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


  1. migratory

    Synonyms : mobile, peregrine, roving, wandering
    Examples :
    • the nomadic habits of the Bedouins


  1. petty or reluctant in giving or spending

    Synonyms : grudging, scrimy
    Examples :
    • a niggardly tip


  1. sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation

    Synonyms : urticate
    Type Of : burn, bite, sting
  2. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

    Synonyms : annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, rag, rile, vex
    Type Of : displease
  3. any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)

    Type Of : weed


  1. a newly invented word or phrase

    Synonyms : coinage, neology
    Type Of : word
  2. the act of inventing a word or phrase

    Synonyms : coinage, neology
    Type Of : invention


  1. failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

    Synonyms : carelessness, neglect, nonperformance
    Type Of : nonachievement, nonaccomplishment
  2. the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

    Synonyms : neglect, neglectfulness
    Type Of : carelessness, sloppiness