1. customers collectively

    Synonyms : business, patronage
    Type Of : people
    Examples :
    • they have an upper class clientele


  1. a trite or obvious remark

    Synonyms : banality, bromide, commonplace, platitude
    Type Of : comment, input, remark, truism


  1. conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

    Synonyms : cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground
    Examples :
    • clandestine intelligence operations


  1. a loud harsh or strident noise

    Synonyms : blare, blaring, cacophony, din
    Type Of : noise
  2. make loud demands

    Synonyms : clamour
    Type Of : demand
    Examples :
    • he clamored for justice and tolerance
  3. utter or proclaim insistently and noisily

    Synonyms : clamour
    Type Of : give tongue to, express, utter, verbalise, verbalize
    Examples :
    • The delegates clamored their disappointment
  4. loud and persistent outcry from many people

    Synonyms : clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cry
    Type Of : shout, vociferation, yell, call, cry, outcry
    Examples :
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd
  5. compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring

    Type Of : obligate, compel, oblige
    Examples :
    • They clamored the mayor into building a new park


  1. foreseeing the future

    Synonyms : precognitive, second-sighted
  2. someone who has the power of clairvoyance

    Type Of : psychic
  3. perceiving things beyond the natural range of the senses


  1. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

    Synonyms : dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt
    Type Of : avoid
  2. surround so as to force to give up

    Synonyms : beleaguer, besiege, hem in, surround
    Type Of : assail, attack
  3. beat through cleverness and wit

    Synonyms : beat, outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach
    Type Of : outstrip, surmount, surpass, exceed, outgo, outdo, outmatch, outperform


  1. heedful of potential consequences

    Synonyms : discreet
    Examples :
    • circumspect actions
    • physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use


  1. restrict or confine within limits

    Synonyms : confine to, limit
    Type Of : lessen, decrease, minify
    Examples :
    • our actions are circumscribed by our biology, personality, and by the social and cultural context into which we are born
  2. draw a line around

    Type Of : delineate, line, trace, draw, describe
  3. to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect

    Type Of : line, draw, describe, delineate, trace


  1. a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things

    Synonyms : ambage, periphrasis
    Type Of : verboseness, verbosity
  2. an indirect way of expressing something

    Synonyms : indirect expression
    Type Of : equivocation, evasion


  1. marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct

    Synonyms : roundabout
    Examples :
    • the explanation was circuitous and puzzling
  2. deviating from a straight course

    Synonyms : devious, roundabout
    Examples :
    • a long and circuitous journey by train and boat