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

  • Word of the Day

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

    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

    p@ the tihk

    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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ih kwI və kəl


1. having at least two plausible alternative meanings, often intentionally so, as to deceive; ambiguous.
example: We had hoped that her answer would help us make our decision, but her reply was equivocal.

2. doubtful or undecided, as in one’s opinion or attitude toward something.
example: Her feelings about her son’s choice of a wife were equivocal.

3. of unknown or uncertain significance or classification.
example: Evidence for the effectiveness of this herb was equivocal.