1. (of persons) lacking art or knowledge

    Synonyms : uncultivated, uncultured
  2. characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious

    Synonyms : ingenuous
  3. showing lack of art

    Examples :
    • an artless translation
  4. simple and natural; without cunning or deceit

    Antonyms : artful
    Examples :
    • an artless manner
    • artless elegance


  1. inhabiting or frequenting trees

    Synonyms : arboreous, tree-living
    Antonyms : nonarboreal
    Examples :
    • arboreal apes
  2. resembling a tree in form and branching structure

    Synonyms : arboreous, arborescent, arboresque, arboriform, dendriform, dendroid, dendroidal, tree-shaped, treelike
  3. of or relating to or formed by trees

    Synonyms : arborary, arborical, arborous


  1. official approval

    Type Of : approval
  2. official recognition or approval

    Antonyms : disapprobation
    Type Of : approval, commendation


  1. resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable

    Synonyms : abyssal, unfathomable
  2. very great; limitless

    Examples :
    • abysmal misery
    • abysmal stupidity


  1. immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

    Synonyms : covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile
    Examples :
    • they are avaricious and will do anything for money


  1. to bring or combine together or with something else

    Synonyms : commix, mingle, mix, unify
    Type Of : change, alter, modify
  2. joined together into a whole

    Synonyms : amalgamated, coalesced, consolidated, fused
    Examples :
    • the amalgamated colleges constituted a university


  1. containing aphorisms or maxims

    Synonyms : axiomatic
  2. terse and witty and like a maxim

    Synonyms : apothegmatic, epigrammatic


  1. chronologically misplaced

    Synonyms : anachronic, anachronous
    Examples :
    • English public schools are anachronistic


  1. an increase by natural growth or addition

    Synonyms : accumulation
    Type Of : increment, growth, increase
  2. (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases

    Type Of : increase, growth, increment
  3. (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles

    Type Of : growth, increase, increment
  4. (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment

    Type Of : increment, increase, growth
  5. (law) an increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance)

    Type Of : heritage, inheritance
  6. something contributing to growth or increase

    Type Of : increase, addition, gain
    Examples :
    • he scraped away the accretions of paint
    • the central city surrounded by recent accretions


  1. equally skillful with each hand

    Synonyms : two-handed
    Antonyms : left-handed, right-handed
    Examples :
    • an ambidextrous surgeon
  2. marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

    Synonyms : deceitful, double-dealing, double-faced, double-tongued, duplicitous, janus-faced, two-faced