1. deeply or seriously thoughtful

    Synonyms : brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative
  2. a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

    Synonyms : contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, thoughtfulness
    Type Of : consideration


  1. impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

    Synonyms : illness, sickness, unwellness
    Type Of : health problem, ill health, unhealthiness
  2. any unwholesome or desperate condition

    Type Of : condition, status


  1. offering fun and gaiety

    Synonyms : festal, festive, gay
    Examples :
    • a merry evening
  2. full of or showing high-spirited merriment

    Synonyms : gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, mirthful
    Examples :
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
  3. quick and energetic

    Synonyms : alert, brisk, lively, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy
    Examples :
    • a merry chase


  1. made less severe or intense

    Antonyms : unmitigated
    Examples :
    • he gladly accepted the mitigated penalty


  1. any of several varieties of vine whose fruit has a netted rind and edible flesh and a musky smell

    Synonyms : cucumis melo, sweet melon, sweet melon vine
    Type Of : melon, melon vine
  2. the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers

    Synonyms : sweet melon
    Type Of : melon


  1. a male massager

    Type Of : massager


  1. consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds

    Synonyms : assorted, miscellaneous, motley, sundry
    Examples :
    • a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music
  2. involving or composed of different races

    Synonyms : interracial
    Examples :
    • a mixed neighborhood


  1. the act that results in something coming to be

    Synonyms : devising, fashioning
    Type Of : production
    Examples :
    • the making of measurements
    • it was already in the making
  2. an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something

    Synonyms : qualification
    Type Of : fittingness, fitness
    Examples :
    • she has the makings of fine musician
  3. (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something

    Type Of : element, constituent, component
    Examples :
    • the recipe listed all the makings for a chocolate cake


  1. a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill

    Synonyms : mount
    Type Of : natural elevation, elevation
  2. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

    Synonyms : batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
    Type Of : large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity


  1. having many aspects or qualities

    Synonyms : many-sided, miscellaneous, multifarious
    Examples :
    • a multifaceted undertaking