1. giving strong encouragement

    Synonyms : exhortative, exhortatory, hortative


  1. worthy of religious veneration

    Synonyms : sacred
    Examples :
    • Jerusalem's hallowed soil


  1. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

    Synonyms : banal, commonplace, old-hat, shopworn, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn
    Examples :
    • hackneyed phrases


  1. professing feelings or virtues one does not have

    Examples :
    • hypocritical praise


  1. suffering from hypochondria

    Synonyms : hypochondriacal
  2. a patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments

    Type Of : patient


  1. extravagant exaggeration

    Synonyms : exaggeration
    Type Of : figure, figure of speech, image, trope


  1. make perfect or complete

    Synonyms : perfect
    Type Of : amend, better, ameliorate, improve, meliorate
  2. a whetstone made of fine gritstone; used for sharpening razors

    Type Of : whetstone
  3. sharpen with a hone

    Type Of : sharpen
    Examples :
    • hone a knife


  1. showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair

    Synonyms : gray, gray-haired, gray-headed, grey, grey-haired, grey-headed, grizzly, hoar, white-haired
    Examples :
    • nodded his hoary head
  2. ancient

    Synonyms : rusty
    Examples :
    • hoary jokes
  3. covered with fine whitish hairs or down

    Synonyms : canescent


  1. characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected

    Synonyms : melodramatic
    Examples :
    • histrionic gestures


  1. be a hindrance or obstacle to

    Synonyms : impede
    Type Of : keep, prevent
  2. put at a disadvantage

    Synonyms : hamper, handicap
    Type Of : disfavor, disadvantage, disfavour
    Examples :
    • The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements
  3. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

    Synonyms : block, blockade, embarrass, obstruct, stymie, stymy
    Type Of : preclude, prevent, forbid, foreclose, forestall
  4. located at or near the back of an animal

    Synonyms : back, hind
    Examples :
    • the hinder part of a carcass