1. a cheerful and agreeable mood

    Synonyms : good humor, good humour, good temper
    Type Of : humour, temper, mood, humor
  2. a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)

    Synonyms : affability, affableness, amiableness, bonhomie, geniality
    Type Of : friendliness


  1. lacking professional skill or expertise

    Synonyms : amateurish, inexpert, unskilled
    Examples :
    • a very amateurish job
  2. engaged in as a pastime

    Synonyms : recreational, unpaid
    Examples :
    • an amateur painter
    • gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals
  3. an athlete who does not play for pay

    Antonyms : professional
    Type Of : jock, athlete
  4. someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

    Type Of : soul, individual, person, somebody, mortal, someone

ask in

  1. ask to enter

    Synonyms : invite
    Type Of : request, bespeak, call for, quest, ask for


  1. related to or dealing with or devoted to archaeology

    Synonyms : archaeologic, archaeological, archeologic


  1. an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

    Synonyms : complaint, ill
    Type Of : disorder, upset


  1. depending on free oxygen or air

    Synonyms : aerophilic, aerophilous
    Antonyms : anaerobic
    Examples :
    • aerobic fermentation
  2. based on or using the principles of aerobics; enhancing respiratory and circulatory efficiency

    Antonyms : anaerobic
    Examples :
    • aerobic dance
    • running is very aerobic


  1. someone who originates or causes or initiates something

    Synonyms : generator, source
    Type Of : shaper, maker
  2. writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

    Synonyms : writer
    Type Of : communicator
  3. be the author of

    Type Of : indite, write, compose, pen
    Examples :
    • She authored this play


  1. a particular environment or surrounding influence

    Synonyms : ambiance, ambience
    Type Of : status, condition
    Examples :
    • there was an atmosphere of excitement
  2. the mass of air surrounding the Earth

    Synonyms : air
    Type Of : part, region
    Examples :
    • there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere
  3. the weather or climate at some place

    Synonyms : atmospheric state
    Type Of : conditions, weather, weather condition, atmospheric condition
    Examples :
    • the atmosphere was thick with fog
  4. a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

    Synonyms : air, aura
    Type Of : quality
    Examples :
    • an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters
  5. a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade

    Synonyms : atm, standard atmosphere, standard pressure
    Type Of : pressure unit
  6. the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body

    Type Of : gas


  1. a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body

    Synonyms : arteria, arterial blood vessel
    Type Of : blood vessel
  2. a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic

    Type Of : thoroughfare


  1. sclerosis of the arterial walls

    Synonyms : arterial sclerosis, coronary-artery disease, hardening of the arteries, induration of the arteries
    Type Of : induration, sclerosis