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Of good family; wellborn:
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  1. Of good family; wellborn:
  2. Easily managed or handled; docile:
  3. Suited to one of good breeding; refined and polite:
  1. Meekly obedient or passive.
  2. Inclined or willing to submit.
  3. Having or showing a tendency to submit without resistance; docile; yielding
Ordinary; commonplace
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  1. Ordinary; commonplace
  2. Having or suited for a low rank or position.
  3. Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.
Not easily excited or disturbed
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  1. Not easily excited or disturbed
  2. Still; calm; motionless
  3. Making or characterized by little or no noise:
Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
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  1. Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
  2. Exhibiting no pretensions, boastfulness, or ostentation; modest.
Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid:
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  1. Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid:
  2. Full of diffidence; lacking self-confidence; timid; shy
Being without additions or modifications; mere:
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  1. Being without additions or modifications; mere:
  2. Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned:
  3. Having or showing little sense or reasoning ability; easily misled or deceived; stupid or foolish
Shy and reserved; modest.
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  1. Shy and reserved; modest.
  2. Drawing back from contact with others, from publicity, etc.; reserved; shy
  3. Shy, introverted, liking privacy.
Timid, shy, and easily embarrassed
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  1. Timid, shy, and easily embarrassed
  2. Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
  3. Shy, self-conscious, and awkward in the presence of others:
Easily startled; timid:
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  1. Easily startled; timid:
  2. Tending to avoid contact or familiarity with others; retiring or reserved:
  3. Not bearing or breeding well, as some plants; unproductive
Fearful and hesitant:
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  1. Fearful and hesitant:
  2. Easily frightened; lacking self-confidence; shy; timorous
  3. Showing fear or lack of self-confidence; hesitant
(Not comparable) Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
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  1. (Not comparable) Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
  2. Designated as unavailable except for a certain purpose or user; kept in reserve:
  3. Kept in reserve; set apart for some purpose, person, etc.
Yielding to supervision, direction, or management; tractable.
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  1. Yielding to supervision, direction, or management; tractable.
  2. Ready and willing to be taught; teachable.
  3. Easy to manage or discipline; submissive
  1. Respectful and considerate; showing deference
  2. Marked by or exhibiting deference.
  3. Based on deference; based on the doctrine, ideology, or wishes of others rather than one's own conclusions
Behind others in progress or development:
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  1. Behind others in progress or development:
  2. Pertaining to a thought or value that is considered outdated.
  3. Done or arranged in a manner or order that is opposite to previous occurrence or normal use.
(Philos., Psychol.) Having or showing awareness of one's own existence, actions, etc.; conscious of oneself
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  1. (Philos., Psychol.) Having or showing awareness of one's own existence, actions, etc.; conscious of oneself
  2. Aware of oneself as an individual or of one's own being, actions, or thoughts.
  3. Awkward or embarrassed in the presence of others; ill at ease
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  1. Quiet; speaking gently.
  2. Speaking or spoken with a soft, low voice
  3. Having a pleasant, sweet, gentle, mild speaking manner
Tending to avoid people and social situations; reserved:
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  1. Tending to avoid people and social situations; reserved:
  2. (Archaic) Shrinking from contact or familiarity with others; bashful; shy
  3. Affectedly and often flirtatiously shy or modest:
Decorous; modest; reserved
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  1. Decorous; modest; reserved
  2. Affectedly modest or shy; coy
  3. Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
Showing blushes; rosy red.
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  1. Showing blushes; rosy red.
  1. Shy, meek, shameful or embarrassed
  2. Embarrassed, as by consciousness of a fault:
  3. Embarrassed as because of feeling chagrin
Moderate in type, degree, effect, or force:
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  1. Moderate in type, degree, effect, or force:
  2. Gentle or kind in disposition, action, or effect; not severe, harsh, bitter, etc.
  3. Designating steel that is tough but malleable and contains only a small percentage of carbon
Showing or caused by timidity
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  1. Showing or caused by timidity
  2. Full of or subject to fear; timid
  1. Introvert.
  2. Withdrawing within oneself; shy, reserved, introverted, etc.
  3. Emotionally unresponsive or socially detached; introverted or aloof.
Not elaborate, ornate, or ostentatious:
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  1. Not elaborate, ornate, or ostentatious:
  2. Lacking pretension or affectation; modest:
  3. Simple, humble, not pretentious, plain.
Not undesirably noticeable or blatant; inconspicuous.
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  1. Not undesirably noticeable or blatant; inconspicuous.
Hesitating or undecided; vacillating; doubtful
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  1. Hesitating or undecided; vacillating; doubtful
  2. Inclined or tending to hesitate.
(Archaic) Capable of understanding and quick to apprehend.
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  1. (Archaic) Capable of understanding and quick to apprehend.
  2. Anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy
  3. Anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy:
Showing or resulting from fear
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  1. Showing or resulting from fear
  2. Experiencing fear; frightened:
  3. Extreme, as in degree or extent. Used especially of something negative:
Indicating a lack of confidence or certainty; hesitant:
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  1. Indicating a lack of confidence or certainty; hesitant:
  2. Not fully worked out, concluded, or agreed on; provisional:
  3. Made, done, proposed, etc. experimentally or provisionally; not definite or final
Easily managed, taught, or controlled; docile; compliant
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  1. Easily managed, taught, or controlled; docile; compliant
Serenely deliberate, composed, and dignified in character or manner.
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  1. Serenely deliberate, composed, and dignified in character or manner.
  2. Calm, quiet, or composed; esp., serious and unemotional; staid; decorous
Little in quantity, extent, numbers, value, duration, etc.
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  1. Little in quantity, extent, numbers, value, duration, etc.
  2. Unpretentious; modest:
  3. Little in size, esp. when compared with others of the same kind; not large or big; limited in size
(Bridge) Suitable for bidding.
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  1. (Bridge) Suitable for bidding.
  2. Worth bidding on
  3. (Games) Strong enough to be bid. Used of a hand of cards.
Not drawing attention to oneself; modest.
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  1. Not drawing attention to oneself; modest.
  2. Shy, extremely humble and modest; making oneself seem unnoticeable.
Being at an early stage of growth; young:
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  1. Being at an early stage of growth; young:
  2. Small and quite young
  3. Small in size:
Blindly dependent or imitative
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  1. Blindly dependent or imitative
  2. Of or characteristic of a slave or slavery; servile:
  3. Showing no originality; blindly imitative:
Not functioning; out of order:
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  1. Not functioning; out of order:
  2. Not in working condition; out of order
  3. Not even or continuous; interrupted
That can be stretched, drawn, or hammered thin without breaking; not brittle
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  1. That can be stretched, drawn, or hammered thin without breaking; not brittle
  2. Relating to rock or other materials that are capable of withstanding a certain amount of force by changing form before fracturing or breaking.
  3. Easily stretched without breaking or lowering in material strength. Gold is relatively ductile at room temperature, and most metals become more ductile with increasing temperature.
(Archaic) Compliant; dutiful
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  1. (Archaic) Compliant; dutiful
  2. Showing too great a willingness to serve or obey; fawning
  3. Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.
Expressing reverence; reverent.
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  1. Expressing reverence; reverent.
  2. In a reverent manner, honoring, respectful.
  3. Showing or caused by reverence
Capable of being managed or controlled:
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  1. Capable of being managed or controlled:
  2. That can be managed; controllable, tractable, contrivable, etc.
  3. Capable of being managed; governable; tractable; subservient.
That is useful, helpful, or of service, esp. in an inferior or subordinate capacity
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  1. That is useful, helpful, or of service, esp. in an inferior or subordinate capacity
  2. Willing to obey or serve because of being in a lower position; submissive
  3. Useful in an inferior capacity.
Of no exceptional ability, degree, or quality; average:
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  1. Of no exceptional ability, degree, or quality; average:
  2. Occurring in the usual course of events; usual and normal.
  3. (Law) Having direct authority to decide a case, rather than being delegated that power, as a judge.
Uninteresting; unremarkable:
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  1. Uninteresting; unremarkable:
  2. Neither new nor interesting; obvious or ordinary
  3. Ordinary; common:
Not involving violence or employing force:
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  1. Not involving violence or employing force:
  2. Characterized by peace; free from disturbance or disorder; calm; quiet; tranquil
  3. Of or characteristic of a time of peace
Undisturbed; tranquil; calm; quiet
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  1. Undisturbed; tranquil; calm; quiet
  2. Undisturbed by tumult or disorder; calm or quiet:
  3. Not easily upset or excited; mild or complacent:
Peaceful; undisturbed.
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  1. Peaceful; undisturbed.
  2. Fond of, inclined toward, or promoting peace; not quarrelsome
  3. Inclined or disposed to peace; promoting calm:
Obeying or willing to obey; submissive
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  1. Obeying or willing to obey; submissive
  2. Dutifully complying with the commands, orders, or instructions of one in authority.
(Chemistry) Unreactive except under special or extreme conditions; inert.
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  1. (Chemistry) Unreactive except under special or extreme conditions; inert.
  2. Existing, conducted, or experienced without active or concerted effort:
  3. (Grammar) Of, relating to, or being a verb form or voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject is the object of the action or the effect of the verb. For example, in the sentence They were impressed by his manner, were impressed is in the passive voice.
Without spirit or force; dull
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  1. Without spirit or force; dull
  2. (Chiefly of animals) Mild and well-behaved; accustomed to human contact
  3. Changed from a wild to a domesticated state: said as of animals trained for use by humans or as pets
Forbearing; lenient; merciful
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  1. Forbearing; lenient; merciful
  2. Mild, as weather
  3. Inclined to be lenient or merciful.
Prevented from moving; held down or secured:
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  1. Prevented from moving; held down or secured:
  2. Characterized by restraint; exercising, or showing the results of, self-discipline or rational control; controlled
  3. Held back, limited, kept in check or under control.
Lasting; continuing; durable:
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  1. Lasting; continuing; durable:
  2. Long-suffering; patient.
  3. Lasting; permanent; durable
Of or relating to the Stoics or their philosophy.
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  1. Of or relating to the Stoics or their philosophy.
  2. Alternative capitalization of stoic
  3. Seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive:
Producing a good yield; productive
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  1. Producing a good yield; productive
  2. Bending easily; flexible
  3. Inclined to give way to pressure, argument, or influence; docile.
  1. Stoic
  2. Showing austere indifference to joy, grief, pleasure, or pain; calm and unflinching under suffering, bad fortune, etc.
  3. Enduring pain and hardship without showing feeling or complaint.
Disposed or willing to acquiesce.
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  1. Disposed or willing to acquiesce.
  2. Acquiescing; agreeing or consenting without protest
Not ostentatious; unpretentious:
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  1. Not ostentatious; unpretentious:
  2. Not ostentatious; simple; unpresuming.
Not important; insignificant or petty.
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  1. Not important; insignificant or petty.
Of little quantity, degree, intensity, value, etc.
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  1. Of little quantity, degree, intensity, value, etc.
  2. Of little intensity; not loud
  3. Relatively small. Used of a cost, price, or other value:
Characterized by resignation or acceptance.
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  1. Characterized by resignation or acceptance.
  2. Feeling or marked by resignation; acquiescent:
Quiet or withdrawn
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  1. Quiet or withdrawn
  2. Reduced or low in intensity; muted
Able to digest or metabolize a food, drug, or other substance or compound:
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  1. Able to digest or metabolize a food, drug, or other substance or compound:
  2. Inclined to tolerate the beliefs or behavior of others; forbearing:
  3. Able to withstand or endure an adverse environmental condition:
Willing
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  1. Willing
  2. Ready to accept or acquiesce; willing:
  3. Happy enough with what one has or is; not desiring something more or different; satisfied
Inclined or willing to comply; obedient:
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  1. Inclined or willing to comply; obedient:
  2. Willing to comply; yielding; bending; pliant; submissive; willing to do what someone wants.
  3. (--- Medicine) Properly following a prescribed course of treatment:
Not willing to state the facts in simple, direct words; euphemistic and insincere
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  1. Not willing to state the facts in simple, direct words; euphemistic and insincere
Not elaborate, ornate, or ostentatious:
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  1. Not elaborate, ornate, or ostentatious:
  2. Lacking pretension or affectation; modest:
  3. Simple, humble, not pretentious, plain.
Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
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  1. Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
  2. Exhibiting no pretensions, boastfulness, or ostentation; modest.
Behaving, dressing, speaking, etc. in a way that is considered proper or decorous; decent
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  1. Behaving, dressing, speaking, etc. in a way that is considered proper or decorous; decent
  2. Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value:
  3. Observing conventional proprieties in speech, behavior, or dress, especially in the avoidance of arousing sexual interest.
Pleasing in appearance; fair; handsome
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  1. Pleasing in appearance; fair; handsome
  2. Suitable, proper, fitting, or becoming, esp. as regards conventional standards of conduct or good taste; decorous
  3. (Of behavi) Appropriate; suited to the occasion or purpose; becoming.
Suitable to the wearer
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  1. Suitable to the wearer
  2. That is suitable or appropriate; fit
  3. Appropriate, suitable, or proper.
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  1. (By extension) Plain and homely; unsophisticated and unpretentious.
  2. Spun or made at home
  3. Simple and homely; unpretentious:
Present in or produced by nature:
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  1. Present in or produced by nature:
  2. Not acquired; inherent:
  3. Normal or usual; in the ordinary course of events
Commonplace; ordinary
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  1. Commonplace; ordinary
  2. Of or characteristic of the lower class in ancient Rome or of the common people in any country
  3. Unrefined or coarse in nature or manner; common or vulgar:
Of little quantity, degree, intensity, value, etc.
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  1. Of little quantity, degree, intensity, value, etc.
  2. Of little intensity; not loud
  3. Relatively small. Used of a cost, price, or other value:
(Idiomatic) Taken care of.
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  1. (Idiomatic) Taken care of.
  2. Not common; unusual
  3. Being out of the ordinary; unusual:
Of the proletariat
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  1. Of the proletariat
  2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the proletariat.
Of or suitable to a slave or servant.
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  1. Of or suitable to a slave or servant.
  2. (Archaic) Held in slavery; not free
  3. Like that of slaves or servants
Lacking particularly good qualities; mediocre:
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  1. Lacking particularly good qualities; mediocre:
  2. Marked by no peculiar quality; not distinguished; ordinary:
  3. Not separated from others into categories.
(Now rare) Feeling pity; merciful.
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  1. (Now rare) Feeling pity; merciful.
  2. Very small (of an amount or number).
  3. So appalling or sad that one feels or should feel sorry for it; eliciting pity.
Dirty; filthy
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  1. Dirty; filthy
  2. Dirty or filthy:
  3. Base; ignoble; mean
Showing signs of wear and tear; threadbare or worn-out:
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  1. Showing signs of wear and tear; threadbare or worn-out:
  2. Showing much wear; ragged; threadbare
  3. Dilapidated or deteriorated in condition, especially through neglect; seedy:
  1. Deprived of the opportunities and advantages of other members of one's community.
  2. Deprived of a decent standard of living, adequate education, and economic security through poverty, discrimination, etc.
  3. Lacking the standard of living and opportunities enjoyed by most people in a society.
Deficient in richness, fertility, or vigor; feeble:
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  1. Deficient in richness, fertility, or vigor; feeble:
  2. Having little flesh; lean.
  3. Of poor quality or small amount; not full or rich; inadequate
So mean, petty, or paltry as to deserve contempt.
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  1. So mean, petty, or paltry as to deserve contempt.
  2. Of, relating to, or befitting a beggar; very poor:
  3. Like or fit for a beggar; very poor, worthless, inadequate, etc.
Uninteresting; unremarkable:
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  1. Uninteresting; unremarkable:
  2. Neither new nor interesting; obvious or ordinary
  3. Ordinary; common:
Servile; low; mean
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  1. Servile; low; mean
  2. Of, relating to, or appropriate for a servant.
  3. Of or relating to work or a job regarded as servile.
Low in position, character, etc.; mean
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  1. Low in position, character, etc.; mean
  2. Lacking power, position, or value; worthy of little regard.
  3. Not significant; not important, consequential, or having a noticeable effect.
Little in quantity, extent, numbers, value, duration, etc.
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  1. Little in quantity, extent, numbers, value, duration, etc.
  2. Unpretentious; modest:
  3. Little in size, esp. when compared with others of the same kind; not large or big; limited in size
Having insufficient wealth to meet the necessities or comforts of life or to live in a manner considered acceptable in a society.
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  1. Having insufficient wealth to meet the necessities or comforts of life or to live in a manner considered acceptable in a society.
  2. Undernourished; lean. Used especially of animals.
  3. Lacking material possessions; having little or no means to support oneself; needy; impoverished
Remaining in its original, pristine state, undamaged.
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  1. Remaining in its original, pristine state, undamaged.
  2. Not influenced, affected or swayed.
  3. Not having come in contact.
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. Pure, natural, unmodified (especially in the phrase "unvarnished truth").
  3. Plain; simple; unadorned
Marked by lack of affectation; unpretentious or sincere.
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  1. Marked by lack of affectation; unpretentious or sincere.
  2. Not changed, modified, or affected.
  3. Without affectation; simple; sincere; natural
Not worked out in detail; without claim to be exact or complete; approximate
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  1. Not worked out in detail; without claim to be exact or complete; approximate
  2. Difficult to endure or live through, especially because of harsh or inclement weather:
  3. Regarded as being risky, dangerous, offensive, etc., often as a result of lacking in conventional social controls
Resistant to pressure; not readily penetrated; firm or solid:
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  1. Resistant to pressure; not readily penetrated; firm or solid:
  2. Difficult to understand or impart:
  3. Being a turn in a specific direction at an angle more acute than other possible routes.
Extremely plain or simple; unornamented; restrained
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  1. Extremely plain or simple; unornamented; restrained
  2. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
  3. Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
Born or produced on the planet Earth.
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  1. Born or produced on the planet Earth.
  2. Human; mortal:
  3. Of or connected with earthly life:
The number that is raised to a particular power in a given mathematical expression. In the expression an, a is the base.
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  1. The number that is raised to a particular power in a given mathematical expression. In the expression an, a is the base.
  2. (Chemistry) Any of a class of compounds that form hydroxyl ions (OH) when dissolved in water, and whose aqueous solutions react with acids to form salts. Bases turn red litmus paper blue and have a pH greater than 7. Their aqueous solutions have a bitter taste.
  3. Having or showing little or no honor, courage, or decency; mean; ignoble; contemptible
Too submissive; easily imposed on; spineless; spiritless
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  1. Too submissive; easily imposed on; spineless; spiritless
  2. Patient and mild; not inclined to anger or resentment
  3. (Obs.) Gentle or kind
Small and quite young
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  1. Small and quite young
  2. Small in amount, number, or degree; not much
  3. Small in quantity or extent:
Not easily understood; vague; cryptic; ambiguous
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  1. Not easily understood; vague; cryptic; ambiguous
  2. Not clearly understood or expressed; ambiguous or vague:
  3. Not clear or distinct; faint or undefined
(Printing) Set below the normal line of type; subscript.
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  1. (Printing) Set below the normal line of type; subscript.
  2. Low or lower in order, degree, or rank:
  3. Low or lower in quality, value, or estimation:
Ignoble; contemptible.
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  1. Ignoble; contemptible.
  2. Of humble birth or origin
  3. Mean or ignoble in character or spirit
(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult
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  1. (Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult
  2. (Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
  3. Common or poor in appearance; shabby:
Not giving, receiving, or deserving glory; shameful; disgraceful; dishonorable
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  1. Not giving, receiving, or deserving glory; shameful; disgraceful; dishonorable
  2. Ignominious; disgraceful; not famous; obscure.
  3. (Now Rare) Without glory; not famous; little-known
Not of high rank or position; such as characterizes the common people; ordinary
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  1. Not of high rank or position; such as characterizes the common people; ordinary
  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. Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration:
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. Of no special quality; standard:
  3. Widespread; prevalent:
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:
Not of high social status; common.
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  1. Not of high social status; common.
  2. Not noble in character or quality; dishonorable; base; mean
  3. Not noble in birth or position; of the common people
Being without additions or modifications; mere:
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  1. Being without additions or modifications; mere:
  2. Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned:
  3. Having or showing little sense or reasoning ability; easily misled or deceived; stupid or foolish
Ill-mannered; vulgar; crude; coarse
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  1. Ill-mannered; vulgar; crude; coarse
  2. Of inferior stock or breed
  1. (Archaic) Unfamiliar, strange, foreign.
  2. Awkward or clumsy; ungraceful.
  3. (Archaic) Not known or familiar; strange
Degrading; humiliating
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  1. Degrading; humiliating
  2. Characterized by or bringing on ignominy; shameful; dishonorable; disgraceful
  3. Characterized by or deserving shame or disgrace:
(Informal) Contemptibly slight, worthless, or skimpy
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  1. (Informal) Contemptibly slight, worthless, or skimpy
  2. Small in amount, contemptibly so.
  3. (Slang) Contemptibly small; meager:
(Obs.) Contemptuous
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  1. (Obs.) Contemptuous
  2. Deserving of contempt or scorn; worthless; despicable
Bad; inferior; inadequate
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  1. Bad; inferior; inadequate
  2. Causing or accompanied by great discomfort or distress:
  3. In a condition of misery; wretched, unhappy, suffering, etc.
Inferior in size or quality.
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  1. Inferior in size or quality.
  2. Paltry, shabby, etc.
  3. Paltry or shabby:
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. Familiar; unexceptional; common; average
  3. (Law) Having direct authority to decide a case, rather than being delegated that power, as a judge.
(Chiefly Southern US) Sickly; ill.
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  1. (Chiefly Southern US) Sickly; ill.
  2. Of inferior size, strength, or significance; weak:
Lacking variety or excitement; dull; boring.
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  1. Lacking variety or excitement; dull; boring.
Somewhat poor.
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  1. Somewhat poor.
  2. Reasonably poor, quite poor.
Concerned with or involving unimportant matters; superficial:
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  1. Concerned with or involving unimportant matters; superficial:
  2. Of, relating to, or being the simplest possible case; self-evident.
  3. Of little significance or value.
(Of animals) of bad breed
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  1. (Of animals) of bad breed
  2. Badly brought up; lacking good manners; rude; impolite
  3. Not thoroughbred; underbred. Used of animals.
Having or showing a tendency to make much of small matters
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  1. Having or showing a tendency to make much of small matters
  2. Narrow-minded or ungenerous, especially in trifling matters:
  3. Of small importance; trivial:
Not of pure breed
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  1. Not of pure breed
  2. Of mixed breed; not thoroughbred.
  3. Lacking good manners; ill-bred
Lacking in importance or worth.
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  1. Lacking in importance or worth.
  2. Marked by meanness or lack of generosity; contemptible:
  3. Very small or inadequate in amount; negligible:
Not equal, as in size, strength, ability, value, rank, number, amount, etc.
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  1. Not equal, as in size, strength, ability, value, rank, number, amount, etc.
  2. Not having the required abilities; inadequate:
  3. Not even, regular, or uniform; variable; fluctuating
Offensively excessive in self-display or expenditure; ostentatious:
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  1. Offensively excessive in self-display or expenditure; ostentatious:
  2. Characterized by a lack of culture, refinement, taste, restraint, sensitivity, etc.; coarse; crude; boorish
  3. Of, characteristic of, belonging to, or common to the great mass of people in general; common; popular
Deeply distressed or unhappy; miserable; unfortunate
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  1. Deeply distressed or unhappy; miserable; unfortunate
  2. Poor in quality; very inferior
  3. Of a poor or mean character; dismal:
Not fit; not having the correct requirements.
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  1. Not fit; not having the correct requirements.
  2. Not meant or adapted for a given purpose; inappropriate:
  3. (Biology) Unable to survive or produce viable offspring in a particular environment.
To cover with reproach or ignominy; to dishonour; to disgrace.
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  1. To cover with reproach or ignominy; to dishonour; to disgrace.
  2. To disgrace by surpassing:
  3. To cause to feel ashamed to the point of doing something:
To cause to feel shame, humiliation, chagrin, etc.; injure the pride or self-respect of
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  1. To cause to feel shame, humiliation, chagrin, etc.; injure the pride or self-respect of
  2. (Now Rare) To cause (bodily tissue) to decay or become gangrenous
  3. To punish (one's body) or control (one's physical desires and passions) by self-denial, fasting, etc., as a means of religious or ascetic discipline
To punish in order to correct or make better; chastise
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  1. To punish in order to correct or make better; chastise
  2. To rid of excess; refine or purify:
  3. To correct by punishment or reproof; take to task.
To reduce in grade, rank, or status:
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  1. To reduce in grade, rank, or status:
  2. To lower the rank or status of something.
  3. To reduce to a lower grade; lower in rank
To let, bring, or move down to a lower level.
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  1. To let, bring, or move down to a lower level.
  2. To become lower; sink, fall, become reduced, etc.
  3. To weaken; undermine:
To proceed or move by crowding or pressing:
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  1. To proceed or move by crowding or pressing:
  2. To break, pound, or grind (stone or ore, for example) into small fragments or powder.
  3. To be or become crushed:
To make embarrassed and ill at ease; make self-conscious; disconcert
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  1. To make embarrassed and ill at ease; make self-conscious; disconcert
To interfere with the expression of a gene or gene segment so that its biological function is suppressed.
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  1. To interfere with the expression of a gene or gene segment so that its biological function is suppressed.
  2. To put (enemy guns) out of action
  3. To cause to be silent; still; quiet
To lower the price of:
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  1. To lower the price of:
  2. (Photog.) To weaken or lower the density of (a negative or print) by removing metallic silver
  3. To lower in rank or grade; demote.
To cause (someone) to feel a loss of pride, dignity, or self-respect:
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  1. To cause (someone) to feel a loss of pride, dignity, or self-respect:
  2. To hurt the pride or dignity of by causing to be or seem foolish or contemptible; mortify
To lower in value or social position.
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  1. To lower in value or social position.
  2. (Rare) To sink to a lower grade or type
  3. To lower in rank or status, as in punishing; demote
To be victorious; win
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  1. To be victorious; win
  2. To get the better of in competition, struggle, etc.; conquer
  3. To overpower, as with emotion; affect deeply:
To remove something from a wall or similar vertical surface to which it is fixed.
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  1. To remove something from a wall or similar vertical surface to which it is fixed.
  2. To lower an item of clothing without removing it.
To counteract the normal operation of (an automatic control).
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  1. To counteract the normal operation of (an automatic control).
  2. (Software, object-oriented) To define a new behaviour of a method by creating the same method of the superclass with the same name and signature.
  3. To change or cancel (an automatic function)