1. lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

    Synonyms : contempt, disdain, scorn
    Type Of : dislike
    Examples :
    • the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary
  2. contemptuous disregard

    Type Of : disregard, neglect
    Examples :
    • she wanted neither favor nor despite


  1. turn up, loosen, or remove earth

    Synonyms : cut into, delve, turn over
    Type Of : take, remove, take away, withdraw
  2. remove, harvest, or recover by digging

    Synonyms : dig out, dig up
    Type Of : excavate, unearth
    Examples :
    • dig salt
    • dig coal
  3. the site of an archeological exploration

    Synonyms : archeological site, excavation
    Type Of : land site, site
    Examples :
    • they set up camp next to the dig
  4. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

    Synonyms : barb, gibe, jibe, shaft, shot, slam
    Type Of : comment, remark, input
    Examples :
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets
  5. the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow

    Synonyms : jab
    Type Of : touch, touching
    Examples :
    • she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs
  6. remove the inner part or the core of

    Synonyms : excavate, hollow
    Type Of : withdraw, take away, take, remove
  7. the act of digging

    Synonyms : digging, excavation
    Type Of : creating by removal
  8. create by digging

    Synonyms : dig out
    Type Of : hollow, core out, hollow out
    Examples :
    • dig a hole
    • dig out a channel
  9. get the meaning of something

    Synonyms : apprehend, compass, comprehend, get the picture, grasp, grok, savvy
    Type Of : understand
  10. poke or thrust abruptly

    Synonyms : jab, poke, prod, stab
    Type Of : thrust
  11. work hard

    Synonyms : drudge, fag, grind, labor, labour, moil, toil, travail
    Type Of : do work, work
    Examples :
    • She was digging away at her math homework
  12. a small gouge (as in the cover of a book)

    Type Of : nick, dent, ding, gouge
    Examples :
    • the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover
  13. thrust down or into

    Type Of : thrust
    Examples :
    • dig the oars into the water
    • dig your foot into the floor


  1. take away possessions from someone

    Synonyms : divest, strip
    Type Of : take
  2. take away

    Synonyms : impoverish
    Antonyms : enrich
    Type Of : worsen, decline
  3. keep from having, keeping, or obtaining

    Type Of : withhold, keep back


  1. struck with fear, dread, or consternation

    Synonyms : aghast, appalled, shocked


  1. charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

    Synonyms : asperse, besmirch, calumniate, defame, slander, smear, smirch, sully
    Type Of : charge, accuse
  2. cause to seem less serious; play down

    Synonyms : belittle, derogate, minimize
    Type Of : belittle, disparage, pick at


  1. showing deference

    Synonyms : deferent, regardful


  1. not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness

    Synonyms : artful
    Antonyms : ingenuous
    Examples :
    • an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time
    • a disingenuous excuse


  1. impairing the strength and vitality

    Antonyms : invigorating


  1. a photograph made by an early photographic process; the image was produced on a silver plate sensitized to iodine and developed in mercury vapor

    Type Of : exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture


  1. the head of an organized crime family

    Synonyms : father
    Type Of : top dog, head, chief
  2. teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)

    Synonyms : preceptor
    Type Of : teacher, instructor
  3. put clothing on one's body

    Synonyms : assume, get into, put on, wear
    Type Of : get dressed, dress
    Examples :
    • The princess donned a long blue dress
  4. a European river in southwestern Russia; flows into the Sea of Azov

    Synonyms : don river
  5. a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename

    Type Of : title, form of address, title of respect
  6. a Spanish gentleman or nobleman

    Type Of : gentleman
  7. Celtic goddess; mother of Gwydion and Arianrhod; corresponds to Irish Danu