1. a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something

    Synonyms : dedication
    Type Of : message
  2. letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something

    Synonyms : lettering
    Type Of : written material, piece of writing, writing
  3. the activity of inscribing (especially carving or engraving) letters or words

    Type Of : writing, committal to writing


  1. not deserving to be admitted

    Antonyms : admissible
    Examples :
    • inadmissible evidence


  1. too obvious to be doubted

    Synonyms : beyond doubt


  1. a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect

    Synonyms : affront
    Type Of : offensive activity, discourtesy, offence, offense
    Examples :
    • turning his back on me was a deliberate insult
  2. treat, mention, or speak to rudely

    Synonyms : affront, diss
    Type Of : bruise, hurt, injure, offend, spite, wound
    Examples :
    • He insulted her with his rude remarks
  3. a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

    Synonyms : abuse, contumely, revilement, vilification
    Type Of : disrespect, discourtesy
    Examples :
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team


  1. an overwhelming number or amount

    Synonyms : deluge, flood, torrent
    Type Of : wad, deal, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, batch, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot
  2. the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

    Synonyms : alluvion, deluge, flood
    Type Of : geological phenomenon
    Examples :
    • plains fertilized by annual inundations


  1. have as a necessary feature

    Synonyms : imply
    Type Of : feature, have
    Examples :
    • This decision involves many changes
  2. connect closely and often incriminatingly

    Synonyms : affect, regard
    Type Of : bear on, relate, come to, refer, pertain, concern, have to do with, touch on, touch
  3. require as useful, just, or proper

    Synonyms : ask, call for, demand, necessitate, need, postulate, require, take
  4. contain as a part

    Type Of : include
    Examples :
    • Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses
  5. engage as a participant

    Type Of : let in, include, admit
    Examples :
    • Don't involve me in your family affairs!
  6. make complex or intricate or complicated

    Type Of : rarify, complicate, refine, elaborate
    Examples :
    • The situation was rather involved
  7. occupy or engage the interest of

    Type Of : occupy, engross, absorb, engage
    Examples :
    • His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon


  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. a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

    Synonyms : machination
    Type Of : game, plot, secret plan
  2. form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

    Synonyms : connive, scheme
    Type Of : plot
  3. cause to be interested or curious

    Synonyms : fascinate
    Type Of : interest, matter to
  4. a clandestine love affair

    Type Of : love affair, romance


  1. weather unsuitable for outdoor activities

    Synonyms : bad weather, inclementness
    Type Of : weather condition, conditions, weather, atmospheric condition
  2. excessive sternness

    Synonyms : hardness, harshness, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness, severeness, severity, stiffness
    Type Of : sternness, strictness


  1. defying expression

    Synonyms : unexpressible
    Antonyms : expressible