1. come out of

    Synonyms : come forth, come out, emerge, go forth, issue
  2. (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse

    Synonyms : emersion
    Antonyms : ingress
    Type Of : reappearance
  3. the becoming visible

    Synonyms : emergence, issue
    Type Of : beginning
  4. the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent

    Synonyms : egression, emergence
    Type Of : act, human activity, human action, deed


  1. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

    Synonyms : crying, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank
    Examples :
    • an egregious lie


  1. the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality

    Synonyms : equalitarianism
    Type Of : doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought


  1. uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm

    Synonyms : burbling, burbly, gushing
  2. extravagantly demonstrative

    Synonyms : gushing, gushy
    Examples :
    • insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship


  1. a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)

    Synonyms : image, simulacrum
    Type Of : representation
    Examples :
    • the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln


  1. remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

    Synonyms : erase, rub out, score out, wipe off
    Type Of : delete, cancel
  2. remove completely from recognition or memory

    Synonyms : obliterate
    Type Of : blur, dim, slur
    Examples :
    • efface the memory of the time in the camps
  3. make inconspicuous

    Type Of : humble
    Examples :
    • efface oneself


  1. a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

    Synonyms : building
    Type Of : construction, structure
    Examples :
    • it was an imposing edifice


  1. someone who selects according to the eclectic method

    Synonyms : eclecticist
    Type Of : philosopher
  2. selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas


  1. a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

    Synonyms : case, character, type
    Type Of : grownup, adult
    Examples :
    • a friendly eccentric
  2. not having a common center; not concentric

    Synonyms : nonconcentric
    Antonyms : concentric
    Examples :
    • eccentric circles
  3. conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

    Synonyms : bizarre, flakey, flaky, freakish, freaky, gonzo, off-the-wall, outlandish, outre
    Examples :
    • famed for his eccentric spelling
  4. a person with an unusual or odd personality

    Synonyms : eccentric person, flake, geek, oddball
    Type Of : person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul


  1. joyously unrestrained

    Synonyms : exuberant, high-spirited