1. agreeable, conducive to comfort

    Synonyms : kind
    Examples :
    • the genial sunshine
  2. diffusing warmth and friendliness

    Synonyms : affable, amiable, cordial
    Examples :
    • a genial host
  3. of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw

    Synonyms : mental


  1. lacking social polish

    Synonyms : graceless, unpolished
    Examples :
    • too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate
    • their excellent manners always made me feel gauche


  1. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

    Synonyms : binge, englut, engorge, gorge, gormandise, gormandize, gourmandize, ingurgitate, overeat, overgorge, overindulge, pig out, satiate, scarf out, stuff
    Type Of : eat
  2. supply with an excess of

    Synonyms : flood, oversupply
    Type Of : supply, furnish, provide, render
  3. the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall

    Synonyms : oversupply, surfeit
    Type Of : overabundance, overmuchness, superabundance, overmuch


  1. (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display

    Synonyms : flashy, jazzy, showy, sporty
  2. tastelessly showy

    Synonyms : brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy
    Examples :
    • a gaudy costume
  3. (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college

    Type Of : banquet, feast


  1. in an advanced stage of pregnancy

    Synonyms : big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, heavy, large, with child
    Examples :
    • was great with child
  2. of major significance or importance

    Synonyms : outstanding
    Examples :
    • a great work of art
  3. uppercase

    Synonyms : capital, majuscule
    Examples :
    • great A
  4. very good

    Synonyms : bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, old, peachy, slap-up, smashing, swell
    Examples :
    • had a great time at the party
  5. a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field

    Type Of : achiever, succeeder, success, winner
    Examples :
    • he is one of the greats of American music
  6. relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind

    Examples :
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay
  7. remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect

    Examples :
    • a great crisis
    • had a great stake in the outcome


  1. a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine

    Synonyms : bug
    Type Of : defect, fault, flaw


  1. inconceivably large

    Synonyms : astronomic, astronomical
  2. of or relating to a galaxy (especially our galaxy the Milky Way)

    Examples :
    • the galactic plane


  1. the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

    Synonyms : burden, core, effect, essence
    Type Of : significance, signification, import, meaning
  2. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

    Synonyms : center, centre, core, essence, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum
    Type Of : cognitive content, content, mental object
    Examples :
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument


  1. a political system governed by old men

    Type Of : form of government, political system


  1. make a groove in

    Synonyms : rout
    Type Of : hollow, core out, hollow out
  2. force with the thumb

    Synonyms : force out
    Type Of : mutilate, mar
    Examples :
    • gouge out his eyes
  3. obtain by coercion or intimidation

    Synonyms : extort, rack, squeeze, wring
    Type Of : gazump, surcharge, hook, soak, fleece, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob
  4. an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

    Synonyms : dent, ding, nick
    Type Of : blemish, defect, mar
  5. and edge tool with a blade like a trough for cutting channels or grooves

    Type Of : edge tool
  6. the act of gouging

    Type Of : creating by removal