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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Oct
07
2013

sanguine

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

saeng gwihn

adjective

1. having an optimistic temperament or outlook.
example: Considering his poor academic record, he was surprisingly sanguine concerning his chances of being accepted to a top university.

2. ruddy in complexion.
example: Santa Claus is often depicted as having a sanguine complexion.

3. blood red.
example: The stream turned sanguine with the blood of fallen soldiers.