1. especially fine or decorative clothing

    Synonyms : array, raiment
    Type Of : wearable, article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear
  2. paraphernalia indicative of royalty (or other high office)

    Type Of : paraphernalia, appurtenance, gear


  1. in a hurried or hasty manner

    Synonyms : hurriedly, in haste
    Examples :
    • hastily, he scanned the headlines


  1. malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty

    Synonyms : bitchiness, cattiness, nastiness, spitefulness
    Type Of : malevolence, malice, malevolency
  2. hurt the feelings of

    Synonyms : bruise, hurt, injure, offend, wound
    Type Of : enkindle, arouse, elicit, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise
  3. feeling a need to see others suffer

    Synonyms : malice, maliciousness, spitefulness, venom
    Type Of : malignity, malevolence


  1. small and unimpressive

    Synonyms : dinky
    Examples :
    • an insignificant sum of money
  2. of little importance or influence or power; of minor status

    Synonyms : peanut
    Examples :
    • a minor, insignificant bureaucrat
  3. devoid of importance, meaning, or force

    Synonyms : unimportant
    Antonyms : significant
  4. signifying nothing

    Examples :
    • insignificant sounds


  1. tediously repetitious or lacking in variety

    Synonyms : humdrum
    Examples :
    • nothing is so monotonous as the sea
  2. sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

    Synonyms : flat, monotone, monotonic
    Examples :
    • the owl's faint monotonous hooting


  1. an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety; usually reserved for philosophical anxiety about the world or about personal freedom

    Type Of : anxiety


  1. harass with persistent criticism or carping

    Synonyms : bait, cod, rag, rally, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit
    Type Of : bemock, mock
    Examples :
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie
  2. a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

    Synonyms : bird, boo, bronx cheer, hiss, hoot, raspberry, razzing, snort
    Type Of : vociferation, yell, cry, outcry, shout, call


  1. any property detected by the olfactory system

    Synonyms : aroma, odor, odour, olfactory property, scent
    Type Of : property
  2. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

    Synonyms : feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, spirit, tone
    Type Of : ambience, atmosphere, ambiance
    Examples :
    • it had the smell of treason
  3. the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents

    Synonyms : olfaction, olfactory modality, sense of smell
    Type Of : sense modality, sensory system, modality, exteroception
  4. the act of perceiving the odor of something

    Synonyms : smelling
    Type Of : sensing, perception
  5. have an element suggestive (of something)

    Synonyms : reek, smack
    Type Of : paint a picture, suggest, evoke
    Examples :
    • this passage smells of plagiarism
  6. the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form

    Synonyms : odor, odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation
    Type Of : aesthesis, sense impression, sense experience, sense datum, sensation, esthesis
    Examples :
    • she loved the smell of roses
  7. become aware of not through the senses but instinctively

    Synonyms : sense, smell out
    Type Of : perceive
    Examples :
    • I smell trouble
    • smell out corruption
  8. emit an odor

    Type Of : cause to be perceived
    Examples :
    • The soup smells good
  9. inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense

    Type Of : perceive, comprehend
  10. smell bad

    Examples :
    • He rarely washes, and he smells


  1. showing a brooding ill humor

    Synonyms : dark, dour, glowering, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen
    Examples :
    • a glum, hopeless shrug
  2. moody and melancholic


  1. deliver a sermon

    Synonyms : prophesy
    Type Of : talk, lecture
    Examples :
    • The minister is not preaching this Sunday
  2. speak, plead, or argue in favor of

    Synonyms : advocate
    Type Of : urge on, exhort, press, urge