1. of or pertaining to ideology.
2. speculative; visionary.
1. the act of repressing; state of being repressed.
2. Psychoanalysis . the rejection from consciousness of painful or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses.
verb (used with object)
1. to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of: to dissemble one's incompetence in business.
2. to put on the appearance of; feign: to dissemble innocence.
3. Obsolete . to let pass unnoticed; ignore.
4. the proprieties, the conventional standards of proper behavior; manners: to observe the proprieties.
5. Obsolete . a property.
1. anything abominable; anything greatly disliked or abhorred.
2. intense aversion or loathing; detestation: He regarded lying with abomination.
3. a vile, shameful, or detestable action, condition, habit, etc.: Spitting in public is an abomination.
1. respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another.
2. respectful or courteous regard: in deference to his wishes.
1. the foreseeing care and guidance of God or nature over the creatures of the earth.
2. God, especially when conceived as omnisciently directing the universe and the affairs of humankind with wise benevolence.
3. a manifestation of divine care or direction.
4. provident or prudent management of resources; prudence.
5. foresight; provident care.
1. inspired as if by a demon, indwelling spirit, or genius.
2. demoniac ( def. 1 ) .
verb (used with object)
1. to make more certain; confirm: He corroborated my account of the accident.
1. a point of time, especially one made critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances: At this juncture, we must decide whether to stay or to walk out.
2. a serious state of affairs; crisis: The matter has reached a juncture and a decision must be made.
3. the line or point at which two bodies are joined; joint or articulation; seam.
4. the act of joining.
5. the state of being joined.
1. a struggling together in opposition; strife.
2. a striving in rivalry; competition; contest.
3. strife in debate; dispute; controversy.
4. a point contended for or affirmed in controversy.
1. the act of intimating, or making known indirectly.
2. a hint; suggestion: The death of his father was his first intimation of mortality.
1. a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something: The speech was considered a calumny of the administration.
2. the act of uttering calumnies; slander; defamation.
verb (used without object)
1. to come out gradually in drops, as sweat, through pores or small openings; ooze out.
1. touching; in contact.
2. in close proximity without actually touching; near.
3. adjacent in time: contiguous events.
1. Theology .
a. action aided or caused by the devil; sorcery; witchcraft.
b. the character or condition of a devil.
c. a doctrine concerning devils.
d. a belief in or worship of devils.
2. action befitting the devil; deviltry.
1. the branch of philosophy dealing with the origin and general structure of the universe, with its parts, elements, and laws, and especially with such of its characteristics as space, time, causality, and freedom.
2. the branch of astronomy that deals with the general structure and evolution of the universe.
1. of, pertaining to, or along a diameter.
2. in direct opposition; being at opposite extremes; complete: diametrical opposites; a diametrical difference.
the act of defaming; false or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another, as by slander or libel; calumny: She sued the magazine for defamation of character.
1. an act or instance of deluding.
2. the state of being deluded.
3. a false belief or opinion: delusions of grandeur.
4. Psychiatry . a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact: a paranoid delusion.