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Widely known; familiar or famous:
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  1. Widely known; familiar or famous:
  2. (Computing, not comparable) Generally recognised; reserved for some usual purpose.
  3. (Nonstandard) Alternative form of well-known.
In keeping with custom, or usage; usual; habitual
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  1. In keeping with custom, or usage; usual; habitual
  2. Based on custom or tradition rather than written law or contract.
  3. Agreeing with, or established by, custom; established by common usage; conventional; habitual.
Habitual or regular:
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  1. Habitual or regular:
  2. Constant; habitual
  3. Occurring or appearing quite often or at close intervals:
Not attractive or good-looking:
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  1. Not attractive or good-looking:
  2. Characteristic of or suitable for home or home life; simple and unpretentious or plain and everyday
  3. Of a simple or unpretentious nature; plain:
Having or showing a consciousness of one's defects or shortcomings; not overly proud; not self-assertive; modest
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  1. Having or showing a consciousness of one's defects or shortcomings; not overly proud; not self-assertive; modest
  2. Showing deferential or submissive respect:
  3. Low in condition, rank, or position; lowly; unpretentious
Commonly encountered, experienced, or observed:
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  1. Commonly encountered, experienced, or observed:
  2. In conformity with regular practice or procedure:
  3. Such as is in common or ordinary use; such as is most often seen, heard, used, etc.; common; ordinary; customary
Most private or personal
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  1. Most private or personal
  2. Pertaining to the inmost character of a thing; fundamental
  3. Essential; innermost:
Being or doing a certain thing by habit; steady; inveterate
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  1. Being or doing a certain thing by habit; steady; inveterate
  2. Formed or acquired by continual use; done by habit or fixed as a habit; customary
  3. (Grammar) Designating an action or state that lasts for or is repeated over an extended duration, expressed in English by such means as the simple present tense ( She works downtown ) and the phrase used to ( A factory used to be located at that intersection ).
Frequently practiced, used, or experienced; customary:
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  1. Frequently practiced, used, or experienced; customary:
  2. Familiar through use; usual; customary.
  3. Customary; usual; characteristic
Basic; simple; rudimentary
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  1. Basic; simple; rudimentary
  2. Widespread; prevalent:
  3. Having no special designation, status, or rank:
Occurring in the usual course of events; usual and normal.
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  1. Occurring in the usual course of events; usual and normal.
  2. (Law) Having direct authority to decide a case, rather than being delegated that power, as a judge.
  3. Familiar; unexceptional; common; average
Designed for use or wear on everyday occasions
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  1. Designed for use or wear on everyday occasions
  2. Designating or of the words, phrases, and idioms characteristic of speech or writing that is casual, ordinary, unceremonious, etc.; colloquial
  3. Characterized by nontechnical vocabulary, simple sentence structure, and relatively few explicit transitions, as typified by spoken language:
Not ceremonious; informal:
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  1. Not ceremonious; informal:
  2. Without the due formalities; abrupt:
  3. Less formal and ceremonious than is usual or expected; informal; familiar
Not complicated; simple
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  1. Not complicated; simple
  2. An extensive, relatively level area of land. Plains are present on all continents except Antarctica and are most often located in the interior regions. Because they can occur at almost any altitude or latitude, plains can be humid and forested, semiarid and grass-covered, or arid.
  3. Common in rank or station; average; ordinary:
Without ostentation or affectation; natural
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  1. Without ostentation or affectation; natural
  2. Lowly in condition or rank:
  3. Common; ordinary
  1. Lacking emotion or colour
  2. Of, or relating to facts only; literal, realistic
  3. Sticking strictly to facts; literal, unimaginative, unemotional, prosaic, etc.
Of or suitable for working days; everyday
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  1. Of or suitable for working days; everyday
  2. Commonplace; ordinary
  3. Suitable for everyday use
Consisting or characteristic of prose.
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  1. Consisting or characteristic of prose.
  2. Commonplace, dull and ordinary
  3. Of or like prose rather than poetry; often, specif., heavy, flat, unimaginative, etc.
Uninteresting; unremarkable:
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  1. Uninteresting; unremarkable:
  2. Neither new nor interesting; obvious or ordinary
  3. Ordinary; common:
(Of fabric) Woven in the home.
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  1. (Of fabric) Woven in the home.
  2. (Of clothing etc) Made from homespun fabric.
  3. Simple and homely; unpretentious:
Related genetically:
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  1. Related genetically:
  2. Normal or usual; in the ordinary course of events
  3. Having a particular character by nature:
Occurring in nature on its own, uncombined with other substances. Copper and gold are often found in native form.
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  1. Occurring in nature on its own, uncombined with other substances. Copper and gold are often found in native form.
  2. Natural, unaltered, or unadorned:
  3. As found in nature; natural and not refined, adorned, or altered by man
(--- Now Rare) Not adulterated; genuine or pure
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  1. (--- Now Rare) Not adulterated; genuine or pure
  2. Not complex, refined, developed, etc.
  3. Artless, simple, ingenuous, etc.
Stated or otherwise presented without any effort to soften or disguise; plain:
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  1. Stated or otherwise presented without any effort to soften or disguise; plain:
  2. Plain; simple; unadorned
  3. Pure, natural, unmodified (especially in the phrase "unvarnished truth").
Old-fashioned; out-of-date
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  1. Old-fashioned; out-of-date
  2. Behind the times; out of fashion:
  3. Well-known or familiar to the point of being trite or commonplace
Ordinary; commonplace
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  1. Ordinary; commonplace
  2. (Idiomatic) Ordinary, common, or unexceptional.
  3. Common; unremarkable:
Decided by a narrow margin; almost even:
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  1. Decided by a narrow margin; almost even:
  2. Warm and humid or stuffy:
  3. Having little or no space between elements or parts; tight and compact:
Of or involved in a sexual relationship:
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  1. Of or involved in a sexual relationship:
  2. Characterized by close personal acquaintance or familiarity:
  3. Very close
Of or showing trust in another; confiding
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  1. Of or showing trust in another; confiding
  2. Done or communicated in confidence; secret.
  3. Told in confidence; imparted in secret
Being or occurring between sexual partners who are not in an established relationship:
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  1. Being or occurring between sexual partners who are not in an established relationship:
  2. Suited for everyday wear or informal use:
  3. Socialized with only occasionally; not close or intimate:
Strongly felt; fervent:
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  1. Strongly felt; fervent:
  2. Warm and sincere; friendly:
  3. (Archaic) Invigorating; stimulating. Used especially of a beverage.
Requiring or exhibiting little effort or endeavor; undemanding:
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  1. Requiring or exhibiting little effort or endeavor; undemanding:
  2. Free from worry, anxiety, trouble, or pain:
  3. Light; gentle:
Designating or of the words, phrases, and idioms characteristic of speech or writing that is casual, ordinary, unceremonious, etc.; colloquial
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  1. Designating or of the words, phrases, and idioms characteristic of speech or writing that is casual, ordinary, unceremonious, etc.; colloquial
  2. Suited for everyday wear or use:
  3. Casual, easy, unceremonious, or relaxed
Not ceremonious; informal:
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  1. Not ceremonious; informal:
  2. Without the due formalities; abrupt:
  3. Less formal and ceremonious than is usual or expected; informal; familiar
Too bold or forward; taking too much for granted; showing overconfidence, arrogance, or effrontery
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  1. Too bold or forward; taking too much for granted; showing overconfidence, arrogance, or effrontery
  2. Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward:
Having or showing excessive and arrogant self-confidence; presumptuous.
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  1. Having or showing excessive and arrogant self-confidence; presumptuous.
Lacking restraint or modesty; presumptuous or bold:
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  1. Lacking restraint or modesty; presumptuous or bold:
  2. Located ahead or in advance:
  3. Moving in a prescribed direction or order for normal use:
Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous:
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  1. Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous:
  2. Strong or pronounced; prominent:
  3. Unduly forward and brazen; impudent:
Common or repeated to the point of being unnoticed or annoying
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  1. Common or repeated to the point of being unnoticed or annoying
  2. Unduly forward or brash; offensively presumptuous:
  3. (Used with “with") so acquainted with something, that one doesn't notice it, or is annoyed by it
Intimate; friendly.
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  1. Intimate; friendly.
  2. (Informal) Like a chum; intimate; friendly
  3. Friendly; on, or trying to be on, intimate terms
Of or relating to the community as a whole; public:
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  1. Of or relating to the community as a whole; public:
  2. Widespread; prevalent:
  3. Unrefined or coarse in manner; vulgar:
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  1. Daily
  2. Appropriate for ordinary use, rather than for special occasions
  3. Usual; common
Constant; habitual
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  1. Constant; habitual
  2. Habitual or regular:
  3. Occurring or appearing quite often or at close intervals:
Orderly, even, or symmetrical:
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  1. Orderly, even, or symmetrical:
  2. (Ecclesiastical) Belonging to a religious order and bound by its rules:
  3. Customary, usual, or normal:
Ordinary with nothing to distinguish it from all the others.
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  1. Ordinary with nothing to distinguish it from all the others.
  2. Habitual; regular:
  3. Regular; habitual.
Spread or scattered over a considerable extent:
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  1. Spread or scattered over a considerable extent:
  2. Occurring or accepted widely:
  3. Affecting a large area (e.g. the entire land or body); broad in extent.
Known by or familiar with another.
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  1. Known by or familiar with another.
  2. Informed or familiar:
  3. Personally known; familiar.
Closely familiar; current; having frequent interaction
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  1. Closely familiar; current; having frequent interaction
  2. Familiar or acquainted (with), esp. as a result of study or experience; versed (in)
  3. Familiar or acquainted by use or study; well-informed; versed
Acquainted through study or experience; knowledgeable or skilled:
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  1. Acquainted through study or experience; knowledgeable or skilled:
  2. Acquainted by experience and study; skilled or learned (in a specified subject)
(Informal) Like a chum; intimate; friendly
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  1. (Informal) Like a chum; intimate; friendly
  2. Friendly; on, or trying to be on, intimate terms
  3. Intimate; friendly.
Having little or no space between elements or parts; tight and compact:
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  1. Having little or no space between elements or parts; tight and compact:
  2. Being near the surface; short:
  3. Fitting tightly:
(--- Informal) Easy to understand or use for a specified agent. Often used in combination:
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  1. (--- Informal) Easy to understand or use for a specified agent. Often used in combination:
  2. Showing friendly feelings; ready to be a friend
  3. Characteristic of or behaving as a friend:
Marked by informality and privacy:
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  1. Marked by informality and privacy:
  2. Characterized by close personal acquaintance or familiarity:
  3. Very close
Hard to hear or understand, as from being husky or slurred:
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  1. Hard to hear or understand, as from being husky or slurred:
  2. Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite, usually in the smallest solid dimension; not thin:
  3. Having component parts in a close, crowded state or arrangement; dense:
Fitting close or too close to the skin; snug:
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  1. Fitting close or too close to the skin; snug:
  2. Closely contested; close:
  3. (Slang) Personally close; intimate:
Not publicly or generally known; secret
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  1. Not publicly or generally known; secret
  2. Entrusted with the confidence of another:
  3. Told in confidence; imparted in secret
Relating to or indicative of one's deepest nature:
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  1. Relating to or indicative of one's deepest nature:
  2. Of or involved in a sexual relationship:
  3. Marked by informality and privacy:
Presumptuous; arrogant.
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  1. Presumptuous; arrogant.
  2. Taking too much for granted; presumptuous
Taken for granted; assumed.
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  1. Taken for granted; assumed.
  2. Held as true or valid without evidence.
  3. Forward or presumptuous.
Not restrained by a sense of shame or propriety; rudely bold; brazen
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  1. Not restrained by a sense of shame or propriety; rudely bold; brazen
  2. Fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold.
  3. Bold or daring; fearless
Showing a readiness to take risks or face danger; daring; fearless
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  1. Showing a readiness to take risks or face danger; daring; fearless
  2. Strong or pronounced; prominent:
  3. Unduly forward and brazen; impudent:
Hasty or unrestrained without regard for consequences:
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  1. Hasty or unrestrained without regard for consequences:
  2. Offensively bold; pushing, presumptuous, impudent, etc.
  3. Presumptuously forward; impudent:
Having a loud, usually harsh, resonant sound:
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  1. Having a loud, usually harsh, resonant sound:
  2. Showing no shame; bold; impudent
  3. Like brass in color or other qualities
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  1. (Informal) Impudent; impertinent.
  2. (Informal) Saucy; impudent; insolent
  3. Impertinently bold; impudent and saucy.
Rude in a contemptuous way; insulting and humiliating
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  1. Rude in a contemptuous way; insulting and humiliating
Being ahead of current economic, political, or technological trends; progressive:
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  1. Being ahead of current economic, political, or technological trends; progressive:
  2. Going, tending, or moving toward a position in front:
  3. Located ahead or in advance:
Not pertinent or suitable
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  1. Not pertinent or suitable
  2. Not showing proper respect or manners; insolent; impudent
  3. Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold:
(Obsolete) Immodest.
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  1. (Obsolete) Immodest.
  2. Offensively bold or disrespectful; insolent or impertinent.
Boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; impertinent; impudent
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  1. Boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; impertinent; impudent
  2. Audaciously rude or disrespectful; impertinent or impudent.
  3. (Archaic) Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant.
(Now archaic) Impudent, cheeky, saucy. [from 15th c.]
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  1. (Now archaic) Impudent, cheeky, saucy. [from 15th c.]
  2. Saucy; impudent; pert
  3. Impudently bold in speech or manner; saucy.
(Informal) Rudely bold; brazen; impudent
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  1. (Informal) Rudely bold; brazen; impudent
  2. Showing or requiring courage and fortitude; bold.
  3. Full of courage; bold
Excessively confident; presumptuous.
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  1. Excessively confident; presumptuous.
  2. Presumptuous, cocksure, rude and disrespectful.
  3. Confident without adequate reason; too confident
(Dial.) In good spirits or health; lively; brisk
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  1. (Dial.) In good spirits or health; lively; brisk
  2. Attractive or stylish in appearance:
  3. Bold or impudent in speech or behavior; saucy; forward
Having or showing excessive and arrogant self-confidence; presumptuous.
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  1. Having or showing excessive and arrogant self-confidence; presumptuous.
Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward:
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  1. Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward:
  2. Too bold or forward; taking too much for granted; showing overconfidence, arrogance, or effrontery
(Informal) Annoyingly aggressive and persistent
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  1. (Informal) Annoyingly aggressive and persistent
  2. Aggressively ambitious; overly assertive, bold or determined.
  3. Disagreeably aggressive or forward.
Rude and disrespectful; impudent.
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  1. Rude and disrespectful; impudent.
  2. Stylish; chic:
  3. Bold and spirited; cheeky
Having the consistency of or covered with sauce:
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  1. Having the consistency of or covered with sauce:
  2. Attractive or stylish, especially in being sexually alluring:
  3. Impertinent or disrespectful, especially in a playful or lively way:
Energetic or quick in movement:
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  1. Energetic or quick in movement:
  2. Fashionable; elegant:
  3. Amusingly clever; witty:
Resembling brass, as in color.
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  1. Resembling brass, as in color.
  2. (Music) Resembling or characterized by the sound of brass instruments:
  3. Like brass, as in color
(Informal) Flippant; saucy; impertinent
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  1. (Informal) Flippant; saucy; impertinent
  2. Marked by casual disrespect; impertinent:
Recently made, produced, or harvested; not stale or spoiled:
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  1. Recently made, produced, or harvested; not stale or spoiled:
  2. Fairly strong and often cool; brisk:
  3. Having the glowing or unspoiled appearance of youth:
(Informal) Snippy; impertinent.
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  1. (Informal) Snippy; impertinent.
  2. Irritable, snappy
  3. Made up of short snippets
(Informal) Curt, sharp, or snappish, esp. in an insolent manner
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  1. (Informal) Curt, sharp, or snappish, esp. in an insolent manner
  2. Occurring in pieces; fragmentary.
  3. Made up of small scraps or snips; fragmentary
(Colloquial) Proud; arrogant; assuming; putting on airs of superiority.
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  1. (Colloquial) Proud; arrogant; assuming; putting on airs of superiority.
  2. (Since circa 1678) Having plenty of money.
  3. (Cricket, of a shot) In which the ball is hit into the air, with the chance of being caught
Haughty or presumptuous, especially for one's rank or social standing:
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  1. Haughty or presumptuous, especially for one's rank or social standing:
  2. Inclined to be haughty, arrogant, snobbish, etc.
  3. Behaving in a way regarded as above one's rightful station or class
Having the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; sagacious:
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  1. Having the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; sagacious:
  2. Having or showing good judgment; sagacious; prudent
  3. Impudent; fresh
A close male friend who is like a brother
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  1. A close male friend who is like a brother
  2. A man or boy related to one by having a parent in common; half brother
  3. A foster brother
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  1. A friend; a pal.
  2. A close friend
  3. An intimate friend or companion.
A close, trusted friend, to whom one confides intimate matters or secrets
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  1. A close, trusted friend, to whom one confides intimate matters or secrets
  2. A character in a drama or fiction, such as a trusted friend or servant, who serves as a device for revealing the inner thoughts or intentions of a main character.
A type of settee.
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  1. A type of settee.
  2. A woman or girl confidant
  3. A confidant, especially one who is a woman.
Something thought of as like a friend in being helpful, reliable, etc.
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  1. Something thought of as like a friend in being helpful, reliable, etc.
  2. (Rock-climbing) Brand name of a spring-loaded camming device now manufactured by Wild Country. Now used (often without initial capital) to refer to any such device.
  3. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement:
A close friend or confidant.
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  1. A close friend or confidant.
  2. An intimate friend or companion
A spouse or romantic partner.
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  1. A spouse or romantic partner.
  2. A husband or wife; spouse
  3. A person with whom one is in close association; an associate.
A language of Papua New Guinea.
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  1. A language of Papua New Guinea.
  2. An intimate friend; comrade; chum
(Rare, chiefly US) A male given name.
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  1. (Rare, chiefly US) A male given name.
  2. Any undeveloped or immature person or thing
  3. Friend; chum. Used as a form of familiar address, especially for a man or boy:
A partner, especially one of a pair or team associated under the buddy system.
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  1. A partner, especially one of a pair or team associated under the buddy system.
  2. Friend or comrade; chum. Used as a form of familiar address, especially for a man or boy:
  3. A close friend; companion; comrade; esp., a comrade in arms
A partner; confederate
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  1. A partner; confederate
  2. (Informal) An assistant to another person, especially to one's superior or more important person.
  3. A companion; close friend

Synonym Study

  • Confidential implies a relationship in which there is mutual trust and a sharing of private thoughts, problems, etc. a confidential friendship
  • Intimate implies very close association, acquaintance, relationship, etc. invited her intimate friends or suggests something of a very personal or private nature intimate letters
  • Close is applied to persons or things very near to one in affection, attraction, interests, etc. close friends
  • Familiar is applied to that which is known through constant association, and, with reference to persons, suggests informality, or even presumption, such as might prevail among members of a family remain on familiar terms
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