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

  • Word of the Day
    balmy

    bal mi

    adjective
    1.  gentle, mild, and soothing.
    They prefer the balmy climate of the South Sea Islands.

    2.  fragrant, like a balm.
    The tropical air was balmy with the scent of gardenias.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    dainty

    deIn ti

    adjective
    1.  small and delicate.
    In her hand she held one dainty blossom.
    We drank small amounts of tea in my grandmother’s dainty cups.
    Taking dainty steps, she entered the room without a sound.

    2.  having delicate and refined manners or taste, esp. with respect to cleanliness or food.
    She is always so dainty in the way she eats;  I just shovel food into my mouth and spill things on my shirt.

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Oct
01
2013

grievous

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

gri vəs

adjective

1. causing emotional or physical suffering; painful.
example: The war had caused grievous injuries to both his body and spirit.
example: His grievous remarks were made out of spite.

2. expressing or full of grief; anguished.
example: When the shouting on the street turned to grievous cries, we feared the worst.

3. grave and deplorable; heinous.
example: He’d committed a grievous wrong and yet he felt no remorse.