1. a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)

    Synonyms : effigy, image
    Type Of : representation
  2. an insubstantial or vague semblance

    Type Of : semblance, color, colour, gloss


  1. fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly

    Synonyms : fall off, slump
    Type Of : drop
  2. appear to move downward

    Synonyms : dip
    Type Of : decline
  3. a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof

    Synonyms : sinkhole, swallow hole
    Type Of : natural depression, depression
  4. fall or descend to a lower place or level

    Synonyms : drop, drop down
    Type Of : change posture
  5. a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

    Synonyms : cesspit, cesspool, sump
    Type Of : cistern
  6. go under

    Synonyms : go down, go under, settle
    Antonyms : float
    Type Of : fall, come down, go down, descend
  7. pass into a specified state or condition

    Synonyms : lapse, pass
    Type Of : move
  8. fall or sink heavily

    Synonyms : slide down, slump
    Type Of : give way, break, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give
  9. embed deeply

    Synonyms : bury
    Type Of : imbed, plant, embed, implant, engraft
  10. descend into or as if into some soft substance or place

    Synonyms : subside
    Type Of : fall, come down, descend, go down
  11. cause to sink

    Type Of : displace, move
  12. plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe

    Type Of : plumbing fixture
  13. (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system

    Antonyms : source
    Type Of : natural action, activity, natural process, action
    Examples :
    • the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide


  1. deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless

    Synonyms : cripple
    Type Of : weaken
  2. cause to appear foolish

    Type Of : poke fun, roast, blackguard, ridicule, rib, guy, jest at, laugh at, make fun
  3. prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence

    Type Of : demonstrate, prove, shew, show, establish
    Examples :
    • nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself


  1. to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

    Synonyms : crush, mash, squash, squeeze
    Type Of : press
  2. an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise

    Synonyms : squelch circuit, squelcher
    Type Of : circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit
  3. suppress or crush completely

    Synonyms : quell, quench
    Type Of : stamp down, suppress, subdue, conquer
    Examples :
    • squelch any sign of dissent
  4. walk through mud or mire

    Synonyms : slop, slosh, splash, splosh, squish
    Type Of : pad, trudge, tramp, slog, footslog, plod
  5. a crushing remark

    Synonyms : put-down, squelcher, takedown
    Type Of : derision
  6. make a sucking sound

    Type Of : sound, go


  1. a feeling of excessive concern

    Synonyms : solicitousness
    Type Of : concern


  1. used especially of persons

    Synonyms : stouthearted
    Examples :
    • a stalwart knight
  2. having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships

    Synonyms : hardy, stout, sturdy
    Examples :
    • proud of her tall stalwart son
  3. dependable

    Synonyms : stout
    Examples :
    • the stalwart citizens at Lexington
    • a stalwart supporter of the UN
  4. a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)

    Synonyms : loyalist
    Type Of : admirer, booster, champion, friend, protagonist, supporter


  1. unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment

    Synonyms : severe
  2. practicing great self-denial

    Synonyms : ascetic, ascetical, austere
    Examples :
    • a spartan diet
    • a spartan existence
  3. a resident of Sparta

    Type Of : greek, hellene
  4. resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity

    Examples :
    • spartan courage
  5. of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people


  1. an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

    Synonyms : color, colour, gloss
    Type Of : visual aspect, appearance
    Examples :
    • he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity
  2. an erroneous mental representation

    Synonyms : illusion
    Type Of : appearance
  3. picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing

    Synonyms : likeness
    Type Of : ikon, image, picture, icon


  1. a socially awkward or tactless act

    Synonyms : faux pas, gaffe, gaucherie, slip
    Type Of : bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall


  1. of or relating to the sartorius muscle

  2. of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring