1. involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct

    Synonyms : intellectual
    Antonyms : emotional
    Examples :
    • a cerebral approach to the problem
    • cerebral drama
  2. of or relating to the cerebrum or brain

    Examples :
    • cerebral hemisphere
    • cerebral activity


  1. rebuke formally

    Synonyms : criminate, reprimand
    Type Of : pick apart, criticize, knock, criticise
  2. the state of being excommunicated

    Synonyms : exclusion, excommunication
    Type Of : rejection
  3. harsh criticism or disapproval

    Synonyms : animadversion
    Type Of : condemnation, disapprobation


  1. harshly critical or expressing censure

    Examples :
    • was censorious of petty failings


  1. a rate that is rapid

    Synonyms : quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speediness
    Type Of : pace, rate


  1. a procession of people traveling on horseback

    Type Of : procession


  1. of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

    Synonyms : corrosive, erosive, mordant, vitriolic
  2. harsh or corrosive in tone

    Synonyms : acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic
    Examples :
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
  3. any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue

    Type Of : chemical compound, compound


  1. a closed political meeting

    Type Of : group meeting, meeting
  2. meet to select a candidate or promote a policy

    Type Of : assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet


  1. purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels

    Synonyms : katharsis, purgation
    Type Of : purge, purging
  2. (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions

    Synonyms : abreaction, katharsis
    Type Of : purging, purge


  1. censure severely

    Synonyms : chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate
    Type Of : trounce, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, reprimand, scold, take to task, bawl out, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate
  2. inflict severe punishment on

    Type Of : penalize, punish, penalise


  1. a person who makes maps

    Synonyms : map maker
    Type Of : geographer