n.; be affected &c. adj.; breathe.
Adj. affected, characterized, formed, molded, cast; attempered[obs3],
tempered; framed; predisposed; prone, inclined; having a bias &c. n.;
tinctured with, imbued with, penetrated with, eaten up with.
inborn, inbred, ingrained; deep-rooted, ineffaceable, inveterate;
pathoscopic|!; congenital, dyed in the wool, implanted by nature, inherent,
in the grain.
affective [obs3][med. and general].
Adv. in one's heart &c. n.; at heart; heart and soul &c. 821.
Phr. "affection is a coal that must be cool'd else suffer'd it will
set the heart on fire" [Venus and Adonis].
#821. Feeling. -- N. feeling; suffering &c. v.; endurance, tolerance,
sufferance, supportance[obs3], experience, response; sympathy &c. (love)
897; impression, inspiration, affection, sensation, emotion, pathos, deep
warmth, glow, unction, gusto, vehemence; fervor, fervency;
heartiness, cordiality; earnestness, eagerness; empressement[Fr], gush,
ardor, zeal, passion, enthusiasm, verve, furore[obs3], fanaticism;
excitation of feeling &c. 824; fullness of the heart &c. (disposition)
820; passion &c. (state of excitability) 825; ecstasy &c. (pleasure) 827.
blush, suffusion, flush; hectic; tingling, thrill, turn, shock;
agitation &c. (irregular motion) 315; quiver, heaving, flutter, flurry,
fluster, twitter, tremor; throb, throbbing; pulsation, palpitation,
panting; trepidation, perturbation; ruffle, hurry of spirits, pother, stew,
ferment; state of excitement.
V. feel; receive an impression &c. n.; be impressed with &c. adj.;
entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling &c. n.
respond; catch the flame, catch the infection; enter the spirit of.
bear, suffer, support, sustain, endure, thole [obs3][Scottish],
aby[obs3]; abide &c. (be composed) 826; experience &c. (meet with) 151;
taste, prove; labor under, smart under; bear the brunt of, brave, stand.
swell, glow, warm, flush, blush, change color, mantle; turn color,
turn pale, turn red, turn black in the face; tingle, thrill, heave, pant,
throb, palpitate, go pitapat, tremble, quiver, flutter, twitter; shake &c.
315; be agitated, be excited &c. 824; look blue, look black; wince; draw a
impress &c. (excite the feelings) 824.
Adj. feeling &c. v.; sentient; sensuous; sensorial, sensory; emotive,
emotional; of feeling, with feeling &c. n.
warm, quick, lively, smart, strong, sharp, acute, cutting, piercing,
incisive; keen, keen as a razor; trenchant, pungent, racy, piquant,
impressive, deep, profound, indelible; deep felt, home felt,
heartfelt; swelling, soul-stirring, deep-mouthed, heart-expanding,
electric, thrilling, rapturous, ecstatic.
earnest, wistful, eager, breathless; fervent; fervid; gushing,
passionate, warm-hearted, hearty, cordial, sincere, zealous, enthusiastic,
glowing, ardent, burning, red-hot, fiery, flaming; boiling over.
pervading, penetrating, absorbing; rabid, raving, feverish, fanatical,
hysterical; impetuous &c. (excitable) 825.
impressed with, moved with, touched with, affected with, penetrated
with, seized with, imbued with &c. 82; devoured by; wrought up &c.
(excited) 824; struck all of a heap; rapt; in a quiver &c. n.; enraptured
Adv. heart and soul, from the bottom of one's heart, ab imo
pectore[Lat], at heart, con amore[It], heartily, devoutly, over head and
ears, head over heels.
Phr. the heart big, the heart full, the heart swelling, the heart
beating, the heart pulsating, the heart throbbing, the heart thumping, the
heart beating high, the heart melting, the heart overflowing, the heart
bursting, the heart breaking; the heart goes out, a heart as big as all
outdoors (sympathy) 897.
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#822. Sensibility. -- N. sensibility, sensibleness, sensitiveness;
moral sensibility; impressibility, affectibility[obs3]; susceptibleness,
susceptibility, susceptivity[obs3]; mobility; vivacity, vivaciousness;
tenderness, softness; sentimental, sentimentality; sentimentalism.
excitability &c. 825; fastidiousness &c. 868; physical sensibility &c.
sore point, sore place; where the shoe pinches.
V. be sensible &c. adj.; have a tender heart, have a warm heart, have
a sensitive heart.
take to heart, treasure up in the heart; shrink.
"die of a rose in aromatic pain" [Pope]; touch to the quick; touch on
the raw, touch a raw nerve.
Adj. sensible, sensitive; impressible, impressionable; susceptive,
susceptible; alive to, impassionable[obs3], gushing; warm hearted, tender
hearted, soft hearted; tender as a chicken; soft, sentimental, romantic;
enthusiastic, highflying[obs3], spirited, mettlesome, vivacious, lively,
expressive, mobile, tremblingly alive; excitable &c. 825; oversensitive,
without skin, thin-skinned; fastidious &c. 868.
Adv. sensibly &c. adj; to the quick, to the inmost core.
Phr. mens aequa in arduis[Lat]; pour salt in the wound.
#823. Insensibility. -- N. insensibility, insensibleness[obs3]; moral
insensibility; inertness, inertia; vis inertiae[Lat]; impassibility,
impassibleness; inappetency[obs3], apathy, phlegm, dullness,
hebetude[obs3], supineness, lukewarmness[obs3].
cold fit, cold blood, cold heart; coldness, coolness; frigidity, sang
froid[Fr]; stoicism, imperturbation &c. (inexcitability) 826[obs3];
nonchalance, unconcern, dry eyes; insouciance &c. (indifference) 866;
recklessness &c. 863; callousness; heart of stone, stock and stone, marble,
torpor, torpidity; obstupefaction|, lethargy, coma, trance, vegetative
state; sleep &c. 683; suspended animation; stupor, stupefaction; paralysis,
palsy; numbness &c. (physical insensibility) 376.
neutrality; quietism, vegetation.
V. be insensible &c. adj.; have a rhinoceros hide; show insensibility
&c. n.; not mind, not care, not be affected by; have no desire for &c. 866;
have no interest in, feel no interest in, take no interest in; nil
admirari[Lat]; not care a straw &c. (unimportance) 643 for; disregard &c.
(neglect) 460; set at naught &c. (make light of) 483; turn a deaf ear to
&c. (inattention) 458; vegetate.
render insensible, render callous; blunt, obtund[obs3], numb, benumb,
paralyze, deaden, hebetate[obs3], stun, stupefy; brutify[obs3]; brutalize;
chloroform, anaesthetize[obs3], put under; assify[obs3].
inure; harden the heart; steel, caseharden, sear.
Adj. insensible, unconscious; impassive, impassible; blind to, deaf
to, dead to; unsusceptible, insusceptible; unimpressionable[obs3],
unimpressible[obs3]; passionless, spiritless, heartless, soulless;
apathetic; leuco-|, phlegmatic; dull, frigid; cold blooded, cold
hearted; cold as charity; flat, maudlin, obtuse, inert, supine, sluggish,
torpid, torpedinous[obs3], torporific[obs3]; sleepy &c. (inactive) 683;
languid, half-hearted, tame; numbed; comatose; anaesthetic &c. 376;
stupefied, chloroformed, drugged, stoned; palsy-stricken.
indifferent, lukewarm; careless, mindless, regardless; inattentive &c.
458; neglectful &c. 460; disregarding.
unconcerned, nonchalant, pococurante[obs3], insouciant, sans
souci[Fr]; unambitious &c. 866.
unaffected, unruffled, unimpressed, uninspired, unexcited, unmoved,
unstirred, untouched, unshocked[obs3], unstruck[obs3]; unblushing &c.
(shameless) 885; unanimated; vegetative.
callous, thick-skinned, hard-nosed, pachydermatous, impervious;
hardened; inured, casehardened; steeled against, proof against;
imperturbable &c. (inexcitable) 826[obs3]; unfelt.
Adv. insensibly &c. adj.; aequo animo[Lat]; without being moved,
without being touched, without being impressed; in cold blood; with dry
eyes, with withers unwrung[obs3].
Phr. never mind; macht nichts [German], it is of no consequence &c.
(unimportant) 643; it cannot be helped; nothing coming amiss; it is all the
same to, it is all one to.
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#824. Excitation. -- N. excitation of feeling; mental excitement;
suscitation[obs3], galvanism, stimulation, piquance, piquancy, provocation,
inspiration, calling forth, infection; animation, agitation, perturbation;
subjugation, fascination, intoxication; enravishment[obs3]; entrancement;
pressure, tension, high pressure.
unction, impressiveness &c. adj.
trail of temper, casus belli[Lat]; irritation &c. (anger) 900; passion
&c. (state of excitability) 825; thrill &c. (feeling) 821; repression of
feeling &c. 826; sensationalism, yellow journalism.
V. excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate,
inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, warm the
blood; set astir; wake, awake, awaken; call forth; evoke, provoke; raise
up, summon up, call up, wake up, blow up, get up, light up; raise; get up
the steam, rouse, arouse, stir; fire, kindle, enkindle, apply the torch,
set on fire, inflame.
stimulate; exsuscitate|; inspirit; spirit up, stir up, work up, pique;
infuse life into, give new life to; bring new blood, introduce new blood;
quicken; sharpen, whet; work upon &c. (incite) 615; hurry on, give a
fillip, put on one's mettle.
fan the fire, fan the flame; blow the coals, stir the embers; fan into
a flame; foster, heat, warm, foment, raise to a fever heat; keep up, keep
the pot boiling; revive, rekindle; rake up, rip up.
stir the feelings, play on the feelings, come home to the feelings;
touch a string, touch a chord, touch the soul, touch the heart; go to one's
heart, penetrate, pierce, go through one, touch to the quick; possess the
soul, pervade the soul, penetrate the soul, imbrue the soul, absorb the
soul, affect the soul, disturb the soul.
absorb, rivet the attention; sink into the mind, sink into the heart;
prey on the mind, distract; intoxicate; overwhelm, overpower;
bouleverser[Fr], upset, turn one's head.
fascinate; enrapture &c. (give pleasure) 829.
agitate, perturb, ruffle, fluster, shake, disturb, startle, shock,
stagger; give one a shock, give one a turn; strike all of a heap; stun,
astound, electrify, galvanize, petrify.
irritate, sting; cut to the heart, cut to the quick; try one's temper;
fool to the top of one's bent, pique; infuriate, madden, make one's blood
boil; lash into fury &c. (wrath) 900.
be excited &c. adj.; flush up, flare up; catch the infection; thrill
&c. (feel) 821; mantle; work oneself up; seethe, boil, simmer, foam, fume,
flame, rage, rave; run mad &c. (passion) 825.
Adj. excited &c. v.; wrought up, up the qui vive[Fr], astir,
sparkling; in a quiver &c. 821, in a fever, in a ferment, in a blaze, in a
state of excitement; in hysterics; black in the face, overwrought, tense,
taught, on a razor's edge; hot, red-hot, flushed, feverish; all of a
twitter, in a pucker; with quivering lips, with tears in one's eyes.
flaming; boiling over; ebullient, seething; foaming at the mouth;
fuming, raging, carried away by passion, wild, raving, frantic, mad,
distracted, beside oneself, out of one's wits, ready to burst,
lost, eperdu[Fr], tempest-tossed; haggard; ready to sink.
stung to the quick, up, on one's high ropes.
exciting, absorbing, riveting, distracting &c. v.; impressive, warm,
glowing, fervid, swelling, imposing, spirit-stirring, thrilling; high-
wrought; soul-stirring, soul-subduing; heart-stirring, heart-swelling,
heart-thrilling; agonizing &c. (painful) 830; telling, sensational,
hysterical; overpowering, overwhelming; more than flesh and blood can bear;
piquant &c. (pungent) 392; spicy, appetizing, provocative,
eager to go, anxious to go, chafing at the bit.
Adv. till one is black in the face.
Phr. the heart beating high, the heart going pitapat, the heart
leaping into one's mouth; the blood being up, the blood boiling in one's
veins; the eye glistening - "in a fine frenzy rolling"; the head turned;
"when the going gets tough, the tough get going" [Richard Nixon].
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#825. [Excess of sensitiveness] Excitability -- N. excitability,
impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness &c. adj.; turbulence; impatience,
intolerance, nonendurance[obs3]; irritability &c. (irascibility) 901;
itching &c. (desire) 865; wincing; disquiet, disquietude; restlessness;
fidgets, fidgetiness; agitation &c. (irregular motion) 315.
trepidation, perturbation, ruffle, hurry, fuss, flurry; fluster,
flutter; pother, stew, ferment; whirl; buck fever; hurry-skurry[obs3],
thrill &c. (feeling) 821; state of excitement, fever of excitement;
passion, excitement, flush, heat; fever, heat; fire, flame, fume,
blood boiling; tumult; effervescence, ebullition; boiling over; whiff,
gust, story, tempest; scene, breaking out, burst, fit, paroxysm, explosion;
outbreak, outburst; agony.
violence &c. 173; fierceness &c. adj.; rage, fury, furor,
furore[obs3], desperation, madness, distraction, raving, delirium;
phrensy[obs3], frenzy, hysterics; intoxication; tearing passion, raging
passion; anger &c. 900.
fascination, infatuation, fanaticism; Quixotism, Quixotry; tete
V. be impatient &c. adj.; not be able to bear &c. 826; bear ill,
wince, chafe, champ a bit; be in a stew &c. n.; be out of all patience,
fidget, fuss, not have a wink of sleep; toss on one's pillow.
lose one's temper &c. 900; break out, burst out, fly out; go off, fly
off, fly off at a tangent, fly off the handle, lose one's cool [coll.];
explode, flare up, flame up, fire up, burst into a flame, take fire, fire,
burn; boil, boil over; foam, fume, rage, rave, rant, tear; go wild, run
wild, run mad, go into hysterics; run riot, run amuck; battre la
campagne[Fr], faire le diable a quatre[Fr], play the deuce.
Adj. excitable, easily excited, in an excitable state; high-strung;
irritable &c. (irascible) 901; impatient, intolerant.
feverish, febrile, hysterical; delirious, mad, moody, maggoty-headed.
unquiet, mercurial, electric, galvanic, hasty, hurried, restless,
fidgety, fussy; chafing &c. v.
startlish[obs3], mettlesome, high-mettled[obs3], skittish.
vehement, demonstrative, violent, wild, furious, fierce, fiery, hot-
overzealous, enthusiastic, impassioned, fanatical; rabid &c. (eager)
rampant, clamorous, uproarious, turbulent, tempestuous,
impulsive, impetuous, passionate; uncontrolled, uncontrollable;
ungovernable, irrepressible, stanchless[obs3], inextinguishable, burning,
simmering, volcanic, ready to burst forth, volatile.
excited, exciting &c. 824.
Int. pish! pshaw!
Phr. noli me tangere[Lat]; "filled with fury, rapt, inspir'd"
[Collins]; maggiore fretta minore atto[It].
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#826. [Absence of excitability, or of excitement.] Inexcitability. --
N. inexcitability[obs3], imperturbability, inirritability[obs3]; even
temper, tranquil mind, dispassion; tolerance, patience, coolth [coll.].
passiveness &c. (physical inertness) 172; hebetude[obs3],
hebetation[obs3]; impassibility &c. (insensibility) 823; stupefaction.
coolness, calmness &c. adj.; composure, placidity,
indisturbance[obs3], imperturbation[obs3], sang froid[Fr], tranquility,
serenity; quiet, quietude; peace of mind, mental calmness.
staidness &c. adj.; gravity, sobriety, Quakerism[obs3]; philosophy,
equanimity, stoicism, command of temper; self-possession, self-control,
self-command, self-restraint, ice water in one's veins; presence of mind.
submission &c. 725; resignation; sufferance, supportance[obs3],
endurance, longsufferance[obs3], forbearance; longanimity[obs3]; fortitude;
patience of Job, patience "on a monument" [Twelfth Night], patience
"sovereign o'er transmuted ill" [Johnson]; moderation; repression of
feelings, subjugation of feeling; restraint &c. 751.
tranquillization &c. (moderation) 174[obs3].
V. be composed &c. adj.
laisser faire[Fr], laisser aller[Fr]; take things easily, take things
as they come; take it easy, rub on, live and let live; take easily, take
cooly[obs3], take in good part; aequam servare mentem [Latin].
bear the brunt, bear well; go through, support, endure, brave,
tolerate, suffer, stand, bide; abide, aby[obs3]; bear with, put up
with, take up with, abide with; acquiesce; submit &c. (yield) 725; submit
with a good grace; resign oneself to, reconcile oneself to; brook, digest,
eat, swallow, pocket, stomach.
make light of, make the best of, make "a virtue of necessity"
[Chaucer]; put a good face on, keep one's countenance; check &c. 751 check
compose, appease &c. (moderate)174; propitiate; repress &c. (restrain)
751; render insensible &c. 823; overcome one's excitability, allay one's
excitability, repress one's excitability &c. 825; master one's feelings.
make oneself easy; make one's mind easy; set one's mind at ease, set
one's mind at rest.
calm down, cool down; gentle; thaw, grow cool.
be borne, be endured; go down.
Adj. inexcitable[obs3], unexcitable; imperturbable; unsusceptible &c.
(insensible) 823; unpassionate[obs3], dispassionate; cold-blooded,
irritable; enduring &c. v.; stoical, Platonic, philosophic, staid, stayed;
sober, sober minded; grave; sober as a judge, grave as a judge; sedate,
easy-going, peaceful, placid, calm; quiet as a mouse; tranquil,
serene; cool as a cucumber, cool as a custard; undemonstrative.
temperate &c. (moderate) 174; composed, collected; unexcited,
unstirred, unruffled, undisturbed, unperturbed, unimpassioned;
meek, tolerant; patient, patient as Job; submissive &c. 725; tame;
content, resigned, chastened, subdued, lamblike[obs3]; gentle as a lamb;
suaviter in modo[Lat]; mild as mothers milk; soft as peppermint; armed with
patience, bearing with, clement, long-suffering.
Adv. "like patience on a monument smiling at grief" [Twelfth Night];
aequo animo[Lat], in cold blood &c. 823; more in sorrow than in anger.
Int. patience! and shuffle the cards.
Phr. "cool calm and collected", keep calm in the midst of a storm;
"adversity's sweet milk, philosophy" [Romeo and Juliet]; mens aequa in
arduis philosophia stemma non inspecite [Lat][Seneca]; quo me cumque rapit
tempestas deferor hospes [Lat][Horace]; "they also serve who only stand and
Section II Personal Affections
1. Passive Affections
#827. Pleasure. -- N. pleasure, gratification, enjoyment, fruition;
oblectation, delectation, delection[obs3]; relish, zest; gusto &c.
(physical pleasure) 377; satisfaction &c. (content) 831; complacency.
well-being; good &c. 618; snugness, comfort, ease; cushion &c. 215;
sans souci[French:without worry], mind at ease.
joy, gladness, delight, glee, cheer, sunshine; cheerfulness &c. 836.
treat, refreshment; amusement &c. 840; luxury &c. 377.
mens sana in corpore sano [Latin: a sound mind in a sound
happiness, felicity, bliss; beatitude, beautification; enchantment,
transport, rapture, ravishment, ecstasy; summum bonum[Lat]; paradise,
elysium &c. ( heaven) 981; third heaven|!, seventh heaven, cloud nine;
unalloyed happiness &c.; hedonics[obs3], hedonism.
honeymoon; palmy days, halcyon days; golden age, golden time; Dixie,
Dixie's land; Saturnia regna[Lat], Arcadia[obs3], Shangri-La, happy valley,
V. be pleased &c. 829; feel pleasure, experience pleasure &c. n.; joy;
enjoy oneself, hug oneself; be in clover &c. 377, be in elysium &c. 981;
tread on enchanted ground; fall into raptures, go into raptures.
feel at home, breathe freely, bask in the sunshine.
be pleased &c. 829 with; receive pleasure, derive pleasure &c. n.
from; take pleasure &c. n. in; delight in, rejoice in, indulge in,
luxuriate in; gloat over &c. (physical pleasure) 377; enjoy, relish, like;
love &c. 897; take to, take a fancy to; have a liking for; enter into the
take in good part.
treat oneself to, solace oneself with.
Adj. pleased &c. 829; not sorry; glad, gladsome; pleased as Punch.
happy, blest, blessed, blissful, beatified; happy as a clam at high
water [U.S.], happy as a clam, happy as a king, happy as the day is long;
thrice happy, ter quaterque beatus[Lat]; enjoying &c. v.; joyful &c. (in
spirits) 836; hedonic[obs3].
in a blissful state, in paradise &c. 981, in raptures, in ecstasies,
in a transport of delight.
comfortable &c. (physical pleasure) 377; at ease; content &c. 831;
overjoyed, entranced, enchanted; enraptures; enravished[obs3];
transported; fascinated, captivated.
with a joyful face, with sparkling eyes.
pleasing &c. 829; ecstatic, beatic[obs3]; painless, unalloyed, without
Adv. happily &c. adj.; with pleasure &c. (willingfully) 602[obs3];
with glee &c. n..
Phr. one's heart leaping with joy.
"a wilderness of sweets" [P.L.]; "I wish you all the joy that you can
wish" [M. of Venice]; jour de ma vie; "joy ruled the day and love the
night" [Dryden]; "joys season'd high and tasting strong of guilt" [Young];
"oh happiness, our being's end and aim!" [Pope]; "there is a pleasure that
is born of pain" [O Meridith]; "throned on highest bliss" [P.L.]; vedi
Napoli e poi muori[It]; zwischen Freud und Leid ist die Brucke nicht weit
[German: the bridge between joy and sorrow is not wide].
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#828. Pain. -- N. mental suffering, pain, dolor; suffering,
sufferance; ache, smart &c. (physical pain) 378; passion.
displeasure, dissatisfaction, discomfort, discomposure, disquiet;
malaise; inquietude, uneasiness, vexation of spirit; taking; discontent &c.
dejection &c. 837; weariness &c. 841; anhedonia[obs3].
annoyance, irritation, worry, infliction, visitation; plague, bore;
bother, botheration; stew, vexation, mortification, chagrin, esclandre[Fr];
mauvais quart d'heur[Fr].
care, anxiety, solicitude, trouble, trial, ordeal, fiery ordeal,
shock, blow, cark[obs3], dole, fret, burden, load.
concern, grief, sorrow, distress, affliction, woe, bitterness,
heartache; carking cares; heavy heart, aching heart, bleeding heart, broken
heart; heavy affliction, gnawing grief.
unhappiness, infelicity, misery, tribulation, wretchedness,
desolation; despair &c. 859; extremity, prostration, depth of misery.
nightmare, ephialtes[obs3], incubus.
pang, anguish, agony; torture, torment; purgatory &c. (hell) 982.
hell upon earth; iron age, reign of terror; slough of despond &c.
(adversity) 735; peck of troubles; "ills that flesh is heir to" &c. (evil)
619[Hamlet]; miseries of human life; "unkindest cut of all" [Julius
sufferer, victim, prey, martyr, object of compassion, wretch, shorn
V. feel pain, suffer pain, experience pain, undergo pain, bear pain,
endure pain &c. n., smart, ache &c. (physical pain) 378; suffer, bleed,
ail; be the victim of.
labor under afflictions; bear the cross; quaff the bitter cup, have a
bad time of it; fall on evil days &c. (adversity) 735; go hard with, come
to grief, fall a sacrifice to, drain the cup of misery to the dregs, "sup
full of horrors" [Macbeth].
sit on thorns, be on pins and needles, wince, fret, chafe, worry
oneself, be in a taking, fret and fume; take on, take to heart; cark[obs3].
grieve; mourn &c. (lament) 839; yearn, repine, pine, droop, languish,
sink; give way; despair &c. 859; break one's heart; weigh upon the heart
&c. (inflict pain) 830.
Adj. in pain, in a state of pain, full of pain &c. n.; suffering &c.
v.; pained, afflicted, worried, displeased &c. 830; aching, griped, sore
&c. (physical pain) 378; on the rack, in limbo; between hawk and buzzard.
uncomfortable, uneasy; ill at ease; in a taking, in a way; disturbed;
discontented &c. 832; out of humor &c. 901a; weary &c. 841.
heavy laden, stricken, crushed, a prey to, victimized, ill-used.
unfortunate &c. (hapless) 735; to be pitied, doomed, devoted,
accursed, undone, lost, stranded; fey.
unhappy, infelicitous, poor, wretched, miserable, woe-begone;
cheerless &c. (dejected) 837; careworn.
concerned, sorry; sorrowing, sorrowful; cut up, chagrined, horrified,
horror-stricken; in grief, plunged in grief, a prey to grief &c. n.; in
tears &c. (lamenting) 839; steeped to the lips in misery; heart-stricken,
heart-broken, heart-scalded; broken-hearted; in despair &c. 859.
Phr. "the iron entered into our soul"; haeret lateri lethalis arundo
[Lat][Vergil]; one's heart bleeding; "down, thou climbing sorrow" [Lear];
"mirth cannot move a soul in agony" [Love's Labor's Lost]; nessun maggior
dolere che ricordarsi del tempo felice nella miseria [It]; "sorrow's crown
of sorrow is remembering happier things" [Tennyson]; "the Niobe of Nations"
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#829. [Capability of giving pleasure; cause or source of pleasure.]
Pleasurableness. -- N. pleasurableness, pleasantness, agreeableness &c.
adj.; pleasure giving, jucundity[obs3], delectability; amusement &c. 840.
attraction &c. (motive) 615; attractiveness, attractability[obs3];
invitingness &c. adj[obs3].; harm, fascination, enchantment, witchery,
seduction, winning ways, amenity, amiability; winsomeness.
loveliness &c. (beauty) 845; sunny side, bright side; sweets &c.
(sugar) 396; goodness &c. 648; manna in the wilderness, land flowing with
milk and honey; bittersweet; fair weather.
treat; regale &c. (physical pleasure) 377; dainty; titbit[obs3],
tidbit; nuts, sauce piquante[Fr].
V. cause pleasure, produce pleasure, create pleasure, give pleasure,
afford pleasure, procure pleasure, offer pleasure, present pleasure, yield
pleasure &c. 827.
please, charm, delight, becharm[obs3], imparadise[obs3]; gladden &c.
(make cheerful) 836; take, captivate, fascinate; enchant, entrance,
enrapture, transport, bewitch; enravish[obs3].
bless, beatify; satisfy; gratify, desire; &c. 865; slake, satiate,
quench; indulge, humor, flatter, tickle; tickle the palate &c. (savory)
394; regale, refresh; enliven; treat; amuse &c. 840; take one's fancy,
tickle one's fancy, hit one's fancy; meet one's wishes; win the heart,
gladden the heart, rejoice the heart, warm the cockles of the heart; do
one's heart good.
attract, allure &c. (move) 615; stimulate &c. (excite) 824; interest.
make things pleasant, popularize, gild the pill, sugar-coat the pill,
Adj. causing pleasure &c. v.; laetificant[obs3]; pleasure-giving,
pleasing, pleasant, pleasurable; agreeable; grateful, gratifying; leef|,
lief, acceptable; welcome, welcome as the roses in May; welcomed; favorite;
to one's taste, to one's mind, to one's liking; satisfactory &c. (good)
refreshing; comfortable; cordial; genial; glad, gladsome; sweet,
delectable, nice, dainty; delicate, delicious; dulcet; luscious &c. 396;
palatable &c. 394; luxurious, voluptuous; sensual &c. 377.
[of people] attractive &c. 615; inviting, prepossessing, engaging;
winning, winsome; taking, fascinating, captivating, killing; seducing,
seductive; heart-robbing, alluring, enticing; appetizing &c. (exciting)
824; cheering &c. 836; bewitching; enchanting, entrancing,
charming; delightful, felicitous, exquisite; lovely &c. (beautiful)
845; ravishing, rapturous; heartfelt, thrilling, ecstatic; beatic[obs3];
beatific; seraphic; empyrean; elysian &c. (heavenly) 981.
palmy, halcyon, Saturnian.
Phr. decies repetita placebit[Lat]; "charms strike the sight but merit
wins the soul" [Pope]; "sweetness and light" [Swift]; beauty is only skin
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#830. [Capability of giving pain; cause or source of pain].
Painfulness. -- N. painfulness &c. adj.; trouble, care &c. (pain) 828;
trial; affliction, infliction; blow, stroke, burden, load, curse; bitter
pill, bitter draught; waters of bitterness.
annoyance, grievance, nuisance, vexation, mortification,
sickener[obs3]; bore, bother, pother, hot water, "sea of troubles"
[Hamlet], hornet's nest, plague, pest.
cancer, ulcer, sting, thorn; canker &c. (bane) 663; scorpion &c. (evil
doer) 913; dagger &c. (arms) 727; scourge &c. (instrument of punishment)
975; carking care, canker worm of care.
mishap, misfortune &c. (adversity) 735; desagrement[Fr],
source of irritation, source of annoyance; wound, open sore; sore
subject, skeleton in the closet; thorn in the flesh, thorn in one's side;
where the shoe pinches, gall and wormwood.
sorry sight, heavy news, provocation; affront &c. 929; "head and front
of one's offending" [Othello].
infestation, molestation; malignity &c. (malevolence) 907.
V. cause pain, occasion pain, give pain, bring pain, induce pain,
produce pain, create pain, inflict pain &c. 828; pain, hurt, wound.
pinch, prick, gripe &c. (physical pain) 378; pierce, lancinate[obs3],
hurt the feelings, wound the feelings, grate upon the feelings, grate
upon the nerves, jar upon the feelings; wring the heart, pierce the heart,
lacerate the heart, break the heart, rend the heart; make the heart bleed;
tear the heart strings, rend the heart strings; draw tears from the eyes.
sadden; make unhappy &c. 828; plunge into sorrow, grieve, fash[obs3],
afflict, distress; cut up, cut to the heart.
displease, annoy, incommode, discompose, trouble, disquiet; faze,
feaze[obs3], feeze (U[obs3].S.); disturb, cross, perplex, molest, tease,
tire, irk, vex, mortify, wherret|, worry, plague, bother, pester, bore,
pother, harass, harry, badger, heckle, bait, beset, infest, persecute,
wring, harrow, torment, torture; bullyrag; put to the rack, put to the
question; break on the wheel, rack, scarify; cruciate[obs3], crucify;
convulse, agonize; barb the dart; plant a dagger in the breast, plant a
thorn in one's side.
irritate, provoke, sting, nettle, try the patience, pique, fret, rile,
tweak the nose, chafe, gall; sting to the quick, wound to the quick, cut to
the quick; aggrieve, affront, enchafe[obs3], enrage, ruffle, sour the
temper; give offense &c. (resentment) 900.
maltreat, bite, snap at, assail; smite &c. (punish) 972.
sicken, disgust, revolt, nauseate, disenchant, repel, offend, shock,
stink in the nostrils; go against the stomach, turn the stomach; make one
sick, set the teeth on edge, go against the grain, grate on the ear; stick
in one's throat, stick in one's gizzard; rankle, gnaw, corrode, horrify,
appal[obs3], appall, freeze the blood; make the flesh creep, make the hair
stand on end; make the blood curdle, make the blood run cold; make one
haunt the memory; weigh on the heart, prey on the heart, weigh on the
mind, prey on the mind, weigh on the spirits, prey on the spirits; bring
one's gray hairs with sorrow to the grave; add a nail to one's coffin.
Adj. causing pain, hurting &c. v.; hurtful &c. (bad) 649; painful;
dolorific[obs3], dolorous; unpleasant; unpleasing, displeasing;
disagreeable, unpalatable, bitter, distasteful; uninviting; unwelcome;
undesirable, undesired; obnoxious; unacceptable, unpopular, thankless.
unsatisfactory, untoward, unlucky, uncomfortable.
distressing; afflicting, afflictive; joyless, cheerless, comfortless;
dismal, disheartening; depressing, depressive; dreary, melancholy,
grievous, piteous; woeful, rueful, mournful, deplorable, pitiable,
lamentable; sad, affecting, touching, pathetic.
irritating, provoking, stinging, annoying, aggravating, mortifying,
galling; unaccommodating, invidious, vexatious; troublesome, tiresome,
irksome, wearisome; plaguing, plaguy[obs3]; awkward.
importunate; teasing, pestering, bothering, harassing, worrying,
intolerable, insufferable, insupportable; unbearable, unendurable;
past bearing; not to be borne, not to be endured; more than flesh and blood
can bear; enough to drive one mad, enough to provoke a saint, enough to
make a parson swear, enough to gag a maggot.
shocking, terrific, grim, appalling, crushing; dreadful, fearful,
frightful; thrilling, tremendous, dire; heart-breaking, heart-rending,
heart-wounding, heart-corroding, heart-sickening; harrowing, rending.
odious, hateful, execrable, repulsive, repellent, abhorrent; horrid,
horrible, horrific, horrifying; offensive.
nauseous, nauseating; disgusting, sickening, revolting; nasty;
loathsome, loathful[obs3]; fulsome; vile &c. (bad) 649; hideous &c. 846.
sharp, acute, sore, severe, grave, hard, harsh, cruel, biting,
caustic; cutting, corroding, consuming, racking, excruciating, searching,
grinding, grating, agonizing; envenomed; catheretic[obs3], pyrotic[Med].
ruinous, disastrous, calamitous, tragical; desolating, withering;
burdensome, onerous, oppressive; cumbrous, cumbersome.
Adv. painfully &c. adj.; with pain &c. 828; deuced.
Int. hinc illae lachrymae[Lat]!
Phr. surgit amari aliquid[Lat][obs3]; the place being too hot to hold
one; the iron entering into the soul; "he jests at scars that never felt a
wound" [Romeo and Juliet]; "I must be cruel only to be kind" [Hamlet];
"what deep wounds ever closed without a scar?" [Byron].
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#831. Content. -- N. content, contentment, contentedness; complacency,
satisfaction, entire satisfaction, ease, heart's ease, peace of mind;
serenity &c. 826; cheerfulness &c. 836; ray of comfort; comfort &c. (well-
reconciliation; resignation &c. (patience) 826.
[person who is contented] waiter on Providence.
V. be content &c. adj.; rest satisfied, rest and be thankful; take the
good the gods provide, let well alone, let well enough alone, feel oneself
at home, hug oneself, lay the flattering unction to one's soul.
take up with, take in good part; accept, tolerate; consent &c. 762;
acquiesce, assent &c. 488; be reconciled to, make one's peace with; get
over it; take heart, take comfort; put up with &c. (bear) 826.
render content &c. adj.; set at ease, comfort; set one's heart at
ease, set one's mind at ease, set one's heart at rest, set one's mind at
rest; speak peace; conciliate, reconcile, win over, propitiate, disarm,
beguile; content, satisfy; gratify &c. 829.
be tolerated &c. 826; go down, go down well, go down with; do; be OK.
Adj. content, contented; satisfied &c. v.; at ease, at one's ease, at
home; with the mind at ease, sans souci[Fr], sine cura[Lat], easygoing, not
particular; conciliatory; unrepining[obs3], of good comfort; resigned &c.
(patient) 826; cheerful &c. 836.
unafflicted, unvexed[obs3], unmolested, unplagued[obs3]; serene &c.
826; at rest, snug, comfortable; in one's element.
satisfactory, tolerable, good enough, OK, all right, acceptable.
Adv. contently[obs3], contentedly, to one's heart's content; a la
bonne heure[Fr]; all for the best.
Int. amen &c. (assent) 488; very well, all the better, so much the
better, well and good; it will do, that will do; it cannot be helped.
Phr. nothing comes amiss.
"a heart with room for every joy" [Bailey]; ich habe genossen das
irdische Gluck ich habe gelebt und geliebet [Ger][Schiller]; "nor cast one
longing lingering look behind" [Gray]; "shut up in measureless content"
[Macbeth]; "sweet are the thoughts that savor of content" [R. Greene];
"their wants but few their wishes all confined" [Goldsmith]; might as well
relax and enjoy it.
#832. Discontent. -- N. discontent, discontentment; dissatisfaction;
dissent &c. 489.
disappointment, mortification; cold comfort; regret &c. 833; repining,
taking on &c. v.; heart-burning, heart-grief; querulousness &c.
(lamentation) 839; hypercriticism.
inquietude, vexation of spirit, soreness; worry, concern, fear &c.
[person who is discontented] malcontent, grumbler, growler, croaker,
dissident, dissenter, laudator temporis acti[Lat]; censurer, complainer,
cave of Adullam[obs3], indignation meeting, "winter of our discontent"
[Henry VI]; "with what I most enjoy contented least" [Shakespeare].
V. be discontented &c. adj.; quarrel with one's bread and butter;
repine; regret &c. 833; wish one at the bottom of the Red Sea; take on,
take to heart; shrug the shoulders; make a wry face, pull a long face; knit
one's brows; look blue, look black, look black as thunder, look blank, look
take in bad part, take ill; fret, chafe, make a piece of work[Fr];
grumble, croak; lament &c. 839.
cause discontent &c. n.; dissatisfy, disappoint, mortify, put out,
disconcert; cut up; dishearten.
Adj. discontented; dissatisfied &c. v.; unsatisfied, ungratified;
dissident; dissentient &c. 489; malcontent, malcontented, exigent,
repining &c. v.; regretful &c. 833; down in the mouth &c. (dejected)
in high dudgeon, in a fume, in the sulks, in the dumps, in bad humor;
glum, sulky; sour as a crab; soured, sore; out of humor, out of temper.
disappointing &c. v.; unsatisfactory.
frustrated (failure) 732.
Int. so much the worse!
Phr. that won't do, that will never do, it will never do; curtae
nescio quid semper abest rei [Lat][Horace]; ne Jupiter Quidem omnibus
placet[Lat][obs3]; "poor in abundance, famished at a feast" [Young].
#833. Regret. -- N. regret, repining; homesickness, nostalgia; mal du
pays, maladie[Fr]; lamentation &c.. 839; penitence &c. 950.
recrimination (accusation) 938.
laudator temporis acti &c. (discontent) 832[Lat].
V. regret, deplore; bewail &c. (lament) 839; repine, cast a longing
lingering look behind; rue, rue the day; repent &c. 950; infandum renovare
prey on the mind, weigh on the mind, have a weight on the mind; leave
an aching void.
Adj. regretting &c. v.; regretful; homesick.
regretted &c. v.; much to be regretted, regrettable; lamentable &c.
Adv. regrettably, unfortunately; most unfortunately.
Int. alas!; what a pity! hang it!
Phr. 'tis pity, 'tis too true; "sigh'd and look'd and sigh'd again"
[Dryden]; "I'm sorry.".
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#834. Relief. -- N. relief; deliverance; refreshment &c. 689;
easement, softening, alleviation, mitigation, palliation, soothing,
solace, consolation, comfort, encouragement.
lenitive, restorative &c. (remedy) 662; cushion &c. 215; crumb of
comfort, balm in Gilead.
V. relieve, ease, alleviate, mitigate, palliate, soothe; salve;
soften, soften down; foment, stupe[obs3], poultice; assuage, allay.
cheer, comfort, console; enliven; encourage, bear up, pat on the back,
give comfort, set at ease; gladden the heart, cheer the heart; inspirit,
remedy; cure &c. (restore) 660; refresh; pour balm into, pour oil on.
smooth the ruffled brow of care, temper the wind to the shorn lamb,
lay the flattering unction to one's soul.
disburden &c. (free) 705; take a load off one's chest, get a load off
one's chest, take off a load of care.
be relieved; breathe more freely, draw a long breath; take comfort;
dry the tears, dry the eyes, wipe the tears, wipe the eyes.
Adj. relieving &c. v.; consolatory, soothing; assuaging,
assuasive[obs3]; balmy, balsamic; lenitive, palliative; anodyne &c.
(remedial) 662; curative &c. 660.
Phr. "here comes a man of comfort" [Measure for Measure].
#835. Aggravation. -- N. aggravation, worsening, heightening;
exacerbation; exasperation; overestimation &c. 482; exaggeration &c. 549.
V. aggravate, render worse, heighten, embitter, sour; exacerbate;
exasperate, envenom; enrage, provoke, tease.
add fuel to the fire, add fuel to the flame; fan the flame &c.
(excite) 824; go from bad to worse &c. (deteriorate) 659.
Adj. aggravated &c. v.; worse, unrelieved; aggravable[obs3];
aggravating &c. v.
Adv. out of the frying pan into the fire, from bad to worse, worse and
Int. so much the worse!
#836. Cheerfulness. -- N. cheerfulness &c. adj.; geniality, gayety,
l'allegro[Fr], cheer, good humor, spirits; high spirits, animal spirits,
flow of spirits; glee, high glee, light heart; sunshine of the mind,
sunshine of the breast; gaiete de coeur[Fr], bon naturel[Fr].
liveliness &c. adj.; life, alacrity, vivacity, animation,
allegresse[obs3]; jocundity, joviality, jollity; levity; jocularity &c.
mirth, merriment, hilarity, exhilaration; laughter &c. 838;
merrymaking &c. (amusement) 840; heyday, rejoicing &c. 838; marriage bell.
nepenthe, Euphrosyne[obs3], sweet forgetfulness.
optimism &c. (hopefulness) 858; self complacency; hedonics[obs3],
V. be cheerful &c. adj.; have the mind at ease, smile, put a good face
upon, keep up one's spirits; view the bright side of the picture, view
things en couleur de rose[Fr]; ridentem dicere virum[Lat], cheer up,
brighten up, light up, bear up; chirp, take heart, cast away care, drive
dull care away, perk up.
keep a stiff upper lip.
rejoice &c. 838; carol, chirrup, lilt; frisk, rollick, give a loose to
cheer, enliven, elate, exhilarate, gladden, inspirit, animate, raise
the spirits, inspire; perk up; put in good humor; cheer the heart, rejoice
the heart; delight &c. (give pleasure) 829.
Adj. cheerful; happy &c. 827; cheery, cheerly[obs3]; of good cheer,
smiling; blithe; in spirits, in good spirits; breezy, bully, chipper
[U.S.]; in high spirits, in high feather; happy as the day is long, happy
as a king; gay as a lark; allegro; debonair; light, lightsome, light
hearted; buoyant, debonnaire, bright, free and easy, airy; janty[obs3],
jaunty, canty[obs3]; hedonic[obs3]; riant[obs3]; sprightly,
sprightful[obs3]; spry; spirited, spiritful[obs3]; lively, animated,
vivacious; brisk as a bee; sparklinly as a thrush, jolly as a
sandboy[obs3]; blithesome; gleeful, gleesome[obs3]; hilarious, rattling.
winsome, bonny, hearty, buxom.
playful, playsome[obs3]; folatre[Fr], playful as a kitten,
tricksy[obs3], frisky, frolicsome; gamesome; jocose, jocular, waggish;
mirth loving, laughter-loving; mirthful, rollicking.
elate, elated; exulting, jubilant, flushed; rejoicing &c. 838; cock-a-
cheering, inspiriting, exhilarating; cardiac, cardiacal[obs3];
pleasing &c. 829; palmy.
Adv. cheerfully &c. adj.
Int. never say die! come! cheer up! hurrah! &c. 838; "hence loathed
melancholy!" begone dull care! away with melancholy!
Phr. "a merry heart goes all the day" [A winter's Tale]; "as merry as
the day is long" [Much Ado]; ride si sapis [Lat][Martial].
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#837. Dejection. -- N. dejection; dejectedness &c. adj.; depression,
prosternation|; lowness of spirits, depression of spirits; weight on the
spirits, oppression on the spirits, damp on the spirits; low spirits, bad
spirits, drooping spirits, depressed spirits; heart sinking; heaviness of
heart, failure of heart.
heaviness &c. adj.; infestivity[obs3], gloom; weariness &c. 841;
taedium vitae, disgust of life; mal du pays &c. (regret) 833;
melancholy; sadness &c. adj.; il penseroso[It], melancholia,
dismals[obs3], blues, lachrymals[obs3], mumps[obs3], dumps, blue devils,
doldrums; vapors, megrims, spleen, horrors, hypochondriasis[Med],
pessimism; la maladie sans maladie [Fr]; despondency, slough of Despond;
disconsolateness &c. adj.; hope deferred, blank despondency; voiceless woe.
prostration of soul; broken heart; despair &c. 859; cave of despair,
cave of Trophonius
demureness &c. adj.; gravity, solemnity; long face, grave face.
hypochondriac, seek sorrow, self-tormentor, heautontimorumenos[obs3],
malade imaginaire[Fr], medecin tant pis[Fr]; croaker, pessimist; mope,
[Cause of dejection] affliction &c. 830; sorry sight; memento
mori[Lat]; damper, wet blanket, Job's comforter.
V. be dejected &c. adj.; grieve; mourn &c. (lament) 839; take on, give
way, lose heart, despond, droop, sink.
lower, look downcast, frown, pout; hang down the head; pull a long
face, make a long face; laugh on the wrong side of the mouth; grin a
ghastly smile; look blue, look like a drowned man; lay to heart, take to
mope, brood over; fret; sulk; pine, pine away; yearn; repine &c.
(regret) 833; despair &c. 859.
refrain from laughter, keep one's countenance; be grave, look grave
&c. adj.; repress a smile.
depress; discourage, dishearten; dispirit; damp, dull, deject, lower,
sink, dash, knock down, unman, prostrate, break one's heart; frown upon;
cast a gloom, cast a shade on; sadden; damp one's hopes, dash one's hopes,
wither one's hopes; weigh on the mind, lie heavy on the mind, prey on the
mind, weigh on the spirits, lie heavy on the spirits, prey on the spirits;
damp the spirits, depress the spirits.
Adj. cheerless, joyless, spiritless; uncheerful, uncheery[obs3];
unlively[obs3]; unhappy &c. 828; melancholy, dismal, somber, dark, gloomy,
triste[Fr], clouded, murky, lowering, frowning, lugubrious, funereal,
mournful, lamentable, dreadful.
dreary, flat; dull, dull as a beetle, dull as ditchwater[obs3];
depressing &c. v.
"melancholy as a gib cat"; oppressed with melancholy, a prey to
melancholy; downcast, downhearted; down in the mouth, down in one's luck;
heavy-hearted; in the dumps, down in the dumps, in the suds, in the sulks,
in the doldrums; in doleful dumps, in bad humor; sullen; mumpish[obs3],
dumpish, mopish[obs3], moping; moody, glum; sulky &c. (discontented) 832;
out of sorts, out of humor, out of heart, out of spirits; ill at ease, low
spirited, in low spirits, a cup too low; weary &c. 841; discouraged,
disheartened; desponding; chapfallen[obs3], chopfallen[obs3], jaw fallen,
sad, pensive, penseroso[It], tristful[obs3]; dolesome[obs3], doleful;
woebegone; lacrymose, lachrymose, in tears, melancholic, hypped[obs3],
hypochondriacal, bilious, jaundiced, atrabilious[obs3], saturnine,
serious, sedate, staid, stayed; grave as a judge, grave as an
undertaker, grave as a mustard pot; sober, sober as a judge, solemn,
demure; grim; grim-faced, grim-visaged; rueful, wan, long-faced.
disconsolate; unconsolable, inconsolable; forlorn, comfortless,
desolate, desole[Fr], sick at heart; soul sick, heart sick; au
desespoir[Fr]; in despair &c. 859; lost.
overcome; broken down, borne down, bowed down; heartstricken &c
(mental suffering) 828[obs3]; cut up, dashed, sunk; unnerved, unmanned;
down fallen, downtrodden; broken-hearted; careworn.
Adv. with a long face, with tears in one's eyes; sadly &c. adj.
Phr. the countenance falling; the heart failing, the heart sinking
within one; "a plague of sighing and grief" [Henry IV]; "thick-ey'd musing
and curs'd melancholy" [Henry IV]; "the sickening pang of hope deferred"
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#838. [Expression of pleasure.] Rejoicing. -- N. rejoicing,
exultation, triumph, jubilation, heyday, flush, revelling; merrymaking &c.
(amusement) 840; jubilee &c. (celebration) 883; paean, Te Deum &c.
(thanksgiving) 990[Lat]; congratulation &c. 896.
smile, simper, smirk, grin; broad grin, sardonic grin.
laughter (amusement) 840.
risibility; derision &c. 856.
Momus; Democritus the Abderite[obs3]; rollicker[obs3].
V. rejoice, thank one's stars, bless one's stars; congratulate
oneself, hug oneself; rub one's hands, clap one's hands; smack the lips,
fling up one's cap; dance, skip; sing, carol, chirrup, chirp; hurrah; cry
for joy, jump for joy, leap with joy; exult &c. (boast) 884; triumph; hold
jubilee &c. (celebrate) 883; make merry &c. (sport) 840.
laugh, raise laughter &c. (amuse) 840.
Adj. rejoicing &c. v.; jubilant, exultant, triumphant; flushed,
elated, pleased, delighted, tickled pink.
amused &c. 840; cheerful &c. 836.
laughable &c. (ludicrous) 853.
Int. hurrah! Huzza! aha[obs3]! hail! tolderolloll[obs3]! Heaven be
praised! io triumphe[obs3]! tant mieux[Fr]! so much the better.
Phr. the heart leaping with joy; ce n'est pas etre bien aise que de
rire[Fr]; "Laughter holding both his sides" [Milton]; "le roi est mort,
vive le roi"; "with his eyes in flood with laughter" [Cymbeline].
#839. [Expression of pain.] Lamentation. -- N. lament, lamentation;
wail, complaint, plaint, murmur, mutter, grumble, groan, moan, whine,
whimper, sob, sigh, suspiration, heaving, deep sigh.
cry &c. (vociferation) 411; scream, howl; outcry, wail of woe,
ululation; frown, scowl.
tear; weeping &c. v.; flood of tears, fit of crying, lacrimation,
lachrymation[obs3], melting mood, weeping and gnashing of teeth.
plaintiveness &c. adj.; languishment[obs3]; condolence &c. 915.
mourning, weeds, willow, cypress, crape, deep mourning; sackcloth and
ashes; lachrymatory[obs3]; knell &c. 363; deep death song, dirge,
coronach[obs3], nenia[obs3], requiem, elegy, epicedium[obs3]; threne[obs3];
monody, threnody; jeremiad, jeremiade|!; ullalulla[obs3].
mourner; grumbler &c. (discontent) 832; Noobe; Heraclitus.
V. lament, mourn, deplore, grieve, weep over; bewail, bemoan; condole
with &c. 915; fret &c. (suffer) 828; wear mourning, go into mourning, put
on mourning; wear the willow, wear sackcloth and ashes; infandum renovare
dolorem &c. (regret) 833[Lat][Vergil]; give sorrow words.
sigh; give a sigh, heave, fetch a sigh; "waft a sigh from Indus to the
pole" [Pope]; sigh "like a furnace" [As you Like It]; wail.
cry, weep, sob, greet, blubber, pipe, snivel, bibber[obs3], whimper,
pule; pipe one's eye; drop tears, shed tears, drop a tear, shed a tear;
melt into tears, burst into tears; fondre en larmes[Fr]; cry oneself blind,
cry one's eyes out; yammer.
scream &c. (cry out) 411; mew &c. (animal sounds) 412; groan, moan,
whine; roar; roar like a bull, bellow like a bull; cry out lustily, rend
frown, scowl, make a wry face, gnash one's teeth, wring one's hands,
tear one's hair, beat one's breast, roll on the ground, burst with grief.
complain, murmur, mutter, grumble, growl, clamor, make a fuss about,
croak, grunt, maunder; deprecate &c. (disapprove) 932.
cry out before one is hurt, complain without cause.
Adj. lamenting &c. v.; in mourning, in sackcloth and ashes; sorrowing,
sorrowful &c. (unhappy) 828; mournful, tearful; lachrymose; plaintive,
plaintful[obs3]; querulous, querimonious[obs3]; in the melting mood;
in tears, with tears in one's eyes; with moistened eyes, with watery
eyes; bathed in tears, dissolved in tears; "like Niobe all tears" [Hamlet].
Adv. de profundis[Lat]; les larmes aux yeux[Fr].
Int. heigh-ho! alas! alack[obs3]! O dear! ah me! woe is me!
lackadaisy[obs3]! well a day! lack a day! alack a day[obs3]!
wellaway[obs3]! alas the day! O tempora O mores[obs3]! what a pity!
miserabile dictu[Lat]! O lud lud[obs3]! too true!
Phr. tears standing in the eyes, tears starting from the eyes; eyes
suffused, eyes swimming, eyes brimming, eyes overflowing with tears; "if
you have tears prepare to shed them now" [Julius Caesar]; interdum lacrymae
pondera vocis habent [Lat][Ovid]; "strangled his language in his tears"
[Henry VIII]; "tears such as angels weep" [Paradise Lost].
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#840. Amusement. -- N. amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun,
game, fun and games; diversion, divertissement; reaction, solace; pastime,
passetemps[Fr], sport; labor of love; pleasure &c. 827.
relaxation; leisure &c. 685.
fun, frolic, merriment, jollity; joviality, jovialness[obs3]; heyday;
laughter &c. 838; jocosity, jocoseness[obs3]; drollery, buffoonery,
tomfoolery; mummery, pleasantry; wit &c. 842; quip, quirk.
[verbal expressions of amusement: list] giggle, titter, snigger,
snicker, crow, cheer, chuckle, shout; horse laugh, belly laugh, hearty
laugh; guffaw; burst of laughter, fit of laughter, shout of laughter, roar
of laughter, peal of laughter; cachinnation[obs3]; Kentish fire; tiger.
play; game, game at romps; gambol, romp, prank, antic, rig, lark,
spree, skylarking, vagary, monkey trick, gambade, fredaine[obs3], escapade,
echappee[Fr], bout, espieglerie[Fr]; practical joke &c. (ridicule) 856.
dance; hop, reel, rigadoon[obs3], saraband[obs3], hornpipe, bolero,
ballroom dance; minuet[ballroom dances: list], waltz, polka, fox trot,
tango, samba, rhumba, twist, stroll, hustle, cha-cha; fandango, cancan;
bayadere[obs3]; breakdown, cake-walk, cornwallis [U.S.], break dancing;
nautch-girl; shindig* [U.S.]; skirtdance[obs3], stag dance, Virginia reel,
square dance; galop[obs3], galopade[obs3]; jig, Irish jig, fling,
strathspey[obs3]; allemande[Fr]; gavot[obs3], gavotte, tarantella; mazurka,
morisco|, morris dance; quadrille; country dance, folk dance; cotillon,
Sir Roger de Coverley; ballet &c. (drama) 599; ball; bal, bal masque, bal
costume; masquerade; Terpsichore.
festivity, merrymaking; party &c. (social gathering) 892; blowout
[U.S.], hullabaloo, hoedown, bat* [U.S.], bum* [U.S.], bust*, clambake
[U.S.], donation party [U.S.], fish fry [U.S.], jamboree*, kantikoy[obs3],
nautch[obs3], randy, squantum [obs3][U.S.], tear *, Turnerfest[obs3], yule
log; fete, festival, gala, ridotto[obs3]; revels, revelry, reveling;
carnival, brawl, saturnalia, high jinks; feast, banquet &c. (food) 298;
regale, symposium, wassail; carouse, carousal; jollification, junket,
wake, Irish wake, picnic, fete champetre[Fr], regatta, field day; treat.
round of pleasures, dissipation, a short life and a merry one,
racketing, holiday making.
rejoicing &c. 838; jubilee &c. (celebration) 883.
bonfire, fireworks, feu-de-joie, firecracker.
holiday; gala day, red letter day, play day; high days and holidays;
high holiday, Bank holiday; May day, Derby day; Saint Monday, Easter
Monday, Whit Monday; Bairam[obs3]; wayz-goos[obs3], bean feast; Arbor Day,
Declaration Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving
Day; Mardi gras[Fr],mi-careme[Fr], feria[Lat], fiesta.
place of amusement, theater; hall, concert room, ballroom,
assemblyroom[obs3]; music hall.
park, plaisance[obs3]; national park, national forest, state park,
county park, city park, vest-pocket park, public park (public) 737a; arbor;
garden &c. (horticulture) 371; pleasure ground, playground, cricketground,
croquet ground, archery ground, hunting ground; tennis court, racket court;
bowling alley, green alley; croquet lawn, rink, glaciarum[obs3], skating
rink; roundabout, merry-go-round; swing; montagne Russe[Fr].
game of chance, game of skill.
athletic sports, gymnastics; archery, rifle shooting; tournament,
pugilism &c. (contention) 720; sports &c. 622; horse racing, the turf;
aquatics &c. 267; skating, sliding; cricket, tennis, lawn tennis; hockey,
football, baseball, soccer, ice hockey, basketball; rackets, fives, trap
bat and ball, battledore and shuttlecock, la grace; pall-mall,
tipcat[obs3], croquet, golf, curling, pallone[obs3], polo, water polo; tent
pegging; tilting at the ring, quintain[obs3][medeival]; greasy pole;
quoits, horseshoes, discus; rounders, lacrosse; tobogganing, water polo;
knurr and spell[obs3].
[childrens' games] leapfrog, hop skip and jump; mother may I; French
and English, tug of war; blindman's bluff, hunt the slopper[obs3], hide and
seek, kiss in the ring; snapdragon; cross questions and crooked answers.;
crisscross, hopscotch; jacks, jackstones[obs3], marbles; mumblety-peg,
mumble-the-peg, pushball, shinney, shinny, tag &c.
billiards, pool, pingpong, pyramids, bagatelle; bowls, skittles,
ninepins, kain[obs3], American bowls[obs3]; tenpins [U.S.], tivoli.
cards, card games; whist, rubber; round game; loo, cribbage,
besique[obs3], euchre, drole[obs3], ecarte[Fr], picquet[obs3],
allfours[obs3], quadrille, omber, reverse, Pope Joan, commit; boston,
boaston[obs3]; blackjack, twenty-one, vingtun[Fr]; quinze[Fr], thirty-one,
put, speculation, connections, brag, cassino[obs3], lottery, commerce,
snip-snap-snoren[obs3], lift smoke, blind hookey, Polish bank, Earl of
Coventry, Napoleon, patience, pairs; banker; blind poker, draw poker,
straight poker, stud poker; bluff, bridge, bridge whist; lotto, monte,
three-card monte, nap, penny-ante, poker, reversis[obs3], squeezers, old
maid, fright, beggar-my-neighbor; baccarat.
[cards: list] ace, king, queen, knave, jack, ten, nine, eight, seven,
six, five, four, trey, deuce; joker; trump, wild card.
[card suits: list] spades, hearts, clubs, diamonds; major suit, minor
bower; right bower, left bower; dummy; jackpot; deck.
[hands at poker: list] pair, two pair, three of a kind, straight,
flush, full-house, four of a kind, royal flush; misere &c.
[board games: list] chess, draughts, checkers, checquers, backgammon,
dominos, merelles[obs3], nine men's morris, go bang, solitaire; game of fox
and goose; monopoly; loto &c.
[obs3] scrabble[word games: list], scribbage, boggle, crossword
morra[obs3]; gambling &c. (chance) 621.
toy, plaything, bauble; doll &c. (puppet ) 554; teetotum[obs3];
knickknack &c. (trifle) 643; magic lantern &c. (show) 448; peep show,
puppet show, raree show, gallanty show[obs3]; toy shop; "quips and cranks
and wanton wiles, nods and becks and wreathed smiles" [Milton].
entertainer, showman, showgirl; dancer, tap dancer, song-and-dance
man; vaudeville act; singer; musician &c. 416.
sportsman, gamester, reveler; master of ceremonies, master of revels;
pompom girl[obs3]; arbiter elegantiarum[Lat]; arbiter bibendi[Lat], archer,
fan [U.S.], toxophilite[obs3], turfman[obs3].
V. amuse, entertain, divert, enliven; tickle the fancy; titillate,
raise a smile, put in good humor; cause laughter, create laughter, occasion
laughter, raise laughter, excite laughter, produce laughter, convulse with
laughter; set the table in a roar, be the death of one.
recreate, solace, cheer, rejoice; please &c. 829; interest; treat,
amuse oneself, game; play a game, play pranks, play tricks; sport,
disport, toy, wanton, revel, junket, feast, carouse, banquet, make merry,
drown care; drive dull care away; frolic, gambol, frisk, romp; caper; dance
&c. (leap) 309; keep up the ball; run a rig, sow one's wild oats, have
one's fling, take one's pleasure; paint the town red*; see life; desipere
in loco[Lat], play the fool.
make holiday, keep holiday; go a Maying.
while away the time, beguile the time; kill time, dally.
smile, simper, smirk; grin, grin like a Cheshire cat; mock, laugh in
one's sleeve; laugh, laugh outright; giggle, titter, snigger, crow,
snicker, chuckle, cackle; burst out, burst into a fit of laughter; shout,
shake one's sides, split one's sides, hold both one's sides; roar with
laughter, die with laughter.
Adj. amusing, entertaining, diverting &c. v.; recreational,
recreative, lusory[obs3]; pleasant &c. (pleasing) 829; laughable &c.
(ludicrous) 853; witty &c. 842; fun, festive, festal; jovial, jolly,
jocund, roguish, rompish[obs3]; playful, playful as a kitten; sportive,
funny; very funny, hilarious, uproarious, side-splitting.
amused &c. v.; "pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw" [Pope];
laughing &c. v.; risible; ready to burst, ready to split, ready to die
with laughter; convulsed with laughter, rolling in the aisles.
Adv. "on the light fantastic toe" [Milton], at play, in sport.
Int. vive la bagatelle[Fr]! vogue la galere[Fr]!
Phr. deus nobis haec otia fecit[Lat]; dum vivimus vivamus[Lat]; dulce
est desipere in loco [Lat][Horace]; "(every room) hath blazed with lights
and brayed with minstrelsy" [Timon of Athens]; misce stullitiam consiliis
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#841. Weariness. -- N. weariness, defatigation|; lassitude &c.
(fatigue) 688; drowsiness &c. 683.
disgust, nausea, loathing, sickness; satiety &c. 869; taedium vitae
&c. (dejection) 837; boredom, ennui.
wearisomeness, tediousness &c. adj.; dull work, tedium, monotony,
bore, buttonholer, proser[obs3], wet blanket; pill*, stiff*; heavy
hours, "the enemy" [time].
V. weary; tire &c. (fatigue) 688; bore; bore to death, weary to death,
tire to death, bore out of one's skull, bore out of one's life, weary out
of one's life, tire out of one's life, bore out of all patience, weary out
of all patience, wear out one's patience, tire out of all patience; set to
sleep, send to sleep; buttonhole.
pall, sicken, nauseate, disgust.
harp on the same string; drag its slow length along, drag its weary
never hear the last of; be tired of, be sick of, be tired with &c.
adj.; yawn; die with ennui.
[of journalistic articles] MEGO, my eyes glaze over.
Adj. wearying &c. v.; wearing; wearisome, tiresome, irksome;
uninteresting, stupid, bald, devoid of interest, dry, monotonous, dull,
arid, tedious, humdrum, mortal, flat; prosy, prosing; slow, soporific,
disgusting &c. v.; unenjoyed[obs3].
weary, tired &c. v.; drowsy &c. (sleepy) 683; uninterested, flagging,
used up, worn out, blase, life-weary, weary of life; sick of.
Adv. wearily &c. adj.; usque ad nauseam[Lat].
Phr. time hanging heavily on one's hands; toujours perdrix[Fr]; crambe
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#842. Wit. -- N. wit, humor, wittiness; sense of humor; attic wit,
attic salt; atticism[obs3]; salt, esprit, point, fancy, whim, drollery,
farce, buffoonery, fooling, tomfoolery; shenanigan [U.S.],
harlequinade &c. 599[obs3]; broad farce, broad humor; fun, espieglerie[Fr];
jocularity; jocosity, jocoseness[obs3]; facetiousness; waggery,
waggishness; whimsicality; comicality &c. 853.
banter, badinage, retort, repartee, smartness, ready wit, quid-pro-
quo; ridicule &c. 856.
jest, joke, jape, jibe; facetiae[Lat], levity, quips and cranks;
capital joke; canorae nugae[Lat]; standing jest, standing joke, private
joke, conceit, quip, quirk, crank, quiddity, concetto[obs3],
plaisanterie[Fr], brilliant idea; merry thought, bright thought, happy
thought; sally; flash of wit, flash of merriment; scintillation; mot[Fr],
mot pour rire [French]; witticism, smart saying, bon-mot,jeu
d'esprit[Fr],epigram; jest book; dry joke, quodlibet, cream of the jest.
word-play, jeu de mots[Fr]; play of words, play upon words; pun,
punning; double entente, double entendre &c. (ambiguity) 520[Fr]; quibble,
verbal quibble; conundrum &c. (riddle) 533; anagram, acrostic, double
acrostic, trifling, idle conceit, turlupinade|.
old joke, tired joke, flat joke, Joe Miller|!.
V. joke, jest, crack a joke, make a joke, jape, cut jokes; perpetrate
a joke; pun, perpetrate a pun; make fun of, make merry with; kid, kid
around, fool around; set the table in a roar &c. (amuse) 840.
retort; banter &c. (ridicule) 856; ridentem dicere verum[Lat]; joke at
take in jest.
[make a joke which is not funny] bomb, fall flat; go over like a lead
Adj. witty, attic; quick-witted, nimble-witted; smart; jocular,
jocose, humorous; facetious, waggish, whimsical; kidding, joking, puckish;
playful &c. 840; merry and wise; pleasant, sprightly, light,
spirituel[obs3], sparkling, epigrammatic, full of point, ben trovato[It];
comic &c. 853.
funny, amusing &c. (amusement) 840.
Adv. jokingly, in joke, in jest, in sport, in play.
Phr. adhibenda est in jocando moderatio[Lat][obs3]; "gentle dullness
ever loves a joke" [Pope]; "leave this keen encounter of our wits" [Richard
III]; just joking, just kidding; "surely you jest!".
#843. Dullness. -- N. dullness, heaviness, flatness; infestivity
[obs3] &c. 837, stupidity &c. 499; want of originality; dearth of ideas.
prose, matter of fact; heavy book, conte a dormir debout[Fr];
V. be dull &c. adj.; prose, take au serieux[Fr], be caught napping.
render dull &c. adj.; damp, depress, throw cold water on, lay a wet
blanket on; fall flat upon the ear.
no joke, serious matter (importance) 642.
Adj. dull, dull as ditch water; unentertaining, uninteresting, flat,
dry as dust; unfunny, unlively[obs3], logy [U.S.]; unimaginative;
insulse[obs3]; dry as dust; prosy, prosing, prosaic; matter of fact,
commonplace, pedestrian, pointless; "weary stale flat and unprofitable"
stupid, slow, flat, insipid, vapid, humdrum, monotonous; melancholic
&c. 837; stolid &c. 499; plodding.
boring, tiresome, tedious &c. 841.
Phr. davus sum non Aedipus[obs3]; deadly dull and boring, DDB[abbr].
#844. Humorist. -- N. humorist, wag, wit, reparteeist[obs3],
epigrammatist, punster; bel esprit, life of the party; wit-snapper, wit-
cracker, wit-worm; joker, jester, Joe Miller|!, drole de corps[obs3],
gaillard[obs3], spark; bon diable[Fr]; practical joker.
buffoon, farceur[French], merry-andrew, mime, tumbler, acrobat,
mountebank, charlatan, posturemaster[obs3], harlequin, punch,
pulcinella[obs3], scaramouch[obs3], clown; wearer of the cap and bells,
wearer of the motley; motley fool; pantaloon, gypsy; jack-pudding, jack in
the green, jack a dandy; wiseacre, wise guy, smartass [coll.]; fool &c.
zany, madcap; pickle-herring, witling[obs3], caricaturist,
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2. Discriminative Affections
#845. Beauty. -- N. beauty, the beautiful,
[Science of the perception of beauty] aesthetics, callaesthetics|!.
[of people] pulchritude, form elegance, grace, beauty unadorned,
natural beauty; symmetry &c. 242; comeliness, fairness &c. adj.; polish,
gloss; good effect, good looks; belle tournure[obs3]; trigness[obs3];
bloom, brilliancy, radiance, splendor, gorgeousness, magnificence;
concinnity[obs3], delicacy, refinement; charm, je ne sais quoi[Fr],
Venus, Aphrodite[obs3], Hebe, the Graces, Peri, Houri, Cupid,
Apollo[obs3], Hyperion, Adonis[obs3], Antionous[obs3], Narcissus.
peacock, butterfly; garden; flower of, pink of; bijou; jewel &c.
(ornament) 847; work of art.
flower, flow'ret gay[obs3], wildflower; rose[flowers: list], lily,
anemone, asphodel, buttercup, crane's bill, daffodil, tulip, tiger lily,
day lily, begonia, marigold, geranium, lily of the valley,
ranunculus[ISA:herb@flowering], rhododendron, windflower.
pleasurableness &c 829.
beautifying; landscaping, landscape gardening; decoration &c. 847;
[person who is beautiful] beauty; hunk [of men].
V. be beautiful &c. adj.; shine, beam, bloom; become one &c. (accord)
23; set off, grace.
render beautiful &c. adj.; beautify; polish, burnish; gild &c.
(decorate) 847; set out.
"snatch a grace beyond the reach of art" [Pope].
Adj. beautiful, beauteous; handsome; gorgeous; pretty; lovely,
graceful, elegant, prepossessing; attractive &c. (inviting) 615; delicate,
dainty, refined; fair, personable, comely, seemly; bonny [Scottish]; good-
looking; well-favored, well-made, well-formed, well-proportioned; proper,
shapely; symmetrical &c. (regular) 242; harmonious &c. (color) 428;
fit to be seen, passable, not amiss.
goodly, dapper, tight, jimp[obs3]; gimp; janty[obs3], jaunty; trig,
natty, quaint, trim, tidy,neat, spruce, smart, tricksy[obs3].
bright, bright eyed; rosy cheeked, cherry cheeked; rosy, ruddy;
blooming, in full bloom.
brilliant, shining; beamy[obs3], beaming; sparkling, splendid,
resplendent, dazzling, glowing; glossy, sleek.
rich, superb, magnificent, grand, fine, sublime, showy, specious.
artistic, artistical[obs3]; aesthetic; picturesque, pictorial; fait a
peindre[Fr]; well-composed, well grouped, well varied; curious.
enchanting &c. (pleasure-giving) 829; becoming &c. (accordant) 23;
ornamental &c. 847.
undeformed, undefaced, unspotted; spotless &c. (perfect) 650.
Phr. auxilium non leve vultus habet [Lat][Ovid]; "beauty born of
murmuring sound" [Wordsworth]; "flowers preach to us if we will hear" [C.G.
Rossetti]; gratior ac pulchro veniens in corpore virtus [Lat][Vergil];
"none but the brave deserve the fair" [Dryden]; "thou who hast the fatal
gift of beauty" [Byron].
#846. Ugliness. -- N. ugliness &c. adj.; deformity, inelegance;
acomia[obs3]; disfigurement &c. (blemish) 848; want of symmetry,
inconcinnity[obs3]; distortion &c. 243; squalor &c. (uncleanness) 653.
forbidding countenance, vinegar aspect, hanging look, wry face,
"spretae injuria formae" [Vergil].
[person who is ugly] eyesore, object, witch, hag, figure, sight,
fright; monster; dog[coll.], woofer[coll.], pig[coll.]; octopus, specter,
scarecrow, harridan|!, satyr|!, toad, monkey, baboon, Caliban,
Aesop[obs3], "monstrum horrendum informe ingens cui lumen ademptum"
V. be ugly &c. adj.; look ill, grin horribly a ghastly smile, make
render ugly &c. adj.; deface; disfigure, defigure|; distort &c. 23;
blemish &c. (injure) 659; soil &c. (render unclean) 653.
Adj. ugly, ugly as sin, ugly as a toad, ugly as a scarecrow, ugly as a
dead monkey; plain, bald (unadorned) 849; homely; ordinary,
unornamental[obs3], inartistic; unsightly, unseemly, uncomely, unlovely;
unshapely; sightless, seemless[obs3]; not fit to be seen;
unbeauteous[obs3], unbeautiful; beautiless[obs3], semibeautiful; shapeless
&c. (amorphous) 241.
misshapen, misproportioned[obs3]; monstrous; gaunt &c. (thin) 203;
dumpy &c. (short) 201; curtailed of its fair proportions; ill-made, ill-
shaped, ill-proportioned; crooked &c. (distorted) 243; hard featured, hard
visaged; ill-favored, hard-favored, evil-favored; ill-looking;
unprepossessing, unattractive, uninviting, unpleasing.
graceless, inelegant; ungraceful, ungainly, uncouth, stiff; rugged,
rough, gross, rude, awkward, clumsy, slouching, rickety; gawky; lumping,
lumpish[obs3]; lumbering; hulky[obs3], hulking; unwieldy.
squalid, haggard; grim, grim faced, grim visaged; grisly, ghastly;
ghost like, death like; cadaverous, grewsome[obs3], gruesome.
frightful, hideous, odious, uncanny, forbidding; repellant, repulsive,
repugnant, grotesque, bizarre; grody [coll.], grody to the max [coll.];
horrid, horrible; shocking &c. (painful) 830.
foul &c. (dirty) 653; dingy &c. (colorless) 429; gaudy &c. (color)
428; disfigured &c. v.; discolored.
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#847. Ornament. -- N. ornament, ornamentation, ornamental art;
ornature[obs3], ornateness; adornment, decoration, embellishment;
architecture; jewelry &c. 847a.
[surface coatings for wood: list] garnish, polish, varnish, French
polish, veneer, japanning, lacquer.
[surface coatings for metal] gilding, plating, ormolu, enamel,
[surface coatings for human skin] cosmetics[in general], makeup; eye
shadow[list], rouge, face powder, lipstick, blush.
[ornamental surface pattern: list] pattern, diaper, powdering,
paneling, graining, pargeting[obs3]; detail; repousse (convexity) 250;
texture &c. 329; richness; tracery, molding, fillet, listel[obs3],
strapwork[obs3], coquillage[Fr], flourish, fleur-de-lis[Fr], arabesque,
fret, anthemion[obs3]; egg and tongue, egg and dart; astragal[obs3],
zigzag, acanthus, cartouche; pilaster &c. (projection) 250; bead, beading;
champleve ware[Fr], cloisonne ware; frost work, Moresque[Lat], Morisco,
[ornamental cloth] embroidery; brocade, brocatelle[obs3], galloon,
lace, fringe, trapping, border, edging, trimming; hanging, tapestry, arras;
millinery, ermine; drap d'or[Fr].
wreath, festoon, garland, chaplet, flower, nosegay, bouquet, posy,
"daisies pied and violets blue"
tassel[L.L.L.], knot; shoulder knot, apaulette[obs3], epaulet,
aigulet[obs3], frog; star, rosette, bow; feather, plume, pompom[obs3],
finery, frippery, gewgaw, gimcrack, tinsel, spangle, clinquant[obs3],
pinchbeck, paste; excess of ornament &c. (vulgarity) 851; gaud, pride.
[ornamentation of text] illustration, illumination, vignette.
fleuron[obs3]; head piece[Fr], tail piece[Fr]; cul-de-lampe[Fr];
flowers of rhetoric &c. 577; work of art.
V. ornament, embellish, enrich, decorate, adorn, bead, beautify,
smarten, furbish, polish, gild, varnish, whitewash, enamel, japan,
lacquer, paint, grain.
garnish, trim, dizen[obs3], bedizen, prink[obs3], prank; trick out,
fig out; deck, bedeck, dight[obs3], bedight[obs3], array; begawd[obs3],
titivate[obs3]; dress, dress up; spangle, bespangle, powder; embroider,
work; chase, emboss, fret, emblazon; illuminate; illustrate.
become &c. (accord with) 23.
Adj. ornamented, beautified &c. v.; ornate, rich, gilt, begilt[obs3],
tesselated, festooned; champleve[Fr], cloisonne, topiary.
smart, gay, trickly[obs3], flowery, glittering; new gilt, new
spangled; fine as a Mayday queen, fine as a fivepence[obs3], fine as a
carrot fresh scraped; pranked out, bedight[obs3], well-groomed.
in full dress &c. (fashion) 852; dressed to kill, dressed to the
nines, dressed to advantage; in Sunday best, en grand tenue[Fr], en grande
toilette[Fr]; in best bib and tucker, endimanche[Fr].
showy, flashy; gaudy &c. (vulgar) 851; garish, gairish|!; gorgeous.
ornamental, decorative; becoming &c. (accordant) 23.
#847a. Jewelry -- N. jewel[ornaments worn by people on the
body][general], jewelry, jewellery[obs3]; bijoutry|!; bijou,
bijouterie[Fr]; trinket; fine jewelry; costume jewelry, junk jewelry; gem,
gemstone, precious stone.
[forms of jewelry: list] necklace, bracelet, anklet; earring; locket,
pendant, charm bracelet; ring, pinky ring; carcanet[obs3]; chain,
chatelaine; broach, pin, lapel pin, torque.
[gemstones: list] diamond, brilliant, rock[coll.]; beryl, emerald;
chalcedony, agate, heliotrope; girasol[obs3], girasole[obs3]; onyx, plasma;
sard[obs3], sardonyx; garnet, lapis lazuli, opal, peridot[ISA:gemstone],
tourmaline, chrysolite; sapphire, ruby, synthetic ruby; spinel, spinelle;
balais[obs3]; oriental, oriental topaz; turquois[obs3], turquoise; zircon,
cubic zirconia; jacinth, hyacinth, carbuncle, amethyst; alexandrite[obs3],
cat's eye, bloodstone, hematite, jasper, moonstone, sunstone[obs3].
[jewelry materials derived from living organisms] pearl, cultured
pearl, fresh-water pearl; mother of pearl; coral.
[person who sells jewels] jeweler.
[person who studies gemstones] gemologist; minerologist.
[person who cuts gemstones] lapidary, lapidarian.
[study of gemstones] gemology, gemmology; minerology.
V. shine like a diamond.
Adj. bejeweled; diamond &c. n[gemstones]..
#848. Blemish. -- N. blemish, disfigurement, deformity;
adactylism[obs3]; flaw, defect &c. (imperfection) 651; injury &c.
(deterioration) 659; spots on the sun|!; eyesore.
stain, blot; spot, spottiness; speck, speckle, blur.
tarnish, smudge; dirt &c. 653.
[blemish on a person's skin: list] freckle, mole, macula[Anat], patch,
blotch, birthmark; blobber lip[obs3], blubber lip; blain[obs3], maculation,
; scar, wem|; pustule; whelk; excrescence, pimple &c. (protuberance) 250.
V. disfigure &c. (injure) 659; speckle.
Adj. pitted, freckled, discolored; imperfect &c. 651; blobber-lipped,
bloodshot; injured &c. (deteriorated) 659.
#849. Simplicity. -- N. simplicity; plainness, homeliness; undress,
V. be simple &c. adj.
render simple &c. adj.; simplify, uncomplicate.
Adj. simple, plain; homely, homespun; ordinary, household.
unaffected; ingenuous, sincere (artless) 703; free from affectation,
free from ornament; simplex munditiis [Lat][Horace]; sans facon[Fr], en
chaste, inornate[obs3], severe.
unadorned, bare, unornamented, undecked[obs3], ungarnished,
unarranged[obs3], untrimmed, unvarnished.
bald, flat, dull.
Phr. veritatis simplex oratio est[Lat].
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#850. [Good taste.] Taste. -- N. taste; good taste, refined taste,
cultivated taste; delicacy, refinement, fine feeling, gust, gusto, tact,
finesse; nicety &c. (discrimination) 465;
judgment, discernment &c. 465.
dilettantism, dilettanteism; virtu; fine art; culture, cultivation.
[Science of taste] aesthetics.
man of taste &c.; connoisseur, judge, critic, conoscente, virtuoso,
amateur, dilettante, Aristarchus[obs3], Corinthian, arbiter
elegantiarum[Lat], stagirite[obs3], euphemist.
"caviare to the general" [Hamlet].
V. appreciate, judge, criticise, discriminate &c. 465
Adj. in good taste, cute, tasteful, tasty; unaffected, pure, chaste,
classical, attic; cultivated, refined; dainty; esthetic, aesthetic,
artistic; elegant &c 578; euphemistic.
to one's taste, to one's mind; after one's fancy; comme il faut[Fr];
tire a quatre epingles[Fr].
Adv. elegantly &c. adj.
Phr. nihil tetigit quod non ornavit [Lat][from Johnson's epitaph on
Goldsmith]; chacun a son gout[Fr]; oculi pictura tenentur aures cantibus
#851. [Bad taste.] Vulgarity. -- N. vulgarity, vulgarism; barbarism,
Vandalism, Gothicism|!; mauvis gout[Fr], bad taste; gaucherie, awkwardness,
want of tact; ill-breeding &c. (discourtesy) 895.
courseness &c. adj[obs3].; indecorum, misbehavior.
lowness, homeliness; low life, mauvais ton[Fr], rusticity; boorishness
&c. adj.; brutality; rowdyism, blackguardism[obs3]; ribaldry; slang &c.
bad joke, mauvais plaisanterie[Fr].
[Excess of ornament] gaudiness, tawdriness; false ornament; finery,
frippery, trickery, tinsel, gewgaw, clinquant[obs3]; baroque, rococo.
rough diamond, tomboy, hoyden, cub, unlicked cub[obs3]; clown &c.
(commonalty) 876; Goth, Vandal, Boeotian; snob, cad, gent; parvenu &c. 876;
frump, dowdy; slattern &c. 653.
V. be vulgar &c. adj.; misbehave; talk shop, smell of the shop.
Adj. in bad taste vulgar, unrefined.
coarse, indecorous, ribald, gross; unseemly, unbeseeming[obs3],
unpresentable[obs3]; contra bonos mores[Lat]; ungraceful &c. (ugly) 846.
dowdy; slovenly &c. (dirty) 653; ungenteel, shabby genteel; low,
common, hoi polloi[Grk] &c. (plebeian) 876; uncourtly[obs3]; uncivil &c.
(discourteous) 895; ill bred, ill mannered; underbred; ungentlemanly,
ungentlemanlike; unladylike, unfeminine; wild, wild as an unbacked colt.
untutored, unschooled (ignorant) 491.
unkempt. uncombed, untamed, unlicked[obs3], unpolished, uncouth;
plebeian; incondite[obs3]; heavy, rude, awkward; homely, homespun, home
bred; provincial, countrified, rustic; boorish, clownish; savage, brutish,
blackguard, rowdy, snobbish; barbarous, barbaric; Gothic,
unclassical[obs3], doggerel, heathenish, tramontane, outlandish;
obsolete &c. (antiquated) 124; unfashionable; newfangled &c.
(unfamiliar) 83; odd &c. (ridiculous) 853.
particular; affected &c. 855; meretricious; extravagant, monstrous,
horrid; shocking &c. (painful) 830.
gaudy, tawdry, overornamented, baroque, rococo; bedizened, tricked
out, gingerbread; obtrusive.
#852. Fashion. -- N. fashion, style, ton, bon ton|!, society; good
society, polite society; monde[Fr]; drawing-room, civilized life,
civilization, town, beau monde[Fr], high life, court; world; fashionable
world, gay world; Vanity Fair; show &c. (ostentation) 822.
manners, breeding &c. (politeness) 894; air, demeanor &c. (appearance)
448; savoir faire[Fr]; gentlemanliness[obs3], gentility, decorum,
propriety, biensance[Fr]; conventions of society; Mrs. Grundy; punctilio;
form, formality; etiquette, point of etiquette; dress &c. 225.
custom &c. 613; mode, vogue, go; rage &c. (desire) 865; prevailing
taste; fad, trend, bandwagon, furore[obs3], thing, in thing, craze, chic,
man of fashion, woman of fashion, man of the world, woman of the
world; height of fashion, pink of fashion, star of fashion, glass of
fashion, leader of fashion; arbiter elegantiarum &c. (taste) 850[Lat]; the
beautiful people, the fashion set, upper ten thousand &c. (nobility) 875;
elite &c. (distinction) 873; smart set; the four hundred [U.S.]; in crowd.
V. be fashionable &c. adj., be the rage &c. n.; have a run, pass
follow the fashion, conform to the fashion, fall in with the fashion,
follow the trend, follow the crowd &c. n.; go with the stream &c.
(conform) 82; savoir vivre[Fr], savoir faire[Fr]; keep up appearances,
set the fashion, bring in the fashion; give a tone to society, cut a
figure in society; keep one's carriage.
Adj. fashionable; in fashion &c. n.; a la mode, comme il faut[Fr];
admitted in society, admissible in society &c. n.; presentable;
conventional &c. (customary) 613; genteel; well-bred, well mannered, well
behaved, well spoken; gentlemanlike[obs3], gentlemanly; ladylike; civil,
polite &c. (courteous) 894.
polished, refined, thoroughbred, courtly; distingue[Fr];
unembarrassed, degage[Fr]; janty[obs3], jaunty; dashing, fast.
modish, stylish, chic, trendy, recherche; newfangled &c. (unfamiliar)
83; all the rage, all the go|!; with it, in, faddish.
in court, in full dress, in evening dress; en grande tenue[Fr] &c.
Adv. fashionably &c. adj.; for fashion's sake.
Phr. a la francaise, a la parisienne; a l' anglaise[Fr], a l'
americaine[Fr]; autre temps autre mauers[Fr]; chaque pays a sa guise[Fr].
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#853. Ridiculousness. -- N. ridiculousness &c. adj.; comicality,
oddity &c. adj.; extravagance, drollery.
farce, comedy; burlesque &c. (ridicule) 856; buffoonery &c. (fun) 840;
frippery; doggerel verses; absurdity &c. 497; bombast &c. (unmeaning) 517;
anticlimax, bathos; eccentricity, monstrosity &c. (unconformity) 83;
laughingstock &c. 857.
V. be ridiculous &c. adj.; pass from the sublime to the ridiculous;
make one laugh; play the fool, make a fool of oneself, commit an absurdity.
Adj. ridiculous, ludicrous; comical; droll, funny, laughable, pour
rire, grotesque, farcical, odd; whimsical, whimsical as a dancing bear;
fanciful, fantastic, queer, rum, quizzical, quaint, bizarre; screaming;
eccentric &c. (unconformable) 83; strange, outlandish, out of the way,
baroque, weird; awkward &c. (ugly) 846.
extravagant, outre, monstrous, preposterous, bombastic, inflated,
stilted, burlesque, mock heroic.
drollish; seriocomic, tragicomic; gimcrack, contemptible &c.
(unimportant) 643; doggerel; ironical &c. (derisive) 856; risible.
Phr. risum teneatis amici [Horace]; rideret Heraclitus; du sublime au
ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas [Napoleon].
#854. Fop. -- N. fop, fine gentleman; swell; dandy, dandiprat|!;
exquisite, coxcomb, beau, macaroni, blade, blood, buck, man about town,
fast man; fribble, milliner|!; Jemmy Jessamy|!, carpet knight; masher,
fine lady, coquette; flirt, vamp.
#855. Affectation. -- N. affectation; affectedness &c. adj.; acting a
part &c. v.; pretense &c. (falsehood) 544, (ostentation) 882; boasting &c.
charlatanism, quackery, shallow profundity; pretension, airs,
pedantry, purism, precisianism, euphuism; teratology &c. (altiloquence)
mannerism, simagree, grimace.
conceit, foppery, dandyism, man millinery, coxcombry, puppyism.
stiffness, formality, buckram; prudery, demureness, coquetry, mock
modesty, minauderie, sentimentalism; mauvais honte, false shame.
affector, performer, actor; pedant, pedagogue, doctrinaire, purist,
euphuist, mannerist; grimacier; lump of affectation, precieuse
ridicule[Fr], bas bleu[Fr], blue stocking, poetaster; prig; charlatan &c.
(deceiver) 548; petit maitre &c. (fop) 854; flatterer &c. 935; coquette,
V. affect, act a part, put on; give oneself airs &c. (arrogance) 885;
boast &c. 884; coquet; simper, mince, attitudinize, pose; flirt a fan;
Adj. affected, full of affectation, pretentious, pedantic, stilted,
stagy, theatrical, big-sounding, ad captandum; canting, insincere.
not natural, unnatural; self-conscious; maniere; artificial;
overwrought, overdone, overacted; euphuist &c. 577.
stiff, starch, formal, prim, smug, demure, tire a quatre epingles,
quakerish, puritanical, prudish, pragmatical, priggish, conceited,
coxcomical, foppish, dandified; finical, finikin; mincing, simpering,
Phr. "conceit in weakest bodies strongest works" [Hamlet].
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#856. Ridicule. -- N. ridicule, derision; sardonic smile, sardonic
grin; irrision[obs3]; scoffing &c. (disrespect) 929; mockery, quiz|!,
banter, irony, persiflage, raillery, chaff, badinage; quizzing &c. v.;
squib, satire, skit, quip, quib[obs3], grin.
parody, burlesque, travesty, travestie[obs3]; farce &c. (drama) 599;
buffoonery &c. (fun) 840; practical joke; horseplay.
scorn, contempt &c. 930.
V. ridicule[transitive], deride, mock, taunt; snigger; laugh in
one's sleeve; tease[ridicule lightly], badinage, banter, rally, chaff,
joke, twit, quiz, roast; haze [U.S.]; tehee[obs3]; fleer[obs3]; show up.
[i.p.] play upon, play tricks upon; fool to the top of one's bent;
laugh at, grin at, smile at; poke fun at.
satirize, parody, caricature, burlesque, travesty.
turn into ridicule; make merry with; make fun of, make game of, make a
fool of, make an April fool of[obs3]; rally; scoff &c. (disrespect) 929.
raise a laugh &c. (amuse) 840; play the fool, make a fool of oneself.
Adj. derisory, derisive; mock, mocking; sarcastic, ironic, ironical,
quizzical, burlesque, Hudibrastic[obs3]; scurrilous &c. (disrespectful)
Adv. in ridicule &c. n.
#857. [Object and cause of ridicule.] Laughingstock. -- N.
laughingstock, jestingstock[obs3], gazingstock[obs3]; butt, game, fair
game; April fool &c. (dupe) 547[obs3].
original, oddity; queer fish, odd fish; quiz, square toes; old monkey,
old fogey, fogey monkey, fogy monkey; buffoon &c. (jester) 844; pantomimist
&c. (actor) 599.
jest &c. (wit) 842.
Phr. dum vitant stulti vitia in contraria currunt[Lat].
3. PROSPECTIVE AFFECTIONS
#858. Hope. -- N. hope, hopes; desire &c. 865; fervent hope, sanguine
expectation, trust, confidence, reliance; faith &c. (belief) 484; affiance,
assurance; secureness, security; reassurance.
good omen, good auspices; promise, well grounded hopes; good prospect,
bright prospect; clear sky.
assumption, presumption; anticipation &c. (expectation) 507.
hopefulness, buoyancy, optimism, enthusiasm, heart of grace,
[person who is hopeful] optimist, utopian, utopist[obs3].
castles in the air, castles in Spain, chateaux en Espagne[Fr], le pot
aut lait[Fr], Utopia, millennium; day dream, golden dream; dream of
Alnaschar[obs3]; airy hopes, fool's paradise; mirage &c. (fallacies of
vision) 443; fond hope.
beam of hope, ray of hope, gleam of hope, glimmer of hope, flash of
hope, dawn of hope, star of hope; cheer; bit of blue sky, silver lining,
silver lining of the cloud, bottom of Pandora's box, balm in Gilead; light
at the end of the tunnel.
anchor, sheet anchor, mainstay; staff &c. (support) 215; heaven &c.
V. hope, trust, confide, rely on, put one's trust in; lean upon; pin
one's hope upon, pin one's faith upon &c. (believe) 484.
feel hope, entertain hope, harbor hope, indulge hope, cherish hope,
feed hope, foster hope, nourish hope, encourage hope, cling to hope, live
in hope, &c. n.; see land; feel assured, rest assured, feel confident, rest
confident &c. adj.
presume; promise oneself; expect &c. (look forward to) 507.
hope for &c. (desire) 865; anticipate.
be hopeful &c. adj.; look on the bright side of, view on the sunny
side, voir en couleur de rose[Fr], make the best of it, hope for the best;
put a good face upon, put a bold face upon, put the best face upon; keep
one's spirits up; take heart, take heart of grace; be of good heart, be of
good cheer; flatter oneself, "lay the flattering unction to one's soul"
catch at a straw[hamlet], hope against hope, reckon one's chickens
before they are hatched, count one's chickens before they are hatched.
[cause hope] give hope, inspire hope, raise hope, hold out hope &c.
n.; promise, bid fair, augur well, be in a fair way, look up, flatter,
tell a flattering tale; raise expectations[sentient subject]; encourage,
cheer, assure, reassure, buoy up, embolden.
Adj. hoping &c. v.; in hopes &c. n.; hopeful, confident; secure &c.
(certain) 484; sanguine, in good heart, buoyed up, buoyant, elated,
flushed, exultant, enthusiastic; heartsome[obs3]; utopian.
unsuspecting, unsuspicious; fearless, free from fear, free from
suspicion, free from distrust, free from despair, exempt from fear, exempt
from suspicion, exempt from distrust, exempt from despair;
undespairing[obs3], self reliant.
probable, on the high road to; within sight of shore, within sight of
land; promising, propitious; of promise, full of promise; of good omen;
auspicious, de bon augure[Fr]; reassuring; encouraging, cheering,
inspiriting, looking up, bright, roseate, couleur de rose[Fr], rose-
Adv. hopefully &c. adj.
Int. God speed!
Phr. nil desperandum [Lat][Horace]; never say die, dum spiro
spero[Lat], latet scintillula forsan[Lat], all is for the best, spero
meliora[Lat]; every cloud has a silver lining; "the wish being father to
the thought" [Henry IV]; "hope told a flattering tale"; rusticus expectat
dum defluat amnis[Lat][obs3].
at spes non fracta[Lat]; ego spem prietio non emo [Lat][Terence]; un
Dieu est ma fiance[Fr]; "hope! thou nurse of young desire" [Bickerstaff];
in hoc signo spes mea[Lat]; in hoc signo vinces[Lat]; la speranza e il pan
de miseri[It]; l'esperance est le songe d'un homme eveille[Fr]; "the
mighty hopes that make us men" [Tennyson]; "the sickening pang of hope
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#859. [Absence, want or loss of hope.] Hopelessness. -- N.
hopelessness &c. adj.; despair, desperation; despondency, depression &c.
(dejection) 837; pessimism, pessimist; Job's comforter; bird of bad omen,
bird of ill omen.
abandonment, desolation; resignation, surrender, submission &c. 725.
hope deferred, dashed hopes; vain expectation &c. (disappointment)
airy hopes &c. &c 858; forlorn hope; gone case, dead duck, gone coon*
[U.S.]; goner*; bad job, bad business; enfant perdu[Fr]; gloomy horizon,
black spots in the horizon; slough of Despond, cave of Despair;
V. despair; lose all hope, give up all hope, abandon all hope,
relinquish all hope, lose the hope of, give up the hope of, abandon the
hope of, relinquish the hope of; give up, give over; yield to despair;
falter; despond &c. (be dejected) 837; jeter le manche apres la cognee[Fr].
inspire despair, drive to despair &c. n.; disconcert; dash one's
hopes, crush one's hopes, destroy one's hopes; hope against hope.
abandon; resign, surrender, submit &c. 725.
Adj. hopeless, desperate, despairing, gone, in despair, au
desespoir[Fr], forlorn, desolate; inconsolable &c. (dejected) 837; broken
unpromising, unpropitious; inauspicious, ill-omened, threatening,
out of the question, not to be thought of; impracticable &c. 471; past
hope, past cure, past mending, past recall; at one's last gasp &c. (death)
360; given up, given over.
incurable, cureless, immedicable, remediless, beyond remedy;
incorrigible; irreparable, irremediable, irrecoverable, irreversible,
irretrievable, irreclaimable, irredeemable, irrevocable; ruined, undone;
Phr. "lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate" [Dante]; its days are
numbered; the worst come to the worst; "no change, no pause, no hope, yet I
endure" [Shelley]; "O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon" [Milton];
"mene mene tekel upharson" [Old Testament].
#860. Fear. -- N. fear, timidity, diffidence, want of confidence;
apprehensiveness, fearfulness &c. adj.; solicitude, anxiety, care,
apprehension, misgiving; feeze [obs3][U.S.]; mistrust &c. (doubt) 485;
suspicion, qualm; hesitation &c. (irresolution) 605.
nervousness, restlessness &c. adj.; inquietude, disquietude, worry,
concern; batophobia[obs3]; heartquake[obs3]; flutter, trepidation, fear and
trembling, perturbation, tremor, quivering, shaking, trembling, throbbing
heart, palpitation, ague fit, cold sweat; abject fear &c. (cowardice) 862;
mortal funk, heartsinking[obs3], despondency; despair &c. 859.
fright; affright, affrightment[obs3]; boof alarm[obs3][U.S.], dread,
awe, terror, horror, dismay, consternation, panic, scare, stampede [of
intimidation, terrorism, reign of terror.
[Object of fear] bug bear, bugaboo; scarecrow; hobgoblin &c. (demon)
980; nightmare, Gorgon, mormo[obs3], ogre, Hurlothrumbo[obs3], raw head and
bloody bones, fee-faw-fum, bete noire[Fr], enfant terrible[Fr].
alarmist &c. (coward) 862.
V. fear, stand in awe of; be afraid &c. adj.; have qualms &c. n.;
apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust &c. (disbelieve) 485.
hesitate &c. (be irresolute) 605; falter, funk, cower, crouch; skulk
&c. (cowardice) 862; "let 'I dare not' wait upon 'I would'"; take fright,
take alarm; start, wince, flinch, shy, shrink; fly &c. (avoid) 623.
tremble, shake; shiver, shiver in one's shoes; shudder, flutter; shake
like an aspen leaf, tremble like an aspen leaf, tremble all over; quake,
quaver, quiver, quail.
grow pale, turn pale; blench, stand aghast; not dare to say one's soul
is one's own.
inspire fear, excite fear, inspire awe, excite awe; raise
aprehensions[obs3]; be in a daze, bulldoze [U. S.]; faze, feeze [obs3][U.
S.]; give an alarm, raise an alarm, sound an alarm; alarm, startle, scare,
cry "wolf," disquiet, dismay; fright, frighten, terrify; astound; fright
from one's propriety; fright out of one's senses, fright out of one's wits,
fright out of one's seven senses; awe; strike all of a heap, strike an awe
into, strike terror; harrow up the soul, appall, unman, petrify, horrify;
pile on the agony.
make one's flesh creep, make one's hair stand on end, make one's blood
run cold, make one's teeth chatter; take away one's breath, stop one's
breath; make one tremble &c.
haunt; prey on the mind, weigh on the mind.
put in fear, put in bodily fear; terrorize, intimidate, cow, daunt,
overawe, abash, deter, discourage; browbeat, bully; threaten &c. 909.
Adj. fearing &c. v.; frightened &c. v.; in fear, in a fright &c. n.;
haunted with the fear of &c. n.; afeard[obs3].
afraid, fearful; timid, timorous; nervous, diffident, coy, faint-
hearted, tremulous, shaky, afraid of one's shadow, apprehensive, restless,
fidgety; more frightened than hurt.
aghast; awe-stricken, horror-stricken, terror-stricken, panic-
stricken, awestruck, awe-stricken, horror-struck; frightened to death,
white as a sheet; pale, pale as a ghost, pale as death, pale as ashes;
breathless, in hysterics.
inspiring fear &c. v.; alarming; formidable, redoubtable; perilous &c.
(danger) 665; portentous; fearful; dread, dreadful; fell; dire, direful;
shocking; terrible, terrific; tremendous; horrid, horrible, horrific;
ghastly; awful, awe-inspiring; revolting &c. (painful) 830; Gorgonian.
Adv. in terrorem[Lat].
Int. "angels and ministers of grace defend us!" [Hamlet].
Phr. ante tubam trepidat[Latin]; horresco referens[Latin], one's heart
failing one, obstupui steteruntque comae et vox faucibus haesit
"a dagger of the mind" [Macbeth]; expertus metuit [Lat][Horace];
"fain would I climb but that I fear to fall" [Raleigh]; "fear is the parent
of cruelty" [Froude]; "Gorgons and hydras and chimeras dire" [Paradise
Lost]; omnia tuta timens [Latin][Vergil]; "our fears do make us traitors"
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#861. [Absence of fear.] Courage. -- N. courage, bravery, valor;
resoluteness, boldness &c. adj.; spirit, daring, gallantry, intrepidity;
contempt of danger, defiance of danger; derring-do; audacity; rashness &c.
863; dash; defiance &c. 715; confidence, self-reliance.
manliness, manhood; nerve, pluck, mettle, game; heart, heart of grace;
spunk, guts, face, virtue, hardihood, fortitude, intestinal fortitude;
firmness &c. (stability) 150; heart of oak; bottom, backbone, spine &c.
(perseverance) 604a. resolution &c. (determination) 604; bulldog courage.
prowess, heroism, chivalry.
exploit, feat, achievement; heroic deed, heroic act; bold stroke.
man, man of mettle; hero, demigod, Amazon, Hector; lion, tiger,
panther, bulldog; gamecock, fighting-cock; bully, fire eater &c. 863.
V. be courageous &c. adj.; dare, venture, make bold; face danger,
front danger, affront danger, confront danger, brave danger, defy danger,
despise danger, mock danger; look in the face; look full in the face, look
boldly in the face, look danger in the face; face; meet, meet in front;
brave, beard; defy &c. 715.
take courage, muster courage, summon up courage, pluck up courage;
nerve oneself, take heart; take heart, pluck up heart of grace; hold up
one's head, screw one's courage to the sticking place; come up to scratch;
stick to one's guns, standfire[obs3], stand against; bear up, bear up
against; hold out &c. (persevere) 604a.
put a bold face upon; show a bold front, present a bold front; show
fight; face the music.
bell the cat, take the bull by the horns, beard the lion in his den,
march up to the cannon's mouth, go through fire and water, run the gantlet.
give courage, infuse courage, inspire courage; reassure, encourage,
embolden, inspirit, cheer, nerve, put upon one's mettle, rally, raise a
rallying cry; pat on the back, make a man of., keep in countenance.
Adj. courageous, brave; valiant, valorous; gallant, intrepid;
spirited, spiritful[obs3]; high-spirited, high-mettled[obs3]; mettlesome,
plucky; manly, manful; resolute; stout,.stout-hearted; iron-hearted, lion-
hearted; heart of oak; Penthesilean.
bold, bold-spirited; daring, audacious; fearless, dauntless,
dreadless[obs3], aweless; undaunted, unappalled, undismayed, unawed,
unblanched, unabashed, unalarmed, unflinching, unshrinking[obs3],
unblanching[obs3], unapprehensive; confident, self-reliant; bold as a lion,
bold as brass.
enterprising, adventurous; venturous, venturesome; dashing,
chivalrous; soldierly &c. (warlike) 722; heroic.
fierce, savage; pugnacious &c. (bellicose) 720.
strong-minded, hardy, doughty; firm &c. (stable) 150; determined &c.
(resolved) 604; dogged, indomitable &c. (persevering) 604a.
up to, up to the scratch; upon one's mettle; reassured &c. v.;
Phr. one's blood being up; courage sans peur [Fr];fortes fortuna
adjuvat [Lat][Terence]; "have I not in my time heard lions roar" [Taming
of the Shrew]; "I dare do all that may become a man" [Macbeth]; male
vincetis sed vincite [Lat][Ovid]; omne solum forti patria[Lat]; "self-
trust is the essence of heroism" [Emerson]; stimulos dedit oemula virtus
[Lat][Lucan]; "strong and great, a hero" [Longfellow]; teloque animus
proestantior omni [Lat][Ovid]; "there, is always safety in valor"
[Emerson]; virtus ariete fortier[Lat][obs3].
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#862. [Excess of fear.] Cowardice. -- N. cowardice, pusillanimity;
cowardliness &c. adj.; timidity, effeminacy.
poltroonery, baseness; dastardness[obs3], dastardy[obs3]; abject fear,
funk; Dutch courage; fear &c. 860; white feather, faint heart; cold feet *
[U. S.], yellow streak*.
coward, poltroon, dastard, sneak, recreant; shy cock, dunghill cock;
coistril[obs3], milksop, white liver, lily liver, nidget[obs3], one that
cannot say "bo" to a goose; slink; Bob Acres, Jerry Sneak.
alarmist, terrorist|!, pessimist; runagate &c. (fugitive) 623.
V. quail &c. (fear) 860; be cowardly &c. adj., be a coward &c. n.;
funk; cower,skulk, sneak; flinch, shy, fight shy, slink, turn tail; run
away &c. (avoid) 623; show, the white feather.
Adj. coward, cowardly; fearful, shy; timid, timorous; skittish; poor-
spirited, spiritless, soft, effeminate.
weak-minded; infirm of purpose &c. 605; weak-hearted, fainthearted,
chickenhearted, henhearted[obs3], lilyhearted, pigeon-hearted; white-
livered[obs3], lily-livered, milk-livered[obs3]; milksop, smock-faced;
unable to say "bo" to a goose.
dastard, dastardly; base, craven, sneaking, dunghill, recreant;
"in face a lion but in heart a deer".
unmanned; frightened &c. 860.
Int. sauve qui peut[Fr]! [French: every man for himself]; devil take
Phr. ante tubam trepidat[Lat], one's courage oozing out; degeneres
animos timor arguit [Lat][Vergil].
#863. Rashness. -- N. rashness &c. adj.; temerity, want of caution,
imprudence, indiscretion; overconfidence, presumption, audacity.
precipitancy, precipitation; impetuosity; levity;
foolhardihood[obs3], foolhardiness; heedlessness, thoughtlessness &c.
(inattention) 458; carelessness &c. (neglect) 460; desperation; Quixotism,
knight-errantry; fire eating.
gaming, gambling; blind bargain, leap in the dark, leap of faith,
fool's paradise; too many eggs in one basket.
desperado, rashling[obs3], madcap, daredevil, Hotspur, fire eater,
bully, bravo, Hector, scapegrace, enfant perdu[Fr]; Don Quixote, knight-
errant, Icarus; adventurer; gambler, gamester; dynamitard[obs3]; boomer
V. be rash &c. adj.; stick at nothing, play a desperate game; run into
danger &c. 665; play with fire, play with edge tools.
carry too much sail, sail too near the wind, ride at single anchor, go
out of one's depth.
take a leap in the dark, buy a pig in a poke.
donner tete baissee [Fr]; knock, one's bead against a wall &c. (be
unskillful) 699; rush on destruction; kick against the pricks, tempt
Providence, go on a forlorn hope, go on a fool's errand.
reckon one's chickens before they are hatched, count one's chickens
before they are hatched, reckon without one's host; catch at straws; trust
to a broken reed, lean on a broken reed.
Adj. rash, incautious, indiscreet; imprudent, improvident,
temerarious; uncalculating[obs3]; heedless; careless &c. (neglectful) 460;
without ballast, heels over head, head over heels; giddy &c. (inattentive)
458; wanton, reckless, wild, madcap; desperate, devil-may-care.
hot-blooded, hotheaded, hotbrained[obs3]; headlong, headstrong;
breakneck; foolhardy; harebrained; precipitate, impulsive. overconfident,
overweening; venturesome, venturous; adventurous, Quixotic, fire eating,
cavalier; janty[obs3], jaunty, free and easy.
off one's guard &c. (inexpectant) 508[obs3].
Adv. post haste, a corps perdu[Fr], hand over head, tete baissee[Fr],
headforemost[obs3]; happen what may, come what may.
Phr. neck or nothing, the devil being in one; non semper temeritas est
felix [Lat][Livy]; paucis temeritas est bono multis malo [Lat][Phaedrus].
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#864. Caution. -- N. caution; cautiousness &c. adj.; discretion,
prudence, cautel|, heed, circumspection, calculation, deliberation.
foresight &c. 510; vigilance &c. 459; warning &c. 668.
coolness &c. adj.; self-possession, self-command; presence of mind,
sang froid[Fr]; well-regulated mind; worldly wisdom, Fabian policy.
V. be cautious &c. adj.; take care, take heed, take good care; have
a care mind, what one is about; be on one's guard &c. (keep watch) 459;
"make assurance doubly sure" [Macbeth].
bespeak &c. (be early) 132.
think twice, look before one leaps, count the cost, look to the main
chance, cut one's coat according to one's cloth; feel one's ground, feel
one's way; see how the land lies &c. (foresight) 510; wait to see how the
cat jumps; bridle one's tongue; reculer pour mieux sauter &c. (prepare)
673[Fr]; let well alone, let well enough alone; let sleeping dogs lie, ne
pas reveiller le chat qui dort [French: don't wake a sleeping cat].
keep out of harm's way, keep out of troubled waters; keep at a
respectful distance, stand aloof; keep on the safe side, be on the safe
husband one's resources &c. 636.
caution &c. (warn) 668.
Adj. cautious, wary, guarded; on one's guard &c. (watchful) 459;
cavendo tutus[Lat]; in medio tutissimus[Lat]; vigilant.
careful, heedful; cautelous|, stealthy, chary, shy of, circumspect,
prudent, discreet, politic; sure-footed &c. (skillful) 698.
unenterprising, unadventurous, cool, steady, self-possessed;
Adv. cautiously &c. adj.
Int. have a care!
Phr. timeo Danaos [Lat][Vergil]; festina lente[Lat].
ante victoriam ne canas triumphum [Lat: don't sing out victory before
the triumph]; "give, every man thine ear but few thy voice" [Hamlet]; he
who laughs last laughs best, il rit bien qui rit le dernier[Fr]; ni firmes
carta que no leas ni bebas agua que no veas [Sp]; nescit vox missa reverti
[Lat][Horace]; "love all, trust a few" [All's Well]; noli irritare leones
[obs3][Lat]; safe bind safe find; "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" [Bert
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#865. Desire. -- N. desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need,
mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, penchant,
predilection; propensity &c. 820; willingness &c. 602; liking, love,
longing, hankering, inkling; solicitude, anxiety; yearning, coveting;
aspiration, ambition, vaulting ambition; eagerness, zeal, ardor,
empressement[Fr], breathless impatience, overanxiety; impetuosity, &c. 825.
appetite, appetition[obs3], appetence[obs3], appetency[obs3]; sharp
appetite, keenness, hunger, stomach, twist; thirst, thirstiness; drouth,
mouthwatering; itch, itching; prurience, cacoethes[Lat], cupidity, lust,
edge of appetite, edge of hunger; torment of Tantalus; sweet tooth,
lickerish tooth[obs3]; itching palm; longing eye, wistful eye, sheep's eye.
[excessive desire for money] greed &c. 817a.
voracity &c. (gluttony) 957.
passion, rage, furore[obs3], mania, manie|; inextinguishable desire;
[Person who desires] lover, amateur, votary, devotee, aspirant,
solicitant, candidate, applicant, supplicant; cormorant &c. 957.
[Object of desire] desideratum; want &c. (requirement) 630; "a
consummation devoutly to be wished"; attraction, magnet, allurement,
fancy, temptation, seduction, fascination, prestige, height of one's
ambition, idol; whim, whimsy, whimsey[obs3]; maggot; hobby, hobby-horse.
Fortunatus's cap; wishing cap, wishing stone, wishing well.
V. desire; wish, wish for; be desirous &c. adj. have a longing &c. n.;
hope &c. 858.
care for, affect, like, list; take to, cling to, take a fancy to;
fancy; prefer &c. (choose) 609.
have an eye, have a mind to; find it in one's heart &c. (be willing)
602; have a fancy for, set one's eyes upon; cast a sheep's eye upon, look
sweet upon; take into one's head, have at heart, be bent upon; set one's
cap at, set one's heart upon, set one's mind upon; covet.
want, miss, need, feel the want of, would fain have, would fain do;
would be glad of.
be hungry &c. adj.; have a good appetite, play a good knife and fork;
hunger after, thirst after, crave after, lust after, itch after, hanker
after, run mad after; raven for, die for; burn to.
desiderate[obs3]; sigh for, cry for, gape for, gasp for, pine for,
pant for, languish for, yearn for, long, be on thorns for, hope for;
aspire after; catch at, grasp at, jump at.
woo, court, solicit; fish for, spell for, whistle for, put up for;
cause desire, create desire, raise desire, excite desire, provoke
desire; whet the appetite; appetize[obs3], titillate, allure, attract, take
one's fancy, tempt; hold out temptation, hold out allurement; tantalize,
make one's mouth water, faire venir l'eau a la bouche [Fr].
gratify desire &c. (give pleasure) 829.
Adj. desirous; desiring &c. v.; inclined &c. (willing) 602; partial
to; fain, wishful, optative[obs3]; anxious, wistful, curious; at a loss
for, sedulous, solicitous. craving, hungry, sharp-set, peckish[obs3],
ravening, with an empty stomach, esurient[obs3], lickerish[obs3], thirsty,
athirst, parched with thirst, pinched with hunger, famished, dry,
drouthy[obs3]; hungry as a hunter, hungry as a hawk, hungry as a horse,
hungry as a church mouse, hungry as a bear.
[excessively desirous] greedy &c. 817a.
unsatisfied, unsated, unslaked; unsaturated.
eager, avid, keen; burning, fervent, ardent; agog; all agog;
breathless; impatient &c. (impetuous) 825; bent on, intent on, set on, bent
upon, intent upon, set upon; mad after, enrage, rabid, dying for, devoured
aspiring, ambitious, vaulting, skyaspiring, high-reaching.
desirable; desired &c. v.; in demand; pleasing &c. (giving pleasure)
829; appetizing, appetible[obs3]; tantalizing.
Adv. wistfully &c. adj.; fain.
Int. would that, would that it were! O for! esto perpetual
Phr[Lat]. the wish being father to the thought; sua cuique
voluptas[Lat]; hoc erat in votis[Lat], the mouth watering, the fingers
itching; aut Caesar aut nullus[Lat].
"Cassius has a lean and hungry look" [Jul. Caesar]; "hungry as the
grave" [Thomson]; "I was born to other things" [Tennyson]; "not what we
wish but what we want" [Merrick]; "such joy ambition finds" [P. L.];
"the sea hath bounds but deep desire hath none" [Venus and Adonis];
ubi mel ibi apes[Lat].
#866. Indifference. -- N. indifference, neutrality; coldness &c. adj.;
anaphrodisia[obs3]; unconcern, insouciance, nonchalance; want of interest,
want of earnestness; anorexy[obs3], anorexia, inappetency[obs3]; apathy &c.
(insensibility) 823; supineness &c. (inactivity) 683; disdain &c. 930;
recklessness &c. 863; inattention &c. 458.
anaphrodisiac[obs3], antaphrodisiac[obs3]; lust-quencher, passion-
V. be indifferent &c. adj.; stand neuter; take no interest in &c.
(insensibility) 823; have no desire for &c. 865,have no taste for, have no
relish for; not care for; care nothing for, care nothing about; not care a
straw about, not care a fig for, not care a whit about &c. (unimportance)
643; not mind.
set at naught &c. (make light of) 483; spurn &c. (disdain) 930.
Adj. indifferent, cold, frigid, lukewarm; cool, cool as a cucumber;
unconcerned, insouciant, phlegmatic, pococurante[obs3], easygoing, devil-
may-care, careless, listless, lackadaisical; half-hearted; unambitious,
unaspiring, undesirous[obs3], unsolicitous[obs3], unattracted.
[indifferent toward people] aloof, unapproachable, remote; uncaring.
unattractive, unalluring, undesired, undesirable, uncared for,
unwished[obs3], unvalued, all one to.
insipid &c. 391; vain.
Adv. for aught one cares.
Int. never mind; Who cares? whatever you like, whatever.
Phr. I couldn't care less, I could care less; anything will do; es
macht nichts [German].
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#867. Dislike. -- N. dislike, distaste, disrelish, disinclination,
reluctance; backwardness &c. (unwillingness) 603.
repugnance, disgust, queasiness, turn, nausea, loathing;
averseness[obs3], aversation|, aversion; abomination, antipathy,
abhorrence, horror; mortal antipathy, rooted antipathy, mortal horror,
rooted horror; hatred, detestation; hate &c. 898; animosity &c. 900;
hydrophobia; canine madness; byssa[obs3], xenophobia. sickener[obs3]; gall
and wormwood &c. (unsavory) 395; shuddering, cold sweat.
V. mislike misrelish[obs3], dislike, disrelish; mind, object to; have
rather not, would rather not, prefer not to, not care for; have a dislike
for, conceive a dislike to, entertain a dislike for, take a dislike to,
have an aversion to, have an aversion for; have no taste for, have no
shun, avoid &c. 623; eschew; withdraw from, shrink from, recoil from;
not be able to bear, not be able to abide, not be able to endure; shrug
the shoulders at, shudder at, turn up the nose at, look askance at; make a
mouth, make a wry face, make a grimace; make faces.
loathe, nauseate, abominate, detest, abhor; hate &c. 898; take amiss
&c. 900; have enough of &c. (be satiated) 869.
wish away, unwish
cause dislike, excite dislike; disincline, repel, sicken; make sick,
render sick; turn one's stomach, nauseate, wamble[obs3], disgust, shock,
stink in the nostrils; go against the grain, go against the stomach; stick
in the throat; make one's blood run cold &c. (give pain) 830; pall.
Adj. disliking &c. v.; averse from, loathe, loathe to, loth, adverse;
shy of, sick of, out of conceit with; disinclined; heartsick,
disliked &c. v.; uncared for, unpopular; out of favor; repulsive,
repugnant, repellant; abhorrent, insufferable, fulsome, nauseous;
loathsome, loathful[obs3]; offensive; disgusting &c. v.; disagreeable c.
Adv. usque ad nauseam[Lat].
Int. faugh! foh[obs3]! ugh!
Phr. non libet[Lat].
#868. Fastidiousness. -- N. fastidiousness &c. adj.; nicety,
hypercriticism, difficulty in being pleased, friandise[Fr], epicurism,
omnia suspendens naso[Lat].
[Excess of delicacy] prudery.
V. be fastidious &c. adj.; have a sweet tooth.
mince the matter; turn up one's nose at &c. (disdain) 930; look a gift
horse in the mouth, see spots on the sun.
Adj. fastidious, nice, delicate, delicat[obs3], finical, finicky,
demanding, meticulous, exacting, strict, anal[vulg.], difficult, dainty,
lickerish[obs3], squeamish, thin-skinned; squeasy[obs3], queasy; hard to
please, difficult to please; querulous, particular, straitlaced,
scrupulous; censorious &c. 932; hypercritical; overcritical.
Phr. noli me tangere[Lat].
#869. Satiety. -- N. satiety, satisfaction, saturation, repletion,
glut, surfeit; cloyment[obs3], satiation; weariness &c. 841. spoiled child;
enfant gete[Fr], enfant terrible[Fr]; too much of a good thing, toujours
perdrix[Fr]; crambe repetita[Lat][obs3].
V. sate, satiate, satisfy, saturate; cloy, quench, slake, pall, glut.,
gorge, surfeit; bore &c. (weary) 841; tire &c. (fatigue) 688; spoil.
have enough of, have quite enough of, have one's fill, have too much
of; be satiated &c. adj.
Adj. satiated &c. v.; overgorged[obs3]; blase, used up, sick of,
Int. enough! hold! eheu jam satis[Lat]! basta[obs3]!
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4. CONTEMPLATIVE AFFECTIONS
#870. Wonder. -- N. wonder, marvel; astonishment, amazement,
wonderment, bewilderment; amazedness &c. adj[obs3].; admiration, awe;
stupor, stupefaction; stound|, fascination; sensation; surprise &c.
note of admiration; thaumaturgy &c.(sorcery) 992[obs3].
V. wonder, marvel, admire; be surprised &c. adj.; start; stare; open
one's eyes, rub one's eyes, turn up one's eyes; gloar|; gape, open one's
mouth, hold one's breath; look aghast, stand aghast, stand agog; look blank
&c. (disappointment) 509; tombe des nues[Fr]; not believe one's eyes, not
believe one's ears, not believe one's senses.
not be able to account for &c. (unintelligible) 519; not know whether
one stands on one's head or one's heels.
surprise, astonish, amaze, astound; dumfound, dumfounder; startle,
dazzle; daze; strike, strike with wonder, strike with awe; electrify; stun,
stupefy, petrify, confound, bewilder, flabbergast, stagger, throw on one's
beam ends, fascinate, turn the head, take away one's breath, strike dumb;
make one's hair stand on end, make one's tongue cleave to the roof of one's
mouth; make one stare.
take by surprise &c. (be unexpected) 508.
be wonderful &c. adj.; beggar description, beggar the imagination,
baffle description; stagger belief.
Adj. surprised &c. v.; aghast, all agog, breathless, agape; open-
mouthed; awestruck, thunderstruck, moonstruck, planet-struck; spellbound;
lost in amazement, lost in wonder, lost in astonishment; struck all of a
heap, unable to believe one's senses, like a duck ion thunder.
wonderful, wondrous; surprising &c. v.; unexpected &c. 508; unheard
of; mysterious &c. (inexplicable) 519; miraculous.
indescribable, inexpressible, inaffable[obs3]; unutterable, unspeakable.
monstrous, prodigious, stupendous, marvelous; inconceivable,
incredible; inimaginable[obs3], unimaginable; strange &c. (uncommon) 83;
striking &c. v.; overwhelming; wonder-working.
Adv. wonderfully, &c. adj.; fearfully; for a wonder, in the name of
wonder; strange to say; mirabile dictu[Lat], mirabile visu[Lat]; to one's
with wonder &c. n., with gaping mouth; with open eyes, with upturned
Int. lo, lo and behold! O! heyday! halloo! what! indeed! really!
surely! humph! hem! good lack, good heavens, good gracious! Ye gods! good
Lord! good grief! Holy cow! My word! Holy shit![vulg.], gad so!
welladay[obs3]! dear me! only think! lackadaisy[obs3]! my stars, my
goodness! gracious goodness! goodness gracious! mercy on us! heavens and
earth! God bless me! bless us, bless my heart! odzookens[obs3]! O gemini!
adzooks[obs3]! hoity-toity! strong! Heaven save the mark, bless the mark!
can such things be! zounds! 'sdeath! what on earth, what in the world! who
would have thought it! &c. (inexpectation) 508[obs3]; you don't say so!
You're kidding!. No kidding? what do you say to that! nous verrons[Fr]! how
now! where am I?
Phr. vox faucibus haesit[Lat]; one's hair standing on end.
#871. [Absence of wonder.] Expectance. -- N. expectance &c.
example, instance (conformity) 82.
normality (habit) 613
nine days' wonder.
V. expect &c. 507; not be surprised, not wonder &c. 870; nil
admirari[Lat], make nothing of.
Adj. expecting &c. v.; unamazed, astonished at nothing; blase &c.
(weary) 841; expected &c. v.; foreseen; unsurprising.
common, ordinary, normal, typical, usual &c. (habitual) 613.
Adv. naturally, as a matter of course.
Int. no wonder; of course.
#872. Prodigy. -- N. prodigy, phenomenon; wonder, wonderment; marvel,
miracle; monster &c. (unconformity) 83; curiosity, lion, sight, spectacle;
jeu de theatre[Fr], coup de theatre; gazingstock[obs3]; sign; St. Elmo's
fire, St. Elmo's light; portent &c. 512.
bursting of a shell, bursting of a bomb; volcanic eruption, peal of
thunder; thunder-clap, thunder-bolt.
what no words can paint; wonders of the world; annus mirabilis[Lat];
dignus vindice nodus[Lat].
Phr. natura il fece e poi roppe la stampa [Ital.].
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5. EXTRINSIC AFFECTIONS
<-- Or personal affections derived from the opinion or feelings of others.
#873. Repute. -- N. distinction, mark, name, figure; repute,
reputation; good repute, high repute; note, notability, notoriety, eclat,
"the bubble reputation" [As You Like It], vogue, celebrity; fame,
famousness; renown; popularity, aura popularis[Lat]; approbation &c. 931;
credit, succes d'estime[Fr], prestige, talk of the town; name to conjure
glory, honor; luster &c. (light) 420; illustriousness &c. adj.
account, regard, respect; reputableness &c. adj[obs3].; respectability
&c. (probity) 939; good name, good report; fair name.
dignity; stateliness &c. adj.; solemnity, grandeur, splendor,
nobility, majesty, sublimity.
rank, standing, brevet rank, precedence, pas, station, place, status;
position, position in society; order, degree, baccalaureate, locus
standi[Lat], caste, condition.
greatness &c. adj.; eminence; height &c. 206; importance &c. 642;
preeminence, supereminence; high mightiness, primacy; top of the ladder,
top of the tree.
elevation; ascent &c. 305; superaltation[obs3], exaltation;
dignification[obs3], aggrandizement. dedication, consecration,
enthronement, canonization, celebration, enshrinement, glorification.
hero, man of mark, great card, celebrity, worthy, lion, rara
avis[Lat], notability, somebody; classman[obs3]; man of rank &c. (nobleman)
875; pillar of the state, pillar of the church, pillar of the community.
chief &c. (master) 745; first fiddle &c. (proficient) 700; cynosure,
mirror; flower, pink, pearl; paragon &c. (perfection) 650; choice and
master spirits of the age; elite; star,.sun, constellation, galaxy.
ornament, honor, feather in one's cap, halo, aureole, nimbus; halo of
glory, blaze of glory, blushing honors; laurels &c. (trophy) 733.
memory, posthumous fame, niche in the temple of fame; immortality,
immortal name; magni nominis umbra [Lat][Lucan].
V. be conscious of glory; be proud of &c. (pride) 878; exult &c.
(boast) 884; be vain of &c. (vanity) 880.
be distinguished &c. adj.; shine &c. (light) 420; shine forth, figure;
cut a figure, make a dash, make a splash.
rival, surpass; outshine, outrival, outvie[obs3], outjump; emulate,
eclipse; throw into the shade, cast into the shade; overshadow.
live, flourish, glitter, flaunt, gain honor, acquire honor &c. n.;
play first fiddle &c. (be of importance) 642, bear the palm, bear the bell;
lead the way; take precedence, take the wall of; gain laurels, win laurels,
gain spurs, gain golden opinions &c. (approbation) 931; take one's degree,
pass one's examination.
make a noise, make some noise, make a noise in the world; leave one's
mark, exalt one's horn, blow one's horn, star it, have a run, be run after;
come into vogue, come to the front; raise one's head.
enthrone, signalize, immortalize, deify, exalt to the skies; hand
one's name down to posterity.
consecrate; dedicate to, devote to; enshrine, inscribe, blazon,
lionize, blow the trumpet, crown with laurel.
confer honor on, reflect honor on &c. v.; shed a luster on;
redound to one's honor, ennoble.
give honor to, do honor to, pay honor to, render honor to; honor,
accredit, pay regard to, dignify, glorify; sing praises to &c. (approve)
931; lock up to; exalt, aggrandize, elevate, nobilitate[Lat].
Adj. distinguished, distingue[Fr], noted; of note &c. n.; honored &c.
v.; popular; fashionable &c. 852.
in good odor in; favor, in high favor; reputable, respectable,
remarkable &c. (important) 642; notable, notorious; celebrated,
renowned, ion every one's mouth, talked of; famous, famed; far-famed;
conspicuous, to the front; foremost; in the front rank, in the ascendant.
imperishable, deathless, immortal, never fading, aere
perennius[Lat][obs3]; time honored.
illustrious, glorious, splendid, brilliant, radiant; bright &c. 420;
eminent, prominent; high &c. 206; in the zenith; at the head of, at
the top of the tree; peerless, of the first water.; superior &c. 33;
great, dignified, proud, noble, honorable, worshipful, lordly, grand,
stately, august, princely. imposing, solemn, transcendent, majestic,
sacred, sublime, heaven-born, heroic, sans peur et sans reproche[Fr];
Int. hail! all hail! ave! viva! vive[Fr]! long life to! banzai![Jap.];
glory be to, honor be to?
Phr. one's name being in every mouth, one's name living for ever; sic
itur ad astra[Lat], fama volat[Lat], aut Caesar aut nullus[Lat]; not to
know him argues oneself unknown; none but himself could be his parallel,
palmam qui meruit ferat [Lat][Nelson's motto].
"above all Greek above all Roman fame" [Pope]; - cineri gloria sera
est [Lat][Martial]; "great is the glory for the strife is hard"
[Wordsworth]; honor virtutis praemium [Lat][Cicero]; immensum gloria calcar
habet [Lat][obs3][Ovid]; "the glory dies not and the grief is past"
[Brydges]; vivit post funera virtus[Lat].
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#874. Disrepute. -- N. disrepute, discredit; ill repute, bad repute,
bad name, bad odor, bad favor, ill name, ill odor, ill favor;
disapprobation &c. 932; ingloriousness, derogation; abasement, debasement;
abjectness &c. adj.; degradation, dedecoration[obs3]; a long farewell to
all my greatness [Henry VIII]; odium, obloquy, opprobrium, ignominy.
dishonor, disgrace; shame, humiliation; scandal, baseness,
vileness[obs3]; turpitude &c. (improbity) 940[obs3]; infamy.
tarnish, taint, defilement, pollution. stain, blot, spot, blur,
stigma, brand, reproach, imputation, slur.
crying shame, burning shame; scandalum magnatum[Lat], badge of infamy,
blot in one's escutcheon; bend sinister, bar sinister; champain[obs3],
point champain[obs3]; byword of reproach; Ichabod.
argumentum ad verecundiam[Lat]; sense of shame &c. 879.
V. be inglorious &c. adj.; incur disgrace &c. n.; have a bad name,
earn a bad name; put a halter round one's neck, wear a halter round one's
neck; disgrace oneself, expose oneself.
play second fiddle; lose caste; pale one's ineffectual fire; recede
into the shade; fall from one's high estate; keep in the background &c.
(modesty) 881; be conscious of disgrace &c. (humility) 879; look blue, look
foolish, look like a fool; cut a poor figure, cut a sorry figure; laugh on
the wrong side of the mouth; make a sorry face, go away with a flea in.
one's ear, slink away.
cause shame &c. n.; shame, disgrace, put to shame, dishonor; throw
dishonor upon, cast dishonor upon, fling dishonor upon, reflect dishonor
upon &c. n.; be a reproach &c. n. to; derogate from.
tarnish, stain, blot sully, taint; discredit; degrade, debase, defile;
beggar; expel &c. (punish) 972.
impute shame to, brand, post, stigmatize, vilify, defame, slur, cast a
slur upon, hold up to shame, send to Coventry; tread under foot, trample
under foot; show up, drag through the mire, heap dirt upon; reprehend &c.
bring low, put down, snub; take down a peg, take down a peg lower,
take down a peg or two.
obscure. eclipse, outshine, take the shine out of; throw into the
shade, cast into the shade; overshadow; leave in the background, put in the
background; push into a corner, put one's nose out of joint; put out, put
out of countenance.
upset, throw off one's center; discompose, disconcert; put to the
blush &c. (humble) 879.
Adj. disgraced &c. v.; blown upon; "shorn of its beams" [Milton],
shorn of one's glory; overcome, downtrodden; loaded with shame &c. n.; in
bad repute &c. n.; out of repute, out of favor, out of fashion, out of
countenance; at a discount; under a cloud, under an eclipse; unable to
show one's face; in the shade, in the background; out at elbows, down at
the elbows, down in the world.
inglorious; nameless, renownless[obs3]; obscure; unknown to fame;
unnoticed, unnoted[obs3], unhonored, unglorified[obs3].
shameful; disgraceful, discreditable, disreputable; despicable;
questionable; unbecoming, unworthy; derogatory; degrading, humiliating,
infra dignitatem[Lat], dedecorous[obs3]; scandalous, infamous, too bad,
unmentionable; ribald, opprobrious; errant, shocking, outrageous,
ignominious, scrubby, dirty, abject, vile, beggarly, pitiful, low,
mean, shabby base &c. (dishonorable) 940.
Adv. to one's shame be it spoken.
Int. fie! shame! for shame! proh pudor[Lat]! O tempora[obs3]! O mores!
ough! sic transit gloria mundi[Lat.]!
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#875. Nobility. -- N. nobility, rank, condition, distinction,
optimacy[obs3], blood, pur sang[Fr], birth, high descent, order; quality,
gentility; blue blood of Castile; ancien regime[Fr].
high life, haute monde[Fr]; upper classes, upper ten thousand; the
four hundred [U. S.]; elite, aristocracy, great folks; fashionable world
&c. (fashion) 852.
peer, peerage; house of lords, house of peers; lords, lords temporal
and spiritual; noblesse; noble, nobleman; lord, lordling[obs3]; grandee,
magnifico[Lat], hidalgo; daimio[obs3], daimyo, samurai, shizoku [all
Japanese]; don, donship[obs3]; aristocrat, swell, three-tailed
bashaw[obs3]; gentleman, squire, squireen[obs3], patrician, laureate.
gentry, gentlefolk; *squirarchy[obs3], better sort magnates, primates,
king &c. (master) 745; atheling[obs3]; prince, duke; marquis,
marquisate[obs3]; earl, viscount, baron, thane, banneret[obs3]; baronet,
baronetcy[obs3]; knight, knighthood; count, armiger[obs3], laird;
signior[obs3], seignior; esquire, boyar, margrave, vavasour[obs3]; emir,
ameer[obs3], scherif[obs3], sharif, effendi, wali; sahib; chevalier,
maharaja, nawab, palsgrave[obs3], pasha, rajah, waldgrave[obs3].
princess, begum[obs3], duchess, marchioness; countess &c.; lady, dame;
memsahib; Dona, maharani, rani.
personage of distinction, man of distinction, personage of rank, man
of rank, personage of mark, man of mark; notables, notabilities; celebrity,
bigwig, magnate, great man, star, superstar; big bug; big gun, great gun;
gilded rooster* [U. S.]; magni nominis umbra [Lat][Lucan]; "every inch a
V. be noble &c. adj.
Adj. noble, exalted; of rank &c. n.; princely, titled, patrician,
aristocratic; high-, well-born; of gentle blood; genteel, comme il
faut[Fr], gentlemanlike[obs3], courtly &c. (fashionable) 852; highly
Adv. in high quarters.
Phr. Adel sitzt im Gemuthe nicht im Gebluete[Ger.]; adelig und edel
sind zweierlei[obs3][Ger.]; noblesse oblige[Fr.].
#876. Commonalty. -- N. commonalty, democracy; obscurity; low
condition, low life, low society, low company; bourgeoisie; mass of the
people, mass of society; Brown Jones and Robinson; lower classes, humbler
classes, humbler orders; vulgar herd, common herd; rank and file, hoc genus
omne[Lat]; the many, the general,the crowd, the people, the populace, the
multitude, the million, the masses, the mobility, the peasantry; king Mob;
proletariat; fruges consumere nati[Lat], demos, hoi polloi [Grk][Grk][Grk],
great unwashed; man in the street.
mob; rabble, rabble rout; chaff, rout, horde, canaille; scum of the
people, residuum of the people, dregs of the people, dregs of society;
swinish multitude, foex populi[obs3]; trash; profanum vulgus[Lat], ignobile
vulgus[Lat]; vermin, riffraff, ragtag and bobtail; small fry.
commoner, one of the people, democrat, plebeian, republican,
proletary[obs3], proletaire[obs3], roturier[obs3], Mr. Snooks, bourgeois,
epicier[Fr], Philistine, cockney; grisette[obs3], demimonde.
peasant, countryman, boor, carle[obs3], churl; villain, villein;
terrae filius[Latin: son of the land]; serf, kern[obs3], tyke, tike,
chuff[obs3], ryot[obs3], fellah; longshoreman; swain, clown, hind; clod,
clodhopper; hobnail, yokel, bog-trotter, bumpkin; plowman, plowboy[obs3];
rustic, hayseed*, lunkhead [U. S.], chaw-bacon*[obs3], tiller of the soil;
hewers of wood and drawers of water, groundling[obs3]; gaffer, loon, put,
cub, Tony Lumpkin[obs3], looby[obs3], rube* [U. S.], lout, underling;
gamin; rough; pot-wallopper[obs3], slubberdegullion|; vulgar fellow, low
fellow; cad, curmudgeon.
upstart, parvenu, skipjack[obs3]; nobody, nobody one knows; hesterni
quirites[Lat], pessoribus orti[Lat]; bourgeois gentilhomme[Fr], novus
homo[Lat], snob, gent, mushroom, no one knows who, adventurer; man of
beggar, gaberlunzie[obs3], muckworm[obs3], mudlark[obs3], sans
culotte, raff[obs3], tatterdemalion, caitiff, ragamuffin, Pariah, outcast
of society, tramp, vagabond, bezonian[obs3], panhandler*, sundowner[obs3],
chiffonnier, Cinderella, cinderwench[obs3], scrub, jade; gossoon[obs3].
Goth, Vandal, Hottentot, Zulu, savage, barbarian, Yahoo; unlicked
cub[obs3], rough diamond|!.
barbarousness, barbarism; boeotia.
V. be ignoble &c. adj., be nobody &c. n.
Adj. ignoble, common, mean, low, base, vile, sorry, scrubby, beggarly;
below par; no great shakes &c. (unimportant) 643; homely, homespun; vulgar,
plebeian, proletarian; of low parentage, of low origin, of low
extraction, of mean parentage, of mean origin, of mean extraction; lowborn,
baseborn, earthborn[obs3]; mushroom, dunghill, risen from the ranks;
unknown to fame, obscure, untitled.
rustic, uncivilized; loutish, boorish, clownish, churlish, brutish,
raffish; rude, unlicked[obs3].
barbarous, barbarian, barbaric, barbaresque[obs3]; cockney, born
within sound of Bow bells.
underling, menial, subaltern.
Adv. below the salt.
Phr. dummodo sit dives barbarus ipse placet [Lat][Ovid].
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#877. Title. -- N. title, honor; knighthood &c. (nobility) 875.
highness, excellency, grace; lordship, worship; reverence, reverend;
esquire, sir, master, Mr., signor, senor, Mein Herr[Ger], mynheer[obs3];
your honor, his honor; serene highness; handle to one's name.
decoration, laurel, palm, wreath, garland, bays, medal, ribbon,
riband, blue ribbon, cordon, cross, crown, coronet, star, garter; feather,
feather in one,s cap; epaulet, epaulette, colors, cockade; livery; order,
arms, shield, scutcheon; reward &c. 973.
#878. Pride. -- N. dignity, self-respect, mens sibi conscia recti
pride; haughtiness &c. adj.; high notions, hauteur; vainglory, crest;
arrogance &c. (assumption) 885.
proud man, highflier[obs3]; fine gentleman, fine lady.
V. be proud &c. adj.; put a good face on; look one in the face; stalk
abroad, perk oneself up; think no small beer of oneself; presume, swagger,
strut; rear one's head, lift up one's head, hold up one's head; hold one's
head high, look big, take the wall, "bear like the Turk no rival near the
throne" [Pope], carry with a high hand; ride the high horse, mount on
one's high horse; set one's back up, bridle, toss the head; give oneself
airs &c. (assume) 885; boast &c. 884.
pride oneself on; glory in, take a pride in; pique oneself, plume
oneself, hug oneself; stand upon, be proud of; put a good face on; not hide
one's light under a bushel, not put one's talent in a napkin; not think
small beer of oneself &c. (vanity) 880.
Adj. dignified; stately; proud, proud-crested; lordly, baronial;
lofty-minded; highsouled, high-minded, high-mettled[obs3], high-handed,
high-plumed, high-flown, high-toned.
haughty lofty, high, mighty, swollen, puffed up, flushed, blown;
vainglorious; purse-proud, fine; proud as a peacock, proud as Lucifer;
bloated with pride.
supercilious, disdainful, bumptious, magisterial, imperious, high and
mighty, overweening, consequential; arrogant &c. 885; unblushing &c. 880.
stiff, stiff-necked; starch; perked stuck-up; in buckram, strait-
laced; prim &c. (affected) 855.
on one's dignity, on one's high horses,on one's tight ropes, on one's
high ropes; on stilts; en grand seigneur [Fr].
Adv. with head erect.
Phr. odi profanum vulgus et arceo [Lat][Horace].
"a duke's revenues on her back" [Henry VI]; "disdains the shadow
which he treads on at noon" [Coriolanis]; "pride in their port, defiance
in their eye" [Goldsmith].
#879. Humility. -- N. humility, humbleness; meekness, lowness;
lowliness, lowlihood[obs3]; abasement, self-abasement; submission &c. 725;
condescension; affability &c. (courtesy) 894.
modesty &c. 881; verecundity|, blush, suffusion, confusion; sense of
shame,sense of disgrace; humiliation, mortification; let down, set down.
V. be humble &c. adj.; deign, vouchsafe, condescend; humble oneself,
demean oneself; stoop, stoop to conquer; carry coals; submit &c. 725;
submit with a good grace &c. (brook) 826; yield the palm.
lower one's tone, lower one's note; sing small, draw in one's horns,
sober down; hide one's face, hide one's diminished head; not dare to show
one's face, take shame to oneself, not have a word to say for oneself; feel
shame, be conscious of shame, feel disgrace, be conscious of disgrace;
drink the cup of humiliation to the dregs.
blush for, blush up to the eves; redden, change color; color up; hang
one's head, look foolish, feel small.
render humble; humble, humiliate; let down, set down, take down, tread
down, frown down; snub, abash, abase, make one sing small, strike dumb;
teach one his distance; put down, take down a peg, take down a peg lower;
throw into the shade, cast into the shade &c. 874; stare out of
countenance, put out of countenance; put to the blush; confuse,
ashame[obs3], mortify, disgrace, crush; send away with a flea in one's ear.
get a setdown[obs3].
Adj. humble, lowly, meek; modest &c. 881; humble minded, sober-
minded; unoffended[obs3]; submissive &c. 725; servile, &c. 886.
condescending; affable &c. (courteous) 891.
humbled &c. v.; bowed down, resigned; abashed, ashamed, dashed; out of
countenance; down in the mouth; down on one's knees, down on one's
marrowbones, down on one's uppers; humbled in the dust, browbeaten;
chapfallen[obs3], crestfallen; dumfoundered[obs3]. flabbergasted.
shorn of one's glory &c. (disrepute) 874.
Adv. with downcast eyes, with bated breath, with bended knee; on all
fours, on one's feet.
under correction, with due deference.
Phr. I am your obedient servant, I am your very humble servant; my
service to you; da locum melioribus [Lat][Terence]; parvum parva decent
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#880. Vanity. -- N. vanity; conceit, conceitedness; self-conceit,
self-complacency, self-confidence, self-sufficiency, self-esteem, self-
love, self-approbation, self-praise, self-glorification, self-laudation,
self-gratulation[obs3], self-applause, self-admiration; amour propre[Fr];
selfishness &c. 943.
airs, affected manner, pretensions, mannerism; egotism;
priggism[obs3], priggishness; coxcombry, gaudery[obs3], vainglory, elation;
pride &c. 878; ostentation &c. 882; assurance &c. 885.
vox et praeterea nihil[Lat]; cheval de bataille[Fr]. coxcomb &c. 854
Sir Oracle &c. 887.
V. be vain &c. adj., be vain of; pique oneself &c. (pride) 878; lay
the flattering unction to one's soul.
have too high an opinion of oneself, have an overweening opinion of
oneself, have too high an opinion of one's talents; blind oneself as to
one's own merit; not think small beer of oneself, not think vin ordinaire
of oneself[Fr]; put oneself forward; fish for compliments; give oneself
airs &c. (assume) 885; boast &c. 884.
render vain &c. adj.; inspire with vanity &c. n.; inflate, puff up,
turn up, turn one's head.
Adj. vain, vain as a peacock, proud as a peacock; conceited,
overweening, pert, forward; vainglorious, high-flown; ostentatious &c.
882; puffed up, inflated, flushed.
self-satisfied, self-confident, self-sufficient, self-flattering,
self-admiring, self-applauding, self-glorious, self-opinionated; entente
&c. (wrongheaded) 481; wise in one's own conceit, pragmatical[obs3],
overwise[obs3], pretentious, priggish; egotistic, egotistical; soi-disant
&c. (boastful) 884[Fr]; arrogant &c. 885.
unabashed, unblushing; unconstrained, unceremonious; free and easy.
Adv. vainly &c. adj.
Phr. "how we apples swim!" [Swift]; "prouder than rustling in
unpaid-for silk" [Cymbeline].
#881. Modesty. -- N. modesty; humility &c. 879; diffidence, timidity;
retiring disposition; unobtrusiveness; bashfulness &c. adj.; mauvaise
honte[Fr]; blush, blushing; verecundity|; self-knowledge.
reserve, constraint; demureness &c. adj.; "blushing honors" [Henry
V. be modest &c. adj.; retire, reserve oneself; give way to; draw in
one's horns &c. 879; hide one's face.
keep private, keep in the background, keep one's distance; pursue the
noiseless tenor of one's way, "do good by stealth and blush to find it
fame" [Pope], hide one's light under a bushel, cast a sheep's eye.
Adj. modest, diffident; humble &c. 879; timid, timorous, bashful; shy,
nervous, skittish, coy, sheepish, shamefaced, blushing, overmodest.
unpretending[obs3], unpretentious; unobtrusive, unassuming,
unostentatious, unboastful[obs3], unaspiring; poor in spirit.
out of countenance &c. (humbled) 879. reserved, constrained, demure.
Adv. humbly &c. adj.; quietly, privately; without ceremony, without
beat of drum; sans fa
Phr. "not stepping o'er the bounds of modesty" [Romeo and Juliet];
"thy modesty's a candle to thy merit" [Fielding].
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#882. Ostentation. -- N. ostentation, display, show, flourish, parade,
etalage[Fr], pomp, array, state, solemnity; dash, splash, splurge, glitter,
strut, pomposity; pretense, pretensions; showing off; fuss.
magnificence, splendor; coup d'oeil[Fr]; grand doings.
coup de theatre; stage effect, stage trick; claptrap; mise en
scene[Fr]; tour de force; chic.
demonstration, flying colors; tomfoolery; flourish of trumpets &c.
(celebration) 883; pageant, pageantry; spectacle, exhibition, exposition,
procession; turn out, set out; grand function; fte, gala, field day,
review, march past, promenade, insubstantial pageant.
dress; court dress, full dress, evening dress, ball dress, fancy
dress; tailoring, millinery, man millinery, frippery, foppery, equipage.
ceremony, ceremonial; ritual; form, formality; etiquette; puncto[Lat],
punctilio, punctiliousness; starched stateliness, stateliness.
mummery, solemn mockery, mouth honor.
attitudinarian[obs3]; fop &c. 854.
V. be ostentatious &c. adj.; come forward, put oneself forward;
attract attention, star it.
cut a figure, make a dash, make a splash, make a splurge, cut a dash,
cut a splash, cut a splurge; figure, figure away; make a show, make a
show off, show off one's paces; parade, march past; display, exhibit,
put forward, hold up; trot out, hand out; sport, brandish, blazon forth;
dangle, dangle before the eyes.
cry up &c. (praise) 931; proner[Fr], flaunt, emblazon, prink[obs3],
set off, mount, have framed and glazed.
put a good face upon, put a smiling face upon; clean the outside of
the platter &c. (disguise) 544.
Adj. ostentatious, showy, dashing, pretentious; janty[obs3], jaunty;
grand, pompous, palatial; high-sounding; turgid &c. (big-sounding) 577;
gairish[obs3], garish; gaudy, gaudy as a peacock, gaudy as a butterfly,
gaudy as a tulip; flaunting, flashing, flaming, glittering; gay &c.
splendid, magnificent, sumptuous.
theatrical, dramatic, spectacular; ceremonial, ritual.
solemn, stately, majestic, formal, stiff, ceremonious, punctilious,
dressed to kill, dressed to the nines, decjed out, all decked out, en
granite tenue[Fr], in best bib and tucker, in Sunday best, endimanch,
Adv. with flourish of trumpet, with beat of drum, with flying colors.
ad captandum vulgus[Lat.].
Phr. honores mutant mores[Lat].
#883. Celebration. -- N. celebration, solemnization, jubilee,
commemoration, ovation, paean, triumph, jubilation, ceremony (rite) 998;
holiday, fiesta, zarabanda[obs3], revelry, feast (amusement) 840; china
anniversary, diamond anniversary, golden anniversary, silver anniversary,
tin anniversary, china jubilee, diamond jubilee, golden jubilee, silver
jubilee, tin jubilee, china wedding, diamond wedding, golden wedding,
silver wedding, tin wedding.
triumphal arch, bonfire, salute; salvo, salvo of artillery; feu de
joie[Fr], flourish of trumpets, fanfare, colors flying, illuminations.
inauguration, installation, presentation; coronation; Lord Mayor's
show; harvest-home, red-letter day; trophy &,:c. 733; Te Deum &c.
(thanksgiving) 990[Lat]; fete &c. 882; holiday &c. 840; Forefathers' Day
V. celebrate keep, signalize, do honor to, commemorate, solemnize,
hallow, mark with a red letter.
pledge, drink to, toast, hob and nob[obs3].
inaugurate, install, chair.
rejoice &c. 838; kill the fatted calf, hold jubilee, roast an ox.
Adj. celebrating &c. v.; commemorative, celebrated, immortal.
Adv. in honor of, in commemoration of.
Int. hail! all hail! io paean, io triumphe[obs3]! "see the conquering
#884. Boasting. -- N. boasting &c. v.; boast, vaunt, crake|; pretense,
pretensions; puff, puffery; flourish, fanfaronade[obs3]; gasconade;
blague[obs3], bluff, gas*; highfalutin, highfaluting[obs3]; hot air,
spread-eagleism [obs3][U. S.]; brag, braggardism[obs3]; bravado, bunkum,
buncombe; jactitation[obs3], jactancy[obs3]; bounce; venditation|,
vaporing, rodomontade, bombast, fine talking, tall talk, magniloquence,
teratology|, heroics; Chauvinism; exaggeration &c. 549.
vanity &c. 880; vox et praeterea nihil[Lat]; much cry and little wool,
exultation; gloriation|, glorification; flourish of trumpets; triumph
boaster; braggart, braggadocio; Gascon[Fr], fanfaron[obs3], pretender,
soi-disant[Fr]; blower [U. S.], bluffer, Foxy Quiller[obs3]; blusterer &c.
887; charlatan, jack-pudding, trumpeter; puppy &c. (fop) 854.
V. boast, make a boast of, brag, vaunt, Puff, show off, flourish,
crake|, crack, trumpet, strut, swagger, vapor; blague[obs3], blow, four-
flush *, bluff.
exult, crow, crow over, neigh, chuckle, triumph; throw up one's cap;
talk big, se faire valoir[Fr], faire claquer son fouet[obs3][Fr], take
merit to oneself, make a merit of, sing Io triumphe[obs3], holloa before
one is out of the wood[obs3].
Adj. boasting &c. v.; magniloquent, flaming, Thrasonic, stilted,
gasconading, braggart, boastful, pretentious, soi-disant[Fr]; vainglorious
&c. (conceited) 880; highfalutin, highfaluting[obs3]; spread-eagle [U.
elate, elated; jubilant, triumphant, exultant; in high feather;
flushed, flushed with victory; cock-a-hoop; on stilts.
vaunted &c. v.
Adv. vauntingly &c. adj.
Phr. "let the galled jade wince" [Hamlet]; facta non verba[Lat].
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#885. [Undue assumption of superiority.] Insolence. -- N. insolence;
haughtiness &c. adj.; arrogance, airs; overbearance[obs3]; domineering &c.
v.; tyranny &c. 739.
impertinence; sauciness &c. adj.; flippancy, dicacity|, petulance,
procacity[obs3], bluster; swagger, swaggering &c. v.; bounce; terrorism.
assumption, presumption; beggar on horseback; usurpation.
impudence, assurance, audacity, hardihood, front, face, brass;
shamelessness &c. adj.; effrontery, hardened front, face of brass.
assumption of infallibility.
saucebox &c. (blusterer) 887[obs3].
V. be insolent &c. adj.; bluster, vapor, swagger, swell, give oneself
airs, snap one's fingers, kick up a dust; swear &c. (affirm) 535; rap out
oaths; roister. arrogate; assume, presume; make bold, make free; take a
liberty, give an inch and take an ell.
domineer, bully, dictate, hector; lord it over; traiter de haut en
bas[Fr], regarder de haut en bas[Fr]; exact; snub, huff., beard, fly in the
face of; put to the blush; bear down, beat down; browbeat, intimidate;
trample down, tread down, trample under foot; dragoon, ride roughshod
out face, outlook, outstare, outbrazen[obs3], outbrave[obs3]; stare
out of countenance; brazen out; lay down the law; teach one's grandmother
to suck eggs; assume a lofty bearing; talk big, look big; put on big looks,
act the grand seigneur[Fr]; mount the high horse, ride the high horse; toss
the head, carry, with a high hand.
tempt Providence, want snuffing.
Adj. insolent, haughty, arrogant, imperious, magisterial, dictatorial,
arbitrary; high-handed, high and mighty; contumelious, supercilious,
overbearing, intolerant, domineering, overweening, high-flown.
flippant, pert, fresh [U. S.], cavalier, saucy, forward, impertinent,
precocious, assuming, would-be, bumptious.
bluff; brazen, shameless, aweless, unblushlng[obs3], unabashed;
brazen, boldfaced-, barefaced-, brazen-faced; dead to shame, lost to
impudent, audacious, presumptuous, free and easy, devil-may-care,
rollicking; jaunty, janty[obs3]; roistering, blustering, hectoring,
swaggering, vaporing; thrasonic, fire eating, "full of sound and fury"
Adv. with a high hand; ex cathedra[Lat].
Phr. one's bark being worse than his bite; "beggars mounted run
their horse to death" [Henry VI]; quid times? Caesarem vehis
[Lat][Plutarch]; wagahai wa [Jap: I (expressing superiority)].
#886. Servility. -- N. servility; slavery &c. (subjection) 749;
obsequiousness &c. adj.; subserviency; abasement; prostration,
prosternation|; genuflection &c. (worship) 990; fawning &c. v.; tuft-
hunting, timeserving[obs3], flunkeyism[obs3]; sycophancy &c. (flattery)
933; humility &c. 879.
sycophant, parasite; toad, toady, toad-eater; tufthunter[obs3]; snob,
flunky, flunkey, yes-man, lapdog, spaniel, lickspittle, smell-feast,
Graeculus esuriens[Lat], hanger on, cavaliere servente[It], led captain,
carpet knight; timeserver, fortune hunter, Vicar of Bray, Sir-Pertinax, Max
Sycophant, pickthank[obs3]; flatterer &c. 935; doer of dirty work; ame
damnee[Fr], tool; reptile; slave &c. (servant) 746; courtier; beat*, dead
beat*, doughface * [obs3][U. S], heeler [U. S.], homme de cour[Fr],
sponger, sucker*, tagtail[obs3], truckler.
V. cringe, bow, stoop, kneel, bend the knee; fall on one's knees,
prostrate oneself; worship &c. 990.
sneak, crawl, crouch, cower, sponge, truckle to, grovel, fawn, lick
the feet of, kiss the hem of one's garment, kiss one's ass[vulg.], suck up.
pay court to; feed on, fatten on, dance attendance on, pin oneself
upon, hang on the sleeve of, avaler les couleuvres[Fr], keep time to, fetch
and carry, do the dirty work of.
go with the stream, worship the rising sun, hold with the hare and run
with the hounds.
Adj. servile, obsequious; supple,supple as a glove; soapy, oily,
pliant, cringing, abased, dough-faced, fawning, slavish, groveling,
sniveling, mealy-mouthed; beggarly, sycophantic, parasitical; abject,
prostrate, down on ones marrowbones; base, mean, sneaking; crouching &c. v.
Adv. hat in hand, cap in hand.
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#887. Blusterer. -- N. blusterer, swaggerer, vaporer, roisterer[obs3],
brawler; fanfaron[obs3]; braggart &c. (boaster) 884; bully, terrorist,
rough; bulldozer [U. S.], hoodlum, hooligan*, larrikin[obs3], roarer*;
Mohock, Mohawk; drawcansir[obs3], swashbuckler, Captain Bobadil, Sir Lucius
O'Trigger, Thraso, Pistol, Parolles, Bombastes Furioso[obs3], Hector,
Chrononhotonthologos[obs3]; jingo; desperado, dare-devil, fire eater; fury,
&c. (violent person) 173; rowdy; slang-whanger*[obs3], tough [U. S.].
puppy &c. (fop) 854; prig; Sir Oracle, dogmatist, doctrinaire, jack-
in-office; saucebox[obs3], malapert, jackanapes, minx; bantam-cock.
SECTION III. SYMPATHETIC AFFECTIONS
1. SOCIAL AFFECTIONS
#888. Friendship.-- N. friendship, amity; friendliness &c. adj.;
brotherhood, fraternity, sodality, confraternity; harmony &c. (concord)
714; peace &c. 721.
firm friendship, staunch friendship, intimate friendship, familiar
friendship, bosom friendship, cordial friendship, tried friendship, devoted
friendship, lasting friendship, fast friendship, sincere friendship, warm
friendship, ardent friendship.
cordiality, fraternization, entente cordiale[Fr], good understanding,
rapprochement, sympathy, fellow-feeling, response, welcomeness.
affection &c. (love) 897; favoritism; good will &c. (benevolence) 906.
acquaintance, familiarity, intimacy, intercourse, fellowship,
knowledge of; introduction.
V. be friendly &c. adj., be friends &c. 890, be acquainted with &c.
adj.; know; have the ear of; keep company with &c.(sociality) 892; hold
communication with, have dealings with, sympathize with; have a leaning to;
bear good will &c. (benevolent) 906; love &c. 897; make much of; befriend
&c. (aid) 707; introduce to. set one's horses together; have the
latchstring out [U. S.]; hold out the right hand of friendship, extend the
right hand of friendship, hold out the right hand of fellowship; become
friendly &c. adj.; make friends &c. 890 with; break the lee, be introduced
to; make acquaintance with, pick acquaintance with, scrape acquaintance
with; get into favor, gain the friendship of.
shake hands with, fraternize, embrace; receive with open arms, throw
oneself into the arms of; meet halfway, take in good part.
Adj. friendly; amicable, amical[obs3]; well-affected, unhostile[obs3],
neighborly, brotherly, fraternal, sympathetic, harmonious, hearty, cordial,
friends with, well with, at home with, hand in hand with; on good
terms, on friendly terms, on amicable terms, on cordial terms, on
familiar terms, on intimate terms, on good footing; on speaking terms, on
visiting terms; in one's good graces, in one's good books.
acquainted, familiar, intimate, thick, hand and glove, hail fellow
well met, free and easy; welcome.
Adv. amicably &c. adj.; with open arms; sans ceremonie[Fr]; arm in
Phr. amicitia semper prodest [Lat][Seneca]; "a mystic bond of
brotherhood makes all men one" [Carlyle]; "friendship is love without
either flowers or veil" [Hare]; trulgus amicitias utilitate probat
#889. Enmity.-- N. enmity, hostility; unfriendliness &c. adj.; discord
&c. 713; bitterness, rancor.
alienation, estrangement; dislike &c. 867; hate &c. 898.
heartburning[obs3]; animosity &c. 900; malevolence &c. 907.
V. be inimical &c. adj.; keep at arm's length, hold at arm's length;
be at loggerheads; bear malice &c. 907; fall out; take umbrage &c. 900;
harden the heart, alienate, estrange.
[not friendly, but not hostile see indifference 866].
Adj. inimical, unfriendly, hostile; at enmity, at variance, at daggers
drawn,at open war with; up in arms against; in bad odor with.
on bad terms, not on speaking terms; cool; cold, cold hearted;
estranged, alienated, disaffected, irreconcilable.
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#890. Friend. -- N. friend, friend of one's bosom; alter ego; best
friend, bosom friend, soulmate, fast friend; amicus[Lat]; usque ad
aras[Lat]; fidus Achates[Lat][obs3]; persona grata.
acquaintance, neighbor, next-door neighbor, casual acquaintance,
nodding acquaintance; wellwisher.
favorer, fautor[obs3], patron, Mecaenas; tutelary saint, good genius,
advocate, partisan, sympathizer; ally; friend in need &c. (auxiliary) 711.
comrade, mate, companion, familiar, confrere, comrade, camarade[obs3],
confidante, intimate; old crony, crony; chum; pal; buddy, bosom buddy;
playfellow, playmate, childhood friend; bedfellow, bedmate; chamber fellow.
associate, colleague, compeer.
schoolmate, schoolfellow[obs3]; classfellow[obs3], classman[obs3],
classmate; roommate; fellow-man, stable companion.
best man, maid of honor, matron of honor.
compatriot; fellow countryman, countryman.
shopmate, fellow-worker, shipmate, messmate[obs3]; fellow companion,
boon companion, pot companion; copartner, partner, senior partner, junior
Arcades ambo Pylades and Orestes Castor and Pollux[obs3], Nisus and
Euryalus[Lat], Damon and Pythias, par nobile fratrum[Lat].
host, Amphitryon[obs3], Boniface; guest, visitor, protg.
Phr. amici probantur rebus adversis[Lat]; ohne bruder kann man leben
nicht ohne Freund[Ger]; "best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness"
[G. Eliot]; conocidos muchos amigos pocos[Sp]; "friend more divine than
all divinities" [G. Eliot]; vida sin amigo muerte sin testigo[Sp].
#891. Enemy. -- N. enemy; antagonist; foe, foeman[obs3]; open enemy,
bitter enemy; opponent &c. 710; back friend.
public enemy, enemy to society.
Phr. every hand being against one; "he makes no friend who never made
a foe" [Tennyson].
with friends like that, who needs enemies?; Lord protect me from my
friends; I can protect myself from my enemies.
#892. Sociality. -- N. sociality, sociability, sociableness &c. adj.;
social intercourse; consociation[obs3]; intercourse, intercommunity[obs3];
consortship[obs3], companionship, comradeship; clubbism[obs3]; esprit de
conviviality; good fellowship, good company; joviality, jollity,
savoir vivre[Fr], festivity, festive board, merrymaking; loving cup|!;
hospitality, heartiness; cheer.
welcome, welcomeness; greeting; hearty welcome, hearty reception, warm
reception; urbanity &c. (courtesy) 894; familiarity.
good fellow, jolly fellow; bon enfant[Fr], bawcock[obs3].
social circle, family circle; circle of acquaintance, coterie,
society, company. social gathering, social reunion; assembly &c.
(assemblage) 72; barbecue [U. S.], bee; corn-husking [U. S.], corn-shucking
[U. S.]; house raising, barn raising; husking, husking-bee [U. S.];
party, entertainment, reception, levee, at, home, conversazione[It],
soiree, matine; evening party, morning party, afternoon party, bridge
party, garden party, surprise party; kettle, kettle drum; partie
carre[Fr], dish of tea, ridotto[obs3], rout|!; housewarming; ball,
festival &c; smoker, smoker-party;sociable [U.S.], stag party, hen party,
tamasha|!; tea-party, tea-fight*. (amusement) 840; "the feast of reason
and the flow of soul" [Pope].
birthday party[parties for specific occasions], Christmas party, New
Year's Eve party, Thanksgiving Day Dinner; bonenkai[Japan]; wedding
visiting; round of visits; call, morning call; interview &c.
(conversation) 588; assignation; tryst, trysting place; appointment.
club &c. (association) 712.
V. be sociable &c. adj.; know; be acquainted &c. adj.; associate with,
sort with, keep company with, walk hand in hand with; eat off the same
trencher, club together, consort, bear one company, join; make acquaintance
with &c. (friendship) 888; make advances, fraternize, embrace.
be at home with, feel at home with, make oneself at home with; make
free with; crack a bottle with; receive hospitality, live at free quarters;
find the latchstring out [U.S.]. visit, pay a visit; interchange visits,
interchange cards; call at, call upon; leave a card; drop in, look in;
look one up, beat up one's quarters.
entertain; give a party &c. n.; be at home, see one's friends, hang
out, keep open house, do the honors; receive, receive with open arms;
welcome; give a warm reception &c. n. to kill the fatted calf.
Adj. sociable, companionable, clubbable, conversable[obs3], cosy,
cosey[obs3], chatty,, conversational; homiletical.
convivial; festive, festal; jovial, jolly, hospitable.
welcome, welcome as the roses in May; fted, entertained.
free and easy, hall fellow well met, familiar, on visiting terms,
social, neighborly; international; gregarious.
Adv. en famille[Fr], in the family circle; sans fa
ceremonie[Fr]; arm in arm.
Phr. "a crowd is not company" [Bacon]; "be bright and jovial among
your guests tonight" [Macbeth]; "his worth is warrant for his welcome"
[Two Gentlemen]; "let's be red with mirth" [Winter's Tale]; "welcome the
coming speed the parting guest" [Pope].
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#893. Seclusion. Exclusion. -- N. seclusion, privacy; retirement;
reclusion, recess; snugness &c. adj.; delitescence[obs3]; rustication, rus
in urbe[Lat]; solitude; solitariness &c. (singleness) 87; isolation;
loneliness &c. adj.; estrangement from the world, voluntary exile;
cell, hermitage; convent &c. 1000; sanctum sanctorum[Lat].
depopulation, desertion, desolation; wilderness &c. (unproductive)
169; howling wilderness; rotten borough, Old Sarum.
exclusion, excommunication, banishment, exile, ostracism,
proscription; cut, cut direct; dead cut.
inhospitality[obs3], inhospitableness &c. adj.; dissociability[obs3];
domesticity, Darby and Joan.
recluse, hermit, eremite, cenobite; anchoret[obs3], anchorite; Simon
Stylites[obs3]; troglodyte, Timon of Athens[obs3], Santon[obs3], solitaire,
ruralist[obs3], disciple of Zimmermann, closet cynic, Diogenes; outcast,
Pariah, castaway, pilgarlic[obs3]; wastrel, foundling, wilding[obs3].
V. be secluded, live secluded &c. adj.; keep aloof, stand, hold
oneself aloof, keep in the background, stand in the background; keep snug;
shut oneself up; deny oneself, seclude oneself creep into a corner,
rusticate, aller planter ses choux[Fr]; retire, retire from the world; take
the veil; abandon &c. 624; sport one's oak*.
cut, cut dead; refuse to associate with, refuse to acknowledge; look
cool upon, turn one's back upon, shut the door upon; repel, blackball,
excommunicate, exclude, exile, expatriate; banish, outlaw, maroon,
ostracize, proscribe, cut off from, send to Coventry, keep at arm's length,
draw a cordon round.
depopulate; dispeople[obs3], unpeople[obs3].
Adj. secluded, sequestered, retired, delitescent[obs3], private, bye;
out of the world, out of the way; "the world forgetting by the world
snug, domestic, stay-at-home.
unsociable; unsocial, dissocial[obs3]; inhospitable, cynical,
inconversable|, unclubbable, sauvage[Fr], troglodytic.
solitary; lonely, lonesome; isolated, single.
estranged; unfrequented; uninhabitable, uninhabited; tenantless;
abandoned; deserted, deserted in one's utmost need; unfriended[obs3];
kithless[obs3], friendless, homeless; lorn[obs3], forlorn, desolate.
unvisited, unintroduced[obs3], uninvited, unwelcome; under a cloud,
left to shift for oneself, derelict, outcast.
banished &c. v.
Phr. noli me tangere[Lat].
"among them but not of them" [Byron]; "and homeless near a thousand
homes I stood" [Wordsworth]; far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife
[Gray]; "makes a solitude and calls it peace" [Byron]; magna civitas
magna solitudo [Lat]; "never less alone than when alone" [Rogers]; "O
sacred solitude! divine retreat!" [Young].
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#894. Courtesy. -- N. courtesy; respect &c. 928; good manners, good
behavior, good breeding; manners; politeness &c. adj.; bienseance,
urbanity, comity, gentility, breeding, polish, presence; civility,
civilization; amenity, suavity; good temper, good humor; amiability, easy
temper, complacency, soft tongue, mansuetude; condescension &c. (humility)
879; affability, complaisance, prvenance, amability[obs3], gallantry; pink
of politeness, pink of courtesy.
compliment; fair words, soft words, sweet words; honeyed phrases,
ceremonial; salutation, reception, presentation, introduction,
accueil[obs3], greeting, recognition; welcome, abord|, respects, devoir,
regards, remembrances; kind regards, kind remembrances; love, best love,
duty; empty encomium, flattering remark, hollow commendation; salaams.
obeisance &c. (reverence) 928; bow, courtesy, curtsy, scrape, salaam,
kotow[obs3], kowtow, bowing and scraping; kneeling; genuflection &c.
(worship) 990; obsequiousness &c. 886; capping, shaking hands, &c. v.; grip
of the hand, embrace, hug, squeeze, accolade, loving cup, vin
d'honneur[Fr], pledge; love token &c. (endearment) 902; kiss, buss, salute.
mark of recognition, nod; "nods and becks and wreathed smiles"
[Milton]; valediction &c. 293; condolence &c. 915.
V. be courteous &c. adj.; show courtesy &c. n.
mind one's P's and Q's, behave oneself, be all things to all men,
conciliate, speak one fair, take in good part; make the amiable, do the
amiable; look as if butter would not melt in one's mouth; mend one's
receive, do the honors, usher, greet, hail, bid welcome; welcome,
welcome with open arms; shake hands; hold out the hand, press the hand,
squeeze the hand, press the flesh; bid Godspeed; speed the parting guest;
salute; embrace &c. (endearment) 902; kiss, kiss hands; drink to,
pledge, hob and nob[obs3]; move to, nod to; smile upon.
uncover, cap; touch the hat, take off the hat; doff the cap; present
arms; make way for; bow; make one's bow, make a leg; scrape, curtsy,
courtesy; bob a curtsy, bob a courtesy; kneel; bow the knee, bend the knee.
visit, wait upon, present oneself, pay one's respects, pay a visit &c.
(sociability) 892; dance attendance on &c. (servility) 886; pay attentions
to; do homage to &c. (respect) 928.
prostrate oneself &c. (worship) 990.
give one's duty to, send one's duty to, &c. n.
render polite &c. adj.; polish, civilize, humanize.
Adj. courteous, polite, civil, mannerly, urbane; well-behaved, well-
mannered, well-bred, well-brought up; good-mannered, polished, civilized,
cultivated; refined &c. (taste) 850; gentlemanlike &c. (fashion) 852[obs3];
gallant; on one's good behavior.
fine spoken, fair spoken, soft-spoken; honey-mouthed, honey-tongued;
oily, bland; obliging, conciliatory, complaisant, complacent; obsequious
ingratiating, winning; gentle, mild; good-humored, cordial, gracious,
affable, familiar; neighborly.
diplomatic, tactful, politic; artful &c. 702.
Adv. courteously &c. adj.; with a good grace; with open arms, with
outstretched arms; a bras ouverts[Fr]; suaviter in modo[Fr], in good
Int. hail! welcome! well met! ave! all hail! good day, good morrow!
Godspeed! pax vobiscum[Lat]! may your shadow never be less!
Phr. Tien de plus estimable que la ceremonie[Fr]; "the very pink of
courtesy" [Romeo and Juliet].
#895. Discourtesy.-- N. discourtesy;ill breeding; ill manners, bad
manners, ungainly manners; insuavity[obs3]; uncourteousness &c.adj[obs3].;
rusticity, inurbanity[obs3]; illiberality, incivility displacency[obs3].
disrespect &c. 929; procacity[obs3], impudence; barbarism, barbarity;
misbehavior, brutality, blackguardism[obs3], conduct unbecoming a
gentleman, grossieret, brusquerie[obs3]; vulgarity, &c. 851.
churlishness &c. adj.; spinosity[obs3], perversity; moroseness &c.
(sullenness) 901a. sternness &c. adj.; austerity; moodishness[obs3],
captiousness &c. 901; cynicism; tartness &c. adj.; acrimony, acerbity,
scowl, black looks, frown; short answer, rebuff; hard words,
contumely; unparliamentary language, personality.
bear, bruin, brute, blackguard, beast; unlicked cub[obs3]; frump,
crosspatch[obs3]; saucebox &c. 887[obs3]; crooked stick; grizzly.
V. be -rude &c. adj.; insult &c. 929; treat with discourtesy; take a
name in vain; make bold with, make free with; take a liberty; stare out of
countenance, ogle, point at, put to the blush.
cut; turn one's back upon, turn on one's heel; give the cold shoulder;
keep at a distance, keep at arm's length; look cool upon, look coldly upon,
look black upon; show the door to, send away with a flea in the ear.
lose one's temper &c. (resentment) 900; sulk &c. 90la; frown, scowl,
glower, pout; snap, snarl, growl.
render rude &c. ad.; brutalize, brutify[obs3].
Adj. discourteous, uncourteous[obs3]; uncourtly[obs3]; ill-bred, ill-
mannered, ill-behaved, ill-conditioned; unbred; unmannerly, unmannered;
impolite, unpolite[obs3]; unpolished, uncivilized, ungenteel; ungentleman-
like, ungentlemanly; unladylike; blackguard; vulgar &c. 851;
dedecorous[obs3]; foul-mouthed foul-spoken; abusive.
uncivil, ungracious, unceremonious; cool; pert, forward, obtrusive,
impudent, rude, saucy, precocious.
repulsive; uncomplaisant[obs3], unaccommodating, unneighborly,
ungallant; inaffable[obs3]; ungentle, ungainly; rough, rugged, bluff,
blunt, gruff; churlish, boorish, bearish; brutal, brusque; stern, harsh,
taint, sour, crabbed, sharp, short, trenchant, sarcastic, biting,
doggish, caustic, virulent, bitter, acrimonious, venomous, contumelious;
snarling &c. v.; surly, surly as a bear; perverse; grim, sullen &c. 901a;
peevish &c. (irascible) 901.
untactful, impolitic, undiplomatic; artless &c. 703;
Adv. discourteously &c. adj.; with discourtesy &c. n., with a bad
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#896. Congratulation. -- N. congratulation, gratulation[obs3];
felicitation; salute &c. 894; condolence &c. 915; compliments of the
V. congratulate, gratulate[obs3]; felicitate; give one joy, wish one
joy; compliment; tender one's congratulations, offer one's congratulations;
wish many happy returns of the day, wish a merry Christmas and a happy new
praise,laud (commendation) 931.
congratulate oneself &c. (rejoice) 838.
Adj. congratulatory, gratulatory[obs3].
Phr. "I wish you all the joy that you can wish" [Merchant of
Venice]; best wishes.
#897. Love. -- N. love; fondness &c. adj.; liking; inclination &c.
(desire) 865; regard, dilection|, admiration, fancy.
affection, sympathy, fellow-feeling; tenderness &c. adj.; heart,
brotherly love; benevolence &c. 906; attachment.
gallantry, passion, flame, devotion, fervor, enthusiasm, transport of love,
rapture, enchantment, infatuation, adoration, idolatry.
Cupid, Venus; myrtle; true lover's knot; love token, love suit, love
affair, love tale, love story; the, old story, plighted love; courtship &c.
902; amourette[obs3]; free love.
attractiveness; popularity; favorite &c. 899.
lover, suitor, follower, admirer, adorer, wooer, amoret[obs3], beau,
sweetheart, inamorato[It], swain, young man, flame, love, truelove;
leman[obs3], Lothario, gallant, paramour, amoroso[obs3], cavaliere
servente[It], captive, cicisbeo[obs3]; caro sposo[It].
inamorata, ladylove, idol, darling, duck, Dulcinea, angel, goddess,
betrothed, affianced, fiancee.
flirt, coquette; amorette[obs3]; pair of turtledoves; abode of love,
V. love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be
partial to, sympathize with; affection; be in love &c. with adj.; have a
love &c. n. for, entertain a love &c. n. for, harbor cherish a love &c. n.
for; regard, revere; take to, bear love to, be wedded to; set one's
affections on; make much of, feast one's eyes on; hold dear, prize; hug,
cling to, cherish, pet.
burn; adore, idolize, love to distraction, aimer eperdument[Fr]; dote
on, dote upon; take a fancy to, look sweet upon; become enamored &c. adj.;
fall in love with, lose one's heart; desire &c. 865.
excite love; win the heart, gain the heart, win the affections, gain
the affections, secure the love, engage the affections; take the fancy of
have a place in the heart, wind round the heart; attract, attach, endear,
charm, fascinate, captivate, bewitch, seduce, enamor, enrapture, turn the
get into favor; ingratiate oneself, insinuate oneself, worm oneself;
propitiate, curry favor with, pay one's court to, faire l'aimable[Fr], set
one's cap at, flirt.
Adj. loving &c. v.; fond of; taken with, struck with; smitten, bitten;
attached to, wedded to; enamored; charmed &c. v.; in love; love-sick; over
head and ears in love, head over heels in love.
affectionate, tender, sweet upon, sympathetic, loving; amorous,
amatory; fond, erotic, uxorious, ardent, passionate, rapturous, devoted,
loved &c. v. beloved well beloved, dearly beloved; dear, precious,
darling, pet, little; favorite, popular.
congenial; after one's mind, after one's taste, after one's fancy,
after one's own heart, to one's mind, to one's taste, to one's fancy, to
one's own heart.
in one's good graces &c. (friendly) 888; dear as the apple of one's
eye, nearest to one's heart.
lovable, adorable; lovely, sweet; attractive, seductive, winning;
charming, engaging, interesting, enchanting, captivating, fascinating,
bewitching; amiable, like an angel.
Phr. amantes amentes [Lat][Terence]; credula res amor est [Lat][Ovid];
militat omnis amasius [Lat][Ovid]; love conquers all, omnia vincit amor
[Lat][Vergil]; si vis amari ama [obs3][Lat][Seneca]; "the sweetest joy,
the wildest woe" [Bailey].
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#898. Hate. -- N. hate, hatred, vials of hate.
disaffection, disfavor; alienation, estrangement, coolness; enmity &c.
889; animosity &c. 900.
umbrage, pique, grudge; dudgeon, spleen bitterness, bitterness of
feeling; ill blood, bad blood; acrimony; malice &c. 907; implacability &c.
repugnance &c. (dislike) 867; misanthropy, demonophobia[obs3],
gynephobia[obs3], negrophobia[obs3]; odium, unpopularity; detestation,
antipathy; object of hatred, object of execration; abomination, aversion,
bete noire; enemy &c. 891; bitter pill; source of annoyance &c. 830.
V. hate, detest, abominate, abhor, loathe; recoil at, shudder at;
shrink from, view with horror, hold in abomination, revolt against,
execrate;scowl &c. 895; disrelish &c. (dislike) 867.
owe a grudge; bear spleen, bear a grudge, bear malice &c.
(malevolence) 907; conceive an aversion to, take a dislike to.
excite hatred, provoke hatred &c. n.; be hateful &c. adj.; stink in
the nostrils; estrange, alienate, repel, set against, sow dissension, set
by the ears, envenom, incense, irritate, rile; horrify &c. 830; roil.
Adj. hating &c. v.; abhorrent; averse from &c. (disliking) 867; set
bitter &c. (acrimonious) 895 implacable &c. (revengeful) 919.
unloved, unbeloved, unlamented, undeplored, unmourned[obs3], uncared for,
unendeared[obs3], un-valued; disliked &c. 867.
crossed in love, forsaken, rejected, lovelorn, jilted.
obnoxious, hateful, odious, abominable, repulsive, offensive,
shocking; disgusting &c. (disagreeable) 830; reprehensible.
invidious, spiteful; malicious &c. 907.
insulting, irritating, provoking.
at daggers drawn[Mutual hate]; not on speaking terms &c. (enmity)
889; at loggerheads.
Phr. no love lost between.
#899. Favorite. -- N. favorite, pet, cosset, minion, idol, jewel,
spoiled child, enfant gat[Fr]; led captain; crony; fondling; apple of
one's eye, man after one's own heart; persona grata.
love[person who is a favorite (terms of address)], dear, darling,
duck, duckey, honey, sugar, jewel; mopsey[obs3], moppet, princess;
sweetheart, sweetie &c. (love) 897.
general favorite, universal favorite; idol of the people.
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#900. Resentment. -- N. resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger,
wrath, indignation; exasperation, bitter resentment, wrathful indignation.
pique, umbrage, huff, miff, soreness, dudgeon, acerbity, virulence,
bitterness, acrimony, asperity, spleen, gall; heart-burning, heart-
ill humor, bad humor, ill temper, bad temper; irascibility &c. 901;
ill blood &c. (hate) 898; revenge &c. 919.
excitement, irritation; warmth, bile, choler, ire, fume, pucker,
dander, ferment, ebullition; towering passion, acharnement[Fr], angry mood,
taking, pet, tiff, passion, fit, tantrums.
burst, explosion, paroxysm, storm, rage, fury, desperation; violence
&c. 173; fire and fury; vials of wrath; gnashing of teeth, hot blood, high
scowl &c. 895; sulks &c. 901a.
[Cause of umbrage] affront, provocation, offense; indignity &c.
(insult) 929; grudge, crow to pluck, bone to pick, sore subject, casus
belli[Lat]; ill turn, outrage.
buffet, slap in the face, box on the ear, rap on the knuckles.
V. resent; take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take
umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part,
take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie[Fr]; breathe revenge, cut up
fly into a rage, fall into a rage, get into a rage, fly into a
passion; bridle up, bristle up, froth up, fire up, flare up; open the vials
of one's wrath, pour out the vials of one's wrath.
pout, knit the brow, frown, scowl, lower, snarl, growl, gnarl, gnash,
snap; redden, color; look black, look black as thunder, look daggers; bite
one's thumb; show one's teeth, grind one's teeth; champ the bit, champ at
chafe, mantle, fume, kindle, fly out, take fire; boil, boil over; boil
with indignation, boil with rage; rage, storm, foam, vent one's rage, vent
one's spleen; lose one's temper, stand on one's hind legs, stamp the foot,
stamp with rage, quiver with rage, swell with rage, foam with rage; burst
with anger; raise Cain.
have a fling at; bear malice &c. (revenge) 919.
cause anger, raise anger; affront, offend; give offense, give
umbrage; anger; hurt the feelings; insult, discompose, fret, ruffle,
nettle, huff, pique; excite &c. 824; irritate, stir the blood, stir up
bile; sting, sting to the quick; rile, provoke, chafe, wound, incense,
inflame, enrage, aggravate, add fuel to the flame, fan into a flame, widen
the breach, envenom, embitter, exasperate, infuriate, kindle wrath; stick
in one's gizzard; rankle &e. 919; hit on the raw, rub on the raw, sting on
the raw, strike on the raw.
put out of countenance, put out of humor; put one's monkey up, put
one's back up; raise one's gorge, raise one's dander, raise one's choler;
work up into a passion; make one's blood boil, make the ears tingle; throw,
into a ferment, madden, drive one mad; lash into fury, lash into madness;
fool to the top of one's bent; set by the ears.
bring a hornet's nest about one's ears.
Adj. angry, wrath, irate; ireful, wrathful; cross &c. (irascible) 901;
Achillean[obs3]; sulky, &c. 901a; bitter, virulent; acrimonious &c.
(discourteous) &c. 895; violent &c. 173.
warm, burning; boiling, boiling over; fuming, raging; foaming, foaming
at the mouth; convulsed with rage.
offended &c. v.; waxy, acharne; wrought, worked up; indignant, hurt,
sore; set against.
fierce, wild, rageful[obs3], furious, mad with rage, fiery, infuriate,
rabid, savage; relentless &c. 919.
flushed with anger, flushed with rage; in a huff, in a stew, in a
fume, in a pucker, in a passion, in a rage, in a fury, in a taking, in a
way; on one's high ropes, up in arms; in high dudgeon.
Adv. angrily &c. adj.; in the height of passion; in the heat of
passion, in the heat of the moment.
Int. tantaene animis coelestibus irae [Lat][Vergil]! marry come up!
Phr. one's blood being up, one's back being up, one's monkey being up;
fervens difficili bile jecur[Lat]; the gorge rising, eyes flashing fire;
the blood rising, the blood boiling; haeret lateri lethalis arundo
[Lat][Vergil]; "beware the fury of a patient man" [Dryden]; furor arma
ministrat [Lat][Vergil]; ira furor brevis est [Lat][Horace]; quem Jupiter
vult perdere dementat prius[Lat]; "What, drunk with choler?" [Henry IV].
#901. Irascibility. -- N. irascibility, irascibleness, temper;
crossness &c. adj.; susceptibility, procacity, petulance, irritability,
tartness, acerbity, protervity; pugnacity &c. (contentiousness) 720.
excitability &c. 825; bad temper, fiery temper, crooked temper,
irritable &c. adj. temper; genus irritabile[Lat], hot blood.
ill humor &c. (sullenness) 901a; asperity &c., churlishness &c.
huff &c. (resentment) 900; a word and a blow.
Sir Fretful Plagiary; brabbler[obs3], Tartar; shrew, vixen, virago,
termagant, dragon, scold, Xantippe; porcupine; spitfire; fire eater &c.
(blusterer) 887; fury &c. (violent person) 173.
V. be irascible &c. adj.; have a temper &c. n., have a devil in one;
fire up &c. (be angry) 900.
Adj. irascible; bad-tempered, ill-tempered; irritable, susceptible;
excitable &c. 825; thin-skinned &c. (sensitive) 822; fretful, fidgety; on
hasty, overhasty, quick, warm, hot, testy, touchy, techy[obs3],
tetchy; like touchwood, like tinder; huffy; pettish, petulant; waspish,
snappish, peppery, fiery, passionate, choleric, shrewish, "sudden and
quick in quarrel" [As You Like It].
querulous, captious, moodish[obs3]; quarrelsome, contentious,
disputatious; pugnacious &c. (bellicose) 720; cantankerous,
exceptious[obs3]; restiff &c. (perverse) 901a[obs3]; churlish &c.
cross, cross as crabs, cross as two sticks, cross as a cat, cross as a
dog, cross as the tongs; fractious, peevish, acaritre[obs3].
in a bad temper; sulky &c. 901a; angry &c. 900. resentful, resentive[obs3];
vindictive &c. 919.
Phr. a vieux comptes nouvelles disputes[Fr]; quamvis tegatur proditur
vultu furor [Lat][Seneca]; vino tortus et ira [Lat][Horace].
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#901a. Sullenness. -- N. sullenness &c. adj.; morosity[obs3], spleen;
churlishness &c. (discourtesy) 895; irascibility &c. 901.
moodiness &c. adj.; perversity; obstinacy &c. 606; torvity|,
spinosity[obs3]; crabbedness &c. adj.
ill temper, bad temper, ill humor, bad humor; sulks, dudgeon,
mumps[obs3], dumps, doldrums, fit of the sulks, bouderie[Fr], black looks,
scowl; grouch; huff &c. (resentment) 900.
V. be sullen &c. adj.; sulk; frown, scowl, lower, glower, gloam[obs3],
pout, have a hangdog look, glout[obs3].
Adj. sullen, sulky; ill-tempered, ill-humored, ill-affected, ill-
disposed; grouty [obs3][U. S.]; in an ill temper, in a bad temper, in a
shocking temper, in an ill humor, in a bad humor, in a shocking humor; out
of temper, out of humor; knaggy[obs3], torvous[obs3], crusty, crabbed;
sour, sour as a crab; surly &c. (discourteous) 895.
moody; spleenish[obs3], spleenly[obs3]; splenetic, cankered.
cross, crossgrained[obs3]; perverse, wayward, humorsome[obs3];
restiff[obs3], restive; cantankerous, intractable, exceptious[obs3],
sinistrous[obs3], deaf to reason, unaccommodating, rusty, froward; cussed
dogged &c. (stubborn) 606.
grumpy, glum, grim, grum[obs3], morose, frumpish; in the sulks &c. n.;
out of sorts; scowling, glowering, growling; grouchy.
peevish &c. (irascible) 901.
#902. [Expression of affection or love.] Endearment. -- N. endearment,
caress; blandishment, blandiment|; panchement, fondling, billing and
cooing, dalliance, necking, petting, sporting, sparking, hanky-panky;
embrace, salute, kiss, buss, smack, osculation, deosculation|; amorous
courtship, wooing, suit, addresses, the soft impeachment; lovemaking;
flirting &c. v.; flirtation, gallantry; coquetry.
true lover's knot, plighted love; love tale, love token, love letter;
honeymoon; Strephon and Chloe[obs3].
V. caress, fondle, pet, dandle; pat, pat on the head, pat on the
cheek; chuck under the chin, smile upon, coax, wheedle, cosset, coddle,
cocker, cockle; make of, make much of; cherish, foster, kill with kindness.
clasp, hug, cuddle; fold in one's arms, strain in one's arms; nestle,
nuzzle; embrace, kiss, buss, smack, blow a kiss; salute &c. (courtesy) 894;
fold to the heart, press to the bosom.
bill and coo, spoon, toy, dally, flirt, coquet; gallivant, galavant;
philander; make love; pay one's court to, pay one's addresses to, pay one's
attentions to; serenade; court, woo; set one's cap at; be sweet upon, look
sweet upon; ogle, cast sheep's eyes upon; faire les yeux doux[Fr].
fall in love with, win the affections &c. (love) 897; die for.
propose; make an offer, have an offer; pop the question; plight one's
troth, plight one's faith.
Adj. caressing &c. v.; "sighing like furnace" [Shakespeare]; love-
caressed &c. V.
Phr. "faint heart neer won fair lady"; "kisses honeyed by oblivion"
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#903. Marriage. -- N. marriage, matrimony, wedlock, union,
intermarriage, miscegenation, the bonds of marriage, vinculum
matrimonii[Lat], nuptial tie.
married state, coverture, bed, cohabitation.
match; betrothment &c. (promise) 768; wedding, nuptials, Hymen,
bridal; espousals, spousals; leading to the altar &c. v.; nuptial
benediction, epithalamium[obs3]; sealing.
torch of Hymen, temple of Hymen; hymeneal altar; honeymoon.
bridesmaid, bridesman[obs3], best man; bride, bridegroom. married man,
married woman, married couple; neogamist[obs3], Benedict, partner,
spouse, mate, yokemate[obs3]; husband, man, consort, baron; old man, good
man; wife of one's bosom; helpmate, rib, better half, gray mare, old woman,
old lady, good wife, goodwife.
feme[Fr], feme coverte[Fr]; squaw, lady; matron, matronage,
matronhood[obs3]; man and wife; wedded pair, Darby and Joan; spiritual
monogamy, bigamy, digamy[obs3], deuterogamy[obs3], trigamy[obs3],
polygamy; mormonism; levirate[obs3]; spiritual wifery[obs3], spiritual
wifeism[obs3]; polyandrism[obs3]; Turk, bluebeard[obs3].
unlawful marriage, left-handed marriage, morganatic marriage, ill-
assorted marriage; mesalliance; mariage de convenance[Fr].
marriage broker; matrimonial agency, matrimonial agent, matrimonial
bureau, matchmaker; schatchen[Ger].
V. marry, wive, take to oneself a wife; be married, be spliced; go
off, pair off; wed, espouse, get hitched[U.S. slang], lead to the hymeneal
altar, take "for better for worse", give one's hand to, bestow one's hand
marry, join, handfast[obs3]; couple &c. (unit) 43; tie the nuptial
knot; give away, give away in marriage; seal; ally, affiance; betroth &c.
(promise) 768; publish the banns, bid the banns; be asked in church.
Adj. married &c. v.; one, one bone and one flesh. marriageable,
engaged, betrothed, affianced.
matrimonial, marital, conjugal, connubial, wedded; nuptial, hymeneal,
Phr. the gray mare the better horse; "a world-without-end bargain"
[Love's Labor's Lost]; "marriages are made in Heaven" [Tennyson]; "render
me worthy of this noble wife" [Julius Caesar]; si qua voles apte nubere
nube pari [Lat][Ovid].
#904. Celibacy. -- N. celibacy, singleness, single blessedness;
bachelorhood, bachelorship[obs3]; misogamy[obs3], misogyny.
virginity, pucelage[obs3]; maidenhood, maidenhead.
unmarried man, bachelor, Coelebs, agamist[obs3], old bachelor;
misogamist[obs3], misogynist; monogamist; monk.
unmarried woman, spinster; maid, maiden;virgin, feme sole[Fr], old
maid; bachelor girl, girl-bachelor; nun.
V. live single, live alone.
Adj. unmarried, unwed, unwedded[obs3]; wifeless, spouseless[obs3];
#905. Divorce. -- N. divorce, divorcement; separation; judicial
separation, separate maintenance; separatio a mensa et thoro[Lat],
separatio a vinculo matrimonii [Lat].
trial separation, breakup; annulment.
widowhood, viduity[obs3], weeds.
widow, widower; relict; dowager; divorcee; cuckold; grass widow, grass
widower; merry widow.
V. live separate; separate, divorce, disespouse[obs3], put away; wear
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2. DIFFUSIVE SYMPATHETIC AFFECTIONS
#906. Benevolence. -- N. benevolence, Christian charity; God's love,
God's grace; good will; philanthropy &c. 910; unselfishness &c. 942.
good nature, good feeling, good wishes; kindness, kindliness &c. adj.;
loving-kindness, benignity, brotherly love, charity, humanity, fellow-
feeling, sympathy: goodness of heart, warmth of heart; bonhomie; kind-
heartedness; amiability, milk of human kindness, tenderness; love &c. 897;
friendship &c. 888.
toleration, consideration, generosity; mercy &c. (pity) 914.
charitableness &c. adj.; bounty, almsgiving; good works, beneficence,
"the luxury of doing good" [Goldsmith].
acts of kindness, a good turn; good offices, kind offices good
treatment, kind treatment.
good Samaritan, sympathizer, bon enfant[Fr]; altruist.
V. be benevolent &c. adj.; have one's heart in the right place, bear
good will; wish well, wish Godspeed; view with an eye of favor, regard with
an eye of favor; take in good part; take an interest in, feel an interest
in; be interested in, feel interested in; sympathize with, empathize with,
feel for; fraternize &c. (be friendly) 888.
enter into the feelings of others, do as you would be done by, meet
treat well; give comfort, smooth the bed of death; do good, do a good
turn; benefit &c. (goodness) 648; render a service, be of use; aid &c. 707.
Adj. benevolent; kind, kindly; well-meaning; amiable; obliging,
accommodating, indulgent, gracious, complacent, good-humored.
warm-hearted, kind-hearted, tender-hearted, large-hearted, broad-
hearted; merciful &c. 914; charitable, beneficent, humane, benignant;
good-natured, well-natured; spleenless[obs3]; sympathizing,
sympathetic; complaisant &c. (courteous) 894; well-meant, well-intentioned.
fatherly, motherly, brotherly, sisterly; paternal, maternal,
fraternal; sororal[obs3]; friendly &c. 888.
Adv. with a good intention, with the best intentions.
Int. Godspeed! much good may it do!
Phr. "act a charity sometimes" [Lamb]; "a tender heart, a will
inflexible" [Longfellow]; de mortuis nil nisi bonum [Lat: say only good
things about the dead, don't speak ill of the dead]; "kind words are more
than coronets" [Tennyson]; quando amigo pide no hay manana[Lat]; "the
social smile, the sympathetic tear" [Gray].
#907. Malevolence. -- N. malevolence; bad intent, bad intention;
unkindness, diskindness[obs3]; ill nature, ill will, ill blood; bad blood;
enmity &c. 889; hate &c. 898; malignity; malice, malice prepense[obs3];
maliciousness &c. adj.; spite, despite; resentment &c. 900.
uncharitableness &c. adj.; incompassionateness &c. 914a[obs3]; gall,
venom, rancor, rankling, virulence, mordacity[obs3], acerbity churlishness
&c. (discourtesy) 895.
hardness of heart, heart of stone, obduracy; cruelty; cruelness &c.
adj.; brutality, savagery; ferity[obs3], ferocity; barbarity, inhumanity,
immanity|, truculence, ruffianism; evil eye, cloven foot; torture,
ill turn, bad turn; affront &c. (disrespect) 929; outrage, atrocity;
ill usage; intolerance, persecution; tender mercies [ironical]; "unkindest
cut of all" [Julius Caesar].
V. be malevolent &c. adj.; bear spleen, harbor spleen, bear a grudge,
harbor a grudge, bear malice; betray the cloven foot, show the cloven foot.
hurt &c. (physical pain) 378; annoy &c. 830; injure., harm, wrong; do
harm to, do an ill office to; outrage; disoblige, malign, plant a thorn in
molest, worry, harass, haunt, harry, bait, tease; throw stones at;
play the devil with; hunt down, dragoon, hound; persecute, oppress, grind;
maltreat; illtreat, ill-use.
wreak one's malice on, do one's worst, break a butterfly on the wheel;
dip one's hands in blood, imbrue one's hands in blood; have no mercy &c.
Adj. malevolent, unbenevolent; unbenign; ill-disposed, ill-
intentioned, ill-natured, ill-conditioned, ill-contrived; evil-minded,
malicious; malign, malignant; rancorous; despiteful, spiteful;
mordacious, caustic, bitter, envenomed, acrimonious, virulent; unamiable,
uncharitable; maleficent, venomous, grinding, galling.
harsh, disobliging; unkind, unfriendly, ungracious; inofficious[obs3];
invidious; uncandid; churlish &c. (discourteous) 895; surly, sullen &c.
cold, cold-blooded, cold-hearted; black-hearted, hard-hearted, flint-
hearted, marble-hearted, stony-hearted; hard of heart, unnatural; ruthless
&c. (unmerciful) 914a; relentless &c. (revengeful) 919.
cruel; brutal, brutish; savage, savage as a bear, savage as a tiger;
ferine[obs3], ferocious; inhuman; barbarous, barbaric, semibarbaric, fell,
untamed, tameless, truculent, incendiary; bloodthirsty &c. (murderous) 361;
fiendish, fiendlike[obs3]; demoniacal; diabolic, diabolical; devilish,
infernal, hellish, Satanic; Tartaran.
Adv. malevolently &c. adj.; with bad intent &c. n.
Phr. cruel as death; "hard unkindness' alter'd eye" [Gray]; homo
homini lupus [Lat][Plautus]; mala mens[Lat], malus animus [Lat][Terence].;
"rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind" [Hamlet]; "sharp-tooth'd
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#908. Malediction. -- N. malediction, malison[obs3], curse,
imprecation, denunciation, execration, anathema, ban, proscription,
excommunication, commination[obs3], thunders of the Vatican, fulmination,
maranatha[obs3]; aspersion, disparagement, vilification, vituperation.
abuse; foul language, bad language, strong language, unparliamentary
language; billingsgate, sauce, evil speaking; cursing &c. v.; profane
swearing, oath; foul invective, ribaldry, rude reproach, scurrility.
threat &c. 909; more bark than bite; invective &c. (disapprobation)
V. curse, accurse[obs3], imprecate, damn, swear at; curse with bell
book and candle; invoke curses on the head of, call down curses on the head
of; devote to destruction.
execrate, beshrew[obs3], scold; anathematize &c. (censure) 932; bold
up to execration, denounce, proscribe, excommunicate, fulminate, thunder
against; threaten &c. 909.
curse and swear; swear, swear like a trooper; fall a cursing, rap out
an oath, damn.
Adj. cursing, cursed &c. v.
Int. woe to! beshrew[obs3]! ruat coelum[Lat]! ill betide, woe betide;
confusion seize! damn! damn it! damn you! damn you to hell! go to hell! go
to blazes! confound! blast! curse! devil take! hang! out with! a plague
upon! out upon! aroynt[obs3]! honi soit[Fr]! parbleu[Fr]!
Phr. delenda est Carthago[Lat].
#909. Threat. -- N. threat, menace; defiance &c. 715; abuse,
minacity[obs3], intimidation; denunciation; fulmination; commination &c.
(curse) 908[obs3]; gathering clouds &c. (warning) 668.
V. threat, threaten; menace; snarl, growl, gnarl, mutter, bark, bully.
defy &c. 715; intimidate &c. 860; keep in terrorem[Lat], hold up in
terrorem[Lat], hold out in terrorem[Lat]; shake the fist at, double the
fist at, clinch the fist at; thunder, talk big, fulminate, use big words,
bluster, look daggers, stare daggers.
Adj. threatening, menacing; minatory, minacious[obs3];
comminatory[obs3], abusive; in terrorem[Lat]; ominous &c. (predicting) 511
; defiant &c. 715; under the ban.
Int. vae victis[Lat]! at your peril! do your worst!
#910. Philanthropy. -- N. philanthropy, humanity, humanitarianism
universal benevolence; endaemonism[obs3], deliciae humani generis[Lat];
cosmopolitanism, utilitarianism, the greatest happiness of the greatest
number, social science, sociology.
common weal; socialism, communism, Fourierism|!,
phalansterianism[obs3], Saint Simonianism[obs3].
patriotism, civism[obs3], nationality, love of country, amor
patriae[Lat], public spirit.
chivalry, knight errantry[obs3]; generosity &c. 942.
philanthropist, endaemonist[obs3], utilitarian, Benthamite, socialist,
communist, cosmopolite, citizen of the world, amicus humani generis[Lat];
knight errant; patriot.
Adj. philanthropic, humanitarian, utilitarian, cosmopolitan; public-
spirited, patriotic; humane, large-hearted &c. (benevolent) 906; chivalric;
generous &c. 942.
Adv. pro bono publico[Lat], pro aris et focis [Lat][obs3][Cicero].
Phr. humani nihil a me alienum puto [Lat][Terence]; omne solum forti
patria [Lat][Ovid]; un bien fait n'est jamais perdu[Fr].
#911. Misanthropy. -- N. misanthropy, incivism; egotism &c.
(selfishness) 943; moroseness &c. 901a; cynicism.
misanthrope, misanthropist, egotist, cynic, man hater, Timon,
woman hater, misogynist.
Adj. misanthropic, antisocial, unpatriotic; egotistical &c.(selfish)
943; morose &c. 901a.
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#912. Benefactor. -- N. benefactor, savior, good genius, tutelary
saint, guardian angel, good Samaritan; pater patriae[Lat]; salt of the
earth &c. (good man); 948; auxiliary &c. 711.
#913. [Maleficent being] Evil doer -- N. evil doer, evil worker;
wrongdoer &c. 949; mischief-maker, marplot; oppressor, tyrant; destroyer,
firebrand, incendiary, fire bug [U. S.], pyromaniac; anarchist,
savage, brute, ruffian, barbarian, semibarbarian[obs3], caitiff,
desperado; Apache[obs3], hoodlum, hood, plug-ugly*, pug-ugly* [U.S.], Red
Skin, tough [U. S.]; Mohawk, Mo-hock, Mo-hawk; bludgeon man, bully, rough,
hooligan, larrikin[obs3], dangerous classes, ugly customer; thief &c. 792.
cockatrice, scorpion, hornet.
snake, viper, adder, snake in the grass; serpent, cobra, asp,
canker-worm, wire-worm; locust, Colorado beetle; alacran[obs3],
alligator, caymon[obs3], crocodile, mosquito, mugger, octopus; torpedo;
bane &c. 663.
cutthroat &c. (killer) 461.
cannibal; anthropophagus|!, anthropophagist|!; bloodsucker, vampire,
ogre, ghoul, gorilla, vulture; gyrfalcon|!, gerfalcon|!.
wild beast, tiger, hyena, butcher, hangman; blood-hound, hell-hound,
sleuth-hound; catamount [U. S.], cougar, jaguar, puma.
hag, hellhag[obs3], beldam, Jezebel.
monster; fiend &c. (demon) 980; devil incarnate, demon in human shape;
harpy, siren; Furies, Eumenides.
Hun, Attila[obs3], scourge of the human race.
Phr. faenum habet in cornu [Lat].
3. SPECIAL SYMPATHETIC AFFECTIONS
#914. Pity. -- N. pity, compassion, commiseration; bowels, of
compassion; sympathy, fellow-feeling, tenderness, yearning, forbearance,
humanity, mercy, clemency; leniency &c. (lenity) 740; charity, ruth, long-
melting mood; argumentum ad misericordiam[Lat], quarter, grace, locus
sympathizer; advocate, friend, partisan, patron, wellwisher.
V. pity; have pity, show pity, take pity &c. n.; commiserate,
compassionate; condole &c. 915; sympathize; feel for, be sorry for, yearn
for; weep, melt, thaw, enter into the feelings of.
forbear, relent, relax, give quarter, wipe the tears, parcere
subjectis[Lat], give a coup de grace, put out of one's misery.
raise pity, excite pity &c. n..; touch, soften; melt, melt the heart;
ask for mercy &c. v.; supplicate &c. (request) 765; cry for quarter,
beg one's life, kneel; deprecate.
Adj. pitying &c. v.; pitiful, compassionate, sympathetic, touched.
merciful, clement, ruthful; humane; humanitarian &c. (philanthropic)
910; tender, tender hearted, tender as a chicken; soft, soft hearted;
unhardened[obs3]; lenient &c. 740; exorable[obs3], forbearing; melting &c.
Int. for pity's sake! mercy! have mercy! cry you mercy! God help you!
poor thing! poor dear! poor fellow! woe betide! "quis talia fando
temperet a lachrymiss!" [Lat][Vergil].
Phr. one's heart bleeding for; haud ignara mali miseris succurrere
disco [Lat][Vergil]; "a fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind" onor di
bocca assai giova e poco costa[Garrick][It].
#914a. Pitilessness. -- N. pitilessness &c. adj.; inclemency; severity
&c. 739; malevolence &c. 907.
V. have no mercy, shut the gates of mercy &c. 914; give no quarter.
Adj. pitiless, merciless, ruthless, bowelless; unpitying, unmerciful,
inclement; grim-faced, grim-visaged; incompassionate[obs3],
uncompassionate; inexorable; harsh &c. 739; unrelenting &c. 919.
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#915. Condolence. -- N. condolence; lamentation &c. 839; sympathy,
V. condole with, console, sympathize express pity, testify pity;
afford consolation, supply consolation; lament &c. 839 with; express
sympathy for; feel grief in common with, feel sorrow in common with; share
4. RETROSPECTIVE SYMPATHETIC AFFECTIONS
#916. Gratitude. -- N. gratitude, thankfulness, feeling of obligation,
sense of obligation.
acknowledgment, recognition, thanksgiving, thanksgiving, giving
thanks; thankful good will.
thanks, praise, benediction; paean; Te Deum &c. (worship) 990[Lat];
grace, grace before meat, grace after meat, grace before meals, grace after
meals; thank offering.
V. be grateful &c. adj.; thank; give thanks, render thanks, return
thanks, offer thanks, tender thanks &c. n.; acknowledge, requite.
feel under an obligation, be under an obligation, lie under an
obligation; savoir gr[Fr]; not look a gift horse in the mouth; never
forget, overflow with gratitude; thank one's stars, thank one's lucky
stars, bless one's stars; fall on one's knees.
Adj. grateful, thankful, obliged, beholden, indebted to, under
Int. thanks! many thanks! gramercy[obs3]! much obliged! thank you!
thank you very much! thanks a lot! thanks a heap, thanks loads [coll.];
thank Heaven! Heaven be praised! Gott sei Dank[Ger]!.
#917. Ingratitude. -- N. ingratitude, thanklessness, oblivion of
"benefits forgot"; thankless task,thankless office.