1. lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly

    Synonyms : hesitating


  1. writing that resembles hieroglyphics (usually by being illegible)

    Synonyms : hieroglyphic
    Type Of : writing
  2. a writing system using picture symbols; used in ancient Egypt

    Synonyms : hieroglyphic
    Type Of : orthography, writing system


  1. the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities

    Synonyms : mindfulness
    Antonyms : heedlessness
    Type Of : attentiveness


  1. sincerely earnest

    Synonyms : dear, devout, earnest
    Examples :
    • heartfelt condolences


  1. lacking in feeling or pity or warmth

    Synonyms : hardhearted
  2. devoid of courage or enthusiasm


  1. an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs

    Synonyms : nettle rash, urticaria, urtication
    Type Of : efflorescence, hypersensitivity reaction, rash, roseola, skin rash


  1. causing fear or dread or terror

    Synonyms : awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrific, terrible
    Examples :
    • horrendous explosions shook the city


  1. convert (plant material) into hay

    Type Of : convert
  2. grass mowed and cured for use as fodder

    Type Of : fodder


  1. used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time

    Synonyms : as yet, hitherto, so far, thus far, til now, until now, up to now, yet


  1. shaded by means of fine parallel or crossed lines

    Synonyms : crosshatched
  2. emerged from an egg