1. having or exerting a malignant influence

    Synonyms : evil, malevolent, malign
    Examples :
    • a malefic force


  1. treat with excessive indulgence

    Synonyms : baby, cocker, coddle, cosset, featherbed, indulge, pamper, spoil
    Type Of : do by, handle, treat
    Examples :
    • Let's not mollycoddle our students!
  2. a pampered darling; an effeminate man

    Type Of : darling, dearie, deary, ducky, favorite, favourite, pet


  1. two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals

    Type Of : two-winged insects, dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect


  1. the time between one event, process, or period and another

    Synonyms : interim, lag, meantime
    Type Of : interval, time interval
    Examples :
    • meanwhile the socialists are running the government
  2. during the intervening time

    Synonyms : in the meantime, meantime
    Examples :
    • meanwhile I will not think about the problem


  1. full of or showing high-spirited merriment

    Synonyms : gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry
    Examples :
    • a mirthful laugh
  2. arousing or provoking laughter

    Synonyms : amusing, comic, comical, funny, laughable, risible
    Examples :
    • a mirthful experience


  1. of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw

    Synonyms : genial
  2. affected by a disorder of the mind

    Examples :
    • a mental patient
    • mental illness
  3. involving the mind or an intellectual process

    Antonyms : physical
    Examples :
    • mental images of happy times
    • mental calculations
    • in a terrible mental state
    • mental suffering
    • free from mental defects
  4. of or relating to the mind

    Examples :
    • mental powers
    • mental development
    • mental hygiene
  5. of or relating to the chin- or liplike structure in insects and certain mollusks


  1. used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

    Synonyms : humble, lowly
  2. a domestic servant

    Type Of : retainer, servant


  1. a field where grass or alfalfa are grown to be made into hay

    Synonyms : hayfield
    Type Of : grassland


  1. street lined with buildings that were originally private stables but have been remodeled as dwellings

    Type Of : street
    Examples :
    • she lives in a Chelsea mews


  1. a member of the United States Marine Corps

    Synonyms : devil dog, leatherneck, shipboard soldier
    Type Of : military man, serviceman, man, military personnel
  2. relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen

    Synonyms : maritime, nautical
    Examples :
    • marine insurance
  3. a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land

    Type Of : soldier
  4. native to or inhabiting the sea

    Examples :
    • marine plants and animals such as seaweed and whales
  5. of or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea (specifically the U.S. Marine Corps)

    Examples :
    • marine barracks
  6. of or relating to the sea

    Examples :
    • marine explorations
  7. relating to or characteristic of or occurring on or in the sea