ETYM Old Fren. anoiance, anuiance.
1. Anger produced by some annoying irritation; SYN. chafe, vexation.
2. Something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; SYN. nuisance, bother, botheration, pain, pain in the neck, pain in the ass.
3. The act of annoying someone; SYN. annoying, irritation, vexation, troubling.
ETYM Latin aridus, from arere to be dry: cf. French aride.
1. Lacking sufficient water or rainfall; SYN. waterless.
2. Lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; SYN. desiccate, desiccated.
3. Dry, barren (land etc.); dull, unoriginal, lifeless.
1. Not having a sharp edge or point.
2. Blunted in responsiveness or sensibility.
3. Lacking in liveliness or animation.
4. Not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft; SYN. thudding, thumping.
5. (Of business) Not active or brisk; SYN. slow, sluggish.
6. Not keenly felt.
7. (Of color) Very low in saturation; highly diluted.
8. Being or made softer or less loud or clear; SYN. muffled, muted, softened.
9. Darkened with overcast; SYN. gray, grey, leaden.
10. Emitting or reflecting very little light.
ETYM Latin pestilens, -entis, from pestis pest: cf. French pestilent.
Likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease; SYN. pestilential, plaguelike, plaguey.
ETYM Latin ponderosus, from pondus, -eris, a weight: cf. French pondéreux. Related to Ponder.
1. Having great mass and weight and unwieldiness.
2. Labored and dull.
ETYM Latin prolixus extended, long, prolix, probably from pro before, forward + liqui to flow, akin to liquidus liquid; cf. ol. lixa water: cf. French prolixe. Related to Liquid.
1. Tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length.
2. Long-winded; garrulous; dwelling too long on particulars; verbose.
1. Like prose; common-place.
2. Everyday, ordinary
3. Characteristic of prose as distinguished from poetry; factual
Lacking in qualities that seize the attention or strike the imagination; commonplace; especially; tediously dull in speech or manner
1. Not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time.
2. (Music) At a slow tempo.
3. (Used of timepieces) Indicating a time earlier than the correct time.
1. Having the strength exhausted by labor or exertion; worn out in respect to strength, endurance, etc.; tired; fatigued.
2. Causing weariness; tiresome.
3. Having one's patience or contentment exhausted; tired; sick; SYN. fatigued, tiresome, irksome, wearisome.
1. One that yawns
2. Something that causes boredom