANTONYMS considered, cautious adjective 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.
noun impudence, impertinence, cheek, insolence, cockiness, audacity, temerity, presumption, nerve, gall, shamelessnes
noun 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.
verb 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.
verb protest, rail against, rageabout, rant about, vociferate against,declaim, inveigh against, denounce, decry, condemn, criticize, censure, disparage,attack, execrate; informal mouth off about;
noun eagerness, willingness, readiness; enthusiasm, ardor, avidity, fervor, keenness; promptness, haste, swiftness, dispatch, speed.
ANTONYMSfull-blown. adjective 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