1. a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port

    Synonyms : dock-walloper, dock worker, docker, dockhand, dockworker, loader, longshoreman, lumper
    Type Of : jack, laborer, labourer, manual laborer


  1. treat or classify according to a mental stereotype

    Synonyms : pigeonhole, stamp
    Type Of : assort, class, classify, separate, sort, sort out
    Examples :
    • I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European
  2. a conventional or formulaic conception or image

    Type Of : internal representation, mental representation, representation
    Examples :
    • regional stereotypes have been part of America since its founding


  1. firm and dependable especially in loyalty

    Synonyms : steadfast, unswerving
    Examples :
    • a staunch defender of free speech
  2. stop the flow of a liquid

    Synonyms : halt, stanch, stem
    Type Of : check
    Examples :
    • staunch the blood flow


  1. a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem

    Type Of : text, textual matter


  1. characterized by dignity and propriety

    Synonyms : sedate


  1. not growing or changing; without force or vitality

    Synonyms : moribund
  2. not circulating or flowing

    Synonyms : dead
    Examples :
    • stagnant water


  1. plausible but false

    Synonyms : specious
    Examples :
    • spurious inferences
  2. born out of wedlock

    Synonyms : bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten
    Examples :
    • the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring
  3. false or fake; not what it appears to be

    Synonyms : inauthentic, unauthentic
    Examples :
    • a spurious work of art
  4. ostensibly valid, but not actually valid

    Examples :
    • a spurious argument


  1. recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances

    Antonyms : continual
    Examples :
    • a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids


  1. having a pattern of dots

    Synonyms : dotted, flecked, specked, stippled


  1. plausible but false

    Synonyms : spurious
    Examples :
    • a specious claim
  2. based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

    Synonyms : gilded, glossy, meretricious