1. the trait of being hard to influence or control

    Synonyms : intractableness
    Antonyms : tractability
    Type Of : trait


  1. the quality of being impossible to investigate

    Type Of : incomprehensibility
    Examples :
    • the inscrutability of the future


  1. incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch

    Synonyms : impalpable
    Antonyms : tangible
    Examples :
    • the intangible constituent of energy
  2. lacking substance or reality; incapable of being touched or seen

    Synonyms : nonphysical
    Examples :
    • that intangible thing--the soul
  3. assets that are saleable though not material or physical

    Synonyms : intangible asset
    Type Of : assets
  4. hard to pin down or identify

    Examples :
    • an intangible feeling of impending disaster
  5. (of especially business assets) not having physical substance or intrinsic productive value

    Antonyms : tangible
    Examples :
    • intangible assets such as good will


  1. beg persistently and urgently

    Synonyms : insist
    Type Of : beg, implore, pray
    Examples :
    • I importune you to help them


  1. given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

    Synonyms : hard, heavy
  2. excessive in behavior

    Antonyms : temperate
    Examples :
    • intemperate rage
  3. (of weather or climate) not mild; subject to extremes

    Antonyms : temperate
    Examples :
    • an intemperate climate
    • intemperate zones


  1. characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin

    Synonyms : sinful, ungodly
    Examples :
    • iniquitous deeds


  1. only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

    Synonyms : incipient
    Examples :
    • a vague inchoate idea


  1. the time between two reigns, governments, etc.

    Type Of : interim, lag, meantime, meanwhile


  1. a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life

    Synonyms : bucolic, eclogue, idyl
    Type Of : pastoral
  2. a musical composition that evokes rural life

    Synonyms : idyl, pastoral, pastorale
    Type Of : opus, piece, piece of music, musical composition, composition
  3. an episode of such pastoral or romantic charm as to qualify as the subject of a poetic idyll

    Type Of : episode


  1. influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

    Synonyms : blarney, cajole, coax, palaver, sweet-talk, wheedle
    Type Of : persuade