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

Category: Word of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information for all who want to increase and hone their vocabulary.

Sep
22
2017

labyrinthine

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lae b@ rIn thihn  [or]  lae b@ rIn thin

adjective
1.  of, resembling, or forming a labyrinth.
We followed our guide through the labyrinthine catacombs.
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Sep
21
2017

gratuitous

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gr@ tu ih t@s  [or]  grae tu ih t@s

adjective
1.  given or done without sufficient reason or justification; unwarranted.
The movie’s gratuitous violence earned it low ratings from critics.

2.  given or received without charge or cost.
The company offers gratuitous shipping with large orders.
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Sep
20
2017

balmy

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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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Sep
19
2017

unabashed

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uhn @ baesht

adjective
not feeling or showing embarrassment, uneasiness, or shame.
He was unabashed as he made his surprising announcement.
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Sep
18
2017

scathing

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skeI thihng

adjective
harshly condemning; brutal.
The governor’s action received scathing criticism from her opponents.
After reading a scathing review of the hotel, I canceled my reservation.
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