1. not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

    Synonyms : grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unrelenting
  2. unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy

    Antonyms : forgiving
    Examples :
    • a surly unforgiving old woman


  1. turn loose or free from restraint

    Synonyms : let loose, loose
    Type Of : relinquish, release, let go, let go of
  2. release from a leash

    Type Of : let go, let go of, release, relinquish
    Examples :
    • unleash the dogs in the park
  3. release or vent

    Type Of : relinquish, let go, let go of, release
    Examples :
    • unleash one's anger


  1. incapable of being overcome or subdued

    Synonyms : invincible, unvanquishable
  2. hard to defeat

    Examples :
    • an unbeatable ball team


  1. exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage

    Synonyms : manipulation
    Type Of : influence
  2. use up, consume fully

    Synonyms : expend
  3. avail oneself to

    Synonyms : apply, practice
    Examples :
    • use care when going down the stairs
    • use your common sense
  4. (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing

    Synonyms : consumption, economic consumption, usance, use of goods and services
    Type Of : demand
  5. the act of using

    Synonyms : employment, exercise, usage, utilisation, utilization
    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
  6. take or consume (regularly or habitually)

    Synonyms : habituate
    Type Of : take in, ingest, have, take, consume
    Examples :
    • She uses drugs rarely
  7. what something is used for

    Synonyms : function, purpose, role
    Type Of : usefulness, utility
    Examples :
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?
  8. (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition

    Synonyms : habit
    Type Of : custom, usance, usage
    Examples :
    • long use had hardened him to it
  9. (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property

    Synonyms : enjoyment
    Type Of : legal right
    Examples :
    • we were given the use of his boat
  10. put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

    Synonyms : apply, employ, utilise, utilize
    Examples :
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer
  11. a particular service

    Type Of : utility, usefulness
    Examples :
    • he put his knowledge to good use
    • patrons have their uses
  12. habitually do something or be in a certan state or place (use only in the past tense)

    Type Of : act, move
    Examples :
    • She used to call her mother every week but now she calls only occasionally
    • I used to get sick when I ate in that dining hall
    • They used to vacation in the Bahamas
    • she used to be his best friend and now they are enemies
  13. seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage

    Type Of : work, exploit
    Examples :
    • She uses her influential friends to get jobs
    • The president's wife used her good connections


  1. having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom

    Synonyms : overturned, upturned
    Examples :
    • the upset pitcher of milk
  2. afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief

    Synonyms : disquieted, distressed, disturbed, worried
    Examples :
    • too upset to say anything
  3. the act of upsetting something

    Synonyms : overturn, turnover
    Type Of : inversion, upending
    Examples :
    • he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed
  4. a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning

    Synonyms : disorder
    Type Of : physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state
    Examples :
    • everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time
  5. the act of disturbing the mind or body

    Synonyms : derangement, overthrow
    Type Of : disturbance
    Examples :
    • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
  6. form metals with a swage

    Synonyms : swage
    Type Of : mould, forge, mold, shape, work, form
  7. a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging

    Synonyms : swage
    Type Of : tool
  8. cause to overturn from an upright or normal position

    Synonyms : bowl over, knock over, overturn, tip over, tump over, turn over
    Type Of : displace, move
  9. thrown into a state of disarray or confusion

    Synonyms : broken, confused, disordered
    Examples :
    • with everything so upset
  10. an improbable and unexpected victory

    Synonyms : overturn
    Type Of : success
    Examples :
    • the biggest upset since David beat Goliath
  11. move deeply

    Synonyms : disturb, trouble
    Type Of : move, strike, affect, impress
    Examples :
    • This book upset me
  12. an unhappy and worried mental state

    Synonyms : disturbance, perturbation
    Type Of : agitation
    Examples :
    • she didn't realize the upset she caused me
  13. cause to lose one's composure

    Synonyms : discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune
    Type Of : enkindle, provoke, evoke, fire, elicit, kindle, raise, arouse
  14. defeat suddenly and unexpectedly

    Type Of : get the better of, overcome, defeat
    Examples :
    • The foreign team upset the local team
  15. disturb the balance or stability of

    Type Of : disturb, touch
    Examples :
    • The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries
  16. mildly physically distressed

    Examples :
    • an upset stomach
  17. used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win

    Examples :
    • the Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers


  1. a sudden forceful flow

    Synonyms : rush, spate, surge
    Type Of : flowing, flow
  2. a sudden or abrupt strong increase

    Synonyms : surge
    Type Of : step-up, increase
    Examples :
    • an upsurge of emotion
    • an upsurge in violent crime


  1. the official literary language of Pakistan, closely related to Hindi; widely used in India (mostly by Moslems); written in Arabic script

    Type Of : sanskrit, sanskritic language


  1. an instinctive motive

    Synonyms : impulse
    Type Of : motive, need, motivation
  2. force or impel in an indicated direction

    Synonyms : exhort, press, urge on
    Type Of : rede, counsel, advise
    Examples :
    • I urged him to finish his studies
  3. push for something

    Synonyms : advocate, recommend
    Type Of : propose, suggest, advise
  4. spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

    Synonyms : barrack, cheer, exhort, inspire, pep up, root on, urge on
    Type Of : encourage
  5. a strong restless desire

    Synonyms : itch
    Type Of : desire
    Examples :
    • why this urge to travel?


  1. an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)

    Synonyms : exploitation, victimisation, victimization
    Type Of : mistreatment


  1. not wanted

    Synonyms : unwanted
    Antonyms : desirable
    Examples :
    • undesirable impurities in steel
    • legislation excluding undesirable aliens
  2. not worthy of being chosen (especially as a spouse)

    Synonyms : unsuitable
  3. one whose presence is undesirable

    Type Of : persona non grata, unwelcome person
    Examples :
    • rounding up vagrants and drunks and other undesirables