1. an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts

    Synonyms : foiling, thwarting
    Type Of : hinderance, hindrance, interference
  2. the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

    Synonyms : defeat
    Type Of : letdown, disappointment
  3. a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized

    Type Of : annoyance, chafe, vexation
    Examples :
    • her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration


  1. a woman who is engaged to be married

    Synonyms : bride-to-be
    Type Of : betrothed


  1. the dressed hairy coat of a mammal

    Synonyms : pelt
    Type Of : animal skin
  2. a garment made of animal pelts or synthetic fur

    Type Of : garment
  3. dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)

    Type Of : coat, pelage


  1. a facial expression of dislike or displeasure

    Synonyms : scowl
    Type Of : facial expression, facial gesture
  2. look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval

    Synonyms : glower, lour, lower
    Type Of : grimace, make a face, pull a face


  1. a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll

    Synonyms : dog, frankfurter, hot dog, hotdog, weenie, wiener, wienerwurst
    Type Of : sausage
  2. characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

    Synonyms : blunt, candid, forthright, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder
    Examples :
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
  3. stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing

    Synonyms : postmark
    Type Of : stamp
  4. a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century

    Type Of : european
  5. clearly manifest; evident

    Examples :
    • frank enjoyment
  6. exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks

    Type Of : let off, relieve, exempt, excuse


  1. an imperfection in an object or machine

    Synonyms : defect, fault
    Type Of : imperfection, imperfectness
    Examples :
    • a flaw caused the crystal to shatter
  2. add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective

    Synonyms : blemish
    Type Of : damage
  3. an imperfection in a plan or theory or legal document that causes it to fail or that reduces its effectiveness

    Type Of : imperfection, imperfectness
  4. defect or weakness in a person's character

    Type Of : failing, weakness
    Examples :
    • he had his flaws, but he was great nonetheless


  1. breaking of hard tissue such as bone

    Synonyms : break
    Type Of : trauma, hurt, injury, harm
    Examples :
    • it was a nasty fracture
  2. fracture a bone of

    Synonyms : break
    Type Of : wound, injure
  3. (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

    Synonyms : break, fault, faulting, geological fault, shift
    Type Of : scissure, fissure, crevice, crack, cleft
  4. the act of cracking something

    Synonyms : crack, cracking
    Type Of : break, breakage, breaking
  5. become fractured

    Type Of : discontinue, break off, stop, break
    Examples :
    • The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe
  6. break into pieces

    Type Of : break
    Examples :
    • The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle
  7. interrupt, break, or destroy

    Type Of : destroy, destruct
    Examples :
    • fracture the balance of power
  8. violate or abuse

    Type Of : misuse, abuse, pervert
    Examples :
    • This writer really fractures the language
  9. break (a bone)


  1. the fans of a sport or famous person

    Type Of : followers, following

fossil fuel

  1. fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content

    Type Of : fuel


  1. a refrigerator in which the coolant is pumped around by an electric motor

    Synonyms : electric refrigerator
    Type Of : refrigerator, icebox