1. currently happening

    Synonyms : on-going
    Examples :
    • an ongoing economic crisis


  1. excessive compensation

    Type Of : compensation
  2. (psychiatry) an attempt to overcome a real or imagined defect or unwanted trait by overly exaggerating its opposite

    Type Of : compensation


  1. the ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another

    Synonyms : betting odds
    Type Of : ratio
    Examples :
    • he offered odds of two to one
  2. the likelihood of a thing occurring rather than not occurring

    Type Of : likelihood, likeliness


  1. marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea

    Synonyms : fanatic, fanatical, rabid


  1. a gaudy outward display

    Synonyms : fanfare, flash
    Type Of : display
  2. lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

    Synonyms : inflation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, pretentiousness, puffiness, splashiness
    Type Of : inelegance
  3. pretentious or showy or vulgar display

    Type Of : pretension, largeness, pretentiousness


  1. with ostentation; in an ostentatious manner

    Synonyms : showily
    Examples :
    • Mr Khrushchev ostentatiously wooed and embraced Castro at the U.N. general assembly


  1. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

    Synonyms : curious, funny, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular
    Examples :
    • had an odd name
  2. of the remaining member of a pair

    Synonyms : unmatched, unmated, unpaired
    Examples :
    • an odd glove
  3. not divisible by two

    Synonyms : uneven
    Antonyms : even
  4. not used up

    Synonyms : left, left over, leftover, remaining, unexpended
    Examples :
    • some odd dollars left
  5. an indefinite quantity more than that specified

    Examples :
    • invited 30-odd guests
  6. not easily explained

    Examples :
    • it is odd that his name is never mentioned


  1. profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

    Synonyms : curse, curse word, cuss, expletive, swearing, swearword
    Type Of : profanity
  2. a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury

    Synonyms : swearing
    Type Of : commitment, dedication
  3. a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior

    Type Of : promise
    Examples :
    • they took an oath of allegiance


  1. addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous)

    Type Of : speech, address
    Examples :
    • he loved the sound of his own oratory


  1. make unfashionable, outdated, or obsolete

    Type Of : alter, change, modify
    Examples :
    • Modern ways of cooking have outmoded the hearth