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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May
10
2013

freefloating or free-floating

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

fri flo tIng
adjective
definition 1: lacking a connection, commitment, or focus, esp. with regard to a doctrine, party, or cause; independent.
example: The candidates are unnerved by the numbers of free-floating voters.

definition 2: of certain emotions, having no clear cause.
example: The medicine relieved my free-floating anxiety enough for me to function again at work.
example: He suffers from free-floating anger and may become hostile even in neutral situations.

definition 3: moving freely; not bound.
example: Now women adorned themselves in freefloating designs that seemed intent on allowing fabric to explore its inner nature.