1. marked by features of the immediate and usually discounted past

determining factor

  1. an argument that is conclusive

    Synonyms : clincher, determiner
    Type Of : argument, statement
  2. a determining or causal element or factor

    Synonyms : causal factor, determinant, determinative, determiner
    Type Of : cognitive factor


  1. the removal of contaminants

    Antonyms : contamination
    Type Of : remotion, removal


  1. cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration

    Synonyms : throw out
    Examples :
    • This case is dismissed!
  2. stop associating with

    Synonyms : drop, send away, send packing
    Type Of : sack, give the axe, give the sack, give notice, fire, terminate, force out, displace, can, send away
  3. bar from attention or consideration

    Synonyms : brush aside, brush off, discount, disregard, ignore, push aside
    Type Of : reject
    Examples :
    • She dismissed his advances
  4. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

    Synonyms : can, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate
    Type Of : remove
  5. end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave

    Synonyms : usher out
    Type Of : say farewell
    Examples :
    • I was dismissed after I gave my report
  6. declare void

    Synonyms : dissolve
    Type Of : alter, change, modify


  1. straightened out

    Synonyms : loosened, unsnarled


  1. showing lack of attention or boredom

    Synonyms : oscitant, yawning
  2. half asleep

    Synonyms : dozy, drowsing
    Examples :
    • made drowsy by the long ride


  1. the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

    Synonyms : dalliance, trifling
    Type Of : delay, holdup


  1. the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside

    Synonyms : daylight, daytime
    Antonyms : night
    Type Of : time period, period, period of time
    Examples :
    • the dawn turned night into day
    • it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime
  2. time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis

    Synonyms : 24-hour interval, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours
    Type Of : time unit, unit of time
    Examples :
    • two days later they left
    • they put on two performances every day
    • there are 30,000 passengers per day
  3. the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day

    Synonyms : sidereal day
    Type Of : sidereal time, time unit, unit of time
  4. United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935)

    Synonyms : clarence day, clarence shepard day jr.
  5. a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance

    Type Of : civil day, calendar day
  6. an era of existence or influence

    Type Of : epoch, era
    Examples :
    • in the day of the dinosaurs
    • in the days of the Roman Empire
    • in the days of sailing ships
    • he was a successful pianist in his day
  7. a period of opportunity

    Type Of : opportunity, chance
    Examples :
    • he deserves his day in court
    • every dog has his day
  8. some point or period in time

    Type Of : time
    Examples :
    • it should arrive any day now
    • after that day she never trusted him again
    • those were the days
    • these days it is not unusual
  9. the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis

    Type Of : period, period of time, time period
    Examples :
    • how long is a day on Jupiter?
  10. the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working)

    Type Of : work time
    Examples :
    • my day began early this morning
    • it was a busy day on the stock exchange
    • she called it a day and went to bed

die down

  1. suffer from a disease that kills shoots

    Synonyms : die back
    Type Of : shrink, shrivel, shrivel up, wither
  2. become progressively weaker

    Type Of : weaken


  1. markedly different from an accepted norm

    Synonyms : aberrant, deviate
    Examples :
    • deviant ideas
  2. a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

    Synonyms : degenerate, deviate, pervert
    Type Of : miscreant, reprobate