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


  1. not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside

    Antonyms : intrinsic
    Examples :
    • extrinsic evidence
    • an extrinsic feature of the new building
    • that style is something extrinsic to the subject
    • looking for extrinsic aid


  1. draw from specific cases for more general cases

    Synonyms : generalise, generalize, infer
    Type Of : conclude, reason, reason out
  2. estimate the value of

    Synonyms : interpolate
    Type Of : work out, figure, reckon, cipher, calculate, compute, cypher
  3. gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating

    Type Of : infer, derive, deduct, deduce