All adjective clusters

0
indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration
 
1
used of a single unit or thing; not two or more
 
10
being one more than nine
 
10-membered
of a chemical compound having a ring with ten members
 
100
being ten more than ninety
 
1000
denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units
 
1000th
the ordinal number of one thousand in counting order
 
100th
the ordinal number of one hundred in counting order
 
101
being one more than one hundred
 
101st
the ordinal number of one hundred one in counting order
 
105
being five more than one hundred
 
105th
the ordinal number of one hundred five in counting order
 
10th
coming next after the ninth and just before the eleventh in position
 
11
being one more than ten
 
110
being ten more than one hundred
 
110th
the ordinal number of one hundred ten in counting order
 
115
being five more than one hundred ten
 
115th
the ordinal number of one hundred fifteen in counting order
 
11th
coming next after the tenth and just before the twelfth in position
 
12
denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units
 
120
being ten more than one hundred ten
 
120th
the ordinal number of one hundred twenty in counting order
 
125
being five more than one hundred twenty
 
125th
the ordinal number of one hundred twenty-five in counting order
 
12th
coming next after the eleventh and just before the thirteenth in position
 
13
being one more than twelve
 
130
being ten more than one hundred twenty
 
130th
the ordinal number of one hundred thirty in counting order
 
135
being five more than one hundred thirty
 
135th
the ordinal number of one hundred thirty-five in counting order
 
13th
coming next after the twelfth in position
 
14
being one more than thirteen
 
140
being ten more than one hundred thirty
 
140th
the ordinal number of one hundred forty in counting order
 
145
being five more than one hundred forty
 
145th
the ordinal number of one hundred forty-five in counting order
 
14th
coming next after the thirteenth in position
 
15
being one more than fourteen
 
150
being ten more than one hundred forty
 
150th
the ordinal number of one hundred fifty in counting order
 
155
being five more than one hundred fifty
 
155th
the ordinal number of one hundred fifty-five in counting order
 
15th
coming next after the fourteenth and just before the sixteenth in position
 
16
being one more than fifteen
 
160
being ten more than one hundred fifty
 
160th
the ordinal number of one hundred sixty in counting order
 
165
being five more than one hundred sixty
 
165th
the ordinal number of one hundred sixty-five in counting order
 
16th
coming next after the fifteenth in position
 
17
being one more than sixteen
 
170
being ten more than one hundred sixty
 
170th
the ordinal number of one hundred seventy in counting order
 
175
being five more than one hundred seventy
 
175th
the ordinal number of one hundred seventy-five in counting order
 
17th
coming next after the sixteenth in position
 
18
being one more than seventeen
 
180
being ten more than one hundred seventy
 
180th
the ordinal number of one hundred eighty in counting order
 
18th
coming next after the seventeenth in position
 
19
being one more than eighteen
 
190
being ten more than one hundred eighty
 
190th
the ordinal number of one hundred eighty-five in counting order
 
19th
coming next after the eighteenth in position
 
1st
indicating the beginning unit in a series
 
2
being one more than one
 
2-dimensional
lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth
 
20
denoting a quantity consisting of 20 items or units
 
200
being ten more than one hundred ninety
 
200th
the ordinal number of two hundred in counting order
 
20th
coming next after the nineteenth in position
 
21
being one more than twenty
 
21st
coming next after the twentieth in position
 
22
being two more than twenty
 
22nd
coming next after the twenty-first in position
 
23
being three more than twenty
 
23rd
coming next after the twenty-second in position
 
24
being four more than twenty
 
24th
coming next after the twenty-third in position
 
25
being five more than twenty
 
25th
coming next after the twenty-fourth in position
 
26
being six more than twenty
 
26th
coming next after the twenty-fifth in position
 
27
being seven more than twenty
 
27th
coming next after the twenty-sixth in position
 
28
being eight more than twenty
 
28th
coming next after the twenty-seventh in position
 
29
being nine more than twenty
 
29th
coming next after the twenty-eighth in position
 
2d
coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
 
3
being one more than two
 
3-dimensional
involving or relating to three dimensions or aspects; giving the illusion of depth
 
3-membered
of a chemical compound having a ring with three members
 
30
being ten more than twenty
 
300
being one hundred more than two hundred
 
300th
the ordinal number of three hundred in counting order
 
30th
coming next after the twenty-ninth in position
 
31
being one more than thirty
 
31st
coming next after the thirtieth in position
 
32
being two more than thirty
 
32nd
the ordinal number of thirty-two in counting order
 
33
being three more than thirty
 
33rd
the ordinal number of thirty-three in counting order
 
34
being four more than thirty
 
34th
the ordinal number of thirty-four in counting order
 
35
being five more than thirty
 
35th
the ordinal number of thirty-five in counting order
 
36
being six more than thirty
 
36th
the ordinal number of thirty-six in counting order
 
37
being seven more than thirty
 
37th
the ordinal number of thirty-seven in counting order
 
38
being eight more than thirty
 
38th
the ordinal number of thirty-eight in counting order
 
39
being nine more than thirty
 
39th
the ordinal number of thirty-nine in counting order
 
3rd
coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position
 
4
being one more than three
 
4-dimensional
involving or relating to the fourth dimension or time
 
4-membered
of a chemical compound having a ring with four members
 
40
being ten more than thirty
 
400
being one hundred more than three hundred
 
400th
the ordinal number of four hundred in counting order
 
40th
the ordinal number of forty in counting order
 
41
being one more than forty
 
41st
the ordinal number of forty-one in counting order
 
42
being two more than forty
 
42nd
the ordinal number of forty-two in counting order
 
43
being three more than forty
 
43rd
the ordinal number of forty-three in counting order
 
44
being four more than forty
 
44th
the ordinal number of forty-four in counting order
 
45
being five more than forty
 
45th
the ordinal number of forty-five in counting order
 
46
being six more than forty
 
46th
the ordinal number of forty-six in counting order
 
47
being seven more than forty
 
47th
the ordinal number of forty-seven in counting order
 
48
being eight more than forty
 
48th
the ordinal number of forty-eight in counting order
 
49
being nine more than forty
 
49th
the ordinal number of forty-nine in counting order
 
4th
coming next after the third and just before the fifth in position or time or degree or magnitude
 
5
being one more than four
 
5-membered
of a chemical compound having a ring with five members
 
50
being ten more than forty
 
500
denoting a quantity consisting of 500 items or units
 
500th
the ordinal number of five hundred in counting order
 
50th
the ordinal number of fifty in counting order
 
51
being one more than fifty
 
52
being two more than fifty
 
53
being three more than fifty
 
54
being four more than fifty
 
55
being five more than fifty
 
55th
the ordinal number of fifty-five in counting order
 
56
being six more than fifty
 
57
being seven more than fifty
 
58
being eight more than fifty
 
59
being nine more than fifty
 
5th
coming next after the fourth and just before the sixth in position
 
6
denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units
 
6-membered
of a chemical compound having a ring with six members
 
60
being ten more than fifty
 
60th
the ordinal number of sixty in counting order
 
61
being one more than sixty
 
62
being two more than sixty
 
63
being three more than sixty
 
64
being four more than sixty
 
64th
the ordinal number of sixty-four in counting order
 
65
being five more than sixty
 
65th
the ordinal number of sixty-five in counting order
 
66
being six more than sixty
 
67
being seven more than sixty
 
68
being eight more than sixty
 
69
being nine more than sixty
 
6th
coming next after the fifth and just before the seventh in position
 
7
being one more than six
 
7-membered
of a chemical compound having a ring with seven members
 
70
being ten more than sixty
 
70th
the ordinal number of seventy in counting order
 
71
being one more than seventy
 
72
being two more than seventy
 
73
being three more than seventy
 
74
being four more than seventy
 
75
being five more than seventy
 
75th
the ordinal number of seventy-five in counting order
 
76
being six more than seventy
 
77
being seven more than seventy
 
78
being eight more than seventy
 
79
being nine more than seventy
 
7th
coming next after the sixth and just before the eighth in position
 
8
being one more than seven
 
8-membered
of a chemical compound having a ring with eight members
 
80
being ten more than seventy
 
80th
the ordinal number of eighty in counting order
 
81
being one more than eighty
 
82
being two more than eighty
 
83
being three more than eighty
 
84
being four more than eighty
 
85
being five more than eighty
 
85th
the ordinal number of eighty-five in counting order
 
86
being six more than eighty
 
87
being seven more than eighty
 
88
being eight more than eighty
 
89
being nine more than eighty
 
8th
coming next after the seventh and just before the ninth in position
 
9
denoting a quantity consisting of one more than eight and one less than ten
 
9-membered
of a chemical compound having a ring with nine members
 
90
being ten more than eighty
 
90th
the ordinal number of ninety in counting order
 
91
being one more than ninety
 
92
being two more than ninety
 
93
being three more than ninety
 
94
being four more than ninety
 
95
being five more than ninety
 
95th
the ordinal number of ninety-five in counting order
 
96
being six more than ninety
 
97
being seven more than ninety
 
98
being eight more than ninety
 
99
being one less than one hundred and nine more than ninety
 
9th
coming next after the eighth and just before the tenth in position
 
a capella
sung without instrumental accompaniment
 
a couple of
more than one but indefinitely small in number
 
a la carte
(of a restaurant meal) having unlimited choices with a separate price for each item
 
a la mode
in the current fashion or style
 
a posteriori
requiring evidence for validation or support
 
a posteriori
involving reasoning from facts or particulars to general principles or from effects to causes
 
a priori
involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact
 
a priori
based on hypothesis or theory rather than experiment
 
a-ok
in perfect condition or order
 
A-one
of the highest quality
 
a.m.
before noon
 
abactinal
(of radiate animals) located on the surface or end opposite to that on which the mouth is situated
 
abandoned
unrestrained and uninhibited
 
abandoned
forsaken by owner or inhabitants
 
abashed
feeling or caused to feel ill at ease or self-conscious or ashamed
 
abatable
capable of being abated
 
abaxial
facing away from the axis of an organ or organism
 
abbreviated
(of clothing) very short
 
abbreviated
cut short in duration
 
abdicable
capable of being discarded or renounced or relinquished
 
abdominous
having a large belly
 
abducent
especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part
 
abecedarian
alphabetically arranged (as for beginning readers)
 
aberrant
markedly different from an accepted norm
 
abeyant
inactive but capable of becoming active
 
abhorrent
offensive to the mind
 
abiding
lasting a long time
 
abject
most unfortunate or miserable
 
abject
showing humiliation or submissiveness
 
abject
of the most contemptible kind
 
abject
showing utter resignation or hopelessness
 
ablated
made smaller or less by melting or erosion or vaporization
 
ablative
tending to ablate; i.e. to be removed or vaporized at very high temperature
 
ablaze
resembling flame in brilliance or color
 
ablaze
lighted up by or as by fire or flame
 
ablaze
keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement
 
ablaze
lighted with red light as if with flames
 
able
having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity
 
able
(usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
 
able
having a strong healthy body
 
able
have the skills and qualifications to do things well
 
abloom
bursting into flower
 
ablutionary
cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands
 
abnormal
much greater than the normal
 
abnormal
departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
 
abnormal
not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm
 
abolishable
capable of being abolished
 
abominable
exceptionally bad or displeasing
 
abominable
unequivocally detestable
 
aboral
opposite to or away from the mouth
 
aboriginal
characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
 
aboriginal
having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
 
abortifacient
causing abortion
 
abortive
failing to accomplish an intended result
 
aboulic
suffering from abulia; showing abnormal inability to act or make decisions
 
abounding
existing in abundance
 
about
on the move
 
above
appearing earlier in the same text
 
above-mentioned
mentioned or named earlier in the same text
 
aboveboard
without concealment or deception; honest
 
aboveground
on or above the surface of the ground
 
abranchial
having no gills
 
abrasive
sharply disagreeable; rigorous
 
abrasive
causing abrasion
 
abreast
being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge
 
abridged
(used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting
 
abroach
of a cask or barrel
 
abroad
in a foreign country
 
abrupt
exceedingly sudden and unexpected
 
abrupt
surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
 
abrupt
marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
 
abrupt
extremely steep
 
abruptly-pinnate
(of a leaf shape) pinnate with a pair of leaflets at the apex
 
abscessed
infected and filled with pus
 
absent
not being in a specified place
 
absent
lost in thought; showing preoccupation
 
absent
nonexistent
 
absolute
expressing finality with no implication of possible change
 
absolute
perfect or complete or pure
 
absolute
not limited by law
 
absolute
complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
 
absolute
not capable of being violated or infringed
 
absolved
freed from any question of guilt
 
absolvitory
providing absolution
 
absorbable
capable of being absorbed or taken in through the pores of a surface
 
absorbed
retained without reflection
 
absorbed
giving or marked by complete attention to
 
absorbefacient
inducing or promoting absorption
 
absorbent
having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)
 
absorbing
capable of arousing and holding the attention
 
abstemious
sparing in consumption of especially food and drink
 
abstemious
marked by temperance in indulgence
 
abstentious
self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink
 
abstract
existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment
 
abstract
dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention
 
abstract
not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
 
abstractive
of an abstracting nature or having the power of abstracting
 
abstruse
difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
 
absurd
inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense
 
absurd
so unreasonable as to invite derision
 
abundant
present in great quantity
 
abused
used improperly or excessively especially drugs
 
abused
subjected to cruel treatment
 
abusive
characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment
 
abusive
expressing offensive reproach
 
abuzz
noisy like the sound of a bee
 
abysmal
very great; limitless
 
abysmal
resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable
 
academic
hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result
 
academic
marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
 
acanthoid
shaped like a spine or thorn
 
acarpellous
having no carpels
 
acarpous
producing no fruit
 
acatalectic
(verse) metrically complete; especially having the full number of syllables in the final metrical foot
 
acaudal
lacking a tail or taillike appendage
 
acaulescent
(of plants) having no apparent stem above ground
 
accelerando
(music) gradually increasing in tempo
 
accelerated
speeded up, as of an academic course
 
accelerative
tending to increase velocity
 
accented
bearing a stress or accent
 
accented
(used of syllables) bearing the principle stress, usually accompanied by a change in pitch
 
accentual
(of verse) having a metric system based on stress rather than syllables or quantity
 
acceptable
judged to be in conformity with approved usage
 
acceptable
adequate for the purpose
 
acceptable
worthy of acceptance or satisfactory
 
acceptable
meeting requirements
 
acceptant
accepting willingly
 
accepted
generally approved or compelling recognition
 
accepting
tolerating without protest
 
acceptive
inclined to accept rather than reject
 
accessary
aiding and abetting in a crime
 
accessible
capable of being reached
 
accessible
easy to get along with or talk to; friendly
 
accessible
easily obtained
 
accessible
capable of being read with comprehension
 
accessorial
nonessential but helpful
 
accessory
furnishing added support
 
accident-prone
having more than the average number of accidents
 
accidental
happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally
 
accidental
not of prime or central importance
 
acclivitous
sloping upward
 
accommodating
obliging; willing to do favors
 
accommodating
helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation
 
accommodative
willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement
 
accommodative
tending to reconcile or accommodate; bringing into harmony
 
accompanied
having companions or an escort
 
accompanied
playing or singing with instrumental or vocal accompaniment
 
accompanying
occurring with or following as a consequence
 
accomplishable
capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do
 
accomplished
highly skilled
 
accomplished
successfully completed or brought to an end
 
accomplished
settled securely and unconditionally
 
accordant
being in agreement or harmony; often followed by `with'
 
accordant
in keeping
 
according
(followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
 
according
(followed by `to') as reported or stated by
 
accountable
liable to account for one's actions
 
accoutered
provided with necessary articles of equipment for a specialized purpose (especially military)
 
accredited
given official approval to act
 
accretionary
marked or produced by accretion
 
accretive
growing by accretion
 
accrued
periodically accumulated over time
 
accumbent
lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
 
accumulative
marked by acquiring or amassing
 
accumulative
increasing by successive addition
 
accurate
conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
 
accurate
(of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct
 
accursed
under a curse
 
accusative
containing or expressing accusation
 
accustomed to
in the habit of or adapted to
 
accustomed
commonly used or practiced; usual
 
acellular
not made up of or divided into cells
 
acentric
not centered or having no center
 
acephalous
lacking a head or a clearly defined head
 
acerate
narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves
 
acerb
harsh or corrosive in tone
 
acerb
sour or bitter in taste
 
acetabular
of the cup-shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh bone
 
acetose
tasting or smelling like vinegar
 
Acherontic
dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades
 
aching
causing a dull and steady pain
 
achlamydeous
not having a floral envelope or perianth
 
achondritic
not having a granular structure
 
achromatic
having no hue
 
achromatous
having little or inadequate color
 
achromic
having no color
 
acid
having the characteristics of an acid
 
acid
being sour to the taste
 
acid-fast
not easily decolorized by acid solutions; pertains to micro-organisms (especially the tubercle bacillus that causes tuberculosis)
 
acid-forming
yielding an acid in aqueous solution
 
acid-loving
thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7)
 
acid-tasting
having a sour acidic taste
 
acidic
being or containing an acid; of a solution having an excess of hydrogen atoms (having a pH of less than 7)
 
acidophilic
especially of some bacteria; growing well in an acid medium
 
acknowledgeable
capable of being acknowledged
 
acknowledged
recognized or made known or admitted
 
acknowledged
generally accepted
 
acned
(of complexion) blemished by imperfections of the skin
 
acold
of persons; feeling cold
 
acorn-shaped
shaped like an acorn
 
acquainted
having fair knowledge of
 
acquiescent
willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest
 
acquirable
capable of being acquired
 
acquired
gotten through environmental forces
 
acquisitive
eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
 
acquitted
declared not guilty of a specific offense or crime; legally blameless
 
acrid
strong and sharp
 
acrimonious
marked by strong resentment or cynicism
 
acritical
without a crisis (as of some diseases)
 
acrobatic
vigorously active
 
acrocarpous
(of mosses) having the archegonia at the top of the stem
 
acromegalic
marked or affected by enlargement or hypertrophy of the extremities or the face
 
acropetal
of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from base to apex
 
acrophobic
suffering from acrophobia; abnormally afraid of high places
 
acroscopic
facing or on the side toward the apex
 
across-the-board
broad in scope or content
 
actable
capable of being acted; suitable for the stage
 
actinal
(of radiate organisms) located on the surface or end on which the mouth is situated
 
acting
serving temporarily especially as a substitute
 
actinoid
having a radial form
 
actinomorphic
capable of division into symmetrical halves by any longitudinal plane passing through the axis
 
actionable
affording grounds for legal action
 
activated
(military) set up and placed on active assignment
 
activated
rendered active; e.g. rendered radioactive or luminescent or photosensitive or conductive
 
activated
(of sewage) treated with aeration and bacteria to aid decomposition
 
activated
(of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive
 
activating
causing motion or action or change
 
active
expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor:
 
active
(of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions
 
active
exerting influence or producing a change or effect
 
active
disposed to take action or effectuate change
 
active
(of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt
 
active
(of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting
 
active
characterized by energetic activity
 
active
full of activity or engaged in continuous activity
 
active
engaged in full-time work
 
active
tending to become more severe or wider in scope
 
active
in operation
 
active
engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
 
active
(used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being
 
active
taking part in an activity
 
activist
advocating or engaged in activism
 
actual
being or existing at the present moment
 
actual
taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated
 
actual
presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
 
actual
existing in act or fact
 
actual
being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
 
actuated
moved to action
 
acuate
ending in a sharp point
 
acuminate
(of a leaf shape) narrowing to a slender point
 
acute
of an angle; less than 90 degrees
 
acute
having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
 
acute
of critical importance and consequence
 
acute
having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
 
acute
extremely sharp or severe
 
acyclic
not cyclic; especially having parts arranged in spirals rather than whorls
 
acyclic
having an open chain structure
 
ad hoc
for or concerned with one specific purpose
 
ad hoc
often improvised or impromptu
 
ad hominem
appealing to personal considerations (rather than to fact or reason)
 
ad-lib
with little or no preparation or forethought
 
ad-lib
said or done without having been planned or written in advance
 
adagio
(of tempo) leisurely
 
adamant
impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason
 
adamantine
having the hardness of a diamond
 
adaptable
capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use
 
adaptational
of or relating to adaptation
 
adaptative
having a capacity for adaptation
 
adapted
changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose
 
adaxial
nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism
 
addable
capable of being added or added to
 
addicted
compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming
 
addictive
causing or characterized by addiction
 
additional
further or added
 
additive
characterized or produced by addition
 
additive
designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
 
addlebrained
stupid and confused
 
addled
(of eggs) no longer edible
 
addled
confused and vague; used especially of thinking
 
addressable
capable of being addressed
 
addressed
(of mail) marked with a destination
 
adducent
especially of muscles; bringing together or drawing toward the midline of the body or toward an adjacent part
 
adenoidal
sounding as if the nose were pinched
 
adept
having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
 
adequate to
having the requisite qualities for
 
adequate
sufficient for the purpose
 
adequate
having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
 
adequate
about average; acceptable
 
adherent
sticking fast
 
adhesive
tending to adhere
 
adiabatic
occurring without loss or gain of heat
 
adipose
composed of animal fat
 
adjacent
near or close to but not necessarily touching
 
adjacent
having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching
 
adjacent
nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space
 
adjective
relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law
 
adjunct
of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
 
adjunctive
joining; forming an adjunct
 
adjuratory
containing a solemn charge or command
 
adjuratory
earnestly or solemnly entreating
 
adjustable
capable of being regulated
 
adjustable
capable of being changed so as to match or fit
 
adjusted
altered to accommodate to certain requirements or bring into a proper relation
 
adjusted
adjusted to demands of daily living; showing emotional stability
 
adjusted
(especially of garments) having the fit or style adjusted
 
adjusted
having achieved a comfortable relation with your environment
 
adjustive
conducive to adjustment
 
adjuvant
enhancing the action of a medical treatment
 
administrable
capable of being administered or managed
 
admirable
deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
 
admirable
inspiring admiration or approval
 
admired
regarded with admiration
 
admissible
deserving to be admitted
 
admissive
characterized by or allowing admission
 
admittable
deserving to be allowed to enter
 
admonishing
expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
 
admonitory
serving to warn
 
adnate
of unlike parts or organs; growing closely attached
 
adolescent
in the state of development between puberty and maturity
 
adolescent
displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
 
adolescent
being of the age 13 through 19
 
Adonic
having a rhythm consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or a trochee
 
adoptable
suitable or eligible for adoption
 
adopted
acquired as your own by free choice
 
adoptive
of parents and children; related by adoption
 
adorable
lovable especially in a childlike or naive way
 
adored
regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if for a god)
 
adoring
extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent
 
adoring
showing adoration
 
adorned
provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
 
adpressed
pressed close to or lying flat against something
 
adrenocorticotrophic
stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortex
 
adrift
afloat on the surface of a body of water
 
adrift
aimlessly drifting
 
adroit
quick or skillful or adept in action or thought
 
adscititious
added or derived from something outside; not inherent
 
adscititious
supplemental; not part of the real or essential nature of a thing
 
adscript
written or printed immediately following another character and aligned with it
 
adscript
(used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
 
adsorbable
capable of being adsorbed or accumulated on a surface of a solid
 
adsorbent
having capacity or tendency to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface
 
adulatory
obsequiously complimentary
 
adult
(of animals) fully developed
 
adult
designed to arouse lust
 
adulterant
making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials
 
adulterate
mixed with impurities
 
adulterine
conceived in adultery
 
adulterous
not faithful to a spouse or lover
 
adulterous
characterized by adultery
 
adumbrative
indistinctly prophetic
 
adust
burned brown by the sun
 
adust
dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
 
advance
situated ahead or going before
 
advance
being ahead of time or need
 
advanced
comparatively late in a course of development
 
advanced
(of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry
 
advanced
at a higher level in training or knowledge or skill
 
advanced
farther along in physical or mental development
 
advanced
ahead of the times
 
advanced
far along in time
 
advanced
ahead in development; complex or intricate
 
advancing
moving forward
 
advantageous
appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness
 
advantageous
giving an advantage
 
adventitious
associated by chance and not an integral part
 
adventive
not native and not fully established; locally or temporarily naturalized
 
adventuresome
willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
 
adversative
expressing antithesis or opposition
 
adverse
in an opposing direction
 
adverse
contrary to your interests or welfare
 
advertent
giving attention
 
advertised
called to public attention
 
advisable
worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise
 
advised
having received information
 
advised
having the benefit of careful prior consideration or counsel
 
advisory
giving advice
 
adynamic
lacking energy or vitality
 
adynamic
characterized by an absence of force or forcefulness
 
aeolotropic
having properties with different values along different axes
 
aeonian
continuing forever or indefinitely
 
aerated
(of a liquid) treated by having air passed or bubbled through it for purification
 
aerated
supplied with carbon dioxide
 
aerial
existing or living or growing or operating in the air
 
aerial
characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air
 
aeriform
resembling air or having the form of air
 
aerobic
based on or using the principles of aerobics; enhancing respiratory and circulatory efficiency
 
aerobic
depending on free oxygen or air
 
aerobiotic
living or active only in the presence of oxygen
 
aerodynamic
designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to fluid flow
 
aerosolised
in the form of ultramicroscopic solid or liquid particles dispersed or suspended in air or gas
 
aesthetic
concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
 
aesthetic
aesthetically pleasing
 
aestival
(rare) of or occurring in summer
 
afeard
a pronunciation of afraid
 
affable
diffusing warmth and friendliness
 
affected
acted upon; influenced
 
affected
being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
 
affected
speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
 
affecting
arousing affect
 
affectional
characterized by emotion
 
affectionate
having or displaying warmth or affection
 
afferent
of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS
 
affiliated
being joined in close association
 
affinal
(anthropology) related by marriage
 
affined
closely related
 
affirmable
capable of being affirmed or asserted
 
affirmative
affirming or giving assent
 
affirmative
expressing or manifesting praise or approval
 
affirmative
expecting the best
 
affixed
firmly attached
 
afflicted
mentally or physically unfit
 
afflicted
grievously affected especially by disease
 
afflictive
causing misery or pain or distress
 
affluent
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
 
affordable
that you have the financial means for
 
aflare
streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air
 
aflicker
shining unsteadily
 
afloat
borne on the water; floating
 
afloat
covered with water
 
aflutter
excited in anticipation
 
afoot
traveling by foot
 
afoot
currently in progress
 
aforementioned
being the one previously mentioned or spoken of
 
aforethought
with planning and intention
 
afoul
especially of a ship's lines etc
 
afraid
filled with fear or apprehension
 
afraid
filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
 
afraid
feeling worry or concern or insecurity
 
afraid
having feelings of aversion or unwillingness
 
African-American
pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry
 
aft
(nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail
 
after
located farther aft
 
after-hours
after closing time especially a legally established closing time
 
after-school
outside regular school hours
 
aftermost
located closest to the stern or tail
 
aftershafted
having an aftershaft (a small feather at the base of some feathers)
 
agamic
(of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes in reproduction
 
agape
with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe
 
agaze
(used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder
 
age-old
belonging to or lasting from times long ago
 
age-related
changing (increasing or decreasing) as an individual's age increases
 
aged
at an advanced stage of erosion (pronounced as one syllable)
 
aged
(used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)
 
aged
advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)
 
aged
having attained a specific age; (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)
 
aged
of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable)
 
ageing
growing old
 
agelong
lasting through all time
 
agglomerate
clustered together but not coherent
 
agglutinate
united as if by glue
 
agglutinative
forming derivative or compound words by putting together constituents each of which expresses a single definite meaning
 
aggravated
made more severe or intense especially in law
 
aggravated
incited, especially deliberately, to anger
 
aggravating
making worse
 
aggregate
composed of a dense cluster of separate units such as carpels or florets or drupelets
 
aggregate
formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole
 
aggressive
having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends
 
aggressive
characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
 
aggressive
tending to spread quickly
 
aghast
struck with fear, dread, or consternation
 
agile
mentally quick
 
agile
moving quickly and lightly
 
agitated
troubled emotionally and usually deeply
 
agitated
physically disturbed or set in motion
 
agitating
causing or tending to cause anger or resentment
 
agleam
bright with a steady but subdued shining
 
aglitter
having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
 
aglow
softly bright or radiant
 
agnate
related on the father's side
 
agnostic
uncertain of all claims to knowledge
 
ago
gone by; or in the past
 
agog
highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, etc.
 
agonised
expressing pain or agony
 
agonising
extremely painful
 
agonistic
striving to overcome in argument
 
agonistic
struggling for effect
 
agoraphobic
suffering from agoraphobia; abnormally afraid of open or public places
 
agrarian
relating to farming or agriculture
 
agreeable
conforming to your own liking or feelings or nature
 
agreeable
prepared to agree or consent
 
agreed upon
constituted or contracted by stipulation or agreement
 
agreed
united by being of the same opinion
 
agrestic
(of behavior) rustic and uncouth
 
agrestic
characteristic of the fields or country
 
aground
stuck in a place where a ship can no longer float
 
aguish
affected by ague
 
ahead
having the leading position or higher score in a contest
 
ahorse
traveling on horseback
 
aided
having help; often used as a combining form
 
ailing
somewhat ill or prone to illness
 
aimless
continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
 
ain
belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive
 
air sick
experiencing motion sickness
 
air-conditioned
cooled by air conditioning
 
air-cooled
cooled by a flow of air
 
air-dried
made dry by contact with unheated air
 
air-dry
not giving off moisture on exposure to the air
 
air-filled
full of air
 
air-to-air
operating between or launched from or involving rockets or aircraft in flight
 
air-to-ground
operating from or designed to be fired from aircraft at targets on the ground
 
airborne
moved or conveyed by or through air
 
aired
open to or abounding in fresh air
 
airheaded
lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
 
airless
lacking fresh air
 
airtight
having no weak points
 
airtight
not allowing air or gas to pass in or out
 
airworthy
(of aircraft) fit to fly
 
airy
having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air
 
ajar
slightly open
 
akimbo
(used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body
 
akin
related by blood
 
akin
similar in quality or character
 
al dente
of pasta cooked so as to be firm when eaten
 
alacritous
quick and eager
 
alar
having or resembling wings
 
alarmed
experiencing a sudden sense of danger
 
alarming
frightening because of an awareness of danger
 
alate
(of seeds or insects) having winglike extensions
 
albescent
becoming or shading into white
 
alcalescent
tending to become alkaline; slightly alkaline
 
alcohol-dependent
addicted to alcohol
 
alcohol-soluble
soluble in alcohol
 
alcoholic
characteristic of or containing alcohol
 
aleatory
dependent on chance
 
alert
mentally perceptive and responsive
 
alert
quick and energetic
 
alert
engaged in or accustomed to close observation
 
alfresco
in the open air
 
algid
chilly
 
algophobic
suffering from algophobia; abnormally afraid of pain
 
algorithmic
of or relating to or having the characteristics of an algorithm
 
alien
being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world
 
alien
not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something
 
alienable
transferable to another owner
 
alienated
socially disoriented
 
alienated
caused to be unloved
 
alienating
causing hostility or loss of friendliness
 
aligned
brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
 
aligned
in a straight line
 
aligning
causing to fall into line or into position
 
alike
having the same or similar characteristics
 
alimental
of or providing nourishment
 
aliphatic
having carbon atoms linked in open chains
 
aliquot
signifying an exact divisor or factor of a quantity
 
alive
(often followed by `with') full of life and spirit
 
alive
(followed by `to' or `of') aware of
 
alive
having life or vigor or spirit
 
alive
possessing life
 
alive
capable of erupting
 
alkalic
relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7
 
alkaline-loving
thriving in a relatively alkaline environment; (especially of plants requiring a pH above 7)
 
all
completely given to or absorbed by
 
all
(quantifier) used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class
 
all important
of the greatest importance
 
all in
very tired
 
all over
having come or been brought to a conclusion
 
all right
being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
 
all-around
many-sided
 
all-devouring
(of animals) both plant-eating and flesh-eating
 
all-fired
extreme
 
all-knowing
infinitely wise
 
all-mains
used of a radio receiver that is adaptable to all voltages
 
all-metal
consisting completely of metal
 
all-night
lasting, open, or operating through the whole night
 
all-or-none
occurring completely or not occurring at all
 
all-out
using all available resources
 
all-powerful
having unlimited power
 
all-purpose
not limited in use or function
 
all-time
unsurpassed in some respect up to the present
 
all-victorious
never having lost
 
all-weather
usable or operative or practiced in all kinds of weather
 
allantoid
shaped like a sausage
 
allargando
(music) gradually decreasing in tempo and broadening in manner
 
alleged
declared but not proved
 
alleged
doubtful or suspect
 
allegiant
steadfast in devotion (especially to your lawful monarch or government)
 
allegoric
used in or characteristic of or containing allegory
 
allegretto
(of tempo) faster than allegro
 
allegro
(of tempo) fast
 
allergic
having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
 
alleviated
(of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear
 
alleviative
moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
 
alliaceous
smelling of onions or garlic
 
allied
joined by treaty or agreement
 
allied
related by common characteristics or ancestry
 
allied
united in a confederacy or league
 
alligatored
of paint or varnish; having the appearance of alligator hide
 
alliterative
having the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable
 
allocable
capable of being distributed
 
allochronic
(of taxa) occurring in different geologic times
 
allochthonous
of rocks, deposits, etc.; found in a place other than where they and their constituents were formed
 
allogeneic
denoting or relating to cells or tissues from individuals belonging to the same species but genetically dissimilar (and hence immunologically incompatible)
 
allopatric
(of biological species or speciation) occurring in areas isolated geographically from one another
 
allotted
given as a task
 
allover
covering the entire surface
 
allowable
deductible according to the tax laws
 
allowable
deserving to be allowed or considered
 
allowable
that may be permitted especially as according to rule
 
alloyed
(used of metals) blended to obtain a desired property
 
alloyed
(used of metals) debased by mixture with an inferior element
 
alluring
highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
 
allusive
characterized by indirect references
 
almond-eyed
having almond-shaped eyes
 
almond-scented
smelling of almond
 
almond-shaped
shaped like an almond
 
alone
isolated from others
 
alone
lacking companions or companionship
 
alone
exclusive of anyone or anything else
 
alone
radically distinctive and without equal
 
aloof
remote in manner
 
alpestrine
growing at high altitudes
 
alpha
first in order of importance
 
alpha
early testing stage of a software or hardware product
 
alphabetic
arranged in order according to the alphabet
 
alphabetised
having been put in alphabetical order
 
alpine
living or growing above the timber line
 
alright
nonstandard usage
 
alterable
(of the punishment ordered by a court) capable of being changed to one less severe
 
alterable
capable of being changed or altered in some characteristic
 
alterative
tending to cure or restore to health
 
altered
changed in form or character without becoming something else
 
altered
having testicles or ovaries removed
 
alternate
every second one of a series
 
alternate
of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired
 
alternate
occurring by turns; first one and then the other
 
alternate
serving or used in place of another
 
alternating
(of a current) reversing direction
 
alternative
necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities
 
alternative
pertaining to unconventional choices
 
altissimo
very high
 
altitudinous
indefinitely high; lofty
 
alto
(of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group
 
alto
of or being the lowest female voice
 
alto
of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor
 
altricial
(of hatchlings) naked and blind and dependent on parents for food
 
altruistic
showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
 
aluminiferous
containing alum or aluminum
 
alveolate
pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)
 
amalgamate
joined together into a whole
 
amaranthine
of an imaginary flower that never fades
 
amateur
lacking professional skill or expertise
 
amateur
engaged in as a pastime
 
amative
inclined toward or displaying love
 
amatory
expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance
 
amazed
filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock
 
amazing
surprising greatly
 
amazing
inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
 
ambagious
roundabout and unnecessarily wordy
 
amber
of a medium to dark brownish yellow color
 
amber-green
of green tinged with amber
 
ambidextrous
equally skillful with each hand
 
ambient
completely enveloping
 
ambiguous
having more than one possible meaning
 
ambiguous
having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns
 
ambiguous
open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead
 
ambitionless
having little desire for success or achievement
 
ambitious
having a strong desire for success or achievement
 
ambitious
requiring full use of your abilities or resources
 
ambivalent
uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow
 
ambiversive
intermediate between introversive and extroversive
 
ambrosial
worthy of the gods
 
ambrosial
extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant
 
ambulant
able to walk about
 
ameliorating
tending to ameliorate
 
amenable
open to being acted upon in a certain way
 
amenable
liable to answer to a higher authority
 
amenable
disposed or willing to conform
 
amenable
responsive to suggestions and influences
 
amendable
capable of being corrected by additions
 
amendatory
effecting amendment
 
amended
modified for the better
 
amended
of legislation
 
amentaceous
(of plants) bearing or characterized by aments or catkins
 
amerciable
of a crime or misdemeanor; punishable by a fine set by a judge
 
ametabolic
undergoing no (or only slight) metamorphosis
 
ametabolic
undergoing slight or no metamorphosis
 
amethyst
of a moderate purple color
 
ametropic
of or relating to an abnormal condition of the eye in which visual images are not in focus on the retina
 
amiable
disposed to please
 
amicable
characterized by friendship and good will
 
amidship
located in the middle part of a ship or aircraft
 
amiss
not functioning properly
 
amnesiac
suffering from a partial loss of memory
 
amok
wildly frenzied and out of control
 
amorphous
unclear because vague or badly organized
 
amorphous
(of a group of people or an organization) unorganized or unfocused
 
amorphous
having no definite form or distinct shape
 
amorphous
without real or apparent crystalline form
 
amorphous
lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies
 
amort
utterly cast down
 
amphibiotic
having an aquatic early or larval form and a terrestrial adult form
 
amphibious
operating or living on land and in water
 
amphiprostylar
marked by columniation having free columns in porticoes either at both ends or at both sides of a structure
 
amphiprotic
having characteristics of both an acid and a base and capable of reacting as either
 
amphistylar
having columns either at both ends or at both sides
 
amphitropous
(of a plant ovule) partly inverted; turned back 90 degrees on its stalk
 
ample
more than enough in size or scope or capacity
 
ample
affording an abundant supply
 
ample
fairly large in size
 
amused
pleasantly occupied
 
amusing
providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining
 
amusing
arousing or provoking laughter
 
amylaceous
resembling starch
 
anabatic
of an air current or wind; rising especially up a slope
 
anabolic
characterized by or promoting constructive metabolism
 
anachronic
chronologically misplaced
 
anaclinal
of valleys and rivers; progressing in a direction opposite to the dip in surrounding rock strata
 
anadromous
migrating from the sea to fresh water to spawn
 
anaemic
lacking vigor or energy
 
anaerobic
not aerobic
 
anaerobic
living or active in the absence of free oxygen
 
anaesthetic
characterized by insensibility
 
anal
a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.
 
analeptic
stimulating the central nervous system
 
analgesic
capable of relieving pain
 
analog
of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
 
analogical
expressing, composed of, or based on an analogy
 
analogous
corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin
 
analogous
similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar
 
analphabetic
not alphabetic
 
analphabetic
having little acquaintance with writing
 
analytic
of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
 
analytic
using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)
 
analytic
expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection
 
analyzable
capable of being partitioned
 
analyzed
examined carefully and methodically; broken down for consideration of constituent parts
 
anaphrodisiac
tending to diminish sexual desire
 
anarchic
without law or control
 
anastigmatic
not astigmatic
 
anatropous
(of a plant ovule) completely inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk
 
ancestral
inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
 
anchoritic
characterized by ascetic solitude
 
ancient
belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire
 
ancient
very old
 
andante
(of tempo) moderately slow
 
andantino
(of tempo) moderately fast
 
androgynous
having both male and female characteristics
 
anecdotal
characterized by or given to telling anecdotes
 
anechoic
not having or producing echoes; sound-absorbent
 
anemophilous
of flowering plants (especially grasses etc) that are pollinated by the wind
 
anestrous
(of lower mammals) not in a state of estrus; not in heat
 
anfractuous
full of twists and turns
 
angelic
marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
 
angelic
having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
 
angered
marked by extreme anger
 
angled
forming or set at an angle
 
angry
feeling or showing anger
 
angry
severely inflamed and painful
 
angry
(of the elements) as if showing violent anger
 
anguished
experiencing intense pain especially mental pain
 
angular
having angles or an angular shape
 
anhydrous
without water; especially without water of crystallization
 
anicteric
not affected by jaundice
 
anile
of or like a feeble old woman
 
animal
marked by the appetites and passions of the body
 
animate
endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life
 
animate
belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings
 
animate
endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness
 
animated
made to appear to move as living creatures do
 
animating
giving spirit and vivacity
 
anise-scented
smelling of anise
 
anisometric
having unsymmetrical parts or unequal dimensions or measurements
 
anisotropic
not invariant with respect to direction
 
ankle-deep
coming only to the ankle or knee
 
annihilated
destroyed completely
 
annihilating
wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction
 
annihilating
making light of
 
announced
declared publicly; made widely known
 
annoyed
troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
 
annoyed
aroused to impatience or anger
 
annoying
causing irritation or annoyance
 
annual
completing its life cycle within a year
 
annual
occurring or payable every year
 
annular
shaped like a ring
 
anomalous
deviating from the general or common order or type
 
anon.
having no known name or identity or known source
 
anonymous
not known or lacking marked individuality
 
anorectic
suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin
 
anorectic
causing loss of appetite
 
anorthic
having three unequal crystal axes intersecting at oblique angles
 
anosmic
having impaired sense of smell
 
another
any of various alternatives; some other
 
anserine
having or revealing stupidity
 
answerable
morally or legally responsible to a higher authority
 
answerable
capable of being answered
 
answering
replying
 
antacid
acting to neutralize acid (especially in the stomach)
 
antagonistic
incapable of harmonious association
 
antagonistic
arousing animosity or hostility
 
antagonistic
characterized by antagonism or antipathy
 
antagonistic
indicating opposition or resistance
 
antagonistic
used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
 
Antarctic
at or near the south pole
 
antebellum
belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War
 
antecedent
preceding in time or order
 
antediluvian
so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
 
antemeridian
before noon
 
antemortem
preceding death
 
antenatal
occurring or existing before birth
 
antepenultimate
third from last
 
anterior
of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body
 
anterior
earlier in time
 
anterograde
of amnesia; affecting time immediately following trauma
 
anthelminthic
capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms
 
antheral
capable of fertilizing female organs
 
anthophagous
feeding on flowers
 
anthropoid
resembling apes
 
anthropoid
resembling human beings
 
anthropomorphic
suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate things
 
anti
not in favor of (an action or proposal etc.)
 
anti-intellectual
smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values
 
anti-Semite
discriminatory especially on the basis of race or religion
 
antiaircraft
designed for defense from a surface position against air attack
 
antiauthoritarian
opposed to authoritarianism
 
antic
ludicrously odd
 
anticholinergic
inhibiting or blocking the action of acetylcholine at a receptor site
 
anticipant
marked by eager anticipation
 
anticipated
expected hopefully
 
anticipatory
in anticipation
 
anticlimactic
coming after the climax especially of a dramatic or narrative plot
 
anticlinal
sloping downward away from a common crest
 
anticlockwise
in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock
 
antidromic
conducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to normal
 
antifertility
capable of preventing conception or impregnation
 
antiheretical
opposed to heresy
 
antiknock
suppressing or eliminating engine knock in combustion engines
 
antimagnetic
impervious to the effects of a magnetic field; resistant to magnetization
 
antimicrobial
capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
 
antimonial
containing antimony
 
antimonopoly
of laws and regulations; designed to protect trade and commerce from unfair business practices
 
antiparallel
(especially of vectors) parallel but oppositely directed
 
antipathetic
(usually followed by `to') strongly opposed
 
antipersonnel
designed to inflict death or personal injury rather than material destruction
 
antiphlogistic
counteracting inflammation
 
antipyretic
preventing or alleviating fever
 
antique
made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age
 
antique
out of fashion
 
antiseptic
clean and honest
 
antiseptic
devoid of objectionable language
 
antiseptic
thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms
 
antiseptic
freeing from error or corruption
 
antisocial
shunning contact with others
 
antisocial
hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior
 
antisubmarine
defensive against enemy submarines
 
antitank
designed for defense against armored vehicles
 
antithetic
sharply contrasted in character or purpose
 
antitoxic
counteracting a toxin or poison
 
antler-like
resembling antlers
 
antlered
having antlers
 
antonymous
of words: having opposite meanings
 
antrorse
bent or curved forward or upward
 
antsy
nervous and unable to relax
 
anurous
not having a tail
 
anxious
eagerly desirous
 
anxious
causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
 
any
one or some or every or all without specification
 
apart
having characteristics not shared by others
 
apart
remote and separate physically or socially
 
apathetic
showing little or no emotion or animation
 
apathetic
marked by a lack of interest
 
apelike
being or given to servile imitation
 
aperient
mildly laxative
 
aperiodic
not recurring at regular intervals
 
apetalous
(of flowers) having no petals
 
aphasic
unable to speak because of a brain lesion
 
aphonic
being without sound through injury or illness and thus incapable of all but whispered speech
 
aphoristic
terse and witty and like a maxim
 
aphotic
lacking light; especially not reached by sunlight
 
aphrodisiac
stimulating sexual desire
 
aphyllous
having no leaves
 
apical
situated at an apex
 
apiculate
(of a leaf shape) having a short sharply pointed tip
 
apivorous
feeding on bees
 
aplacental
having no placenta
 
aplanatic
free from or corrected for spherical aberration
 
apocalyptic
prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom
 
apocarpous
(of ovaries of flowering plants) consisting of carpels that are free from one another as in buttercups or roses
 
apochromatic
corrected for both chromatic and spherical aberration
 
apocrine
(of exocrine glands) producing a secretion in which part of the secreting cell is released with the secretion
 
apocryphal
being of questionable authenticity
 
apodal
(of snakes and eels) naturally footless
 
apodeictic
of a proposition; necessarily true or logically certain
 
apolitical
politically neutral
 
apologetic
offering or expressing apology
 
apostate
not faithful to religion or party or cause
 
apotropaic
having the power to prevent evil or bad luck
 
appalling
causing consternation
 
appareled
dressed or clothed especially in fine attire; often used in combination
 
apparent
clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
 
apparent
appearing as such but not necessarily so
 
apparitional
resembling or characteristic of a phantom
 
appealable
capable of being appealed especially to a higher tribunal
 
appealing
able to attract interest or draw favorable attention
 
appealing
(of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
 
appeasable
capable of being pacified
 
appeasing
intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
 
appellative
inclined to or serving for the giving of names
 
appendaged
having an appendage
 
appendant
affixed as an appendage
 
apperceptive
able to relate new percepts to past experience
 
appetent
marked by eager desire
 
appetising
appealing to or stimulating the appetite especially in appearance or aroma
 
applaudable
worthy of high praise
 
apple-scented
smelling of apples
 
apple-shaped
having the general shape of an apple
 
apple-sized
having the approximate size of an apple
 
applicable
capable of being applied; having relevance
 
applicative
readily applicable or practical
 
applied
concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
 
appointed
selected for a job
 
appointed
provided with furnishing and accessories (especially of a tasteful kind)
 
appointed
subject to appointment
 
appointed
fixed or established especially by order or command
 
apportioned
given out in portions
 
apposable
capable of being placed opposite to something
 
apposite
being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
 
appraising
exercising or involving careful evaluations
 
appreciable
enough to be estimated or measured
 
appreciated
fully understood or grasped
 
appreciative
feeling or expressive of gratitude
 
appreciative
having or showing appreciation or a favorable critical judgment or opinion
 
apprehensible
capable of being apprehended or understood
 
apprehensive
in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
 
apprehensive
quick to understand
 
apprehensive
mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc
 
apprenticed
bound by contract
 
approachable
easy to meet or converse or do business with
 
approachable
easily approached
 
approaching
of the relatively near future
 
appropriable
that can be appropriated
 
appropriate
suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc
 
approved
established by authority; given authoritative approval
 
approximate
not quite exact or correct
 
approximate
located close together
 
approximate
very close in resemblance
 
apractic
having uncoordinated muscular movements, symptomatic of a CNS disorder
 
apropos
of an appropriate or pertinent nature
 
apt
mentally quick and resourceful
 
apt
(usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward
 
apt
at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
 
apteral
having columns at one or both ends but not along the sides
 
apteral
(of insects) without wings
 
aquaphobic
abnormally afraid of water
 
aquatic
operating or living or growing in water
 
aqueous
produced by the action of water
 
aquiline
curved down like an eagle's beak
 
arable
(of farmland) capable of being farmed productively
 
arbitrable
appropriate for or subject to settlement by arbitration
 
arbitrary
based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
 
arboraceous
abounding in trees
 
arboreal
resembling a tree in form and branching structure
 
arboreal
inhabiting or frequenting trees
 
arcadian
(used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic
 
arcane
requiring secret or mysterious knowledge
 
arced
forming or resembling an arch
 
arch
(used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
 
arch
naughtily or annoyingly playful
 
archaean
of or relating to the earliest known rocks formed during the Precambrian Eon
 
archaeozoic
of or belonging to earlier of two divisions of the Precambrian era
 
archaic
little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type
 
archetypal
representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned
 
arco
(of instruments in the violin family) to be played with the bow
 
Arctic
of or relating to the Arctic
 
arctic
extremely cold
 
ardent
glowing or shining like fire
 
ardent
characterized by intense emotion
 
ardent
characterized by strong enthusiasm
 
arduous
difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill
 
arduous
characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
 
arduous
taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance
 
arenaceous
resembling or containing or abounding in sand; or growing in sandy areas
 
argent
of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver
 
argentiferous
containing or yielding silver
 
argillaceous
resembling or containing clay
 
arguable
capable of being supported by argument
 
arguable
open to argument or debate
 
argumentative
given to or characterized by argument
 
argus-eyed
having very keen vision
 
argus-eyed
carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger
 
arid
lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless
 
arid
lacking sufficient water or rainfall
 
ariled
(of some seeds) having a fleshy and usually brightly colored cover
 
ariose
having a melody (as distinguished from recitative)
 
aristocratic
belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
 
armed
(used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
 
armed
(used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
 
armed
having arms or arms as specified; used especially in combination
 
armless
having no arms
 
armlike
resembling an arm
 
armor-clad
covered with heavy steel
 
armored
protected by armor (used of persons or things military)
 
armored
used of animals; provided with protective covering
 
armored
equipped with the complete arms and armor of a warrior
 
aromatic
having a strong pleasant odor
 
around the bend
informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
 
around-the-clock
at all times
 
aroused
aroused to action
 
aroused
(of persons) excessively affected by emotion
 
aroused
feeling great sexual desire
 
aroused
emotionally aroused
 
aroused
brought to a state of great tension
 
arranged
planned in advance
 
arranged
disposed or placed in a particular kind of order
 
arranged
deliberately arranged for effect
 
arrant
without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
 
arrayed
in ceremonial attire and paraphernalia
 
arresting
commanding attention
 
arrhythmic
without regard for rhythm
 
arrhythmic
lacking a steady rhythm
 
arrogant
having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride
 
arrow-shaped
(of a leaf shape) like an arrow head without flaring base lobes
 
artesian
(of water) rising to the surface under internal hydrostatic pressure
 
artful
marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
 
artful
not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness
 
arthritic
of or pertaining to arthritis
 
articulate
expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language
 
articulate
consisting of segments held together by joints
 
artificial
not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes
 
artificial
artificially formal
 
artificial
contrived by art rather than nature
 
artistic
satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities
 
artless
simple and natural; without cunning or deceit
 
artless
showing lack of art
 
artless
characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious
 
artless
(of persons) lacking art or knowledge
 
artsy-craftsy
pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming
 
arty
showily imitative of art or artists
 
ascendable
capable of being ascended
 
ascendant
tending or directed upward
 
ascendant
most powerful or important or influential
 
ascending
moving or going or growing upward
 
ascertainable
capable of being ascertained or found out
 
ascertained
discovered or determined by scientific observation
 
ascetic
practicing great self-denial
 
ascribable
capable of being assigned or credited to
 
aseptic
free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
 
asexual
not having or involving sex
 
ash-blonde
of hair color; whitish
 
ash-gray
of a light grey
 
ashamed
feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse
 
ashen
made of wood of the ash tree
 
ashen
anemic looking from illness or emotion
 
asinine
extremely silly or stupid
 
askance
(used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
 
askew
turned or twisted toward one side
 
aslant
having an oblique or slanted direction
 
asleep
in a state of sleep
 
asleep
dead
 
asleep
lacking sensation
 
asocial
given to avoiding association with others
 
aspheric
varying slightly from a perfectly spherical shape
 
asphyxiating
tending to deprive of oxygen
 
aspirant
desiring or striving for recognition or advancement
 
assailable
not defended or capable of being defended
 
assassinated
murdered by surprise attack for political reasons
 
assaultive
disposed to attack
 
assentient
expressing agreement or consent
 
asserted
confidently declared to be so
 
asserting
relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
 
assertive
aggressively self-assured
 
assessable
capable of being assessed especially for the purpose of taxation
 
assessable
capable of being considered carefully
 
assiduous
marked by care and persistent effort
 
assignable
legally transferable to the ownership of another
 
assigned
appointed to a post or duty
 
assimilable
able to be absorbed and incorporated into body tissues
 
assimilating
capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution
 
assimilative
capable of mentally absorbing
 
assistive
giving assistance
 
associable
capable of being associated
 
associate
having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status
 
associative
characterized by or causing or resulting from the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
 
assonant
having the same vowel sound occurring with different consonants in successive words or stressed syllables
 
assonant
having the same sound (especially the same vowel sound) occurring in successive stressed syllables
 
assorted
consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
 
assorted
of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity
 
assuasive
freeing from fear and anxiety
 
assumed
adopted in order to deceive
 
assuming
excessively forward
 
assumptive
accepted as real or true without proof
 
assured
marked by assurance; exhibiting confidence
 
assured
characterized by certainty or security
 
assurgent
growing or extending upward
 
assurgent
rising from the sea
 
assuring
giving confidence
 
astatic
not static or stable
 
asterisked
marked with an asterisk
 
asternal
not connected to the sternum or breastbone
 
asteroid
shaped like a star
 
asthenic
having a slender physique
 
asthmatic
relating to breathing with a whistling sound
 
astigmatic
of or relating to a defect in the eye or in a lens caused by a deviation from spherical curvature which prevents light rays from meeting at a common focus and so results in distorted images
 
astir
out of bed
 
astomatous
having no mouth or mouthlike opening
 
astonishing
so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm
 
astounding
bewildering or striking dumb with wonder
 
astringent
tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue
 
astronomic
inconceivably large
 
astute
marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
 
astylar
lacking columns or pillars
 
asunder
widely separated especially in space
 
asymmetric
characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components
 
asymmetrical
irregular in shape or outline
 
asymptomatic
having no symptoms of illness or disease
 
asynchronous
(digital communication) pertaining to a transmission technique that does not require a common clock between the communicating devices; timing signals are derived from special characters in the data stream itself
 
asynchronous
not synchronous; not occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase
 
asyndetic
lacking conjunctions
 
at a loss
filled with bewilderment
 
at bay
forced to turn and face attackers
 
at fault
deserving blame
 
at hand
close in space; within reach
 
at hand
close in time; about to occur
 
at large
having escaped, especially from confinement
 
at loggerheads
in a dispute or confrontation
 
at odds
in disagreement
 
at rest
in a state of repose or especially sleep
 
at sea
perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
 
at the ready
ready for immediate use
 
at variance
not in accord
 
at work
on the job
 
ataractic
tending to soothe or tranquilize
 
atavistic
characteristic of an atavist
 
atheistic
rejecting any belief in gods
 
athirst
(usually followed by `for') extremely desirous
 
athletic
having a sturdy and well proportioned body
 
atilt
departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal
 
atomic
immeasurably small
 
atomic
(weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
 
atomistic
divided into separate and often disparate elements
 
atonal
characterized by avoidance of traditional western tonality
 
atonic
(used of syllables) carrying no stress
 
atoxic
not producing or resulting from poison
 
atrabilious
irritable as if suffering from indigestion
 
atrip
(of an anchor) just clear of the bottom
 
atrocious
shockingly brutal or cruel
 
atrocious
provoking horror
 
atrophied
(of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use
 
attachable
capable of being fastened or added to something else
 
attached
used of buildings joined by common sidewalls
 
attached
fond and affectionate
 
attached
associated in an exclusive sexual relationship
 
attainable
capable of being attained or accomplished
 
attained
achieved or reached
 
attempted
tried unsuccessfully
 
attendant
being present (at a meeting or event, etc.)
 
attended
having a caretaker or other watcher
 
attention-getting
likely to attract attention
 
attention-getting
seizing the attention
 
attentive
(often followed by `to') giving care or attention
 
attentive
taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
 
attenuate
reduced in strength
 
attenuated
of an electrical signal; reduced in amplitude with little or no distortion
 
attested
established as genuine
 
attractable
capable of being magnetized or attracted by a magnet
 
attractive
having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull
 
attractive
pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm
 
attractive
having power to arouse interest
 
attributable
capable of being attributed
 
attributive genitive
a word in the genitive case used as an attributive adjective
 
attributive
of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify
 
attrited
worn by rubbing or friction
 
atypic
not representative of a group, class, or type
 
atypical
deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal
 
au gratin
cooked while covered with browned breadcrumbs (and sometimes cheese)
 
au jus
served in its natural juices or gravy
 
au naturel
completely unclothed
 
auburn
(of hair) colored a moderate reddish-brown
 
audacious
unrestrained by convention or propriety
 
audacious
invulnerable to fear or intimidation
 
audacious
disposed to venture or take risks
 
audible
heard or perceptible by the ear
 
Augean
extremely filthy from long neglect
 
augmentative
increasing or having the power to increase especially in size or amount or degree
 
augmentative
intensifying by augmentation and enhancement
 
augmented
added to or made greater in amount or number or strength
 
august
of or befitting a lord
 
august
profoundly honored
 
auld
a Scottish word
 
aureate
elaborately or excessively ornamented
 
aureate
having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
 
auriculate
having auricles
 
auriferous
containing gold
 
auriform
having a shape resembling an ear
 
auspicious
auguring favorable circumstances and good luck
 
austere
severely simple
 
austere
of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
 
austral
of the south or coming from the south
 
autarkic
of countries; not relying on imports
 
authentic
not counterfeit or copied
 
authentic
conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
 
authorised
sanctioned by established authority
 
authorised
endowed with authority
 
authoritarian
characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
 
authoritarian
expecting unquestioning obedience
 
authoritative
of recognized authority or excellence
 
authoritative
having authority or ascendancy or influence
 
autistic
characteristic of or affected with autism
 
autochthonal
originating where it is found
 
autochthonous
of rocks, deposits, etc.; found where they and their constituents were formed
 
autocratic
offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
 
autoecious
of parasites especially rust fungi; completing the entire life cycle on a single host
 
autoerotic
sexually satisfying yourself (as by masturbation)
 
autofluorescent
emitting light via self-induced fluorescence
 
autogamic
characterized by or fit for autogamy
 
autogenic
originating within the body
 
autographed
bearing an autograph
 
autoicous
having male and female reproductive organs in separate clusters on the same plant
 
autoloading
(of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuously
 
autologous
derived from organisms of the selfsame individual
 
automated
operated by automation
 
automatic
operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control
 
automatic
resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine
 
automatic
without volition or conscious control
 
automotive
containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement
 
autonomic
relating to or controlled by the autonomic nervous system
 
autonomous
existing as an independent entity
 
autonomous
(of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
 
autonomous
(of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment
 
autosemantic
of a word or phrase meaningful in isolation, independent of context
 
autumn-blooming
of plants that bloom during the autumn
 
autumnal
of or characteristic of or occurring in autumn
 
autumnal
characteristic of late maturity verging on decline
 
auxiliary
functioning in a supporting capacity
 
available
obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service
 
available
not busy; not otherwise committed
 
available
convenient for use or disposal
 
avant-garde
radically new or original
 
avaricious
immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
 
average
lacking exceptional quality or ability
 
average
around the middle of a scale of evaluation
 
average
approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
 
average
relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values)
 
average
relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
 
average
lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered
 
avertable
capable of being avoided or warded off
 
avid
(often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous
 
avid
marked by active interest and enthusiasm
 
avirulent
not virulent; unable to produce disease
 
avocado
of the dull yellowish green of the meat of an avocado
 
avowed
openly declared as such
 
awake
not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
 
awakened
(somewhat formal) having been waked up
 
awakened
aroused or activated
 
aware
(sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
 
aware
bearing in mind; attentive to
 
away
not present; having left
 
away
used of an opponent's ground
 
away
(of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
 
aweary
physically and mentally fatigued
 
awed
having or showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dread
 
awed
inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence
 
aweigh
(used of an anchor) hanging clear of the bottom
 
aweless
devoid of any feeling of awe or reverence
 
aweless
neither feeling nor showing respect
 
awful
causing fear or dread or terror
 
awful
extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
 
awful
offensive or even (of persons) malicious
 
awheel
traveling by wheeled vehicle such as bicycle or automobile e.g.
 
awkward
lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
 
awkward
causing inconvenience
 
awkward
difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
 
awkward
not elegant or graceful in expression
 
awkward
hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
 
awkward
socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner
 
awl-shaped
shaped like an awl
 
awned
having awns i.e. bristlelike or hairlike appendages on the flowering parts of some cereals and grasses
 
awninged
covered with an awning
 
awnless
lacking or having only very short awns
 
awol
absent without permission
 
axenic
(used of cultures of microorganisms) completely free from other organisms
 
axenic
(of experimental animals) raised under sterile conditions
 
axial
situated on or along or in the direction of an axis
 
axiomatic
evident without proof or argument
 
azoic
before the appearance of life
 
azonal
not divided into zones
 
azonic
not restricted to any particular zone or region
 
azure
of a deep somewhat purplish blue color similar to that of a clear October sky
 
azygos
occurring singly; not one of a pair
 
babelike
like a baby especially in dependence
 
baby-faced
having a youthful-looking face
 
babyish
characteristic of a baby
 
baccate
producing or bearing berries
 
bacchanal
used of riotously drunken merrymaking
 
baccivorous
feeding on berries
 
bacillar
formed like a bacillus
 
back
related to or located at the back
 
back
of an earlier date
 
back
located at or near the back of an animal
 
back-geared
(of a lathe) equipped with gearing for reducing the speed of the spindle from that of the driving pulley
 
back-to-back
one after the other
 
backed
having a back or backing, usually of a specified type
 
backed
used of film that is coated on the side opposite the emulsion with a substance to absorb light
 
backhand
(of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke
 
backhand
(of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward
 
backhanded
roundabout or ambiguous
 
backless
lacking a back
 
backmost
located farthest to the rear
 
backstage
concealed from public view or attention
 
backstair
secret and sly or sordid
 
backswept
used of hair
 
backward
directed or facing toward the back or rear
 
backward
(used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
 
backward
having made less than normal progress
 
backward
retarded in intellectual development
 
bactericidal
preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
 
bad
nonstandard
 
bad
below average in quality or performance
 
bad
capable of harming
 
bad
characterized by wickedness or immorality
 
bad
having undesirable or negative qualities
 
bad
very intense
 
bad
not working properly
 
bad
reproduced fraudulently
 
bad
not financially safe or secure
 
bad
feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
 
bad
(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
 
bad
feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')
 
bad
not capable of being collected
 
bad
physically unsound or diseased
 
bad-mannered
socially incorrect in behavior
 
bad-tempered
annoyed and irritable
 
baffling
making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
 
bag-shaped
shaped like a bag
 
baggy
not fitting closely; hanging loosely
 
bailable
admitting of bail
 
bailable
eligible for bail
 
baked
(bread and pastries) cooked by dry heat (as in an oven)
 
baking
as hot as if in an oven
 
balanced
being in a state of proper equilibrium
 
balconied
having balconies or a balcony
 
bald
lacking hair on all or most of the scalp
 
bald
with no effort to conceal
 
bald
without the natural or usual covering
 
bald-faced
(of animals) having white markings on the face
 
balding
getting bald
 
baleful
deadly or sinister
 
baleful
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
 
balking
stopping short and refusing to go on
 
ball-hawking
used of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit
 
ball-shaped
having the shape of a sphere or ball
 
bally
informal intensifiers
 
balmy
mild and pleasant
 
balsam-scented
smelling of balsam resin
 
banal
repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
 
banausic
(formal) ordinary and not refined
 
bandaged
covered or wrapped with a bandage
 
banded
marked with bands or strips of contrasting color or texture
 
banded
identified with a band especially around a leg
 
banded
characterized by a band of especially white around the body
 
bandy
have legs that curve outward at the knees
 
baneful
exceedingly harmful
 
bang-up
very good
 
banging
(used informally) very large
 
bankable
acceptable to or at a bank
 
bankable
guaranteed to bring a profit
 
bankrupt
financially ruined
 
banned
forbidden by law
 
banner
unusually good; outstanding
 
bantam
very small
 
bantering
cleverly amusing in tone
 
Bantu-speaking
able to communicate in Bantu
 
baptised
having undergone the Christian ritual of baptism
 
bar-shaped
shaped like a rigid strip of metal or wood
 
barbarian
without civilizing influences
 
barbaric
unrestrained and crudely rich
 
barbarous
primitive in customs and culture
 
barbarous
(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
 
barbate
having hair on the cheeks and chin
 
barbecued
cooked over an outdoor grill
 
barbed
having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
 
barbed
capable of wounding
 
bare
lacking its natural or customary covering
 
bare
providing no shelter or sustenance
 
bare
just barely adequate or within a lower limit
 
bare
apart from anything else; without additions or modifications
 
bare
lacking embellishment or ornamentation
 
bare
lacking in magnitude or quantity
 
bare
having everything extraneous removed including contents
 
bare
lacking a surface finish such as paint
 
bare
not having a protective covering
 
bare-ass
(used informally) completely unclothed
 
bare-breasted
having the breasts uncovered or featuring such nudity
 
bare-knuckle
characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules
 
bareback
riding without a saddle
 
bared
having the head uncovered
 
barefoot
without shoes
 
barehanded
with bare hands
 
barelegged
having the legs uncovered by clothing
 
bargain-priced
costing less than standard price
 
baritone
lower in range than tenor and higher than bass
 
barky
resembling the rough bark of a tree
 
barmy
marked by spirited enjoyment
 
baronial
impressive in appearance
 
baroque
having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation
 
barred
marked with stripes or bands
 
barred
preventing entry or exit or a course of action
 
barrel-shaped
having the general shape of a barrel
 
barreled
(of an arrow) tapered toward both ends
 
barreled
put in or stored in a barrel
 
barren
not bearing offspring
 
barren
completely wanting or lacking
 
basal
serving as or forming a base
 
basal
of or being the essential or basic part
 
basal
especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem
 
base
debased; not genuine
 
base
(used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal
 
base
illegitimate
 
base
of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
 
base
not adhering to ethical or moral principles
 
base
having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
 
base-forming
yielding a base in aqueous solution
 
based
having a base of operations (often used as a combining form)
 
based
having a base
 
baseless
without a basis in reason or fact
 
bashful
self-consciously timid
 
bashful
disposed to avoid notice
 
basic
of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base
 
basic
pertaining to or constituting a base or basis
 
basic
reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality
 
basic
serving as a base or starting point
 
basifixed
attached by its base (as certain anthers to their filaments or stalks)
 
basined
enclosed in a basin
 
basipetal
of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from apex to base
 
basiscopic
facing or on the side toward the base
 
basket-shaped
shaped like a basket
 
bass
having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range
 
bastard
fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
 
bastardised
deriving from more than one source or style
 
bastardly
of no value or worth
 
bastardly
born out of wedlock
 
bastioned
secured with bastions or fortifications
 
bated
diminished or moderated
 
bathetic
effusively or insincerely emotional
 
batter-fried
fried in batter
 
battered
exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and emotional injury
 
battered
damaged especially by hard usage
 
battered
damaged by blows or hard usage
 
battery-powered
powered by one or more electric batteries
 
battle-scarred
scarred by battle
 
battleful
having or showing a ready disposition to fight
 
battlemented
protected with battlements or parapets with indentations or embrasures for shooting through
 
battlemented
having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement
 
batwing
formed or shaped like a bat's wing
 
bawdy
humorously vulgar
 
bay
(used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown color
 
beaded
covered with beads of liquid
 
beadlike
small and round and shiny like a shiny bead or button
 
beady
covered with beads or jewels or sequins
 
beady-eyed
having eyes that gleam with malice
 
beaked
having or resembling a beak
 
beakless
not having a beak or bill
 
beaklike
resembling the beak of a bird
 
beaming
pleased and proud
 
beaming
radiating or as if radiating light
 
beaming
cheerful and bright
 
beamish
smiling with happiness or optimism
 
beamy
broad in the beam
 
bean-shaped
having a shape resembling a bean
 
bear-sized
large as a bear
 
bearable
capable of being borne though unpleasant
 
bearded
having a growth of hairlike awns
 
beardless
lacking hair on the face
 
beardless
having no beard
 
beardown
with full strength
 
bearing
(of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain
 
bearish
expecting prices to fall
 
beastly
resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
 
beastly
(informal) very unpleasant
 
beatable
susceptible to being defeated
 
beaten
much trodden and worn smooth or bare
 
beatific
experiencing or bestowing celestial joy
 
beatified
Roman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration
 
beauteous
(poetic) beautiful, especially to the sight
 
beautiful
delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
 
beautiful
(of weather) highly enjoyable
 
becalmed
rendered motionless for lack of wind
 
becoming
displaying or setting off to best advantage
 
becoming
according with custom or propriety
 
bedaubed
ornamented in a vulgar or showy fashion
 
bedded
having a bed or beds as specified
 
bedded
deposited or arranged in horizontal layers
 
bedewed
wet with dew
 
bedfast
confined to bed (by illness)
 
bedimmed
made dim or indistinct
 
bedless
without a bed
 
bedraggled
in deplorable condition
 
bedraggled
limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud
 
beechen
consisting of or made of wood of the beech tree
 
beefed-up
made greater or stronger
 
beefy
muscular and heavily built
 
beery
smelling of beer
 
beetle
jutting or overhanging
 
beetle-browed
sullen or unfriendly in appearance
 
befitting
appropriate to
 
befogged
stupefied by alcoholic drink
 
befouled
made dirty or foul
 
beggarly
(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
 
beggarly
marked by poverty befitting a beggar
 
beginning
serving to begin
 
begotten
(of offspring) generated by procreation
 
begrimed
thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
 
beguiled
filled with wonder and delight
 
beguiling
misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods
 
beheaded
having had the head cut off
 
behind
having the lower score or lagging position in a contest
 
behind-the-scenes
designed and carried out secretly or confidentially
 
behindhand
behind schedule
 
beholden
under a moral obligation to someone
 
beige
of a light greyish-brown color
 
belated
after the expected or usual time; delayed
 
believable
capable of being believed
 
belittled
made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
 
belittling
tending to diminish or disparage
 
bell-shaped
having a convex shape that resembles a bell
 
bellbottom
(of trousers) having legs that flare at the bottom
 
belletristic
written and regarded for aesthetic value rather than content
 
bellied
having a belly; often used in combination
 
bellied
curving outward
 
belligerent
engaged in war
 
bellyless
lacking a prominent belly
 
beloved
dearly loved
 
below the belt
disregarding the rules (from the notion of an illegal low blow in boxing)
 
belowground
underneath the ground
 
belowground
under the level of the ground
 
belt-fed
using belted ammunition
 
belt-shaped
shaped like a belt
 
belted
having or provided with a belt
 
beltless
lacking a belt
 
beltlike
resembling a belt around something
 
bemused
deeply absorbed in thought
 
bendable
capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking
 
bended
used of the back and knees; stooped
 
benefic
exerting a favorable or beneficent influence
 
beneficed
having a benefice
 
beneficent
doing or producing good
 
beneficent
generous in assistance to the poor
 
beneficial
promoting or enhancing well-being
 
benevolent
showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
 
benevolent
generous in providing aid to others
 
benighted
lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture
 
benighted
overtaken by night or darkness
 
benign
not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)
 
benign
kindness of disposition or manner
 
benign
pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
 
benignant
characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects
 
bent
fixed in your purpose
 
bent
of metal e.g.
 
benumbed
having lost or been caused to lose interest because of overexposure
 
bereaved
sorrowful through loss or deprivation
 
bereft
unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love
 
beseeching
begging
 
besieged
surrounded by hostile forces
 
besotted
very drunk
 
bespectacled
wearing, or having the face adorned with, eyeglasses or an eyeglass
 
bespoke
(of clothing) custom-made
 
bespoken
pledged to be married
 
besprent
sprinkled over
 
best
(superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities
 
best
(comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable
 
best-known
most familiar or renowned
 
best-loved
preferred above all others and treated with partiality
 
best-selling
selling in great numbers
 
bestubbled
having a short growth of beard
 
beta
second in order of importance
 
beta
preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product
 
better
(comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another
 
better
(comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness
 
better
more than half
 
better off
in a more fortunate or prosperous condition
 
better-known
more familiar or renowned than the other of two
 
better-looking
pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
 
bettering
changing for the better
 
betting
preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance
 
bewitched
captured, as if under a spell
 
bewitching
capturing interest as if by a spell
 
beyond doubt
too obvious to be doubted
 
biannual
occurring or payable twice each year
 
bias
slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric
 
biased
favoring one person or side over another
 
biaural
relating to or having or hearing with two ears
 
bibbed
having a bib
 
bibless
lacking a bib
 
bibulous
given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
 
bicameral
composed of two legislative bodies
 
bicameral
consisting of two chambers
 
bicentric
having two centers
 
bicephalous
having two heads
 
bichrome
having two colors
 
biconcave
concave on both sides
 
biconvex
convex on both sides; shaped like a lentil
 
bicorn
having two horns or horn-shaped parts
 
bicuspid
having two cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
 
bicyclic
having molecules consisting of two fused rings
 
bidentate
having toothlike projections that are themselves toothed
 
bidirectional
reactive or functioning or allowing movement in two usually opposite directions
 
biennial
occurring every second year
 
biennial
having a life cycle lasting two seasons
 
biface
having two faces or fronts
 
bifid
divided into two lobes
 
bifocal
having two foci
 
bifoliate
having two leaves
 
biform
having or combining two forms
 
bifurcate
resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches
 
bifurcated
divided into or made up of two parts
 
big
loud and firm
 
big
marked by intense physical force
 
big
significant
 
big
given or giving freely
 
big
exhibiting self-importance
 
big
in an advanced stage of pregnancy
 
big
prodigious
 
big
above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
 
big
generous and understanding and tolerant
 
big
conspicuous in position or importance
 
big
feeling self-importance
 
big-bellied
having a prominent belly
 
big-boned
having a bone structure that is massive in contrast with the surrounding flesh
 
big-chested
marked by a large or well-developed chest
 
big-shouldered
having broad shoulders
 
big-ticket
very expensive
 
bigamous
of illegal marriage to a second person while legally married to a first
 
bigeminal
occurring in pairs
 
bigeneric
resulting from a cross between species of different genera
 
bigger
large or big relative to something else
 
biggish
somewhat large
 
bigheaded
(used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
 
bigmouthed
unwisely talking too much
 
bigoted
blindly and obstinately attached to some creed or opinion and intolerant toward others
 
bilabiate
having two lips
 
bilateral
affecting or undertaken by two parties
 
bilateral
having identical parts on each side of an axis
 
bilateral
having two sides or parts
 
bilaterally symmetrical
capable of division into symmetrical halves by only one longitudinal plane passing through the axis
 
bilgy
smelling like bilge water
 
bilinear
linear with respect to each of two variables or positions
 
bilingual
using or knowing two languages
 
bilious
suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
 
billed
having a beak or bill as specified
 
billion
denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States
 
billion
denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain
 
billionth
the ordinal number of one billion in counting order
 
billowing
characterized by great swelling waves or surges
 
bilobate
having two lobes
 
bilocular
divided into or containing two cells or chambers
 
bimanual
requiring two hands or designed for two people
 
bimestrial
two months long; lasting two months
 
bimestrial
occurring every two months
 
bimetal
formed of two different metals or alloys; especially in sheets bonded together
 
bimodal
of a distribution; having or occurring with two modes
 
bimonthly
occurring twice a month
 
bimotored
having two motors
 
binary
consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms)
 
binate
growing in two parts or in pairs
 
bindable
capable of being fastened or secured with a rope or bond
 
binding
executed with proper legal authority
 
binomial
having or characterized by two names, especially those of genus and species in taxonomies
 
binuclear
having two nuclei
 
biodegradable
capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria
 
biogenic
essential for maintaining the fundamental life processes
 
biological
(of a parent or child) related by blood; genetically related
 
bioluminescent
(of living organisms) emitting light
 
bionic
having particular physiological functions augmented or replaced by electronic or electromechanical components
 
biovular
(of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova
 
biparous
producing two offspring at a time
 
bipartisan
supported by both sides
 
bipartite
divided into two portions almost to the base
 
bipartite
involving two parts or elements
 
biped
having two feet
 
bipinnate
of a leaf shape; having doubly pinnate leaflets (as ferns)
 
bipinnatifid
pinnatifid with the segments also pinnatifid
 
bipolar
having two poles
 
biracial
consisting of or combining two races
 
biradial
showing both bilateral and radial symmetry
 
birch
consisting of or made of wood of the birch tree
 
bird's-eye
as from an altitude or distance
 
biserrate
having saw-like notches with the notches themselves similarly notched
 
bisexual
sexually attracted to both sexes
 
bisexual
having an ambiguous sexual identity
 
bisulcate
(used of hooves) split, divided
 
bit-by-bit
one thing at a time
 
bitchy
marked by or arising from malice
 
biting
causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold
 
bitter
expressive of severe grief or regret
 
bitter
proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity
 
bitter
very difficult to accept or bear
 
bitter
causing a sharp and acrid taste experience
 
bitterish
somewhat bitter
 
bittersweet
tinged with sadness
 
bittersweet
having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness
 
bittie
(used informally) very small
 
bivalent
used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
 
bivalve
used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.)
 
biweekly
occurring every two weeks
 
biweekly
occurring twice a week
 
bizarre
conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
 
blabbermouthed
prone to communicate confidential information
 
black
(of coffee) without cream or sugar
 
black
of or belonging to a racial group especially of sub-Saharan African origin
 
black
being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light
 
black
marked by anger or resentment or hostility
 
black
(of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading
 
black and white
not having or not capable of producing colors
 
black
distributed or sold illicitly
 
black
(of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood
 
black
offering little or no hope
 
black
(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
 
black
stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable
 
black
(used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
 
black
harshly ironic or sinister
 
black
extremely dark
 
black
soiled with dirt or soot
 
black-and-blue
discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin
 
black-and-tan
having a pattern of black and tan
 
black-and-white
of a situation that is sharply divided into mutually exclusive categories
 
black-barred
having a pattern consisting of black bars
 
black-coated
coated with black
 
black-gray
of dark grey
 
black-haired
having hair of a dark color
 
black-marked
having black marks
 
black-seeded
having black seeds
 
black-tie
moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket
 
blackened
darkened by smoke
 
blackguardly
lacking principles or scruples
 
blackish
of something that is somewhat black
 
blackish-brown
of brown tinged with black
 
blackish-red
of red tinged with black
 
bladed
composed of thin flat plates resembling a knife blade
 
bladelike
shaped like a sword blade
 
blae
of bluish-black or grey-blue
 
blamable
deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious
 
blame
expletives used informally as intensifiers
 
blameless
free of guilt; not subject to blame
 
blanched
(especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light
 
bland
lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
 
bland
lacking taste or flavor or tang
 
bland
smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
 
blank
without comprehension
 
blank
not charged with a bullet
 
blank
(of a surface) not written or printed on
 
blank
complete and absolute
 
blanketed
covered with (or as if with) a blanket
 
blaring
unpleasantly loud and penetrating
 
blase
nonchalantly unconcerned
 
blase
uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence
 
blase
very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world
 
blasphemous
characterized by profanity or cursing
 
blasphemous
grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
 
blasting
causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin
 
blatant
without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
 
blatant
conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
 
blazing
shining intensely
 
bleached
(used of color) artificially produced; not natural
 
bleached
having lost freshness or brilliance of color
 
bleak
unpleasantly cold and damp
 
blear
tired to the point of exhaustion
 
bleary
indistinct or hazy in outline
 
blebbed
(of glass or quartzite) marred by small bubbles or small particles of foreign material
 
blebby
covered with small blisters
 
blemished
marred by imperfections
 
blemished
having a blemish or flaw
 
blended
combined or mixed together so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable
 
blessed
characterized by happiness and good fortune
 
blessed
enjoying the bliss of heaven
 
Blessed
worthy of worship
 
blessed
highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)
 
blighted
affected by blight; anything that mars or prevents growth or prosperity
 
blimpish
pompously ultraconservative and nationalistic
 
blind
unable or unwilling to perceive or understand
 
blind
not based on reason or evidence
 
blind
unable to see
 
blinded
deprived of sight
 
blindfold
wearing a blindfold
 
blinking
closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly
 
blissful
completely happy and contented
 
blistering
hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters
 
blistering
very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
 
blithe
lacking or showing a lack of due concern
 
blithe
carefree and happy and lighthearted
 
blockading
blocking entrance to and exit from seaports and harbors
 
blocked
closed to traffic
 
blocked
completely obstructed or closed off
 
blockheaded
(used informally) stupid
 
blockish
resembling a block in shape
 
blond
being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes
 
blood-and-guts
marked by great zeal or violence
 
blood-filled
containing blood
 
blood-red
of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
 
bloodcurdling
extremely alarming
 
blooded
of unmixed ancestry
 
bloodguilty
guilty of murder or bloodshed
 
bloodless
devoid of human emotion or feeling
 
bloodless
free from blood or bloodshed
 
bloodless
without vigor or zest or energy
 
bloodless
destitute of blood or apparently so
 
bloodshot
(of an eye) reddened as a result of locally congested blood vessels; inflamed
 
bloodstained
covered with blood
 
bloodsucking
drawing blood from the body of another
 
bloodsucking
of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another
 
bloodthirsty
marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
 
bloody
having or covered with or accompanied by blood
 
bloody-minded
stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
 
blotched
marked with irregularly shaped spots or blots
 
blotchy
marred by discolored spots or blotches
 
blotted out
reduced to nothingness
 
blow-by-blow
providing great detail
 
blown
being moved or acted upon by moving air or vapor
 
blown
breathing laboriously or convulsively
 
blown-up
as of a photograph; made larger
 
blowsy
characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially of women
 
blowy
abounding in or exposed to the wind or breezes
 
blubbery
swollen with fat
 
blue
used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms)
 
blue
of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky
 
blue
causing dejection
 
blue
filled with melancholy and despondency
 
blue
suggestive of sexual impropriety
 
blue
morally rigorous and strict
 
blue-black
of black tinged with blue
 
blue-blind
inability to see the color blue or to distinguish the colors blue and yellow
 
blue-chip
extremely valuable
 
blue-collar
of or designating manual industrial work or workers
 
blue-collar
of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers
 
blue-eyed
having blue eyes
 
blue-eyed
favorite
 
blue-flowered
having blue flowers
 
blue-fruited
bearing blue fruit
 
blue-gray
of grey tinged with blue
 
blue-green
of a bluish shade of green
 
blue-lilac
of lavender tinged with blue
 
blue-purple
of purple tinged with blue
 
blue-ribbon
selected or chosen for special qualifications
 
blue-sky
without immediate commercial value
 
blue-violet
of violet tinted with blue
 
blue-white
of white tinged with blue
 
bluff
bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured
 
bluff
very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
 
blunt
used of a knife or other blade; not sharp
 
blunt
having a broad or rounded end
 
blunt
characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
 
blunt
devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
 
blunted
made dull or blunt
 
blurred
unclear in form or expression
 
blushful
having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset
 
blushful
of blush color
 
blustering
blowing in violent and abrupt bursts
 
blustery
noisily domineering; tending to browbeat others
 
boat-shaped
having a concave shape like a boat
 
bobtail
having a short or shortened tail
 
bodacious
incorrigible
 
bodied
having a body or a body of a specified kind; often used in combination
 
bodied
possessing or existing in bodily form
 
bodiless
having no trunk or main part
 
bodiless
not having a material body
 
bodily
having or relating to a physical material body
 
bodily
affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
 
boffo
resoundingly successful and popular
 
boggy
(of soil) soft and watery
 
bohemian
unconventional in especially appearance and behavior
 
boiled
cooked in hot water
 
boisterous
violently agitated and turbulent
 
boisterous
full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
 
boisterous
noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
 
bold
fearless and daring
 
bold
clear and distinct
 
bolshy
obstreperous
 
bombastic
ostentatiously lofty in style
 
bombproof
able to resist the explosive force of bombs and shells
 
bona fide
undertaken in good faith
 
bondable
capable of holding together or cohering; as particles in a mass
 
bone
consisting of or made up of bone
 
bone dry
without a trace of moisture; as dry as a weathered bone
 
bone-covered
(of animals) armored with bone
 
bone-idle
constitutionally lazy or idle
 
boned
having bones as specified
 
boned
having had the bones removed
 
boneless
being without a bone or bones
 
bonelike
resembling bone
 
boney
having bones especially many or prominent bones
 
boney
being very thin
 
bonnie
very pleasing to the eye
 
bony-plated
covered with bony plates
 
bonzer
remarkable or wonderful
 
bookable
subject to being reserved or booked
 
booked
reserved in advance
 
bookish
characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading
 
booming
very lively and profitable
 
booming
(used of the voice or sound) deep and resonant
 
boon
very close and convivial
 
boorish
ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance
 
boot-shaped
shaped like a boot
 
booted
wearing boots
 
bootless
unproductive of success
 
bootlicking
attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
 
bootlicking
attempting to win favor by flattery
 
bordered
having a border especially of a specified kind; sometimes used as a combining term
 
borderline
of questionable or minimal quality
 
boreal
comprising or throughout far northern regions
 
bored
tired of the world
 
boring
so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
 
born
brought into existence
 
born
being talented through inherited qualities
 
born-again
spiritually reborn or converted
 
bosky
covered with or consisting of bushes or thickets
 
bosomed
having a bosom as specified or having something likened to a bosom; usually used in compounds
 
bosomy
(of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
 
boss
exceptionally good
 
boss-eyed
(British informal) cross-eyed
 
botched
spoiled through incompetence or clumsiness
 
botchy
poorly done
 
both
(used with count nouns) two considered together; the two
 
bothered
caused to show discomposure
 
botonee
(of a heraldic cross) having a cluster of three buttons or knobs at the end of each arm
 
bottle-fed
(of an infant) given milk from a bottle
 
bottle-green
of a dark to moderate greyish green color
 
bottle-shaped
shaped like a bottle
 
bottom
situated at the bottom or lowest position
 
bottom
the lowest rank
 
bottom-up
of an approach to a problem that begins with details and works up to the highest conceptual level
 
bottomed
having a bottom of a specified character
 
bottomless
having no bottom
 
bottomless
unclothed especially below the waist or featuring such nudeness
 
bottomless
extremely deep
 
bottomless
having no apparent limits or bounds
 
bottommost
farthest down
 
botuliform
shaped like a sausage
 
bouffant
being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing
 
boughed
having boughs (of trees)
 
boughless
having no boughs (of trees)
 
boughten
purchased; not homemade
 
bouldered
abounding in rocks or stones
 
bouncing
vigorously healthy
 
bouncing
marked by lively action
 
bouncy
elastic; rebounds readily
 
bound
confined in the bowels
 
bound
secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form
 
bound
confined by bonds
 
bound
held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
 
bound
bound by an oath
 
bound up
closely or inseparably connected or associated with
 
bound up
deeply devoted to
 
bound
(usually followed by `to') governed by fate
 
bound
headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'
 
bounded
having the limits or boundaries established
 
bounden
morally obligatory
 
bounderish
(of persons) lacking in refinement or grace
 
boundless
seemingly boundless in amount, number, degree, or especially extent
 
bountied
rewarded or able to be rewarded by a bounty
 
bountiful
producing in abundance
 
bourgeois
belonging to the middle class
 
bourgeois
(according to Marxist thought) being of the property-owning class and exploitive of the working class
 
bourgeois
conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class
 
bovine
dull and slow-moving and stolid; like an ox
 
bowed
of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow
 
bowed down
heavily burdened with work or cares
 
bowed
showing an excessively deferential manner
 
bowelless
ruthless in competition
 
bowery
like a bower; leafy and shady
 
bowfront
having an outward curving front
 
bowl-shaped
having a concave shape with an open top like a bowl
 
boxed
enclosed in or set off by a border or box
 
boxed
enclosed in or as if in a box
 
boxlike
resembling a box in rectangularity
 
boyish
befitting or characteristic of a young boy
 
braced
positioned so as to be ready for confrontation or danger
 
braced
held up by braces or buttresses
 
brachiate
having widely spreading paired branches
 
brachiate
having arms or armlike appendages
 
brachycephalic
having a short broad head with a cephalic index of over 80
 
brachydactylic
having abnormally short finger or toes
 
brachypterous
(especially of certain insects) having very short or rudimentary wings
 
bracing
imparting vitality and energy
 
brackish
distasteful and unpleasant; spoiled by mixture
 
brackish
slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water)
 
braided
woven by (or as if by) braiding
 
brain dead
having irreversible loss of brain function as indicated by a persistent flat electroencephalogram
 
brainish
characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation
 
brainless
not using intelligence
 
brainsick
affected with madness or insanity
 
brainwashed
subjected to intensive forced indoctrination resulting in the rejection of old beliefs and acceptance of new ones
 
brainy
having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
 
braised
cooked by browning in fat and then simmering in a closed container
 
braky
abounding with bracken
 
braky
covered with brambles and ferns and other undergrowth
 
branched
having branches
 
branchiate
provided with gills
 
branching
resembling the branches of a tree
 
branchless
having no branches
 
branchy
having many branches
 
brand-new
conspicuously new
 
branded
marked with a brand
 
branded
(of goods and merchandise) marked or labeled by a distinctive word or symbol indicating exclusive rights
 
brash
offensively bold
 
brassbound
having trim or fittings of brass
 
brassbound
inflexibly entrenched and unchangeable
 
brassy
tastelessly showy
 
brattish
(used of an ill-mannered child) impolitely unruly
 
brave
brightly colored and showy
 
brave
possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
 
brawny
(of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
 
breakable
capable of being broken or damaged
 
breakaway
having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude
 
breakneck
moving at very high speed
 
breast-fed
(of an infant) fed milk from the mother's breast
 
breasted
having a breast or breasts; or breasts as specified; used chiefly in compounds
 
breastless
without a breast
 
breathed
uttered without voice
 
breathing
passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination
 
breathless
tending to cause suspension of regular breathing
 
breathless
not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty
 
breathless
appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse
 
breeched
dressed in trousers
 
breeding
producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring
 
breezy
fresh and animated
 
bribable
capable of being corrupted
 
brick-shaped
shaped like a brick
 
brickle
having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped
 
bridgeable
capable of being connected by a bridge or as if by a bridge
 
brief
concise and succinct
 
brief
of short duration or distance
 
briefless
(of lawyers or barristers) lacking clients
 
bright
splendid
 
bright
characterized by happiness or gladness
 
bright
emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
 
bright
having lots of light either natural or artificial
 
bright as a new penny
(metaphor) shining brightly
 
bright
clear and sharp and ringing
 
bright
having strong or striking color
 
bright
made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
 
bright
likely to turn out well in the future
 
bright
characterized by quickness and ease in learning
 
bright
not made dim or less bright
 
bright-red
of the red of fresh raspberries
 
brightly-colored
having a bright color
 
brilliant
full of light; shining intensely
 
brilliant
characterized by grandeur
 
brilliant
of surpassing excellence
 
brimful
filled to capacity
 
brinded
having a grey or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy coloring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats
 
brine-cured
(used especially of meats) preserved in salt
 
brisk
very active
 
bristle-pointed
pointed like bristles
 
bristlelike
resembling a bristle
 
bristly
very irritable
 
brittle
lacking warmth and generosity of spirit
 
brittle
(of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured
 
broad
(of speech) heavily and noticeably regional
 
broad
being at a peak or culminating point
 
broad
showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
 
broad
very large in expanse or scope
 
broad
not detailed or specific
 
broad
lacking subtlety; obvious
 
broad
having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
 
broad-brimmed
(of hats) having a broad brim
 
broad-headed
having a brachycephalic head
 
broad-minded
inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from your own
 
broad-minded
incapable of being shocked
 
broadleaf
having relatively broad rather than needlelike or scalelike leaves
 
broadloom
(of rugs or carpets) woven full width
 
broadnosed
of or related to New World monkeys having nostrils far apart or to people with broad noses
 
broadside
toward a full side
 
Brobdingnagian
unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope
 
brocaded
embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery
 
broiled
cooked by radiant heat (as over a grill)
 
broke
lacking funds
 
broken
discontinuous
 
broken
lacking a part or parts
 
broken
physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
 
broken
not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly
 
broken
imperfectly spoken or written
 
broken
weakened and infirm
 
broken
tamed or trained to obey
 
broken
out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken')
 
broken
thrown into a state of disarray or confusion
 
broken
subdued or brought low in condition or status
 
broken
destroyed financially
 
broken
topographically very uneven
 
broken
(especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded
 
broken-backed
having the spine damaged
 
broken-backed
(of a horse) having bones of the back united by a bony growth
 
broken-backed
(of a ship) so weakened as to sag at each end
 
broken-down
not in working order
 
broken-field
varying in direction suddenly and frequently
 
brokenhearted
full of sorrow
 
bromidic
dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality
 
bronchitic
suffering from or prone to bronchitis
 
bronze
made from or consisting of bronze
 
bronze
of the color of bronze
 
bronze-red
of red tinged with bronze
 
bronzed
(of skin) having a tan color from exposure to the sun
 
brooding
deeply or seriously thoughtful
 
broody
physiologically ready to incubate eggs
 
brotherlike
like or characteristic of or befitting a brother
 
brown
(of skin) deeply suntanned
 
brown
of a color similar to that of wood or earth
 
brown-black
of black tinged with brown
 
brown-gray
of grey tinged with brown
 
brown-green
of green tinged with brown
 
browned off
greatly annoyed; out of patience
 
brownish-orange
of a light brownish color
 
brownish-purple
of dark purple tinted with brown
 
brownish-red
of dark brownish to purplish red
 
brownish-speckled
having brown speckles
 
brownish-striped
having brown stripes
 
bruising
brutally forceful and compelling
 
bruising
causing mental or emotional injury
 
brumal
characteristic of or relating to winter
 
Brummagem
cheap and showy
 
brumous
filled or abounding with fog or mist
 
brunet
marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes
 
brushed
(of hair or clothing) groomed with a brush
 
brushed
touched lightly in passing; grazed against
 
brushed
(of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing
 
brushlike
resembling a brush
 
brusk
marked by rude or peremptory shortness
 
brut
(of champagne) extremely dry
 
brutal
disagreeably direct and precise
 
brutal
punishingly harsh
 
bubbling
emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
 
bubbling
marked by high spirits or excitement
 
bubbly
full of or showing high spirits
 
buccal
of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located
 
buck-toothed
having protruding upper front teeth
 
bucked up
inspired with confidence
 
buckram
rigidly formal
 
buckshee
free of charge
 
budding
beginning to develop
 
buddy-buddy
(used informally) associated on close terms
 
buff
of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather
 
buff-brown
of brown tinged with buff
 
buff-colored
having a buff color
 
buffeted
pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities
 
buffoonish
like a clown
 
bugged
having hidden electronic eavesdropping devices
 
buggy
infested with bugs
 
built
(used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness
 
built-in
existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
 
built-up
peopled with settlers
 
bulblike
shaped like a bulb
 
bulging
curving or bulging outward
 
bulky
of large size for its weight
 
bullate
of leaves; appearing puckered as if blistered
 
bullet-headed
having a small round head
 
bullet-headed
obstinate and stupid
 
bulletproof
not penetrable by bullets
 
bulletproof
without flaws or loopholes
 
bullish
expecting a rise in prices
 
bullnecked
having a thick short powerful neck
 
bullocky
resembling a bullock in strength and power
 
bum
of very poor quality; flimsy
 
bumbling
lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
 
bumper-to-bumper
used of traffic
 
bumpkinly
awkwardly simple and provincial
 
bumptious
offensively self-assertive
 
bumpy
covered with or full of bumps
 
bumpy
causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
 
bunchy
occurring close together in bunches or clusters
 
bundled-up
dressed warmly
 
bungling
showing lack of skill or aptitude
 
buoyant
characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness
 
buoyant
tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas
 
burbling
uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm
 
burdened
bearing a heavy burden of work or difficulties or responsibilities
 
burdened
bearing a physically heavy weight or load
 
burdenless
not encumbered with a physical burden or load
 
burdensome
not easily borne; wearing
 
burglarproof
secure against burglary
 
buried
placed in a grave
 
burked
suppressed quietly or indirectly
 
burled
(of wood) have a pattern from the grain of a tree burl
 
burnable
capable of burning
 
burned
destroyed or badly damaged by fire
 
burned
ruined by overcooking
 
burned
treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point
 
burned-out
inoperative as a result of heat or friction
 
burned-out
exhausted as a result of longtime stress
 
burning
of immediate import
 
burr-headed
having a head of straight hair cut very short (hence bristly)
 
bursiform
shaped like a pouch
 
bush
not of the highest quality or sophistication
 
bushwhacking
lying in ambush
 
bushy
resembling a bush in being thickly branched and spreading
 
bushy
used of hair; thick and poorly groomed
 
businesslike
exhibiting methodical and systematic characteristics that would be useful in business
 
businesslike
not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
 
bustling
full of energetic and noisy activity
 
busy
crowded with or characterized by much activity
 
busy
actively or fully engaged or occupied
 
busy
intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
 
busy
(of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line)
 
busy
overcrowded or cluttered with detail
 
butch
(of male or female homosexuals) characterized by stereotypically male traits or appearance
 
butch
used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
 
butcherly
accompanied by bloodshed
 
butterfly-shaped
shaped like a butterfly
 
buttery
resembling or containing or spread with butter
 
buttery
unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
 
button-down
of a shirt; having the ends of the collar fastened down by buttons
 
button-down
unimaginatively conventional
 
button-shaped
shaped like a button
 
buttoned
furnished or closed with buttons or something buttonlike
 
buttoned-up
conservative in professional manner
 
buttoned-up
(British colloquial) not inclined to conversation
 
buttony
ornamented with many buttons
 
buxom
(of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous
 
bygone
well in the past; former
 
Byzantine
highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
 
cabalistic
having a secret or hidden meaning
 
cackly
like the cackles or squawks a hen makes especially after laying an egg
 
cacophonic
having an unpleasant sound
 
cacuminal
pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate
 
cadaverous
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
 
caddish
offensively discourteous
 
cadenced
marked by a rhythmical cadence
 
caducous
shed at an early stage of development
 
caespitose
(of plants) growing in small dense clumps or tufts
 
cagey
showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
 
cagey
characterized by great caution and wariness
 
caitiff
despicably mean and cowardly
 
calando
(music) gradually decreasing in tempo and volume
 
calced
used of certain religious orders who wear shoes
 
calcicolous
growing or living in soil rich in lime
 
calcifugous
growing or living in acid soil
 
calculable
able to be calculated or estimated
 
calculated
carefully thought out in advance
 
calculating
acting with a specific goal
 
calefacient
producing the sensation of heat when applied to the body
 
calefactive
serving to heat
 
calendered
(of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and shiny especially by pressing between rollers
 
caliche-topped
covered with caliche, a hard calcium-carbonate encrusted soil
 
calico
having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
 
caliginous
dark and misty and gloomy
 
callable
subject to a demand for payment before due date
 
caller
fresh
 
caller
providing coolness
 
callipygian
pertaining to or having finely developed buttocks
 
callous
having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear
 
callous
emotionally hardened
 
callow
young and inexperienced
 
calm
(of weather) free from storm or wind
 
calm
not agitated; without losing self-possession
 
calorie-free
having relatively few calories
 
calorifacient
producing heat; usually used of foods
 
calorific
heat-generating
 
calumniatory
(used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
 
camouflaged
made invisible by means of protective coloring
 
camp
providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities
 
camp-made
made as part of the arts-and-crafts program at summer camp
 
campestral
of fields or open country
 
camphorated
impregnated with camphor
 
campylotropous
(of a plant ovule) curved with the micropyle near the base almost touching its stalk
 
can-do
marked by a willingness to tackle a job and get it done
 
canaliculate
having thin parallel channels
 
canary
having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow
 
cancellate
having an open or latticed or porous structure
 
cancellate
having a latticelike structure pierced with holes or windows
 
cancelled
(of events) no longer planned or scheduled
 
cancerous
like a cancer; an evil that grows and spreads
 
cancerous
relating to or affected with cancer
 
candent
emitting light as a result of being heated
 
candescent
glowing from great heat
 
candid
informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared
 
candid
openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
 
candied
(used especially of fruits) preserved by coating with or allowing to absorb sugar
 
candied
encrusted with sugar or syrup
 
candy-like
resembling candy
 
candy-scented
smelling of candy
 
canescent
of greyish white
 
canescent
covered with fine whitish hairs or down
 
cankerous
having an ulcer or canker
 
canned
sealed in a can or jar
 
canned
recorded for broadcast
 
cannibalic
marked by barbarity suggestive of a cannibal; rapaciously savage
 
cannular
constituting a tube; having hollow tubes (as for the passage of fluids)
 
canonic
conforming to orthodox or recognized rules
 
canonised
accorded sacrosanct or authoritative standing
 
canopied
covered with or as with a canopy
 
canorous
richly melodious
 
cantabile
smooth and flowing
 
cantankerous
having a difficult and contrary disposition
 
canty
lively and brisk
 
capable
(followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for
 
capable
(usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
 
capable
possibly accepting or permitting
 
capacious
large in capacity
 
caparisoned
clothed in finery (especially a horse in ornamental trappings)
 
capillary
long and slender with a very small internal diameter
 
capital
first-rate
 
capital
of primary importance
 
capital
uppercase
 
capitalist
favoring or practicing capitalism
 
capitate
being abruptly enlarged and globose at the tip
 
capped
covered as if with a cap or crown especially of a specified kind
 
capped
used especially of front teeth having (artificial) crowns
 
capricious
changeable
 
capricious
determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
 
capsulate
used of seeds or spores that are enclosed in a capsule
 
captious
tending to find and call attention to faults
 
captivated
strongly attracted
 
captive
being in captivity
 
caramel
having the color of caramel; of a moderate yellow-brown
 
carbonated
having carbonation (especially artificially carbonated)
 
carbuncled
set with carbuncles
 
carbuncled
afflicted with or resembling a carbuncle
 
cardboard
without substance
 
cardinal
being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order
 
cardinal
serving as an essential component
 
care-laden
burdened by cares
 
cared-for
having needed care and attention
 
carefree
cheerfully irresponsible
 
carefree
free of trouble and worry and care
 
careful
full of cares or anxiety
 
careful
exercising caution or showing care or attention
 
careful
unhurried and with care and dignity
 
careful
cautiously attentive
 
careful
mindful of the future in spending money
 
careless
marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful
 
careless
effortless and unstudied
 
careless
(usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration
 
careworn
showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
 
caring
feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others
 
carious
(of teeth) affected with cavities or decay
 
carminative
relieving gas in the alimentary tract (colic or flatulence or griping)
 
carnassial
(of a tooth) adapted for shearing flesh
 
carnation
pink or pinkish
 
carnivorous
(used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals
 
carpellate
bearing or consisting of carpels
 
carpetbag
presumptuously seeking success or a position in a new locality
 
carpeted
covered with or as if with carpeting or with carpeting as specified; often used in combination
 
carpophagous
feeding on fruit
 
cartilaginous
difficult to chew
 
carved in stone
no longer changeable
 
carved
made for or formed by carving (`carven' is archaic or literary)
 
carvel-built
(of ships) built with flush (rather than overlapping) hull planks
 
case-by-case
separate and distinct from others of the same kind
 
case-hardened
used of persons; emotionally hardened
 
casebook
according to or characteristic of a casebook or textbook; typical
 
cased
enclosed in a case
 
cased
covered or protected with or as if with a case
 
caseous
of damaged or necrotic tissue; cheeselike
 
cashable
able to be converted into ready money or the equivalent
 
cashed
for which money has been paid
 
cassocked
dressed in a cassock
 
cast-iron
extremely robust
 
cast-off
thrown away
 
casteless
not belonging to or having been expelled from a caste and thus having no place or status in society
 
castrated
deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes
 
casual
without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand
 
casual
occurring or appearing or singled out by chance
 
casual
hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
 
casual
appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions
 
casual
not showing effort or strain
 
casual
characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility
 
casual
natural and unstudied
 
casual
marked by blithe unconcern
 
casual
occurring on a temporary or irregular basis
 
catabatic
of an air current or wind; moving downward or down a slope because of cooling especially at night
 
catabolic
characterized by destructive metabolism
 
cataclinal
of valleys and rivers; running in the direction of the dip in surrounding rock strata
 
cataclysmal
severely destructive
 
catacorner
slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line
 
catadromous
migrating from fresh water to the sea to spawn
 
catalectic
(verse) metrically incomplete; especially lacking one or more syllables in the final metrical foot
 
catarrhine
of or related to Old World monkeys that have nostrils together and opening downward
 
catastrophic
extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
 
catching
(of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
 
catchpenny
designed to sell quickly without concern for quality
 
catchy
having concealed difficulty
 
categorematic
of a term or phrase capable of standing as the subject or (especially) the predicate of a proposition
 
categoric
not modified or restricted by reservations
 
categorised
arranged into categories
 
catenulate
having a chainlike form
 
caterpillar-tracked
having caterpillar treads or tracks on the wheels
 
cathartic
strongly laxative
 
cathartic
emotionally purging
 
cathartic
emotionally purging (of e.g. art)
 
catholic
free from provincial prejudices or attachments
 
Caucasoid
of or relating to Caucasian people
 
caudal
situated in or directed toward the part of the body from which the tail arises
 
caudal
resembling a tail
 
caudate
(of a leaf shape) tapering gradually into a long taillike tip
 
caudate
having a tail or taillike appendage
 
caught up
having become involved involuntarily
 
caulescent
(of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground
 
cauline
especially of leaves; growing on a stem especially on the upper part of a stem
 
caulked
having cracks and crevices stopped up with a filler
 
causal
involving or constituting a cause; causing
 
causative
producing an effect
 
causeless
having no cause or apparent cause
 
causeless
having no justifying cause or reason
 
caustic
of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
 
cautionary
warding off
 
cautious
showing careful forethought
 
cautious
avoiding excess
 
cavalier
given to haughty disregard of others
 
cavernous
being or suggesting a cavern
 
cavernous
filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood
 
ceaseless
uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
 
cedar-scented
smelling like cedar
 
cedarn
consisting of or made of cedar
 
ceilinged
provided with a ceiling especially the overhead interior surface
 
celebrated
widely known and esteemed
 
celebrated
having an illustrious past
 
celestial
of heaven or the spirit
 
celibate
abstaining from sexual intercourse
 
cell-free
lacking cells
 
cell-like
resembling a cell
 
cellular
characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization)
 
celluloid
artificial as if portrayed in a film
 
censored
suppressed or subject to censorship
 
censorious
harshly critical or expressing censure
 
centenarian
being at least 100 years old
 
center
of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually
 
center
equally distant from the extremes
 
centered
being or placed in the center
 
central
in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area
 
centralised
drawn toward a center or brought under the control of a central authority
 
centralising
tending to draw to a central point
 
centric
having or situated at or near a center
 
centrifugal
tending to move away from a center
 
centrifugal
tending away from centralization, as of authority
 
centrifugal
conveying information to the muscles from the CNS
 
centripetal
tending to move toward a center
 
centripetal
of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
 
centripetal
tending to unify
 
centrist
supporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservative
 
centrosymmetric
having a symmetrical arrangement of radiating parts about a central point
 
cerebral
involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct
 
ceremonial
marked by pomp or ceremony or formality
 
ceremonious
rigidly formal or bound by convention
 
cernuous
having branches or flower heads that bend downward
 
certain
established beyond doubt or question; definitely known
 
certain
definite but not specified or identified
 
certain
established irrevocably
 
certain
reliable in operation or effect
 
certain
having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured
 
certain
certain to occur; destined or inevitable
 
certain
exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance
 
certifiable
capable of being guaranteed or certified
 
certifiable
fit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly)
 
certificated
furnished with or authorized by a certificate:
 
certificatory
serving to certify or endorse authoritatively
 
certified
endorsed authoritatively as having met certain requirements
 
certified
holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill
 
chafed
painful from having the skin abraded
 
chaffy
value
 
chained
bound with chains
 
chalky
of something having the color of chalk
 
challengeable
capable of being challenged
 
challenging
disturbingly provocative
 
challenging
stimulating interest or thought
 
chambered
having compartmental chambers
 
champion
holding first place in a contest
 
champleve
(for metals) having areas separated by metal and filled with colored enamel and fired
 
chanceful
of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
 
chancy
subject to accident or chance or change
 
changeable
such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change
 
changeable
varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
 
changeable
capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature
 
changeable
subject to change
 
changed
made or become different in nature or form
 
changed
made or become different in some respect
 
changed
changed in constitution or structure or composition by metamorphism
 
changeless
unvarying in nature
 
changeless
not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature
 
changeless
remaining the same for indefinitely long times
 
changing
marked by continuous change or effective action
 
chanted
sung or uttered rhythmically in a monotone
 
chantlike
uttered in a monotonous cadence or rhythm as in chanting
 
chaotic
completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing
 
chaotic
lacking a visible order or organization
 
chapfallen
brought low in spirit
 
chapleted
provided with a chaplet
 
chapped
used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure
 
characteristic
typical or distinctive
 
characterless
lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
 
charcoal
of a very dark grey
 
chargeable
liable to be accused, or cause for such liability
 
charged
of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge
 
charged
capable of producing violent emotion or arousing controversy
 
charged
fraught with great emotion
 
charismatic
possessing an extraordinary ability to attract
 
charitable
full of love and generosity
 
charming
pleasing or delighting
 
charming
possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers
 
charnel
gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
 
chartered
hired for the exclusive temporary use of a group of travelers
 
chartless
(of unknown regions) not yet surveyed or investigated
 
chartreuse
of something having the yellowish green color of Chartreuse liqueur
 
chaste
morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)
 
chaste
abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse
 
chaste
pure and simple in design or style
 
chatty
full of trivial conversation
 
chatty
prone to friendly informal communication
 
chauvinistic
fanatically patriotic
 
cheap
embarrassingly stingy
 
cheap
relatively low in price or charging low prices
 
cheapjack
made of inferior workmanship and materials
 
cheating
violating accepted standards or rules
 
checked
patterned with alternating squares of color
 
checkered
marked by changeable fortune
 
cheerful
being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits
 
cheerful
pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
 
cheering
providing freedom from worry
 
cheerless
causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
 
cheery
bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer
 
cheeselike
having the consistency of cheese
 
cheeseparing
giving or spending with reluctance
 
chemisorptive
having the capacity to adsorb by chemical as contrasted with physical forces
 
cherished
characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for
 
cherry-sized
having the approximate size of a cherry
 
chestnut
(of hair or feathers) of a golden brown to reddish brown color
 
chestnut-brown
(of hair or feathers) of brown tinged with chestnut
 
chestnut-colored
having the brown color of chestnuts
 
chewable
able to be chewed or cut
 
chewy
requiring much chewing
 
chewy
(of a consistency) requiring chewing
 
chic
elegant and stylish
 
chichi
affectedly trendy and fashionable
 
chicken
easily frightened
 
chicken-breasted
having a chest deformity marked by a projecting breastbone caused by infantile rickets
 
chief
most important element
 
chilblained
having chilblains
 
child-centered
designed to promote a child's personal qualities rather than to provide training or information
 
childish
indicating a lack of maturity
 
childless
without offspring
 
childlike
befitting a young child
 
childlike
exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity
 
chilling
provoking fear terror
 
chilly
not characterized by emotion
 
chilly
lacking warmth of feeling
 
chilly
appreciably or disagreeably cold
 
chimerical
produced by a wildly fanciful imagination
 
Chinese-red
of a vivid red to reddish-orange color
 
chinked
having narrow opening filled
 
chinless
having a receding chin
 
chipper
having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
 
chisel-like
resembling a chisel
 
chiseled
having a clean and distinct outline as if precisely cut along the edges
 
chivalric
characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages
 
chivalrous
being attentive to women like an ideal knight
 
chlamydeous
having a floral envelope or perianth consisting of a calyx and/or corolla
 
chockablock
packed full to capacity
 
chocolate-colored
having the color of dark chocolate
 
choice
appealing to refined taste
 
choice
of superior grade
 
choked
stopped up; clogged up
 
choky
so tight as to tend to choke
 
choleric
easily moved to anger
 
choleric
quickly aroused to anger
 
choleric
characterized by anger
 
cholinergic
releasing or activated by acetylcholine or a related compound
 
chondritic
having a granular structure like that of chondrites
 
choosey
difficult to please
 
chopped
prepared by cutting
 
choppy
rough with small waves
 
choppy
marked by abrupt transitions
 
christian
following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ
 
christianly
becoming to or like a Christian
 
christless
not believing in Christ
 
christlike
resembling or showing the spirit of Christ
 
chromatic
based on a scale consisting of 12 semitones
 
chromatic
being or having or characterized by hue
 
chronic
being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
 
chronic
of long duration
 
chronic
habitual
 
chthonian
dwelling beneath the surface of the earth
 
chubby
sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure
 
chuffed
very pleased
 
chukker-brown
snuff colored; of a greyish to yellowish brown
 
chummy
(used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals
 
chunky
short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
 
chunky
like or containing small sticky lumps
 
churchgoing
actively practicing a religion
 
churchly
resembling or suggesting or appropriate to a church
 
churlish
rude and boorish
 
churlish
having a bad disposition; surly
 
churned-up
moving with or producing or produced by vigorous agitation
 
churning
(of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence
 
cigar-shaped
tapering at each end
 
ciliate
having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections
 
Cimmerian
intensely dark and gloomy as with perpetual darkness
 
cinnamon colored
having the color of cinnamon
 
cinnamon-red
red tinged with cinnamon
 
cinnamon-scented
smelling of cinnamon
 
circuitous
deviating from a straight course
 
circuitous
marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct
 
circular
describing a circle; moving in a circle
 
circular
having the shape or form of a circle
 
circular-knit
knitted in tubular form
 
circulating
passing from one to another
 
circumferent
closely encircling
 
circumferential
lying around or just outside the edges or outskirts
 
circumpolar
located or found throughout a polar region
 
circumpolar
(of a celestial body) continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel
 
circumscribed
subject to limits or subjected to limits
 
circumspect
heedful of potential consequences
 
circumstantial
fully detailed and specific about particulars
 
cisalpine
on the Italian or Roman side of the Alps
 
cismontane
on this (the speaker's) side of the mountains
 
cissy
having unsuitable feminine qualities
 
citified
being or having the customs or manners or dress of a city person
 
city-like
resembling a city
 
citywide
occurring or extending throughout a city
 
civil
(of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life
 
civil
of or in a condition of social order
 
civil
applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military
 
civil
not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others
 
civil-libertarian
having or showing active concern for protection of civil liberties protected by law
 
civilian
associated with civil life or performed by persons who are not active members of the military
 
civilised
having a high state of culture and development both social and technological
 
civilised
marked by refinement in taste and manners
 
clad
having an outer covering especially of thin metal
 
clad
wearing or provided with clothing; sometimes used in combination
 
clairvoyant
perceiving things beyond the natural range of the senses
 
clairvoyant
foreseeing the future
 
clamant
demanding attention
 
clammy
unpleasantly cool and humid
 
clandestine
conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
 
clanging
having a loud resonant metallic sound
 
clanking
having a hard nonresonant metallic sound
 
clannish
characteristic of a clan especially in being unified
 
clannish
befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
 
clapped out
worn from age or heavy use and no longer able to operate (of cars or machines or people)
 
clarifying
that makes clear
 
clarion
loud and clear
 
clashing
sharply and harshly discordant
 
class-conscious
(used of society) socially hierarchical
 
classic
of a well-known type; remarkably typical
 
classic
considered of the highest quality and lasting significance or worth
 
classic
well-known and long-established in form or style
 
classic
of or relating to the first significant period of a civilization, culture, area of study, etc.
 
classical
of or relating to music in the European tradition, such as symphonies and operas
 
classical
(physics) relating to or based on concepts that preceded the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics
 
classical
of or relating to the languages used by ancient standard authors
 
classifiable
capable of being classified
 
classified
arranged into classes
 
classified
official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation
 
classless
favoring social equality
 
classy
elegant and fashionable
 
clastic
of or belonging to or being a rock composed of fragments of older rocks (e.g., conglomerates or sandstone)
 
clastic
capable of being taken apart
 
clathrate
designating or relating to a compound in which one component is physically enclosed within the crystal structure of another
 
clattery
a rattling sound as of hard things striking together
 
claustrophobic
suffering from claustrophobia; abnormally afraid of closed-in places
 
claustrophobic
uncomfortably closed or hemmed in
 
claw-shaped
shaped like a claw
 
clawed
having or resembling a claw or claws; often used as a combining form
 
clawed
(of predatory animals) armed with claws or talons
 
clawlike
resembling a claw
 
clayey
(used of soil) compact and fine-grained
 
clean
thorough and without qualification
 
clean
without difficulties or problems
 
clean
not carrying concealed weapons
 
clean
free of drugs
 
clean
free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits
 
clean
ritually clean or pure
 
clean
(of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense
 
clean
morally pure
 
clean
free of restrictions or qualifications
 
clean
(of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
 
clean
(of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections
 
clean
free from impurities
 
clean
free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed
 
clean
exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
 
clean
not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
 
clean
free from sepsis or infection
 
clean
(of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers
 
clean-burning
leaving little contamination while consuming fuel
 
clean-cut
clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible
 
clean-cut
neat and smart in appearance
 
clean-handed
free from evil or guilt
 
clean-limbed
having well-proportioned limbs
 
clean-shaven
closely shaved recently
 
cleanable
capable of being cleaned
 
cleanly
habitually clean
 
cleansing
acting like an antiseptic
 
clear
characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt)
 
clear
readily apparent to the mind
 
clear
allowing light to pass through
 
clear
free from confusion or doubt
 
clear
free from clouds or mist or haze
 
clear
free from contact or proximity or connection
 
clear
clear of charges or deductions
 
clear
free from flaw or blemish or impurity
 
clear
easily deciphered
 
clear
affording free passage or view
 
clear
characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving
 
clear
(especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law
 
clear
accurately stated or described
 
clear-cut
having had all the trees removed at one time
 
clear-cut
clearly or sharply defined to the mind
 
clear-eyed
mentally acute or penetratingly discerning
 
clear-sighted
having sharp clear vision
 
cleared
rid of objects or obstructions such as e.g. trees and brush
 
clearheaded
not mentally confused; able to think clearly and act intelligently
 
cleavable
capable of being cleaved
 
cleft
split or divided
 
cleft
having one or more indentations reaching nearly to the midrib
 
clement
(of weather or climate) physically mild
 
clement
(used of persons or behavior) inclined to show mercy
 
clenched
closed or squeezed together tightly
 
clerical
appropriate for or engaged in office work
 
clever
showing inventiveness and skill
 
cliched
repeated regularly without thought or originality
 
cliff-hanging
(of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense
 
climactic
consisting of or causing a climax
 
climbable
capable of being surmounted
 
clincher-built
having overlapping hull planks
 
clinical
scientifically detached; unemotional
 
clinking
like the light sharp ringing sound of glasses being tapped
 
clinquant
glittering with gold or silver
 
clip-on
attachable by a clip
 
clipped
(of speech) having quick short sounds
 
clipped
cut or trimmed by clipping
 
cloaked
covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak
 
cloaked
having its true character concealed with the intent of misleading
 
clockwise
in the same direction as the rotating hands of a clock
 
cloddish
heavy and dull and stupid
 
clogged
loaded with something that hinders motion
 
clogged
thickened or coalesced in soft thick lumps (such as clogs or clots)
 
clogging
preventing movement
 
cloistered
of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
 
cloistered
providing privacy or seclusion
 
close
confined to specific persons
 
close
strictly confined or guarded
 
close
used of hair or haircuts
 
close
at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
 
close
close in relevance or relationship
 
close
rigorously attentive; strict and thorough
 
close set
set close together
 
close
fitting closely but comfortably
 
close
inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
 
close
crowded
 
close
marked by fidelity to an original
 
close
not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
 
close
(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
 
close
of textiles
 
close-grained
dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells
 
close-hauled
having the sails trimmed for sailing as close to the wind as possible
 
close-knit
held together as by social or cultural ties
 
close-packed
packed especially tightly
 
closed
(set theory) of an interval that contains both its endpoints
 
closed
not open or affording passage or access
 
closed
with shutters closed
 
closed
requiring union membership
 
closed
not open to the general public
 
closed
blocked against entry
 
closed
used especially of mouth or eyes
 
closed
not open
 
closed
not having an open mind
 
closed-chain
having atoms linked by bonds represented in circular or triangular form
 
closed-door
not open to the public
 
closed-minded
not ready to receive to new ideas
 
closefisted
unwilling to part with money
 
closely-held
owned by a relatively few shareholders
 
closing
final or ending
 
clothesless
possessing no clothing
 
cloud-covered
filled or abounding with clouds
 
clouded
mentally disordered
 
clouded
made troubled or apprehensive or distressed in appearance
 
cloudless
free from clouds
 
cloudlike
resembling a cloud
 
cloudy
full of or covered with clouds
 
cloudy
(of liquids) clouded as with sediment
 
cloudy
lacking definite form or limits
 
clove-scented
smelling of clove
 
cloying
overly sweet
 
club-shaped
shaped in the form of a club that is larger at one end
 
club-shaped
shaped in the form of the black trefoil or clover leaf on some playing cards
 
clubable
inclined to club together
 
clubbish
effusively sociable
 
clubfooted
having a deformed foot
 
clueless
totally uninformed about what is going on; not having even a clue from which to infer what is occurring
 
clumsy
lacking grace in movement or posture
 
clunky
making a clunking sound
 
clustered
growing close together but not in dense mats
 
cluttered
filled or scattered with a disorderly accumulation of objects or rubbish
 
co-ed
attended by members of both sexes
 
coagulable
capable of coagulating and becoming thick
 
coagulate
transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass
 
coagulated
changed into a solid mass
 
coal-black
of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
 
coal-burning
fueled by burning coal
 
coalescent
growing together, fusing
 
coarctate
(of an insect pupa) enclosed in a rigid case
 
coarse
of low or inferior quality or value
 
coarse
lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
 
coarse
of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
 
coarse-furred
having coarse hair or fur
 
coarse-grained
composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
 
coarse-grained
not having a fine texture
 
coarse-textured
having surface roughness
 
coarsened
made coarse or crude by lack of skill
 
coastal
located on or near or bordering on a coast
 
coastwise
along or following a coast
 
coated
having or dressed in a coat
 
coated
having a coating; covered with an outer layer or film; often used in combination
 
coaxal
having a common axis
 
coaxing
pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade
 
cobwebby
covered with cobwebs
 
cobwebby
so thin as to transmit light
 
coccoid
spherical; like a coccus
 
cockamamie
informal term for ridiculous and implausible
 
cocksure
marked by excessive confidence
 
cocky
overly self-confident or self-assertive
 
cod
payable by the recipient on delivery
 
codified
enacted by a legislative body
 
coequal
having the same standing before the law
 
coercive
serving or intended to coerce
 
coetaneous
of the same period
 
coexistent
existing at the same time
 
coextensive
being of equal extent or scope or duration
 
cogent
powerfully persuasive
 
cogged
having cogs
 
cogitable
capable of being thought about
 
cogitative
given to cogitation
 
cognate
having the same ancestral language
 
cognate
related in nature
 
cognisable
capable of being known
 
coherent
(physics) of waves having a constant phase relation
 
coherent
marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
 
coherent
capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
 
coherent
sticking together
 
cohesive
causing cohesion
 
cohesive
cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated
 
coiled
curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)
 
coiling
in the shape of a coil
 
coincident
matching point for point
 
coincident
occurring or operating at the same time
 
cold
(color) giving no sensation of warmth
 
cold
unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication
 
cold
of a seeker; far from the object sought
 
cold
lacking the warmth of life
 
cold
so intense as to be almost uncontrollable
 
cold
marked by errorless familiarity
 
cold
feeling or showing no enthusiasm
 
cold
having lost freshness through passage of time
 
cold
extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion
 
cold
having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration
 
cold sober
totally sober
 
cold
without compunction or human feeling
 
cold
lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
 
cold
sexually unresponsive
 
cold-blooded
having cold blood (in animals whose body temperature is not internally regulated)
 
cold-eyed
unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
 
cold-temperate
the colder parts of temperate waters
 
coldhearted
lacking in sympathy or feeling
 
colicky
suffering from excessive gas in the alimentary canal
 
collaborative
accomplished by collaboration
 
collapsable
capable of collapsing or being collapsed
 
collateral
situated or running side by side
 
collateral
additional but secondary; auxiliary
 
collateral
serving to support or corroborate
 
collateral
descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
 
collectable
subject to or requiring payment especially as specified
 
collected
in full control of your faculties
 
collective
forming a whole or aggregate
 
collective
set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government
 
collective
done by or characteristic of individuals acting together
 
collectivised
subscribing to the socialistic doctrine of ownership by the people collectively
 
collectivised
characterized by the principle of ownership by the state or the people of the means of production
 
collinear
lying on the same line
 
colloquial
characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
 
collusive
acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
 
colonial
composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony
 
colonised
inhabited by colonists
 
colonnaded
having a series of columns arranged at regular intervals
 
color
having or capable of producing colors
 
color-blind
unable to distinguish one or more chromatic colors
 
color-blind
unprejudiced about race
 
colored
having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination
 
colored
having skin rich in melanin pigments
 
colorfast
having color that is resistant to fading or running
 
colorful
having much or varied color
 
colorful
striking in variety and interest
 
colorless
weak in color; not colorful
 
colorless
lacking in variety and interest
 
colossal
so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
 
coltish
given to merry frolicking
 
columnar
characterized by columns
 
columnar
having the form of a column
 
columned
having or resembling columns; having columns of a specified kind (often used as a combining form)
 
comal
of certain seeds (such as cotton) having a tuft or tufts of hair
 
comate
bearing a coma; crowned with an assemblage of branches or leaves or bracts
 
comatose
in a state of deep and usually prolonged unconsciousness; unable to respond to external stimuli
 
combatant
engaging in or ready for combat
 
combative
inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
 
combed
(of hair) made tidy with a comb
 
combinable
able to or tending to combine
 
combinative
relating to or involving combinations
 
combinative
marked by or relating to or resulting from combination
 
combinatorial
relating to the combination and arrangement of elements in sets
 
combined
made or joined or united into one
 
comburant
supporting combustion
 
combustible
capable of igniting and burning
 
come-at-able
capable of being reached or attained
 
comestible
suitable for use as food
 
comet-like
resembling a comet
 
comfortable
sufficient to provide comfort
 
comfortable
more than adequate
 
comfortable
free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or affording peace of mind
 
comfortable
providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal)
 
comfortable
in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich
 
comforted
made comfortable or more comfortable in a time of distress
 
comforting
affording comfort or solace
 
comfortless
without comfort
 
commanding
used of a height or viewpoint
 
commensurable
capable of being measured by a common standard
 
commensurate
corresponding in size or degree or extent
 
commercial
connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises
 
commercial
of the kind or quality used in commerce; average or inferior
 
commercialised
organized principally for financial gain
 
comminatory
containing warning of punishment
 
commiserative
feeling or expressing sympathy
 
commissioned
(of military officers) holding by virtue of a commission a rank of second lieutenant or ensign or above
 
committed
bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude
 
commodious
large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense)
 
common
having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual
 
common
belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
 
common
to be expected; standard
 
common
common to or shared by two or more parties
 
common
of or associated with the great masses of people
 
common
commonly encountered
 
common
being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
 
common-law
based on common law
 
commonplace
completely ordinary and unremarkable
 
commonplace
not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
 
commonsense
exhibiting native good judgment
 
communal
for or by a group rather than individuals
 
communicable
readily communicated
 
communicational
used in communication
 
communicative
able or tending to communicate
 
commutable
subject to alteration or change
 
commutable
capable of being exchanged for another or for something else that is equivalent
 
commutative
(of a binary operation) independent of order; as in e.g.
 
compact
closely and firmly united or packed together
 
compact
briefly giving the gist of something
 
compact
having a short and solid form or stature
 
companionable
suggestive of companionship
 
companionate
like a companion
 
comparable
able to be compared or worthy of comparison
 
comparable to
worthy of comparison; as good as
 
comparable with
similar in some respect and so able to be compared in order to show differences and similarities
 
comparable
conforming in every respect
 
comparative
estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete
 
compartmental
divided up into compartments or categories
 
compartmented
divided up or separated into compartments or isolated units
 
compassionate
showing or having compassion
 
compatible
able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination
 
compatible
capable of forming a homogeneous mixture that neither separates nor is altered by chemical interaction
 
compatible
capable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification
 
compelling
tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument
 
compelling
driving or forcing
 
compensable
for which money is paid
 
compensated
receiving or eligible for compensation
 
competent
properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
 
competent
legally qualified or sufficient
 
competent
adequate, but not outstanding or exceptional
 
competitive
involving competition or competitiveness
 
competitive
subscribing to capitalistic competition
 
competitive
showing a fighting disposition
 
complacent
contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions
 
complaining
expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment
 
complaisant
showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others
 
complemental
acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)
 
complementary
of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other
 
complete
having every necessary or normal part or component or step
 
complete
perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities
 
completed
caught
 
completed
(of a marriage) completed by the first act of sexual intercourse after the ceremony
 
complex
complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts
 
complex
difficult to analyze or understand
 
compliant
inclined to comply
 
complimentary
conveying or resembling a compliment
 
complimentary
costing nothing
 
compos mentis
of sound mind, memory, and understanding; in law, competent to go to trial
 
composed
serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress
 
composite
consisting of separate interconnected parts
 
compositional
arranging or grouping
 
compound
consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts
 
compound
composed of more than one part
 
compounded
combined into or constituting a chemical compound
 
comprehendible
capable of being comprehended or understood
 
comprehensive
including all or everything
 
comprehensive
broad in scope
 
compressed
reduced in volume by pressure
 
compressed
flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
 
compressed
pressed tightly together
 
compressible
capable of being compressed or made more compact
 
compressible
capable of being easily compressed
 
compromising
vulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion
 
compromising
making or willing to make concessions
 
compulsive
caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion
 
compulsive
strongly motivated to succeed
 
compulsory
required by rule
 
computable
may be computed or estimated
 
comradely
heartily friendly and congenial
 
con brio
with vigor
 
concave
curving inward
 
concavo-convex
concave on one side and convex on the other with the concavity being greater than the convexity
 
concealed
hidden on any grounds for any motive
 
concealed
not accessible to view
 
concealing
covering or hiding
 
conceited
characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
 
conceivable
capable of being imagined
 
concentrated
gathered together or made less diffuse
 
concentrated
of or relating to a solution whose dilution has been reduced
 
concentrated
intensely focused
 
concentrated
(of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
 
concentrated
being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance
 
concentric
having a common center
 
conceptional
being of the nature of a notion or concept
 
conceptive
capable of conceiving
 
conceptual
being or characterized by concepts or their formation
 
concerned
feeling or showing worry or solicitude
 
concerned
culpably involved
 
concerned
involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in
 
concerted
involving the joint activity of two or more
 
conciliative
intended to placate
 
concise
expressing much in few words
 
concluding
occurring at or forming an end or termination
 
conclusive
forming an end or termination; especially putting an end to doubt or question
 
concordant
being of the same opinion
 
concrete
capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary
 
concrete
formed by the coalescence of particles
 
concupiscent
vigorously passionate
 
condemnable
bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
 
condemnatory
containing or imposing condemnation or censure
 
condign
fitting or appropriate and deserved; used especially of punishment
 
conditional
imposing or depending on or containing a condition
 
conditional
qualified by reservations
 
conditioned
physically fit
 
conditioned
established by conditioning or learning
 
condolent
expressing sympathy with a person who experienced the death of a loved one
 
conducive
tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
 
conductive
having the quality or power of conducting heat or electricity or sound; exhibiting conductivity
 
cone-bearing
of or relating to or part of trees or shrubs bearing cones and evergreen leaves
 
Confederate
of or having to do with the southern Confederacy during the American Civil War
 
confident
having or marked by confidence or assurance
 
confident
persuaded of; very sure
 
confident
not liable to error in judgment or action
 
confidential
the level of official classification for documents next above restricted and below secret; available only to persons authorized to see documents so classified
 
confidential
denoting confidence or intimacy
 
confidential
entrusted with private information and the confidence of another
 
confidential
(of information) given in confidence or in secret
 
confiding
willing to entrust personal matters
 
configured
organized so as to give configuration to
 
confined
not invading healthy tissue
 
confined
not free to move about
 
confining
restricting the scope or freedom of action
 
confirmable
capable of being tested (verified or falsified) by experiment or observation
 
confirmed
of persons; not subject to change
 
confirmed
having been established or made firm or received the rite of confirmation
 
confirming
indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen
 
confiscate
surrendered as a penalty
 
conflicting
on bad terms
 
confluent
flowing together
 
conformable
quick to comply
 
conforming
adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion)
 
conformist
marked by convention and conformity to customs or rules or styles
 
confounding
that confounds or contradicts or confuses
 
confusable
so similar as to be easily identified for another thing
 
confused
mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently
 
confused
lacking orderly continuity
 
confused
having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity
 
confusing
causing confusion or disorientation
 
confusing
lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity
 
confutable
able to be refuted
 
congealed
congealed into jelly; solidified by cooling
 
congenial
(used of plants) capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted
 
congenial
suitable to your needs
 
congenital
present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
 
congested
overfull as with blood
 
conglomerate
composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass
 
congratulatory
expressive of sympathetic pleasure or joy on account of someone's success or good fortune
 
congruent
coinciding when superimposed
 
congruent
corresponding in character or kind
 
congruous
suitable or appropriate together
 
conjectural
based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
 
conjoined
consisting of two or more associated entities
 
conjugate
(of a pinnate leaflet) having only one pair of leaflets
 
conjugate
of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond
 
conjugate
formed by the union of two compounds
 
conjugate
joined together especially in a pair or pairs
 
conjunct
bound in close association
 
conjunct
progressing melodically by intervals of a second
 
conjunctive
serving or tending to connect
 
connate
of similar parts or organs; closely joined or united
 
connatural
similar in nature
 
connatural
normally existing at birth
 
connected
plugged in
 
connected
joined or linked together
 
connected
wired together to an alarm system
 
connected
stored in, controlled by, or in direct communication with a central computer
 
connective
connecting or tending to connect
 
connotational
of or relating to a connotation
 
connotative
having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit
 
conquerable
subject to being conquered or overcome
 
conquerable
capable of being surmounted or excelled
 
conscience-smitten
affected by conscience
 
conscienceless
lacking a conscience
 
conscientious
guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong
 
conscientious
characterized by extreme care and great effort
 
conscionable
acceptable to your conscience
 
conscious
(followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of something
 
conscious
knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
 
conscious
intentionally conceived
 
consecrate
solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high or sacred purpose
 
consecrated
made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use
 
consecutive
in regular succession without gaps
 
consecutive
successive (without a break)
 
consensual
existing by consent
 
consentaneous
in complete agreement
 
consenting
having given consent
 
consequential
having important issues or results
 
conservative
resistant to change, particularly in relation to politics or religion
 
conservative
having social or political views favoring conservatism
 
conserved
protected from harm or loss
 
considerable
large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree
 
considerate
showing concern for the rights and feelings of others
 
considered
carefully weighed
 
consistent
(sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable
 
consistent
capable of being reproduced
 
consistent
the same throughout in structure or composition
 
consolable
able to be consoled
 
consolidated
forming a solid mass
 
consolidative
tending to consolidate
 
consolidative
combining into a single unit
 
consonant
involving or characterized by harmony
 
consonantal
being or marked by or containing or functioning as a consonant
 
conspicuous
obvious to the eye or mind
 
constant
steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection
 
constipated
have difficult or incomplete or infrequent evacuation of the bowels
 
constituent
constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
 
constituted
brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established
 
constitutional
sanctioned by or consistent with or operating under the law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
 
constrained
lacking spontaneity; not natural
 
constricted
drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically
 
constricted
especially tense; especially in some dialects
 
constricting
(of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
 
constructive
emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good
 
constructive
constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development
 
constructive-metabolic
of or relating to anabolism
 
consumable
may be used up
 
consuming
very strong; urgently felt
 
consummate
having or revealing supreme mastery or skill
 
consummated
brought to completion
 
consumptive
afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis
 
consumptive
tending to consume or use often wastefully
 
contagious
easily diffused or spread as from one person to another
 
contained
gotten under control
 
contaminated
corrupted by contact or association
 
contaminated
rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution
 
contaminating
that infects or taints
 
contaminating
spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
 
contaminative
making impure by contact or mixing
 
contemporaneous
occurring in the same period of time
 
contemporary
characteristic of the present
 
contemporary
belonging to the present time
 
contemptible
deserving of contempt or scorn
 
contemptuous
expressing extreme contempt
 
content
satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
 
contentious
involving or likely to cause controversy
 
conterminous
connecting without a break; within a common boundary
 
contestable
capable of being contested
 
contiguous
very close or connected in space or time
 
continent
having control over urination and defecation
 
continent-wide
involving the entire continent
 
continental
being or concerning or limited to a continent especially the continents of North America or Europe
 
contingent
uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances
 
contingent
possible but not certain to occur
 
contingent
being determined by conditions or circumstances that follow
 
continual
recurring regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series
 
continual
having no interruptions
 
continuant
of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
 
continued
without stop or interruption
 
continuing
remaining in force or being carried on without letup
 
continuous
of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity
 
continuous
continuing in time or space without interruption
 
contorted
twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)
 
contrabass
pitched an octave below normal bass instrumental or vocal range
 
contracted
reduced in size or pulled together
 
contractile
capable of contracting or being contracted
 
contradictory
of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false
 
contradictory
unable for both to exist or be true at the same time
 
contralateral
on or relating to the opposite side (of the body)
 
contrapuntal
having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together
 
contrarious
difficult to deal with
 
contrary
of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false
 
contrary
very opposed in nature or character or purpose
 
contrary to fact
going counter to the facts (usually as a hypothesis)
 
contrary
resistant to guidance or discipline
 
contrasting
strikingly different; tending to contrast
 
contrastive
syntactically establishing a relation of contrast between sentences or elements of a sentence
 
contrastive
of words so related that one contrasts with the other
 
contrasty
having sharp differences between black and white
 
contrite
feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
 
contrived
showing effects of planning or manipulation
 
controllable
capable of being controlled
 
controlled
restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds
 
controlling
able to control or determine policy
 
controversial
marked by or capable of arousing controversy
 
contumacious
wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient
 
contumelious
arrogantly insolent
 
convalescent
returning to health after illness or debility
 
convenient
suited to your comfort or purpose or needs
 
conventional
following accepted customs and proprieties
 
conventional
unimaginative and conformist
 
conventional
in accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past
 
conventional
(weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy
 
conventional
conforming with accepted standards
 
conventional
represented in simplified or symbolic form
 
conventionalised
using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous
 
convergent
tending to come together from different directions
 
conversant
(usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly
 
converse
of words so related that one reverses the relation denoted by the other
 
converse
turned about in order or relation
 
convertible
designed to be changed from one use or form to another
 
convertible
capable of being exchanged for or replaced by something of equal value
 
convertible
capable of being changed in substance as if by alchemy
 
convexo-concave
convex on one side and concave on the other with the convexity being greater than the concavity
 
convinced
having a strong belief or conviction
 
convincible
being susceptible to persuasion
 
convincing
causing one to believe the truth of something
 
convivial
occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
 
convolute
rolled longitudinally upon itself
 
convulsive
resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent
 
convulsive
affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm
 
cooked
having been prepared for eating by the application of heat
 
cookie-cutter
having the same appearance (as if mass-produced)
 
cookie-sized
having the approximate size of a cookie
 
cool
neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat
 
cool
psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike
 
cool
inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets when referring to color
 
cool
used of a quantity or amount (especially of money) for emphasis
 
cool
fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept
 
cool
marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional
 
cooperative
done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit
 
coordinate
of equal importance, rank, or degree
 
coordinated
being dexterous in the use of more than one set of muscle movements
 
coordinated
operating as a unit
 
coordinated
intentionally matched
 
coordinating
serving to connect two grammatical constituents of identical construction
 
copacetic
completely satisfactory
 
Copernican
of radical or major importance
 
Copernican
according to Copernicus
 
copious
large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)
 
coplanar
lying in the same plane
 
copper colored
of something having the color of copper
 
copper-bottomed
having a bottom of copper or sheathed with copper
 
copulative
syntactically connecting sentences or elements of a sentence
 
copyrighted
(of literary or musical or dramatic or artistic work) protected by copyright
 
coquettish
like a coquette
 
coral
of a strong pink to yellowish-pink color
 
coral-red
of red tinged with coral
 
cordate
(of a leaf) shaped like a heart
 
corded
of textiles; having parallel raised lines
 
cordial
politely warm and friendly
 
cordial
sincerely or intensely felt
 
coreferent
related by sharing a symbolic link to a concrete object or an abstraction
 
coriaceous
resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable
 
corked
(of wine) tainted in flavor by a cork containing excess tannin
 
corn-fed
strong and healthy but not sophisticated
 
corn-fed
fed on corn
 
corned
(used especially of meat) cured in brine
 
corneous
made of horn (or of a substance resembling horn)
 
coroneted
belonging to the peerage
 
corporate
organized and maintained as a legal corporation
 
corporeal
having material or physical form or substance
 
corpulent
excessively fat
 
correct
free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
 
correct
correct in opinion or judgment
 
correct
socially right or correct
 
correct
in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
 
correctable
capable of being returned to the original condition; not necessarily permanent
 
corrected
having something undesirable neutralized
 
correctional
concerned with or providing correction
 
corrective
tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition
 
corrective
designed to promote discipline
 
correlate
mutually related
 
correlative
expressing a reciprocal or complementary relation
 
corresponding
accompanying
 
corresponding
similar especially in position or purpose
 
corrigible
capable of being corrected or set right
 
corroborant
used of a medicine that is strengthening
 
corroded
eaten away as by acid or oxidation
 
corrosion-resistant
impervious to corrosion
 
corrosive
spitefully sarcastic
 
corrugated
shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges
 
corrupt
lacking in integrity
 
corrupt
containing errors or alterations
 
corrupt
not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
 
corrupt
touched by rot or decay
 
corrupted
ruined in character or quality
 
corrupting
seducing into corrupt practices
 
corrupting
harmful to the mind or morals
 
corruptive
tending to corrupt or pervert
 
corticifugal
of a nerve fiber passing outward from the cerebral cortex
 
corticipetal
of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the cerebral cortex
 
coseismal
being where earthquake waves arrive simultaneously
 
cosher
conforming to dietary laws
 
cosignatory
signing jointly with others
 
cosmetic
serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
 
cosmetic
serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body
 
cosmic
inconceivably extended in space or time
 
cosmopolitan
composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests
 
cosmopolitan
of worldwide scope or applicability
 
cosmopolitan
growing or occurring in many parts of the world
 
cost-effective
productive relative to the cost
 
cost-plus
determining payment based on the actual cost of production plus an agreed-upon fee or rate of profit
 
costate
having ribs
 
costate
(of the surface) having a rough, riblike texture
 
costive
retarding evacuation of feces; binding; constipating
 
costly
having a high price
 
costly
entailing great loss or sacrifice
 
costumed
dressed in clothing characteristic of a period, country, or class
 
cosy
enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space
 
cottony
resembling cotton; as soft as cotton
 
cottony-white
of something as white as cotton
 
couchant
lying on the stomach with head raised with legs pointed forward
 
countable
that can be counted
 
counteractive
opposing or neutralizing or mitigating an effect by contrary action
 
counterbalanced
brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another
 
counterfeit
not genuine; imitating something superior
 
counterintuitive
contrary to what common sense would suggest
 
counterproductive
tending to hinder the achievement of a goal
 
counterrevolutionary
marked by opposition or antipathy to revolution
 
countless
too numerous to be counted
 
countrified
characteristic of rural life
 
country-bred
rough and uncouth
 
country-style
typical of the country
 
countrywide
occurring or extending throughout a country or nation
 
countywide
occurring or extending throughout a county
 
coupled
connected by a link, as railway cars or trailer trucks
 
court-ordered
ordered by a court of law
 
courteous
characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners
 
courteous
exhibiting courtesy and politeness
 
courtly
refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court
 
cousinly
like or befitting a cousin
 
couth
(used facetiously) refined and well-mannered
 
couthie
(chiefly Scottish) agreeable and genial
 
covariant
changing so that interrelations with another variable quantity or set of quantities remain unchanged
 
covered
overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form
 
covert
secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed
 
covert
(of a wife) being under the protection of her husband
 
coveted
greatly desired
 
covetous
showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages
 
cowardly
lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted
 
cowl-shaped
shaped like a cowl
 
cowled
having the head enclosed in a cowl or hood
 
coy
showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement
 
coy
modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures
 
coy
affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
 
cozy
suggesting connivance
 
cozy
having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere
 
crabwise
(of movement) at an angle
 
crackbrained
insanely irresponsible
 
cracker-barrel
characteristic of country life
 
crackle
having the surface decorated with a network of fine cracks, as in crackleware
 
crafty
marked by skill in deception
 
cragfast
stranded on or as if on a crag
 
cragged
having hills and crags
 
cramped
constricted in size
 
crank
(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
 
cranky
easily irritated or annoyed
 
crannied
having small chinks or crannies (especially in or between rocks or stones)
 
crappy
very bad
 
crapulent
suffering from excessive eating or drinking
 
crapulous
given to gross intemperance in eating or drinking
 
crass
(of persons) so unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility
 
craved
wanted intensely
 
craven
lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful
 
crazed
driven insane
 
crazy
possessed by inordinate excitement
 
crazy
bizarre or fantastic
 
crazy
intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with
 
crazy
foolish; totally unsound
 
creaky
worn and broken down by hard use
 
creaky
having a rasping or grating sound
 
cream-colored
having the color of fresh cream
 
creamy
of the color of cream
 
creamy
thick like cream
 
creamy-yellow
yellow with a creamy tinge
 
creaseless
used especially of fabrics
 
creative
promoting construction or creation
 
creative
having the ability or power to create
 
credentialled
certified as professional by evidence or testimonials
 
credible
(a common but incorrect usage where `credulous' would be appropriate) credulous
 
credible
appearing to merit belief or acceptance
 
creditable
worthy of often limited commendation
 
credited
(usually followed by `to') given credit for
 
creditworthy
having an acceptable credit rating
 
credulous
showing a lack of judgment or experience
 
credulous
disposed to believe on little evidence
 
creepy
annoying and unpleasant
 
creepy
causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin
 
crenate
having a margin with rounded scallops
 
crenulate
having a margin with small rounded teeth
 
crepuscular
like twilight; dim
 
crescendo
(music) gradually increasing in volume
 
crescent
resembling the new moon in shape
 
cress green
of a moderate yellow-green color that is greener and deeper than moss green and yellower and darker than pea green
 
crested
bearing an heraldic device
 
crested
(of a knight's helmet) having a decorative plume
 
crested
(of a bird or animal) having a usually ornamental tuft or process on the head; often used in combination
 
cretinous
afflicted with cretinism
 
criminal
guilty of crime or serious offense
 
criminal
involving or being or having the nature of a crime
 
criminative
charging or suggestive of guilt or blame
 
crimson
(especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
 
crimson
characterized by violence or bloodshed
 
crimson-magenta
magenta tinged with crimson
 
crimson-purple
purple tinged with crimson
 
crimson-yellow
yellow tinged with crimson
 
cringing
totally submissive
 
crinkled
uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
 
crippled
disabled in the feet or legs
 
crippling
that cripples or disables or incapacitates
 
crisp
pleasingly firm and fresh
 
crisp
tender and brittle
 
crisp
brief and to the point; effectively cut short
 
crisp
(of hair) in small tight curls
 
crisp
pleasantly cold and invigorating
 
crisp
(of something seen or heard) clearly defined
 
crispate
wavy or notched and curled very irregularly
 
crisscross
marked with crossing lines
 
criterial
serving as a basis for evaluation
 
critical
marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
 
critical
characterized by careful evaluation and judgment
 
critical
at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction
 
critical
being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency
 
critical
forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis
 
critical
urgently needed; absolutely necessary
 
croaky
like the sounds of frogs and crows
 
crocketed
(of a gable or spire) furnished with a crocket (an ornament in the form of curved or bent foliage)
 
crookback
characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
 
crooked
having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned
 
crooked
having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect
 
cropped
(of land or soil) used for growing crops
 
cross
extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis
 
cross-banded
(of snakes) having crossing bands on the back
 
cross-eyed
having convergent strabismus
 
cross-grained
of timber; having fibers running irregularly rather than in parallel
 
cross-section
representing a plane made by cutting across something at right angles to its length
 
cross-shaped
shaped in the form of a cross
 
crossbred
bred from parents of different varieties or species
 
crossed
(of a check) marked for deposit only as indicated by having two lines drawn across it
 
crossed
placed crosswise
 
crosshatched
shaded by means of fine parallel or crossed lines
 
crosstown
going or extending across a town or city
 
crosswise
lying or extending across the length of a thing or in a cross direction
 
crosswise
in the shape of (a horizontal piece on) a cross
 
crow-sized
having the approximate size of a crow
 
crowded
overfilled or compacted or concentrated
 
crowned
provided with or as if with a crown or a crown as specified; often used in combination
 
crowned
having an (artificial) crown on a tooth
 
crowned
crowned with or as if with laurel symbolizing victory
 
crowning
representing a level of the highest possible achievement or attainment
 
crowning
forming or providing a crown or summit
 
crownless
not (especially not yet) provided with a crown
 
crucial
having crucial relevance
 
crucial
of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
 
cruciate
shaped like a cross
 
cruddy
characterized by obscenity
 
crude
conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
 
crude
belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness
 
crude
not processed or subjected to analysis
 
crude
not carefully or expertly made
 
crude
not refined or processed
 
crumbly
easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder
 
crushed
treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance
 
crushing
physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination
 
crusted
having a hardened crust as a covering
 
crusty
brusque and surly and forbidding
 
crying
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
 
cryptic
having a puzzling terseness
 
cryptic
of an obscure nature
 
crystal clear
transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
 
crystal clear
(of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
 
crystalised
having both internal structure and external form of a crystal
 
crystalline
consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals
 
crystalline
distinctly or sharply outlined
 
crystallised
having become fixed and definite in form
 
cubelike
shaped like a cube
 
cubic
having the shape of a cube; having three dimensions
 
cucumber-shaped
shaped like a cucumber
 
cuddlesome
inviting cuddling or hugging
 
cultivated
(of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing
 
cultivated
no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use
 
cultural
denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
 
cum laude
with honor; with academic distinction
 
cumbersome
difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight
 
cumuliform
shaped like a cumulus cloud
 
cumulous
thrown together in a pile
 
cuneate
(of a leaf shape) narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base
 
cunning
attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness
 
cuplike
resembling the shape of a cup
 
cupular
shaped like (or supporting) a cupule
 
curable
capable of being hardened by some additive or other agent
 
curable
able to be cured or healed
 
cured
(used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry
 
cured
(used of concrete or mortar) kept moist to assist the hardening
 
cured
freed from illness or injury
 
cured
(used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical process to improve its properties (hardness and strength and odor and elasticity)
 
curious
eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)
 
curious
beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
 
curled
(of hair) making curls or having been made to curl
 
curly
(of hair) having curls or waves
 
curly-coated
covered with curly hair
 
curly-leafed
having curly leaves
 
current
occurring in or belonging to the present time
 
currish
base and cowardly
 
currish
resembling a cur; snarling and rude
 
cursed with
burdened with
 
cursed
deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier
 
cursed
in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell
 
cursive
having successive letter joined together
 
cursorial
(of limbs and feet) adapted for running
 
curtained
furnished or concealed with curtains or draperies
 
curtainless
not provided with curtains
 
curtal
(archaic) cut short
 
curved
having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend
 
curvey
having curves
 
curvilineal
characterized by or following a curved line
 
cushioned
softened by the addition of cushions or padding
 
cushy
not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship
 
cuspate
having cusps or points
 
cussed
stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
 
custodial
providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding
 
custom
made according to the specifications of an individual
 
custom-built
built for a particular individual
 
customary
in accordance with convention or custom
 
cut
fashioned or shaped by cutting
 
cut
(of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit
 
cut
separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument
 
cut off
detached by cutting
 
cut out
having been cut out
 
cut up
cut into pieces
 
cut
(of a male animal) having the testicles removed
 
cut
(used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine
 
cut
with parts removed
 
cut
(used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply
 
cut
mixed with water
 
cut
made neat and tidy by trimming
 
cut-and-dried
according to ordinary expectations
 
cute
obviously contrived to charm
 
cutting
(of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
 
cutting
painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
 
cutting-edge
in accord with the most fashionable ideas or style
 
cyanogenetic
capable of producing cyanide
 
cyclic
marked by repeated cycles
 
cyclic
forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl
 
cyclic
of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure
 
cyclic
recurring in cycles
 
cycloid
resembling a circle
 
cylindric
having the form of a cylinder
 
cylindrical-stemmed
having a cylindrical stem
 
cymose
having a usually flat-topped flower cluster in which the main and branch stems each end in a flower that opens before those below it or to its side
 
cynical
believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
 
cyprian
resembling the ancient orgiastic worship of Aphrodite on Cyprus
 
cytomegalic
of or relating to or characterized by greatly enlarged cells
 
cytopathogenic
of or relating to or causing pathological changes in cells
 
d.o.a.
abbreviation for `dead on arrival' at the emergency room
 
dabbled
covered with bright patches (often used in combination)
 
daedal
complex and ingenious in design or function
 
dagger-like
resembling a dagger
 
daily
of or belonging to or occurring every day
 
dainty
especially pleasing to the taste
 
dainty
delicately beautiful
 
dainty
excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
 
damaged
harmed or injured or spoiled
 
damaged
being unjustly brought into disrepute
 
damaging
(sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
 
damaging
designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
 
damascene
(of metals) decorated or inlaid with a wavy pattern of different (especially precious) metals
 
damask
having a woven pattern
 
damn
used as expletives
 
damnable
deserving a curse
 
damnatory
threatening with damnation
 
damp
slightly wet
 
danceable
suitable for dancing
 
dandified
affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner
 
dangerous
causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
 
dangerous
involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
 
dapper
marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
 
dappled
having spots or patches of color
 
daredevil
presumptuously daring
 
dark
brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes)
 
dark
devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black
 
dark
(used of color) having a dark hue
 
dark
not giving performances; closed
 
dark
secret
 
dark
showing a brooding ill humor
 
dark
marked by difficulty of style or expression
 
dark-blue
of a dark shade of blue
 
dark-coated
covered with dark hair
 
dark-colored
having a dark color
 
dark-fruited
bearing dark fruit
 
dark-gray
of a dark shade of grey
 
dark-green
of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass
 
dark-skinned
naturally having skin of a dark color
 
dark-spotted
having dark spots
 
darkened
become or made dark by lack of light
 
darkened
(of fabrics and paper) grown dark in color over time
 
darkening
becoming dark or darker as from waning light or clouding over
 
darkish
slightly dark
 
darkling
(poetic) occurring in the dark or night
 
darkling
uncannily or threateningly dark or obscure
 
dashed
having gaps or spaces
 
dashing
lively and spirited
 
dastard
despicably cowardly
 
data-based
relying on observation or experiment
 
datable
that can be given a date
 
dated
marked by features of the immediate and usually discounted past
 
dateless
of such great duration as to preclude the possibility of being assigned a date
 
dateless
having no known beginning and presumably no end
 
dateless
unaffected by time
 
dateless
not bearing a date
 
daughterly
befitting a daughter
 
daunting
discouraging through fear
 
day-old
not fresh today
 
daylong
lasting through an entire day
 
dazed
stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
 
dazed
in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock
 
dazzled
stupefied or dizzied by something overpowering
 
dazzled
having vision overcome temporarily by or as if by intense light
 
dazzling
amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning
 
de facto
existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not
 
de jure
by right; according to law
 
de luxe
elegant and sumptuous
 
de rigueur
required by etiquette or usage or fashion
 
de-iodinating
removing iodine from
 
dead
not surviving in active use
 
dead
lacking resilience or bounce
 
dead
out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown
 
dead
no longer having force or relevance
 
dead
the complete stoppage of an action
 
dead
devoid of activity
 
dead
physically inactive
 
dead
no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
 
dead
not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat
 
dead
lacking acoustic resonance
 
dead
unerringly accurate
 
dead on target
accurately placed or thrown
 
dead
devoid of physical sensation; numb
 
dead
drained of electric charge; discharged
 
dead
not yielding a return
 
dead
(followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive
 
dead
not circulating or flowing
 
dead-end
lacking opportunities for development or advancement
 
dead-on
accurate and to the point
 
deadened
made or become less intense
 
deadlocked
at a complete standstill because of opposition of two unrelenting forces or factions
 
deadly
(of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect
 
deadly
causing or capable of causing death
 
deadly
of an instrument of certain death
 
deadly
involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death
 
deadly
extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
 
deadpan
deliberately impassive in manner
 
deaf
lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
 
deaf as a post
totally deaf; unable to hear anything
 
deaf
(usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed
 
deaf-and-dumb
lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak
 
deafened
caused to hear poorly or not at all
 
deafening
loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
 
dear
sincerely earnest
 
dear
with or in a close or intimate relationship
 
deathless
never dying
 
deathlike
having the physical appearance of death
 
debased
lowered in value
 
debasing
used of conduct; characterized by dishonor
 
debatable
capable of being disproved
 
debatable
open to doubt or debate
 
debauched
unrestrained by convention or morality
 
debile
lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
 
debilitating
impairing the strength and vitality
 
debilitative
causing debilitation
 
debonair
having a sophisticated charm
 
decadent
luxuriously self-indulgent
 
decadent
marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
 
decalescent
absorbing heat without increase in temperature when heated beyond a certain point
 
decasyllabic
having or characterized by or consisting of ten syllables
 
decayable
liable to decay or spoil or become putrid
 
decayed
damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
 
deceitful
intended to deceive
 
decent
observing conventional sexual mores in speech or behavior or dress
 
decent
sufficiently clothed to see visitors or appear in public
 
decent
conforming to conventions of sexual behavior
 
decent
in harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion
 
decent
socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous
 
decentralised
withdrawn from a center or place of concentration; especially having power or function dispersed from a central to local authorities
 
decentralising
tending away from a central point
 
deceptive
causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
 
deceptive
designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
 
decided
recognizable; marked
 
deciding
having the power or quality of deciding
 
deciduous
(of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season
 
deciduous
(of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth
 
decimal
numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten
 
deciphered
converted from cryptic to intelligible language
 
decisive
determining or having the power to determine an outcome
 
decisive
characterized by decision and firmness
 
decisive
unmistakable
 
deckled
having a rough edge; used of handmade paper or paper resembling handmade
 
declarable
that must be declared
 
declared
made known or openly avowed
 
declared
declared as fact; explicitly stated
 
declassified
having had security classification removed
 
declivitous
sloping down rather steeply
 
decollete
(of a garment) having a low-cut neckline
 
decompositional
causing organic decay
 
decompound
of a compound leaf; consisting of divisions that are themselves compound
 
deconsecrated
divested of consecration
 
decorous
characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct
 
decreased
made less in size or amount or degree
 
decreasing
(music) decreasing in tempo and/or volume
 
decreasing
becoming less or smaller
 
decreasing monotonic
consistently decreasing
 
decrescendo
(music) gradually decreasing in volume
 
decurved
bent down or curved downward
 
decussate
crossed or intersected in the form of an X
 
dedicated
devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose
 
dedifferentiated
having experienced or undergone dedifferentiation or the loss of specialization in form or function
 
deducible
capable of being deduced
 
deductible
acceptable as a deduction (especially as a tax deduction)
 
deductive
involving inferences from general principles
 
deep
with head or back bent low
 
deep
large in quantity or size
 
deep
intense or extreme
 
deep
having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination
 
deep
relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply
 
deep
very distant in time or space
 
deep
exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy
 
deep
extending relatively far inward
 
deep
relatively thick from top to bottom
 
deep
marked by depth of thinking
 
deep
strong; intense
 
deep
(of darkness) densely dark
 
deep-chested
thick in the chest
 
deep-eyed
characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
 
deep-fried
cooked by frying in fat
 
deep-laid
secretly and carefully planned
 
deep-lobed
having deep bilateral lobes
 
deep-mined
of coal, as contrasted with coal obtained from a strip mine
 
deep-pink
of a deep shade of pink
 
deep-rooted
(used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held
 
deep-sea
of or taking place in the deeper parts of the sea
 
deep-set
having a sunken area
 
deep-water
of or carried on in waters of great depth
 
deep-yellow
of something having the color of a pumpkin
 
deepening
accumulating and becoming more intense
 
defeasible
capable of being annulled or voided or terminated
 
defeated
beaten or overcome; not victorious
 
defeated
disappointingly unsuccessful
 
defective
markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior
 
defective
having a defect
 
defenceless
lacking weapons for self-defense
 
defenceless
lacking protection or support
 
defendable
capable of being defended
 
defending
attempting to or designed to prevent an opponent from winning or scoring
 
defenseless
having no protecting or concealing cover
 
defensive
intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack
 
defensive
attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing
 
deferent
showing deference
 
defiant
boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
 
deficient
falling short of some prescribed norm
 
deficient
of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement
 
deficient
inadequate in amount or degree
 
defiled
morally blemished; stained or impure
 
definable
capable of being defined, limited, or explained
 
defined
clearly characterized or delimited
 
defined
showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary
 
definite
precise; explicit and clearly defined
 
definite
known for certain
 
definitive
supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement
 
definitive
clearly defined or formulated
 
deflationary
associated with or tending to cause decreases in consumer prices or increases in the purchasing power of money
 
deflective
capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)
 
defoliate
deprived of leaves
 
deformed
so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly
 
deft
skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
 
defunct
having ceased to exist or live
 
defunct
no longer in force or use; inactive
 
degage
free and relaxed in manner
 
degage
showing lack of emotional involvement
 
degenerative
(of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function
 
degressive
going down by steps
 
degressive
(of taxes) gradually decreasing in rate on sums below a certain amount
 
dehiscent
(of e.g. fruits and anthers) opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds
 
dehumanised
divested of human qualities or attributes
 
dehydrated
suffering from excessive loss of water from the body
 
dehydrated
preserved by removing natural moisture
 
deific
characterized by divine or godlike nature
 
dejected
affected or marked by low spirits
 
delayed
not as far along as normal in development
 
delectable
extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
 
delectable
capable of arousing sexual desire
 
deleterious
harmful to living things
 
deliberate
characterized by conscious design or purpose
 
deliberative
involved in or characterized by deliberation and discussion and examination
 
delible
capable of being deleted
 
delicate
exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury
 
delicate
marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique
 
delicate
of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely
 
delicate
developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety
 
delicate
easily broken or damaged or destroyed
 
delicate
easily hurt
 
delicate
difficult to handle; requiring great tact
 
delicious
greatly pleasing or entertaining
 
delighted
greatly pleased
 
delineate
represented accurately or precisely
 
delineative
depicted in a recognizable manner
 
delinquent
guilty of a misdeed
 
delinquent
failing in what duty requires
 
delinquent
past due; not paid at the scheduled time
 
deliquescent
(especially of certain salts) becoming liquid by absorbing moisture from the air
 
delirious
marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
 
delirious
experiencing delirium
 
Delphic
obscurely prophetic
 
deltoid
triangular or suggesting a capital delta, with a point at the apex
 
delusional
suffering from or characterized by delusions
 
delusive
inappropriate to reality or facts
 
deluxe
ostentatiously rich and superior in quality
 
demanding
requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill
 
demeaning
causing awareness of your shortcomings
 
democratic
characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality
 
democratic
representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large
 
demolished
torn down and broken up
 
demon-ridden
as if possessed by demons
 
demonic
extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
 
demonstrable
necessarily or demonstrably true
 
demonstrable
capable of being demonstrated or proved
 
demonstrated
having been demonstrated or verified beyond doubt
 
demonstrative
given to or marked by the open expression of emotion
 
demonstrative of
serving to prove or demonstrate
 
demonstrative
serving to demonstrate
 
demoralised
made less hopeful or enthusiastic
 
demoralising
destructive of morale and self-reliance
 
demotic
of or for the common people
 
demulcent
having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
 
demythologised
having mythical elements removed
 
denary
containing ten or ten parts
 
denatured
changed in nature or natural quality
 
deniable
capable of being denied or contradicted
 
denominational
adhering or confined to a particular sect or denomination
 
denotative
having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming
 
denotative
in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term
 
dense
having high relative density or specific gravity
 
dense
slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
 
dense
permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
 
dense
hard to pass through because of dense growth
 
dentate
having toothlike projections in the margin
 
denticulate
having a very finely toothed margin
 
dependable
financially safe
 
dependable
worthy of being depended on
 
dependable
worthy of reliance or trust
 
dependable
consistent in performance or behavior
 
dependant
addicted to a drug
 
dependant
contingent on something else
 
dependent
relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed
 
dependent
held from above and hanging down
 
dependent
being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
 
dependent
(of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence
 
depicted
represented graphically by sketch or design or lines
 
depilatory
able to remove hair or render hairless
 
depilous
completely hairless
 
depletable
capable of being depleted
 
depleted
no longer sufficient
 
deplorable
bad; unfortunate
 
deplorable
of very poor quality or condition
 
depopulated
having lost inhabitants as by war or disease
 
depraved
deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
 
deprecative
given to expressing disapproval
 
depreciating
tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value
 
depressant
capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
 
depressed
flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces
 
depressed
lower than previously
 
deprived
marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences
 
derisive
abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
 
derivable
capable of being derived
 
derivational
characterized by inflections indicating a semantic relation between a word and its base
 
derivative
resulting from or employing derivation
 
derived
formed or developed from something else; not original
 
derogative
expressive of low opinion
 
descendant
proceeding by descent from an ancestor
 
descendant
going or coming down
 
descending
coming down or downward
 
describable
capable of being described
 
described
represented in words especially with sharpness and detail
 
descriptive
serving to describe or inform or characterized by description
 
descriptive
of or relating to an approach to linguistic analysis that aims at the description of a language's forms, structures and usage
 
desecrated
treated with disrespect and contempt
 
desegrated
rid of segregation; having had segregation ended
 
desensitising
making less susceptible or sensitive to either physical or emotional stimuli
 
deserved
properly deserved
 
deserving
(often used ironically) worthy of being treated in a particular way
 
desiccated
thoroughly dried out
 
designate
appointed but not yet installed in office
 
designative
serving to designate
 
designed
done or made or performed with purpose and intent
 
designing
concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest
 
desirable
worth having or seeking or achieving
 
desirable
worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
 
desirous
having or expressing desire for something
 
deskbound
restricted to working in an office rather than in an active physical capacity
 
desolate
crushed by grief
 
despairing
arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
 
desperate
showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire
 
desperate
(of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair
 
desperate
fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
 
desperate
desperately determined
 
desperate
showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
 
despicable
morally reprehensible
 
despised
treated with dislike or contempt
 
despiteful
showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite
 
despoiled
having been robbed and destroyed by force and violence
 
despondent
without or almost without hope
 
despotic
ruled by or characteristic of a despot
 
destitute
poor enough to need help from others
 
destroyable
capable of being destroyed
 
destroyed
spoiled or ruined or demolished
 
destroyed
destroyed physically or morally
 
destructible
easily destroyed
 
destructive
causing destruction or much damage
 
destructive-metabolic
of or relating to catabolism
 
desultory
marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose; jumping from one thing to another
 
detachable
designed to be unfastened or disconnected without damage
 
detached
used of buildings; standing apart from others
 
detached
not fixed in position
 
detached
being or feeling set or kept apart from others
 
detached
no longer connected or joined
 
detached
lacking affection or warm feeling
 
detailed
developed or executed with care and in minute detail
 
detectable
capable of being detected
 
detectable
easily seen or detected
 
detected
perceived with the mind
 
detected
perceived or discerned
 
detergent
having cleansing power
 
determinable
capable of being determined or limited or fixed
 
determinate
precisely determined or limited or defined; especially fixed by rule or by a specific and constant cause
 
determinate
not continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex
 
determined
having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation
 
determined
characterized by great determination
 
determined
devoting full strength and concentrated attention to
 
determined
determined or decided upon as by an authority
 
deterministic
an inevitable consequence of antecedent sufficient causes
 
deterrent
tending to deter
 
detonative
exploding almost instantaneously
 
detractive
causing to decrease in importance or value
 
deuteranopic
inability to see the color green or to distinguish green and purplish-red
 
developed
being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful
 
developed
(of real estate) made more useful and profitable as by building or laying out roads
 
developed
(used of societies) having high industrial development
 
developing
relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply
 
devil-may-care
marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness
 
devilish
showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil
 
devilish
playful in an appealingly bold way
 
devious
indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading
 
devious
characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive
 
devoted
(followed by `to') dedicated exclusively to a purpose or use
 
devoted
zealous in devotion or affection
 
devotional
relating to worship
 
devout
deeply religious
 
dexter
on or starting from the wearer's right
 
dextral
of or on the right
 
dextral
preferring to use right foot or hand or eye
 
dextrorotary
rotating to the right
 
dextrorsal
spiraling upward from left to right
 
diabatic
involving a transfer of heat
 
diabetic
suffering from diabetes
 
diachronic
used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time
 
diacritic
capable of distinguishing
 
diadromous
(used of fish) migratory between fresh and salt waters
 
diagnosable
capable of being diagnosed
 
diagnostic
characteristic or indicative of a disease
 
diagonal
connecting two nonadjacent corners of a plane figure or any two corners of a solid that are not in the same face
 
diagrammatic
shown or represented by diagrams
 
diametric
characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
 
dianoetic
proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
 
diarrheal
of or relating to diarrhea
 
diatonic
based on the standard major or minor scales consisting of 5 tones and 2 semitones without modulation by accidentals
 
diatonic
based on or using the five tones and two semitones of the major or minor scales of western music
 
dichotomous
divided or dividing into two sharply distinguished parts or classifications
 
dickey
(British informal) faulty
 
diclinous
having pistils and stamens in separate flowers
 
dicotyledonous
(of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed
 
didactic
instructive (especially excessively)
 
die-cast
formed by forcing molten metal into a die
 
die-hard
tradition-bound and obstinately opinionated
 
diestrous
(of animals that have several estrous cycles in one breeding season) in a period of sexual inactivity
 
different
distinct or separate
 
different
unlike in nature or quality or form or degree
 
different
distinctly separate from the first
 
different
differing from all others; not ordinary
 
differentiable
capable of being perceived as different
 
differentiated
made different (especially in the course of development) or shown to be different
 
differentiated
exhibiting biological specialization; adapted during development to a specific function or environment
 
difficult
not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
 
difficult
hard to control
 
diffident
showing modest reserve
 
diffident
lacking self-confidence
 
diffuse
lacking conciseness
 
diffuse
spread out; not concentrated in one place
 
diffuse
(of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
 
diffused
(of light rays) subjected to scattering by reflection from a rough surface or transmission through a translucent material
 
diffusing
spreading by diffusion
 
digestible
capable of being converted into assimilable condition in the alimentary canal
 
dighted
dressed or adorned (as for battle)
 
digital
of a circuit or device that represents magnitudes in digits
 
digitate
resembling a finger
 
digitigrade
(of mammals) walking on the toes with the posterior part of the foot raised (as cats, dogs, and horses do)
 
dignified
having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance
 
dignified
having or showing self-esteem
 
dignifying
investing with dignity or honor
 
digressive
(of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
 
digressive
of superficial relevance if any
 
dilatory
wasting time
 
dilettante
showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish
 
diligent
characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks
 
diligent
quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
 
dilute
reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity
 
dim
made dim or less bright
 
dim
lacking clarity or distinctness
 
dim
lacking in light; not bright or harsh
 
dim-sighted
having greatly reduced vision
 
dim-witted
lacking mental capacity and subtlety
 
dimensional
having dimension--the quality or character or stature proper to a person
 
dimensioning
indicating or determining size and position in space
 
diminished
(of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval
 
diminished
impaired by diminution
 
diminishing
becoming smaller or less or appearing to do so
 
dingy
(of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear
 
dinky
(British informal) pretty and neat
 
dinky
small and unimpressive
 
dioecian
having male and female reproductive organs in separate plants or animals
 
diploid
of a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number
 
diplomatic
using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people
 
dipped
having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)
 
direct
direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short
 
direct
similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity
 
direct
moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
 
direct
straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
 
direct
(of a current) flowing in one direction only
 
direct
lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact
 
direct
being an immediate result or consequence
 
direct
in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child
 
direct
having no intervening persons, agents, conditions
 
direct
in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker
 
directed
manageable by a supervising agent
 
directed
(often used in combination) having a specified direction
 
directing
showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on
 
dirigible
capable of being steered or directed
 
dirt cheap
very cheap
 
dirt
(of roads) not leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel
 
dirty
expressing or revealing hostility or dislike
 
dirty
unpleasantly stormy
 
dirty
(of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
 
dirty
vile; despicable
 
dirty
(of a manuscript) defaced with changes
 
dirty
obtained illegally or by improper means
 
dirty
contaminated with infecting organisms
 
dirty
unethical or dishonest
 
dirty
soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
 
dirty-faced
having a dirty face
 
dirty-minded
having lewd thoughts
 
disabled
having restricted mental or physical functioning as a consequence of injury or illness
 
disabling
depriving of legal right; rendering legally disqualified
 
disabused
freed of a mistaken or misguided notion
 
disadvantageous
involving or creating circumstances detrimental to success or effectiveness
 
disaffected
discontented as toward authority
 
disagreeable
not to your liking
 
disagreeable
unpleasant to interact with
 
disagreeable
not agreeing with your tastes or expectations
 
disappointing
not up to expectations
 
disapproving
expressing or manifesting disapproval
 
disarming
capable of allaying hostility
 
disarranged
having the arrangement disturbed; not in order
 
disarrayed
in disarray
 
disavowable
capable of being disavowed
 
disbelieving
denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion
 
discalceate
(used of certain religious orders) barefoot or wearing only sandals
 
discernable
perceptible by the senses or intellect
 
discernible
capable of being perceived clearly
 
discernible
capable of being seen or noticed
 
discerning
able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive
 
discerning
having or revealing keen insight and good judgment
 
discerning
unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic
 
discharged
having lost your job
 
disciform
having a round or oval shape like a disc
 
disciplined
trained mentally or physically by instruction or exercise
 
disciplined
obeying the rules
 
disclike
having a flat circular shape
 
disclosed
made known (especially something secret or concealed)
 
discombobulated
having self-possession upset; thrown into confusion
 
discomposed
having your composure disturbed
 
disconcerting
causing an emotional disturbance
 
disconfirming
establishing as invalid or untrue
 
disconfirming
not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition
 
disconnected
not plugged in or connected to a power source
 
disconnected
having been divided; having the unity destroyed
 
disconnected
(music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply
 
disconsolate
sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled
 
discontent
showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing
 
discontinued
stopped permanently or temporarily
 
discontinuous
of a function or curve; possessing one or more discontinuities
 
discontinuous
not continuing without interruption in time or space
 
discordant
not in agreement or harmony
 
discordant
lacking in harmony
 
discouraged
lacking in resolution
 
discouraging
expressing disapproval in order to dissuade
 
discouraging
depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action
 
discourteous
showing no courtesy; rude
 
discourteous
lacking social graces
 
discreditable
tending to bring discredit or disrepute; blameworthy
 
discredited
suffering shame
 
discreet
marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint
 
discrepant
not compatible with other facts
 
discrepant
not in agreement
 
discrete
constituting a separate entity or part
 
discretional
having or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment
 
discretionary
(especially of funds) not earmarked; available for use as needed
 
discriminable
capable of being discriminated
 
discriminate
marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions
 
discriminating
showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste
 
discriminative
capable of making fine distinctions
 
discriminative
expressing careful judgment
 
discriminatory
containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice
 
discriminatory
manifesting partiality
 
discriminatory
being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand
 
disdainful
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
 
diseased
caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology
 
disenchanted
freed from enchantment
 
disenchanting
freeing from illusion or false belief
 
disenfranchised
deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote
 
disentangled
straightened out
 
disfigured
having the appearance spoiled
 
disgraceful
giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
 
disgruntled
in a state of sulky dissatisfaction
 
disgusted
having a strong distaste from surfeit
 
disgustful
highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
 
dished
shaped like a dish or pan
 
disheveled
in disarray; extremely disorderly
 
dishonest
deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
 
dishonorable
lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor
 
dishy
(informal British) sexually attractive
 
disillusioned
freed from illusion
 
disinclined
unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval
 
disinherited
deprived of your rightful heritage
 
disintegrable
capable of melting
 
disintegrative
tending to cause breakup into constituent elements or parts
 
disinterested
unaffected by self-interest
 
disjoined
have the connection undone; having become separate
 
disjoint
having no elements in common
 
disjointed
taken apart at the joints
 
disjointed
separated at the joint
 
disjunct
progressing melodically by intervals larger than a major second
 
disjunct
used of distributions, as of statistical or natural populations
 
disjunct
having deep constrictions separating head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects
 
disjunct
marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements
 
disjunctive
serving or tending to divide or separate
 
dislikable
such as to provoke dislike
 
disliked
regarded with aversion
 
dislogistic
expressing disapproval
 
disloyal
deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle
 
disloyal
showing lack of love for your country
 
dismissible
subject to dismissal
 
dismissive
showing indifference or disregard
 
dismissive
stopping to associate with
 
disobedient
not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
 
disobedient
unwilling to submit to authority
 
disobliging
intentionally unaccommodating
 
disordered
not arranged in order
 
disorderly
undisciplined and unruly
 
disorderly
in utter disorder
 
disorganised
lacking order or methodical arrangement or function
 
disorienting
causing loss of physical or intellectual bearings
 
disparate
including markedly dissimilar elements
 
disparate
fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind
 
dispensable
capable of being dispensed with or done without
 
dispensed
distributed or weighted out in carefully determined portions
 
dispersed
distributed or spread over a considerable extent
 
dispirited
marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
 
displeased
not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure
 
displeasing
causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities
 
disposable
designed to be disposed of after use
 
disposable
free or available for use or disposition
 
disposed
having made preparations
 
dispossessed
physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security
 
disproportional
out of proportion
 
disproportionate
not proportionate
 
disputed
subject to disagreement and debate
 
disqualified
disqualified by law or rule or provision
 
disqualified
barred from competition for violation of rules
 
disquieted
afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
 
disquieting
causing mental discomfort
 
disregarded
not noticed inadvertently
 
disreputable
lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
 
disrespectful
exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous
 
disrupted
marked by breaks or gaps
 
disruptive
characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
 
dissentient
disagreeing, especially with a majority
 
dissentient
(of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
 
dissentious
dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)
 
dissident
characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
 
dissilient
bursting open with force, as do some ripe seed vessels
 
dissimilar
not similar
 
dissimilar
not alike or similar
 
dissimulative
concealing under a false appearance with the intent to deceive
 
dissociable
capable of being divided or dissociated
 
dissociative
tending to produce dissociation
 
dissoluble
capable of dissolving
 
dissolved
(of solid matter) reduced to a liquid form
 
dissonant
characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved
 
dissuasive
deterring from action
 
distaff
characteristic of or peculiar to a woman
 
distal
situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone
 
distal
directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
 
distant
separated in space or coming from or going to a distance
 
distant
far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship
 
distant
located far away spatially
 
distant
separate or apart in time
 
distasteful
not pleasing in odor or taste
 
distensible
capable of being distended; able to stretch and expand
 
distinct
easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
 
distinct
(often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
 
distinctive
of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing
 
distinguishable
capable of being perceived as different or distinct
 
distinguished
(used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
 
distinguished
used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person
 
distortable
capable of having the meaning altered or twisted
 
distorted
having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented
 
distracted
having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety
 
distraught
deeply agitated especially from emotion
 
distressed
generalized feeling of distress
 
distressed
facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
 
distressed
suffering severe physical strain or distress
 
distressful
causing distress or worry or anxiety
 
distributed
spread out or scattered about or divided up
 
distributive
serving to distribute or allot or disperse
 
distrustful
having or showing distrust
 
disturbed
having the place or position changed
 
disturbed
emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships
 
disused
no longer in use
 
disyllabic
having or characterized by or consisting of two syllables
 
diurnal
having a daily cycle or occurring every day
 
diurnal
of or belonging to or active during the day
 
divergent
diverging from another or from a standard
 
divergent
tending to move apart in different directions
 
divers
many and different
 
diverse
distinctly dissimilar or unlike
 
diversified
having variety of character or form or components; or having increased variety
 
diversionary
(of tactics e.g.) likely or designed to confuse or deceive
 
dividable
can be divided usually without leaving a remainder
 
divided
separated into parts or pieces
 
divided
distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose
 
divided
having a median strip or island between lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions
 
divinatory
resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
 
divine
devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity
 
divine
being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods
 
divine
being or having the nature of a god
 
divine
appropriate to or befitting a god
 
divine
emanating from God
 
divine
resulting from divine providence
 
divisible
capable of being or liable to be divided or separated
 
divisional
constituting a division or an aliquot part of the basic monetary unit
 
divisional
serving to divide or marking a division
 
divorced
of someone whose marriage has been legally dissolved
 
dizzy
having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling
 
do-it-yourself
done by yourself
 
do-nothing
characterized by inability or unwillingness to work toward a goal or assume responsibility
 
docile
willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed
 
docile
easily handled or managed
 
docile
ready and willing to be taught
 
doctrinaire
stubbornly insistent on theory without regard for practicality or suitability
 
documentary
(of film, television, radio, or photography) depicting a real-life event using images or interviews with people involved in the event
 
documented
furnished with or supported by documents
 
doddering
mentally or physically infirm with age
 
dog-eared
worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down
 
dog-sized
having the approximate size of an average dog
 
dog-tired
drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
 
dogged
stubbornly unyielding
 
dogging
relentless and indefatigable in pursuit or as if in pursuit
 
doglike
resembling a dog; especially in devotion
 
dogmatic
characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
 
dolabrate
having the shape of the head of an ax or cleaver
 
doleful
filled with or evoking sadness
 
dolichocephalic
having a relatively long head with a cephalic index of under 75
 
dolled up
dressed in fancy or formal clothing
 
dolorous
showing sorrow
 
dome-shaped
having the shape of a dome
 
domed
having a hemispherical vault or dome
 
domestic
of or involving the home or family
 
domestic
of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation
 
domestic
produced in a particular country
 
domestic
converted or adapted to domestic use
 
domesticated
accustomed to home life
 
dominant
exercising influence or control
 
dominant
(of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar
 
dominant
most frequent or common
 
dominated
controlled or ruled by superior authority or power
 
dominated
harassed by persistent nagging
 
domineering
tending to domineer
 
done
cooked until ready to serve
 
done for
destroyed or killed
 
done for
doomed to extinction
 
done with
having no further concern with
 
done
having finished or arrived at completion
 
doomed
marked for certain death
 
doomed
(usually followed by `to') determined by tragic fate
 
doomed
marked by or promising bad fortune
 
door-to-door
(of e.g. journeys or deliveries) direct from point of origin to point of destination
 
door-to-door
omitting no one; from the door of one house to that of the next
 
doped
treated or impregnated with a foreign substance
 
doped
under the influence of narcotics
 
dormant
in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
 
dormant
(of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct
 
dormant
lying with head on paws as if sleeping
 
dormie
in match play a side that stands as many holes ahead as there are holes remaining to be played
 
dorsal
belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part
 
dorsoventral
extending from the back to the belly
 
dosed
treated with some kind of application
 
dotted
having a pattern of dots
 
double
used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements
 
double
large enough for two
 
double
twice as great or many
 
double
consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
 
double
having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
 
double
having two meanings with intent to deceive
 
double-barreled
having two purposes; twofold
 
double-barreled
having two barrels mounted side by side
 
double-bedded
having a double bed
 
double-breasted
(of clothing) fastened by lapping one edge of the front well over the other usually with a double row of buttons
 
double-chinned
having sagging folds of flesh beneath the chin or lower jaw
 
double-edged
capable of being interpreted in two usually contradictory ways
 
double-faced
(of fabrics) having faces on both sides
 
double-geared
equipped with compound gearing consisting of 2 pinions and 2 wheels in mesh to increase the mechanical advantage
 
double-jointed
having unusually flexible joints especially of the limbs or fingers
 
double-quick
(of a marching cadence) very quick
 
double-spaced
(of type or print) having a blank line between lines of type
 
doubtful
fraught with uncertainty or doubt
 
doubtful
open to doubt or suspicion
 
doubtful
unsettled in mind or opinion
 
doubting
marked by or given to doubt
 
doughy
having the consistency of dough because of insufficient leavening or improper cooking
 
dour
harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
 
dovish
opposed to war
 
dowdy
lacking in smartness or taste
 
dowdy
primly out of date
 
dowered
supplied with a dower or dowry
 
dowerless
lacking a dowry
 
down
not functioning (temporarily or permanently)
 
down
shut
 
down
being put out by a strikeout
 
down
being or moving lower in position or less in some value
 
down
becoming progressively lower
 
down
understood perfectly
 
down
extending or moving from a higher to a lower place
 
down-and-out
lacking resources (or any prospect of resources)
 
down-to-earth
sensible and practical
 
downbound
heading in any direction that is conventionally down
 
downcast
directed downward
 
downfield
toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field
 
downlike
like down or as soft as down
 
downmarket
designed for low-income consumers
 
downright
characterized by plain blunt honesty
 
downscale
intended for people with low incomes
 
downstage
of the front half of a stage
 
downstair
on or of lower floors of a building
 
downstream
in the direction of a stream's current
 
downtown
of or located in the lower part of a town, or in the business center
 
downtrodden
abused or oppressed by people in power
 
downward
on or toward a surface regarded as a base
 
downward-arching
curving downward
 
downwind
towards the side away from the wind
 
downy
covered with fine soft hairs or down
 
dozy
half asleep
 
drab
lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
 
drab
of a light brownish green color
 
drab
lacking brightness or color; dull
 
drafty
not airtight
 
dragging
marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner
 
drained
emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid)
 
drained
very tired
 
draining
having a debilitating effect
 
dramatic
used of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style
 
dramatic
suitable to or characteristic of drama
 
dramatic
sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
 
draped
covered in folds of cloth
 
drastic
forceful and extreme and rigorous
 
drawn
having the curtains or draperies closed or pulled shut
 
drawn-out
(used of speech) uttered slowly with prolonged vowels
 
drawn-out
relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
 
dreadful
extremely disagreeable and unpleasant
 
dreamed
conceived of or imagined or hoped for
 
dreamless
untroubled by dreams
 
dreamlike
resembling a dream
 
dreamy
lacking spirit or liveliness
 
dreamy
dreamy in mood or nature
 
drenched
abundantly covered or supplied with; often used in combination
 
dress
(of an occasion) requiring formal clothes
 
dress
suitable for formal occasions
 
dressed
treated with medications and protective covering
 
dressed
(of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth
 
dressy
in fancy clothing
 
dried
not still wet
 
dried-up
depleted of water
 
dried-up
(used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
 
drill-like
resembling a drill
 
drilled
trained in a skill by repetitious practice
 
drinkable
suitable for drinking
 
drip-dry
used of fabrics that do not require ironing
 
drip-dry
treated so as to be easily or quickly washed and dried and requiring little or no ironing
 
dripless
designed to prevent dripping
 
drippy
leaking in drops
 
drippy
wet with light rain
 
driven
compelled forcibly by an outside agency
 
driven
urged or forced to action through moral pressure
 
driving
acting with vigor
 
driving
having the power of driving or impelling
 
drizzling
(of rain) falling lightly in very small drops
 
droll
comical in an odd or whimsical manner
 
drooping
hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)
 
drooping
weak from exhaustion
 
dropping
coming down freely under the influence of gravity
 
dropsical
swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid
 
drowsy
showing lack of attention or boredom
 
drudging
doing arduous or unpleasant work
 
drug-free
characteristic of a person not taking illegal drugs or of a place where no illegal drugs are used
 
drugless
without the use of drugs
 
drum-like
shaped in a form resembling a drum
 
drumhead
performed speedily and without formality
 
drunk
stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
 
drunk
as if under the influence of alcohol
 
dry
without a mucous or watery discharge
 
dry
having a large proportion of strong liquor
 
dry
lacking warmth or emotional involvement
 
dry
(of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish
 
dry
having no adornment or coloration
 
dry
unproductive especially of the expected results
 
dry
not shedding tears
 
dry
free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet
 
dry
not producing milk
 
dry
opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
 
dry
lacking moisture or volatile components
 
dry
(of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
 
dry
used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones
 
dry
humorously sarcastic or mocking
 
dry
lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless
 
dry
practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
 
dry-cleaned
cleaned with chemical solvents
 
dry-eyed
free from tears
 
dry-shod
having or keeping the feet or shoes dry
 
dual
a grammatical number category referring to two items or units as opposed to one item (singular) or more than two items (plural)
 
dual-purpose
designed for or serving two purposes
 
dubious
not convinced
 
duckbill
having a beak resembling that of a duck
 
ductile
easily influenced
 
ductile
capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
 
dud
failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive
 
due
scheduled to arrive
 
due
owed and payable immediately or on demand
 
due
suitable to or expected in the circumstances
 
dulcet
extremely pleasant in a gentle way
 
dulcet
pleasing to the ear
 
dull
(of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted
 
dull
emitting or reflecting very little light
 
dull
not having a sharp edge or point
 
dull
not keenly felt
 
dull
lacking in liveliness or animation
 
dull
blunted in responsiveness or sensibility
 
dull
darkened with overcast
 
dull
being or made softer or less loud or clear
 
dull
(of business) not active or brisk
 
dull
not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft
 
dull-purple
of a dull shade of purple
 
dull-white
of a dull shade of white
 
dulled
deprived of color
 
dumb
lacking the power of human speech
 
dumb
unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
 
dumb
temporarily incapable of speaking
 
dumbfounded
as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise
 
dummy
having the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function
 
dumpy
short and plump
 
dun
of a dull greyish brown to brownish grey color
 
dun-colored
having a dun color
 
duodecimal
based on twelve
 
duplex
(used technically of a device or process) having two parts
 
duplex
allowing communication in opposite directions simultaneously
 
duplicable
capable of being duplicated
 
duplicate
identically copied from an original
 
duplicate
being two identical
 
durable
very long lasting
 
durable
existing for a long time
 
durable
capable of withstanding wear and tear and decay
 
dusky
lighted by or as if by twilight
 
dust-covered
covered with a layer of dust
 
dustlike
as fine and powdery as dust
 
duteous
willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect
 
dutiable
subject to import tax
 
duty-bound
under a moral obligation to do something
 
duty-free
exempt from duty
 
dwarfish
atypically small
 
dwindling
gradually decreasing until little remains
 
dying
in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be
 
dynamic
characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
 
dysfunctional
impaired in function; especially of a bodily system or organ
 
dysfunctional
(of a trait or condition) failing to serve an adjustive purpose
 
dyslectic
having impaired ability to comprehend written words usually associated with a neurologic disorder
 
dyspeptic
suffering from dyspepsia
 
dysphemistic
of or the nature of dysphemism
 
dystopian
as bad as can be; characterized by human misery
 
each
(used of count nouns) every one considered individually
 
eager
having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy
 
eagle-eyed
capable of seeing to a great distance
 
eared
having ears (or appendages resembling ears) or having ears of a specified kind; often used in combination
 
earless
lacking external ears
 
earlier
(comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early
 
early
at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
 
early
being or occurring at an early stage of development
 
early
of an early stage in the development of a language or literature
 
early
very young
 
early
expected in the near future
 
early
belonging to the distant past
 
early-blooming
of plants that bloom during the spring
 
earlyish
being somewhat early
 
earned
gained or acquired; especially through merit or as a result of effort or action
 
earnest
characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
 
earthborn
springing from or born on the earth
 
earthborn
connected with earthly life; of earthly origin
 
earthborn
of earthly origin (as mortals are)
 
earthbound
confined to the earth
 
earthbound
lacking wit or imagination
 
earthlike
resembling or characteristic of earth
 
earthlike
earth colored; of something having a color of soil or earth
 
earthly
of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven
 
earthshaking
loud enough to shake the very earth
 
earthshaking
sufficiently significant to affect the whole world
 
earthy
not far removed from or suggestive of nature
 
earthy
hearty and lusty
 
east
situated in or facing or moving toward the east
 
east-central
of a region of the United States generally including Kentucky, West Virginia
 
eastbound
moving toward the east
 
easterly
from the east; used especially of winds
 
easterly
lying in or toward the east
 
eastern
lying toward or situated in the east
 
eastern
of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States
 
eastern
relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world
 
easternmost
farthest to the east
 
eastside
of the eastern part of a city e.g. Manhattan
 
easy
free from worry or anxiety
 
easy
posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
 
easy
affording comfort
 
easy
obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally
 
easy
less in demand and therefore readily obtainable
 
easy
affording pleasure
 
easy
readily exploited or tricked
 
easy
not hurried or forced
 
easy
marked by moderate steepness
 
easy
having little impact
 
easy
casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
 
easygoing
relaxed and informal in attitude or standards
 
ebon
of a very dark black
 
ebullient
joyously unrestrained
 
eccentric
not having a common center; not concentric
 
eccrine
(of exocrine glands) producing a clear aqueous secretion without releasing part of the secreting cell; important in regulating body temperature
 
ecdemic
of or relating to a disease that originates outside the locality in which it occurs
 
echoic
like or characteristic of an echo
 
echoic
(of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound
 
echoing
(of sounds) repeating by reflection
 
echoless
having or producing no echo
 
echt
not fake or counterfeit
 
eclectic
selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
 
economic
financially rewarding
 
economic
concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money)
 
economic
using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness
 
economical
avoiding waste
 
ecstatic
feeling great rapture or delight
 
ectomorphic
having a build with little fat or muscle but with long limbs
 
ectothermic
of animals except birds and mammals; having body temperature that varies with the environment
 
ecumenic
concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions
 
edacious
devouring or craving food in great quantities
 
edental
having few if any teeth
 
edentulous
having lost teeth
 
edged
having a specified kind of border or edge
 
edged
having a cutting edge or especially an edge or edges as specified; often used in combination
 
edgeless
lacking a cutting edge
 
edgy
being in a tense state
 
edified
instructed and encouraged in moral, intellectual, and spiritual improvement
 
edifying
enlightening or uplifting so as to encourage intellectual or moral improvement
 
edited
improved or corrected by critical editing
 
educated
possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)
 
educated
characterized by full comprehension of the problem involved
 
educational
providing knowledge
 
educative
resulting in education
 
eel-shaped
shaped in the form of an eel
 
eellike
resembling an eel in being long and thin and sinuous
 
eerie
suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious
 
eerie
inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening
 
effaceable
capable of being effaced
 
effective
ready for service
 
effective
works well as a means or remedy
 
effective
existing in fact; not theoretical; real
 
effective
producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
 
effective
able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
 
effective
exerting force or influence
 
effectual
having legal efficacy or force
 
efferent
of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS
 
effervescent
(of a liquid) giving off bubbles
 
effervescent
used of wines and waters; charged naturally or artificially with carbon dioxide
 
effete
deprived of vigor and the ability to be effective
 
effete
affected, overrefined, and effeminate
 
efficacious
marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect
 
efficient
being effective without wasting time or effort or expense
 
effluent
that is flowing outward
 
effortful
requiring great physical effort
 
effortless
requiring or apparently requiring no effort
 
effusive
extravagantly demonstrative
 
egg-filled
full of eggs
 
egg-producing
capable of producing eggs and bearing offspring
 
egg-shaped
rounded like an egg
 
egocentric
limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
 
egotistic
characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
 
eidetic
of visual imagery of almost photographic accuracy
 
eight-day
lasting for eight days
 
eight-sided
having eight sides
 
eightfold
having eight units or components
 
eightpenny
used of nail size; 2 1/2 in or 6.4 cm long
 
elaborate
marked by complexity and richness of detail
 
elastic
capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy
 
elastic
able to adjust readily to different conditions
 
elasticised
made with strands or inserts of elastic
 
elated
exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
 
elated
full of high-spirited delight
 
elating
making lively and joyful
 
elder
used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son
 
eldest
first in order of birth
 
eldritch
suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
 
elect
elected but not yet installed in office
 
elect
selected as the best
 
elected
subject to popular election
 
elective
not compulsory
 
electoral
relating to or composed of electors
 
electric
(of a situation) exceptionally tense
 
electric
affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling
 
electrifying
causing a surge of emotion or excitement
 
electronegative
having a negative charge
 
electroneutral
having no net electric charge
 
electropositive
having a positive charge
 
elegant
refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
 
elegant
displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution
 
elegant
suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
 
elegiac
expressing sorrow often for something past
 
elementary
easy and not involved or complicated
 
elephantine
of great mass; huge and bulky
 
elevated
raised above the ground
 
elevated
of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
 
elevated
increased in amount or degree
 
eleven-sided
having eleven sides
 
elfin
usually good-naturedly mischievous
 
elfin
small and delicate
 
elfin
suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness
 
elicited
called forth from a latent or potential state by stimulation
 
eligible
qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
 
ellipsoid
having the nature or shape of an ellipsoid
 
elliptic
(of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse
 
elliptic
characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements
 
elocutionary
(used of style of speaking) overly embellished
 
elongate
having notably more length than width; being long and slender
 
elongate
(of a leaf shape) long and narrow
 
elongated
drawn out or made longer spatially
 
eloquent
expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
 
elusive
skillful at eluding capture
 
elusive
difficult to describe
 
elusive
difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
 
emancipated
free from traditional social restraints
 
emancipative
tending to set free
 
emarginate
having a notched tip
 
embarrassed
made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride
 
embarrassing
causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation
 
embattled
prepared for battle
 
embattled
(of a person) beset by difficulties or conflict
 
embedded
inserted as an integral part of a surrounding whole
 
embedded
enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass
 
embezzled
taken for your own use in violation of a trust
 
emblematic
serving as a visible symbol for something abstract
 
emblematic
being or serving as an illustration of a type
 
emboldened
made bold or courageous
 
embroiled
deeply involved especially in something complicated
 
embryologic
of an organism prior to birth or hatching
 
embryonic
in an early stage of development
 
emergent
occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action
 
emergent
coming into existence
 
emerging
coming to maturity
 
emeritus
honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus'
 
eminent
standing above others in quality or position
 
eminent
of imposing height; especially standing out above others
 
emmetropic
of or relating to the normal condition of the eye in which visual images are in clear focus on the retina
 
emotional
of more than usual emotion
 
emotional
determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason
 
emotionless
unmoved by feeling
 
empathetic
showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states
 
emphasised
spoken with emphasis
 
emphatic
sudden and strong
 
emphatic
forceful and definite in expression or action
 
empiric
derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
 
employable
physically and mentally capable of working at a regular job and available
 
employed
having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary
 
employed
put to use
 
empowered
invested with legal power or official authority especially as symbolized by having a scepter
 
empty
emptied of emotion
 
empty
holding or containing nothing
 
empty
needing nourishment
 
empty
devoid of significance or force
 
empty-handed
carrying nothing in the hands
 
empty-handed
having acquired or gained nothing
 
empurpled
excessively elaborate or showily expressed
 
empyreal
inspiring awe
 
emulous
eager to surpass others
 
en deshabille
partly dressed in a loose or careless manner
 
en garde
(fencing) in a defensive stance
 
enabling
providing legal power or sanction
 
enamored
marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness
 
enate
related on the mother's side
 
enchanted
influenced as by charms or incantations
 
encircled
confined on all sides
 
encircling
being all around the edges; enclosing
 
enclosed
closed in or surrounded or included within
 
encomiastic
formally expressing praise
 
encouraging
giving courage or confidence or hope
 
encouraging
furnishing support and encouragement
 
encroaching
gradually intrusive without right or permission
 
encumbered
loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load
 
encyclical
intended for wide distribution
 
encyclopaedic
comprehensive in scope or content (as an encyclopedia)
 
end-rhymed
rhymed on the terminal syllables of the verses
 
end-stopped
(verse) having a rhetorical pause at the end of each line
 
end-to-end
with the end of one object in contact lengthwise with the end of another object
 
endangered
(of flora or fauna) in imminent danger of extinction
 
endemic
native to or confined to a certain region
 
endemic
of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality
 
endergonic
(biochemistry) of a process accompanied by or requiring the absorption of energy; the products of the process are of greater free energy than the reactants
 
endless
having the ends united so as to form a continuous whole
 
endless
infinitely great in number
 
endless
tiresomely long; seemingly without end
 
endocentric
fulfilling the grammatical role of one of its constituents
 
endoergic
(of a nuclear reaction) occurring with absorption of energy
 
endogamic
pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying onl