1. the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others

    Synonyms : closing off
    Type Of : separation
  2. a country's withdrawal from international politics

    Type Of : nonparticipation, non-involvement, non-engagement
    Examples :
    • he opposed a policy of American isolation
  3. a feeling of being disliked and alone

    Type Of : estrangement, alienation, disaffection
  4. a state of separation between persons or groups

    Type Of : separation
  5. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it

    Type Of : defense, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defence mechanism, defense reaction, defence


  1. an inability to read

    Synonyms : analphabetism
    Antonyms : literacy
    Type Of : inability
  2. ignorance resulting from not reading

    Type Of : ignorance


  1. a destroyer of images used in religious worship

    Synonyms : image breaker
    Type Of : waster, destroyer, ruiner, undoer, uprooter
  2. someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions

    Type Of : assailant, assaulter, attacker, aggressor


  1. of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

    Synonyms : deficient
    Antonyms : sufficient
    Examples :
    • insufficient funds


  1. between or among galaxies

    Examples :
    • intergalactic space


  1. (music) melodic subject of a musical composition

    Synonyms : melodic theme, musical theme, theme
    Type Of : melodic phrase, melody, air, tune, strain, line, melodic line
    Examples :
    • the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it
  2. an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

    Synonyms : approximation, estimate, estimation
    Type Of : computation, calculation, reckoning, figuring
    Examples :
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  3. the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

    Synonyms : thought
    Type Of : mental object, cognitive content, content
    Examples :
    • it was not a good idea
  4. your intention; what you intend to do

    Synonyms : mind
    Type Of : aim, intent, design, purpose, intention
    Examples :
    • the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces
  5. a personal view

    Type Of : persuasion, thought, opinion, sentiment, view
    Examples :
    • he has an idea that we don't like him


  1. lacking or showing lack of judgment or discretion; unwise

    Examples :
    • an injudicious measure
    • the result of an injudicious decision


  1. any entry into an area not previously occupied

    Synonyms : encroachment, invasion
    Type Of : entrance, entering
  2. entry to another's property without right or permission

    Synonyms : encroachment, trespass, usurpation, violation
    Type Of : wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing, actus reus
  3. entrance by force or without permission or welcome

    Type Of : entering, incoming, entrance, entry, ingress
  4. rock produced by an intrusive process

    Type Of : stone, rock
  5. the forcing of molten rock into fissures or between strata of an earlier rock formation

    Type Of : geological process, geologic process


  1. travel from place to place, as for work

    Type Of : move around, travel


  1. the trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise

    Synonyms : intransigence
    Type Of : bullheadedness, obstinacy, obstinance, pigheadedness, self-will, stubbornness