1. enclosed in the same envelope or package

    Examples :
    • the included check


  1. not eligible

    Antonyms : eligible
    Examples :
    • ineligible to vote
    • ineligible for retirement benefits
  2. prohibited by official rules

    Examples :
    • an ineligible pass receiver


  1. inducing or influencing; leading on

    Synonyms : inducive
    Examples :
    • inductive to the sin of Eve
  2. arising from inductance

    Examples :
    • inductive reactance
  3. of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion

    Antonyms : deductive
    Examples :
    • inductive reasoning


  1. somewhat ill or prone to illness

    Synonyms : ailing, peaked, poorly, seedy, sickly, under the weather, unwell
    Examples :
    • feeling a bit indisposed today
  2. (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed

    Synonyms : antipathetic, antipathetical, averse, loath, loth
    Examples :
    • clearly indisposed to grant their request


  1. perform without preparation

    Synonyms : ad-lib, extemporise, extemporize, improvize
    Type Of : do, execute, perform
  2. manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand

    Synonyms : extemporize
    Type Of : contend, cope, deal, make do, make out, manage, get by, grapple
    Examples :
    • after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks


  1. stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

    Synonyms : drunk, gone, inebriated, ripped
    Antonyms : sober
    Examples :
    • a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors
  2. as if under the influence of alcohol

    Synonyms : drunk
    Examples :
    • felt intoxicated by her success


  1. impressive in appearance

    Synonyms : baronial, noble, stately
    Examples :
    • an imposing residence
  2. used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person

    Synonyms : distinguished, grand, magisterial
    Examples :
    • the monarch's imposing presence


  1. an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

    Synonyms : break, disruption, gap
    Type Of : holdup, delay
  2. a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

    Synonyms : break, intermission, pause, suspension
    Type Of : time interval, interval
  3. some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

    Synonyms : break
    Type Of : occurrent, happening, natural event, occurrence
    Examples :
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption


  1. (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence

    Synonyms : main
    Antonyms : dependent
    Examples :
    • the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb
  2. (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces

    Synonyms : autonomous, self-governing, sovereign
  3. a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)

    Synonyms : fencesitter, mugwump
    Type Of : individualist
  4. a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them

    Synonyms : free-lance, free lance, freelance, freelancer, self-employed person
    Type Of : worker
  5. free from external control and constraint

    Antonyms : dependent
    Examples :
    • an independent mind
    • a series of independent judgments
    • fiercely independent individualism
  6. not controlled by a party or interest group


  1. investigate scientifically

    Synonyms : look into
    Type Of : examine, analyse, analyze, canvass, study
    Examples :
    • Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese
  2. conduct an inquiry or investigation of

    Synonyms : enquire, inquire
    Type Of : examine, probe
    Examples :
    • The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities