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


  1. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

    Synonyms : abatement, reprieve, respite, suspension
    Type Of : break, interruption
  2. a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure

    Synonyms : foramen
    Type Of : gap, opening
  3. a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)

    Type Of : piece


  1. any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position

    Synonyms : heterodoxy, unorthodoxy
    Type Of : orientation
  2. a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion

    Synonyms : unorthodoxy
    Type Of : content, mental object, cognitive content


  1. pay close attention to; give heed to

    Synonyms : listen, mind
    Type Of : obey
  2. paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)

    Synonyms : attentiveness, paying attention, regard
    Type Of : attending, attention
    Examples :
    • he spends without heed to the consequences