1. propriety in manners and conduct

    Synonyms : decorousness
    Antonyms : indecorum
    Type Of : correctitude, properness, propriety


  1. an athletic contest consisting of ten different events

    Type Of : athletic competition, athletic contest, athletics


  1. the exposure of falseness or pretensions

    Synonyms : repudiation
    Type Of : exposure
    Examples :
    • the debunking of religion has been too successful


  1. the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

    Synonyms : feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity, valetudinarianism
    Type Of : unfitness, softness


  1. reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

    Synonyms : devilment, deviltry, mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan
    Type Of : misbehaviour, misbehavior, misdeed
  2. wicked and cruel behavior

    Synonyms : deviltry
    Type Of : evil, wickedness, iniquity, immorality


  1. characterized by conscious design or purpose

    Synonyms : intentional, knowing
    Examples :
    • a deliberate attempt to provoke a response
  2. carefully thought out in advance

    Synonyms : calculated, measured
    Examples :
    • he made a deliberate decision not to respond negatively
  3. unhurried and with care and dignity

    Synonyms : careful, measured
    Examples :
    • with all deliberate speed
  4. think about carefully; weigh

    Synonyms : consider, debate, moot, turn over
    Type Of : talk over, hash out, discuss
  5. discuss the pros and cons of an issue

    Synonyms : debate
    Type Of : discuss, talk over, hash out


  1. an udder or breast or teat

    Type Of : mamma, mammary gland


  1. decrease in size, extent, or range

    Synonyms : decrease, fall, lessen
    Type Of : change magnitude
  2. lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of

    Synonyms : belittle
    Type Of : decrease, minify, lessen


  1. take away a part from; diminish

    Synonyms : take away
    Type Of : bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down
    Examples :
    • His bad manners detract from his good character


  1. solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high or sacred purpose

    Synonyms : consecrate, consecrated
    Examples :
    • a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II
  2. devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose

    Antonyms : undedicated
    Examples :
    • a dedicated dancer
    • dedicated teachers
    • dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal