1. treat with excessive indulgence

    Synonyms : baby, cocker, coddle, featherbed, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil
    Type Of : do by, handle, treat


  1. a gallant or courtly gentleman

    Synonyms : chevalier
    Type Of : male aristocrat
  2. given to haughty disregard of others

    Synonyms : high-handed
  3. a royalist supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War

    Synonyms : royalist
    Type Of : monarchist, royalist


  1. agreement on a secret plot

    Synonyms : connivance
    Type Of : agreement
  2. secret agreement

    Type Of : agreement, arrangement

cut in

  1. break into a conversation

    Synonyms : barge in, break in, butt in, chime in, chisel in, put in
    Type Of : interrupt, disrupt, cut off, break up
  2. allow someone to have a share or profit

    Type Of : partake, share, partake in
  3. drive in front of another vehicle leaving too little space for that vehicle to maneuver comfortably

    Type Of : pull
  4. interrupt a dancing couple in order to take one of them as one's own partner

    Type Of : interrupt, disrupt
  5. mix in with cutting motions

    Type Of : mix in, blend in


  1. in spite of everything; without regard to drawbacks

    Synonyms : disregarding, disregardless, irrespective, no matter
    Examples :
    • he carried on regardless of the difficulties
  2. (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration

    Synonyms : careless
    Examples :
    • crushing the blooms with regardless tread


  1. total destruction

    Synonyms : disintegration
    Type Of : wipeout, demolition, destruction
    Examples :
    • bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll
  2. destruction by annihilating something

    Synonyms : obliteration
    Type Of : destruction, devastation


  1. the formal act of approving

    Synonyms : approving, blessing
    Antonyms : disapproval
    Type Of : support
    Examples :
    • his decision merited the approval of any sensible person
  2. acceptance as satisfactory

    Synonyms : favorable reception, favourable reception
    Type Of : acceptance
    Examples :
    • he bought it on approval
  3. a message expressing a favorable opinion

    Synonyms : commendation
    Antonyms : disapproval
    Type Of : message, subject matter, content, substance
    Examples :
    • words of approval seldom passed his lips
  4. a feeling of liking something or someone good

    Antonyms : disapproval
    Type Of : liking
    Examples :
    • although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval


  1. having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one

    Synonyms : tendencious
    Examples :
    • a tendentious account of recent elections
    • distinguishing between verifiable fact and tendentious assertion


  1. in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball

    Synonyms : baseball swing, cut
    Type Of : shot, stroke
  2. a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz

    Synonyms : jive, swing music
    Type Of : jazz
  3. make a big sweeping gesture or movement

    Synonyms : sweep, swing out
    Type Of : handle, manage, wield
  4. a jaunty rhythm in music

    Synonyms : lilt
    Type Of : rhythmicity
  5. move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

    Synonyms : sway
    Type Of : move back and forth
  6. be a social swinger; socialize a lot

    Synonyms : get around
    Type Of : socialise, socialize
  7. the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

    Synonyms : golf shot, golf stroke
    Type Of : stroke, shot
  8. hang freely

    Synonyms : dangle, drop
    Type Of : hang
  9. changing location by moving back and forth

    Synonyms : swinging, vacillation
    Type Of : movement, move, motion
  10. influence decisively

    Synonyms : swing over
    Type Of : act upon, work, influence
  11. alternate dramatically between high and low values

    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • his mood swings
    • the market is swinging up and down
  12. a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them

    Type Of : country-dance, contra danse, contradance, contredanse, country dancing
  13. a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity

    Type Of : action, activeness, activity
    Examples :
    • the party went with a swing
    • it took time to get into the swing of things
  14. a sweeping blow or stroke

    Type Of : blow
    Examples :
    • he took a wild swing at my head
  15. change direction with a swinging motion; turn

    Type Of : travel, move, locomote, go
    Examples :
    • swing back
    • swing forward
  16. engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends

    Type Of : fornicate
    Examples :
    • There were many swinging couples in the 1960's
  17. have a certain musical rhythm

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • The music has to swing
  18. hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement

    Type Of : take aim, aim, direct, take, train
    Examples :
    • The soccer player began to swing at the referee
  19. live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style

    Type Of : live
    Examples :
    • The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely
  20. mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

    Type Of : mechanical device, toy, plaything
  21. move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting

    Type Of : displace, move
    Examples :
    • swing a bat
  22. play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm

    Type Of : play


  1. a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it

    Type Of : fabric, textile, material, cloth
  2. a table linen made from linen with a damask pattern

    Type Of : napery, table linen
  3. having a woven pattern

    Examples :
    • damask table linens