jejune

  1. displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

    Synonyms : adolescent, juvenile, puerile
    Examples :
    • jejune responses to our problems
  2. of insufficient quantity to meet a need

    Synonyms : inadequate, poor, short
    Examples :
    • the jejune diets of the very poor
  3. lacking interest or significance or impact

    Synonyms : insipid
    Examples :
    • jejune novel

juggernaut

  1. a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way

    Synonyms : steamroller
    Type Of : force, power
  2. an avatar of Vishnu

    Synonyms : jagannath, jagannatha, jagganath
  3. a crude idol of Krishna

    Type Of : god, graven image, idol

jingoist

  1. an extreme bellicose nationalist

    Synonyms : chauvinist, flag-waver, hundred-percenter, jingo, patrioteer
    Type Of : nationalist, patriot

junta

  1. a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power

    Synonyms : military junta
    Type Of : camp, clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack

jovial

  1. full of or showing high-spirited merriment

    Synonyms : gay, jocund, jolly, merry, mirthful
    Examples :
    • a jovial old gentleman

jingoism

  1. an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotions

    Synonyms : flag waving
    Type Of : demagoguery, demagogy
  2. fanatical patriotism

    Synonyms : chauvinism, superpatriotism, ultranationalism
    Type Of : nationalism, patriotism

jamb

  1. upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame

    Type Of : upright, vertical

jibe

  1. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

    Synonyms : barb, dig, gibe, shaft, shot, slam
    Type Of : comment, input, remark
  2. shift from one side of the ship to the other

    Synonyms : change course, gybe, jib
    Type Of : sail
  3. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

    Synonyms : agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, match, tally
    Type Of : be, equal

jade

  1. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

    Synonyms : fag, fag out, fatigue, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary
    Type Of : indispose
  2. an old or over-worked horse

    Synonyms : hack, nag, plug
    Type Of : horse, equus caballus
  3. lose interest or become bored with something or somebody

    Synonyms : fatigue, pall, tire, weary
    Type Of : drop, degenerate, deteriorate, devolve
  4. a semiprecious gemstone that takes a high polish; is usually green but sometimes whitish; consists of jadeite or nephrite

    Synonyms : jadestone
    Type Of : opaque gem
  5. a woman adulterer

    Synonyms : adulteress, fornicatress, hussy, loose woman, slut, strumpet, trollop
    Type Of : adulterer, fornicator
  6. a light green color varying from bluish green to yellowish green

    Synonyms : jade green
    Type Of : viridity, green, greenness
  7. of something having the color of jade; especially varying from bluish green to yellowish green

    Synonyms : jade-green

juxtapose

  1. place side by side

    Type Of : lay, place, pose, position, put, set
    Examples :
    • The fauvists juxtaposed strong colors