1. a singer; usually a singer who adds embellishments to the song

    Type Of : vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer, singer
  2. a small active songbird

    Type Of : oscine, oscine bird


  1. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

    Synonyms : boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome
    Examples :
    • other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome


  1. witty or joking

    Examples :
    • Muskrat Castle as the house has been facetiously named by some waggish officer


  1. a feeling of extreme emotional intensity

    Synonyms : abandon
    Type Of : passionateness, passion
    Examples :
    • the wildness of his anger
  2. the property of being wild or turbulent

    Synonyms : ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, violence
    Type Of : intensiveness, intensity
  3. an intractably barbarous or uncultivated state of nature

    Antonyms : tameness
    Type Of : intractability, intractableness
  4. an unruly disposition to do as one pleases

    Type Of : fractiousness, unruliness, wilfulness, willfulness
    Examples :
    • Liza had always had a tendency to wildness
    • the element of wildness in his behavior was a protest against repressive convention


  1. weak in willpower, courage or vitality

    Synonyms : gutless, namby-pamby, spineless


  1. eliminate urine

    Synonyms : make, make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, piddle, piss, puddle, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, urinate, wee-wee
    Type Of : egest, pass, excrete, eliminate
  2. (used informally) very small

    Synonyms : bittie, bitty, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, teensy, teensy-weensy, teentsy, teeny, teeny-weeny, weensy, weeny
    Examples :
    • a wee tot
  3. a short time

    Type Of : time
    Examples :
    • bide a wee
  4. very early

    Examples :
    • the wee hours of the morning


  1. of very poor quality or condition

    Synonyms : deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful
  2. characterized by physical misery

    Synonyms : miserable
    Examples :
    • spent a wretched night on the floor
  3. morally reprehensible

    Synonyms : despicable, slimy, ugly, unworthy, vile, worthless
  4. deserving or inciting pity

    Synonyms : hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor
    Examples :
    • a wretched life
  5. very unhappy; full of misery

    Synonyms : miserable, suffering
    Examples :
    • wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages


  1. face and withstand with courage

    Synonyms : brave, brave out, endure
    Type Of : withstand, defy, hold, hold up
  2. towards the side exposed to wind

    Synonyms : upwind
  3. the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation

    Synonyms : atmospheric condition, conditions, weather condition
    Type Of : atmospheric phenomenon
    Examples :
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
  4. cause to slope

    Type Of : tip, slant, lean, angle, tilt
  5. change under the action or influence of the weather

    Type Of : dilapidate, crumble, decay
    Examples :
    • A weathered old hut
  6. sail to the windward of

    Type Of : sail


  1. the battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon

    Synonyms : battle of waterloo
  2. a final crushing defeat

    Type Of : licking, defeat
    Examples :
    • he met his waterloo
  3. a town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon met his final defeat


  1. a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus

    Synonyms : uterus
    Type Of : female internal reproductive organ