malingerer

  1. someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity

    Synonyms : shammer, skulker
    Type Of : shirker, slacker

malinger

  1. avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill

    Synonyms : skulk
    Type Of : fiddle, goldbrick, shirk, shrink from

malefactor

  1. someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

    Synonyms : criminal, crook, felon, outlaw
    Type Of : principal

malediction

  1. the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)

    Synonyms : imprecation
    Type Of : condemnation, curse, execration

malady

  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

maladroit

  1. not adroit

    Antonyms : adroit
    Examples :
    • a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve
    • a maladroit translation
    • maladroit propaganda

magnate

  1. a very wealthy or powerful businessman

    Synonyms : baron, big businessman, business leader, king, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon
    Type Of : businessman, man of affairs

magnanimous

  1. generous and understanding and tolerant

    Synonyms : big, large
    Examples :
    • magnanimous toward his enemies
  2. noble and generous in spirit

    Synonyms : greathearted
    Examples :
    • a magnanimous conqueror

maelstrom

  1. a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)

    Synonyms : vortex, whirlpool
    Type Of : current, stream

mesmerize

  1. induce hypnosis in

    Synonyms : hypnotise, hypnotize, mesmerise
    Type Of : calm, sedate, tranquillise, tranquillize, tranquilize
  2. attract strongly, as if with a magnet

    Synonyms : bewitch, magnetise, magnetize, mesmerise, spellbind
    Type Of : influence, charm, tempt