1. mar or spoil the appearance of

    Synonyms : blemish, deface
    Type Of : deflower, impair, mar, spoil, vitiate
    Examples :
    • The vandals disfigured the statue


  1. so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly

    Synonyms : distorted, ill-shapen, malformed, misshapen
    Examples :
    • deformed thalidomide babies


  1. representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large

    Synonyms : popular
    Examples :
    • democratic art forms
    • a democratic or popular movement
  2. characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality

    Antonyms : undemocratic
    Examples :
    • democratic government
    • a democratic country
    • a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords
  3. belong to or relating to the Democratic Party


  1. continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

    Synonyms : aimless, floating, vagabond, vagrant
    Examples :
    • a drifting double-dealer
  2. aimless wandering from place to place

    Type Of : roving, vagabondage, wandering


  1. nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do

    Synonyms : escape, evasion
    Type Of : negligence, nonperformance, carelessness, neglect
  2. deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening

    Synonyms : avoidance, shunning, turning away
    Type Of : rejection
  3. a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

    Synonyms : dodge, scheme
    Type Of : untruth, falsity, falsehood


  1. with diligence; in a diligent manner

    Examples :
    • we may diligently observe the Lord's supper on the first day of the week, diligently preach the gospel, or minister to the saint


  1. true confidential information

    Synonyms : inside information
    Type Of : info, information
    Examples :
    • after the trial he gave us the real details


  1. an amount or percentage deducted

    Synonyms : deduction
    Type Of : allowance, adjustment
  2. interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan

    Synonyms : bank discount, discount rate
    Type Of : rate of interest, interest rate
  3. a refund of some fraction of the amount paid

    Synonyms : rebate
    Type Of : refund
  4. bar from attention or consideration

    Synonyms : brush aside, brush off, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside
    Type Of : reject
  5. the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise

    Synonyms : deduction, price reduction
    Type Of : diminution, decrease, step-down, reduction
  6. give a reduction in price on

    Type Of : mark down
    Examples :
    • I never discount these books-they sell like hot cakes


  1. a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations

    Synonyms : journal
    Type Of : piece of writing, writing, written material
  2. a personal journal (as a physical object)

    Type Of : journal


  1. a branch of knowledge

    Synonyms : bailiwick, field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field
    Type Of : knowledge base, knowledge domain, domain
    Examples :
    • in what discipline is his doctorate?
  2. develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

    Synonyms : check, condition, train
    Type Of : make grow, develop
    Examples :
    • Parents must discipline their children
  3. the act of disciplining

    Synonyms : correction
    Type Of : penalization, punishment, penalty, penalisation
    Examples :
    • the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received
  4. punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience

    Synonyms : correct, sort out
    Type Of : punish, penalize, penalise
    Examples :
    • The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently
  5. a system of rules of conduct or method of practice

    Type Of : system, system of rules
    Examples :
    • he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine
    • for such a plan to work requires discipline
  6. the trait of being well behaved

    Antonyms : indiscipline
    Type Of : trait
    Examples :
    • he insisted on discipline among the troops
  7. training to improve strength or self-control

    Type Of : preparation, grooming, training