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


  1. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

    Synonyms : fear, reverence, venerate
    Type Of : esteem, prise, prize, respect, value
  2. American silversmith remembered for his midnight ride (celebrated in a poem by Longfellow) to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming (1735-1818)

    Synonyms : paul revere
  3. love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol

    Synonyms : hero-worship, idolise, idolize, worship
    Type Of : adore
  4. a lapel on a woman's garment; turned back to show the reverse side

    Synonyms : revers
    Type Of : lapel


  1. a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion

    Synonyms : abjuration, recantation
    Type Of : disavowal, disclaimer
  2. the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back

    Type Of : motion, move, movement, motility
    Examples :
    • the retraction of the landing gear
    • retraction of the foreskin


  1. temperamentally disinclined to talk

    Synonyms : untalkative
  2. cool and formal in manner

    Synonyms : restrained, unemotional
  3. reluctant to draw attention to yourself

    Synonyms : retiring, self-effacing


  1. the power of retaining and recalling past experience

    Synonyms : memory, retentiveness, retentivity
    Type Of : faculty, module, mental faculty
  2. the power of retaining liquid

    Synonyms : retentiveness, retentivity
    Type Of : impermeableness, impermeability
  3. the act of retaining something

    Synonyms : holding, keeping
    Type Of : ownership, possession


  1. a medicine that strengthens and invigorates

    Synonyms : tonic
    Type Of : medication, medicinal drug, medicine, medicament
  2. a device for treating injury or disease

    Synonyms : corrective
    Type Of : device
  3. tending to impart new life and vigor to

    Synonyms : renewing, revitalising, revitalizing, reviving
  4. promoting recuperation

    Synonyms : recuperative
    Examples :
    • restorative effects of exercise


  1. having great beauty and splendor

    Synonyms : glorious, splendid, splendiferous


  1. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

    Synonyms : abatement, hiatus, reprieve, suspension
    Type Of : interruption, break
  2. a pause from doing something (as work)

    Synonyms : break, recess, time out
    Type Of : pause
  3. postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

    Synonyms : reprieve
    Type Of : set back, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, shelve, table, defer, hold over, postpone
  4. a pause for relaxation

    Synonyms : relief, rest, rest period
    Type Of : pause, break, intermission, interruption, suspension
  5. the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

    Synonyms : reprieve
    Type Of : mercifulness, clemency, mercy
  6. a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

    Synonyms : reprieve
    Type Of : ease, relief


  1. characterized by resonance

    Synonyms : resonating, resounding, reverberating, reverberative
    Examples :
    • a resonant voice
  2. serving to bring to mind

    Synonyms : evocative, redolent, remindful, reminiscent


  1. the trait of being resolute

    Synonyms : firmness, firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve
    Type Of : trait
    Examples :
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  2. analysis into clear-cut components

    Synonyms : resolving
    Type Of : breakdown, partitioning
  3. a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote

    Synonyms : declaration, resolve
    Type Of : written document, document, papers
  4. a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem

    Synonyms : answer, result, solution, solvent
    Type Of : statement
  5. finding a solution to a problem

    Synonyms : solving
    Type Of : determination, finding
  6. the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together

    Synonyms : resolving power
    Type Of : physical phenomenon
  7. something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making

    Synonyms : closure, settlement
    Type Of : deciding, decision making
    Examples :
    • they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences
  8. a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner

    Type Of : determination, decision, conclusion
    Examples :
    • he always wrote down his New Year's resolutions
  9. (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture

    Type Of : physical phenomenon
  10. (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord

    Antonyms : preparation
    Type Of : musical harmony, harmony
  11. the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung)

    Type Of : remission, remittal, subsidence