1. a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)

    Synonyms : deserter
    Type Of : wrongdoer, offender


  1. fecal matter of animals

    Synonyms : droppings, muck
    Type Of : ordure, dejection, faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, bm, stool
  2. defecate; used of animals

    Type Of : take a shit, take a crap, stool, shit, make, defecate, ca-ca, crap
  3. fertilize or dress with dung

    Type Of : feed, fertilise, fertilize
    Examples :
    • you must dung the land


  1. an informal expression for a mildly depressed state

    Synonyms : mopes
    Type Of : low spirits
    Examples :
    • in the dumps


  1. unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

    Synonyms : mute, silent
  2. slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

    Synonyms : dense, dim, dull, obtuse, slow
    Examples :
    • dumb officials make some really dumb decisions
  3. temporarily incapable of speaking

    Synonyms : speechless
    Examples :
    • struck dumb
  4. lacking the power of human speech

    Examples :
    • dumb animals


  1. involved in or characterized by deliberation and discussion and examination

    Examples :
    • a deliberative body


  1. the activeness of an energetic personality

    Synonyms : oomph, pizzaz, pizzazz, zing
    Type Of : activeness, activity
  2. active strength of body or mind

    Synonyms : heartiness, vigor, vigour
    Type Of : strength
  3. any of the various theories or doctrines or philosophical systems that attempt to explain the phenomena of the universe in terms of some immanent force or energy

    Type Of : doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought


  1. a group of representatives or delegates

    Synonyms : commission, delegacy, delegation, mission
    Type Of : organisation, organization
  2. authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions

    Synonyms : delegating, delegation, relegating, relegation
    Type Of : authorisation, authorization, empowerment


  1. a work of fiction describing an imaginary place where life is extremely bad because of deprivation or oppression or terror

    Type Of : fiction
  2. state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror

    Antonyms : utopia
    Type Of : state


  1. the state that exists when one person or group has power over another

    Synonyms : ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, control
    Type Of : condition, status
    Examples :
    • her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her
  2. superior development of one side of the body

    Synonyms : laterality
    Type Of : bodily property
  3. the power or right to give orders or make decisions

    Synonyms : authorisation, authority, authorization, potency, say-so
    Type Of : control
  4. the organic phenomenon in which one of a pair of alleles present in a genotype is expressed in the phenotype and the other allele of the pair is not

    Type Of : organic phenomenon

death penalty

  1. putting a condemned person to death

    Synonyms : capital punishment, executing, execution
    Type Of : corporal punishment