1. the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary

    Synonyms : reserve, reticence
    Type Of : uncommunicativeness


  1. perfume especially with a censer

    Synonyms : cense, incense
    Type Of : odorize, odourise, scent


  1. of or relating to or showing technophobia


  1. not worth considering

    Synonyms : negligible, paltry
    Examples :
    • a trifling matter
  2. the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

    Synonyms : dalliance, dawdling
    Type Of : delay, holdup


  1. large highly venomous snake of northeastern Australia

    Synonyms : oxyuranus scutellatus
    Type Of : elapid, elapid snake

traffic jam

  1. a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move

    Synonyms : snarl-up
    Type Of : crush, jam, press


  1. (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played

    Synonyms : pacing
    Type Of : musical time
  2. the rate of some repeating event

    Synonyms : pace
    Type Of : rate


  1. concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations

    Synonyms : theoretic
    Antonyms : empirical
    Examples :
    • theoretical science
  2. concerned with theories rather than their practical applications

    Antonyms : applied
    Examples :
    • theoretical physics


  1. understood in a certain way; made sense of

    Synonyms : interpreted
    Examples :
    • a word taken literally
    • a smile taken as consent
  2. be affected with an indisposition

    Examples :
    • the child was taken ill
    • couldn't tell when he would be taken drunk


  1. causing a surge of emotion or excitement

    Synonyms : electrifying
    Examples :
    • a thrilling performer to watch
  2. causing quivering or shivering as by cold or fear or electric shock

    Examples :
    • a thrilling wind blew off the frozen lake