English dictionary


obduracy |ˈɒbdjʊərəsi| — resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible

obdurate |ˈɑːbdərət| — stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

obedience |əˈbiːdiəns| — the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person

obedient |əˈbiːdiənt| — dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority

obediently |əˈbiːdiəntli| — in an obedient manner

obeisance |oʊˈbiːsns| — bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting

obelisk |ˈɑːbəlɪsk| — a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top

obese |oʊˈbiːs| — excessively fat

obesity |oʊˈbiːsəti| — more than average fatness

obey |əˈbeɪ| — be obedient to

obfuscate |ˈɑːbfʌskeɪt| — make obscure or unclear

obfuscation |ˌɑːbfəˈskeɪʃən| — confusion resulting from failure to understand

obi |ˈoʊbi| — (West Indies) followers of a religious system involving witchcraft and sorcery

obituary |oʊˈbɪtʃueri| — a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography

object |ˈɑːbdʒekt| — a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

objectification |əbˌdʒektɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing

objectify |əbˈdʒektɪfaɪ| — make external or objective, or give reality to

objection |əbˈdʒekʃn| — the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest

objectionable |əbˈdʒekʃənəbl| — causing disapproval or protest

objective |əbˈdʒektɪv| — the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

objectively |əbˈdʒektɪvli| — with objectivity

objectiveness  — judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices

objectivity |ˌɑːbdʒekˈtɪvəti| — judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices

objector |əbˈdʒektər| — a person who dissents from some established policy

objurgate |ˈɒbdʒəɡeɪt| — express strong disapproval of

objurgation |ˌɒbdʒəˈɡeɪʃən| — rebuking a person harshly

oblate |aˈbleɪt| — a lay person dedicated to religious work or the religious life

oblation |əˈbleɪʃən| — the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity

obligate |ˈɑːbləˌɡet| — force somebody to do something

obligation |ˌɑːblɪˈɡeɪʃn| — the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

obligatorily |obliɡatorili| — in an obligatory manner

obligatory |əˈblɪɡətɔːri| — required by obligation or compulsion or convention

oblige |əˈblaɪdʒ| — force somebody to do something

obliged |əˈblaɪdʒd| — under a moral obligation to do something

obliging |əˈblaɪdʒɪŋ| — showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others

obligingly |əˈblaɪdʒɪŋli| — in accommodation

oblique |əˈbliːk| — any grammatical case other than the nominative

obliquely |əˈbliːkli| — to, toward or at one side

obliqueness  — the property of being neither parallel nor perpendicular, but at a slanting angle

obliquity |əˈblɪkwɪti| — the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle

obliterate |əˈblɪtəreɪt| — mark for deletion, rub off, or erase

obliteration |əˌblɪtəˈreɪʃn| — destruction by annihilating something

oblivion |əˈblɪviən| — the state of being disregarded or forgotten

oblivious |əˈblɪviəs| — (followed by `to' or `of') lacking conscious awareness of

obliviousness  — total forgetfulness

oblong |ˈɑːblɔːŋ| — a plane figure that deviates from a square or circle due to elongation

obloquy |ˈɑːbləkwi| — state of disgrace resulting from public abuse

obnoxious |əbˈnɑːkʃəs| — causing disapproval or protest

obnoxiously |əbˈnɒkʃəsli| — in an obnoxious manner

oboe |ˈoʊboʊ| — a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece

oboist |ˈoʊboʊɪst| — a musician who plays the oboe

obscene |əbˈsiːn| — designed to incite to indecency or lust

obscenely |əbˈsiːnli| — to an obscene degree

obscenity |əbˈsenəti| — the trait of behaving in an obscene manner

obscurantism |ɑːbˈskjʊræntɪzəm| — a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge

obscurantist |ˌɒbskjʊˈræntɪst| — a person who is deliberately vague

obscure |əbˈskjʊr| — make less visible or unclear

obscurity |əbˈskjʊrəti| — the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand

obsequious |əbˈsiːkwiəs| — attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

obsequiousness |əbˈsiːkwɪəsnəs| — abject or cringing submissiveness

observable |əbˈzɜːrvəbl| — capable of being seen or noticed

observably |əbˈzɝːvəbli| — in a noticeable manner

observance |əbˈzɜːrvəns| — the act of observing; taking a patient look

observant |əbˈzɜːrvənt| — paying close attention especially to details

observation |ˌɑːbzərˈveɪʃn| — the act of making and recording a measurement

observational |ˌɑːbzərˈveɪʃnl| — relying on observation or experiment

observatory |əbˈzɜːrvətɔːri| — a building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena

observe |əbˈzɜːrv| — discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

observed |əbˈzɝːvd| — discovered or determined by scientific observation

observer |əbˈzɜːrvər| — a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses

observing |əbˈzɝːvɪŋ| — quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception

obsess |əbˈses| — haunt like a ghost; pursue

obsessed |əbˈsest, ɑb-| — having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something

obsession |əbˈseʃn| — an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will

obsessive |əbˈsesɪv| — a person who has obsessions

obsessive-compulsive  — a person with obsessive-compulsive characteristics

obsessively |əbˈsesɪvli| — in a compulsive manner

obsidian |əbˈsɪdiən| — acid or granitic glass formed by the rapid cooling of lava without crystallization; usually dark, but transparent in thin pieces

obsolescence |ˌɑːbsəˈlesns| — the process of becoming obsolete; falling into disuse or becoming out of date

obsolescent |ˌɑːbsəˈlesnt| — becoming obsolete

obsolete |ˌɑːbsəˈliːt| — no longer in use

obstacle |ˈɑːbstəkl| — something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

obstetric |əbˈstetrɪk| — of or relating to or used in or practicing obstetrics

obstetrical |əbˈstetrɪkəl| — of or relating to or used in or practicing obstetrics

obstetrician |ˌɑːbstəˈtrɪʃn| — a physician specializing in obstetrics

obstetrics |əbˈstetrɪks| — the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother

obstinacy |ˈɑːbstɪnəsi| — the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome

obstinate |ˈɑːbstɪnət| — persist stubbornly

obstinately |ˈɒbstɪnətli| — in a stubborn unregenerate manner

obstipation |ˌɒbstɪˈpeɪʃən| — severe constipation resulting from an obstruction in the intestines

obstreperous |əbˈstrepərəs| — noisily and stubbornly defiant

obstreperously |əbˈstrepərəsli| — in manner that attracts attention

obstruct |əbˈstrʌkt| — hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

obstructed |əbˈstrəktəd| — shut off to passage or view or hindered from action

obstruction |əbˈstrʌkʃn| — any structure that makes progress difficult

obstructionism |əbˈstrʌkʃənɪzəm| — deliberate interference

obstructionist |əbˈstrəkʃənəst| — someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take

obstructive |əbˈstrʌktɪv| — preventing movement

obtain |əbˈteɪn| — come into possession of

obtainable |əbˈteɪnəbl| — capable of being obtained

obtainment  — the act of obtaining

obtrude |əbˈtruːd| — push to thrust outward

obtrusive |əbˈtruːsɪv| — sticking out; protruding

obtrusiveness  — an unwelcome conspicuousness

obturate |ˈɑːbtəreɪt| — block passage through

obturator |ˈɒbtjʊəreɪtə| — a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)

obtuse |əbˈtuːs| — (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex

obtuseness |əbˈtjuːsnəs| — the quality of being slow to understand

obverse |ˈɑːbvɜːrs| — the more conspicuous of two alternatives or cases or sides

obviate |ˈɑːbvieɪt| — do away with

obviation  — the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively

obvious |ˈɑːbviəs| — easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

obviously |ˈɑːbviəsli| — unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')

obviousness |ˈɒbvɪəsnəs| — the property of being easy to see and understand