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

  • Word of the Day
    shyster

    shaI st@r

    noun
    a person, usu. a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.
    That shyster accepted her fee for his services but did almost nothing for her.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    naysayer

    neI seI @r

    noun
    a person who refuses, denies, or opposes, esp. because of cynicism or pessimism.
    They went ahead with their ambitious plan despite the arguments of the naysayers.

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Mar
21
2014

fantast

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faen taest
noun
one given to fanciful, impractical dreams; visionary.

“To come down to earth” is, in ordinary speech, to get to reality, to face the facts, and to be practical. On the other hand, “to have your head in the clouds” is to be a dreamer and a fantast, though oddly and curiously, the Christian notion of heaven, the abode of God and therefore the seat of ultimate reality, is traditionally symbolized as a situation where everyone floats in the sky. (Alan Watts, Cloudhidden, Whereabouts Unknown: A Mountain Journal)