1. greatly annoyed; out of patience

    Synonyms : browned off, cheesed off
    Examples :
    • had an exasperated look on his face
    • felt exasperated beyond endurance


  1. exasperate or irritate

    Synonyms : aggravate, exasperate
    Type Of : anger
  2. make worse

    Synonyms : aggravate, exasperate, worsen
    Type Of : change, alter, modify


  1. excrete or discharge from the body

    Synonyms : empty, void
    Type Of : pass, egest, eliminate, excrete
  2. create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel)

    Type Of : empty
  3. empty completely

    Type Of : empty
    Examples :
    • evacuate the bottle
  4. move out of an unsafe location into safety

    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • After the earthquake, residents were evacuated
  5. move people from their homes or country

    Type Of : displace


  1. any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds

    Synonyms : music
    Type Of : sound, auditory sensation


  1. an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh

    Antonyms : dysphemism
    Type Of : expression, locution, saying


  1. to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits

    Synonyms : overly, to a fault, too


  1. a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently

    Synonyms : eulogium
    Type Of : kudos, extolment, congratulations, praise
  2. a formal expression of praise

    Synonyms : encomium, paean, panegyric, pean
    Type Of : congratulations, kudos, extolment, praise


  1. a history of a word

    Type Of : history, chronicle, account, story
  2. the study of the sources and development of words

    Type Of : linguistics


  1. choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

    Synonyms : adopt, follow
    Type Of : select, pick out, choose, take
    Examples :
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  2. take in marriage

    Synonyms : conjoin, get hitched with, get married, hook up with, marry, wed
    Type Of : unify, unite
  3. take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

    Synonyms : adopt, embrace, sweep up
    Type Of : accept


  1. confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle

    Antonyms : exoteric
    Examples :
    • a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories