1. anxious embarrassment

    Synonyms : discomfiture, disconcertion, disconcertment
    Type Of : embarrassment, anxiety
  2. a temperament that is perturbed and lacking in composure

    Antonyms : composure
    Type Of : temperament, disposition


  1. a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll

    Synonyms : frank, frankfurter, hot dog, hotdog, weenie, wiener, wienerwurst
    Type Of : sausage
  2. go after with the intent to catch

    Synonyms : chase, chase after, give chase, go after, tag, tail, track, trail
    Type Of : follow, pursue
    Examples :
    • the dog chased the rabbit
  3. a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward

    Synonyms : click, detent, pawl
    Type Of : stop, catch
  4. someone who is morally reprehensible

    Synonyms : blackguard, bounder, cad, heel, hound
    Type Of : villain, scoundrel
    Examples :
    • you dirty dog
  5. a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman

    Synonyms : frump
    Type Of : disagreeable woman, unpleasant woman
    Examples :
    • she's a real dog
  6. a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds

    Synonyms : canis familiaris, domestic dog
    Type Of : canine, canid, domestic animal, domesticated animal
    Examples :
    • the dog barked all night
  7. metal supports for logs in a fireplace

    Synonyms : andiron, dog-iron, firedog
    Type Of : support
  8. informal term for a man

    Type Of : blighter, cuss, chap, fella, feller, fellow, gent, lad, bloke
    Examples :
    • you lucky dog


  1. a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention

    Synonyms : clinical depression, depressive disorder
    Type Of : affective disorder, emotional disorder, major affective disorder, emotional disturbance
  2. a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment

    Synonyms : great depression
  3. an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation

    Synonyms : low
    Type Of : air mass
  4. a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

    Synonyms : impression, imprint
    Type Of : concave shape, concavity, incurvature, incurvation
  5. a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment

    Synonyms : economic crisis, slump
    Type Of : crisis, economic condition
  6. a sunken or depressed geological formation

    Synonyms : natural depression
    Type Of : geological formation, formation
  7. a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity

    Antonyms : elation
    Type Of : mental state, psychological condition, psychological state, mental condition
  8. angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

    Type Of : angular position
  9. pushing down

    Type Of : push, pushing
    Examples :
    • depression of the space bar on the typewriter
  10. sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

    Type Of : sadness, unhappiness


  1. rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner

    Synonyms : tyrannise, tyrannize
    Type Of : ballyrag, boss around, browbeat, bully, bullyrag, hector, push around, strong-arm


  1. tending to domineer

    Antonyms : submissive


  1. tending to move apart in different directions

    Synonyms : diverging
    Antonyms : convergent
  2. diverging from another or from a standard

    Examples :
    • a divergent opinion


  1. withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

    Synonyms : abandonment, defection
    Type Of : withdrawal
  2. the act of giving something up

    Synonyms : abandonment, forsaking
    Type Of : rejection


  1. an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something

    Synonyms : destruction, wipeout
    Type Of : finish, ending, conclusion
  2. the act of demolishing

    Type Of : devastation, destruction
    Examples :
    • the demolition of the huge tower was quite a spectacle


  1. gradually ceasing to be visible

    Synonyms : fade
    Type Of : conclusion, ending, termination
  2. the act of leaving secretly or without explanation

    Synonyms : disappearing
    Antonyms : appearance
    Type Of : leaving, departure, going, going away
  3. ceasing to exist

    Type Of : occurrent, occurrence, natural event, happening
    Examples :
    • he regretted the disappearance of Greek from school curricula
    • what was responsible for the disappearance of the rainforest?
    • the disappearance of resistance at very low temperatures
  4. the event of passing out of sight

    Antonyms : appearance
    Type Of : occurrent, happening, occurrence, natural event


  1. passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form

    Synonyms : retrogression
    Type Of : transmutation, shift, transformation
  2. the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

    Synonyms : decadence, decadency, degeneracy
    Type Of : abasement, degradation, abjection
  3. the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality

    Synonyms : devolution
    Type Of : process, physical process