drivel

  1. saliva spilling from the mouth

    Synonyms : dribble, drool, slobber
    Type Of : spittle, spit, saliva
  2. a worthless message

    Synonyms : garbage
    Type Of : content, message, substance, subject matter
  3. let saliva drivel from the mouth

    Synonyms : dribble, drool, slabber, slaver, slobber
    Type Of : salivate

drawl

  1. a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels

    Type Of : accent, speech pattern
  2. lengthen and slow down or draw out

    Type Of : articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out
    Examples :
    • drawl one's vowels

dotard

  1. an oldster in his dotage; someone whose age has impaired his intellect

    Type Of : golden ager, old person, oldster, senior citizen

dolt

  1. a person who is not very bright

    Synonyms : dullard, pillock, poor fish, pudden-head, pudding head, stupe, stupid, stupid person
    Type Of : simple, simpleton

dogmatic

  1. characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles

    Synonyms : dogmatical
  2. relating to or involving dogma

    Examples :
    • dogmatic writings
  3. of or pertaining to or characteristic of a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

docile

  1. ready and willing to be taught

    Synonyms : teachable
    Examples :
    • docile pupils eager for instruction
  2. easily handled or managed

    Synonyms : gentle
    Examples :
    • a gentle old horse, docile and obedient
  3. willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

    Antonyms : stubborn
    Examples :
    • the docile masses of an enslaved nation

divert

  1. withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions

    Synonyms : hive off
    Type Of : take out, draw off, draw, withdraw
  2. occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion

    Synonyms : amuse, disport
    Type Of : entertain
  3. turn aside; turn away from

    Synonyms : deviate
    Type Of : turn
  4. send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one

    Type Of : send, direct

diurnal

  1. having a daily cycle or occurring every day

    Examples :
    • diurnal rotation of the heavens
  2. of or belonging to or active during the day

    Antonyms : nocturnal
    Examples :
    • diurnal animals are active during the day
    • diurnal flowers are open during the day and closed at night
    • diurnal and nocturnal offices

dispassionate

  1. unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

    Synonyms : cold-eyed
    Examples :
    • a journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact

disparity

  1. inequality or difference in some respect

    Type Of : inequality