1. showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite

    Synonyms : despiteful, vindictive
    Examples :
    • a despiteful fiend
    • a truly spiteful child


  1. taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality

    Synonyms : degustation, relishing, savouring, tasting
    Type Of : eating, feeding
    Examples :
    • cooking was fine but it was the savoring that he enjoyed most


  1. treat with contemptuous disregard

    Synonyms : flout
    Type Of : push aside, ignore, disregard, dismiss, discount, brush off, brush aside
  2. laugh at with contempt and derision

    Synonyms : barrack, flout, gibe, jeer
    Type Of : rally, bait, twit, tease, cod, taunt, tantalize, tantalise, ride, razz, rag
  3. showing your contempt by derision

    Synonyms : jeer, jeering, mockery, scoffing
    Type Of : derision


  1. correct by punishment or discipline

    Synonyms : chasten, tame
    Type Of : change, modify, alter
  2. hold within limits and control

    Synonyms : crucify, mortify
    Type Of : hold in, curb, hold, contain, check, control, moderate
    Examples :
    • subdue one's appetites
  3. get on top of; deal with successfully

    Synonyms : get over, master, overcome, surmount
    Type Of : shell, beat out, vanquish, crush, trounce, beat
  4. make subordinate, dependent, or subservient

    Synonyms : subordinate
    Type Of : lower, lour
  5. bring under control by force or authority

    Synonyms : conquer, stamp down, suppress
    Type Of : contain, check, hold in, hold, curb, moderate, control
  6. put down by force or intimidation

    Synonyms : keep down, quash, reduce, repress, subjugate
    Type Of : crush, suppress, oppress


  1. be idle; exist in a changeless situation

    Synonyms : idle, laze, slug
    Examples :
    • The old man sat and stagnated on his porch
  2. cause to stagnate

    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • There are marshes that stagnate the waters
  3. cease to flow; stand without moving

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • blood stagnates in the capillaries
  4. stand still

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate our economy


  1. depressingly dark

    Synonyms : gloomful, glooming, gloomy
  2. sullen or moody

    Synonyms : huffish
  3. moving slowly

    Synonyms : sluggish
  4. a light two-wheeled vehicle for one person; drawn by one horse

    Type Of : horse-drawn vehicle


  1. lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

    Synonyms : shriveled, shrivelled, withered, wizen, wizened
    Examples :
    • a shrunken old man
  2. reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity

    Synonyms : shriveled, shrivelled
    Examples :
    • the dollar's shrunken buying power


  1. a thick sweet sticky liquid

    Synonyms : sirup
    Type Of : sweetening, sweetener


  1. work very hard, like a slave

    Synonyms : break one's back, buckle down, knuckle down
    Type Of : do work, work
  2. someone who works as hard as a slave

    Synonyms : hard worker, striver
    Type Of : worker
  3. a person who is owned by someone

    Type Of : someone, soul, individual, mortal, person, somebody
  4. someone entirely dominated by some influence or person

    Type Of : person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul
    Examples :
    • a slave to fashion
    • a slave to cocaine
    • his mother was his abject slave


  1. being from 60 to 69 years old

    Examples :
    • the sexagenarian population is growing
  2. someone whose age is in the sixties

    Type Of : golden ager, old person, oldster, senior citizen