1. a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

    Synonyms : barbarian, churl, goth, peasant, tike, tyke
    Type Of : disagreeable person, unpleasant person


  1. flattery intended to persuade

    Synonyms : cajolery, palaver
    Type Of : flattery
  2. the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery

    Synonyms : wheedling
    Type Of : enticement, temptation


  1. resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

    Synonyms : beastly, brutal, brute, brutish
    Examples :
    • a bestial nature
    • bestial treatment of prisoners


  1. a cap with no brim or bill; made of soft cloth

    Type Of : cap


  1. censure severely or angrily

    Synonyms : bawl out, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, scold, take to task, trounce
    Type Of : knock, criticise, pick apart, criticize


  1. leave or give by will after one's death

    Synonyms : leave, will
    Antonyms : disinherit
    Type Of : gift, give, present
    Examples :
    • My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry


  1. a kind act

    Synonyms : kindness
    Type Of : action
  2. the quality of being kind and gentle

    Synonyms : benignancy, graciousness
    Type Of : good, goodness


  1. pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence

    Synonyms : benignant
    Antonyms : malign
    Examples :
    • a benign smile
    • the benign sky
    • the benign influence of pure air
  2. kindness of disposition or manner

    Examples :
    • the benign ruler of millions
    • benign intentions
  3. not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)

    Antonyms : malignant


  1. generous in assistance to the poor

    Synonyms : beneficent, eleemosynary, philanthropic
    Examples :
    • a benevolent contributor
  2. generous in providing aid to others

    Synonyms : freehearted
  3. showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

    Synonyms : charitable, good-hearted, kindly, large-hearted, openhearted, sympathetic
  4. intending or showing kindness

    Examples :
    • a benevolent society


  1. regret strongly

    Synonyms : bewail, deplore, lament
    Type Of : complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off