reservation

  1. an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly

    Synonyms : arriere pensee, mental reservation
    Type Of : dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, doubt, uncertainty, doubtfulness
  2. a statement that limits or restricts some claim

    Synonyms : qualification
    Type Of : statement
    Examples :
    • he recommended her without any reservations
  3. a district that is reserved for particular purpose

    Synonyms : reserve
    Type Of : administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
  4. the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group)

    Synonyms : booking
    Type Of : employment, engagement
  5. something reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.)

    Type Of : prearrangement
  6. the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion

    Type Of : saving, preservation
  7. the written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance

    Type Of : agreement, understanding

raffish

  1. marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

    Synonyms : dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, rakish, snappy, spiffy, spruce
  2. marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness

    Synonyms : devil-may-care, rakish
    Examples :
    • a cocktail party given by some...raffish bachelors

raft

  1. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

    Synonyms : batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
    Type Of : large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount
  2. a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete

    Synonyms : mat, raft foundation
    Type Of : fundament, groundwork, base, understructure, substructure, foot, foundation
  3. a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers

    Type Of : float
  4. make into a raft

    Type Of : construct, fabricate, manufacture
    Examples :
    • raft these logs
  5. transport on a raft

    Type Of : transport
    Examples :
    • raft wood down a river
  6. travel by raft in water

    Type Of : travel, go, move, locomote

retiring

  1. not arrogant or presuming

    Synonyms : unassuming
    Examples :
    • a shy retiring girl
  2. reluctant to draw attention to yourself

    Synonyms : reticent, self-effacing
  3. of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office

    Synonyms : past, preceding
    Examples :
    • a retiring member of the board

remiss

  1. failing in what duty requires

    Synonyms : delinquent, derelict, neglectful
    Examples :
    • remiss of you not to pay your bills

reprobate

  1. a person without moral scruples

    Synonyms : miscreant
    Type Of : wrongdoer, offender
  2. express strong disapproval of

    Synonyms : condemn, decry, excoriate, objurgate
    Type Of : denounce
    Examples :
    • These ideas were reprobated
  3. deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good

    Synonyms : depraved, perverse, perverted
    Examples :
    • the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat
  4. abandon to eternal damnation

    Type Of : sentence, doom, condemn
    Examples :
    • God reprobated the unrepenting sinner
  5. reject (documents) as invalid

    Antonyms : approbate
    Type Of : reject

rebuke

  1. censure severely or angrily

    Synonyms : bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, remonstrate, reprimand, scold, take to task, trounce
    Type Of : knock, criticise, pick apart, criticize
  2. an act or expression of criticism and censure

    Synonyms : reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval
    Type Of : criticism, unfavorable judgment
    Examples :
    • he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face

reproach

  1. express criticism towards

    Synonyms : upbraid
    Type Of : criminate, accuse, incriminate, impeach
    Examples :
    • The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior
  2. a mild rebuke or criticism

    Type Of : reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval, rebuke
    Examples :
    • words of reproach
  3. disgrace or shame

    Type Of : shame, ignominy, disgrace
    Examples :
    • he brought reproach upon his family

resurgent

  1. rising again as to new life and vigor

    Synonyms : renascent
    Examples :
    • resurgent nationalism

reverent

  1. showing great reverence for god

    Synonyms : godly, worshipful
  2. feeling or showing profound respect or veneration

    Antonyms : irreverent
    Examples :
    • maintained a reverent silence