1. having the ability or power to create

    Synonyms : originative
    Antonyms : uncreative
    Examples :
    • a creative imagination
  2. promoting construction or creation

    Examples :
    • creative work


  1. of or relating to biological processes occurring at 24-hour intervals

    Examples :
    • circadian rhythms


  1. having knowledge of

    Synonyms : awareness, cognisance, consciousness, knowingness
    Antonyms : incognizance
    Type Of : knowing
  2. range of what one can know or understand

    Synonyms : ken
    Type Of : knowing
  3. range or scope of what is perceived

    Type Of : perception


  1. (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration

    Synonyms : regardless
    Examples :
    • careless of the consequences
  2. effortless and unstudied

    Examples :
    • an impression of careless elegance
    • danced with careless grace
  3. marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful

    Antonyms : careful
    Examples :
    • careless about her clothes
    • forgotten by some careless person
    • a careless housekeeper
    • careless proofreading
    • it was a careless mistake
    • hurt by a careless remark


  1. tending to hinder the achievement of a goal


  1. exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category

    Synonyms : change, convert, exchange
    Type Of : replace
  2. exchange positions without a change in value

    Synonyms : transpose
    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • These operators commute with each other
  3. exchange a penalty for a less severe one

    Synonyms : convert, exchange
    Type Of : alter, modify, change
  4. change the order or arrangement of

    Synonyms : permute, transpose
    Type Of : change by reversal, reverse, turn
  5. a regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work

    Type Of : journey, journeying
    Examples :
    • there is standing room only on the high-speed commute
  6. travel back and forth regularly, as between one's place of work and home

    Type Of : trip, jaunt, travel


  1. a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis

    Synonyms : cough
    Type Of : symptom


  1. a circular segment of a curve

    Synonyms : bend, turn, twist
    Type Of : curve, curved shape
    Examples :
    • a crook in the path
  2. someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

    Synonyms : criminal, felon, malefactor, outlaw
    Type Of : principal
  3. bend or cause to bend

    Synonyms : curve
    Type Of : flex, bend
    Examples :
    • He crooked his index finger
  4. a long staff with one end being hook shaped

    Synonyms : shepherd's crook
    Type Of : staff


  1. thickened or coalesced in soft thick lumps (such as clogs or clots)

    Synonyms : clotted
    Examples :
    • seeds clogged together
  2. stopped up; clogged up

    Synonyms : choked
    Examples :
    • clogged pipes
    • clogged up freeways
  3. loaded with something that hinders motion

    Examples :
    • The wings of birds were clogged with ice and snow


  1. stopped up; clogged up

    Synonyms : clogged
    Examples :
    • streets choked with traffic