1. deciduous subshrub of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and clusters of red or purple flowers; a source of indigo dye

    Synonyms : indigo plant, indigofera tinctoria
    Type Of : bush, shrub
  2. a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically

    Synonyms : anil, indigotin
    Type Of : dye, dyestuff
  3. a blue-violet color

    Type Of : reddish blue, violet
  4. having a color between blue and violet

    Examples :
    • indigo flowers

in general

  1. without distinction of one from others

    Synonyms : generally, in the main
    Examples :
    • he is interested in snakes in general


  1. speak against in an impassioned manner

    Synonyms : declaim
    Type Of : protest
  2. complain bitterly

    Synonyms : rail
    Type Of : plain, kick, kvetch, complain, sound off, quetch


  1. an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict

    Synonyms : insurgence
    Type Of : insurrection, rebellion, revolt, rising, uprising


  1. between or among stars

    Examples :
    • the density of hydrogen in interplanetary and interstellar space


  1. made industrial; converted to industrialism

    Synonyms : industrialized


  1. be a signal for or a symptom of

    Synonyms : bespeak, betoken, point, signal
    Type Of : tell
    Examples :
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
  2. indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively

    Synonyms : designate, point, show
    Type Of : inform
    Examples :
    • he indicated his opponents
  3. give evidence of

    Synonyms : argue
    Type Of : lay out, present, represent
    Examples :
    • The results indicate the need for more work
  4. suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine

    Antonyms : contraindicate
    Type Of : inform
    Examples :
    • Tetracycline is indicated in such cases
  5. to state or express briefly

    Antonyms : contraindicate
    Type Of : inform
    Examples :
    • indicated his wishes in a letter


  1. advancing in amount or intensity

    Synonyms : more and more, progressively
    Examples :
    • she became increasingly depressed


  1. not adhering to ethical or moral principles

    Synonyms : base
    Examples :
    • they considered colonialism immoral
  2. deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong

    Antonyms : moral


  1. the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others

    Synonyms : interposition
    Type Of : positioning, locating, placement, position, location, emplacement
  2. a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries

    Synonyms : interference
    Antonyms : nonintervention
    Type Of : foreign policy
  3. care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)

    Synonyms : treatment
    Type Of : aid, attention, care, tending
  4. the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)

    Synonyms : intercession
    Type Of : participation, involvement, involution, engagement
    Examples :
    • it occurs without human intervention
  5. (law) a proceeding that permits a person to enter into a lawsuit already in progress; admission of person not an original party to the suit so that person can protect some right or interest that is allegedly affected by the proceedings

    Type Of : proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings
    Examples :
    • the purpose of intervention is to prevent unnecessary duplication of lawsuits