1. inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

    Synonyms : combative, contentious, disputatious, disputative
    Examples :
    • a litigious and acrimonious spirit
  2. of or relating to litigation


  1. change into stone

    Synonyms : petrify
    Type Of : fossilise, fossilize


  1. a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land

    Type Of : body of water, water
  2. any of numerous bright translucent organic pigments

    Type Of : pigment
  3. a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal

    Type Of : pigment


  1. the probability of a specified outcome

    Synonyms : likeliness
    Antonyms : unlikelihood
    Type Of : probability


  1. the financial means whereby one lives

    Synonyms : bread and butter, keep, living, support, sustenance
    Type Of : resource
    Examples :
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood


  1. a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key

    Synonyms : ignition lock
    Type Of : restraint, constraint
  2. place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape

    Synonyms : lock away, lock in, lock up, put away, shut away, shut up
    Type Of : confine
    Examples :
    • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
    • She locked her jewels in the safe
  3. enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it

    Synonyms : lock chamber
    Type Of : enclosure
  4. hold in a locking position

    Synonyms : interlace, interlock
    Type Of : take hold, hold
    Examples :
    • He locked his hands around her neck
  5. keep engaged

    Synonyms : engage, mesh, operate
    Type Of : move, displace
  6. a strand or cluster of hair

    Synonyms : curl, ringlet, whorl
    Type Of : hair
  7. become engaged or intermeshed with one another

    Synonyms : interlock
    Type Of : squeeze, hug, bosom, embrace
    Examples :
    • They were locked in embrace
  8. a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed

    Type Of : fixing, fastening, holdfast, fastener
  9. a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun

    Type Of : mechanism
  10. any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured

    Type Of : wrestling hold
  11. become rigid or immoveable

    Antonyms : unlock
    Type Of : engage
    Examples :
    • The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise
  12. build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

    Type Of : make, build, construct
  13. fasten with a lock

    Antonyms : unlock
    Type Of : fasten, fix, secure
    Examples :
    • lock the bike to the fence
  14. hold fast (in a certain state)

    Type Of : overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, whelm, sweep over
    Examples :
    • He was locked in a laughing fit
  15. pass by means through a lock in a waterway

    Type Of : pass


  1. liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit

    Synonyms : largess, magnanimity, munificence, openhandedness
    Type Of : liberality, liberalness
  2. a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously

    Synonyms : largess
    Type Of : gift


  1. a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something

    Synonyms : character, quality
    Type Of : dimension, attribute, property
  2. the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin

    Synonyms : feature
    Type Of : body part
    Examples :
    • his lineaments were very regular


  1. tolerant or lenient

    Synonyms : indulgent, soft
  2. not strict

    Examples :
    • lenient rules
  3. characterized by tolerance and mercy


  1. be idle; exist in a changeless situation

    Synonyms : idle, slug, stagnate