1. identify incorrectly

    Synonyms : mistake
    Type Of : identify


  1. showing or giving mercy

    Antonyms : merciless
    Examples :
    • sought merciful treatment for the captives
    • a merciful god
  2. (used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious

    Examples :
    • our merciful king


  1. in a meticulous manner

    Examples :
    • the set was meticulously authentic


  1. an odorous glandular secretion from the male musk deer; used as a perfume fixative

    Type Of : secretion
  2. the scent of a greasy glandular secretion from the male musk deer

    Type Of : scent


  1. (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred

    Synonyms : nearsightedness, shortsightedness
    Antonyms : hyperopia
    Type Of : ametropia


  1. act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

    Synonyms : arbitrate, intercede, intermediate, liaise
    Type Of : negociate, negotiate, talk terms
    Examples :
    • He mediated a settlement
  2. being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series

    Synonyms : in-between, middle
    Examples :
    • in a mediate position
  3. acting through or dependent on an intervening agency

    Antonyms : immediate
    Examples :
    • the disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact
  4. occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others

    Type Of : lie
    Examples :
    • mediate between the old and the new


  1. the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

    Synonyms : conjugation, coupling, pairing, sexual union, union
    Type Of : sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice
    Examples :
    • the mating of some species occurs only in the spring


  1. of or relating to macroeconomics


  1. a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

    Synonyms : intrigue
    Type Of : game, plot, secret plan


  1. a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed

    Synonyms : freak, lusus naturae, monster
    Type Of : mutant, mutation, sport, variation
  2. something hideous or frightful

    Type Of : malformation, miscreation
    Examples :
    • they regarded the atom bomb as a monstrosity