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to caution, advise, or counsel against something.
to reprove or scold, especially in a mild and good-willed manner
cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness:
We accepted the invitation with alacrity.
a strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy (usually followed by to):
a strong aversion to snakes and spiders.
a cause or object of dislike; person or thing that causes antipathy:
a person who confers a benefit; kindly helper.
a person who makes a bequest or endowment, as to an institution.
joyous, merry, or gay in disposition; glad; cheerful:
Everyone loved her for her blithe spirit.
without thought or regard; carefree; heedless:
to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock.
lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful:
digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random:
lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy.
restrained or reserved in manner, conduct, etc.
lacking in frankness, candor, or sincerity; falsely or hypocritically ingenuous; insincere:
to speak of or treat slightingly; depreciate; belittle:
Do not disparage good manners.
to bring reproach or discredit upon; lower the estimation of:
doubtful; marked by or occasioning doubt:
a dubious reply.
of doubtful quality or propriety; questionable:
a dubious compliment; a dubious transaction.
of uncertain outcome:
lacking in wholesome vigor; degenerate; decadent:
an effete, overrefined society.
exhausted of vigor or energy; worn out:
extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant:
an egregious mistake; an egregious liar.
Synonyms: gross, outrageous, notorious, shocking.
Antonyms: tolerable, moderate, minor, unnoticeable.
Archaic. distinguished or eminent.
to impede or hinder; hamper; retard:
Red tape encumbers all our attempts at action.
to block up or fill with what is obstructive or superfluous:
without vigor, force, or strength; languid.
light, airy, or tenuous:
an ethereal world created through the poetic imagination.
extremely delicate or refined:
heavenly or celestial:
(of persons) liable to err, especially in being deceived or mistaken.
liable to be erroneous or false; not accurate:
(of land) plowed and left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated.
not in use; inactive:
My creative energies have lain fallow this year.
excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please:
a fastidious eater.
requiring or characterized by excessive care or delicacy; painstaking.
excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters.
wordy or diffuse:
to make known; tell; relate; disclose:
to impart a secret.
to give; bestow; communicate:
to impart knowledge.
to grant a part or share of.
not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable:
The coat is impervious to rain.
incapable of being injured or impaired:
impervious to wear and tear.
incapable of being influenced, persuaded, or affected:
of, relating to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive:
an impetuous decision; an impetuous person.
having great impetus; moving with great force; violent:
continuing without interruption; ceaseless; unending:
not effectual; without satisfactory or decisive effect:
an ineffectual remedy.
His efforts to sell the house were ineffectual.
existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute; inhering :
an inherent distrust of strangers.
of or relating to conflict or struggle within a group:
an internecine feud among proxy holders.
characterized by great slaughter; deadly.
generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness:
to be magnanimous toward one's enemies.
of many kinds; numerous and varied:
having numerous different parts, elements, features, forms, etc.:
the state of being penitent; regret for one's wrongdoing or sinning; contrition; repentance.
lasting for an indefinitely long time; enduring:
her perennial beauty.
(of plants) having a life cycle lasting more than two years.
succeeding or future generations collectively:
Judgment of this age must be left to posterity.
all descendants of one person:
Also, Spartanic [spahr-tan-ik] (Show IPA). of or relating to Sparta or its people.
suggestive of the ancient Spartans; sternly disciplined and rigorously simple, frugal, or austere.
elevated or lofty in thought, language, etc.: Paradise Lost is sublime poetry.
impressing the mind with a sense of grandeur or power; inspiring awe, veneration, etc.:
Switzerland has sublime scenery.
supreme or outstanding:
a sublime dinner.
complete; absolute; utter:
being more than is sufficient or required; excessive.
unnecessary or needless.
Obsolete. possessing or spending more than enough or necessary; extravagant.
characterized by or subject to tempests :
the tempestuous ocean.
of the nature of or resembling a tempest (a violent windstorm, especially one with rain, hail, or snow.
a violent commotion, disturbance, or tumult.
verb (used with object)
to affect by or as by a tempest; disturb violently.)
of or relating to time.
pertaining to or concerned with the present life or this world; worldly:
enduring for a time only; temporary; transitory
full of tumult or riotousness; marked by disturbance and uproar:
a tumultuous celebration.
raising a great clatter and commotion; disorderly or noisy:
a tumultuous crowd of students.
highly agitated, as the mind or emotions; distraught; turbulent.