English dictionary


image |ˈɪmɪdʒ| — an iconic mental representation

imagery |ˈɪmɪdʒəri| — the ability to form mental images of things or events

imaginable |ɪˈmædʒɪnəbl| — capable of being imagined

imaginary |ɪˈmædʒɪneri| — (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1

imagination |ɪˌmædʒɪˈneɪʃn| — the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses

imaginative |ɪˈmædʒɪnətɪv| — (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action

imaginatively |ɪˈmædʒɪnətɪvli| — with imagination

imagine |ɪˈmædʒɪn| — form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

imaging |ˈɪmɪdʒɪŋ| — the ability to form mental images of things or events

imago |ɪˈmeɪɡoʊ| — (psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood

imam |ɪˈmɑːm| — (Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque; for Shiites an imam is a recognized authority on Islamic theology and law and a spiritual guide

imbalance |ɪmˈbæləns| — a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium

imbecile |ˈɪmbəsl| — a person of subnormal intelligence

imbecility |ˌɪmbəˈsɪlɪti| — retardation more severe than a moron but not as severe as an idiot

imbed |ˌɪmˈbed| — fix or set securely or deeply

imbibe |ɪmˈbaɪb| — take in, also metaphorically

imbibition |ɪmbɪˈbɪʃən| — (chemistry) the absorption of a liquid by a solid or gel

imbricate |ˈɪmbrɪkeɪt| — place so as to overlap

imbrication |ˌɪmbrəˈkeɪʃən| — covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)

imbroglio |ɪmˈbroʊlioʊ| — an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation

imbrue |ɪmˈbrʊ| — permeate or impregnate

imbue |ɪmˈbjuː| — spread or diffuse through

imitate |ˈɪmɪteɪt| — reproduce someone's behavior or looks

imitation |ˌɪmɪˈteɪʃn| — the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations

imitative |ˈɪmɪteɪtɪv| — marked by or given to imitation

imitator |ˈɪmɪteɪtər| — someone who (fraudulently) assumes the appearance of another

immaculate |ɪˈmækjələt| — completely neat and clean

immanence |ˈɪmənəns| — the state of being within or not going beyond a given domain

immanency |ˈɪmənənsɪ| — the state of being within or not going beyond a given domain

immanent |ˈɪmənənt| — of qualities that are spread throughout something

immaterial |ˌɪməˈtɪriəl| — not pertinent to the matter under consideration

immateriality |ɪməˌˌtiːriːˈælɪtiː| — complete irrelevance requiring no further consideration

immature |ˌɪməˈtʃʊr| — characteristic of a lack of maturity

immaturity |ˌɪməˈtʃʊrəti| — not having reached maturity

immeasurable |ɪˈmeʒərəbl| — beyond calculation or measure

immediacy |ɪˈmiːdiəsi| — lack of an intervening or mediating agency

immediate |ɪˈmiːdiət| — of the present time and place

immediately |ɪˈmiːdiətli| — without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening

immemorial |ˌɪməˈmɔːriəl| — long past; beyond the limits of memory or tradition or recorded history

immense |ɪˈmens| — unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope

immensely |ɪˈmensli| — to an exceedingly great extent or degree

immensity |ɪˈmensəti| — unusual largeness in size or extent or number

immerse |ɪˈmɜːrs| — thrust or throw into

immersion |ɪˈmɜːrʃn| — sinking until covered completely with water

immigrant |ˈɪmɪɡrənt| — a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there

immigrate |ˈɪmɪɡreɪt| — migrate to a new environment

immigration |ˌɪmɪˈɡreɪʃn| — migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there)

imminence |ˈɪmɪnəns| — the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon

imminency  — the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon

imminent |ˈɪmɪnənt| — close in time; about to occur

immiscible |ɪˈmɪsəbl| — (chemistry, physics) incapable of mixing

immobile |ɪˈmoʊbl| — securely fixed in place

immobility |ˌɪməˈbɪləti| — remaining in place

immobilization |ɪˌmoʊbɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən| — fixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part in order to promote proper healing

immobilize |ɪˈmoʊbəlaɪz| — hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital

immoderate |ɪˈmɑːdərət| — beyond reasonable limits

immodest |ɪˈmɑːdɪst| — having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc

immodesty |ɪˈmɒdɪsti| — the trait of being vain and conceited

immolate |ˈɪməleɪt| — offer as a sacrifice by killing or by giving up to destruction

immolation |ɪməˈleɪʃən| — killing or offering as a sacrifice

immoral |ɪˈmɔːrəl| — not adhering to ethical or moral principles

immorality |ˌɪməˈræləti| — the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct

immortal |ɪˈmɔːrtl| — a person (such as an author) of enduring fame

immortality |ˌɪmɔːrˈtæləti| — the quality or state of being immortal

immortalize |ɪˈmɔːrtəlaɪz| — be or provide a memorial to a person or an event

immortelle |ˌɪmɔːrˈtel| — mostly widely cultivated species of everlasting flowers having usually purple flowers; southern Europe to Iran; naturalized elsewhere

immovability |ɪˌmuːvəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — not capable of being moved or rearranged

immovable |ɪˈmuːvəbl| — property consisting of houses and land

immune |ɪˈmjuːn| — a person who is immune to a particular infection

immunity |ɪˈmjuːnəti| — the state of not being susceptible

immunization |ˌɪmjunəˈzeɪʃn| — the act of making immune (especially by inoculation)

immunize |ˈɪmjunaɪz| — law: grant immunity from prosecution

immunodeficiency |ɪˌmjuːnoʊdɪˈfɪʃnsi| — immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced

immunoglobulin |ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈɡlɒbjʊlɪn| — a class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response

immunology |ˌɪmjuˈnɑːlədʒi| — the branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system

immure |ɪˈmjʊr| — lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

immurement |ɪˈmjʊəmənt| — the state of being imprisoned

immutability |ɪˌmjuːtəˈbɪlɪti| — the quality of being incapable of mutation

immutable |ɪˈmjuːtəbl| — constant and unchanging

imp |ɪmp| — (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous

impact |ˈɪmpækt| — the striking of one body against another

impacted |ɪmˈpæktɪd| — wedged or packed in together

impair |ɪmˈper| — make worse or less effective

impaired |ɪmˈperd| — mentally or physically unfit

impairment |ɪmˈpermənt| — the occurrence of a change for the worse

impale |ɪmˈpeɪl| — pierce with a sharp stake or point

impalement |ɪmˈpeɪlmənt| — the act of piercing with a sharpened stake as a form of punishment or torture

impalpability |ɪmˌpælpəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — the quality of being intangible and not perceptible by touch

impalpable |ɪmˈpælpəbl| — not perceptible to the touch

impanel |ˌɪmˈpænəl| — enter into a list of prospective jurors

impart |ɪmˈpɑːrt| — transmit (knowledge or skills)

impartial |ɪmˈpɑːrʃl| — showing lack of favoritism

impartiality |ˌɪmˌpɑːrʃiˈæləti| — an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally

impartially |ˌɪmˈpɑːrʃəli| — in an impartial manner

impassable |ɪmˈpæsəbl| — incapable of being passed

impasse |ˈɪmpæs| — a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible

impassioned |ɪmˈpæʃnd| — characterized by intense emotion

impassive |ɪmˈpæsɪv| — having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited

impassiveness |ɪmˈpæsɪvnəs| — apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

impassivity |ˌɪmpæˈsɪvɪti| — apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

impatience |ɪmˈpeɪʃns| — a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay

impatient |ɪmˈpeɪʃnt| — (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness

impeach |ɪmˈpiːtʃ| — challenge the honesty or veracity of

impeachment |ɪmˈpiːtʃmənt| — a formal document charging a public official with misconduct in office

impeccability |ɪmˌpekəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — the quality of being without an error or fault

impeccable |ɪmˈpekəbl| — without fault or error

impeccant  — free from sin

impecunious |ˌɪmpɪˈkjuːniəs| — not having enough money to pay for necessities

impedance |ɪmˈpiːdns| — a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms

impede |ɪmˈpiːd| — be a hindrance or obstacle to

impeded |ˌɪmˈpiːdəd| — made difficult or slow

impediment |ɪmˈpedɪmənt| — something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

impedimenta |ɪmˌpedɪˈmentə| — any structure that makes progress difficult

impel |ɪmˈpel| — urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

impellent |ɪmˈpelənt| — forcing forward or onward; impelling

impeller |imˈpelər| — the blade of a rotor (as in the compressor of a jet engine)

impend |imˈpend| — be imminent or about to happen

impendence |ɪmˈpendəns| — the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon

impendent |ɪmˈpendənt| — close in time; about to occur

impending |ɪmˈpendɪŋ| — close in time; about to occur

impenetrability |ɪmˈpenɪtrəbəl| — the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)

impenetrable |ɪmˈpenɪtrəbl| — permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

impenetrableness  — incomprehensibility by virtue of being too dense to understand

impenitence |ɪmˈpenɪtəns| — the trait of refusing to repent

impenitent |ɪmˈpenɪtənt| — impervious to moral persuasion

imperative |ɪmˈperətɪv| — a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior

imperatively |ɪmˈperətɪvli| — in an imperative and commanding manner

imperceptible |ˌɪmpərˈseptəbl| — impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses

imperceptibly |ˌɪmpərˈseptəbli| — in an imperceptible manner or to an imperceptible degree

imperfect |ɪmˈpɜːrfɪkt| — a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going

imperfection |ˌɪmpərˈfekʃn| — the state or an instance of being imperfect

imperfective |ˌimpərˈfektiv| — aspect without regard to the beginning or completion of the action of the verb

imperfectly |ɪmˈpɜːrfɪktli| — in an imperfect or faulty way

imperial |ɪmˈpɪriəl| — a small tufted beard worn by Emperor Napoleon III

imperialism |ɪmˈpɪriəlɪzəm| — a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries

imperialist |ɪmˌpɪriəˈlɪstɪk| — a believer in imperialism

imperialistic |ˌɪmˌpiriəˈlɪstɪk| — of or relating to imperialism

imperil |ɪmˈperəl| — pose a threat to; present a danger to

imperious |ɪmˈpɪriəs| — having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

imperishability |ɪmˌperɪʃəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — the property of being resistant to decay

imperishable |ɪmˈperɪʃəbl| — lasting a long time

imperium |ɪmˈpɪərɪəm| — the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised

impermanence |ɪmˈpɝːmənəns| — the property of not existing for indefinitely long durations

impermanent |ɪmˈpɜːrmənənt| — existing or enduring for a limited time only

impermeability |ɪmˌpɜːmjəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — the property of something that cannot be pervaded by a liquid

impermeable |ɪmˈpɜːrmiəbl| — preventing especially liquids to pass or diffuse through

impermissible |ˌɪmpɜːrˈmɪsəbl| — not allowable

impersonal |ɪmˈpɜːrsənl| — having no personal preference

impersonate |ɪmˈpɜːrsəneɪt| — assume or act the character of

impersonation |ɪmˌpɜːrsəˈneɪʃn| — a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

impersonator |ɪmˈpɜːrsəneɪtər| — someone who (fraudulently) assumes the appearance of another

impertinence |ɪmˈpɜːrtnəns| — an impudent statement

impertinent |ɪmˈpɜːrtnənt| — characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality

impertinently |ɪmˈpɝːtɪnəntli| — in an impudent or impertinent manner

imperturbability |ˌɪmpəˌtɝːbəˈbɪlɪti| — calm and unruffled self-assurance

imperturbable |ˌɪmpərˈtɜːrbəbl| — not easily perturbed or excited or upset; marked by extreme calm and composure

impervious |ɪmˈpɜːrviəs| — not admitting of passage or capable of being affected

impetigo |ˌɪmpɪˈtaɪɡoʊ| — a very contagious infection of the skin; common in children; localized redness develops into small blisters that gradually crust and erode

impetuosity |ɪmˌpetʃʊˈɒsɪti| — rash impulsiveness

impetuous |ɪmˈpetʃuəs| — characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation

impetus |ˈɪmpɪtəs| — a force that moves something along

impiety |ɪmˈpaɪəti| — unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god

impinge |ɪmˈpɪndʒ| — impinge or infringe upon

impingement |ɪmˈpɪndʒmənt| — influencing strongly

impious |ˈɪmpiəs| — lacking due respect or dutifulness

impiousness  — unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god

impish |ˈɪmpɪʃ| — naughtily or annoyingly playful

impishness |ˈɪmpɪʃnəs| — the trait of behaving like an imp

implacable |ɪmˈplækəbl| — incapable of being placated

implant |ɪmˈplænt| — a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue

implantation |ˌɪmplænˈteɪʃn| — (embryology) the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals

implausible |ɪmˈplɔːzəbl| — having a quality that provokes disbelief

implement |ˈɪmplɪment| — instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

implementation |ˌɪmplɪmenˈteɪʃn| — the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order

implicate |ˈɪmplɪkeɪt| — bring into intimate and incriminating connection

implication |ˌɪmplɪˈkeɪʃn| — something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)

implicit |ɪmˈplɪsɪt| — being without doubt or reserve

implicitly |ɪmˈplɪsɪtli| — without doubting or questioning

implode |ɪmˈploʊd| — burst inward

implore |ɪmˈplɔːr| — call upon in supplication; entreat

imploring |ˌɪmˈplɔːrɪŋ| — begging

imploringly |ɪmˈplɔːrɪŋli| — in a beseeching manner

implosion |ɪmˈploʊʒn| — a sudden inward collapse

imply |ɪmˈplaɪ| — express or state indirectly

impolite |ˌɪmpəˈlaɪt| — not polite

impolitely |ˌɪmpəˈlaɪtli| — in an impolite manner

impoliteness |ˌɪmpəˈlaɪtnəs| — a discourteous manner that ignores accepted social usage

impolitic |ɪmˈpɑːlətɪk| — not politic

imponderable |ɪmˈpɑːndərəbl| — a factor whose effects cannot be accurately assessed

import |ˈɪmpɔːrt| — commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country

importance |ɪmˈpɔːrtns| — the quality of being important and worthy of note

important |ɪmˈpɔːrtnt| — having authority or ascendancy or influence

importantly |ɪmˈpɔːrtntli| — in an important way or to an important degree

importation |ˌɪmpɔːrˈteɪʃn| — the commercial activity of buying and bringing in goods from a foreign country

imported |ˌɪmˈpɔːrtəd| — used of especially merchandise brought from a foreign source

importer |ɪmˈpɔːrtər| — someone whose business involves importing goods from outside (especially from a foreign country)

importunate |ɪmˈpɔːrtʃənət| — expressing persistant and earnest entreaty

importunately |ɪmˈpɔːrtʃʊnətli| — in a beseeching manner

importune |ˌɪmpɔːrˈtuːn| — beg persistently and urgently

importunity |ˌɪmpəˈtjuːnɪti| — insistent solicitation and entreaty

impose |ɪmˈpoʊz| — compel to behave in a certain way

imposed |ɪmˈpoʊzd| — set forth authoritatively as obligatory

imposing |ɪmˈpoʊzɪŋ| — impressive in appearance

imposition |ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃn| — the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)

impossibility |ɪmˌpɑːsəˈbɪləti| — incapability of existing or occurring

impossible |ɪmˈpɑːsəbl| — something that cannot be done

impossibly |ɪmˈpɑːsəbli| — to a degree impossible of achievement

impost |ˈɪmpoʊst| — money collected under a tariff

impostor |ɪmˈpɑːstər| — a person who makes deceitful pretenses

imposture |ɪmˈpɑːstʃər| — pretending to be another person

impotence |ˈɪmpətəns| — the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble

impotency  — the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble

impotent |ˈɪmpətənt| — lacking power or ability

impound |ɪmˈpaʊnd| — take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

impoundment |ˌɪmˈpaʊndmənt| — placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law

impoverish |ɪmˈpɑːvərɪʃ| — make poor

impoverished |ɪmˈpɑvərɪʃt| — poor enough to need help from others

impoverishment |ɪmˈpɑːvərɪʃmənt| — the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions

impracticability |ɪmˌpræktɪkəˈbɪlɪti| — the quality of not being usable

impracticable |ɪmˈpræktɪkəbl| — not capable of being carried out or put into practice

impractical |ɪmˈpræktɪkl| — not practical or realizable; speculative

imprecate |ˈɪmprɪkeɪt| — wish harm upon; invoke evil upon

imprecation |ˌɪmprɪˈkeɪʃn| — the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)

imprecise |ˌɪmprɪˈsaɪs| — not precise

imprecision |ˌɪmprɪˈsɪʒn| — the quality of lacking precision

impregnability |ɪmˌpreɡnəˈbɪlɪti| — having the strength to withstand attack

impregnable |ɪmˈpreɡnəbl| — immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with

impregnate |ɪmˈpreɡneɪt| — fill, as with a certain quality

impregnation |ˌɪmˈpregˈneɪʃən| — material with which something is impregnated

impresario |ˌɪmprəˈsɑːrioʊ| — a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments

impress |ɪmˈpres| — the act of coercing someone into government service

impressible |ɪmˈpresəbəl| — easily impressed or influenced

impression |ɪmˈpreʃn| — a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

impressionable |ɪmˈpreʃənəbl| — easily impressed or influenced

impressionism |ɪmˈpreʃənɪzəm| — a school of late 19th century French painters who pictured appearances by strokes of unmixed colors to give the impression of reflected light

impressionist |ɪmˈpreʃənɪst| — a painter who follows the theories of Impressionism

impressionistic |ˌɪmpreʃəˈnɪstɪk| — of or relating to or based on an impression rather than on facts or reasoning

impressive |ɪmˈpresɪv| — producing a strong effect

impressment |ˌɪmˈpresmənt| — the act of coercing someone into government service

imprimatur |ˌɪmprɪˈmɑːtər| — formal and explicit approval

imprint |ɪmˈprɪnt| — a distinctive influence

imprison |ɪmˈprɪzn| — lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

imprisoned |imˈpriz(ə)nd| — being in captivity

imprisonment |ɪmˈprɪznmənt| — putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment

improbability |ɪmˌprɑːbəˈbɪləti| — the quality of being improbable

improbable |ɪmˈprɑːbəbl| — having a probability too low to inspire belief

impromptu |ɪmˈprɑːmptuː| — an extemporaneous speech or remark

improper |ɪmˈprɑːpər| — not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention

improperly |ɪmˈprɑːpərli| — in an improper way

impropriety |ˌɪmprəˈpraɪəti| — an improper demeanor

improvable |ɪmˈpruːvəbəl| — susceptible of improvement

improve |ɪmˈpruːv| — to make better

improved |ˌɪmˈpruːvd| — become or made better in quality

improvement |ɪmˈpruːvmənt| — a change for the better; progress in development

improver |ɪmˈpruːvər| — someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms

improvidence |ɪmˈprɒvɪdəns| — a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources

improvident |ɪmˈprɑːvɪdənt| — not given careful consideration

improving |ˌɪmˈpruːvɪŋ| — getting higher or more vigorous

improvisation |ɪmˌprɑːvəˈzeɪʃn| — a creation spoken or written or composed extemporaneously (without prior preparation)

improvise |ˈɪmprəvaɪz| — perform without preparation

improvised |ˈɪmprəˌvaɪzd| — done or made using whatever is available

imprudence |ˌɪmˈpruːdəns| — a lack of caution in practical affairs

imprudent |ɪmˈpruːdnt| — lacking wise self-restraint

impudence |ˈɪmpjədəns| — an impudent statement

impudent |ˈɪmpjədənt| — marked by casual disrespect

impugn |ɪmˈpjuːn| — attack as false or wrong

impugnable |ɪmˈpjuːnəbl| — subject to being discredited

impulse |ˈɪmpʌls| — an instinctive motive

impulsion |ɪmˈpʌlʃn| — a force that moves something along

impulsive |ɪmˈpʌlsɪv| — proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus

impulsiveness |ɪmˈpʌlsɪvnəs| — the trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection

impunity |ɪmˈpjuːnəti| — exemption from punishment or loss

impure |ɪmˈpjʊr| — combined with extraneous elements

impurity |ɪmˈpjʊrəti| — worthless or dangerous material that should be removed

imputation |ˌɪmpjəˈteɪʃən| — a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense)

impute |ɪmˈpjuːt| — attribute or credit to