1. common name for an inedible or poisonous agaric (contrasting with the edible mushroom)

    Antonyms : mushroom
    Type Of : agaric


  1. the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue

    Synonyms : red, red ink
    Antonyms : gain
    Type Of : sum of money, amount of money, sum, amount
    Examples :
    • the company operated at a loss last year
  2. military personnel lost by death or capture

    Synonyms : personnel casualty
    Type Of : casualty
  3. the disadvantage that results from losing something

    Synonyms : deprivation
    Type Of : disadvantage
    Examples :
    • his loss of credibility led to his resignation
  4. euphemistic expressions for death

    Synonyms : departure, exit, expiration, going, passing, release
    Type Of : expiry, death, decease
  5. gradual decline in amount or activity

    Type Of : decline, diminution
    Examples :
    • weight loss
    • a serious loss of business
  6. something that is lost

    Type Of : transferred possession, transferred property
    Examples :
    • the car was a total loss
    • loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt
  7. the act of losing someone or something

    Type Of : failure
    Examples :
    • everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock
  8. the experience of losing a loved one

    Type Of : experience
    Examples :
    • he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather


  1. matters of personal concern

    Synonyms : personal business, personal matters
    Type Of : concern
    Examples :
    • get his affairs in order
  2. transactions of professional or public interest

    Type Of : dealing, transaction, dealings
    Examples :
    • news of current affairs
    • great affairs of state


  1. conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry

    Synonyms : blatant, clamant, clamorous, strident
    Examples :
    • a vociferous mob


  1. the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane

    Synonyms : atrociousness, barbarity, barbarousness, heinousness
    Type Of : inhumaneness, inhumanity
  2. an act of atrocious cruelty

    Synonyms : inhumanity
    Type Of : cruelty, inhuman treatment


  1. the amount that can be contained

    Synonyms : content
    Type Of : volume
    Examples :
    • the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons
  2. an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored

    Synonyms : capacitance, electrical capacity
    Type Of : electrical phenomenon
  3. the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment

    Synonyms : capability
    Type Of : susceptibility, susceptibleness
  4. the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior

    Synonyms : mental ability
    Antonyms : incapacity
    Type Of : power, ability
  5. a specified function

    Type Of : office, function, role, part
    Examples :
    • he was employed in the capacity of director
    • he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary
  6. capability to perform or produce

    Antonyms : incapacity
    Type Of : capableness, capability
    Examples :
    • among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism
    • limited runway capacity
    • a great capacity for growth
  7. (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive

    Type Of : indefinite quantity
    Examples :
    • the capacity of a hard disk drive is usually expressed in megabytes
  8. the maximum production possible

    Type Of : production
    Examples :
    • the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity
  9. tolerance for alcohol

    Type Of : tolerance
    Examples :
    • he had drunk beyond his capacity


  1. in the current fashion or style

    Synonyms : a la mode, in style, in vogue, modish
  2. up to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-date

    Synonyms : up-to-the-minute
    Examples :
    • the very latest scientific discoveries
  3. the most recent news or development

    Type Of : tidings, intelligence, word, news
    Examples :
    • have you heard the latest?


  1. a sharp sour taste

    Synonyms : tartness
    Type Of : acidity, sour, sourness
  2. a rough and bitter manner

    Synonyms : acrimony, bitterness, jaundice, tartness, thorniness
    Type Of : disagreeableness
  3. a sharp bitterness

    Type Of : bitter, bitterness


  1. an unchanging intonation

    Synonyms : drone, droning
    Type Of : modulation, pitch contour, intonation
  2. of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value

    Synonyms : monotonic
  3. sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

    Synonyms : flat, monotonic, monotonous
  4. a single tone repeated with different words or different rhythms (especially in rendering liturgical texts)

    Type Of : note, musical note, tone


  1. in a rebellious manner

    Synonyms : contumaciously, rebelliously