1. in a blunt direct manner

    Synonyms : bluffly, bluntly, flat out, roundly


  1. ban from a place of residence, as for punishment

    Synonyms : ban
    Type Of : expel, throw out, kick out
  2. expel, as if by official decree

    Synonyms : bar, relegate
    Type Of : expel, kick out, throw out
    Examples :
    • he was banished from his own country
  3. expel from a community or group

    Synonyms : ban, blackball, cast out, ostracise, ostracize, shun
    Type Of : expel, throw out, kick out
  4. drive away

    Type Of : drive out, chase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, run off, turn back
    Examples :
    • banish bad thoughts
    • banish gloom


  1. resist

    Synonyms : go against
    Type Of : oppose, react
    Examples :
    • buck the trend
  2. move quickly and violently

    Synonyms : charge, shoot, shoot down, tear
    Type Of : hie, belt along, race, pelt along, bucket along, cannonball along, speed, step on it, rush, hotfoot, rush along, hasten
  3. a piece of paper money worth one dollar

    Synonyms : clam, dollar, dollar bill, one dollar bill
    Type Of : government note, bank note, bank bill, bill, federal reserve note, banknote, banker's bill, greenback, note
  4. United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973)

    Synonyms : pearl buck, pearl sydenstricker buck
  5. a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting

    Synonyms : long horse, vaulting horse
    Type Of : horse, gymnastic horse
  6. a framework for holding wood that is being sawed

    Synonyms : horse, sawbuck, sawhorse
    Type Of : frame, framework
  7. jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

    Synonyms : hitch, jerk
    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • the yung filly bucked
  8. mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)

    Type Of : placental mammal, eutherian, placental, eutherian mammal
  9. to strive with determination

    Type Of : endeavour, endeavor, strive
    Examples :
    • John is bucking for a promotion


  1. annoy persistently

    Synonyms : beleaguer, bug, pester, tease
    Type Of : torment, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, rag
  2. a native or resident of Wisconsin

    Synonyms : wisconsinite
    Type Of : american
  3. persuade through constant efforts

    Type Of : persuade
  4. sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere

    Type Of : musteline, musteline mammal, mustelid


  1. according with custom or propriety

    Synonyms : comely, comme il faut, decorous, seemly
    Examples :
    • her becoming modesty
  2. displaying or setting off to best advantage

    Examples :
    • a becoming new shade of rose
    • a becoming portrait


  1. marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint

    Synonyms : angelic, angelical, sainted, saintlike, saintly
    Examples :
    • a beatific smile
  2. experiencing or bestowing celestial joy

    Examples :
    • beatific peace


  1. providing no shelter or sustenance

    Synonyms : bare, barren, desolate, stark
    Examples :
    • the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes
  2. offering little or no hope

    Synonyms : black, dim
    Examples :
    • prospects were bleak
    • Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult
  3. unpleasantly cold and damp

    Synonyms : cutting, raw
    Examples :
    • bleak winds of the North Atlantic


  1. unrestrained by convention or propriety

    Synonyms : audacious, bald-faced, barefaced, bodacious, brassy, brazen-faced, insolent
    Examples :
    • brazen arrogance
  2. face with defiance or impudence

    Type Of : dare, defy
    Examples :
    • brazen it out
  3. made of or resembling brass (as in color or hardness)


  1. lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

    Synonyms : bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed
    Examples :
    • a bumbling mechanic


  1. a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life

    Synonyms : eclogue, idyl, idyll
    Type Of : pastoral
  2. a country person

    Synonyms : peasant, provincial
    Type Of : rustic
  3. (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic

    Synonyms : arcadian, pastoral
    Examples :
    • a pleasant bucolic scene
  4. relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle

    Synonyms : pastoral