1. affected by blight; anything that mars or prevents growth or prosperity

    Synonyms : spoilt
    Examples :
    • a blighted rose
    • blighted urban districts


  1. without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious

    Synonyms : blazing, conspicuous
    Examples :
    • blatant disregard of the law
    • a blatant appeal to vanity
  2. conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry

    Synonyms : clamant, clamorous, strident, vociferous
    Examples :
    • blatant radios


  1. blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character

    Synonyms : desecration, profanation, sacrilege
    Type Of : irreverence, violation
  2. blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)

    Type Of : discourtesy, disrespect, profanity


  1. characterized by great swelling waves or surges

    Synonyms : billowy, surging
    Examples :
    • the restless billowing sea


  1. escape, either physically or mentally

    Synonyms : elude, evade
    Type Of : escape, break loose, get away
  2. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

    Synonyms : baffle, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart
    Type Of : foreclose, forbid, forestall, preclude, prevent
  3. cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money

    Type Of : rip off, chisel, cheat
  4. evade payment to

    Type Of : deprive
    Examples :
    • He bilked his creditors


  1. a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own

    Type Of : partisan, drumbeater, zealot


  1. the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen

    Synonyms : chest
    Type Of : external body part
    Examples :
    • he beat his breast in anger
  2. reach the summit (of a mountain)

    Synonyms : summit
    Type Of : reach, arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make
    Examples :
    • They breasted the mountain
  3. confront bodily

    Synonyms : front
    Type Of : face, confront
    Examples :
    • breast the storm
  4. meat carved from the breast of a fowl

    Synonyms : white meat
    Type Of : serving, helping, portion
  5. either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman

    Synonyms : boob, bosom, knocker, tit, titty
    Type Of : mamma, mammary gland
  6. meet at breast level

    Type Of : meet, converge
    Examples :
    • The runner breasted the tape
  7. the part of an animal's body that corresponds to a person's chest

    Type Of : external body part


  1. hit hard

    Synonyms : bonk, bop, sock, whap, whop
    Type Of : hit
  2. a vigorous blow

    Synonyms : bang, belt, knock, smash
    Type Of : blow, bump
    Examples :
    • he took a bash right in his face
  3. an uproarious party

    Synonyms : brawl, do
    Type Of : party


  1. a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case

    Synonyms : legal brief
    Type Of : legal instrument, official document, instrument, legal document
  2. (of clothing) very short

    Synonyms : abbreviated
    Examples :
    • a brief bikini
  3. a condensed written summary or abstract

    Type Of : abstract, outline, precis, synopsis
  4. concise and succinct

    Examples :
    • covered the matter in a brief statement
  5. give essential information to someone

    Type Of : apprize, instruct, apprise
    Examples :
    • The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade
  6. of short duration or distance

    Examples :
    • a brief stay in the country


  1. come upon, as if by accident; meet with

    Synonyms : chance, encounter, find, happen
  2. an impact (as from a collision)

    Synonyms : blow
    Type Of : impact
    Examples :
    • the bump threw him off the bicycle
  3. knock against with force or violence

    Synonyms : knock
    Type Of : impinge on, run into, strike, collide with, hit
    Examples :
    • My car bumped into the tree
  4. assign to a lower position; reduce in rank

    Synonyms : break, demote, kick downstairs, relegate
    Type Of : delegate, assign, designate, depute
  5. remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied

    Synonyms : dislodge
    Type Of : displace
  6. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

    Synonyms : bulge, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling
    Type Of : projection
  7. a lump on the body caused by a blow

    Type Of : injury, trauma, harm, hurt
  8. dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward

    Type Of : trip the light fantastic toe, trip the light fantastic, dance
    Examples :
    • bump and grind