1. immunity from an obligation or duty

    Synonyms : exemption
    Type Of : unsusceptibility, immunity
  2. the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints

    Type Of : state


  1. failure to reach a minimum required performance

    Synonyms : failing
    Type Of : failure
    Examples :
    • he got two flunks on his report
  2. fail to get a passing grade

    Synonyms : bomb, fail, flush it


  1. a boy or man

    Synonyms : blighter, bloke, chap, cuss, feller, fellow, gent, lad
    Type Of : male, male person


  1. fit or ready for use or service

    Synonyms : operable, operational, usable, useable
    Examples :
    • the toaster was still functional even after being dropped
  2. (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing

    Synonyms : operative, running, working
    Examples :
    • a functional set of brakes
  3. designed for or adapted to a function or use

    Examples :
    • functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical
    • functional architecture
  4. designed for or capable of a particular function or use

    Antonyms : nonfunctional
    Examples :
    • a style of writing in which every word is functional
    • functional architecture
  5. involving or affecting function rather than physiology

    Antonyms : organic
    Examples :
    • functional deafness
  6. relating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure

    Examples :
    • the problem now is not a constitutional one; it is a functional one
    • delegates elected on a functional rather than a geographical basis


  1. cooked by frying in fat

    Synonyms : deep-fried


  1. a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer

    Synonyms : diskette, floppy disk
    Type Of : disc, disk, magnetic disc, magnetic disk
    Examples :
    • floppy disks are noted for their relatively slow speed and small capacity and low price
  2. hanging limply

    Examples :
    • a spaniel with floppy ears


  1. a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk

    Synonyms : folk tale
    Type Of : narrative, story, tale, narration


  1. imagination unrestricted by reality

    Synonyms : phantasy
    Type Of : imagination, imaginativeness, vision
    Examples :
    • a schoolgirl fantasy
  2. indulge in fantasies

    Synonyms : fantasise, fantasize
    Type Of : imagine, conceive of, envisage, ideate
  3. something many people believe that is false

    Synonyms : fancy, illusion, phantasy
    Type Of : misconception
  4. fiction with a large amount of imagination in it

    Synonyms : phantasy
    Type Of : fiction


  1. caused to show discomposure

    Synonyms : bothered, daunted
    Examples :
    • refused to be fazed by the objections


  1. affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)

    Synonyms : caressing, cuddling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snuggling
    Type Of : arousal, foreplay, stimulation