1. a person who makes deceitful pretenses

    Synonyms : fake, faker, fraud, imposter, impostor, pretender, pseud, role player, sham, shammer
    Type Of : cheat, slicker, cheater, trickster, deceiver, beguiler
  2. (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of

    Examples :
    • a pseudo esthete
    • pseudoclassic


  1. disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority

    Synonyms : insubordinate, resistive
  2. relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)

    Synonyms : immune
  3. able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress

    Synonyms : tolerant
    Examples :
    • the new hybrid is more resistant to drought
  4. incapable of absorbing or mixing with

    Synonyms : repellent
    Examples :
    • plastic highly resistant to steam and water
  5. impervious to being affected

    Examples :
    • resistant to the effects of heat
    • resistant to persuasion


  1. profoundly honored

    Synonyms : august, revered
  2. impressive by reason of age

    Examples :
    • a venerable sage with white hair and beard


  1. bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent

    Antonyms : infinite
  2. (of verbs) relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person

    Antonyms : infinite


  1. a socially awkward or tactless act

    Synonyms : faux pas, gaucherie, slip, solecism
    Type Of : bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall


  1. the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity

    Synonyms : ritual killing
    Type Of : putting to death, killing, kill
  2. the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.

    Synonyms : forfeit, forfeiture
    Type Of : act, deed, human action, human activity
  3. endure the loss of

    Synonyms : give
    Type Of : release, give up, free, relinquish, resign
  4. a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value

    Type Of : loss
    Examples :
    • he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice
  5. (baseball) an out that advances the base runners

    Type Of : putout
  6. kill or destroy

    Type Of : kill
    Examples :
    • The animals were sacrificed after the experiment
    • The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment
  7. make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals

    Type Of : offer up, offer
  8. personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)

    Type Of : loss, personnel casualty
  9. sell at a loss

    Type Of : sell


  1. an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable

    Synonyms : disapprobation
    Type Of : disapproval
    Examples :
    • his uncompromising condemnation of racism
  2. (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

    Synonyms : conviction, judgment of conviction, sentence
    Type Of : final decision, final judgment
  3. an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group

    Synonyms : curse, execration
    Type Of : denouncement, denunciation
  4. (law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building)

    Type Of : disapproval
  5. the condition of being strongly disapproved of

    Type Of : condition, status
    Examples :
    • he deserved nothing but condemnation


  1. a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

    Synonyms : blowup, explosion
    Type Of : discharge
  2. the act of detonating an explosive

    Type Of : burst, explosion


  1. cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

    Synonyms : abash
    Type Of : upset, disconcert, untune, discomfit, discompose
  2. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

    Synonyms : block, blockade, hinder, obstruct, stymie, stymy
    Type Of : forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent


  1. (prosody) a system of versification

    Synonyms : poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern
    Type Of : versification
  2. the study of poetic meter and the art of versification

    Synonyms : metrics
    Type Of : poetics
  3. the patterns of stress and intonation in a language

    Synonyms : inflection
    Type Of : manner of speaking, delivery, speech