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


  1. not having a job

    Synonyms : jobless, out of work
    Examples :
    • idle carpenters
  2. not in active use

    Synonyms : unused
    Examples :
    • the machinery sat idle during the strike
    • idle hands
  3. without a basis in reason or fact

    Synonyms : baseless, groundless, unfounded, unwarranted, wild
    Examples :
    • idle fears
  4. be idle; exist in a changeless situation

    Synonyms : laze, slug, stagnate
    Antonyms : work
  5. run disconnected or idle

    Synonyms : tick over
    Antonyms : run
  6. silly or trivial

    Synonyms : light
    Examples :
    • idle pleasure
    • light idle chatter
  7. lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility

    Synonyms : loose
    Examples :
    • idle talk
  8. not yielding a return

    Synonyms : dead
    Examples :
    • idle funds
  9. not in action or at work

    Antonyms : busy
    Examples :
    • an idle laborer
    • idle drifters
    • the idle rich
    • an idle mind
  10. the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling

    Type Of : operation
    Examples :
    • the car engine was running at idle


  1. the act of making immune (especially by inoculation)

    Synonyms : immunisation
    Type Of : protection