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


  1. unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things or persons


  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 island resort off Cape Cod; formerly a center of the whaling industry


  1. with neatness

    Examples :
    • she put the slippers under the bed neatly


  1. A negative connective or particle, introducing the second member or clause of a negative proposition, following neither, or not, in the first member or clause (as or in affirmative propositions follows either). Nor is also used sometimes in the first member for neither, and sometimes the neither is omitted and implied by the use of nor.


  1. the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

    Synonyms : count, counting, enumeration, reckoning, tally
    Type Of : investigation, investigating
  2. naming numbers

    Type Of : naming