nonfiction

  1. prose writing that is not fictional

    Synonyms : nonfictional prose
    Type Of : prose

neutral

  1. having no personal preference

    Synonyms : impersonal
    Examples :
    • a neutral observer
  2. having no hue

    Synonyms : achromatic
    Examples :
    • neutral colors like black or white
  3. having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive

    Synonyms : indifferent, inert
  4. having no net electric charge

    Synonyms : electroneutral
  5. lacking distinguishing quality or characteristics

    Examples :
    • a neutral personality that made no impression whatever
  6. one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute

    Type Of : person, individual, mortal, somebody, soul, someone
  7. possessing no distinctive quality or characteristics

    Antonyms : negative, positive
  8. not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest

nauseated

  1. feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

    Synonyms : nauseous, queasy, sick, sickish

notch

  1. a small cut

    Synonyms : nick, snick
    Type Of : cutting, cut
  2. the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

    Synonyms : mountain pass, pass
    Type Of : location
  3. a V-shaped indentation

    Type Of : indentation, indenture
    Examples :
    • mandibular notch
  4. a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface

    Type Of : indenture, indentation
    Examples :
    • there were four notches in the handle of his revolver
  5. cut or make a notch into

    Type Of : incise
    Examples :
    • notch the rope
  6. notch a surface to record something

    Type Of : enter, put down, record

negation

  1. a negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement

    Type Of : statement
  2. (logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false

    Type Of : proposition
  3. the speech act of negating

    Type Of : disaffirmation, denial

nausea

  1. the state that precedes vomiting

    Synonyms : sickness
    Type Of : symptom
  2. disgust so strong it makes you feel sick

    Type Of : disgust

narrow

  1. become tight or as if tight

    Synonyms : constrict, constringe
    Type Of : tighten
  2. become more focused on an area of activity or field of study

    Synonyms : narrow down, specialise, specialize
    Type Of : vary, change, alter
  3. make or become more narrow or restricted

    Synonyms : contract
    Antonyms : widen
    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • The selection was narrowed
    • The road narrowed
  4. characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination

    Synonyms : minute
    Examples :
    • a narrow scrutiny
  5. lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view

    Synonyms : narrow-minded
    Examples :
    • a brilliant but narrow-minded judge
    • narrow opinions
  6. define clearly

    Synonyms : nail down, narrow down, peg down, pin down, specify
    Type Of : determine
    Examples :
    • I cannot narrow down the rules for this game
  7. a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water

    Type Of : sound, strait
  8. limited in size or scope

    Examples :
    • the narrow sense of a word
  9. not wide

    Antonyms : wide
    Examples :
    • a narrow bridge
    • a narrow line across the page
  10. very limited in degree

    Antonyms : wide
    Examples :
    • won by a narrow margin
    • a narrow escape

naked

  1. having no protecting or concealing cover

    Synonyms : defenseless
    Examples :
    • naked to mine enemies
  2. completely unclothed

    Synonyms : au naturel, bare, nude
    Examples :
    • naked from the waist up
  3. devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure

    Synonyms : raw
    Examples :
    • naked ambition
  4. lacking any cover

    Examples :
    • naked branches of the trees
    • lie on the naked rock
  5. (of the eye or ear e.g.) without the aid of an optical or acoustical device or instrument

    Examples :
    • visible to the naked eye

naivety

  1. lack of sophistication or worldliness

    Synonyms : naiveness, naivete
    Type Of : quality

nervous

  1. unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

    Synonyms : flighty, skittish, spooky
  2. of or relating to the nervous system

    Synonyms : neural
    Examples :
    • nervous disease
  3. excited in anticipation

    Synonyms : aflutter
  4. causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

    Synonyms : anxious, queasy, uneasy, unquiet
    Examples :
    • those nervous moments before takeoff
  5. easily agitated

    Examples :
    • a nervous addict
    • a nervous thoroughbred