1. unhealthy looking

    Synonyms : sickly
  2. any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal

    Type Of : willow, willow tree
  3. cause to become sallow

    Type Of : discolor
    Examples :
    • The illness has sallowed her face


  1. weed out unwanted or unnecessary things

    Synonyms : cut, rationalise, rationalize
    Type Of : eliminate, extinguish, get rid of, do away with
  2. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

    Synonyms : clip, crop, cut back, dress, lop, snip, trim
    Type Of : thin out
  3. dried plum

    Type Of : dried fruit


  1. the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring

    Synonyms : facts of life, procreation, reproduction
    Type Of : sexual practice, sex, sex activity, sexual activity
  2. the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)

    Synonyms : education, training
    Type Of : upbringing
    Examples :
    • a woman of breeding and refinement
  3. elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

    Synonyms : genteelness, gentility
    Type Of : elegance
  4. helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

    Synonyms : bringing up, fosterage, fostering, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing
    Type Of : acculturation, socialization, socialisation, enculturation
  5. producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring

    Examples :
    • the breeding population
    • retained a few bulls for breeding purposes
  6. the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization

    Type Of : production


  1. a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)

    Synonyms : image, simulacrum
    Type Of : representation
    Examples :
    • the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln


  1. the quality of being funny

    Synonyms : humour
    Type Of : quality
    Examples :
    • I fail to see the humor in it
  2. put into a good mood

    Synonyms : humour
    Type Of : pander, indulge, gratify
  3. the liquid parts of the body

    Synonyms : bodily fluid, body fluid, humour, liquid body substance
    Type Of : body substance
  4. (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state

    Synonyms : humour
    Type Of : body substance
    Examples :
    • the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile
  5. the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous

    Synonyms : humour, sense of humor, sense of humour
    Type Of : playfulness, fun
    Examples :
    • she didn't appreciate my humor
    • you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor
  6. a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

    Synonyms : humour, wit, witticism, wittiness
    Type Of : subject matter, message, content, substance
  7. a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling

    Synonyms : humour, mood, temper
    Type Of : feeling
    Examples :
    • he was in a bad humor


  1. fixed and absolute and without contingency

    Examples :
    • a vested right


  1. no longer sufficient

    Synonyms : depleted
    Examples :
    • supplies are low
  2. the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving

    Synonyms : first, first gear, low gear
    Type Of : gear, gear mechanism
  3. make a low noise, characteristic of bovines

    Synonyms : moo
    Type Of : let loose, emit, utter, let out
  4. used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency

    Synonyms : low-pitched
    Antonyms : high
  5. an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation

    Synonyms : depression
    Type Of : air mass
    Examples :
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  6. subdued or brought low in condition or status

    Synonyms : broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated
    Examples :
    • brought low
  7. of the most contemptible kind

    Synonyms : abject, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy
    Examples :
    • a low stunt to pull
    • a low-down sneak
  8. filled with melancholy and despondency

    Synonyms : blue, depressed, dispirited, down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, grim, low-spirited
  9. low or inferior in station or quality

    Synonyms : humble, lowly, modest, small
    Examples :
    • a lowly parish priest
  10. very low in volume

    Synonyms : low-toned
    Examples :
    • a low murmur
    • the low-toned murmur of the surf
  11. British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)

    Synonyms : david low, sir david alexander cecil low, sir david low
  12. a low level or position or degree

    Antonyms : high
    Type Of : level, grade, degree
    Examples :
    • the stock market fell to a new low
  13. less than normal in degree or intensity or amount

    Antonyms : high
    Examples :
    • low prices
    • the reservoir is low
  14. literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension

    Antonyms : high
    Examples :
    • low ceilings
    • low clouds
    • low hills
    • the sun is low
    • low furniture
    • a low bow
  15. unrefined in character

    Examples :
    • low comedy


  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. liable to change

    Examples :
    • an emotionally labile person
  2. (chemistry, physics, biology) readily undergoing change or breakdown


  1. so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm

    Synonyms : astounding, staggering, stupefying
    Examples :
    • such an enormous response was astonishing
  2. surprising greatly

    Synonyms : amazing
    Examples :
    • the dog was capable of astonishing tricks