1. causing or able to cause nausea

    Synonyms : loathsome, nauseating, nauseous, offensive, queasy, sickening, vile
  2. offensively malodorous

    Synonyms : fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, funky, ill-scented, smelly, stinking


  1. marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

    Synonyms : dapper, dashing, jaunty, raffish, rakish, snappy, spiffy, spruce


  1. of no real value

    Examples :
    • a nugatory law


  1. someone new to a field or activity

    Synonyms : beginner, initiate, tiro, tyro
    Type Of : unskilled person
  2. someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows

    Synonyms : novitiate
    Type Of : religious person


  1. original and of a kind not seen before

    Synonyms : fresh, new
    Examples :
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem
  2. pleasantly new or different

    Synonyms : refreshing
  3. an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story

    Type Of : fiction
  4. a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction

    Type Of : book, volume
    Examples :
    • his bookcases were filled with nothing but novels
    • he burned all the novels


  1. the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality

    Synonyms : ill fame
    Type Of : infamy


  1. longing for something past

    Type Of : hungriness, longing, yearning


  1. the state of not existing

    Synonyms : nonexistence
    Type Of : nonbeing
  2. a person of no influence

    Synonyms : cipher, cypher, nobody
    Type Of : common man, common person, commoner


  1. lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting

    Synonyms : characterless
    Examples :
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel
  2. a person is not easily classified and not very interesting

    Type Of : individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


  1. the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern

    Synonyms : indifference, unconcern
    Type Of : carefreeness