insular

  1. narrowly restricted in outlook or scope

    Synonyms : parochial
    Examples :
    • insular attitudes toward foreigners
  2. suggestive of the isolated life of an island

    Examples :
    • an exceedingly insular man; so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of a novelist
  3. relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island

    Examples :
    • insular territories
    • Hawaii's insular culture

insinuation

  1. the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments

    Synonyms : ingratiation
    Type Of : blandishment, wheedling
    Examples :
    • she refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor
  2. an indirect (and usually malicious) implication

    Synonyms : innuendo
    Type Of : implication

injunction

  1. (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity

    Synonyms : cease and desist order, enjoining, enjoinment
    Type Of : ban, prohibition, proscription
    Examples :
    • injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order
  2. a formal command or admonition

    Type Of : bid, bidding, command, dictation

indolent

  1. disinclined to work or exertion

    Synonyms : faineant, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shy
    Examples :
    • an indolent hanger-on
  2. (of tumors, e.g.) slow to heal or develop and usually painless

    Examples :
    • an indolent ulcer
    • leprosy is an indolent infectious disease

immune

  1. relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)

    Synonyms : resistant
  2. a person who is immune to a particular infection

    Type Of : someone, soul, individual, mortal, person, somebody
  3. secure against

    Examples :
    • immune from taxation as long as he resided in Bermuda
    • immune from criminal prosecution
  4. (usually followed by `to') not affected by a given influence

    Examples :
    • immune to persuasion
  5. relating to the condition of immunity

    Examples :
    • the immune system

illation

  1. the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation

    Synonyms : inference
    Type Of : abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning

inference

  1. the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation

    Synonyms : illation
    Type Of : abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning

ire

  1. a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

    Synonyms : anger, choler
    Type Of : emotion
  2. belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)

    Synonyms : anger, ira, wrath
    Type Of : deadly sin, mortal sin

impeach

  1. bring an accusation against; level a charge against

    Synonyms : accuse, criminate, incriminate
    Type Of : accuse, charge
  2. challenge the honesty or veracity of

    Type Of : challenge
    Examples :
    • the lawyers tried to impeach the credibility of the witnesses
  3. charge (a public official) with an offense or misdemeanor committed while in office

    Type Of : charge, lodge, file
    Examples :
    • The President was impeached

infanticide

  1. a person who murders an infant

    Type Of : liquidator, manslayer, murderer
  2. murdering an infant

    Type Of : execution, murder, slaying