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

nymphomania

  1. abnormally intense sexual desire in women

    Type Of : concupiscence, eros, physical attraction, sexual desire

np

  1. a radioactive transuranic metallic element; found in trace amounts in uranium ores; a by-product of the production of plutonium

    Synonyms : atomic number 93, neptunium
    Type Of : metal, metallic element
  2. a registered nurse who has received special training and can perform many of the duties of a physician

    Synonyms : nurse clinician, nurse practitioner
    Type Of : registered nurse, rn

naysayer

  1. someone with an aggressively negative attitude

    Type Of : obstructer, obstructionist, obstructor, resister, thwarter

number

  1. put into a group

    Synonyms : count
    Type Of : classify, class, sort out, separate, assort, sort
  2. determine the number or amount of

    Synonyms : count, enumerate, numerate
    Type Of : find, determine, find out, ascertain
  3. one of a series published periodically

    Synonyms : issue
    Type Of : periodical
  4. the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals

    Synonyms : figure
    Type Of : amount
    Examples :
    • the number of parameters is small
  5. the number is used in calling a particular telephone

    Synonyms : phone number, telephone number
    Type Of : sign, signal, signaling
    Examples :
    • he has an unlisted number
  6. add up in number or quantity

    Synonyms : add up, amount, come, total
    Type Of : be
  7. a short performance that is part of a longer program

    Synonyms : act, bit, routine, turn
    Type Of : performance, public presentation
    Examples :
    • it was one of the best numbers he ever did
  8. a symbol used to represent a number

    Synonyms : numeral
    Type Of : symbol
  9. place a limit on the number of

    Synonyms : keep down
    Type Of : confine to, circumscribe, limit
  10. enumerate

    Synonyms : list
    Type Of : identify, name
    Examples :
    • We must number the names of the great mathematicians
  11. a clothing measurement

    Type Of : size
    Examples :
    • a number 13 shoe
  12. a concept of quantity involving zero and units

    Type Of : definite quantity
    Examples :
    • every number has a unique position in the sequence
  13. an item of clothing

    Type Of : product, ware, merchandise
    Examples :
    • she preferred the black nylon number
    • this sweater is an all-wool number
  14. a numbered item in a series

    Type Of : item
    Examples :
    • take the number 2 to the main square, then change to the number 5
  15. a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification and may be attached to accounts, memberships, etc.

    Type Of : positive identification
    Examples :
    • she refused to give them her Social Security number
  16. a select company of people

    Type Of : company
    Examples :
    • I hope to become one of their number before I die
  17. give numbers to

    Type Of : denominate, designate
    Examples :
    • You should number the pages of the thesis
  18. the grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural)

    Type Of : grammatical category, syntactic category
    Examples :
    • in English the subject and the verb must agree in number

noteworthy

  1. worthy of attention because interesting, significant, or unusual

    Synonyms : notable, remarkable
    Examples :
    • a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain
    • a noteworthy advance in cancer research

nasties

  1. offensive or even (of persons) malicious

    Synonyms : awful
    Antonyms : nice
    Examples :
    • in a nasty mood
    • a nasty accident
    • a nasty shock
    • a nasty smell
    • a nasty trick to pull
    • Will he say nasty things at my funeral?
  2. exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent

    Synonyms : tight
    Examples :
    • a nasty problem
  3. disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter

    Synonyms : filthy, foul
    Examples :
    • a nasty pigsty of a room
  4. characterized by obscenity

    Synonyms : cruddy, filthy, foul, smutty