1. the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings

    Synonyms : evangel, gospels
    Type Of : religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing
  2. folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul)

    Synonyms : gospel singing
    Type Of : folk music, ethnic music, folk
  3. the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group

    Synonyms : church doctrine, creed, religious doctrine
    Type Of : school of thought, philosophical system, doctrine, philosophy, ism
  4. an unquestionable truth

    Synonyms : gospel truth
    Type Of : truth, true statement
    Examples :
    • his word was gospel
  5. a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance

    Type Of : philosophy, ism, doctrine, school of thought, philosophical system
    Examples :
    • Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed


  1. eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)

    Synonyms : gula, overeating
    Type Of : deadly sin, mortal sin
  2. habitual eating to excess

    Type Of : intemperance


  1. something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

    Synonyms : doodad, doohickey, doojigger, gimmick, gismo, gubbins, thingamabob, thingamajig, thingmabob, thingmajig, thingumabob, thingumajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatchamacallum, whatsis, widget
    Type Of : stuff
    Examples :
    • there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use
  2. a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

    Synonyms : appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gismo, widget
    Type Of : device


  1. remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense

    Synonyms : guilt feelings, guilt trip, guilty conscience
    Type Of : compunction, remorse, self-reproach
  2. the state of having committed an offense

    Synonyms : guiltiness
    Antonyms : innocence
    Type Of : condition, status


  1. a Christian as contrasted with a Jew

    Synonyms : goy, non-jew
    Type Of : christian
  2. a person who does not acknowledge your god

    Synonyms : heathen, infidel, pagan
    Type Of : nonreligious person
  3. a Christian

    Type Of : christian
    Examples :
    • Christians refer to themselves as gentiles
  4. a person who is not a member of one's own religion; used in this sense by Mormons and Hindus

    Type Of : soul, individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone
  5. belonging to or characteristic of non-Jewish peoples


  1. high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation

    Synonyms : grandiloquence, magniloquence, ornateness, rhetoric
    Type Of : expressive style, style
    Examples :
    • the grandiosity of his prose


  1. acting generously

    Synonyms : unselfishness
    Type Of : share-out, sharing
  2. the trait of being willing to give your money or time

    Synonyms : generousness
    Antonyms : stinginess
    Type Of : kindness


  1. a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess

    Synonyms : glutton, gourmandizer, trencherman
    Type Of : eater, feeder


  1. accorded sacrosanct or authoritative standing

    Synonyms : canonised, canonized


  1. feel about uncertainly or blindly

    Synonyms : fumble
    Type Of : seek, look for, search
    Examples :
    • She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom
  2. fondle for sexual pleasure

    Type Of : fondle, caress
    Examples :
    • He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly
  3. search blindly or uncertainly

    Type Of : try, assay, attempt, essay, seek
    Examples :
    • His mind groped to make the connection
  4. the act of groping; and instance of groping

    Type Of : touch, touching