1. morally reprehensible

    Synonyms : despicable, slimy, ugly, unworthy, vile, wretched
  2. lacking in usefulness or value

    Antonyms : valuable
    Examples :
    • a worthless idler


  1. signal with the hands or nod

    Synonyms : beckon
    Type Of : motion, gesture, gesticulate
    Examples :
    • She waved to her friends
    • He waved his hand hospitably
  2. move or swing back and forth

    Synonyms : brandish, flourish
    Type Of : displace, move
    Examples :
    • She waved her gun
  3. (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth

    Synonyms : undulation
    Type Of : movement, motion
  4. an undulating curve

    Synonyms : undulation
    Type Of : curved shape, curve
  5. one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

    Synonyms : moving ridge
    Type Of : movement, motion
  6. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

    Synonyms : flap, roll, undulate
    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • the waves rolled towards the beach
  7. twist or roll into coils or ringlets

    Synonyms : curl
    Type Of : twist
  8. the act of signaling by a movement of the hand

    Synonyms : wafture, waving
    Type Of : motion, gesture
  9. a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair

    Type Of : hairdo, hairstyle, coif, coiffure, hair style
  10. a member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy; originally organized during World War II but now no longer a separate branch

    Type Of : adult female, woman, reservist
  11. a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon

    Type Of : motility, motion, move, movement
    Examples :
    • a wave of settlers
    • troops advancing in waves
  12. a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)

    Type Of : conditions, atmospheric condition, weather condition, weather
    Examples :
    • a heat wave
  13. set waves in

    Type Of : coif, coiffure, do, dress, set, arrange, coiffe
    Examples :
    • she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair
  14. something that rises rapidly

    Type Of : rise
    Examples :
    • a wave of emotion swept over him
    • there was a sudden wave of buying before the market closed
    • a wave of conservatism in the country led by the hard right


  1. the force of workers available

    Synonyms : hands, manpower, men, work force
    Type Of : force, personnel


  1. a ceremonial or emblematic staff

    Synonyms : scepter, sceptre, verge
    Type Of : staff
  2. a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir

    Synonyms : baton
    Type Of : rod
  3. a rod used by a magician or water diviner

    Type Of : rod
  4. a thin supple twig or rod

    Type Of : twig, branchlet, sprig
    Examples :
    • stems bearing slender wands of flowers


  1. anything lost by wear or waste

    Type Of : loss
  2. the process of wasting

    Type Of : decrease, decrement


  1. distributed over a considerable extent

    Synonyms : far-flung
    Examples :
    • widespread nuclear fallout
  2. widely circulated or diffused

    Examples :
    • a widespread doctrine
    • widespread fear of nuclear war


  1. deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc

    Synonyms : faint
    Examples :
    • weak colors
    • a weak pulse
  2. (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress

    Synonyms : light, unaccented
    Examples :
    • a weak stress on the second syllable
  3. overly diluted; thin and insipid

    Synonyms : washy, watery
    Examples :
    • weak tea
  4. wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings

    Synonyms : fallible, frail, imperfect
  5. lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

    Synonyms : debile, decrepit, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weakly
  6. deficient in intelligence or mental power

    Examples :
    • a weak mind
  7. deficient or lacking in some skill

    Examples :
    • he's weak in spelling
  8. likely to fail under stress or pressure

    Examples :
    • the weak link in the chain
  9. not having authority, political strength, or governing power

    Examples :
    • a weak president
  10. tending downward in price

    Examples :
    • a weak market for oil stocks
  11. wanting in physical strength

    Antonyms : strong
    Examples :
    • a weak pillar
  12. (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection


  1. the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet

    Synonyms : basin, catchment area, catchment basin, drainage area, drainage basin, river basin
    Type Of : geographical area, geographical region, geographic area, geographic region
  2. a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems

    Synonyms : divide, water parting
    Type Of : line
  3. an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend

    Synonyms : landmark, turning point
    Type Of : juncture, occasion
    Examples :
    • the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations


  1. easily impressed or influenced

    Synonyms : impressible, impressionable
    Examples :
    • a waxy mind
  2. made of or covered with wax

    Synonyms : waxen
    Examples :
    • careful, the floor is waxy
  3. capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking

    Synonyms : bendable, pliable, pliant
  4. having the paleness of wax

    Synonyms : waxen, waxlike
    Examples :
    • a thin face with a waxy paleness


  1. tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline

    Synonyms : pumped, pumped-up, pumped up
  2. equipped with wire or wires especially for electric or telephone service

    Antonyms : wireless
    Examples :
    • a well-wired house
  3. tied or bound with wire

    Examples :
    • wired bundles of newspapers