1. mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried

    Synonyms : pouched mammal
    Type Of : metatherian
  2. of or relating to the marsupials

    Examples :
    • marsupial animals


  1. a knife that can be fixed to the end of a rifle and used as a weapon

    Type Of : knife
  2. stab or kill someone with a bayonet

    Type Of : knife, stab


  1. disinclined to work or exertion

    Synonyms : faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, work-shy
    Examples :
    • slothful employees


  1. disposed to believe on little evidence

    Antonyms : incredulous
    Examples :
    • the gimmick would convince none but the most credulous
  2. showing a lack of judgment or experience

    Examples :
    • so credulous he believes everything he reads


  1. a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

    Synonyms : interest, pastime
    Type Of : diversion, recreation
    Examples :
    • they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits
  2. an auxiliary activity

    Synonyms : avocation, by-line, hobby, sideline, spare-time activity
    Type Of : pastime, interest
  3. the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

    Synonyms : chase, following, pursual
    Type Of : motion, movement, move
    Examples :
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  4. a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria

    Synonyms : pursuance, quest
    Type Of : search
    Examples :
    • the pursuit of love


  1. a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one

    Synonyms : plight, predicament
    Type Of : difficulty
  2. state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options

    Synonyms : dilemma
    Type Of : perplexity


  1. convulsive gasp made while weeping

    Synonyms : sob
    Type Of : crying, tears, weeping


  1. be greater in scope or size than some standard

    Synonyms : exceed, surpass
  2. be superior or better than some standard

    Synonyms : exceed, go past, overstep, pass, top
    Type Of : excel, stand out, surpass


  1. of or involving dispute or controversy

    Synonyms : polemic


  1. someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle

    Synonyms : flower child, hippy, hipster
    Type Of : social reformer, reformer, reformist, crusader, meliorist