misnomer

  1. an incorrect or unsuitable name

    Type Of : name

misanthrope

  1. someone who dislikes people in general

    Synonyms : misanthropist
    Type Of : churl, crank, crosspatch, grouch, grump

mire

  1. a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

    Synonyms : morass, quag, quagmire, slack
    Type Of : peat bog, bog
  2. be unable to move further

    Synonyms : bog down, get stuck, grind to a halt
    Type Of : stand still
  3. soil with mud, muck, or mire

    Synonyms : muck, muck up, mud
    Type Of : colly, dirty, begrime, soil, grime, bemire
  4. entrap

    Synonyms : entangle
    Type Of : involve
    Examples :
    • Our people should not be mired in the past
  5. deep soft mud in water or slush

    Synonyms : slop
    Type Of : clay, mud
  6. cause to get stuck as if in a mire

    Synonyms : bog down
    Examples :
    • The mud mired our cart
  7. a difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from

    Type Of : difficulty
    Examples :
    • the country is still trying to climb out of the mire left by its previous president
    • caught in the mire of poverty

milieu

  1. the environmental condition

    Synonyms : surroundings
    Type Of : environment

mettle

  1. the courage to carry on

    Synonyms : heart, nerve, spunk
    Type Of : braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness

meticulous

  1. marked by precise accordance with details

    Synonyms : punctilious
    Examples :
    • meticulous research
  2. marked by extreme care in treatment of details

    Examples :
    • a meticulous craftsman
    • almost worryingly meticulous in his business formalities

metaphorically

  1. in a metaphorical manner

    Examples :
    • she expressed herself metaphorically

merge

  1. become one

    Synonyms : unify, unite
    Type Of : integrate
    Examples :
    • the cells merge
  2. join or combine

    Synonyms : unify, unite
    Type Of : alter, modify, change
    Examples :
    • We merged our resources
  3. mix together different elements

    Synonyms : blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, mix
    Type Of : change integrity

mercurial

  1. liable to sudden unpredictable change

    Synonyms : erratic, fickle, quicksilver
    Examples :
    • mercurial twists of temperament
  2. relating to or containing or caused by mercury

    Examples :
    • mercurial preparations
    • mercurial sore mouth
  3. relating to or under the (astrological) influence of the planet Mercury

  4. relating to or having characteristics (eloquence, shrewdness, swiftness, thievishness) attributed to the god Mercury

mercenary

  1. serving for wages in a foreign army

    Synonyms : free-lance, freelance
    Examples :
    • mercenary killers
  2. a person hired to fight for another country than their own

    Synonyms : soldier of fortune
    Type Of : adventurer, venturer
  3. profit oriented

    Synonyms : mercantile, moneymaking
    Examples :
    • a mercenary enterprise
  4. marked by materialism

    Synonyms : materialistic, worldly-minded