1. the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

    Synonyms : malaprop
    Type Of : misstatement


  1. effusively or insincerely emotional

    Synonyms : bathetic, drippy, hokey, kitschy, mawkish, mushy, sappy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, slushy, soppy, soupy
    Examples :
    • maudlin expressions of sympathy


  1. hats for women; the wares sold by a milliner

    Synonyms : woman's hat
    Type Of : hat, lid, chapeau
  2. shop selling women's hats

    Synonyms : hat shop
    Type Of : shop, store


  1. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

    Synonyms : baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, ominous, sinister, threatening


  1. willing to face danger

    Synonyms : game, gamey, gamy, gritty, spirited, spunky
  2. having a proud and unbroken spirit


  1. narrowly and conventionally moral


  1. tastelessly showy

    Synonyms : brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy
    Examples :
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
  2. based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

    Synonyms : gilded, glossy, specious
    Examples :
    • meretricious praise
    • a meretricious argument
  3. like or relating to a prostitute

    Examples :
    • meretricious relationships


  1. too numerous to be counted

    Synonyms : countless, infinite, innumerable, innumerous, multitudinous, numberless, uncounted, unnumberable, unnumbered, unnumerable
    Examples :
    • myriad stars
  2. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and one thousand

    Synonyms : 10000, ten thousand
    Type Of : large integer
  3. a large indefinite number

    Type Of : large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
    Examples :
    • he faced a myriad of details


  1. consisting of or characterized by or inciting to mutiny

    Examples :
    • mutinous acts
    • mutinous thoughts
    • a mutinous speech
  2. disposed to or in a state of mutiny

    Examples :
    • the men became mutinous and insubordinate


  1. very generous

    Synonyms : lavish, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting
    Examples :
    • a munificent gift
    • his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent