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April 27, 2010

Main Entry: disposition
Definition: personal temperament
Synonyms: bag*, being, bent, bias, cast, character, complexion, constitution, cup of tea, druthers, emotions, flash, frame of mind, groove*, habit, humor, identity, inclination, individualism, individuality, leaning, make-up, mind-set, mood, nature, penchant, personality, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, proneness, propensity, readiness, spirit, stamp, temper, tendency, tenor, thing*, tone, type, vein
Main Entry: disposition
Definition: arrangement, management of a situation
Synonyms: adjustment, classification, control, decision, direction, disposal, distribution, grouping, method, order, ordering, organization, placement, plan, regulation, sequence
Antonyms: disarrangement, mismanagement
Main Entry: disposition
Definition: personal temperament
Synonyms: bag*, being, bent, bias, cast, character, complexion, constitution, cup of tea, druthers, emotions, flash, frame of mind, groove*, habit, humor, identity, inclination, individualism, individuality, leaning, make-up, mind-set, mood, nature, penchant, personality, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, proneness, propensity, readiness, spirit, stamp, temper, tendency, tenor, thing*, tone, type, vein
Main Entry: disposition
Definition: arrangement, management of a situation
Synonyms: adjustment, classification, control, decision, direction, disposal, distribution, grouping, method, order, ordering, organization, placement, plan, regulation, sequence
Antonyms: disarrangement, mismanagement
Main Entry: arrangement
Definition: something that has been ordered
Synonyms: alignment, array, classification, combination, composition, design, display, disposition, distribution, form, grouping, lineup, method, ordering, organization, pattern, pecking order, ranging, rank, sequence, setup, structure, system
Main Entry: array
Definition: collection, considerable group
Synonyms: arrangement, batch, body, bunch, bundle, clump, cluster, design, display, disposition, exhibition, formation, host, lineup, lot, multitude, order, parade, pattern, set, show, supply, throng
Main Entry: attitude
Definition: mental outlook
Synonyms: air, angle, approach, belief, bent, bias, character, demeanor, disposition, frame of mind, headset, inclination, leaning, like it is, mental state, mindset, mindtrip, mood, notion, opinion, perspective, philosophy, point of view, position, posture, predilection, prejudice, proclivity, reaction, routine, say so, sensibility, sentiment, set, slant, stance, stand, standing, standpoint, temper, temperament, twist, view, where one is at
Main Entry: bent
Definition: inclination; talent
Synonyms: ability, aim, aptitude, bag*, disposition, druthers, facility, faculty, flair, forte, genius, gift, head-set, inclining, knack, leaning, mind-set, nose, penchant, predilection, predisposition, preference, proclivity, propensity, set, tack, tendency, thing for, tilt, turn, weakness for
Main Entry: bias
Definition: belief in one way; partiality
Synonyms: bent, bigotry, chauvinism, disposition, favoritism, flash, head-set, illiberality, inclination, intolerance, leaning, mind trip, mind-set, narrowmindedness, one-sidedness, penchant, preconception, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, prepossession, proclivity, proneness, propensity, spin, standpoint, tendency, tilt, turn, unfairness, viewpoint
Antonyms: fairness, impartiality, justness
Main Entry: character
Definition: individuality
Synonyms: appearance, aspect, attribute, badge, bent, caliber, cast, complex, complexion, constitution, crasis, disposition, emotions, estimation, ethos, frame, frame of mind, genius, grain, habit, humor, kind, makeup, mettle, mood, morale, mystique, nature, personality, quality, record, reputation, repute, sense, set, shape, singularity, sort, specialty, spirit, standing, streak, style, temper, temperament, tone, trait, turn, type, vein
Main Entry: characteristic
Definition: typical feature, trait
Synonyms: affection, aspect, attribute, badge, bag, bearing, bent, caliber, cast, complexion, component, differentia, disposition, distinction, earmark, endowment, essence, essential, faculty, flavor, frame, idiosyncrasy, inclination, individuality, lineament, mannerism, mark, mood, nature, originality, particularity, peculiarity, personality, point, property, quality, singularity, specialty, streak, stripe, style, symptom, temperament, tendency, thing, thumbprint, tinge, tone, trademark, turn, virtue
Antonyms: abnormality
Main Entry: classification
Definition: categorization
Synonyms: allocation, alloting, allotment, analysis, apportionment, arrangement, assignment, assortment, cataloguing, categorizing, codification, collocation, consignment, coordination, denomination, department, designation, disposal, disposition, distributing, distribution, division, echelon, gradation, grade, grading, graduation, group, grouping, kind, order, ordering, ordination, organization, pigeonholing, regulation, sizing, sorting, systematization, tabulating, taxonomy, typecasting
Main Entry: climate
Definition: mood of situation
Synonyms: ambience, ambient, atmosphere, disposition, environment, feeling, medium, milieu, mise-en-scène, mood, surroundings, temper, tendency, trend
Main Entry: complexion
Definition: someone’s character
Synonyms: appearance, aspect, cast, countenance, disposition, guise, humor, ilk, individualism, individuality, kind, light, look, make-up, nature, personality, seeming, semblance, sort, stamp, style, temper, temperament, type
Main Entry: configuration
Definition: arrangement
Synonyms: Gestalt, composition, contour, disposition, figure, form, outline, shape, structure
Main Entry: constitution
Definition: physical make-up and health
Synonyms: architecture, build, character, composition, construction, content, contents, design, disposition, essence, form, formation, frame, habit, habitus, nature, physique, structure, temper, temperament, type, vitality
Main Entry: construction
Definition: creation, building
Synonyms: architecture, arrangement, assembly, build, cast, composition, conception, constitution, contour, cut, development, disposition, edifice, elevation, erecting, erection, fabric, fabricating, fabrication, figuration, figure, form, format, formation, foundation, improvisation, invention, makeup, making, manufacture, mold, origination, outline, plan, planning, prefab, prefabrication, putting up, raising, rearing, roadwork, shape, structure, system, systematization, turn, type
Antonyms: destruction, disfigurement, disorganization, ruin, ruins
Main Entry: demeanor
Definition: behavior, manner
Synonyms: address, air, attitude, bearing, carriage, comportment, conduct, deportment, disposition, mien, poise, port, presence, set
Main Entry: disposal
Definition: parting with or throwing something away
Synonyms: auctioning, bartering, chucking, clearance, conveyance, demolishing, demolition, destroying, destruction, discarding, dispatching, dispensation, disposition, dumping, ejection, jettison, jettisoning, junking, relegation, relinquishment, removal, riddance, sacrifice, sale, scrapping, selling, trading, transfer, transference, vending
Antonyms: hold, keeping, retention
Main Entry: disposal
Definition: conclusion, settlement of situation
Synonyms: action, allocation, arrangement, array, assignment, assortment, bequest, bestowal, consignment, control, conveyance, determination, dispensation, disposition, distribution, division, effectuation, end, gift, grouping, order, ordering, placing, position, provision, sequence, transfer, winding up
Antonyms: beginning, start
Main Entry: distribution
Definition: classification
Synonyms: arrangement, assortment, disposal, disposition, grouping, location, order, ordering, organization, placement, sequence
Main Entry: employment
Definition: using something
Synonyms: adoption, appliance, application, disposition, exercise, exercising, exertion, exploitation, handling, operation, play, purpose, usage, usance, use, utilization
Antonyms: misuse
Main Entry: formation
Definition: composition, establishment
Synonyms: accumulation, architecture, arrangement, compilation, configuration, constitution, construction, creation, crystallization, deposit, design, development, dispersal, disposition, embodiment, evolution, fabrication, figure, forming, generation, genesis, grouping, induction, makeup, manufacture, order, organization, pattern, production, rank, structure, synthesis
Main Entry: frame of mind
Definition: person’s mental attitude
Synonyms: attitude, constitution, disposition, emotions, feelings, humor, inner nature, makeup, mentality, mindset, mood, nature, shape, spirit, spirits, standing, state, state of mind, temper, temperament, temporary psychological state, tone, vein
Main Entry: habit
Definition: tendency, practice
Synonyms: addiction, assuetude, bent, bias, constitution, consuetude, convention, custom, dependence, disposition, fashion, fixation, fixed attitude, frame of mind, gravitation, groove, habitude, hangup, impulsion, inclination, make-up, manner, mannerism, mode, nature, obsession, pattern, penchant, persuasion, praxis, predisposition, proclivity, proneness, propensity, quirk, routine, rule, rut, second nature, set, style, susceptibility, thing*, turn, usage, use, way, weakness, wont
Main Entry: heart
Definition: person’s emotions
Synonyms: affection, benevolence, character, compassion, concern, disposition, feeling, gusto, humanity, inclination, love, nature, palate, pity, relish, response, sensitivity, sentiment, soul, sympathy, temperament, tenderness, understanding, zest
Antonyms: head
Main Entry: humor
Definition: mood, temperament
Synonyms: bee, bent, bias, caprice, character, complexion, conceit, disposition, fancy, frame of mind, individualism, individuality, makeup, mind, nature, notion, personality, propensity, quirk, spirits, strain, temper, tone, vagary, vein, whim
Main Entry: impulse
Definition: drive, resolve
Synonyms: actuation, appeal, bent, caprice, catalyst, desire, disposition, excitant, extemporization, fancy, feeling, flash*, goad, hunch, impellent, impulsion, incitation, incitement, inclination, influence, inspiration, instinct, itch, lash, lust, mind, motivation, motive, notion, passion, spontaneity, spur, thought, urge, vagary, whim, whimsy, wish, yen
Main Entry: inclination
Definition: tendency, bent
Synonyms: affection, appetite, aptitude, aptness, attachment, attraction, bias, capability, capacity, cup of tea, desire, disposition, drift, druthers, fancy, fondness, groove*, idiosyncrasy, impulse, leaning, liking, mind, movement, partiality, penchant, persuasion, pleasure, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, proclivity, proneness, propensity, slant*, soft spot, stomach*, susceptibility, taste, temperament, thing*, trend, turn*, type, urge, velleity, weakness, whim, will, wish
Main Entry: individuality
Definition: personality
Synonyms: air, character, complexion, difference, discreteness, disposition, dissimilarity, distinction, distinctiveness, eccentricity, habit, humor, identity, idiosyncrasy, independence, individualism, ipseity, makeup, manner, nature, oddity, oneness, originality, particularity, peculiarity, rarity, seity, selfdom, selfhood, selfness, separateness, singleness, singularity, singularness, temper, temperament, uniqueness, unity, unlikeness, way
Main Entry: leaning
Definition: tendency, bias
Synonyms: aptitude, bent*, cup of tea, disposition, drift, favor, favoritism, inclination, inclining, liking, mindset, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, proneness, propensity, sentiment, taste, thing, weakness
Main Entry: makeup
Definition: person’s character
Synonyms: build, cast, complexion, constitution, disposition, fiber, figure, frame of mind, grain, humor, individualism, individuality, make, mold, nature, personality, stamp, stripe, temper, temperament, vein
Main Entry: mentality
Definition: state of mind; intelligence
Synonyms: IQ, attitude, brainpower, brains, cast, character, comprehension, disposition, frame of mind, headset, intellect, intelligence quotient, makeup, mental age, mind, mindset, outlook, personality, psychology, rationality, reasoning, routine, sense, turn of mind, understanding, way of thinking, wit
Antonyms: physicality
Main Entry: method
Definition: means, procedure
Synonyms: adjustment, approach, arrangement, channels, course, custom, design, disposal, disposition, fashion, form, formula, habit, line, manner, mechanism, method, mode, modus, modus operandi, nuts and bolts, plan, practice, proceeding, process, program, receipt, recipe, red tape, ritual, rote, routine, rubric, rule, rut, schema, scheme, shortcut, style, system, tack, tactics, technic, technique, tenor, the book, usage, way, ways and means, wise, wrinkle
Main Entry: mettle
Definition: boldness, strength of character
Synonyms: animation, ardor, backbone, bravery, caliber, courage, daring, dauntlessness, disposition, energy, fire, force, fortitude, gallantry, gameness, grit, guts*, hardihood, heart*, indomitability, kidney, life*, makeup, moxie, nature, nerve, pluck, quality, resolution, resolve, spirit, spunk, stamina, stamp, starch, temper, temperament, valor, vigor, vitality
Antonyms: weakness
Main Entry: mind
Definition: inclination, tendency; belief
Synonyms: attitude, bent, conviction, desire, determination, disposition, eye, fancy, feeling, humor, impulse, intention, judgment, leaning, liking, mood, notion, opinion, outlook, persuasion, pleasure, point of view, purpose, sentiment, strain, temper, temperament, thoughts, tone, urge, vein, view, way of thinking, will, wish
Antonyms: disbelief, disinclination
Main Entry: mind-set
Definition: mental attitude
Synonyms: air, approach, belief, character, demeanor, disposition, frame of mind, headset, inclination, mental outlook, mental state, mood, opinion, perspective, philosophy, point of view, position, sentiment, stance, stand, standing, standpoint, temperament, view, way of thinking
Main Entry: mood
Definition: state of mind
Synonyms: affection, air, atmosphere, attitude, aura, bent*, blues, caprice, character, color*, condition, crotchet, cue, depression, desire, disposition, doldrums, dumps, emotion, fancy, feel*, feeling, frame of mind, high spirits, humor, inclination, individuality, low spirits, melancholy, mind, personality, pleasure, propensity, response, scene, semblance, soul, spirit, strain, temper, temperament, tendency, tenor, timbre, vagary, vein, whim, wish
Antonyms: health
Main Entry: morale
Definition: confidence, self-esteem
Synonyms: assurance, attitude, disposition, drive, esprit, esprit de corps, heart, humor, mettle, mood, outlook, resolve, self-confidence, self-possession, spirit, temper, temperament, turn, vigor
Main Entry: motivation
Definition: ambition, inspiration
Synonyms: action, actuation, angle, catalyst, desire, disposition, drive, encouragement, fire, get up and go, gimmick, goose, hunger, impetus, impulse, impulsion, incentive, incitation, incitement, inclination, inducement, instigation, interest, kick*, motive, persuasion, predetermination, predisposition, provocation, push, reason, right stuff, spur, stimulus, suggestion, wish
Antonyms: depression, discouragement
Main Entry: order
Definition: arrangement, organization
Synonyms: adjustment, aligning, array, assortment, cast, categorization, classification, codification, composition, computation, disposal, disposition, distribution, establishment, form, grouping, harmony, layout, line, lineup, management, method, neatness, ordering, orderliness, pattern, placement, plan, procedure, procession, progression, propriety, regularity, regulation, rule, scale, scheme, sequence, series, setup, standardization, structure, succession, symmetry, system, tidiness, uniformity
Antonyms: confusion, disorder, disorganization, mess, muddle
Main Entry: penchant
Definition: fondness, inclination
Synonyms: affection, affinity, attachment, bias, disposition, druthers, inclining, itch, leaning, liking, partiality, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, proneness, propensity, taste, tendency, tilt, turn*, weakness, yen
Antonyms: dislike, hate, hatred, indifference
Main Entry: personality
Definition: person’s character, traits
Synonyms: charisma, charm, complexion, disposition, dynamism, emotions, identity, individuality, likableness, magnetism, makeup, nature, psyche, self, selfdom, selfhood, singularity, temper, temperament
Main Entry: plan
Definition: scheme, design, way of doing things
Synonyms: aim, angle, animus, arrangement, big picture, contrivance, course of action, deal, device, disposition, expedient, game plan, gimmick, ground plan, idea, intent, intention, layout, machination, meaning, means, method, orderliness, outline, pattern, picture, platform, plot, policy, procedure, program, project, projection, proposal, proposition, purpose, scenario, stratagem, strategy, suggestion, system, tactics, treatment, trick, undertaking
Main Entry: position
Definition: posture, stance
Synonyms: arrangement, attitude, ballgame, bearing, carriage, circumstances, condition, deportment, disposition, form, habit, how things stack up, like it is, manner, mien, pass, plight, port, pose, predicament, situation, spot, stand, state, status, strait, the size of it
Main Entry: posture
Definition: stance, circumstance
Synonyms: aspect, attitude, bearing, brace, carriage, condition, demeanor, deportment, disposition, mien, mode, phase, port, pose, position, positure, presence, set, situation, state
Main Entry: posture
Definition: beliefs
Synonyms: attitude, disposition, feeling, frame of mind, inclination, mood, outlook, point of view, sentiment, stance, standpoint
Main Entry: predisposition
Definition: willingness, inclination
Synonyms: bent*, bias, choice, cup of tea, dish*, disposition, druthers, flash, groove, leaning, likelihood, liking, option, partiality, penchant, potentiality, predilection, preference, proclivity, proneness, propensity, susceptibility, tendency, thing*, type, weakness
Antonyms: disinclination, unwillingness
Main Entry: proclivity
Definition: inclination, tendency
Synonyms: bent*, bias, cup of tea, disposition, druthers, facility, flash*, groove*, inclining, leaning, liableness, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proneness, propensity, thing for, type, weakness
Antonyms: disinclination
Main Entry: propensity
Definition: inclination, weakness
Synonyms: ability, aptness, bent*, bias, capacity, competence, disposition, flash, inclining, leaning, liability, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, proneness, susceptibility, sweet tooth, talent, tendency, thing*, tilt, yen
Antonyms: antipathy, disinclination, dislike, hate
Main Entry: purge
Definition: elimination, removal
Synonyms: abolition, abstersion, catharsis, clarification, cleaning, cleanup, coup, crushing, disposal, disposition, ejection, eradication, evacuation, excretion, expulsion, expurgation, extermination, extirpation, liquidation, murder, purification, reign of terror, suppression, witch hunt
Antonyms: holding, keeping, maintenance
Main Entry: raffle
Definition: lottery for a prize
Synonyms: bet, betting, disposition, draw, drawing, flier, gambling, game of chance, gaming, long odds, lots*, numbers, numbers game, pool, random shot, speculation, stake, sweep, sweepstake, tossup, wager, wagering
Main Entry: reception
Definition: acceptance; acknowledgment
Synonyms: accession, acquisition, admission, disposition, encounter, gathering, greeting, induction, introduction, meeting, reaction, receipt, receiving, recipience, recognition, response, salutation, treatment, welcome
Antonyms: disacknowledgment
Main Entry: scheme
Definition: course of action
Synonyms: arrangement, blueprint, chart, codification, contrivance, design, device, diagram, disposition, draft, expedient, game plan, layout, order, ordering, outline, pattern, plan, presentation, program, project, proposal, proposition, purpose, schedule, schema, strategy, suggestion, system, tactics, theory
Main Entry: sentiment
Definition: emotion, belief
Synonyms: affect, affectivity, attitude, bias, conception, conviction, disposition, emotionalism, eye, feeling, hearts and flowers, idea, inclination, inclining, judgment, leaning, mind, opinion, overemotionalism, partiality, passion, penchant, persuasion, position, posture, predilection, propensity, romanticism, sensibility, sentimentality, slant, softheartedness, tendency, tender feeling, tenderness, thought, view, way of thinking
Main Entry: sequence
Definition: series, order
Synonyms: arrangement, array, catenation, chain, classification, concatenation, consecution, consecutiveness, continuance, continuity, continuousness, course, cycle, disposition, distribution, flow, graduation, grouping, ordering, pecking order, perpetuity, placement, procession, progression, row, run, sequel, skein, streak, string, subsequence, succession, successiveness, track, train
Main Entry: settlement
Definition: decision, conclusion
Synonyms: adjustment, agreement, arrangement, clearance, compact, compensation, completion, conclusion, confirmation, contract, covenant, deal, defrayal, determination, discharge, disposition, establishment, happy medium, liquidation, pay, payment, payoff, quietus, reimbursement, remuneration, resolution, satisfaction, showdown, termination, trade-off, working out
Antonyms: confusion, indecision
Main Entry: side
Definition: edge, exteriority of object
Synonyms: aspect, attitude, border, bottom, boundary, direction, disposition, division, elevation, face, facet, flank, front, hand, haunch, hillside, jamb, lee, limit, loin, margin, part, perimeter, periphery, posture, quarter, rear, rim, sector, stance, stand, surface, top, verge, view, wing
Antonyms: extremity, inside, middle, torso
Main Entry: soul
Definition: psyche, inspiration, energy
Synonyms: anima, animating principle, animation, animus, ardor, bosom, bottom, breast, breath of life, cause, conscience, courage, disposition, ego, elan vital, essence, feeling, fervor, force, genius, heart, individuality, intellect, intelligence, life, marrow, mind, nobility, noumenon, personality, pith, pneuma, principle, quintessence, reason, recesses of heart, secret self, spirit, spiritual being, stuff, substance, thought, vital force, vitality, vivacity
Antonyms: body
Main Entry: spirit
Definition: soul, attitude
Synonyms: air, animation, ardor, backbone*, boldness, breath, character, complexion, courage, dauntlessness, disposition, earnestness, energy, enterprise, enthusiasm, essence, fire, force, frame of mind, gameness, grit, guts*, heart, humor, jazz, life, life force, liveliness, mettle, mood, morale, motivation, nerve, oomph, outlook, psyche, quality, resolution, resolve, sparkle, spunk*, stoutheartedness, substance, temper, temperament, tenor, vigor, vital spark, vitality, warmth, will, willpower, zest
Main Entry: tactics
Definition: strategy
Synonyms: approach, campaign, channels, course, defense, device, disposition, generalship, line, maneuver, maneuvering, means, method, move, plan, plan of attack, ploy, policy, procedure, red tape, scheme, stratagem, system, tack, technique, trick, way
Main Entry: taste
Definition: inclination, preference
Synonyms: affection, appetence, appetite, attachment, bent*, comprehension, cup of tea, desire, disposition, druthers, fancy, fondness, gusto, heart, leaning, liking, palate, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, prepossession, relish, soft spot, stomach*, tendency, thing*, type, understanding, weakness, zest
Antonyms: disinclination, dislike, hate, hatred
Main Entry: temper
Definition: state of mind
Synonyms: atmosphere, attitude, attribute, aura, character, climate, complexion, condition, constitution, disposition, drift, frame of mind, humor, individualism, individuality, leaning, makeup, mind, mood, nature, orientation, outlook, peculiarity, personality, posture, property, quality, scene, soul, spirit, state, strain, style, temperament, tendency, tenor, thing*, timbre, tone, trend, type, vein, way
Main Entry: tendency
Definition: inclination to think or do in a certain way
Synonyms: addiction, affection, bent*, bias, current, custom, disposition, drift, habit, impulse, inclining, leaning, liability, mind, mindset, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, proneness, propensity, readiness, run, set, shift, slant, susceptibility, temperament, thing*, trend, turn, type, usage, way*, weakness
Main Entry: texture
Definition: charactertistics of a surface
Synonyms: arrangement, balance, being, character, coarseness, composition, consistency, constitution, disposition, essence, essentiality, fabric, feel, feeling, fiber, fineness, flexibility, form, framework, grain, intermixture, make, makeup, nap, nature, organization, pattern, quality, roughness, scheme, sense, smoothness, stiffness, strategy, structure, surface, taste, tissue, touch, warp, weave, web, woof
Main Entry: turn
Definition: aptitude, knack
Synonyms: affinity, aptness, bent, bias, bump, disposition, faculty, flair, genius, gift, head, inclination, leaning, predisposition, propensity, talent
Antonyms: inability
Main Entry: vein
Definition: mood, tone
Synonyms: attitude, bent, character, characteristic, complexion, dash, disposition, faculty, fashion, fettle, hint, humor, line, manner, mind, mode, nature, note, spice, spirit, strain, streak, style, suggestion, suspicion, tang, temper, temperament, tenor, tinge, touch, trace, turn, wave, way
Main Entry: whim
Definition: sudden idea
Synonyms: caprice, conceit, craze, desire, disposition, dream, fad, fancy, fantasy, freak, humor, impulse, inclination, notion, passing thought, quirk, sport, thought, urge, vagary, vision, whimsy
Antonyms: plan
Main Entry: will
Definition: personal choice
Synonyms: aim, appetite, attitude, character, conviction, craving, decision, decisiveness, decree, design, desire, determination, discipline, discretion, disposition, fancy, feeling, hankering, heart’s desire, inclination, intention, liking, longing, mind, option, passion, pining, pleasure, power, preference, prerogative, purpose, resolution, resolve, self-control, self-discipline, self-restraint, temperament, urge, velleity, volition, willfulness, willpower, wish, wishes, yearning
Main Entry: will
Definition: last wishes; command
Synonyms: bequest, bestowal, declaration, decree, device, directions, dispensation, disposition, estate, heritage, inheritance, insistence, instructions, legacy, order, property, testament
Main Entry: wish
Definition: desire
Synonyms: ambition, aspiration, choice, disposition, hankering, hope, hunger, inclination, intention, invocation, itch, liking, longing, pleasure, prayer, preference, request, thirst, urge, want, whim, will, yearning, yen
Antonyms: dislike, hate, hatred
Main Entry: spirits
Definition: morale
Synonyms: disposition, feeling, mood, tone
Main Entry: willingness
Definition: enthusiasm
Synonyms: alacrity, compliance, consent, disposition, eagerness, readiness, zeal
Antonyms: reluctance, unwillingness
Main Entry: deployment
Definition: arrangement
Synonyms: categorization, classification, disposal, disposition, distribution, formation, grouping, implementation, lineup, organization, placement, positioning, stationing
Main Entry: dumping
Definition: disposal
Synonyms: discarding, disposition, jettison, junking, removal, scrapping
Main Entry: ginger
Definition: spirit
Synonyms: air, animation, ardor, backbone*, boldness, bounce, breath, brio, character, complexion, courage, dash, dauntlessness, disposition, earnestness, energy, enterprise, enthusiasm, esprit, essence, fire, force, frame of mind, gameness, grit, guts*, heart, hu
Main Entry: grouping
Definition: arrangement
Synonyms: alignment, array, categorization, classification, combination, composition, deployment, design, display, disposal, disposition, distribution, form, formation, layout, lineup, method, order, ordering, organization, pattern, pecking order, placement, rangi
   
Main Entry: jaundice
Definition: bias
Synonyms: bent*, bigotry, chauvinism, disposition, favoritism, flash*, head-set, illiberality, inclination, intolerance, leaning, mind trip, mind-set, narrowmindedness, one-sidedness, penchant, preconception, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, prepossess, prepossession, proclivity, proneness, propensity, spin, standpoint, tendency, tilt, turn, unfairness, viewpoint, warp
Main Entry: lineup
Definition: arrangement
Synonyms: alignment, array, categorization, classification, combination, composition, deployment, design, display, disposal, disposition, distribution, form, formation, grouping, layout, method, order, ordering, organization, pattern, pecking order, placement, ranging, rank, sequence, setup, structure, system
Main Entry: locus
Definition: position
Synonyms: arrangement, attitude, ballgame, bearing, carriage, circumstances, condition, deportment, disposition, emplacement, form, habit, how things stack up, like it is, location, manner, mien, pass, placement, plight, port, pose, predicament, site, situation, spot, stand, state, status, strait, the size of it
Main Entry: one-sidedness
Definition: bias
Synonyms: bent*, bigotry, chauvinism, disposition, favoritism, flash*, head-set, illiberality, inclination, intolerance, leaning, mind trip, mind-set, narrowmindedness, partiality, partisanship, penchant, preconception, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, prepossession, proclivity, proneness, propensity, spin, standpoint, tendency, tendentiousness, tilt, turn, unfairness, viewpoint
Main Entry: particularity
Definition: individuality
Synonyms: air, character, complexion, difference, discreteness, disposition, dissimilarity, distinction, distinctiveness, eccentricity, habit, humor, identity, idiosyncrasy, independence, individualism, ipseity, makeup, manner, nature, oddity, oneness, originality, peculiarity, rarity, seity, selfdom, selfhood, selfness, separateness, singleness, singularity, singularness, temper, temperament, uniqueness, unity, unlikeness, way
Main Entry: partisanship
Definition: bias
Synonyms: bent*, bigotry, chauvinism, disposition, favoritism, flash*, head-set, illiberality, inclination, intolerance, leaning, mind trip, mind-set, narrowmindedness, one-sidedness, partiality, penchant, preconception, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, prepossession, proclivity, proneness, propensity, spin, standpoint, tendency, tendentiousness, tilt, turn, unfairness, viewpoint
Main Entry: peppiness
Definition: spirit
Synonyms: air, animation, ardor, backbone*, boldness, bounce, breath, brio, character, complexion, courage, dash, dauntlessness, disposition, earnestness, elan, energy, enterprise, enthusiasm, esprit, essence, fire, force, frame of mind, gameness, grit, guts*, heart, humor, jazz, life, life force, liveliness, mettle, mood, morale, motivation, nerve, oomph, outlook, pertness, psyche, quality, resolution, resolve, sparkle, spunk*, stoutheartedness, substance, temper, temperament, tenor, verve, vigor, vim, vital spark, vitality, vivaciousness, vivacity, warmth, will, willpower, zest, zip
Main Entry: pertness
Definition: spirit
Synonyms: air, animation, ardor, backbone*, boldness, bounce, breath, brio, character, complexion, courage, dash, dauntlessness, disposition, earnestness, elan, energy, enterprise, enthusiasm, esprit, essence, fire, force, frame of mind, gameness, grit, guts*, heart, humor, jazz, life, life force, liveliness, mettle, mood, morale, motivation, nerve, oomph, outlook, psyche, quality, resolution, resolve, sparkle, spunk*, stoutheartedness, substance, temper, temperament, tenor, verve, vigor, vim, vital spark, vitality, vivaciousness, vivacity, warmth, will, willpower, zest, zip
Main Entry: prepossession
Definition: bias
Synonyms: bent*, bigotry, chauvinism, disposition, favoritism, flash*, head-set, illiberality, inclination, intolerance, leaning, mind trip, mind-set, narrowmindedness, one-sidedness, partiality, partisanship, penchant, preconception, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, proclivity, proneness, propensity, spin, standpoint, tendency, tendentiousness, tilt, turn, unfairness, viewpoint
Main Entry: proneness
Definition: bent
Synonyms: ability, aim, aptitude, bag*, bias, cast, disposition, druthers, facility, faculty, flair, forte, genius, gift, head-set, inclining, knack, leaning, mind-set, nose*, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, preference, proclivity, propensity, set, squint, tack, tendency, thing for, tilt, trend, turn, weakness for
Main Entry: ridiculousness
Definition: humor
Synonyms: bee, bent*, bias, caprice, character, comedy, comicality, comicalness, complexion, conceit, disposition, drollery, drollness, fancy, farcicality, frame of mind, funniness, humorousness, individualism, individuality, jocoseness, jocosity, jocularity, ludicrousness, makeup, mind, nature, notion, personality, propensity, quirk, spirits, strain, temper, tone, vagary, vein, whim, wit, wittiness, zaniness
Main Entry: separateness
Definition: individuality
Synonyms: air, character, complexion, difference, discreteness, disposition, dissimilarity, distinction, distinctiveness, eccentricity, habit, humor, identity, idiosyncrasy, independence, individualism, ipseity, makeup, manner, nature, oddity, oneness, originality, particularity, peculiarity, rarity, seity, selfdom, selfhood, selfness, singleness, singularity, singularness, temper, temperament, uniqueness, unity, unlikeness, way
Main Entry: singularity
Definition: individuality
Synonyms: air, character, complexion, difference, discreteness, disposition, dissimilarity, distinction, distinctiveness, eccentricity, habit, humor, identity, idiosyncrasy, independence, individualism, ipseity, makeup, manner, nature, oddity, oneness, originality, particularity, peculiarity, rarity, seity, selfdom, selfhood, selfness, separateness, singleness, singularness, temper, temperament, uniqueness, unity, unlikeness, way
Main Entry: tendentiousness
Definition: bias
Synonyms: bent*, bigotry, chauvinism, disposition, favoritism, flash*, head-set, illiberality, inclination, intolerance, leaning, mind trip, mind-set, narrowmindedness, one-sidedness, partiality, partisanship, penchant, preconception, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, prepossession, proclivity, proneness, propensity, spin, standpoint, tendency, tilt, turn, unfairness, viewpoint
Main Entry: vivaciousness
Definition: spirit
Synonyms: air, animation, ardor, backbone*, boldness, bounce*, breath, brio, character, complexion, courage, dash, dauntlessness, disposition, earnestness, elan, energy, enterprise, enthusiasm, esprit, essence, fire, force, frame of mind, gameness, grit, guts*, heart*, humor, jazz, life, life force, liveliness, mettle, mood, morale, motivation, nerve, oomph, outlook, pertness, psyche, quality, resolution, resolve, sparkle, spunk*, stoutheartedness, substance, temper, temperament, tenor, verve, vigor, vim, vital spark, vitality, vivacity, warmth, will, willpower, zest, zip
Main Entry: warp and woof
Definition: texture
Synonyms: arrangement, balance, being, character, coarseness, composition, consistency, constitution, contexture, disposition, essence, essentiality, fabric, feel, feeling, fiber, fineness, flexibility, form, framework, grain, intermixture, make*, makeup, nap, nature, organization, pattern, quality, roughness, scheme, sense, smoothness, stiffness, strategy, structure, surface, taste, tissue, touch*, warp, weave, web, woof
Related WordsMain Entry: habit
Related Adjectives: conventional, accredited, accustomary, accustomed, acknowledged, admitted, besetting, common, commonplace, conformable, current, customary, devoted, established, everyday, familiar, fashionable, fixed, frequent, general, habitual, hackneyed, household, ingrafted, ingrained, inveterate, jog, ordinary, permanent, prescriptive, prevailing, prevalent, received, recognized, regular, rooted, seasoned, set, stereotyped, stock, trite, understood, usual, vernacular, wont, wonted
Related Words Main Entry: mind
Part of Speech: noun, verb
RelatedAdjectives: self, branular, cacophrenic, cerebral, conative, endowed with reason, ghostly, hyperactive, ideogenous, immaterial, intellectual, mental, meshuge, metaphysical, multanimous, nooscopic, philonoetic, preconscious, primal, psychagogic, psychal, psychical, psychogenic, psychological, psychotropic, rational, spirituel, strung, subjective, subliminal, unbalanced, unstable, wud
Main Entry: plan
Part of Speech: noun, verb
Related Adjectives: accessory, doctrinaire, in course of preparation, moot, on the carpet, on the tapis, planned, planning, schematic, strategic, strategical
Related Words Main Entry: position
Part of Speech: noun, verb
Related Adjectives: erect, lateral, outside, abaxial, abutting, adaxial, adjacent, adjoining, advance, akimbo, aknee, ambient, anterior, antipodal, apical, apposed, arrayed, at hand, axial, back, bordering, cater, central, centric, chirognostic, circumambient, circumferential, circumjacent, close, coaxial, coextensive, coincident, colinear, collateral, collinear, concentric, confocal, consecutive, conterminous, contiguous, convenient, convergent, converse, coplanar, coterminous, covering, crisscross, crossed, deasil, decussate, deep, detached, discontinuous, discrete, distal, distant, distinct, dorsal, dorsolateral, encircling, enclosed, enclosing, encompassing, enveloping, equidistant, equitant, even, exterior, external, face, far, farther, farthest, first, flanking, flush, fore, forward, fringe, fronting, gardant, grufeling, guardant, halfway, hanging, hindmost, hithermost, immediate, indoors, infradig, inner, innermost, insessorial, interior, intermediate, interposed, intersecting, interspersed, intervening, inverted, kitty, leeward, levitated, local, long, lower, malposed, medial, median, mid, middle, midway, nearby, next, obverse, one, outdoors, outer, outmost, overlying, padmasana, parallel, pendent, peripheral, perpendicular, plumb, point, port, posterior, prone, prostrate, proximal, proximate, quincunx, rear, reclining, rectilinear, recumbent, remote, retral, ringside, rolled, separate, sinistral, situate, situated, square, starboard, stationary, stoss, suburban, suburbicarian, successive, superior, superjacent, supine, surrounding, suspended, topical, topographical, transverse, ulterior, ultimate, uppermost, ventral, windward, zonal
Main Entry: sequence
Related Adjectives: after, after, antepenultimate, collateral, consecutive, consequent, continuous, correlative, enneatic, explicit, extrinsic, go/no, intrinsic, latter, linear, next, pertinent, posterior, proximate, qualitative, quantitative, random, reciprocal, relative, relevant, salient, sequacious, sequent, step, succeeding, syndetic, synoptic, systemic, well
Main Entry: texture
Related Adjectives: airy, anatomical, coarse, coarse, distressed, filmy, fine, fine, grainy, graniform, granuliform, homespun, ligneous, maladive, organic, papuliferous, pimpled, pitted, rimulose, sandy, scobiform, structural, studded, subtile, textile, textural, tumulose, woofy
Main Entry: whim
Related Adjectives: particular, volatile, arbitrary, autoschediastic, capricious, captious, contrary, crotchety, eccentric, erratic, extemporaneous, fanciful, fantastical, fickle, fitful, freakish, frivolous, full of whims, giddy, humorsome, hysterical, imperseverant, improvisate, improvisatory, improvised, impulsive, inconsistent, indeliberate, instinctive, ismy, maggoty, natural, penny, sleeveless, spontaneous, unconformable, unguarded, unguided, unmeditated, unpremeditated, unprompted, vagarious, volage, wanton, wayward, whimsical, without rime or reason
Concept Thesaurus Concept: Order.
Category: 1. ORDER
Synonyms: -nounsorder, regularity, uniformity, symmetry, lucidus ordo; music of the spheres., gradation, progression; series (continuity)., subordination; course, even tenor, routine; method, disposition, arrangement, array, system, economy, discipline; orderliness., rank, place (term).-verbsbe in order, become in order; form, fall in, draw up; arrrange itself, range itself, place itself; fall into one’s place, take one’s place, take one’s rank; rally round., adjust, methodize, regulate, systematize.-adjectivesorderly, regular; in order, in trim, in apple-pie order, in its proper place; neat, tidy, en regle, well regulated, correct, methodical, uniform, symmetrical, shipshape, businesslike, systematic; unconfused; arranged.-adverbsin order; methodically; in turn, in its turn; step by step; by regular steps, by gradations, by stages, by intervals; seriatim, systematically, by clockwork, gradatim; at stated periods (periodically).-phrasesnatura non facit saltum; “order is heaven’s first law” [Pope]; “order from disorder sprung” [Paradise Lost]; ordo est parium dispariumque rerum sua loca
Antonyms: disorder
Concept Thesaurus Concept: [Reduction to Order] Arrangement.
Category: 1. ORDER
Synonyms: -nounsarrangement; plan; preparation; disposal, disposition; collocation, allocation; distribution; sorting; assortment, allotment, apportionment, taxis, taxonomy, syntaxis, graduation, organization; grouping; tabulation., analysis, classification, clustering, division, digestion., [Result of arrangement] digest; synopsis (compendium); syntagma, table, atlas; file, database; register (record); organism, architecture., [Instrument for sorting] sieve, riddle, screen, sorter.-verbsreduce to order, bring into order; introduce order into; rally., arrange, dispose, place, form; put in order, set in order, place in order; set out, collocate, pack, marshal, range, size, rank, group, parcel out, allot, distribute, deal; cast the parts, assign the parts; dispose of, assign places to; assort, sort; sift, riddle; put to rights, set to rights, put into shape, put in trim, put in array; apportion., class, classify; divide; file, string together, thread; register (record); catalogue, tabulate, index, graduate, digest, grade., methodize, regulate, systematize, coordinate, organize, settle, fix., unravel, disentangle, ravel, card; disembroil; feaze.-adjectivesarranged; embattled, in battle array; cut and dried; methodical, orderly, regular, systematic.-phrases”In vast cumbrous array” [Churchill]
Antonyms: derangement
Concept Thesaurus Concept: Tendency.
Category: 4. Indirect Power
Synonyms: -nounstendency; aptness, aptitude; proneness, proclivity, bent, turn, tone, bias, set, leaning to, predisposition, inclination, propensity, susceptibiliy; conatus, nisus; liability; quality, nature, temperament; idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy; cast, vein, grain; humor, mood; drift (direction); conduciveness, conducement; applicability (utility); subservience (instrumentality).-verbstend, contribute, conduce, lead, dispose, incline, verge, bend to, trend, affect, carry, redound to, bid fair to, gravitate towards; promote (aid).-adjectivestending; conducive, working towards, in a fair way to, calculated to; liable; subservient (instrumental); useful; subsidiary (helping).-adverbsfor, whither.
Concept Thesaurus Concept: [Going after.] Sequence.
Category: 4. Motion with reference to direction
Synonyms: -nounssequence; coming after (order); (time); following pursuit., follower, attendant, satellite, shadow, dangler, train, groupee.-verbsfollow; pursue; go after, gly after., attend, beset, dance attendance on, dog; tread in the steps of, tread close upon; be in the wake of, be in the trail of, be in the rear of, go in the wake of, go in the trail of, go in the rear of, follow in the wake of, follow in the trail of, follow in the rear of; follow as a shadow, hang on the skirts of; tread on the heels of, follow on the heels of; camp on the trail.-adjectivesfollowing.-adverbsbehind; in the rear, in the train of, in the wake of; after (order), (time) [more].
Antonyms: precession
Concept Thesaurus Concept: [Motion into, actively] Reception.
Category: 4. Motion with reference to direction
Synonyms: -nounsreception; admission, admittance, entree, importation; introduction, intromission; immission, ingestion, imbibation, introception, absorption, ingurgitation, inhalation; suction, sucking; eating, drinking (food); insertion; interjection; introit.-verbsgive entrance to, give admittance to, give the entree; introduce, intromit; usher, admit, receive, import, bring in, open the door to, throw in, ingest, absorb, imbibe, inhale; let in, take in, suck in; readmit, resorb, reabsorb; snuff up, swallow, ingurgitate; engulf, engorge; gulp; eat, drink (food).-adjectivesadmitting, admitted; admissable; absorbent.
Antonyms: ejection (Motion out of)]
Concept Thesaurus Concept: [Structure.] Texture.
Category: 1. Solid Matter
Synonyms: -nounsstructure (form), organization, anatomy, frame, mold, fabric, construction; framework, carcass, architecture; stratification, cleavage., substance, stuff, compages, parenchyma; constitution, staple, organism., [Science of structures] organography, osteology, myology, splanchnology, neurology, angiography, adeology; angiography, adenography., texture, surface texture; intertexture, contexture; tissue, grain, web, surface; warp and woof, warp and weft; tooth, nap (roughness); fineness of grain; coarseness of grain, dry goods., [Science of textures] histology.-adjectivesstructural, organic; anatomic, anatomical., textural, textile; fine grained, coarse grained; fine, delicate, subtile, gossamery, filmy, silky, satiny; coarse; homespun.
Concept Thesaurus Concept: Will.
Category: 1. Acts of volition
Synonyms: -nounswill, volition, conation, velleity; liberum arbitrium; will and pleasure, free will; freedom; discretion; option (choice); voluntariness; spontaneity, spontaneousness; originality., pleasure, wish, mind; desire; frame of mind (inclination); intention; predetermination; self-control, determination (resolution) [more]; force of will.-verbswill, list; see fit, think fit; determine (resolve); enjoin; settle (choose); volunteer., have a will of one’s own; do what one chooses (freedom); have it all one’s own way; have one’s will, have one’s own way., use one’s discretion, exercise one’s discretion; take upon oneself, take one’s own course, take the law into one’s own hands; do of one’s own accord, do upon one’s own authority; originate (cause).-adjectivesvoluntary, volitional, willful; free; optional; discretional, discretionary; volitient, volitive., minded (willing); prepense (predetermined); intended; autocratic; unbidden (bid [more]); spontaneous; original (casual); unconstrained.-adverbsvoluntarily; at will, at pleasure; a volonte, a discretion; al piacere; ad libitum, ad arbitrium; as one thinks proper, as it seems good to; a beneplacito., of one’s own accord, of one’s own free will; proprio motu, suo motu, ex meromotu; out of one’s own head; by choice; purposely (intentionally); deliberately.-phrasesstet pro ratione voluntas; sic volo sic jubeo; a vostro beneplacito; beneficium accipere libertatem est vendere; Deus vull; was man nicht kann meiden muss man wilig leiden.
Antonyms: necessity
Concept Thesaurus Concept: Willingness.
Category: 1. Acts of volition
Synonyms: -nounswillingness, voluntariness; willing mind, willing heart., disposition, inclination, leaning, animus; frame of mind, humor, mood, vein; bent (turn of mind); penchant (desire); aptitude., docility, docibleness; persuasibleness, persuasibility; pliability (softness)., geniality, cordiality; goodwill; alacrity, readiness, earnestness, forwardness; eagerness (desire)., asset; compliance; pleasure (will); gratuitous service., labor of love; volunteer, volunteering.-verbsbe willing; incline, lean to, mind, propend; had as lief; lend a willing ear, give a willing ear, turn a willing ear; have a half a mind to, have a great mind to; hold to, cling to; desire., see fit, think good, think proper; acquiesce (assent); comply with., swallow the bait, nibble at the bait; gorge the hook; have no scruple of, make no scruple of; make no bones of; jump at, catch at; meet halfway; volunteer.-adjectiveswilling, minded, fain, disposed, inclined, favorable; favorably-minded, favorably inclined, favorably disposed; nothing loth; in the vein, in the mood, in the humor, in the mind., ready, forward, earnest, eager; bent upon (desirous); predisposed, propense., docile; persuadable, persuasible; suasible, easily persuaded, facile, easygoing; tractable (pliant); genial, gracious, cordial, cheering, hearty; content (assenting)., voluntary, gratuitous, spontaneous; unasked (ask [more]); unforced (free).-adverbswillingly; fain, freely, as lief, heart and soul; with pleasure, with all one’s heart, with open arms; with good will, with right will; de bonne volonte, ex animo; con amore, heart in hand, nothing loth, without reluctance, of one’s own accord, graciously, with a good grace., a la bonne heure; by all means, by all manner of means; to one’s heart’s content; yes (assent).
Antonyms: unwillingness
Concept Thesaurus Concept: Impulse.
Category: 1. Acts of volition
Synonyms: -nounsimpulse, sudden thought; impromptu, improvisation; inspiration, flash, spurt. improvisatore; creature of impulse.-verbsflash on the mind., say what comes uppermost; improvise, extemporize.-adjectivesextemporaneous, impulsive, indeliberate; snap; improvised, improvisate, improvisatory; unpremeditated, unmeditated; improvise; unprompted, unguided; natural, unguarded; spontaneous (voluntary); instinctive.-adverbsextempore, extemporaneously; offhand, impromptu, a limproviste; improviso; on the spur of the moment, on the spur of the occasion.
Concept Thesaurus Concept: Habit.
Category: 1. Acts of volition
Synonyms: -nounshabit, habitude; assuetude, assuefaction, wont; run, way., common state of things, general state of things, natural state of things, ordinary state of things, ordinary course of things, ordinary run of things; matter of course; beaten path, beaten track, beaten ground., prescription, custom, use, usage, immemorial usage, practice; prevalence, observance; conventionalism, conventionality; mode, fashion, vogue; etiquette (gentility); order of the day, cry; conformity; consuetude, dustoor., one’s old way, old school, veteris vestigia flammae; laudator temporis acti., rule, standing order, precedent, routine; red-tape, red-tapism; pipe clay; rut, groove., cacoethes; bad habit, confirmed habit, inveterate habit, intrinsic habit; addiction, trick., training (education); seasoning, second nature, acclimatization; knack.-verbsbe wont., fall into a rut, fall into a custom (conform to) [more]; tread the beaten track, follow the beaten track, tread the beaten path, follow the beaten path; stare super antiquas vias; move in a rut, run on in a groove, go round like a horse in a mill, go on in the old jog trot way., habituate, inure, harden, season, caseharden; accustom, familiarize; naturalize, acclimatize; keep one’s hand in; train (educate)., get into the way, get into the knack of; learn; cling to, adhere to; repeat; acquire a habit, contract a habit, fall into a habit, acquire a trick, contract a trick, fall into a trick; addict oneself to, take to, get into., be habitual; prevail; come into use, become a habit, take root; gain upon one, grow upon one.-adjectiveshabitual; accustomary; prescriptive, accustomed; of daily occurrence, everyday occurrence; consuetudinary; wonted, usual, general, ordinary, common, frequent, everyday, household, jog, trot; well-trodden, well-known; familiar, vernacular, trite, commonplace, conventional, regular, set, stock, established, stereotyped; prevailing, prevalent; current, received, acknowledged, recognized, accredited; of course, admitted, understood., conformable; according to use, according to custom, according to routine; in vogue, in fashion, in, with it; fashionable (genteel)., wont; used to, given to, addicted to, attuned to, habituated; in the habit of; habitue; at home in (skillful); seasoned; imbued with; devoted to, wedded to., hackneyed, fixed, rooted, deep-rooted, ingrafted, permanent, inveterate, besetting; naturalized; ingrained (intrinsic).-adverbshabitually; always (uniformly)., as usual, as is one’s wont, as things go, as the world goes, as the sparks fly upwards; more suo, more solito; ex more., as a rule, for the most part; usually, generally, typically; most often, most frequently.-phrasescela s’entend; abeunt studia in mores; adeo in teneris consuescere multum est; consuetudo quasi altera natura [Cicero]; hoc erat in more majorum; “How use doth breed a habit in a man!” [Two Gentlemen]; magna est vis consuetudinis; morent fecerat usus
Antonyms: desuetude
Concept Thesaurus Concept: Plan.
Category: 1. Conceptional volition
Synonyms: -nounsplan, scheme, design, project; proposal, proposition, suggestion; resolution, motion; precaution (provision); deep-laid plan (premeditated) [more];, system (order),[more]; organization (arrangement); germ (cause)., sketch, skeleton, outline, draught, draft, ebauche, brouillon; rough cast, rough draft, draught, draught copy; copy; proof, revise., forecast, program(me), prospectus; carte du pays; card; bill, protocol; order of the day, list of agenda; bill of fare (food); base of operations; platform, plank, slate [U. S.], ticket [U. S.]., role; policy (line of conduct)., contrivance, invention, expedient, receipt, nostrum, artifice, device; pipelaying [U.S.]; stratagem (cunning); trick (deception); alternative, loophole; shift (substitute); last shift (necessity)., measure, step; stroke, stroke of policy; master stroke; trump card, court card; cheval de bataille, great gun; coup, coup d’etat; clever stroke, bold stroke, good move, good hit, good stroke; bright thought, bright idea., intrigue, cabal, plot, conspiracy, complot, machination; underplot, counterplot., schemer, schemist, schematist; strategist, machinator; projector, artist, promoter, designer; conspirator; intrigant (cunning).-verbsplan, scheme, design, frame, contrive, project, forecast, sketch; devise, invent (imagine); set one’s wits to work [more]; spring a project; fall upon, hit upon; strike out, chalk out, cut out, lay out, map out; lay down a plan; shape out a course, mark out a course; predetermine; concert, preconcert, preestablish; prepare; hatch, hatch a plot, concoct; take steps, take measures., cast, recast, systematize, organize; arrange; digest, mature., plot; counterplot, countermine; dig a mine; lay a train; intrigue (cunning).-adjectivesplanned; strategic, strategical; planning; in course of preparation; under consideration; on the tapis, on the carpet, on the floor.
Concept Thesaurus Concept: [Good taste.] Taste.
Category: 2. Discriminative Affections
Synonyms: -nounstaste; good taste, refined taste, cultivated taste; delicacy, refinement, fine feeling, gust, gusto, tact, finesse; nicety (discrimination); ; polish, elegance, grace., virtu; delettanteism; fine art; culture, cultivation., [Science of taste] aesthetics., man of taste; connoisseur, judge, critic, conoscent, virtuoso, amateur, dilettant, Aristarchus, Corinthian, arbiter elegantiarum, stagirite, euphemist., “caviare to the general” [Hamlet].-verbsappreciate, judge, criticise, discriminate-adjectivesin good taste, cute, tasteful, tasty; unaffected, pure, chaste, classical, attic; cultivated, refined; dainty; aesthetic, artistic; elegant; euphemistic., to one’s taste, to one’s mind; after one’s fancy; comme il faut; tire a quatre epingles.-adverbselegantly-phrasesnihil tetigit quod non ornavit [from Johnson’s epitaph on Goldsmith]; chacun a son gout; oculi pictura tenentur aures cantibus [Cicero].
Antonyms: vulgarity
Concept Thesaurus Concept: Ridiculousness.
Category: 2. Discriminative Affections
Synonyms: -nounsridiculousness; comicality, oddity; extravagance, drollery., farce, comedy; burlesque (ridicule); buffoonery (fun); frippery; doggerel verses; absurdity; bombast (unmeaning); anticlimax, bathos; monstrosity (unconformity); laughingstock.-verbsbe ridiculous; pass from the sublime to the ridiculous; make one laugh; play the fool, make a fool of oneself, commit an absurdity.-adjectivesridiculous, 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 (unconformable); strange, outlandish, out of the way, baroque; awkward (ugly)., extravagant, outre, monstrous, preposterous, bombastic, inflated, stilted, burlesque, mock heroic., drollish; seriocomic, tragicomic; gimcrack, contemptible (unimportant); doggerel; ironical (derisive); risible.-phrasesrisum teneatis amici [Horace]; rideret Heraclitus; du sublime au ridicule il n’y a qu’un pas [Napoleon].
Concept Thesaurus Concept: Method. [Path.]
Category: 1. Conceptional volition
Synonyms: -nounsmethod, way, manner, wise, gait, form, mode, fashion, tone, guise; modus operandi, MO; procedure (line of conduct)., path, road, route, course; line of way, line of road; trajectory, orbit, track, beat, tack., steps; stair, staircase; flight of stairs, ladder, stile; perron., bridge, footbridge, viaduct, pontoon, steppingstone, plank, gangway; drawbridge; pass, ford, ferry, tunnel; pipe., door; gateway (opening); channel, passage, avenue, means of access, approach, adit; artery, lane, alley, aisle, lobby, corridor; back door, back stairs; secret passage; covert way; vennel., roadway, pathway, stairway; express; thoroughfare; highway; turnpike , freeway, royal road, coach road; broad highway, King’s highway, Queen’s highway; beaten track, beaten path; horse road, bridle road, bridle track, bridle path; walk, trottoir, footpath, pavement, flags, sidewalk; crossroad, byroad, bypath, byway; cut; short cut (mid-course) [more]; carrefour; private road, occupation road; highways and byways; railroad, railway, tram road, tramway; towpath; causeway; canal (conduit); street (abode); speedway.-adverbshow; in what way, in what manner; by what mode; so, in this way, after this fashion., one way or another, anyhow; somehow or other (instrumentality); by way of; via; in transitu; on the high road to.-phraseshae tibi erunt artes

* = informal/non-formal usage

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