1. showing pensive sadness

    Synonyms : pensive
    Examples :
    • the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty


  1. thin and weak

    Synonyms : wisplike
    Examples :
    • a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet
  2. lacking clarity or distinctness

    Synonyms : dim, faint, shadowy, vague
    Examples :
    • a few wispy memories of childhood


  1. marked by skill in deception

    Synonyms : crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky
    Examples :
    • a wily old attorney


  1. done by design

    Synonyms : wilful
    Examples :
    • willful disobedience
  2. habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

    Synonyms : froward, headstrong, self-willed, wilful


  1. determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

    Synonyms : capricious, impulsive
    Examples :
    • the victim of whimsical persecutions


  1. make keen or more acute

    Synonyms : quicken
    Type Of : excite, stimulate, stir
    Examples :
    • whet my appetite
  2. sharpen by rubbing, as on a whetstone

    Type Of : sharpen


  1. give birth to (a puppy)

    Synonyms : pup
    Type Of : birth, give birth, have, bear, deliver
    Examples :
    • the dog whelped
  2. young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf

    Synonyms : pup
    Type Of : young mammal


  1. excessively fat

    Synonyms : corpulent, obese, rotund
    Examples :
    • a weighty man
  2. powerfully persuasive

    Synonyms : cogent, telling
    Examples :
    • a weighty argument
  3. of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

    Synonyms : grave, grievous, heavy
    Examples :
    • the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference
  4. weighing heavily on the spirit; causing anxiety or worry

    Examples :
    • weighty problems
  5. having relatively great weight; heavy

    Antonyms : weightless
    Examples :
    • a weighty load
    • a weighty package


  1. wait in hiding to attack

    Synonyms : ambuscade, ambush, bushwhack, lie in wait, lurk, scupper
    Type Of : wait


  1. increase in phase

    Synonyms : full
    Antonyms : wane
    Type Of : increase
    Examples :
    • the moon is waxing
  2. go up or advance

    Synonyms : climb, mount, rise
    Antonyms : wane
    Type Of : increase
  3. any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water

    Type Of : lipide, lipoid, lipid
  4. cover with wax

    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • wax the car