ETYM French candide (cf. Italian candido), Latin candidus white, from candęre to be of a glowing white; akin to accendere, incendere, to set on fire, Skr. chand to shine. Related to Candle, Incense.
1. Informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared.
2. Openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; SYN. open.
3. Starkly realistic.
1. Free from flaw or blemish or impurity
2. Affording free passage or view; SYN. free, open.
3. Clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible; SYN. clean-cut, clear-cut.
4. Clear to the mind
5. Easily deciphered; SYN. decipherable, readable.
6. Characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts; especially e.g. guilt
7. Characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; SYN. percipient.
8. (Meteorology) Free from clouds or mist or haze
9. Of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne
10. Free from confusion or doubt
11. Free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through
12. (Especially of a title) Unencumbered, in a legal sense; SYN. unmortgaged.
13. Clear of charges or deductions
14. Free from contact or proximity or connection
ETYM From Dispose.
1. Designed to be disposed of after use.
2. Free or available for use or disposition.
1. (Economics) Less in demand and therefore readily obtainable.
2. (Economics) Plentiful and therefore at low interest rates; easy to come by.
3. Affording comfort.
4. Affording pleasure.
5. Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; SYN. light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton.
6. Free from worry or anxiety; SYN. at ease.
7. Having little impact; SYN. gentle, soft.
8. Marked by moderate steepness; SYN. gentle.
9. Not harsh; causing little distress.
10. Not hurried or forced; SYN. easygoing, leisurely.
11. Not strict; SYN. lenient.
12. Performing adroitly and without effort; SYN. facile.
13 posing no difficulty; requiring little effort.
14. Readily exploited or tricked.
1. Borne up by or suspended in a liquid
2. Hanging or moving freely in air
3. Inclined to move or be moved about
4. (Of a part of the body) Not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position
5. Not definitely committed to a party or policy
State of equilibrium in which a body rests on or is suspended in the surface of a fluid (liquid or gas). According to Archimedes' principle, a body wholly or partly immersed in a fluid will be subjected to an upward force, or upthrust, equal in magnitude to the weight of the fluid it has displaced.
If the density of the body is greater than that of the fluid, then its weight will be greater than the upthrust and it will sink. However, if the body's density is less than that of the fluid, the upthrust will be the greater and the body will be pushed upward toward the surface. As the body rises above the surface the amount of fluid that it displaces (and therefore the magnitude of the upthrust) decreases. Eventually the upthrust acting on the submerged part of the body will equal the body's weight, equilibrium will be reached, and the body will float.
Clearly manifest; evident.
1. Able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint
2. Not bound by shackles and chains; SYN. unchained, unfettered, unshackled, untied.
3. Not held in servitude
4. Done by hand without mechanical aids or devices; SYN. freehand, freehanded.
5. (Chemistry and physics) Unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion
6. Not literal; SYN. loose, liberal.
7. Not occupied or in use
8. Of one's own accord
1. Marked by informality and lack of constraint
2, Not observant of strict demands
ETYM French libéral, Latin liberalis, from liber free; perh. akin to libet, lubet, it pleases, Eng. lief. Related to Deliver.
1. Having political or social views favoring reform and progress.
2. Tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition.
1. Not bound or fastened or gathered together
2. Not carefully arranged in a package
3. Not fixed firmly or tightly
4. Not restrained or confined or attached
5. Not tense or taut; SYN. slack.
6. Not compact or dense in structure or arrangement
7. Not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting
8. (Of a ball in sport) Not in the possession or control of any player
9. (Of textures) Full of small openings or gaps; SYN. open.
10. Freely producing mucus
1. (In combination) An indefinite quantity more than that specified
2. Not divisible by two.
3. Not easily explained; peculiar or unusual
4. Of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g.; SYN. unmatched, unmated, unpaired.
1. Affording free passage or access
2. Affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; SYN. unfastened.
3. Not having been filled
4. Not sealed or having been unsealed; SYN. opened.
5. Not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought; SYN. undecided, undetermined, unresolved.
6. Displayed before or in view of all
8. Not secret
9. Ready for business
10. Receptive to new ideas
11. Relatively empty of and unobstructed by fences or hedges or headlands or shoals
12. Sincere and free of reserve in expression
13. Used of mouth or eyes; SYN. opened.
14. Without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition
15. Accessible to all
16. Having no protecting cover or enclosure
17. Lax in enforcing laws; SYN. wide-open, lawless.
18. Not requiring union membership
19. (Mathematics) Of a set; containing points whose neighborhood consists of other points of the same set, or being the complement of an open set; of an interval; containing neither of its end points.
ETYM as. open; akin to Dutch open, os. opan, German offan, Icel. opinn, Swed. öppen, Dan. aaben, and perh. to Eng. up. Related to Up, and Ope.
ETYM Old Eng. quite, Old Fren. quite, French quitte. Related to Quit, Quiet.
(Usually followed by 'of') Released from something onerous (especially an obligation or duty); SYN. rid.
1. Just sufficient
2. Not taken up by scheduled activities; SYN. free.
3. Thin and fit; SYN. trim.
Not allocated; not set aside; not rationed, not apportioned
1. Not held or filled or in use
2. Not leased to or occupied by a tenant; SYN. untenanted.
3. Not seized and controlled
ETYM French, from Latin vacans, -antis, p. pr. of vacare to be empty, to be free or unoccupied, to have leisure, also vocare; akin to vacuus empty, and probably to Eng. void. Related to Evacuate, Void.
1. Void of thought or knowledge.
2. Without an occupant or incumbent.