1. open to or swept by wind

    Examples :
    • windswept headlands


  1. a person who transgresses moral or civil law

    Synonyms : offender
    Type Of : bad person


  1. grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour

    Synonyms : wheat berry
    Type Of : cereal, grain, food grain
  2. a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white

    Synonyms : pale yellow, straw
    Type Of : yellowness, yellow
  3. annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains

    Type Of : cereal, cereal grass


  1. be on the mind of

    Synonyms : concern, interest, occupy
    Examples :
    • I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift
  2. something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness

    Synonyms : concern, headache, vexation
    Type Of : negative stimulus
    Examples :
    • it's a major worry
  3. be concerned with

    Synonyms : care
    Type Of : mind
    Examples :
    • I worry about my grades
  4. disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress

    Synonyms : vex
    Antonyms : reassure
    Type Of : disorder, disquiet, perturb, unhinge, cark, trouble, distract
    Examples :
    • I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me
  5. a strong feeling of anxiety

    Synonyms : trouble
    Type Of : anxiety
    Examples :
    • his worry over the prospect of being fired
    • it is not work but worry that kills
  6. be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy

    Examples :
    • I worry about my job
  7. lacerate by biting

    Type Of : incise
  8. touch or rub constantly

    Type Of : rub


  1. have and exercise

    Synonyms : exert, maintain
    Type Of : hold, have got, have
    Examples :
    • wield power and authority
  2. handle effectively

    Synonyms : handle, manage
    Type Of : manipulate
    Examples :
    • The burglar wielded an axe


  1. a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

    Synonyms : atrophy, wasting away
    Type Of : symptom
  2. any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease

    Synonyms : cachexia, cachexy
    Type Of : infirmity, valetudinarianism, debility, feebleness, frailness, frailty


  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