1. treated with dislike or contempt

    Synonyms : despised, hated, scorned


  1. hard to pass through because of dense growth

    Synonyms : thick
    Examples :
    • dense vegetation
  2. slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

    Synonyms : dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow
    Examples :
    • so dense he never understands anything I say to him
  3. permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

    Synonyms : heavy, impenetrable
    Examples :
    • dense smoke
  4. having high relative density or specific gravity

    Examples :
    • dense as lead


  1. causing awareness of your shortcomings

    Synonyms : humbling, humiliating, mortifying


  1. made less hopeful or enthusiastic

    Synonyms : demoralized, discouraged, disheartened


  1. radically new or original

    Synonyms : avant-garde
  2. the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger

    Synonyms : boldness, hardihood, hardiness
    Type Of : fearlessness
  3. a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy

    Synonyms : dare
    Type Of : challenge
  4. disposed to venture or take risks

    Synonyms : audacious, venturesome, venturous
    Examples :
    • the most daring of contemporary fiction writers


  1. the quality of being a hindrance

    Type Of : disadvantage
    Examples :
    • he pointed out all the drawbacks to my plan


  1. any of numerous extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era

    Type Of : archosaur, archosaurian, archosaurian reptile


  1. an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

    Type Of : unwellness, illness, malady, sickness


  1. a participant in a date

    Synonyms : escort
    Type Of : fellow, companion, familiar, comrade, associate
    Examples :
    • his date never stopped talking
  2. date regularly; have a steady relationship with

    Synonyms : go out, go steady, see
    Type Of : associate, consort, affiliate, assort
  3. the specified day of the month

    Synonyms : day of the month
    Type Of : mean solar day, day, twenty-four hours, 24-hour interval, twenty-four hour period, solar day
    Examples :
    • what is the date today?
  4. a meeting arranged in advance

    Synonyms : appointment, engagement
    Type Of : meeting, get together
    Examples :
    • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date
  5. stamp with a date

    Synonyms : date stamp
    Type Of : stamp
    Examples :
    • The package is dated November 24
  6. a particular day specified as the time something happens

    Type Of : solar day, twenty-four hour period, day, mean solar day, 24-hour interval, twenty-four hours
    Examples :
    • the date of the election is set by law
    • we hope to get together at an early date
    • Mother's Day is always on the same date
  7. assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of

    Type Of : set, determine
    Examples :
    • Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings
  8. go on a date with

    Type Of : go out
  9. provide with a dateline; mark with a date

    Type Of : render, furnish, provide, supply
    Examples :
    • She wrote the letter on Monday but she dated it Saturday so as not to reveal that she procrastinated
  10. sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed

    Type Of : edible fruit
  11. the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred

    Type Of : civil day, civil year, calendar day, calendar month, calendar year, month
    Examples :
    • he tried to memorizes all the dates for his history class
  12. the present

    Type Of : present, nowadays
    Examples :
    • they are up to date
    • we haven't heard from them to date


  1. a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree

    Synonyms : thesis
    Type Of : treatise