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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Nov
15
2013

remonstrate

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transitive verb

to say in opposition, protest, or objection.
example: “But what about our families?” he remonstrated.

intransitive verb

to object, complain, or protest, esp. by giving reasons.
example: The neighbors remonstrated with the new tenants about their parties.
example: The two countries have been remonstrating with each other over the border for decades.