asleep

  1. lacking sensation

    Synonyms : benumbed, numb
    Examples :
    • my foot is asleep
  2. dead

    Synonyms : at peace, at rest, deceased, departed, gone
  3. in a state of sleep

    Antonyms : awake
    Examples :
    • were all asleep when the phone rang
    • fell asleep at the wheel
  4. into a sleeping state

    Examples :
    • he fell asleep
  5. in the sleep of death

apocalyptic

  1. prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom

    Synonyms : apocalyptical, revelatory
  2. of or relating to an apocalypse

alphabet

  1. the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)

    Synonyms : abc, abc's, abcs, first principles, rudiments
    Type Of : basic principle, basics, fundamental principle, fundamentals, bedrock
  2. a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language

    Type Of : script, character set

adhesive

  1. a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together

    Synonyms : adhesive agent, adhesive material
    Type Of : stuff, material
  2. tending to adhere

    Antonyms : nonadhesive

apologist

  1. a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution

    Synonyms : justifier, vindicator
    Type Of : advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent
    Examples :
    • an apologist for capital punishment

akimbo

  1. (used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body

    Examples :
    • a tailor sitting with legs akimbo
    • stood with arms akimbo

antedates

  1. establish something as being earlier relative to something else

    Synonyms : foredate, predate
    Type Of : chronologise, chronologize
  2. be earlier in time; go back further

    Synonyms : antecede, forego, forgo, precede, predate

alienating

  1. causing hostility or loss of friendliness

    Examples :
    • her sudden alienating aloofness

annotate

  1. provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases

    Synonyms : comment, gloss
    Type Of : rede, interpret
    Examples :
    • He annotated on what his teacher had written
  2. add explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments

    Synonyms : footnote
    Type Of : write, compose, indite, pen
    Examples :
    • The scholar annotated the early edition of a famous novel

alimony

  1. court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated

    Synonyms : maintenance
    Type Of : support payment