1. grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)

    Synonyms : handclasp, handshaking, shake
    Type Of : acknowledgement, acknowledgment


  1. exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities

    Synonyms : proportionate, symmetrical
  2. existing together in harmony

    Examples :
    • harmonious family relationships
  3. musically pleasing

    Antonyms : inharmonious
  4. suitable and fitting

    Examples :
    • the tailored clothes were harmonious with her military bearing


  1. by hypothesis


  1. a community of people smaller than a village

    Synonyms : crossroads
    Type Of : community
  2. a settlement smaller than a town

    Synonyms : village
    Type Of : settlement
  3. the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who hoped to avenge the murder of his father


  1. not accessible to view

    Synonyms : concealed, out of sight
    Examples :
    • concealed (or hidden) damage
  2. designed to elude detection

    Synonyms : secret
    Examples :
    • a hidden room or place of concealment such as a priest hole
  3. difficult to find

    Synonyms : obscure
    Examples :
    • hidden valleys
    • a hidden cave


  1. something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

    Synonyms : dupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, put-on
    Type Of : wile, shenanigan, trickery, chicanery, chicane, guile
  2. pretentious or silly talk or writing

    Synonyms : baloney, bilgewater, boloney, bosh, drool, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle
    Type Of : nonsensicality, hokum, meaninglessness, bunk, nonsense
  3. communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive

    Synonyms : snake oil
    Type Of : deception, deceit, misrepresentation
  4. trick or deceive

    Type Of : deceive, delude, cozen, lead on


  1. moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste

    Antonyms : unhurried
    Examples :
    • a hurried trip to the store
    • the hurried life of a city
    • a hurried job


  1. a health facility where patients receive treatment

    Synonyms : infirmary
    Type Of : health facility, medical building, healthcare facility
  2. a medical institution where sick or injured people are given medical or surgical care

    Type Of : medical institution


  1. someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle

    Synonyms : flower child, hippy, hipster
    Type Of : social reformer, reformer, reformist, crusader, meliorist


  1. in a softened tone

    Synonyms : muted, quiet, subdued
    Examples :
    • hushed voices