1. move unsteadily, with a rocking motion

    Synonyms : seesaw, teeter
    Type Of : move
  2. walk unsteadily

    Synonyms : coggle, dodder, paddle, toddle, waddle
    Type Of : walk
  3. move without being stable, as if threatening to fall

    Type Of : rock, shake, sway
    Examples :
    • The drunk man tottered over to our table


  1. a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility

    Synonyms : torpidity
    Type Of : physiological state, physiological condition, physical condition
    Examples :
    • he fell into a deep torpor
  2. inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy

    Synonyms : listlessness, torpidity, torpidness
    Type Of : passiveness, passivity


  1. slow and apathetic

    Synonyms : inert, sluggish, soggy
    Examples :
    • a mind grown torpid in old age
  2. in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation

    Synonyms : dormant, hibernating
    Examples :
    • torpid frogs


  1. a (usually) large and scholarly book

    Type Of : book


  1. laugh nervously

    Synonyms : giggle
    Type Of : express joy, express mirth, laugh
  2. a nervous restrained laugh

    Type Of : laugh, laughter


  1. a speech of violent denunciation

    Synonyms : broadside, philippic
    Type Of : declamation, denouncement, denunciation


  1. timid by nature or revealing timidity

    Synonyms : fearful, trepid
    Examples :
    • timorous little mouse
    • in a timorous tone


  1. a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat

    Synonyms : cross thwart
    Type Of : crosspiece
  2. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

    Synonyms : baffle, bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil
    Type Of : foreclose, forbid, forestall, preclude, prevent


  1. relating to or involved in therapy

    Synonyms : therapeutical
    Examples :
    • therapeutic approach to criminality
  2. a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

    Synonyms : curative, cure, remedy
    Type Of : medicine, medicament, medication, medicinal drug
  3. tending to cure or restore to health

    Synonyms : alterative, curative, healing, remedial, sanative
    Examples :
    • a therapeutic agent
    • therapeutic diets


  1. brief and to the point; effectively cut short

    Synonyms : crisp, curt, laconic
    Examples :
    • short and terse and easy to understand