1. a very long word (a foot and a half long)

    Synonyms : sesquipedalia
    Type Of : polysyllabic word, polysyllable
  2. (of words) long and ponderous; having many syllables

    Synonyms : polysyllabic
    Examples :
    • sesquipedalian technical terms
  3. given to the overuse of long words

    Examples :
    • sesquipedalian orators
    • this sesquipedalian way of saying one has no money


  1. a step in walking or running

    Synonyms : pace, tread
    Type Of : step
  2. the distance covered by a step

    Synonyms : footstep, pace, step
    Type Of : indefinite quantity
  3. cover or traverse by taking long steps

    Type Of : cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, pass over, get over, track, traverse
  4. significant progress (especially in the phrase `make strides')

    Type Of : advancement, progress
    Examples :
    • they made big strides in productivity
  5. walk with long steps

    Type Of : walk


  1. a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone

    Synonyms : sophism, sophistry
    Type Of : fallacy, false belief
  2. the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment

    Synonyms : mundaneness, mundanity, worldliness
    Antonyms : naivete
    Type Of : quality
  3. uplifting enlightenment

    Synonyms : edification
    Type Of : enlightenment
  4. being expert or having knowledge of some technical subject

    Type Of : expertise, expertness
    Examples :
    • understanding affine transformations requires considerable mathematical sophistication
  5. falsification by the use of sophistry; misleading by means of specious fallacies

    Type Of : falsification, falsehood
    Examples :
    • he practiced the art of sophistication upon reason


  1. the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected

    Synonyms : celestial sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, vault of heaven, welkin
    Type Of : surface
  2. a particular aspect of life or activity

    Synonyms : sector
    Type Of : aspect, facet
  3. a particular environment or walk of life

    Synonyms : area, arena, domain, field, orbit
    Type Of : environment
    Examples :
    • his social sphere is limited
  4. the geographical area in which one nation is very influential

    Synonyms : sphere of influence
    Type Of : geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region
  5. any spherically shaped artifact

    Type Of : artefact, artifact
  6. a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)

    Type Of : round shape
  7. a three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center

    Type Of : round shape


  1. a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately

    Synonyms : villain
    Type Of : persona non grata, unwelcome person


  1. make a proposal, declare a plan for something

    Synonyms : advise, propose
    Type Of : declare
  2. call to mind

    Synonyms : evoke, paint a picture
    Type Of : express, show, evince
  3. drop a hint; intimate by a hint

    Synonyms : hint
    Type Of : convey
  4. imply as a possibility

    Synonyms : intimate
    Type Of : imply
    Examples :
    • The evidence suggests a need for more clarification


  1. planned or scheduled for some certain time or times

    Antonyms : unscheduled
    Examples :
    • the scheduled meeting
    • the scheduled flights had to be cancelled because of snow


  1. sharp piercing cry

    Synonyms : scream, screaming, screech, screeching, shrieking
    Type Of : call, cry, shout, vociferation, yell, outcry
  2. a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry

    Synonyms : scream, screaming, screech, screeching, shrieking
    Type Of : noise
  3. utter a shrill cry

    Synonyms : pipe, pipe up, shrill
    Type Of : cry, call, squall, yell, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out


  1. a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease

    Synonyms : ictus, raptus
    Type Of : attack
    Examples :
    • he suffered an epileptic seizure
  2. the act of taking of a person by force

    Synonyms : capture
    Type Of : felony
  3. the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

    Synonyms : capture, gaining control
    Type Of : getting, acquiring
  4. the taking possession of something by legal process

    Type Of : appropriation


  1. a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision

    Type Of : follower
    Examples :
    • his students followed him like sheep
  2. a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon

    Type Of : simpleton, simple
  3. woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat

    Type Of : bovid