laxative

  1. a mild cathartic

    Type Of : aperient, cathartic, physic, purgative
  2. stimulating evacuation of feces

    Antonyms : costive

let alone

  1. leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking

    Synonyms : leave, leave alone, leave behind
    Type Of : forbear, refrain
  2. much less

    Synonyms : not to mention
    Examples :
    • she can't boil potatoes, let alone cook a meal

low

  1. no longer sufficient

    Synonyms : depleted
    Examples :
    • supplies are low
  2. the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving

    Synonyms : first, first gear, low gear
    Type Of : gear, gear mechanism
  3. make a low noise, characteristic of bovines

    Synonyms : moo
    Type Of : let loose, emit, utter, let out
  4. used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency

    Synonyms : low-pitched
    Antonyms : high
  5. an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation

    Synonyms : depression
    Type Of : air mass
    Examples :
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  6. subdued or brought low in condition or status

    Synonyms : broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated
    Examples :
    • brought low
  7. of the most contemptible kind

    Synonyms : abject, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy
    Examples :
    • a low stunt to pull
    • a low-down sneak
  8. filled with melancholy and despondency

    Synonyms : blue, depressed, dispirited, down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, grim, low-spirited
  9. low or inferior in station or quality

    Synonyms : humble, lowly, modest, small
    Examples :
    • a lowly parish priest
  10. very low in volume

    Synonyms : low-toned
    Examples :
    • a low murmur
    • the low-toned murmur of the surf
  11. British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)

    Synonyms : david low, sir david alexander cecil low, sir david low
  12. a low level or position or degree

    Antonyms : high
    Type Of : level, grade, degree
    Examples :
    • the stock market fell to a new low
  13. less than normal in degree or intensity or amount

    Antonyms : high
    Examples :
    • low prices
    • the reservoir is low
  14. literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension

    Antonyms : high
    Examples :
    • low ceilings
    • low clouds
    • low hills
    • the sun is low
    • low furniture
    • a low bow
  15. unrefined in character

    Examples :
    • low comedy

language

  1. a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols

    Synonyms : linguistic communication
    Type Of : communication
    Examples :
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written
  2. (language) communication by word of mouth

    Synonyms : oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication
    Type Of : auditory communication
    Examples :
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets
  3. a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline

    Synonyms : nomenclature, terminology
    Type Of : word
    Examples :
    • the language of sociology
  4. the mental faculty or power of vocal communication

    Synonyms : speech
    Type Of : module, mental faculty, faculty
    Examples :
    • language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals
  5. the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication

    Synonyms : linguistic process
    Type Of : higher cognitive process
    Examples :
    • he didn't have the language to express his feelings
  6. the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number

    Synonyms : lyric, words
    Type Of : textual matter, text
    Examples :
    • the song uses colloquial language

lathe

  1. machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool

    Type Of : shaper, shaping machine

lamentably

  1. in an unfortunate or deplorable manner

    Synonyms : deplorably, sadly, woefully

lurch

  1. loiter about, with no apparent aim

    Synonyms : prowl
    Type Of : mess about, mill around, footle, mill about, hang around, lallygag, linger, loaf, tarry, loiter, lollygag, lounge, lurk
  2. abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)

    Synonyms : pitch, pitching
    Type Of : motion, motility, move, movement
  3. an unsteady uneven gait

    Synonyms : stagger, stumble
    Type Of : gait
  4. move abruptly

    Synonyms : pitch, shift
    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • The ship suddenly lurched to the left
  5. the act of moving forward suddenly

    Synonyms : lunge
    Type Of : motion, movement, move
  6. defeat by a lurch

    Synonyms : skunk
    Type Of : get the better of, defeat, overcome
  7. walk as if unable to control one's movements

    Synonyms : careen, keel, reel, stagger, swag
    Type Of : walk
  8. a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)

    Type Of : licking, defeat
  9. move slowly and unsteadily

    Type Of : travel, go, locomote, move
    Examples :
    • The truck lurched down the road

launder

  1. cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water

    Synonyms : wash
    Type Of : clean, make clean
  2. convert illegally obtained funds into legal ones

    Type Of : change, exchange, convert, commute

look for

  1. be excited or anxious about

    Synonyms : anticipate, look to
    Type Of : look, expect, wait, await
  2. try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

    Synonyms : search, seek

libel

  1. a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person

    Type Of : calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, obloquy, traducement
  2. print slanderous statements against

    Type Of : smirch, denigrate, slander, smear, sully, asperse, besmirch, calumniate, defame
    Examples :
    • The newspaper was accused of libeling him
  3. the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks

    Type Of : complaint