1. liable to change

    Examples :
    • an emotionally labile person
  2. (chemistry, physics, biology) readily undergoing change or breakdown


  1. excessively mournful


  1. censure severely or angrily

    Synonyms : bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, scold, take to task, trounce
    Type Of : criticise, pick apart, criticize, knock
  2. beat with a cane

    Synonyms : cane, flog, lambast
    Type Of : beat, beat up, work over


  1. kill without legal sanction

    Type Of : kill
    Examples :
    • The blood-thirsty mob lynched the alleged killer of the child


  1. having strong sexual appeal

    Synonyms : juicy, lush, red-hot, toothsome, voluptuous
  2. extremely pleasing to the sense of taste

    Synonyms : delectable, delicious, pleasant-tasting, scrumptious, toothsome, yummy


  1. an awkward stupid person

    Synonyms : clod, gawk, goon, lout, lubber, lump, oaf, stumblebum
    Type Of : clumsy person


  1. moderately warm

    Synonyms : tepid
    Examples :
    • he hates lukewarm coffee
  2. feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm

    Synonyms : half-hearted, halfhearted, tepid
    Examples :
    • gave only lukewarm support to the candidate


  1. broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce

    Synonyms : farcical, ridiculous
    Examples :
    • ludicrous green hair
  2. so unreasonable as to invite derision

    Synonyms : absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous
    Examples :
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion


  1. (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable

    Synonyms : crystal clear, limpid, luculent, pellucid, perspicuous
    Examples :
    • lucid directions
    • pellucid prose
  2. transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity

    Synonyms : crystal clear, crystalline, limpid, pellucid, transparent
    Examples :
    • lucid air
    • a pellucid brook
  3. capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner

    Synonyms : coherent, logical
    Examples :
    • a lucid thinker
  4. having a clear mind

    Examples :
    • a lucid moment in his madness


  1. full of trivial conversation

    Synonyms : chatty, gabby, garrulous, talkative, talky