Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    gratuitous

    gr@ tu ih t@s  [or]  grae tu ih t@s

    adjective
    1.  given or done without sufficient reason or justification; unwarranted.
    The movie’s gratuitous violence earned it low ratings from critics.

    2.  given or received without charge or cost.
    The company offers gratuitous shipping with large orders.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    pathetic

    p@ the tihk

    adjective
    1.  arousing feelings of pity, sorrow, or tender concern.
    The baby’s pathetic crying was due to both hunger and cold.
    The limping dog was a pathetic sight.

    2.  miserably ineffective or inadequate; worthy of arousing scorn or ridicule.
    You did a pathetic job of fixing this–look! It’s still leaking!
    I’ve always been a pathetic housekeeper, so I finally hired a cleaner.
    Your attempts to get our sympathy is pathetic!
    He’s pathetic at playing tennis; he’s always hitting the ball straight over the fence.

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Mar
31
2014

agreeable

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ə gri ə bəl

adjective

1. pleasing or likable.

Solomon Whapple soon became used to the rapid motion of the coach, and entered into conversation with an agreeable gentleman on the same seat, who was kind enough to answer all his inquiries connected with the wonders of the road.

2. ready to concur or consent.

She turned from the window and got him to talk a little. He seemed agreeable to the idea of talking.