1. (often followed by `of') not aware

    Synonyms : incognizant
    Antonyms : aware
    Examples :
    • seemed unaware of the scrutiny
    • unaware of the danger they were in
    • unaware of the newborn hope
    • the most unaware person I've known


  1. make too low an estimate of

    Synonyms : underestimate
    Type Of : misjudge


  1. become undone

    Synonyms : run
    Type Of : disintegrate
    Examples :
    • the sweater unraveled
  2. disentangle

    Synonyms : ravel, ravel out
    Antonyms : ravel
    Type Of : unsnarl, straighten out, disentangle
    Examples :
    • can you unravel the mystery?
  3. become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of

    Synonyms : unknot, unpick, unscramble, untangle
    Antonyms : ravel
    Type Of : undo
    Examples :
    • unravel the thread


  1. lacking in power or forcefulness

    Synonyms : ineffective, ineffectual
    Examples :
    • like an unable phoenix in hot ashes
  2. (usually followed by `to') lacking necessary physical or mental ability

    Examples :
    • dyslexics are unable to learn to read adequately
    • the sun was unable to melt enough snow
  3. (usually followed by `to') not having the necessary means or skill or know-how

    Antonyms : able
    Examples :
    • unable to get to town without a car
    • unable to obtain funds


  1. never-ceasing

    Synonyms : persistent, relentless
  2. not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

    Synonyms : grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving
  3. punishingly harsh

    Synonyms : brutal


  1. uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

    Synonyms : ceaseless, constant, incessant, never-ending, perpetual, unceasing
    Examples :
    • unremitting demands of hunger


  1. without doubt; certainly

    Synonyms : doubtless, doubtlessly
    Examples :
    • it's undoubtedly very beautiful


  1. compelling immediate action

    Synonyms : pressing
    Examples :
    • the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'
    • bridges in urgent need of repair


  1. a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees

    Type Of : educational institution
  2. establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching

    Type Of : establishment
  3. the body of faculty and students at a university

    Type Of : body


  1. a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous

    Synonyms : eudaemonia, eudaimonia, welfare, well-being, wellbeing
    Type Of : successfulness, prosperity
    Examples :
    • the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles
  2. an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)

    Synonyms : offbeat
    Type Of : beat, musical rhythm, rhythm
  3. pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic

    Synonyms : cheerful, pollyannaish