1. not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness

    Synonyms : disingenuous
  2. marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft

    Antonyms : artless
    Examples :
    • the artful dodger
    • an artful choice of metaphors


  1. deviating from the general or common order or type

    Examples :
    • advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe


  1. the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars

    Synonyms : apex of the sun's way, solar apex
    Antonyms : antapex
    Type Of : celestial point
  2. the highest point (of something)

    Synonyms : acme, peak, vertex
    Type Of : extreme point, extremum, extreme


  1. fearless daring

    Synonyms : audaciousness, temerity
    Type Of : hardiness, boldness, daring, hardihood
  2. aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery

    Synonyms : audaciousness
    Type Of : face, nerve, boldness, brass, cheek
    Examples :
    • he had the audacity to question my decision


  1. containing or expressing accusation

    Synonyms : accusative, accusatory, accusive
    Examples :
    • his accusing glare


  1. aimlessly drifting

    Synonyms : adrift, aimless, directionless, planless, rudderless, undirected
  2. covered with water

    Synonyms : awash, flooded, inundated, overflowing
    Examples :
    • the main deck was afloat (or awash)
  3. borne on the water; floating

    Antonyms : aground


  1. someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

    Synonyms : attender, tender
    Type Of : assistant, helper, supporter, help
  2. a person who is present and participates in a meeting

    Synonyms : attendee, attender, meeter
    Type Of : player, participant
  3. occurring with or following as a consequence

    Synonyms : accompanying, collateral, concomitant, consequent, ensuant, incidental, resultant, sequent
    Examples :
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • attendant circumstances
  4. an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another

    Synonyms : accompaniment, co-occurrence, concomitant
    Type Of : occurrent, happening, natural event, occurrence
  5. being present (at a meeting or event, etc.)

    Examples :
    • attendant members of the congregation


  1. a final climactic stage

    Synonyms : culmination
    Type Of : phase, stage
  2. apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth

    Antonyms : perigee
    Type Of : apoapsis, point of apoapsis


  1. the highest point (of something)

    Synonyms : apex, peak, vertex
    Type Of : extremum, extreme, extreme point
  2. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

    Synonyms : elevation, height, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, tiptop, top
    Type Of : stage, level, point, degree
    Examples :
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme


  1. passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores

    Synonyms : gangway
    Type Of : passageway
  2. a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)

    Type Of : passage
  3. part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns

    Type Of : area