amorphous

  1. having no definite form or distinct shape

    Synonyms : formless, shapeless
    Examples :
    • amorphous clouds of insects
  2. without real or apparent crystalline form

    Synonyms : uncrystallised, uncrystallized
    Examples :
    • an amorphous mineral
    • amorphous structure
  3. lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies

    Synonyms : unstructured
  4. (of a group of people or an organization) unorganized or unfocused

    Examples :
    • A mob is an amorphous crowd of people without ideals, a sum of individuals in which each lives for himself
  5. unclear because vague or badly organized

    Examples :
    • Her vague, amorphous statement of her predicament was part of what made it so hard for her to solve it

amity

  1. a cordial disposition

    Synonyms : cordiality
    Type Of : friendliness
  2. a state of friendship and cordiality

    Type Of : peace

amiable

  1. disposed to please

    Synonyms : good-humored, good-humoured
    Examples :
    • an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin
  2. diffusing warmth and friendliness

    Synonyms : affable, cordial, genial
    Examples :
    • an amiable gathering

amelioration

  1. the act of relieving ills and changing for the better

    Synonyms : betterment, melioration
    Type Of : improvement

ameliorate

  1. get better

    Synonyms : better, improve, meliorate
    Type Of : turn, change state
  2. to make better

    Synonyms : amend, better, improve, meliorate
    Type Of : alter, modify, change

ambulatory

  1. able to walk about

    Synonyms : ambulant
    Examples :
    • the patient is ambulatory
  2. a covered walkway (as in a cloister)

    Type Of : paseo, walk, walkway
    Examples :
    • it has an ambulatory and seven chapels
  3. relating to or adapted for walking

    Examples :
    • an ambulatory corridor

ambivalence

  1. mixed feelings or emotions

    Synonyms : ambivalency
    Type Of : feeling

ambiguous

  1. open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead

    Synonyms : equivocal
    Examples :
    • the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates
  2. having more than one possible meaning

    Antonyms : unambiguous
    Examples :
    • ambiguous words
    • frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy
  3. having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns

    Examples :
    • an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference
    • ambiguous inkblots

ambiguity

  1. unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning

    Synonyms : equivocalness
    Antonyms : unambiguity
    Type Of : unclearness
  2. an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context

    Type Of : saying, locution, expression

amass

  1. get or gather together

    Synonyms : accumulate, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up
    Type Of : salt away, hive away, store, put in, stack away, stash away, lay in
    Examples :
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
  2. collect or gather

    Synonyms : accumulate, conglomerate, cumulate, gather, pile up
    Type Of : increase