impecunious

  1. not having enough money to pay for necessities

    Synonyms : hard up, in straitened circumstances, penniless, penurious, pinched

impartial

  1. free from undue bias or preconceived opinions

    Synonyms : unprejudiced
    Examples :
    • the impartial eye of a scientist
  2. showing lack of favoritism

    Antonyms : partial
    Examples :
    • the cold neutrality of an impartial judge

immutable

  1. not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature

    Synonyms : changeless
    Antonyms : mutable
    Examples :
    • the view of that time was that all species were immutable, created by God
  2. constant and unchanging

    Examples :
    • the immutable laws of nature

immoderate

  1. beyond reasonable limits

    Antonyms : moderate
    Examples :
    • immoderate laughter
    • immoderate spending

illusory

  1. based on or having the nature of an illusion

    Synonyms : illusive
    Examples :
    • Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy

illuminate

  1. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

    Synonyms : clear, clear up, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, elucidate, enlighten, shed light on, sort out, straighten out
    Type Of : clear up, clarify, elucidate
  2. make lighter or brighter

    Synonyms : illume, illumine, light, light up
    Type Of : lighten up, lighten
  3. add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)

    Type Of : embellish, adorn, beautify, decorate, grace, ornament

ignominy

  1. a state of dishonor

    Synonyms : disgrace, shame
    Type Of : dishonor, dishonour
    Examples :
    • suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison

ignominious

  1. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

    Synonyms : black, disgraceful, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful
    Examples :
    • an ignominious retreat

idiosyncrasy

  1. a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

    Synonyms : foible, mannerism
    Type Of : distinctiveness, peculiarity, speciality, specialness, specialty

iconoclast

  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