1. brought low in spirit

    Synonyms : chapfallen, chopfallen, crestfallen
    Examples :
    • left us fatigued and deflated spiritually


  1. official notice that you have been fired from your job

    Synonyms : dismission, pink slip
    Type Of : notice
  2. a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial

    Synonyms : judgement of dismissal, judgment of dismissal
    Type Of : judgement, judicial decision, judgment
  3. the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

    Synonyms : discharge, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking
    Type Of : ending, termination, conclusion
  4. permission to go; the sending away of someone

    Type Of : permission


  1. any substance that promotes digestion

    Type Of : substance
  2. relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion

    Examples :
    • digestive juices
    • a digestive enzyme
    • digestive ferment


  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