1. the quality of being crafty

    Synonyms : craftiness, deceitfulness
    Type Of : disingenuousness
  2. the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

    Synonyms : chicane, chicanery, shenanigan, trickery, wile
    Type Of : dissimulation, dissembling, deceit, deception
  3. shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

    Synonyms : craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, slyness, wiliness
    Type Of : astuteness, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness


  1. a burst of deep loud hearty laughter

    Synonyms : belly laugh
    Type Of : laugh, laughter
  2. laugh boisterously

    Synonyms : laugh loudly
    Type Of : express joy, express mirth, laugh


  1. composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency

    Synonyms : coarse-grained, farinaceous, grainy, granular, granulose, mealy
  2. willing to face danger

    Synonyms : game, gamey, gamy, mettlesome, spirited, spunky


  1. instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others

    Examples :
    • he is a gregarious person who avoids solitude
  2. (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species

    Antonyms : ungregarious
    Examples :
    • gregarious bird species
  3. (of plants) growing in groups that are close together

    Antonyms : ungregarious


  1. (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface

    Synonyms : gravitation, gravitational attraction, gravitational force
    Type Of : attraction, attractive force
    Examples :
    • the more remote the body the less the gravity
  2. a solemn and dignified feeling

    Synonyms : solemnity
    Antonyms : levity
    Type Of : feeling
  3. a manner that is serious and solemn

    Synonyms : graveness, soberness, sobriety, somberness, sombreness
    Type Of : seriousness, serious-mindedness, sincerity, earnestness


  1. unnecessary and unwarranted

    Synonyms : needless, uncalled-for
  2. costing nothing

    Synonyms : complimentary, costless, free, gratis
  3. without cause

    Examples :
    • a gratuitous insult


  1. without payment

    Synonyms : for free, free of charge
    Examples :
    • I'll give you this gratis
  2. costing nothing

    Synonyms : complimentary, costless, free, gratuitous


  1. gnaw into; make resentful or angry

    Synonyms : eat into, fret, rankle
    Type Of : vex, annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile
  2. scratch repeatedly

    Synonyms : scrape
    Type Of : rub
  3. make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

    Synonyms : grind
    Type Of : fragmentize, break up, fragment, fragmentise
    Examples :
    • grate one's teeth in anger
  4. a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air

    Synonyms : grating
    Type Of : barrier
  5. a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

    Synonyms : grating
    Type Of : framework, frame
  6. a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something

    Type Of : noise
  7. furnish with a grate

    Type Of : supply, furnish, provide, render
    Examples :
    • a grated fireplace
  8. reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface

    Type Of : rub
    Examples :
    • grate carrots and onions
    • grate nutmeg


  1. a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion

    Synonyms : prod
    Type Of : device
  2. stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick

    Synonyms : prick
    Type Of : jab, stab
  3. give heart or courage to

    Synonyms : spur
    Type Of : encourage
  4. a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

    Synonyms : goading, prod, prodding, spur, spurring, urging
    Type Of : encouragement
  5. annoy or provoke, as by constant criticism

    Synonyms : needle
    Type Of : plague, provoke, harass, harry, hassle, molest, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy
  6. urge with or as if with a goad

    Type Of : incite, prod, egg on


  1. devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

    Synonyms : frigid, frosty, frozen, icy, wintry
    Examples :
    • a glacial handshake
  2. extremely cold

    Synonyms : arctic, frigid, gelid, icy, polar
    Examples :
    • glacial winds
  3. relating to or derived from a glacier

    Examples :
    • glacial deposit