1. expect and wish

    Synonyms : hope, trust
    Type Of : wish
  2. feel or have a desire for; want strongly

    Synonyms : want
  3. an inclination to want things

    Type Of : tendency, inclination
    Examples :
    • a man of many desires
  4. express a desire for

    Type Of : request, quest, call for, bespeak, ask for
  5. something that is desired

    Type Of : arousal
  6. the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

    Type Of : feeling


  1. a man who is the senior member of a group

    Synonyms : dean
    Type Of : elder, senior


  1. fear resulting from the awareness of danger

    Synonyms : alarm, consternation
    Type Of : fear, fearfulness, fright
  2. the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

    Synonyms : discouragement, disheartenment
    Type Of : despair
  3. lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

    Synonyms : cast down, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress, dispirit, get down
    Type Of : discourage
  4. fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised

    Synonyms : alarm, appal, appall, horrify
    Type Of : frighten, affright, scare, fright


  1. the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required

    Synonyms : shortage, shortfall
    Type Of : deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency
    Examples :
    • new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit
  2. a deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning

    Type Of : want, deficiency, lack
    Examples :
    • the people concerned have a deficit in verbal memory
    • they have serious linguistic deficits
  3. an excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period)

    Type Of : liabilities
    Examples :
    • last year there was a serious budgetary deficit
  4. (sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing

    Antonyms : lead
    Type Of : score


  1. the act of spending or disbursing money

    Synonyms : disbursal, outlay, spending
    Type Of : defrayment, payment, defrayal
  2. amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)

    Synonyms : disbursal, expense
    Type Of : cost


  1. of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk

    Synonyms : chanceful, chancy, dicey
  2. marked by skill in deception

    Synonyms : crafty, cunning, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily


  1. a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

    Synonyms : deflection, deflexion, deviation, divagation, diversion
    Type Of : turning, turn
    Examples :
    • a digression into irrelevant details
  2. a message that departs from the main subject

    Synonyms : aside, divagation, excursus, parenthesis
    Type Of : subject matter, content, substance, message
  3. wandering from the main path of a journey

    Synonyms : excursion
    Type Of : journeying, journey


  1. a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)

    Synonyms : administration
    Type Of : management, direction
  2. a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage

    Synonyms : electric pig, garbage disposal
    Type Of : kitchen appliance
  3. the act or means of getting rid of something

    Synonyms : disposition
    Type Of : deed, act, human action, human activity
  4. the power to use something or someone

    Type Of : power, powerfulness
    Examples :
    • used all the resources at his disposal


  1. the time of day immediately following sunset

    Synonyms : crepuscle, crepuscule, evenfall, fall, gloam, gloaming, nightfall, twilight
    Type Of : hour, time of day
  2. become dusk

    Type Of : darken


  1. invulnerable to fear or intimidation

    Synonyms : audacious, brave, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing