1. so extremely ugly as to be terrifying

    Synonyms : hideous
    Examples :
    • a repulsive mask
  2. offensive to the mind

    Synonyms : abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant
    Examples :
    • repulsive behavior
    • the most repulsive character in recent novels
  3. possessing the ability to repel

    Antonyms : attractive
    Examples :
    • a repulsive force


  1. a local tax on property (usually used in the plural)

    Type Of : revenue enhancement, tax, taxation


  1. remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

    Synonyms : take, take away, withdraw
    Examples :
    • remove a threat
    • remove a wrapper
  2. kill intentionally and with premeditation

    Synonyms : bump off, dispatch, hit, murder, off, polish off, slay
    Type Of : kill
  3. go away or leave

    Synonyms : absent
    Type Of : vanish, go away, disappear
  4. dispose of

    Synonyms : get rid of
  5. cause to leave

    Synonyms : move out, take out
  6. get rid of something abstract

    Synonyms : take away
    Examples :
    • The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage
  7. shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes

    Synonyms : transfer
    Type Of : shift, transfer
    Examples :
    • He removed his children to the countryside
    • remove a case to another court
  8. degree of figurative distance or separation

    Type Of : distance
    Examples :
    • just one remove from madness
    • it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy
  9. remove from a position or an office


  1. required by rule

    Synonyms : compulsory, mandatory
    Examples :
    • required reading
  2. necessary for relief or supply

    Synonyms : needed, needful, requisite


  1. in a relative manner; by comparison to something else

    Synonyms : comparatively
    Examples :
    • the situation is relatively calm now


  1. set up or distributed in a deliberately random way

    Synonyms : randomized


  1. in a rigorous manner

    Synonyms : strictly
    Examples :
    • he had been trained rigorously by the monks


  1. react verbally

    Synonyms : answer, respond
    Type Of : tell, say, state
  2. the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

    Synonyms : response
    Type Of : speech act
    Examples :
    • he growled his reply
  3. a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation

    Synonyms : answer, response
    Type Of : statement


  1. the revival of learning and culture

    Synonyms : rebirth, renascence
    Type Of : resurgence, revitalisation, revitalization, revival, revivification
  2. the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries

    Synonyms : renascence


  1. a beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters

    Synonyms : ridgepole, rooftree
    Type Of : beam
  2. a long narrow range of hills

    Synonyms : ridgeline
    Type Of : geological formation, formation
  3. a long narrow natural elevation on the floor of the ocean

    Type Of : geological formation, formation
  4. a long narrow natural elevation or striation

    Type Of : elevation, natural elevation
  5. any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane

    Type Of : outgrowth, process, appendage
  6. any long raised strip

    Type Of : convexity, convex shape
  7. extend in ridges

    Type Of : cover, continue, extend
    Examples :
    • The land ridges towards the South
  8. form into a ridge

    Type Of : form, shape
  9. plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip

    Type Of : plow, turn, plough
  10. spade into alternate ridges and troughs

    Type Of : spade
    Examples :
    • ridge the soil
  11. throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides

    Type Of : throw
    Examples :
    • He ridged his corn