1. a cynical feeling of distrust

    Type Of : pessimism


  1. the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself

    Synonyms : complacence, self-complacency, self-satisfaction
    Type Of : satisfaction
    Examples :
    • his complacency was absolutely disgusting


  1. United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959)

    Synonyms : raymond chandler, raymond thornton chandler
  2. a maker (and seller) of candles and soap and oils and paints

    Type Of : shaper, maker
  3. a retail dealer in provisions and supplies

    Type Of : retail merchant, retailer


  1. a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano

    Synonyms : volcanic crater
    Type Of : formation, geological formation
  2. a bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb

    Type Of : natural depression, depression
  3. a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus


  1. a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else

    Synonyms : puppet, tool
    Type Of : slave
  2. a human being; `wight' is an archaic term

    Synonyms : wight
    Type Of : mortal, soul, person, individual, somebody, someone
  3. a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

    Synonyms : animal, animate being, beast, brute, fauna
    Type Of : being, organism


  1. a traveler who accompanies you

    Synonyms : fellow traveler, fellow traveller
    Type Of : traveller, traveler
  2. be a companion to somebody

    Synonyms : accompany, company, keep company
    Type Of : consort, affiliate, associate, assort
  3. a friend who is frequently in the company of another

    Synonyms : associate, comrade, familiar, fellow
    Type Of : friend
    Examples :
    • drinking companions
  4. one paid to accompany or assist or live with another

    Type Of : tender, attender, attendant


  1. the human act of creating

    Synonyms : creative activity
    Type Of : activity
  2. the event that occurred at the beginning of something

    Synonyms : conception
    Type Of : beginning
    Examples :
    • from its creation the plan was doomed to failure
  3. the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

    Synonyms : foundation, founding, initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, origination
    Type Of : commencement, beginning, start
  4. everything that exists anywhere

    Synonyms : cosmos, existence, macrocosm, universe, world
    Type Of : natural object
  5. an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

    Type Of : artifact, artefact
  6. (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence


  1. an upper limit on what is allowed

    Synonyms : cap, roof
    Type Of : control
    Examples :
    • he put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him
  2. maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions)

    Type Of : height, altitude
  3. (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds

    Type Of : altitude, height
  4. the overhead upper surface of a covered space

    Type Of : upper surface
    Examples :
    • he hated painting the ceiling


  1. very rich flaky crescent-shaped roll

    Synonyms : crescent roll
    Type Of : bun, roll


  1. the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.

    Type Of : spoken language, oral communication, language, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, voice communication