1. talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner

    Synonyms : jabber, mouth off, rabbit on, rave, spout
    Type Of : mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
  2. pompous or pretentious talk or writing

    Synonyms : blah, bombast, claptrap, fustian
    Type Of : grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, rhetoric, grandiloquence
  3. a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion

    Synonyms : harangue, ranting
    Type Of : declamation


  1. a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

    Synonyms : bitterness, gall, rancour, resentment
    Type Of : ill will, hostility, enmity


  1. an aimless amble on a winding course

    Synonyms : meander
    Type Of : promenade, saunter, perambulation, amble, stroll
  2. continue talking or writing in a desultory manner

    Synonyms : jog, ramble on
    Type Of : go on, carry on, continue, proceed
    Examples :
    • This novel rambles on and jogs
  3. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

    Synonyms : cast, drift, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander
    Type Of : travel, move, go, locomote


  1. a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

    Synonyms : artifice
    Type Of : maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre


  1. reflect deeply on a subject

    Synonyms : chew over, contemplate, excogitate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, speculate, think over
    Type Of : cerebrate, cogitate, think
  2. chew the cuds

    Type Of : eat
    Examples :
    • cows ruminate


  1. excessively fat

    Synonyms : corpulent, obese, weighty
  2. (of sounds) full and rich

    Synonyms : orotund, pear-shaped, round
    Examples :
    • orotund tones
    • the rotund and reverberating phrase
  3. spherical in shape


  1. marked by richness and fullness of flavor

    Synonyms : full-bodied, racy, rich
    Examples :
    • a robust claret
    • the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee
  2. rough and crude

    Examples :
    • a robust tale
  3. strong enough to withstand or overcome intellectual challenges or adversity

    Examples :
    • the experiment yielded robust results
    • a robust faith
  4. sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction

    Antonyms : frail
    Examples :
    • a robust body
    • a robust perennial


  1. the quality of being valid and rigorous

    Synonyms : cogency, rigour, validity
    Type Of : believability, credibleness, credibility
  2. excessive sternness

    Synonyms : hardness, harshness, inclemency, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness, severeness, severity, stiffness
    Type Of : sternness, strictness
    Examples :
    • the rigors of boot camp
  3. something hard to endure

    Synonyms : asperity, grimness, hardship, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness, severeness, severity
    Type Of : difficulty, difficultness


  1. most frequent or common

    Synonyms : dominant, predominant, prevailing, prevalent
  2. excessively abundant

    Synonyms : overabundant, plethoric


  1. (often followed by `with') damaged throughout by numerous perforations or holes

    Examples :
    • a sweater riddled with moth holes
    • cliffs riddled with caves
    • the bullet-riddled target
  2. spread throughout

    Examples :
    • cities riddled with corruption