1. state of disgrace resulting from public abuse

    Synonyms : opprobrium
    Type Of : disgrace, shame, ignominy
  2. a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

    Synonyms : calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, traducement
    Type Of : depreciation, derogation, disparagement


  1. represented as greater than is true or reasonable

    Synonyms : exaggerated, overstated
  2. cooked too long but still edible


  1. (computer science) a rigorous and exhaustive organization of some knowledge domain that is usually hierarchical and contains all the relevant entities and their relations

    Type Of : system, arrangement, organisation, organization
  2. the metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence

    Type Of : metaphysics


  1. a unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams

    Synonyms : oz.
    Type Of : avoirdupois unit
  2. large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur

    Synonyms : panthera uncia, snow leopard
    Type Of : big cat, cat
  3. a unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a troy pound

    Synonyms : apothecaries' ounce, troy ounce
    Type Of : troy unit, apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight


  1. a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport

    Synonyms : autobus, bus, charabanc, coach, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, motorcoach, passenger vehicle
    Type Of : public transport
  2. an anthology of articles on a related subject or an anthology of the works of a single author

    Type Of : anthology
  3. providing for many things at once

    Examples :
    • an omnibus law


  1. being present everywhere at once

    Synonyms : ubiquitous


  1. an instance of oratory

    Type Of : oratory
    Examples :
    • he delivered an oration on the decline of family values


  1. attractiveness to the opposite sex

    Synonyms : desirability, desirableness, sex appeal
    Type Of : attractiveness
  2. the activeness of an energetic personality

    Synonyms : dynamism, pizzaz, pizzazz, zing
    Type Of : activeness, activity


  1. select as an alternative over another

    Synonyms : choose, prefer
    Examples :
    • She opted for the job on the East coast


  1. forward in time or order or degree

    Synonyms : forth, forward
    Examples :
    • from the sixth century onward
  2. in a forward direction

    Synonyms : ahead, forrader, forward, forwards, onwards
    Examples :
    • moved onward into the forest