1. act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

    Synonyms : breach, break, go against, infract, offend, violate
    Type Of : disrespect
  2. pass beyond (limits or boundaries)

    Synonyms : overstep, trespass
    Type Of : pass
  3. commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law

    Synonyms : sin, trespass
    Type Of : break, offend, go against, infract, violate, breach
  4. spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline

    Type Of : overspread, spread
    Examples :
    • The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island


  1. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves

    Synonyms : placid, quiet, smooth, still, unruffled
    Examples :
    • a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
  2. not agitated; without losing self-possession

    Synonyms : calm, serene, unagitated
    Examples :
    • she became more tranquil
    • tranquil life in the country


  1. responsive to suggestions and influences

    Synonyms : amenable
    Examples :
    • a tractable student
  2. easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)

    Synonyms : manipulable
    Antonyms : intractable
    Examples :
    • tractable young minds
    • the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition


  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