1. overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

    Synonyms : arrogance, haughtiness, high-handedness, lordliness
    Type Of : pride, superbia


  1. overbearing pride or presumption

    Type Of : arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, high-handedness, lordliness


  1. strap the foreleg and hind leg together on each side (of a horse) in order to keep the legs on the same side moving in unison

    Synonyms : hopple
    Type Of : strap
    Examples :
    • hobble race horses
  2. the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

    Synonyms : hitch, limp
    Type Of : gait
  3. walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury

    Synonyms : gimp, hitch, limp
    Type Of : walk
    Examples :
    • The old woman hobbles down to the store every day
  4. a shackle for the ankles or feet

    Synonyms : fetter
    Type Of : bond, hamper, shackle, trammel
  5. hamper the action or progress of

    Type Of : hinder, impede
    Examples :
    • The chairman was hobbled by the all-powerful dean


  1. praise vociferously

    Synonyms : acclaim, herald
    Type Of : applaud
    Examples :
    • The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein
  2. be a native of

    Synonyms : come
    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • She hails from Kalamazoo
  3. greet enthusiastically or joyfully

    Synonyms : herald
    Type Of : greet, recognize, recognise
  4. call for

    Type Of : send for, call
    Examples :
    • hail a cab
  5. enthusiastic greeting

    Type Of : salutation, greeting
  6. many objects thrown forcefully through the air

    Type Of : physical object, object
    Examples :
    • a hail of pebbles
    • a hail of bullets
  7. precipitate as small ice particles

    Type Of : fall, precipitate, come down
    Examples :
    • It hailed for an hour
  8. precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents

    Type Of : precipitation, downfall


  1. an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement

    Synonyms : hedging
    Type Of : evasion, equivocation
  2. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

    Synonyms : circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt
    Type Of : avoid
  3. any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change

    Synonyms : hedging
    Type Of : security, protection
  4. a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes

    Synonyms : hedgerow
    Type Of : fence, fencing
  5. enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges

    Synonyms : hedge in
    Type Of : shut in, close in, enclose, inclose
    Examples :
    • hedge the property
  6. hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge

    Type Of : hem in
    Examples :
    • The animals were hedged in
  7. minimize loss or risk

    Type Of : minimise, minimize
    Examples :
    • diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks
    • hedge your bets


  1. be bossy towards

    Synonyms : ballyrag, boss around, browbeat, bully, bullyrag, push around, strong-arm
    Type Of : intimidate
  2. (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War


  1. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

    Synonyms : bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flower, flush, peak, prime
    Type Of : period, period of time, time period


  1. a motley assortment of things

    Synonyms : farrago, gallimaufry, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag
    Type Of : variety, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, assortment
  2. a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas

    Synonyms : jumble, patchwork
    Type Of : theory


  1. any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears

    Synonyms : hound dog
    Type Of : hunting dog
  2. pursue or chase relentlessly

    Synonyms : hunt, trace
    Type Of : track, trail, chase, chase after, tail, dog, give chase, go after, tag
    Examples :
    • the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him
  3. someone who is morally reprehensible

    Synonyms : blackguard, bounder, cad, dog, heel
    Type Of : villain, scoundrel


  1. without care; in a slapdash manner

    Synonyms : haphazardly
    Examples :
    • the Prime Minister was wearing a grey suit and a white shirt with a soft collar, but his neck had become thinner and the collar stood away from it as if it had been bought haphazard
  2. marked by great carelessness

    Synonyms : slapdash, slipshod, sloppy
    Examples :
    • a most haphazard system of record keeping
  3. dependent upon or characterized by chance

    Synonyms : hit-or-miss
    Examples :
    • a haphazard plan of action