warfare

  1. the waging of armed conflict against an enemy

    Synonyms : war
    Type Of : military action, action
  2. an active struggle between competing entities

    Synonyms : war
    Type Of : struggle, conflict, battle
    Examples :
    • diplomatic warfare

weaving

  1. creating fabric

    Type Of : handicraft

weariness

  1. temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work

    Synonyms : fatigue, tiredness
    Type Of : temporary state
    Examples :
    • weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep

waif

  1. a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned

    Synonyms : street child
    Type Of : child, fry, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster

waver

  1. move back and forth very rapidly

    Synonyms : flicker, flitter, flutter, quiver
    Type Of : move back and forth
  2. sway from side to side

    Synonyms : weave
    Type Of : sway, swing
  3. pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

    Synonyms : hesitate, waffle
  4. be unsure or weak

    Synonyms : falter
    Type Of : hesitate, waffle
  5. the act of moving back and forth

    Synonyms : flicker, flutter
    Type Of : motion, move, movement, motility
  6. move hesitatingly, as if about to give way

    Synonyms : falter
    Type Of : move
  7. the act of pausing uncertainly

    Synonyms : falter, faltering, hesitation
    Type Of : pause
  8. give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency

    Synonyms : quaver
    Type Of : vocalize, vocalise, sound, voice
  9. move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern

    Synonyms : fluctuate, vacillate
    Type Of : swing
  10. someone who communicates by waving

    Type Of : communicator

whirling

  1. the act of rotating in a circle or spiral

    Synonyms : gyration
    Type Of : rotary motion, rotation

warning

  1. cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)

    Synonyms : admonition, monition, word of advice
    Type Of : advice
    Examples :
    • the warning was to beware of surprises
  2. serving to warn

    Synonyms : admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory
  3. a message informing of danger

    Type Of : informing, making known
    Examples :
    • a warning that still more bombs could explode
  4. notification of something, usually in advance

    Type Of : telling, notification, apprisal
    Examples :
    • they gave little warning of their arrival
    • she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin

war

  1. the waging of armed conflict against an enemy

    Synonyms : warfare
    Type Of : action, military action
    Examples :
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  2. a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply

    Synonyms : state of war
    Antonyms : peace
    Type Of : enmity, antagonism, hostility
    Examples :
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring
  3. an active struggle between competing entities

    Synonyms : warfare
    Type Of : struggle, conflict, battle
    Examples :
    • a price war
    • a war of wits
    • diplomatic warfare
  4. a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious

    Type Of : drive, effort, movement, campaign, cause, crusade
    Examples :
    • the war on poverty
    • the war against crime
  5. make or wage war

    Antonyms : make peace
    Type Of : fight, contend, struggle

watch out

  1. be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful

    Synonyms : look out, watch

whitewash

  1. cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error

    Synonyms : gloss over, hush up, sleek over
    Type Of : cover, cover up
    Examples :
    • Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin
  2. a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score

    Type Of : defeat, licking
  3. a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects

    Type Of : clearing
  4. cover with whitewash

    Type Of : wash
    Examples :
    • whitewash walls
  5. exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data

    Type Of : clear, assoil, acquit, discharge, exculpate, exonerate
  6. wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces

    Type Of : wash