1. a situation resembling a terrifying dream

    Synonyms : incubus
    Type Of : situation
  2. a terrifying or deeply upsetting dream

    Type Of : dream, dreaming


  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


  1. a quantity of no importance

    Synonyms : aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, nada, nil, nix, nothing, null, zero, zilch, zip, zippo
    Type Of : relative quantity
    Examples :
    • it was all for naught
  2. complete failure

    Type Of : failure
    Examples :
    • all my efforts led to naught


  1. make numb or insensitive

    Synonyms : benumb, blunt, dull
    Type Of : desensitise, desensitize
    Examples :
    • The shock numbed her senses
  2. (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive

    Synonyms : dead
    Examples :
    • numb to the cries for mercy
  3. lacking sensation

    Synonyms : asleep, benumbed
    Examples :
    • numb with cold
  4. so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; petrified

    Examples :
    • too numb with fear to move


  1. an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself

    Synonyms : narcism, self-love
    Type Of : conceit, conceitedness, vanity


  1. characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern

    Antonyms : diligent
    Examples :
    • negligent parents
    • negligent of detail
    • negligent in his correspondence


  1. in a close manner

    Synonyms : closely, intimately
    Examples :
    • the person most nearly concerned
  2. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

    Synonyms : about, almost, most, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh
    Examples :
    • he nearly fainted


  1. a bothersome annoying person

    Synonyms : pain, pain in the neck
    Type Of : disagreeable person, unpleasant person
  2. (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive

    Type Of : botheration, infliction, annoyance, pain, pain in the ass, pain in the neck, bother


  1. an attribute of mischievous children

    Synonyms : badness, mischievousness
    Type Of : disobedience

nuclear family

  1. a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner

    Synonyms : conjugal family
    Type Of : family, home, house, household, menage