1. stopping and starting at irregular intervals

    Examples :
    • intermittent rain showers


  1. tiresomely long; seemingly without end

    Synonyms : endless, eternal
    Examples :
    • an interminable sermon


  1. in opposition to a civil authority or government

    Synonyms : seditious, subversive
  2. a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment

    Synonyms : guerilla, guerrilla, irregular
    Type Of : warrior
  3. a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)

    Synonyms : freedom fighter, insurrectionist, rebel
    Type Of : crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, revolutionary, revolutionist, social reformer, subversive, subverter


  1. someone who deliberately foments trouble

    Synonyms : firebrand, inciter, instigant, provoker
    Type Of : mischief-maker, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler, bad hat
    Examples :
    • she was the instigator of their quarrel
  2. a person who initiates a course of action

    Synonyms : initiator
    Type Of : leader


  1. provoke or stir up

    Synonyms : incite, set off, stir up
    Type Of : stimulate, provoke
  2. serve as the inciting cause of

    Synonyms : inspire, prompt
    Type Of : make, get, induce, stimulate, have, cause


  1. lacking taste or flavor or tang

    Synonyms : bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, savorless, savourless, vapid
    Examples :
    • insipid hospital food
  2. lacking interest or significance or impact

    Synonyms : jejune
    Examples :
    • an insipid personality


  1. devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation

    Synonyms : insensate
    Antonyms : sentient
    Examples :
    • insentient (or insensate) stone


  1. of an obscure nature

    Synonyms : cryptic, cryptical, deep, mysterious, mystifying
    Examples :
    • the inscrutable workings of Providence


  1. bring something new to an environment

    Synonyms : introduce
    Type Of : initiate, pioneer


  1. not causing disapproval

    Synonyms : unobjectionable
    Examples :
    • it was an innocuous remark
    • confined himself to innocuous generalities
  2. lacking intent or capacity to injure

    Synonyms : innocent
  3. not injurious to physical or mental health

    Antonyms : noxious