1. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

    Synonyms : hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy


  1. a very boastful and talkative person

    Synonyms : blowhard, boaster, bragger, line-shooter, vaunter
    Type Of : egoist, egotist, swellhead
  2. exhibiting self-importance

    Synonyms : big, boastful, bragging, braggy, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandising, self-aggrandizing


  1. conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class

    Synonyms : conservative, materialistic
    Examples :
    • a bourgeois mentality
  2. a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise

    Synonyms : businessperson
    Type Of : capitalist
  3. a member of the middle class

    Synonyms : burgher
    Type Of : common person, commoner, common man
  4. (according to Marxist thought) being of the property-owning class and exploitive of the working class

  5. belonging to the middle class


  1. ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance

    Synonyms : loutish, neandertal, neanderthal, oafish, swinish
    Examples :
    • was boorish and insensitive


  1. pompous or pretentious talk or writing

    Synonyms : blah, claptrap, fustian, rant
    Type Of : grandiloquence, grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, rhetoric


  1. a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows

    Synonyms : long pillow
    Type Of : pillow
  2. support and strengthen

    Synonyms : bolster up
    Type Of : reenforce, reinforce
    Examples :
    • bolster morale
  3. add padding to

    Synonyms : pad
    Type Of : fill, fill up, make full
  4. prop up with a pillow or bolster

    Type Of : shore up, prop, prop up, shore


  1. a short musket of wide bore with a flared muzzle

    Type Of : musket


  1. carefree and happy and lighthearted

    Synonyms : blithesome, light-hearted, lighthearted, lightsome
    Examples :
    • was loved for her blithe spirit
    • a merry blithesome nature
  2. lacking or showing a lack of due concern

    Examples :
    • spoke with blithe ignorance of the true situation


  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