1. state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

    Synonyms : felicity
    Antonyms : unhappiness
    Type Of : spirit, emotional state
  2. emotions experienced when in a state of well-being

    Antonyms : sadness
    Type Of : feeling


  1. longing to return home


  1. your deepest feelings of love and compassion

    Type Of : compassion, compassionateness, love
    Examples :
    • many adoption cases tug at the heartstrings


  1. the act of jumping over an obstacle

    Synonyms : vault
    Type Of : jump, jumping
  2. a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races

    Type Of : barrier
  3. an obstacle that you are expected to overcome

    Type Of : obstacle, obstruction
    Examples :
    • the last hurdle before graduation
  4. jump a hurdle

    Type Of : vault, overleap


  1. large outdoor signboard

    Synonyms : billboard
    Type Of : sign, signboard


  1. a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives

    Synonyms : dissembler, dissimulator, phoney, phony, pretender
    Type Of : deceiver, slicker, cheat, trickster, cheater, beguiler


  1. to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

    Synonyms : amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, magnify, overdraw, overstate
    Type Of : misinform, mislead


  1. depriving one of self-esteem

    Synonyms : abasement
    Type Of : debasement, degradation
  2. an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect

    Synonyms : mortification
    Type Of : example, case, instance
    Examples :
    • he had to undergo one humiliation after another
  3. strong feelings of embarrassment

    Synonyms : chagrin, mortification
    Type Of : embarrassment
  4. state of disgrace or loss of self-respect

    Type Of : shame, ignominy, disgrace


  1. commonly used or practiced; usual

    Synonyms : accustomed, customary, wonted
    Examples :
    • his habitual comment


  1. subnormal body temperature

    Antonyms : hyperthermia
    Type Of : physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state