1. a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible

    Synonyms : dead end, deadlock, stalemate, standstill
    Type Of : situation
    Examples :
    • reached an impasse on the negotiations
  2. a street with only one way in or out

    Synonyms : blind alley, cul de sac, dead-end street
    Type Of : thoroughfare


  1. smoothly and without difficulty; precisely and deftly

    Synonyms : cleanly
    Examples :
    • the gymnast landed flawlessly


  1. kill intentionally and with premeditation

    Synonyms : bump off, hit, murder, off, polish off, remove, slay
    Type Of : kill
  2. send away towards a designated goal

    Synonyms : despatch, send off
    Type Of : transport, ship, send
  3. the property of being prompt and efficient

    Synonyms : despatch, expedition, expeditiousness
    Type Of : rapidness, rapidity, celerity, quickness, speediness
    Examples :
    • it was done with dispatch
  4. killing a person or animal

    Synonyms : despatch
    Type Of : killing, putting to death, kill
  5. the act of sending off something

    Synonyms : despatch, shipment
    Type Of : going, leaving, departure, going away
  6. an official report (usually sent in haste)

    Synonyms : communique, despatch
    Type Of : account, news report, report, story, write up
  7. complete or carry out

    Synonyms : complete, discharge
    Type Of : fulfil, execute, fulfill, accomplish, action, carry out, carry through
  8. dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently

    Type Of : move, act
    Examples :
    • He dispatched the task he was assigned
  9. kill without delay

    Type Of : kill
    Examples :
    • the traitor was dispatched by the conspirators


  1. excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion

    Synonyms : frantic, frenzied, phrenetic
    Examples :
    • frenetic screams followed the accident


  1. a lyric poem with complex stanza forms

    Type Of : lyric poem, lyric


  1. make loud demands

    Synonyms : clamor
    Type Of : demand
  2. utter or proclaim insistently and noisily

    Synonyms : clamor
    Type Of : express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize
  3. loud and persistent outcry from many people

    Synonyms : clamor, clamoring, clamouring, hue and cry
    Type Of : call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell


  1. of or relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles

    Synonyms : technical
    Examples :
    • technological development
  2. based in scientific and industrial progress

    Examples :
    • a technological civilization


  1. the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine

    Synonyms : starvation
    Type Of : deprivation, privation
  2. suffering from lack of food

    Synonyms : starved


  1. pompous or pretentious talk or writing

    Synonyms : blah, bombast, fustian, rant
    Type Of : grandiloquence, grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, rhetoric


  1. anger produced by some annoying irritation

    Synonyms : annoyance, chafe
    Type Of : choler, anger, ire
  2. something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness

    Synonyms : concern, headache, worry
    Type Of : negative stimulus
  3. the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed

    Synonyms : annoyance, botheration, irritation
    Type Of : mental condition, psychological state, psychological condition, mental state
  4. the act of troubling or annoying someone

    Synonyms : annoyance, annoying, irritation
    Type Of : mistreatment