1. easily excused or forgiven

    Synonyms : excusable, forgivable
    Examples :
    • a venial error
  2. warranting only temporal punishment

    Synonyms : minor
    Examples :
    • venial sin


  1. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

    Synonyms : fear, revere, reverence
    Type Of : esteem, value, prise, prize, respect
    Examples :
    • We venerate genius


  1. an ornamental coating to a building

    Synonyms : facing
    Type Of : coat, coating
  2. coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood

    Synonyms : veneering
    Type Of : coat, coating
  3. cover with veneer

    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • veneer the furniture to protect it


  1. capable of being corrupted

    Synonyms : bribable, corruptible, dishonest, purchasable
    Examples :
    • a venal police officer


  1. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

    Synonyms : fierce, tearing, trigger-happy, violent
    Examples :
    • vehement dislike
  2. characterized by great force or energy

    Examples :
    • vehement deluges of rain
    • vehement clapping
    • a vehement defense


  1. the property of being wild or turbulent

    Synonyms : ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, violence, wildness
    Type Of : intensiveness, intensity
  2. intensity or forcefulness of expression

    Synonyms : emphasis
    Type Of : intensiveness, intensity
    Examples :
    • the vehemence of his denial


  1. having a variety of colors

    Synonyms : varicolored, varicoloured


  1. lacking taste or flavor or tang

    Synonyms : bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless
    Examples :
    • vapid beer
    • vapid tea
  2. lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest

    Examples :
    • a vapid conversation
    • a vapid smile
    • a bunch of vapid schoolgirls


  1. a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support

    Synonyms : clochard, drifter, floater, vagabond
    Type Of : roamer, rover, have-not, bird of passage, wanderer, poor person
  2. continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

    Synonyms : aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond
    Examples :
    • vagrant hippies of the sixties


  1. devoid of significance or force

    Synonyms : empty, hollow
    Examples :
    • vacuous comments
  2. devoid of intelligence or thought

    Synonyms : mindless
    Examples :
    • a vacuous mind
  3. devoid of matter

    Examples :
    • a vacuous space