To have as meaning
indicate, spell, denote, signify, betoken, import, add up, determine, symbolize, imply, involve, allude, speak of, touch on, stand for, drive at, point to, connote, suggest, express, designate, intimate, tell the meaning of, purport.
To have in mind
To design for
base, ignoble, low, small-minded, petty, contemptible, degrading, sordid, mean-spirited, dishonorable, discreditable, unworthy, selfish, debased, degraded, ignominious, shabby, scurvy, crummy*, lowdown*.
Of low estate
spiteful, vicious, malicious, cruel, unkind, nasty, offensive, vile, shameless, dishonorable, malign, evil, infamous, treacherous, sneaking, crooked, fraudulent, unscrupulous, deceitful, villainous, blackguard, faithless, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, cantankerous, ornery*, disagreeable, unaccommodating, despicable, odious, scurrilous, perfidious, knavish, rotten*, hard as nails*.
mean suggests a contemptible pettiness or unkindness of character or conduct his mean attempts to slander her; base implies a dishonorable putting of one's own interests ahead of one's obligations, as because of greed or cowardice base motives; ignoble suggests a lack of high moral or intellectual qualities to work for an ignoble end; abject implies debasement and a contemptible lack of self-respect an abject coward; sordid connotes the depressing drabness of that which is mean or base the sordid details of their affair; vile suggests disgusting foulness or depravity vile epithets; low suggests rather generally coarseness, vulgarity, depravity, etc., specif. in reference to taking grossly unfair advantage so low as to steal from one's own mother; degrading suggests a lowering or corruption of moral standards or a lowering of self-respect or dignity the degrading aspects of prison life
To have or convey a particular idea:connote, denote, import, intend, signify, spell1. Idiom: add up to. See meaning
To have in mind as a goal or purpose:aim, contemplate, design, intend, plan, project, propose, purpose, target. (Regional) mind. See planned, purpose
Characterized by intense ill will or spite:black, despiteful, evil, hateful, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, nasty, poisonous, spiteful, venomous, vicious, wicked. (Slang) bitchy. See attitude
Having or proceeding from low moral standards:base2, ignoble, low, low-down, sordid, squalid, vile. See right
Ungenerously or pettily reluctant to spend money:cheap, close, close-fisted, costive, hard-fisted, miserly, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, petty, pinching, stingy, tight, tightfisted. See give
Of low or lower quality:common, inferior, low-grade, low-quality, mediocre, second-class, second-rate, shabby, substandard. See better
Of little distinction:humble, lowly, simple. See plain
Lacking high station or birth:baseborn, common, dÃ©classÃ©, declassed, humble, ignoble, lowly, plebeian, unwashed, vulgar. (Archaic) base2. See over
Affected or tending to be affected with minor health problems:ailing, indisposed, low, off-color, rocky, sickly. Idiom: under the weather. See health
So objectionable as to elicit despisal or deserve condemnation:abhorrent, abominable, antipathetic, contemptible, despicable, despisable, detestable, disgusting, filthy, foul, infamous, loathsome, lousy, low, nasty, nefarious, obnoxious, odious, repugnant, rotten, shabby, vile, wretched. See good
Having or showing a bad temper:bad-tempered, cantankerous, crabbed, cranky, cross, disagreeable, fretful, grouchy, grumpy, ill-tempered, irascible, irritable, nasty, peevish, petulant, querulous, snappish, snappy, surly, testy, ugly, waspish. (Informal) crabby. Idiom: out of sorts. See attitude
Hard to treat, manage, or cope with:troublesome, wicked. (Informal) pesky. See easy
Something, as a type, number, quantity, or degree, that represents a midpoint between extremes on a scale of valuation:average, median, medium, norm, par. See usual
That by which something is accomplished or some end achieved.Used in plural: agency, agent, instrument, instrumentality, instrumentation, intermediary, mechanism, medium, organ. See means
All things, such as money, property, or goods, having economic value.Used in plural: asset (used in plural), capital, fortune, resource (used in plural), wealth, wherewithal. See owned
Not extreme:central, intermediate, medial, median, mid, middle, middle-of-the-road, midway. See edge Roget's II The New Thesaurus Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.