1. entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire

    Synonyms : involved
    Examples :
    • brilliant leadership mired in details and confusion


  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. divide into pieces

    Synonyms : discerp, take apart
    Type Of : divide, part, separate
    Examples :
    • our department was dismembered when our funding dried up
  2. separate the limbs from the body

    Type Of : kill
    Examples :
    • the tiger dismembered the tourist


  1. any of numerous extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era

    Type Of : archosaur, archosaurian, archosaurian reptile


  1. involving distinctions based on qualities

    Antonyms : quantitative
    Examples :
    • qualitative change
    • qualitative data
    • qualitative analysis determines the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture
  2. relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities


  1. extreme stinginess

    Synonyms : closeness, meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimoniousness, tightfistedness, tightness
    Type Of : stinginess
  2. extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily

    Synonyms : parsimoniousness, penny-pinching, thrift
    Type Of : frugalness, frugality


  1. anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence

    Type Of : indicant, indication
  2. (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

    Type Of : evidence, grounds


  1. harsh or corrosive in tone

    Synonyms : acerb, acerbic, acid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic
    Examples :
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
  2. strong and sharp

    Synonyms : pungent
    Examples :
    • the acrid smell of burning rubber


  1. habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work

    Synonyms : migrant
    Examples :
    • migratory workers
  2. used of animals that move seasonally

    Antonyms : nonmigratory
    Examples :
    • migratory birds


  1. boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

    Synonyms : noncompliant
    Antonyms : compliant
    Examples :
    • brought up to be aggressive and defiant
    • a defiant attitude