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


  1. not dense

    Synonyms : thin
    Examples :
    • trees were sparse


  1. inducing mental lethargy

    Synonyms : narcotic, soporiferous
  2. a drug that induces sleep

    Synonyms : hypnotic
    Type Of : hypnagogue, drug
  3. sleep inducing

    Synonyms : hypnagogic, hypnogogic, somniferous, somnific, soporiferous


  1. someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)

    Synonyms : forecaster, predictor, prognosticator
    Type Of : illusionist, seer, visionary


  1. someone who walks about in their sleep

    Synonyms : noctambulist, sleepwalker
    Type Of : sleeper, slumberer


  1. make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently

    Synonyms : beg, tap
    Type Of : bespeak, call for, request, quest, ask for
    Examples :
    • Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce
    • My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities
  2. approach with an offer of sexual favors

    Synonyms : accost, hook
    Type Of : offer
    Examples :
    • he was solicited by a prostitute
    • The young man was caught soliciting in the park
  3. make amorous advances towards

    Synonyms : court, romance, woo
    Type Of : move, act
  4. incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination

    Type Of : stimulate, cause, get, have, induce, make
    Examples :
    • He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents
  5. make a solicitation or petition for something desired

    Type Of : ask
    Examples :
    • She is too shy to solicit