1. having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented

    Synonyms : misrepresented, perverted, twisted
  2. so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly

    Synonyms : deformed, ill-shapen, malformed, misshapen
    Examples :
    • his poor distorted limbs


  1. a cocktail made with rum and lime or lemon juice

    Synonyms : rum cocktail
    Type Of : cocktail


  1. the act of making up your mind about something

    Synonyms : conclusion, decision
    Type Of : option, choice, selection, pick
  2. a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration

    Synonyms : conclusion, decision
    Type Of : mind, judgment, judgement
    Examples :
    • satisfied with the panel's determination
  3. the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose

    Synonyms : purpose
    Type Of : resolve, resoluteness, firmness of purpose, resolution, firmness
    Examples :
    • his determination showed in his every movement
  4. the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation

    Synonyms : finding
    Type Of : find, discovery, uncovering
    Examples :
    • the determination of molecular structures
  5. deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature

    Type Of : decision making, deciding
    Examples :
    • the determination of grammatical inflections


  1. of an obscure nature

    Synonyms : cryptic, cryptical, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying
    Examples :
    • a deep dark secret
  2. (of darkness) densely dark

    Synonyms : thick
    Examples :
    • a face in deep shadow
    • deep night
  3. to an advanced time

    Synonyms : late
    Examples :
    • deep into the night
  4. difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge

    Synonyms : abstruse, recondite
    Examples :
    • a deep metaphysical theory
  5. strong; intense

    Synonyms : rich
    Examples :
    • deep purple
  6. a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor

    Synonyms : oceanic abyss, trench
    Type Of : natural depression, depression
  7. having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range

    Synonyms : bass
    Examples :
    • a deep voice
  8. to a great depth; far down or in

    Synonyms : deeply
    Examples :
    • dived deeply
    • dug deep
  9. exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy

    Examples :
    • deep political machinations
    • a deep plot
  10. extending relatively far inward

    Examples :
    • a deep border
  11. having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination

    Antonyms : shallow
    Examples :
    • a deep well
    • a deep dive
    • deep water
    • a deep casserole
    • a deep gash
    • deep massage
    • deep pressure receptors in muscles
    • deep shelves
    • a deep closet
    • surrounded by a deep yard
    • hit the ball to deep center field
    • in deep space
    • waist-deep
  12. intense or extreme

    Examples :
    • in deep trouble
    • deep happiness
  13. large in quantity or size

    Examples :
    • deep cuts in the budget
  14. literary term for an ocean

    Type Of : ocean
    Examples :
    • denizens of the deep
  15. marked by depth of thinking

    Examples :
    • deep thoughts
    • a deep allegory
  16. relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply

    Antonyms : shallow
    Examples :
    • a deep breath
    • a deep sigh
    • deep concentration
    • deep emotion
    • a deep trance
    • in a deep sleep
  17. relatively thick from top to bottom

    Examples :
    • deep carpets
    • deep snow
  18. the central and most intense or profound part

    Type Of : middle
    Examples :
    • in the deep of night
    • in the deep of winter
  19. very distant in time or space

    Examples :
    • deep in the past
    • deep in enemy territory
    • deep in the woods
    • a deep space probe
  20. with head or back bent low

    Examples :
    • a deep bow
  21. to a great distance

    Examples :
    • penetrated deep into enemy territory
    • went deep into the woods


  1. skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

    Synonyms : deft, dexterous


  1. plundering with excessive damage and destruction

    Synonyms : ravaging
    Type Of : pillaging, plundering, pillage
  2. an event that results in total destruction

    Synonyms : desolation
    Type Of : ruin, ruination
  3. the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists

    Synonyms : destruction
    Type Of : termination, ending, conclusion
  4. the state of being decayed or destroyed

    Synonyms : desolation
    Type Of : impairment, deterioration
  5. the feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed

    Type Of : feeling
    Examples :
    • her departure left him in utter devastation


  1. a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune

    Synonyms : catastrophe
    Type Of : hard knocks, hardship, adversity
    Examples :
    • his policies were a disaster
  2. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

    Synonyms : calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, tragedy
    Type Of : misfortune, bad luck
    Examples :
    • the earthquake was a disaster
  3. an act that has disastrous consequences

    Type Of : destruction, devastation


  1. skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

    Synonyms : dexterous, dextrous
    Examples :
    • a deft waiter
    • deft fingers massaged her face


  1. dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)

    Synonyms : dissentious, factious


  1. unrestrained by convention or morality

    Synonyms : debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, fast, libertine, profligate, riotous