logo

cogent : Related Words Words similar in meaning to cogent

all

  • adjective quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class
    • we sat up all night
    • ate all the food
    • all men are mortal
    • all parties are welcome
  • adjective satellite completely given to or absorbed by
    • became all attention

More 'all' Meaning


remarkable

  • adjective satellite unusual or striking
    singular.
    • a remarkable sight
    • such poise is singular in one so young
  • adjective satellite worthy of notice
    noteworthy.
    • a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain
    • a remarkable achievement

More 'remarkable' Meaning


dynamic

  • noun an efficient incentive
    moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches
  • adjective characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    dynamical.
    • a dynamic market
    • a dynamic speaker
    • the dynamic president of the firm

More 'dynamic' Meaning


thoughtful

  • adjective satellite having intellectual depth
    • a deeply thoughtful essay
  • adjective exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
    • a thoughtful paper

More 'thoughtful' Meaning


reasoning

  • noun thinking that is coherent and logical
    abstract thought; logical thinking.
  • verb decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
    reason; reason out; conclude.
    • We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house

More 'reasoning' Meaning


slickness

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; hanky panky; skulduggery; jiggery-pokery; hocus-pocus; skullduggery.
  • noun a kind of fluent easy superficiality
    glibness.
    • the glibness of a high-pressure salesman

More 'slickness' Meaning


portentous

  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    prodigious.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; fateful.

More 'portentous' Meaning


cunning

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; wiliness.
  • noun crafty artfulness (especially in deception)

More 'cunning' Meaning


sway

  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

More 'sway' Meaning


worth

  • noun an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
    • 10 dollars worth of gasoline
  • noun the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

More 'worth' Meaning


far

  • adjective located at a great distance in time or space or degree
    • we come from a far country
    • far corners of the earth
    • the far future
    • a far journey
    • the far side of the road
    • far from the truth
    • far in the future
  • noun a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again
    Army for the Liberation of Rwanda; Interahamwe; ALIR; Former Armed Forces.
    • in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists

More 'far' Meaning


induce

  • verb cause to arise
    bring on.
    • induce a crisis
  • verb cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
    get; make; have; cause; stimulate.
    • The ads induced me to buy a VCR
    • My children finally got me to buy a computer
    • My wife made me buy a new sofa

More 'induce' Meaning


minded

  • adjective satellite (used in combination) mentally oriented toward something specified
    • civic-minded
    • career-minded
  • verb be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by
    mind.
    • I don't mind your behavior

More 'minded' Meaning


telling

  • noun an act of narration
    recounting; relation.
    • he was the hero according to his own relation
    • his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable
  • noun informing by words
    notification; apprisal.

More 'telling' Meaning


moss-grown

  • adjective satellite overgrown with moss
    mossy.
  • adjective satellite (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
    fogyish; mossy; stodgy; stick-in-the-mud.
    • moss-grown ideas about family life

More 'moss-grown' Meaning


wily

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

More 'wily' Meaning


weapon

  • noun any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
    arm; weapon system.
    • he was licensed to carry a weapon
  • noun a means of persuading or arguing
    artillery.
    • he used all his conversational weapons

More 'weapon' Meaning


incitement

  • noun an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating
    incitation.
    • the incitement of mutiny
  • noun needed encouragement
    provocation.
    • the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation

More 'incitement' Meaning


prize

  • noun something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    award.
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

More 'prize' Meaning


cable

  • noun a telegram sent abroad
    overseas telegram; cablegram.
  • noun a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
    transmission line; line.

More 'cable' Meaning


cause

  • noun events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
  • noun a justification for something existing or happening
    reason; grounds.
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice

More 'cause' Meaning


sternutative

  • adjective satellite causing sneezing
    sternutatory.
    • pepper is a sternutatory substance

More 'sternutative' Meaning


large

  • noun a garment size for a large person
  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    big.
    • a large city
    • set out for the big city
    • a large sum
    • a big (or large) barn
    • a large family
    • big businesses
    • a big expenditure
    • a large number of newspapers
    • a big group of scientists
    • large areas of the world

More 'large' Meaning


uncheerful

  • adjective causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
    depressing; cheerless.
    • the economic outlook is depressing
    • something cheerless about the room
    • a moody and uncheerful person
    • an uncheerful place

More 'uncheerful' Meaning


convince

  • verb make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something
    convert; win over.
    • He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product

More 'convince' Meaning


round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

More 'round' Meaning


sternutatory

  • noun a chemical substance that causes sneezing and coughing and crying
    sternutator.
    • police used a sternutatory to subdue the mob
  • adjective tending to cause sneezing

More 'sternutatory' Meaning


measurable

  • adjective capable of being measured
    mensurable.
    • measurable depths
  • adjective satellite of distinguished importance
    • a measurable figure in literature

More 'measurable' Meaning


persuade

  • verb win approval or support for
    carry; sway.
    • Carry all before one
    • His speech did not sway the voters
  • verb cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
    • You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!

More 'persuade' Meaning


sustain

  • verb lengthen or extend in duration or space
    prolong; keep up.
    • We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible
    • prolong the treatment of the patient
    • keep up the good work
  • verb undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
    suffer; have; get.
    • She suffered a fracture in the accident
    • He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars
    • She got a bruise on her leg
    • He got his arm broken in the scuffle

More 'sustain' Meaning


contributive

  • adjective satellite tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
    contributing; tributary; contributory; conducive.
    • working conditions are not conducive to productivity
    • the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city
    • a contributory factor

More 'contributive' Meaning


disenchanting

  • adjective satellite freeing from illusion or false belief
    disillusioning.
  • verb free from enchantment
    disillusion; disenchant.

More 'disenchanting' Meaning


investment

  • noun the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
    investing.
  • noun money that is invested with an expectation of profit
    investment funds.

More 'investment' Meaning


blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

More 'blue' Meaning


solemn

  • adjective satellite dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
    sober; sedate; grave.
    • a grave God-fearing man
    • a quiet sedate nature
    • as sober as a judge
    • a solemn promise
    • the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence
  • adjective satellite characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
    earnest; sincere.
    • both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate
    • an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant
    • a film with a solemn social message

More 'solemn' Meaning


celebrated

  • adjective satellite widely known and esteemed
    renowned; illustrious; famed; notable; noted; famous; far-famed.
    • a famous actor
    • a celebrated musician
    • a famed scientist
    • an illustrious judge
    • a notable historian
    • a renowned painter
  • verb behave as expected during of holidays or rites
    observe; celebrate; keep.
    • Keep the commandments
    • celebrate Christmas
    • Observe Yom Kippur

More 'celebrated' Meaning


appealingness

  • noun attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    appeal; charm.
    • his smile was part of his appeal to her

More 'appealingness' Meaning


wheedler

  • noun someone who tries to persuade by blandishment and coaxing
    coaxer.

More 'wheedler' Meaning


ingratiatory

  • adjective satellite pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade
    coaxing.
    • a coaxing and obsequious voice
    • her manner is quiet and ingratiatory and a little too agreeable
  • adjective satellite calculated to please or gain favor
    insinuating; ingratiating.
    • a smooth ingratiating manner

More 'ingratiatory' Meaning


proselytism

  • noun the practice of proselytizing
  • noun the state of being a proselyte; spiritual rebirth resulting from the zeal of crusading advocacy of the gospel

More 'proselytism' Meaning


appeal

  • noun earnest or urgent request
    entreaty; prayer.
    • an entreaty to stop the fighting
    • an appeal for help
    • an appeal to the public to keep calm
  • noun attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    charm; appealingness.
    • his smile was part of his appeal to her

More 'appeal' Meaning


melancholy

  • noun a feeling of thoughtful sadness
  • noun a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

More 'melancholy' Meaning


wheedling

  • noun the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery
    blandishment.
  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    wheedle; coax; inveigle; cajole; sweet-talk; blarney; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

More 'wheedling' Meaning


lobbyist

  • noun someone who is employed to persuade legislators to vote for legislation that favors the lobbyist's employer

More 'lobbyist' Meaning


cajolery

  • noun flattery intended to persuade
    palaver; blandishment.

More 'cajolery' Meaning


eventful

  • adjective full of events or incidents
    • the most exhausting and eventful day of my life
  • adjective satellite having important issues or results
    consequential.
    • the year's only really consequential legislation
    • an eventful decision

More 'eventful' Meaning


magnetise

  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks
  • verb make magnetic
    magnetize.
    • The strong magnet magnetized the iron shavings

More 'magnetise' Meaning


momentous

  • adjective satellite of very great significance
    • deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision
    • a momentous event

More 'momentous' Meaning


repellant

  • noun a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
    repellent.
  • noun a chemical substance that repels animals
    repellent.

More 'repellant' Meaning


convert

  • noun a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
  • verb change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
    change over.
    • We converted from 220 to 110 Volt

More 'convert' Meaning


cogent

  • adjective satellite powerfully persuasive
    telling; weighty.
    • a cogent argument
    • a telling presentation
    • a weighty argument

More 'cogent' Meaning


constitutive

  • adjective satellite constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
    organic; constituent; constitutional.

More 'constitutive' Meaning


suggestion

  • noun an idea that is suggested
    • the picnic was her suggestion
  • noun a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
    proposition; proffer.
    • it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse

More 'suggestion' Meaning


priceless

  • adjective satellite having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth
    invaluable.

More 'priceless' Meaning


win_over

  • verb make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something
    convert; convince.
    • He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product

More 'win_over' Meaning


win

  • noun a victory (as in a race or other competition)
    • he was happy to get the win
  • noun something won (especially money)
    winnings; profits.

More 'win' Meaning


primal

  • adjective satellite serving as an essential component
    central; cardinal; key; fundamental.
    • a cardinal rule
    • the central cause of the problem
    • an example that was fundamental to the argument
    • computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure
  • adjective satellite having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
    primaeval; aboriginal; primordial; primeval.
    • aboriginal forests
    • primal eras before the appearance of life on earth
    • the forest primeval
    • primordial matter
    • primordial forms of life

More 'primal' Meaning


logical

  • adjective capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
    • a logical mind
  • adjective satellite based on known statements or events or conditions
    legitimate.
    • rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year

More 'logical' Meaning


motor

  • noun machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
  • noun a nonspecific agent that imparts motion
    • happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action

More 'motor' Meaning


cogency

  • noun persuasive relevance
  • noun the quality of being valid and rigorous
    rigor; rigour; validity.

More 'cogency' Meaning


hypersensitised

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

More 'hypersensitised' Meaning


causal

  • adjective satellite involving or constituting a cause; causing
    • a causal relationship between scarcity and higher prices

More 'causal' Meaning


ringing

  • noun the sound of a bell ringing
    tintinnabulation; ring.
    • the distinctive ring of the church bell
    • the ringing of the telephone
    • the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
  • noun the giving of a ring as a token of engagement

More 'ringing' Meaning


sympathetic

  • adjective of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system
    • sympathetic neurons
    • sympathetic stimulation
  • adjective expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward
    • sympathetic to the students' cause
    • a sympathetic observer
    • a sympathetic gesture

More 'sympathetic' Meaning


soft-soap

  • verb persuade someone through flattery
  • verb use flattering talk on somebody

More 'soft-soap' Meaning


forcefully

  • adverb with full force
    • we are seeing this film too late to feel its original impact forcefully

More 'forcefully' Meaning


nonresistant

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
    nonimmune; unresistant; liable.
    • liable to diabetes
  • adjective satellite offering no resistance

More 'nonresistant' Meaning


swagger

  • noun an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
    swaggie; swagman.
  • noun a proud stiff pompous gait
    prance; strut.

More 'swagger' Meaning


biogenic

  • adjective produced by living organisms or biological processes
    • fermentation is a biogenic process
  • adjective satellite essential for maintaining the fundamental life processes
    • sleep and food and water are among the biogenic needs of the organism

More 'biogenic' Meaning


mesmerize

  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks
  • verb induce hypnosis in
    hypnotize; mesmerise; hypnotise.

More 'mesmerize' Meaning


stick

  • noun an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
    • the kid had a candied apple on a stick
  • noun a small thin branch of a tree

More 'stick' Meaning


must

  • noun a necessary or essential thing
    • seat belts are an absolute must
  • noun grape juice before or during fermentation

More 'must' Meaning


fictile

  • adjective of or relating to the craft of pottery
    • the fictile art
    • fictile ware
  • adjective satellite susceptible to being led or directed
    pliable.
    • fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda

More 'fictile' Meaning


famed

  • adjective satellite widely known and esteemed
    renowned; illustrious; celebrated; notable; noted; famous; far-famed.
    • a famous actor
    • a celebrated musician
    • a famed scientist
    • an illustrious judge
    • a notable historian
    • a renowned painter

More 'famed' Meaning


somber

  • adjective satellite lacking brightness or color; dull
    sober; sombre; drab.
    • drab faded curtains
    • sober Puritan grey
    • children in somber brown clothes
  • adjective satellite grave or even gloomy in character
    melancholy; sombre.
    • solemn and mournful music
    • a suit of somber black
    • a somber mood

More 'somber' Meaning


making

  • noun the act that results in something coming to be
    fashioning; devising.
    • the devising of plans
    • the fashioning of pots and pans
    • the making of measurements
    • it was already in the making
  • noun an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
    qualification.
    • her qualifications for the job are excellent
    • one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree
    • she has the makings of fine musician

More 'making' Meaning


blarney

  • noun flattery designed to gain favor
    coaxing; soft soap; sweet talk.
  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    wheedle; coax; inveigle; cajole; sweet-talk; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

More 'blarney' Meaning


prompt

  • noun a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    prompting.
    • the audience could hear his prompting
  • noun (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
    command prompt.

More 'prompt' Meaning


prompting

  • noun persuasion formulated as a suggestion
    suggestion.
  • noun a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    prompt.
    • the audience could hear his prompting

More 'prompting' Meaning


chip

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

More 'chip' Meaning


artillery

  • noun large but transportable armament
    heavy weapon; ordnance; gun.
  • noun an army unit that uses big guns
    artillery unit.

More 'artillery' Meaning


semiprecious

  • adjective satellite used of gemstones having less commercial value than precious stones
    • such semiprecious stones as amethyst, garnet, jade, and tourmaline

More 'semiprecious' Meaning


vital

  • adjective satellite urgently needed; absolutely necessary
    critical.
    • a critical element of the plan
    • critical medical supplies
    • vital for a healthy society
    • of vital interest
  • adjective satellite performing an essential function in the living body
    life-sustaining.
    • vital organs
    • blood and other vital fluids
    • the loss of vital heat in shock
    • a vital spot
    • life-giving love and praise

More 'vital' Meaning


cardinal

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes
  • noun the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order
    cardinal number.

More 'cardinal' Meaning


cajole

  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    wheedle; coax; inveigle; sweet-talk; blarney; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

More 'cajole' Meaning


persuasion

  • noun the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
    suasion.
  • noun a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    thought; opinion; sentiment; view.
    • my opinion differs from yours
    • I am not of your persuasion
    • what are your thoughts on Haiti?

More 'persuasion' Meaning


supersensitized

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

More 'supersensitized' Meaning


bell_ringing

  • noun the sound of someone playing a set of bells
  • noun persuasion of voters in a political campaign
    electioneering; canvassing.

More 'bell_ringing' Meaning


frill

  • noun (paleontology) a bony plate that curves upward behind the skull of many ceratopsian dinosaurs
  • noun an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal
    ruff.

More 'frill' Meaning


of_import

  • adjective of great significance or value
    important.
    • important people
    • the important questions of the day

More 'of_import' Meaning


man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

More 'man' Meaning


persuasiveness

  • noun the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty
    strength.
    • the strength of his argument settled the matter

More 'persuasiveness' Meaning


tributary

  • noun a branch that flows into the main stream
    affluent; confluent; feeder.
  • adjective satellite (of a stream) flowing into a larger stream

More 'tributary' Meaning


coax

  • noun a transmission line for high-frequency signals
    coaxial cable; coax cable.
  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    wheedle; inveigle; cajole; sweet-talk; blarney; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

More 'coax' Meaning


guileful

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

More 'guileful' Meaning


twisting

  • noun the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    straining; overrefinement; torture; distortion.
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; spin; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

More 'twisting' Meaning


rowdy

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    yobo; ruffian; tough; bully; roughneck; hooligan; yob; yobbo.
  • adjective satellite disturbing the public peace; loud and rough
    raucous.
    • a raucous party
    • rowdy teenagers

More 'rowdy' Meaning


artful

  • adjective not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness
    disingenuous.
    • an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine
    • a disingenuous excuse
  • adjective marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
    • the artful dodger
    • an artful choice of metaphors

More 'artful' Meaning


soberness

  • noun the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
    sobriety.
  • noun a manner that is serious and solemn
    sobriety; graveness; gravity; sombreness; somberness.

More 'soberness' Meaning


chief

  • noun a person who is in charge
    head; top dog.
    • the head of the whole operation
  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; gaffer; honcho; boss.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman

More 'chief' Meaning


fundamental

  • noun any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business
    • fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure
  • noun the lowest tone of a harmonic series
    first harmonic; fundamental frequency.

More 'fundamental' Meaning


stuffiness

  • noun state of obstruction or stoppage or air in the nose or throat
  • noun the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
    closeness.

More 'stuffiness' Meaning


crafty

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

More 'crafty' Meaning


talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

More 'talk' Meaning


world-shaking

  • adjective satellite sufficiently significant to affect the whole world
    world-shattering; earthshaking.
    • earthshaking proposals
    • the contest was no world-shaking affair
    • the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering

More 'world-shaking' Meaning


noteworthy

  • adjective satellite worthy of notice
    notable.
    • a noteworthy advance in cancer research
  • adjective satellite worthy of notice
    remarkable.
    • a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain
    • a remarkable achievement

More 'noteworthy' Meaning


essence

  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; substance; center; centre; nitty-gritty; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story
  • noun any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted

More 'essence' Meaning


over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

More 'over' Meaning


disarm

  • verb remove offensive capability from
    demilitarise; demilitarize.
  • verb make less hostile; win over
    • Her charm disarmed the prosecution lawyer completely

More 'disarm' Meaning


predisposed

  • adjective satellite made susceptible
    • because of conditions in the mine, miners are predisposed to lung disease
  • verb make susceptible
    predispose.
    • This illness predisposes you to gain weight

More 'predisposed' Meaning


shake

  • noun building material used as siding or roofing
    shingle.
  • noun frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
    milk shake; milkshake.

More 'shake' Meaning


activating

  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activation.
  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

More 'activating' Meaning


operative

  • noun a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
    intelligence agent; secret agent; intelligence officer.
  • noun someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
    private investigator; private eye; private detective; sherlock; shamus; PI.

More 'operative' Meaning


badger

  • noun sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
  • noun a native or resident of Wisconsin
    Wisconsinite.

More 'badger' Meaning


susceptible

  • adjective (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of
    • susceptible to colds
    • susceptible of proof
  • adjective satellite easily impressed emotionally

More 'susceptible' Meaning


electioneering

  • noun persuasion of voters in a political campaign
    bell ringing; canvassing.
  • noun the campaign of a candidate to be elected
    campaigning; candidacy; candidature; political campaign.

More 'electioneering' Meaning


compelling

  • adjective satellite driving or forcing
    • compelling ambition
  • verb force somebody to do something
    oblige; obligate; compel.
    • We compel all students to fill out this form

More 'compelling' Meaning


glib-tongued

  • adjective satellite artfully persuasive in speech
    glib; smooth-tongued.
    • a glib tongue
    • a smooth-tongued hypocrite

More 'glib-tongued' Meaning


consequential

  • adjective satellite having important issues or results
    eventful.
    • the year's only really consequential legislation
    • an eventful decision

More 'consequential' Meaning


sensitized

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen
  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensify; sensitise; sensibilise; sensibilize; sensitize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs

More 'sensitized' Meaning


main

  • noun any very large body of (salt) water
    briny.
  • noun a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage

More 'main' Meaning


conquest

  • noun the act of conquering
    subjection; subjugation; conquering.
  • noun success in mastering something difficult
    • the conquest of space

More 'conquest' Meaning


grievous

  • adjective satellite causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    life-threatening; dangerous; severe; serious; grave.
    • a dangerous operation
    • a grave situation
    • a grave illness
    • grievous bodily harm
    • a serious wound
    • a serious turn of events
    • a severe case of pneumonia
    • a life-threatening disease
  • adjective satellite causing or marked by grief or anguish
    heartbreaking; heartrending.
    • a grievous loss
    • a grievous cry
    • her sigh was heartbreaking
    • the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

More 'grievous' Meaning


reassure

  • verb cause to feel sure; give reassurance to
    assure.
    • The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe
  • verb give or restore confidence in; cause to feel sure or certain
    • I reassured him that we were safe

More 'reassure' Meaning


amenable

  • adjective satellite disposed or willing to comply
    conformable.
    • someone amenable to persuasion
  • adjective satellite readily reacting to suggestions and influences
    tractable.
    • a responsive student

More 'amenable' Meaning


hale

  • verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
    coerce; force; squeeze; pressure.
    • He squeezed her for information
  • noun a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)
    Nathan Hale.

More 'hale' Meaning


fingerprint

  • noun a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used for biometric identification in criminal investigations
  • noun a generic term for any identifying characteristic
    • that tax bill had the senator's fingerprints all over it

More 'fingerprint' Meaning


evidentiary

  • adjective pertaining to or constituting evidence
    • evidentiary technique
    • an evidentiary fact
  • adjective satellite serving as or based on evidence
    evidential.
    • evidential signs of a forced entry
    • its evidentiary value

More 'evidentiary' Meaning


occult

  • noun supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
    supernatural.
    • She doesn't believe in the supernatural
  • noun supernatural practices and techniques
    occult arts.
    • he is a student of the occult

More 'occult' Meaning


stodgy

  • adjective satellite heavy and starchy and hard to digest
    • stodgy food
    • a stodgy pudding served up when everyone was already full
  • adjective satellite (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
    fogyish; moss-grown; mossy; stick-in-the-mud.
    • moss-grown ideas about family life

More 'stodgy' Meaning


profound

  • adjective showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    • the differences are profound
    • a profound insight
    • a profound book
    • a profound mind
    • profound contempt
    • profound regret
  • adjective satellite of the greatest intensity; complete
    • a profound silence
    • a state of profound shock

More 'profound' Meaning


far-famed

  • adjective satellite widely known and esteemed
    renowned; illustrious; famed; celebrated; notable; noted; famous.
    • a famous actor
    • a celebrated musician
    • a famed scientist
    • an illustrious judge
    • a notable historian
    • a renowned painter

More 'far-famed' Meaning


supersensitive

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

More 'supersensitive' Meaning


reasonable

  • adjective showing reason or sound judgment
    sensible.
    • a sensible choice
    • a sensible person
  • adjective satellite not excessive or extreme
    fairish; fair.
    • a fairish income
    • reasonable prices

More 'reasonable' Meaning


rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

More 'rock' Meaning


shaking

  • noun the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements
  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

More 'shaking' Meaning


heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

More 'heavy' Meaning


weight

  • noun the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
  • noun sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms
    exercising weight; free weight.

More 'weight' Meaning


carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

More 'carry' Meaning


sexual

  • adjective of or relating to or characterized by sexuality
    • sexual orientation
    • sexual distinctions
  • adjective having or involving sex
    • sexual reproduction
    • sexual spores

More 'sexual' Meaning


most-valuable

  • adjective satellite designating the player judged to be the most important to the sport
    • the most-valuable player award

More 'most-valuable' Meaning


actuating

  • adjective satellite causing motion or action or change
    activating.
  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

More 'actuating' Meaning


coax_cable

  • noun a transmission line for high-frequency signals
    coaxial cable; coax.

More 'coax_cable' Meaning


blue-chip

  • adjective satellite extremely valuable
    • Rembrandt is considered a blue-chip artist

More 'blue-chip' Meaning


crucial

  • adjective of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
    important.
    • a crucial moment in his career
    • a crucial election
    • a crucial issue for women
  • adjective satellite having crucial relevance
    • crucial to the case
    • relevant testimony

More 'crucial' Meaning


inducer

  • noun an agent capable of activating specific genes
  • noun someone who tries to persuade or induce or lead on
    persuader.

More 'inducer' Meaning


internet

  • noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
    cyberspace; net.

More 'internet' Meaning


tricksy

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

More 'tricksy' Meaning


palaver

  • noun flattery intended to persuade
    cajolery; blandishment.
  • noun loud and confused and empty talk
    rhetoric; empty talk; empty words; hot air.
    • mere rhetoric

More 'palaver' Meaning


convincingness

  • noun the power of argument or evidence to cause belief

More 'convincingness' Meaning


assurance

  • noun freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
    confidence; self-confidence; self-assurance; authority; sureness.
    • his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular
    • after that failure he lost his confidence
    • she spoke with authority
  • noun a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
    pledge.
    • an assurance of help when needed
    • signed a pledge never to reveal the secret

More 'assurance' Meaning


bully

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    yobo; ruffian; tough; roughneck; hooligan; rowdy; yob; yobbo.
  • noun a hired thug

More 'bully' Meaning


tempt

  • verb dispose or incline or entice to
    allure.
    • We were tempted by the delicious-looking food
  • verb provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
    lure; entice.
    • He lured me into temptation

More 'tempt' Meaning


evidential

  • adjective satellite serving as or based on evidence
    evidentiary.
    • evidential signs of a forced entry
    • its evidentiary value

More 'evidential' Meaning


inductive

  • adjective arising from inductance
    • inductive reactance
  • adjective of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion
    • inductive reasoning

More 'inductive' Meaning


fogyish

  • adjective satellite (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
    moss-grown; mossy; stodgy; stick-in-the-mud.
    • moss-grown ideas about family life

More 'fogyish' Meaning


organic

  • noun a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
    organic fertilizer; organic fertiliser.
  • adjective relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis
    • hydrocarbons are organic compounds

More 'organic' Meaning


errhine

  • adjective satellite causing nasal discharge

More 'errhine' Meaning


noted

  • adjective satellite widely known and esteemed
    renowned; illustrious; famed; celebrated; notable; famous; far-famed.
    • a famous actor
    • a celebrated musician
    • a famed scientist
    • an illustrious judge
    • a notable historian
    • a renowned painter
  • verb make mention of
    note; mention; remark; observe.
    • She observed that his presentation took up too much time
    • They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing

More 'noted' Meaning


massive

  • adjective satellite imposing in size or bulk or solidity
    monumental; monolithic.
    • massive oak doors
    • Moore's massive sculptures
    • the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture
    • a monumental scale
  • adjective satellite being the same substance throughout
    • massive silver

More 'massive' Meaning


mortal

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; individual.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • adjective subject to death
    • mortal beings

More 'mortal' Meaning


stimulate

  • verb act as a stimulant
    excite.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates
  • verb cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
    get; make; induce; have; cause.
    • The ads induced me to buy a VCR
    • My children finally got me to buy a computer
    • My wife made me buy a new sofa

More 'stimulate' Meaning


seduction

  • noun enticing someone astray from right behavior
  • noun an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone
    conquest.

More 'seduction' Meaning


powerful

  • adjective having great power or force or potency or effect
    • the most powerful government in western Europe
    • his powerful arms
    • a powerful bomb
    • the horse's powerful kick
    • powerful drugs
    • a powerful argument
  • adjective satellite strong enough to knock down or overwhelm
    knock-down.
    • a knock-down blow

More 'powerful' Meaning


primary

  • noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary election.
  • noun one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    primary feather; primary quill.

More 'primary' Meaning


strategic

  • adjective relating to or concerned with strategy
    strategical.
    • strategic weapon
    • the islands are of strategic importance
    • strategic considerations
  • adjective satellite highly important to or an integral part of a strategy or plan of action especially in war
    • a strategic chess move
    • strategic withdrawal
    • strategic bombing missions

More 'strategic' Meaning


causative

  • adjective producing an effect
    • poverty as a causative factor in crime

More 'causative' Meaning


sober

  • verb cause to become sober
    • A sobering thought
  • verb become more realistic
    sober up.
    • After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up

More 'sober' Meaning


open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

More 'open' Meaning


cheerless

  • adjective causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
    depressing; uncheerful.
    • the economic outlook is depressing
    • something cheerless about the room
    • a moody and uncheerful person
    • an uncheerful place

More 'cheerless' Meaning


persuasible

  • adjective satellite being susceptible to persuasion
    suasible; convincible; persuadable.

More 'persuasible' Meaning


service

  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

More 'service' Meaning


assure

  • verb make certain of
    insure; ensure; secure; guarantee.
    • This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us
    • Preparation will guarantee success!
  • verb inform positively and with certainty and confidence
    tell.
    • I tell you that man is a crook!

More 'assure' Meaning


system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

More 'system' Meaning


exhortation

  • noun a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action
  • noun the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion
    incitement.

More 'exhortation' Meaning


master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

More 'master' Meaning


brainwash

  • verb persuade completely, often through coercion
    • The propaganda brainwashed many people
  • verb submit to brainwashing; indoctrinate forcibly

More 'brainwash' Meaning


earthshaking

  • adjective satellite loud enough to shake the very earth
  • adjective satellite sufficiently significant to affect the whole world
    world-shattering; world-shaking.
    • earthshaking proposals
    • the contest was no world-shaking affair
    • the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering

More 'earthshaking' Meaning


depressing

  • adjective causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
    cheerless; uncheerful.
    • the economic outlook is depressing
    • something cheerless about the room
    • a moody and uncheerful person
    • an uncheerful place
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

More 'depressing' Meaning


seducer

  • noun a bad person who entices others into error or wrongdoing
  • noun a man who takes advantage of women
    ladies' man; lady killer.

More 'seducer' Meaning


prodigious

  • adjective satellite so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
    colossal; stupendous.
    • colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple
    • has a colossal nerve
    • a prodigious storm
    • a stupendous field of grass
    • stupendous demand
  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    portentous.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision

More 'prodigious' Meaning


talk_into

  • verb persuade somebody to do something

More 'talk_into' Meaning


cogent

  • adjective satellite powerfully persuasive
    telling; weighty.
    • a cogent argument
    • a telling presentation
    • a weighty argument

More 'cogent' Meaning


bewitch

  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts
  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks

More 'bewitch' Meaning


appealing

  • adjective able to attract interest or draw favorable attention
    • He added an appealing and memorable figure to popular American mythology"- Vincent Starrett
    • an appealing sense of humor
    • the idea of having enough money to retire at fifty is very appealing
  • verb take a court case to a higher court for review
    appeal.
    • He was found guilty but appealed immediately

More 'appealing' Meaning


sedate

  • verb cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
    tranquilize; tranquillize; calm; tranquillise.
    • The patient must be sedated before the operation
  • adjective satellite characterized by dignity and propriety
    staid.

More 'sedate' Meaning


blandishment

  • noun flattery intended to persuade
    cajolery; palaver.
  • noun the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery
    wheedling.

More 'blandishment' Meaning


distinguished

  • adjective satellite (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
    • our distinguished professor
  • verb mark as different
    secernate; severalise; separate; severalize; tell apart; differentiate; distinguish; tell; secern.
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple

More 'distinguished' Meaning


and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

More 'and' Meaning


outstanding

  • adjective satellite distinguished from others in excellence
    • did outstanding work in human relations
    • an outstanding war record
  • adjective satellite having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    striking; salient; prominent; spectacular.
    • an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
    • salient traits
    • a spectacular rise in prices
    • a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
    • a striking resemblance between parent and child

More 'outstanding' Meaning


mossy

  • adjective satellite overgrown with moss
    moss-grown.
  • adjective satellite (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
    fogyish; moss-grown; stodgy; stick-in-the-mud.
    • moss-grown ideas about family life

More 'mossy' Meaning


sexual_conquest

  • noun a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse
    score.
    • calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang

More 'sexual_conquest' Meaning


substantial

  • adjective satellite fairly large
    significant.
    • won by a substantial margin
  • adjective satellite having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
    substantive.
    • substantial equivalents

More 'substantial' Meaning


precipitating

  • adjective satellite bringing on suddenly or abruptly
    • the completion of the railroad was the precipitating cause in the extinction of waterborne commerce
  • verb bring about abruptly
    precipitate.
    • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

More 'precipitating' Meaning


tongued

  • adjective provided with or resembling a tongue; often used in combination
    • tongued shoes
    • tongued boards
    • toungued lightning
    • long-tongued
  • verb articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
    tongue.

More 'tongued' Meaning


vulnerable

  • adjective susceptible to attack
    • a vulnerable bridge
  • adjective satellite susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation
    • vulnerable to bribery
    • an argument vulnerable to refutation

More 'vulnerable' Meaning


sell

  • noun the activity of persuading someone to buy
    • it was a hard sell
  • verb exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
    • He sold his house in January
    • She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit

More 'sell' Meaning


strength

  • noun the property of being physically or mentally strong
    • fatigue sapped his strength
  • noun capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
    military posture; military capability; military strength; posture.
    • we faced an army of great strength
    • politicians have neglected our military posture

More 'strength' Meaning


responsible

  • adjective worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable
    • a responsible adult
    • responsible journalism
    • a responsible position
    • the captain is responsible for the ship's safety
    • the cabinet is responsible to the parliament
  • adjective satellite being the agent or cause
    responsible for.
    • determined who was the responsible party
    • termites were responsible for the damage

More 'responsible' Meaning


gravity

  • noun (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface
    gravitation; gravitational force; gravitational attraction.
    • the more remote the body the less the gravity
    • the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
    • gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"--Albert Einstein
  • noun a manner that is serious and solemn
    sobriety; graveness; soberness; sombreness; somberness.

More 'gravity' Meaning


pivotal

  • adjective satellite being of crucial importance
    polar.
    • a pivotal event
    • Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions"- Henry Kissinger
    • the polar events of this study
    • a polar principal

More 'pivotal' Meaning


detector

  • noun any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
    sensing element; sensor.
  • noun rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
    demodulator.

More 'detector' Meaning


soap

  • noun a cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats
  • noun money offered as a bribe

More 'soap' Meaning


conducive

  • adjective satellite tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
    contributing; contributive; tributary; contributory.
    • working conditions are not conducive to productivity
    • the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city
    • a contributory factor

More 'conducive' Meaning


coaxial_cable

  • noun a transmission line for high-frequency signals
    coax; coax cable.

More 'coaxial_cable' Meaning


most

  • adjective (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number
    • who has the most apples?
    • most people like eggs
    • most fishes have fins
  • adjective the superlative of `much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning the greatest in amount or extent or degree
    • made the most money he could
    • what attracts the most attention?
    • made the most of a bad deal

More 'most' Meaning


beta

  • noun the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun beets
    genus Beta.

More 'beta' Meaning


charm

  • noun attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    appeal; appealingness.
    • his smile was part of his appeal to her
  • noun a verbal formula believed to have magical force
    magical spell; magic spell; spell.
    • he whispered a spell as he moved his hands
    • inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese

More 'charm' Meaning


significant

  • adjective important in effect or meaning
    important.
    • a significant change in tax laws
    • a significant change in the Constitution
    • a significant contribution
    • significant details
    • statistically significant
  • adjective satellite fairly large
    substantial.
    • won by a substantial margin

More 'significant' Meaning


alpha

  • noun the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun the beginning of a series or sequence
    • the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelations

More 'alpha' Meaning


grave

  • noun death of a person
    • he went to his grave without forgiving me
    • from cradle to grave
  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    tomb.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

More 'grave' Meaning


basal

  • adjective especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem
    radical.
    • basal placentation
    • radical leaves
  • adjective satellite serving as or forming a base
    base.
    • the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

More 'basal' Meaning


pliable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to being led or directed
    fictile.
    • fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda
  • adjective satellite capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
    ductile; malleable; tensile; pliant; tractile.
    • ductile copper
    • malleable metals such as gold
    • they soaked the leather to made it pliable
    • pliant molten glass
    • made of highly tensile steel alloy

More 'pliable' Meaning


temptable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to temptation

More 'temptable' Meaning


supersensitised

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

More 'supersensitised' Meaning


advisory

  • noun an announcement that usually advises or warns the public of some threat
    • a frost advisory
  • adjective satellite giving advice
    consultive; consultatory; consultative.
    • an advisory memorandum", "his function was purely consultative

More 'advisory' Meaning


sweet_talk

  • noun flattery designed to gain favor
    coaxing; blarney; soft soap.

More 'sweet_talk' Meaning


tempter

  • noun a person who tempts others
    • Satan is the great tempter of mankind

More 'tempter' Meaning


bring

  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point
  • verb cause to come into a particular state or condition
    • Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence
    • bring water to the boiling point

More 'bring' Meaning


svengali

  • noun someone (usually maleficent) who tries to persuade or force another person to do his bidding
  • noun the musician in a novel by George du Maurier who controls Trilby's singing hypnotically

More 'svengali' Meaning


constituent

  • noun an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
    component; element.
    • spare components for cars
    • a component or constituent element of a system
  • noun a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes
    • needs continued support by constituents to be re-elected

More 'constituent' Meaning


motivative

  • adjective satellite impelling to action
    motive; motivating.
    • it may well be that ethical language has primarily a motivative function"- Arthur Pap
    • motive pleas
    • motivating arguments

More 'motivative' Meaning


principal

  • noun the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated
  • noun the educator who has executive authority for a school
    head; school principal; head teacher.
    • she sent unruly pupils to see the principal

More 'principal' Meaning


sensitised

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen
  • verb cause to sense; make sensitive
    sensitise; sensitize.
    • She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
    • My tongue became sensitized to good wine

More 'sensitised' Meaning


coaxing

  • noun flattery designed to gain favor
    blarney; soft soap; sweet talk.
  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    wheedle; coax; inveigle; cajole; sweet-talk; blarney; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

More 'coaxing' Meaning


rich

  • noun people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
    rich people.
    • only the very rich benefit from this legislation
  • adjective possessing material wealth
    • her father is extremely rich
    • many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles

More 'rich' Meaning


equity

  • noun the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it
  • noun the ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation

More 'equity' Meaning


supernatural

  • noun supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
    occult.
    • She doesn't believe in the supernatural
  • adjective not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material
    • supernatural forces and occurrences and beings

More 'supernatural' Meaning


ladies'_man

  • noun a man who takes advantage of women
    lady killer; seducer.

More 'ladies'_man' Meaning


get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

More 'get' Meaning


famous

  • adjective satellite widely known and esteemed
    renowned; illustrious; famed; celebrated; notable; noted; far-famed.
    • a famous actor
    • a celebrated musician
    • a famed scientist
    • an illustrious judge
    • a notable historian
    • a renowned painter

More 'famous' Meaning


unimportant

  • adjective not important
    • a relatively unimportant feature of the system
    • the question seems unimportant
  • adjective devoid of importance, meaning, or force
    insignificant.

More 'unimportant' Meaning


dodgy

  • adjective satellite of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
    chanceful; chancy; dicey.
    • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker
  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

More 'dodgy' Meaning


somberness

  • noun a state of partial or total darkness
    gloom; sombreness.
    • he struck a match to dispel the gloom
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloom; gloominess; sombreness.

More 'somberness' Meaning


secondary

  • noun the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen
  • noun coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
    secondary coil; secondary winding.

More 'secondary' Meaning


coaxer

  • noun someone who tries to persuade by blandishment and coaxing
    wheedler.

More 'coaxer' Meaning


banking

  • noun engaging in the business of keeping money for savings and checking accounts or for exchange or for issuing loans and credit etc.
  • noun transacting business with a bank; depositing or withdrawing funds or requesting a loan etc.

More 'banking' Meaning


monumental

  • adjective relating or belonging to or serving as a monument
    • the use of the arch in monumental architecture
    • monumental sculptures
  • adjective satellite of outstanding significance
    • Einstein's monumental contributions to physics

More 'monumental' Meaning


liable

  • adjective satellite at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
    apt.
    • he is apt to lose
    • she is liable to forget
  • adjective satellite subject to legal action
    • liable to criminal charges

More 'liable' Meaning


potent

  • adjective satellite having great influence
    powerful.
  • adjective satellite having or wielding force or authority
    strong.
    • providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons

More 'potent' Meaning


plausible

  • adjective apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful
    • a plausible excuse
  • adjective satellite given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments
    • a plausible liar

More 'plausible' Meaning


individual

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a single organism

More 'individual' Meaning


arm

  • noun a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
  • noun any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
    limb; branch.
    • the arm of the record player
    • an arm of the sea
    • a branch of the sewer

More 'arm' Meaning


subject

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; theme.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; depicted object.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

More 'subject' Meaning


temptation

  • noun something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
    enticement.
  • noun the desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid
    • he felt the temptation and his will power weakened

More 'temptation' Meaning


quality

  • noun an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    caliber; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber

More 'quality' Meaning


mud

  • noun water soaked soil; soft wet earth
    clay.
  • noun slanderous remarks or charges

More 'mud' Meaning


score

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; mark.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
    musical score.
    • he studied the score of the sonata

More 'score' Meaning


identification

  • noun the act of designating or identifying something
    designation.
  • noun evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing

More 'identification' Meaning


import

  • noun commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
    importation.
  • noun an imported person brought from a foreign country
    importee.
    • the lead role was played by an import from Sweden
    • they are descendants of indentured importees

More 'import' Meaning


browbeat

  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; hector; push around; boss around; strong-arm.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young
  • verb discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
    swagger; bully.

More 'browbeat' Meaning


enticement

  • noun something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
    temptation.
  • noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
    come-on; lure.

More 'enticement' Meaning


importance

  • noun the quality of being important and worthy of note
    • the importance of a well-balanced diet
  • noun a prominent status
    grandness.
    • a person of importance

More 'importance' Meaning


stick-in-the-mud

  • noun someone who moves slowly
    plodder; slowcoach; slowpoke.
    • in England they call a slowpoke a slowcoach
  • adjective satellite (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
    fogyish; moss-grown; mossy; stodgy.
    • moss-grown ideas about family life

More 'stick-in-the-mud' Meaning


key

  • noun metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
  • noun something crucial for explaining
    • the key to development is economic integration

More 'key' Meaning


precious

  • adjective satellite characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for
    cherished; wanted; treasured.
    • a cherished friend
    • children are precious
    • a treasured heirloom
    • so good to feel wanted
  • adjective satellite of high worth or cost
    • diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are precious stones

More 'precious' Meaning


tractable

  • adjective easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
    manipulable.
    • tractable young minds
    • the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
  • adjective satellite readily reacting to suggestions and influences
    amenable.
    • a responsive student

More 'tractable' Meaning


influential

  • adjective having or exercising influence or power
    • an influential newspaper
    • influential leadership for peace

More 'influential' Meaning


unresistant

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
    nonresistant; nonimmune; liable.
    • liable to diabetes

More 'unresistant' Meaning


sensitive

  • noun someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
    spiritualist; medium.
    • he consulted several mediums
  • adjective responsive to physical stimuli
    • a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch
    • a sensitive voltmeter
    • sensitive skin
    • sensitive to light

More 'sensitive' Meaning


life-sustaining

  • adjective satellite performing an essential function in the living body
    vital.
    • vital organs
    • blood and other vital fluids
    • the loss of vital heat in shock
    • a vital spot
    • life-giving love and praise

More 'life-sustaining' Meaning


relevant

  • adjective having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
    • the scientist corresponds with colleagues in order to learn about matters relevant to her own research

More 'relevant' Meaning


tough

  • noun someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
    street fighter.
  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie; hood.

More 'tough' Meaning


bell

  • noun a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  • noun a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    buzzer; doorbell.

More 'bell' Meaning


color

  • noun a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
    colour; coloring; colouring.
    • a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light
  • noun interest and variety and intensity
    vividness; colour.
    • the Puritan Period was lacking in color
    • the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness

More 'color' Meaning


sweet

  • noun a dish served as the last course of a meal
    dessert; afters.
  • noun English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
    Henry Sweet.

More 'sweet' Meaning


graveness

  • noun a manner that is serious and solemn
    sobriety; gravity; soberness; sombreness; somberness.

More 'graveness' Meaning


unprotected

  • adjective lacking protection or defense

More 'unprotected' Meaning


capable

  • adjective (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
    • capable of winning
    • capable of hard work
    • capable of walking on two feet
  • adjective satellite possibly accepting or permitting
    subject; open.
    • a passage capable of misinterpretation
    • open to interpretation
    • an issue open to question
    • the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation

More 'capable' Meaning


life-and-death

  • adjective satellite vitally important
    life-or-death.
    • a life-and-death struggle

More 'life-and-death' Meaning


abortifacient

  • noun a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion
    abortion-inducing drug; aborticide.
  • adjective satellite causing abortion

More 'abortifacient' Meaning


firm

  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    house; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house
  • verb become taut or tauter
    tauten.
    • Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly
    • the rope tautened

More 'firm' Meaning


life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

More 'life' Meaning


wheedle

  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    coax; inveigle; cajole; sweet-talk; blarney; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

More 'wheedle' Meaning


convincible

  • adjective satellite being susceptible to persuasion
    persuasible; suasible; persuadable.

More 'convincible' Meaning


contributory

  • adjective satellite tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
    contributing; contributive; tributary; conducive.
    • working conditions are not conducive to productivity
    • the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city
    • a contributory factor

More 'contributory' Meaning


great

  • noun a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
    • he is one of the greats of American music
  • adjective satellite relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay

More 'great' Meaning


shattering

  • noun the act of breaking something into small pieces
    smashing.
  • verb break into many pieces
    shatter.
    • The wine glass shattered

More 'shattering' Meaning


spellbind

  • verb to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    grip; fascinate; transfix.
    • The snake charmer fascinates the cobra
  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks

More 'spellbind' Meaning


sly

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

More 'sly' Meaning


rope

  • noun a strong line
  • noun street names for flunitrazepan
    R-2; roofy; forget me drug; Mexican valium; rophy; roach; circle.

More 'rope' Meaning


sombreness

  • noun a state of partial or total darkness
    gloom; somberness.
    • he struck a match to dispel the gloom
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloom; gloominess; somberness.

More 'sombreness' Meaning


magnetize

  • verb make magnetic
    magnetise.
    • The strong magnet magnetized the iron shavings
  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks

More 'magnetize' Meaning


sombre

  • adjective satellite lacking brightness or color; dull
    sober; somber; drab.
    • drab faded curtains
    • sober Puritan grey
    • children in somber brown clothes
  • adjective satellite grave or even gloomy in character
    melancholy; somber.
    • solemn and mournful music
    • a suit of somber black
    • a somber mood

More 'sombre' Meaning


likable

  • adjective (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
    sympathetic; appealing; likeable.
    • the sympathetic characters in the play
  • adjective satellite easy to like; agreeable
    likeable.
    • an attractive and likable young man

More 'likable' Meaning


have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

More 'have' Meaning


sincere

  • adjective open and genuine; not deceitful
    • he was a good man, decent and sincere
    • felt sincere regret that they were leaving
    • sincere friendship
  • adjective satellite characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
    solemn; earnest.
    • both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate
    • an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant
    • a film with a solemn social message

More 'sincere' Meaning


pressing

  • noun the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
    press; pressure.
    • he gave the button a press
    • he used pressure to stop the bleeding
    • at the pressing of a button
  • noun a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press

More 'pressing' Meaning


in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

More 'in' Meaning


partner

  • noun a person's partner in marriage
    married person; spouse; mate; better half.
  • noun an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest
    collaborator; cooperator; pardner.
    • the musician and the librettist were collaborators
    • sexual partners

More 'partner' Meaning


all-important

  • adjective satellite of the greatest importance
    all important; crucial; of the essence; essential.
    • the all-important subject of disarmament
    • crucial information
    • in chess cool nerves are of the essence

More 'all-important' Meaning


grown

  • adjective satellite (of animals) fully developed
    full-grown; big; adult; grownup; fully grown.
    • an adult animal
    • a grown woman
  • verb pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
    turn; grow.
    • The weather turned nasty
    • She grew angry

More 'grown' Meaning


disillusioning

  • adjective satellite freeing from illusion or false belief
    disenchanting.
  • verb free from enchantment
    disillusion; disenchant.

More 'disillusioning' Meaning


pat

  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    tap; rap.
  • noun a light touch or stroke
    tap; dab.

More 'pat' Meaning


seduce

  • verb induce to have sex
    make; score.
    • Harry finally seduced Sally
    • Did you score last night?
    • Harry made Sally
  • verb lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct
    • She was seduced by the temptation of easy money and started to work in a massage parlor

More 'seduce' Meaning


make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

More 'make' Meaning


pithless

Destitute of pith, or of strength; feeble. Dryden. "Pithless argumentation." Glandstone.

More 'pithless' Meaning


foxy

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

More 'foxy' Meaning


epoch

  • noun a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
    era.
  • noun (astronomy) an arbitrarily fixed date that is the point in time relative to which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is recorded
    date of reference.

More 'epoch' Meaning


grand

  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
    yard; G; thou; thousand; M; chiliad; one thousand; K; 1000.
  • noun a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
    grand piano.

More 'grand' Meaning


unplayful

  • adjective completely lacking in playfulness
    sober; serious.

More 'unplayful' Meaning


smooth-tongued

  • adjective satellite artfully persuasive in speech
    glib; glib-tongued.
    • a glib tongue
    • a smooth-tongued hypocrite

More 'smooth-tongued' Meaning


anorectic

  • noun a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
    anorexic.
  • adjective satellite suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin
    anorexic.

More 'anorectic' Meaning


sweet-talk

  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    wheedle; coax; inveigle; cajole; blarney; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

More 'sweet-talk' Meaning


killer

  • noun someone who causes the death of a person or animal
    slayer.
  • noun the causal agent resulting in death
    cause of death.
    • heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States

More 'killer' Meaning


suasion

  • noun the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
    persuasion.

More 'suasion' Meaning


transaction

  • noun the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
    dealing; dealings.
    • no transactions are possible without him
    • he has always been honest is his dealings with me

More 'transaction' Meaning


center

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
    centerfield; center field.
    • he hit the ball to deep center

More 'center' Meaning


businesslike

  • adjective satellite exhibiting methodical and systematic characteristics that would be useful in business
  • adjective satellite not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
    earnest.

More 'businesslike' Meaning


colour

  • noun any material used for its color
    color; coloring material; colouring material.
    • she used a different color for the trim
  • noun a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
    color; people of color; people of colour.

More 'colour' Meaning


persuasive

  • adjective intended or having the power to induce action or belief
    • persuasive eloquence
    • a most persuasive speaker
    • a persuasive argument

More 'persuasive' Meaning


constitutional

  • noun a regular walk taken as a form of exercise
  • adjective of benefit to or intended to benefit your physical makeup
    • constitutional walk

More 'constitutional' Meaning


mesmerise

  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; magnetize; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks
  • verb induce hypnosis in
    hypnotize; mesmerize; hypnotise.

More 'mesmerise' Meaning


substantive

  • noun any word or group of words functioning as a noun
  • adjective satellite having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
    substantial.
    • substantial equivalents

More 'substantive' Meaning


valuable

  • noun something of value
    • all our valuables were stolen
  • adjective having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange
    • a valuable diamond

More 'valuable' Meaning


inveigle

  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    wheedle; coax; cajole; sweet-talk; blarney; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

More 'inveigle' Meaning


serious-minded

  • adjective satellite acting with or showing thought and good sense
    thoughtful.
    • a sensible young man

More 'serious-minded' Meaning


superficial

  • adjective concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually
    • superficial similarities
    • a superficial mind
    • his thinking was superficial and fuzzy
    • superficial knowledge
    • the superficial report didn't give the true picture
    • only superficial differences
  • adjective of, affecting, or being on or near the surface
    • superficial measurements
    • the superficial area of the wall
    • a superficial wound

More 'superficial' Meaning


death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

More 'death' Meaning


thinking

  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; mentation; thought; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

More 'thinking' Meaning


lady

  • noun a polite name for any woman
    • a nice lady at the library helped me
  • noun a woman of refinement
    gentlewoman; madam; ma'am; dame.
    • a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady

More 'lady' Meaning


likeable

  • adjective (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
    sympathetic; appealing; likable.
    • the sympathetic characters in the play
  • adjective satellite easy to like; agreeable
    likable.
    • an attractive and likable young man

More 'likeable' Meaning


nonimmune

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
    nonresistant; unresistant; liable.
    • liable to diabetes

More 'nonimmune' Meaning


herculean

  • adjective satellite displaying superhuman strength or power
    powerful.
    • herculean exertions
  • adjective satellite extremely difficult; requiring the strength of a Hercules
    • a herculean task

More 'herculean' Meaning


motivating

  • noun the act of motivating; providing incentive
    motivation.
  • verb give an incentive for action
    motivate; prompt; propel; incite; move; actuate.
    • This moved me to sacrifice my career

More 'motivating' Meaning


around

  • adverb in the area or vicinity
    about.
    • a few spectators standing about
    • hanging around
    • waited around for the next flight
  • adverb by a circular or circuitous route
    • He came all the way around the base
    • the road goes around the pond

More 'around' Meaning


sloganeering

  • noun persuasion by means of empty slogans
  • verb coin new slogans
    sloganeer.

More 'sloganeering' Meaning


big

  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    large.
    • a large city
    • set out for the big city
    • a large sum
    • a big (or large) barn
    • a large family
    • big businesses
    • a big expenditure
    • a large number of newspapers
    • a big group of scientists
    • large areas of the world
  • adjective satellite significant
    • graduation was a big day in his life

More 'big' Meaning


epoch-making

  • adjective satellite highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era
    epochal.
    • epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill
    • an epoch-making discovery

More 'epoch-making' Meaning


hypersensitive

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

More 'hypersensitive' Meaning


copernican

  • adjective satellite of radical or major importance
    • a Copernican revolution in modern art
  • adjective satellite according to Copernicus
    • in the Copernican system the earth and other planets revolve around the sun

More 'copernican' Meaning


earnest

  • noun something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
  • adjective satellite characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
    solemn; sincere.
    • both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate
    • an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant
    • a film with a solemn social message

More 'earnest' Meaning


historic

  • adjective satellite belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past
    historical.
    • historic victories
    • historical (or historic) times
    • a historical character
  • adjective satellite important in history
    • the historic first voyage to outer space

More 'historic' Meaning


private

  • noun an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines
    common soldier; buck private.
    • our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value
  • adjective confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
    • a private place
    • private discussions
    • private lessons
    • a private club
    • a private secretary
    • private property
    • the former President is now a private citizen
    • public figures struggle to maintain a private life

More 'private' Meaning


world

  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    universe; creation; macrocosm; existence; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence
  • noun people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
    domain.
    • the Western world

More 'world' Meaning


lady

  • noun a polite name for any woman
    • a nice lady at the library helped me
  • noun a woman of refinement
    gentlewoman; madam; ma'am; dame.
    • a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady

More 'lady' Meaning


prominent

  • adjective satellite having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    striking; salient; spectacular; outstanding.
    • an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
    • salient traits
    • a spectacular rise in prices
    • a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
    • a striking resemblance between parent and child
  • adjective satellite conspicuous in position or importance
    large; big.
    • a big figure in the movement
    • big man on campus
    • he's very large in financial circles
    • a prominent citizen

More 'prominent' Meaning


pertinent

  • adjective satellite having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand
    • a list of articles pertinent to the discussion
    • remarks that were to the point
  • adjective satellite being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
    apposite; apt.
    • the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images
    • an apt reply

More 'pertinent' Meaning


particle

  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    speck; atom; molecule; corpuscle; mote.
  • noun a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
    subatomic particle.

More 'particle' Meaning


invaluable

  • adjective satellite having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth
    priceless.

More 'invaluable' Meaning


soft

  • adjective yielding readily to pressure or weight
  • adjective compassionate and kind; conciliatory
    • he was soft on his children

More 'soft' Meaning


essential

  • noun anything indispensable
    necessary; requirement; requisite; necessity.
    • food and shelter are necessities of life
    • the essentials of the good life
    • allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
    • a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained
  • adjective satellite absolutely necessary; vitally necessary
    indispensable.
    • essential tools and materials
    • funds essential to the completion of the project
    • an indispensable worker

More 'essential' Meaning


right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

More 'right' Meaning


fucking

  • noun slang for sexual intercourse
    ass; screw; piece of tail; shtup; screwing; fuck; roll in the hay; nookie; piece of ass; nooky; shag.
  • verb have sexual intercourse with
    love; fuck; sleep with; have it away; screw; have intercourse; get it on; lie with; hump; make love; make out; get laid; have a go at it; bonk; eff; have sex; jazz; be intimate; know; have it off; bang; bed; do it; roll in the hay; sleep together.
    • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
    • Adam knew Eve
    • Were you ever intimate with this man?

More 'fucking' Meaning


flatter

  • verb praise somewhat dishonestly
    blandish.
  • adjective satellite having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
    flat; plane; level.
    • a flat desk
    • acres of level farmland
    • a plane surface
    • skirts sewn with fine flat seams

More 'flatter' Meaning


all_important

  • adjective satellite of the greatest importance
    crucial; all-important; of the essence; essential.
    • the all-important subject of disarmament
    • crucial information
    • in chess cool nerves are of the essence

More 'all_important' Meaning


weightiness

  • noun the relative importance granted to something
    weight.
    • his opinion carries great weight
    • the progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed
  • noun the property of being comparatively great in weight
    heaviness.
    • the heaviness of lead

More 'weightiness' Meaning


motive

  • noun the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior
    need; motivation.
    • we did not understand his motivation
    • he acted with the best of motives
  • noun a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
    motif.

More 'motive' Meaning


urgent

  • adjective satellite compelling immediate action
    pressing.
    • too pressing to permit of longer delay
    • the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'
    • bridges in urgent need of repair

More 'urgent' Meaning


intellect

  • noun knowledge and intellectual ability
    mind.
    • he reads to improve his mind
    • he has a keen intellect
  • noun the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
    reason; understanding.
    • we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil

More 'intellect' Meaning


for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

More 'for' Meaning


slick

  • noun a slippery smoothness
    slickness; slipperiness; slip.
    • he could feel the slickness of the tiller
  • noun a magazine printed on good quality paper
    glossy; slick magazine.

More 'slick' Meaning


staple

  • noun (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
    basic.
  • noun a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn
    staple fiber; staple fibre.
    • staple fibers vary widely in length

More 'staple' Meaning


contributing

  • adjective satellite tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
    contributive; tributary; contributory; conducive.
    • working conditions are not conducive to productivity
    • the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city
    • a contributory factor
  • verb bestow a quality on
    lend; contribute; add; bring; bestow; impart.
    • Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company
    • The music added a lot to the play
    • She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings
    • This adds a light note to the program

More 'contributing' Meaning


critical

  • adjective marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
    • a critical attitude
  • adjective at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction
    • a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure
    • critical mass
    • go critical

More 'critical' Meaning


provider

  • noun someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
    supplier.
  • noun someone who provides the means for subsistence

More 'provider' Meaning


of_the_essence

  • adjective satellite of the greatest importance
    all important; crucial; all-important; essential.
    • the all-important subject of disarmament
    • crucial information
    • in chess cool nerves are of the essence

More 'of_the_essence' Meaning


hustle

  • noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    bunko; bunco game; bunko game; sting; flimflam; con game; confidence game; gyp; bunco; confidence trick; con.
  • noun a rapid active commotion
    fuss; flurry; bustle; ado; stir.

More 'hustle' Meaning


power

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    powerfulness.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade
  • noun (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

More 'power' Meaning


intimate

  • noun someone to whom private matters are confided
    confidant.
  • verb give to understand
    insinuate; adumbrate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

More 'intimate' Meaning


notable

  • noun a celebrity who is an inspiration to others
    luminary; guiding light; leading light; notability.
    • he was host to a large gathering of luminaries
  • adjective satellite worthy of notice
    noteworthy.
    • a noteworthy advance in cancer research

More 'notable' Meaning


life-or-death

  • adjective satellite vitally important
    life-and-death.
    • a life-and-death struggle

More 'life-or-death' Meaning


glibness

  • noun a kind of fluent easy superficiality
    slickness.
    • the glibness of a high-pressure salesman

More 'glibness' Meaning


central

  • noun a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
    telephone exchange; exchange.
  • adjective satellite serving as an essential component
    cardinal; key; fundamental; primal.
    • a cardinal rule
    • the central cause of the problem
    • an example that was fundamental to the argument
    • computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure

More 'central' Meaning


epochal

  • adjective satellite highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era
    epoch-making.
    • epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill
    • an epoch-making discovery

More 'epochal' Meaning


have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

More 'have' Meaning


persuader

  • noun someone who tries to persuade or induce or lead on
    inducer.

More 'persuader' Meaning


stodginess

  • noun dull and pompous gravity
    stuffiness.

More 'stodginess' Meaning


repellent

  • noun a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
    repellant.
  • noun a chemical substance that repels animals
    repellant.

More 'repellent' Meaning


canvassing

  • noun persuasion of voters in a political campaign
    electioneering; bell ringing.
  • verb get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
    canvass; canvas; poll.

More 'canvassing' Meaning


or

  • noun a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
    Beaver State; Oregon.
  • noun a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
    operating theatre; operating theater; surgery; operating room.
    • great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic

More 'or' Meaning


rope_in

  • verb divide by means of a rope
    rope off; cordon off.
    • The police roped off the area where the crime occurred
  • verb draw in as if with a rope; lure
    • The agent had roped in several customers

More 'rope_in' Meaning


credible

  • adjective capable of being believed
    believable.
    • completely credible testimony
    • credible information
  • adjective satellite (a common but incorrect usage where `credulous' would be appropriate) credulous
    • she was not the...credible fool he expected

More 'credible' Meaning


burning

  • noun the act of burning something
    combustion.
    • the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance
  • noun pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    burn.

More 'burning' Meaning


communication

  • noun the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
    communicating.
    • they could not act without official communication from Moscow
  • noun something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

More 'communication' Meaning


into

To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.

More 'into' Meaning


obligate

  • verb force somebody to do something
    oblige; compel.
    • We compel all students to fill out this form
  • verb commit in order to fulfill an obligation
    • obligate money

More 'obligate' Meaning


indispensable

  • adjective not to be dispensed with; essential
    • foods indispensable to good nutrition
  • adjective satellite absolutely necessary; vitally necessary
    essential.
    • essential tools and materials
    • funds essential to the completion of the project
    • an indispensable worker

More 'indispensable' Meaning


illustrious

  • adjective satellite widely known and esteemed
    renowned; famed; celebrated; notable; noted; famous; far-famed.
    • a famous actor
    • a celebrated musician
    • a famed scientist
    • an illustrious judge
    • a notable historian
    • a renowned painter
  • adjective satellite having or conferring glory
    • an illustrious achievement

More 'illustrious' Meaning


fast

  • noun abstaining from food
    fasting.
  • verb abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
    • Catholics sometimes fast during Lent

More 'fast' Meaning


wimp

  • noun a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
    chicken; crybaby.
  • noun a hypothetical subatomic particle of large mass that interacts weakly with ordinary matter through gravitation; postulated as a constituent of the dark matter of the universe
    weakly interacting massive particle.

More 'wimp' Meaning


bring_around

  • verb cause to adopt an opinion or course of action
    bring round.
    • His urgent letter finally brought me around to give money to the school
  • verb provide a cure for, make healthy again
    heal; cure.
    • The treatment cured the boy's acne
    • The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to

More 'bring_around' Meaning


bring_round

  • verb cause to adopt an opinion or course of action
    bring around.
    • His urgent letter finally brought me around to give money to the school
  • verb return to consciousness
    bring to; bring back; bring around.
    • These pictures bring back sad memories

More 'bring_round' Meaning


decisive

  • adjective determining or having the power to determine an outcome
    • cast the decisive vote
    • two factors had a decisive influence
  • adjective satellite unmistakable
    • had a decisive lead in the polls

More 'decisive' Meaning


allergic

  • adjective characterized by or caused by allergy
    • an allergic reaction
  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

More 'allergic' Meaning


glib

  • adjective satellite marked by lack of intellectual depth
    • glib generalizations
    • a glib response to a complex question
  • adjective satellite having only superficial plausibility
    pat; slick.
    • glib promises
    • a slick commercial

More 'glib' Meaning


no-frills

  • adjective satellite characterized by the absence of inessential features
    • he got a no-frills introduction to the job

More 'no-frills' Meaning


in-chief

  • adjective satellite indicating the head of a staff
    • editor-in-chief

More 'in-chief' Meaning


suasible

  • adjective satellite being susceptible to persuasion
    persuasible; convincible; persuadable.

More 'suasible' Meaning


line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

More 'line' Meaning


rush

  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    hurry; haste; rushing.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book
  • noun a sudden forceful flow
    upsurge; spate; surge.

More 'rush' Meaning


type

  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

More 'type' Meaning


smooth

  • noun the act of smoothing
    • he gave his hair a quick smooth
  • verb make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
    smoothen.
    • smooth the surface of the wood

More 'smooth' Meaning


up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

More 'up' Meaning


probatory

  • adjective satellite tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation
    probative.
    • evidence should only be excluded if its probative value was outweighed by its prejudicial effect

More 'probatory' Meaning


world-shattering

  • adjective satellite sufficiently significant to affect the whole world
    earthshaking; world-shaking.
    • earthshaking proposals
    • the contest was no world-shaking affair
    • the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering

More 'world-shattering' Meaning


knavish

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

More 'knavish' Meaning


suggestible

  • adjective satellite susceptible or responsive to suggestion
    • suggestible young minds

More 'suggestible' Meaning


influence

  • noun a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
    • used her parents' influence to get the job
  • noun causing something without any direct or apparent effort

More 'influence' Meaning


evidence

  • noun your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
    grounds.
    • the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling
  • noun an indication that makes something evident
    • his trembling was evidence of his fear

More 'evidence' Meaning


chat_up

  • verb talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
    butterfly; coquet; coquette; mash; flirt; romance; philander; dally.
    • The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries
    • My husband never flirts with other women
  • verb talk to someone with the aim of persuading him

More 'chat_up' Meaning


chat

  • noun an informal conversation
    confab; schmoose; confabulation; schmooze.
  • noun birds having a chattering call
    New World chat.

More 'chat' Meaning


believable

  • adjective capable of being believed
    credible.
    • completely credible testimony
    • credible information

More 'believable' Meaning


prevail

  • verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    dominate; reign; rule; predominate.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood
  • verb be valid, applicable, or true
    hold; obtain.
    • This theory still holds

More 'prevail' Meaning


lady_killer

  • noun a man who takes advantage of women
    ladies' man; seducer.

More 'lady_killer' Meaning


sobriety

  • noun the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
    soberness.
  • noun moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
    dryness.

More 'sobriety' Meaning


renowned

  • adjective satellite widely known and esteemed
    illustrious; famed; celebrated; notable; noted; famous; far-famed.
    • a famous actor
    • a celebrated musician
    • a famed scientist
    • an illustrious judge
    • a notable historian
    • a renowned painter

More 'renowned' Meaning


no

  • noun a negative
    • his no was loud and clear
  • noun a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known
    atomic number 102; nobelium.

More 'no' Meaning


virtual

  • adjective satellite being actually such in almost every respect
    practical.
    • a practical failure
    • the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin
  • adjective satellite existing in essence or effect though not in actual fact
    • a virtual dependence on charity
    • a virtual revolution
    • virtual reality

More 'virtual' Meaning


stuffy

  • adjective satellite lacking fresh air
    airless; close; unaired.
    • a dusty airless attic
    • the dreadfully close atmosphere
    • hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke
  • adjective satellite excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull
    stodgy.
    • why is the middle class so stodgy, so utterly without a sense of humor?
    • a stodgy dinner party

More 'stuffy' Meaning


probative

  • adjective satellite tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation
    probatory.
    • evidence should only be excluded if its probative value was outweighed by its prejudicial effect

More 'probative' Meaning


stimulant

  • noun any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
    stimulation; stimulus; input.
  • noun a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
    excitant; stimulant drug.

More 'stimulant' Meaning


polar

  • adjective satellite having a pair of equal and opposite charges
  • adjective satellite characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
    diametrical; diametric; opposite.
    • in diametric contradiction to his claims
    • diametrical (or opposite) points of view
    • opposite meanings
    • extreme and indefensible polar positions

More 'polar' Meaning


inducive

  • adjective satellite inducing or influencing; leading on
    inductive.
    • inductive to the sin of Eve"- John Milton

More 'inducive' Meaning


responsible_for

  • adjective satellite being the agent or cause
    responsible.
    • determined who was the responsible party
    • termites were responsible for the damage

More 'responsible_for' Meaning


convincing

  • adjective causing one to believe the truth of something
    • a convincing story
    • a convincing manner
  • verb make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something
    convert; win over; convince.
    • He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product

More 'convincing' Meaning


drag

  • noun the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
    retarding force.
  • noun something that slows or delays progress
    • taxation is a drag on the economy
    • too many laws are a drag on the use of new land

More 'drag' Meaning


important

  • adjective of great significance or value
    of import.
    • important people
    • the important questions of the day
  • adjective important in effect or meaning
    significant.
    • a significant change in tax laws
    • a significant change in the Constitution
    • a significant contribution
    • significant details
    • statistically significant

More 'important' Meaning


hypersensitized

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

More 'hypersensitized' Meaning


persuadable

  • adjective satellite being susceptible to persuasion
    persuasible; suasible; convincible.

More 'persuadable' Meaning


tricky

  • adjective satellite not to be trusted
    slippery.
    • how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee
  • adjective satellite having concealed difficulty
    catchy.
    • a catchy question
    • a tricky recipe to follow

More 'tricky' Meaning


antecedent

  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    ascendent; ancestor; ascendant; root.
  • noun a preceding occurrence or cause or event

More 'antecedent' Meaning


anorexigenic

  • adjective satellite causing loss of appetite
    anorectic.
    • an anorectic (or anorexigenic) drug

More 'anorexigenic' Meaning


arm-twisting

  • noun persuasion by the use of direct personal pressure
    • some gentle arm-twisting produced the desired result
    • no amount of arm-twisting will get me to agree

More 'arm-twisting' Meaning


soft_soap

  • noun flattery designed to gain favor
    coaxing; blarney; sweet talk.
  • noun a soft (or liquid) soap made from vegetable oils; used in certain skin diseases
    green soap.

More 'soft_soap' Meaning


serious

  • adjective concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
    • a serious student of history
    • a serious attempt to learn to ski
    • gave me a serious look
    • a serious young man
    • are you serious or joking?
    • Don't be so serious!
  • adjective satellite of great consequence
    • marriage is a serious matter

More 'serious' Meaning


weighty

  • adjective having relatively great weight; heavy
    • a weighty load
    • a weighty package
  • adjective satellite powerfully persuasive
    telling; cogent.
    • a cogent argument
    • a telling presentation
    • a weighty argument

More 'weighty' Meaning





How can we make the selection of words better for you?

Words are expressive, emotive, nuanced, subtle, erudite and discerning!

Unfortunately words are sometimes also elusive, deceptive, fleeting in memory.

Through months of bittersweet labor, we finally have assembled words together by context. A novel way to search for new and elusive words. Hope they help you!

Are we in the right direction? Are your needs fulfilled? If so how? Is there anything we can do or do better? Please let us know in the feedback form!

loading...