Adjectives Starting with W
Wabbly (a.) Inc
Wagering (a.) Hazarding; pertaining to the act of one who wagers.
Waggish (a.) Like a wag; mischievous in sport; roguish in merriment or good humor; frolicsome.
Waggish (a.) Done, made, or laid in waggery or for sport; sportive; humorous; as, a waggish trick.
Wagon-headed (a.) Having a top, or head, shaped like the top of a covered wagon, or resembling in section or out
Wagon-roofed (a.) Having a roof, or top, shaped like an inverted U; wagon-headed.
Waid (a.) Oppressed with weight; crushed; weighed down.
Wailful (a.) Sorrowful; mournful.
Wainable (a.) Capable of being plowed or cultivated; arable; tillable.
Wakeful (a.) Not sleeping; indisposed to sleep; watchful; vigilant.
Waldensian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Waldenses.
Walkable (a.) Fit to be walked on; capable of being walked on or over.
Wall-eyed (a.) Having an eye of a very light gray or whitish color.
Wallowish (a.) Flat; insipid.
Wall-sided (a.) Having sides nearly perpendicular; -- said of certain vessels to distinguish them from those having flaring sides, or sides tumbling home (see under Tumble, v. i.).
Walty (a.) Liable to roll over; crank; as, a walty ship.
Wamble-cropped (a.) Sick at the stomach; also, crestfallen; dejected.
Wan (a.) Having a pale or sickly hue; languid of look; pale; pallid.
Wandy (a.) Long and flexible, like a wand.
Wankle (a.) Not to be depended on; weak; unstable.
Wanned (a.) Made wan, or pale.
Wannish (a.) Somewhat wan; of a pale hue.
Wanting (a.) Absent; lacking; missing; also, deficient; destitute; needy; as, one of the twelve is wanting; I shall not be wanting in exertion.
Wantless (a.) Having no want; abundant; fruitful.
Wany (a.) Waning or diminished in some parts; not of uniform size throughout; -- said especially of sawed boards or timber when tapering or uneven, from being cut too near the outside of the log.
Wany (a.) Spoiled by wet; -- said of timber.
Waped (a.) Cast down; crushed by misery; dejected.
Wappened (a.) A word of doubtful meaning used once by Shakespeare.
War (a.) Ware; aware.
War-beaten (a.) Warworn.
Ward (a.) The act of guarding; watch; guard; guardianship; specifically, a guarding during the day. See the Note under Watch, n., 1.
Wardian (a.) Designating, or pertaining to, a kind of glass inclosure for keeping ferns, mosses, etc., or for transporting growing plants from a distance; as, a Wardian case of plants; -- so named from the inventor, Nathaniel B. Ward, an Englishman.
Ware (a.) Articles of merchandise; the sum of articles of a particular kind or class; style or class of manufactures; especially, in the plural, goods; commodities; merchandise.
Ware (a.) A ware; taking notice; hence, wary; cautious; on one's guard. See Beware.
Wareful (a.) Wary; watchful; cautious.
Warhable (a.) Fit for war.
Warlike (a.) Fit for war; disposed for war; as, a warlike state; a warlike disposition.
Warlike (a.) Belonging or relating to war; military; martial.
Warlock (a.) Of or pertaining to a warlock or warlock; impish.
Warly (a.) Warlike.
Warm (a.) To communicate a moderate degree of heat to; to render warm; to supply or furnish heat to; as, a stove warms an apartment.
Warm (a.) To make engaged or earnest; to interest; to engage; to excite ardor or zeal; to enliven.
Warm-blooded (a.) Having warm blood; -- applied especially to those animals, as birds and mammals, which have warm blood, or, more properly, the power of maintaining a nearly uniform temperature whatever the temperature of the surrounding air. See Homoiothermal.
Warmful (a.) Abounding in capacity to warm; giving warmth; as, a warmful garment.
Warm-hearted (a.) Having strong affection; cordial; sincere; hearty; sympathetic.
Warmthless (a.) Being without warmth; not communicating warmth; cold.
Warning (a.) Giving previous notice; cautioning; admonishing; as, a warning voice.
Warrantable (a.) Authorized by commission, precept, or right; justifiable; defensible; as, the seizure of a thief is always warrantable by law and justice; falsehood is never warrantable.
Warre (a.) Worse.
Warted (a.) Having little knobs on the surface; verrucose; as, a warted capsule.
Wartless (a.) Having no wart.
Warty (a.) Having warts; full of warts; overgrow with warts; as, a warty leaf.
Warty (a.) Of the nature of warts; as, a warty excrescence.
Warworn (a.) Worn with military service; as, a warworn soldier; a warworn coat.
Wary (a.) Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful.
Wary (a.) Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.
Wash (a.) Washy; weak.
Wash (a.) Capable of being washed without injury; washable; as, wash goods.
Washable (a.) Capable of being washed without damage to fabric or color.
Washed (a.) Appearing as if overlaid with a thin layer of different color; -- said of the colors of certain birds and insects.
Washingtonian (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, George Washington; as, a Washingtonian policy.
Washingtonian (a.) Designating, or pertaining to, a temperance society and movement started in Baltimore in 1840 on the principle of total abstinence.
Wash-off (a.) Capable of being washed off; not permanent or durable; -- said of colors not fixed by steaming or otherwise.
Washy (a.) Watery; damp; soft.
Washy (a.) Lacking substance or strength; weak; thin; dilute; feeble; as, washy tea; washy resolutions.
Washy (a.) Not firm or hardy; liable to sweat profusely with labor; as, a washy horse.
Waspish (a.) Resembling a wasp in form; having a slender waist, like a wasp.
Waspish (a.) Quick to resent a trifling affront; characterized by snappishness; irritable; irascible; petulant; snappish.
Wassail (a.) Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as, a wassail bowl.
Waste (a.) Desolate; devastated; stripped; bare; hence, dreary; dismal; gloomy; cheerless.
Waste (a.) Lying unused; unproductive; worthless; valueless; refuse; rejected; as, waste land; waste paper.
Waste (a.) Lost for want of occupiers or use; superfluous.
Waste (a.) To bring to ruin; to devastate; to desolate; to destroy.
Waste (a.) To wear away by degrees; to impair gradually; to diminish by constant loss; to use up; to consume; to spend; to wear out.
Waste (a.) To spend unnecessarily or carelessly; to employ prodigally; to expend without valuable result; to apply to useless purposes; to lavish vainly; to squander; to cause to be lost; to destroy by scattering or injury.
Waste (a.) To damage, impair, or injure, as an estate, voluntarily, or by suffering the buildings, fences, etc., to go to decay.
Wasteful (a.) Full of waste; destructive to property; ruinous; as, wasteful practices or negligence; wasteful expenses.
Wasteful (a.) Expending, or tending to expend, property, or that which is valuable, in a needless or useless manner; lavish; prodigal; as, a wasteful person; a wasteful disposition.
Wasteful (a.) Waste; desolate; unoccupied; untilled.
Wasting (a.) Causing waste; also, undergoing waste; diminishing; as, a wasting disease; a wasting fortune.
Watchet (a.) Pale or light blue.
Watchful (a.) Full of watch; vigilant; attentive; careful to observe closely; observant; cautious; -- with of before the thing to be regulated or guarded; as, to be watchful of one's behavior; and with against before the thing to be avoided; as, to be watchful against the growth of vicious habits.
Water-bound (a.) Prevented by a flood from proceeding.
Waterish (a.) Resembling water; thin; watery.
Waterish (a.) Somewhat watery; moist; as, waterish land.
Water-laid (a.) Having a left-hand twist; -- said of cordage; as, a water-laid, or left-hand, rope.
Waterless (a.) Destitute of water; dry.
Water-logged (a.) Filled or saturated with water so as to be heavy, unmanageable, or loglike; -- said of a vessel, when, by receiving a great quantity of water into her hold, she has become so heavy as not to be manageable by the helm.
Waterproof (a.) Proof against penetration or permeation by water; impervious to water; as, a waterproof garment; a waterproof roof.
Water-standing (a.) Tear-filled.
Water-tight (a.) So tight as to retain, or not to admit, water; not leaky.
Waterworn (a.) Worn, smoothed, or polished by the action of water; as, waterworn stones.
Watery (a.) Of or pertaining to water; consisting of water.
Watery (a.) Abounding with water; wet; hence, tearful.
Watery (a.) Resembling water; thin or transparent, as a liquid; as, watery humors.
Watery (a.) Hence, abounding in thin, tasteless, or insipid fluid; tasteless; insipid; vapid; spiritless.
Wattled (a.) Furnished with wattles, or pendent fleshy processes at the chin or throat.
Waur (a.) Worse.
Waved (a.) Exhibiting a wavelike form or out
Waved (a.) Having a wavelike appearance; marked with wavelike
Waved (a.) Having undulations like waves; -- said of one of the
Waveless (a.) Free from waves; undisturbed; not agitated; as, the waveless sea.
Waveworn (a.) Worn by the waves.
Wavy (a.) Rising or swelling in waves; full of waves.
Wavy (a.) Playing to and fro; undulating; as, wavy flames.
Wavy (a.) Undulating on the border or surface; waved.
Waxen (a.) Made of wax.
Waxen (a.) Covered with wax; waxed; as, a waxen tablet.
Waxen (a.) Resembling wax; waxy; hence, soft; yielding.
Waxy (a.) Resembling wax in appearance or consistency; viscid; adhesive; soft; hence, yielding; pliable; impressible.
Wayed (a.) Used to the way; broken.
Wayfaring (a.) Traveling; passing; being on a journey.
Way-going (a.) Going away; departing; of or pertaining to one who goes away.
Wayk (a.) Weak.
Wayless (a.) Having no road or path; pathless.
Wayside (a.) Of or pertaining to the wayside; as, wayside flowers.
Wayward (a.) Taking one's own way; disobedient; froward; perverse; willful.
Way-wise (a.) Skillful in finding the way; well acquainted with the way or route; wise from having traveled.
Wayworn (a.) Wearied by traveling.
Weak (a.) To make or become weak; to weaken.
Weak-hearted (a.) Having little courage; of feeble spirit; dispirited; faint-hearted.
Weakish (a.) Somewhat weak; rather weak.
Weak-kneed (a.) Having weak knees; hence, easily yielding; wanting resolution.
Weakling (a.) Weak; feeble.
Weak-minded (a.) Having a weak mind, either naturally or by reason of disease; feebleminded; foolish; idiotic.
Weal-balanced (a.) Balanced or considered with reference to public weal.
Wealden (a.) Of or pertaining to the lowest division of the Cretaceous formation in England and on the Continent, which overlies the Oolitic series.
Wealdish (a.) Of or pertaining to a weald, esp. to the weald in the county of Kent, England.
Wealful (a.) Weleful.
Wealthful (a.) Full of wealth; wealthy; prosperous.
Wean (a.) To accustom and reconcile, as a child or other young animal, to a want or deprivation of mother's milk; to take from the breast or udder; to cause to cease to depend on the mother nourishment.
Wean (a.) Hence, to detach or alienate the affections of, from any object of desire; to reconcile to the want or loss of anything.
Weanling (a.) Recently weaned.
Weaponed (a.) Furnished with weapons, or arms; armed; equipped.
Weaponless (a.) Having no weapon.
Wearable (a.) Capable of being worn; suitable to be worn.
Weariable (a.) That may be wearied.
Weariful (a.) Abounding in qualities which cause weariness; wearisome.
Weariless (a.) Incapable of being wearied.
Wearing (a.) Pertaining to, or designed for, wear; as, wearing apparel.
Wearish (a.) Weak; withered; shrunk.
Wearish (a.) Insipid; tasteless; unsavory.
Wearisome (a.) Causing weariness; tiresome; tedious; weariful; as, a wearisome march; a wearisome day's work; a wearisome book.
Weasel-faced (a.) Having a thin, sharp face, like a weasel.
Weasy (a.) Given to sensual indulgence; gluttonous.
Weather (a.) Being toward the wind, or windward -- opposed to lee; as, weather bow, weather braces, weather gauge, weather lifts, weather quarter, weather shrouds, etc.
Weather-beaten (a.) Beaten or harassed by the weather; worn by exposure to the weather, especially to severe weather.
Weather-bitten (a.) Eaten into, defaced, or worn, by exposure to the weather.
Weather-bound (a.) Kept in port or at anchor by storms; delayed by bad weather; as, a weather-bound vessel.
Weather-driven (a.) Driven by winds or storms; forced by stress of weather.
Weathered (a.) Made sloping, so as to throw off water; as, a weathered cornice or window sill.
Weathered (a.) Having the surface altered in color, texture, or composition, or the edges rounded off by exposure to the elements.
Weatherly (a.) Working, or able to sail, close to the wind; as, a weatherly ship.
Weathermost (a.) Being farthest to the windward.
Weatherproof (a.) Proof against rough weather.
Weatherwise (a.) Skillful in forecasting the changes of the weather.
Weatherworn (a.) Worn by the action of, or by exposure to, the weather.
Weazen (a.) Thin; sharp; withered; wizened; as, a weazen face.
Weazeny (a.) Somewhat weazen; shriveled.
Webbed (a.) Provided with a web.
Webbed (a.) Having the toes united by a membrane, or web; as, the webbed feet of aquatic fowls.
Webby (a.) Of or pertaining to a web or webs; like a web; filled or covered with webs.
Web-fingered (a.) Having the fingers united by a web for a considerable part of their length.
Web-footed (a.) Having webbed feet; palmiped; as, a goose or a duck is a web-footed fowl.
Web-toed (a.) Having the toes united by a web for a considerable part of their length.
Wedded (a.) Joined in wedlock; married.
Wedded (a.) Of or pertaining to wedlock, or marriage.
Wedge-formed (a.) Having the form of a wedge; cuneiform.
Wedge-shaped (a.) Having the shape of a wedge; cuneiform.
Wedge-shaped (a.) Broad and truncate at the summit, and tapering down to the base; as, a wedge-shaped leaf.
Wedge-tailed (a.) Having a tail which has the middle pair of feathers longest, the rest successively and decidedly shorter, and all more or less attenuate; -- said of certain birds. See Illust. of Wood hoopoe, under Wood.
Wedgy (a.) Like a wedge; wedge-shaped.
Wednesday (a.) The fourth day of the week; the next day after Tuesday.
Wee (a.) Very small; little.
Weedless (a.) Free from weeds or noxious matter.
Weedy (a.) Dressed in weeds, or mourning garments.
Weekly (a.) Of or pertaining to a week, or week days; as, weekly labor.
Weekly (a.) Coming, happening, or done once a week; hebdomadary; as, a weekly payment; a weekly gazette.
Weepful (a.) Full of weeping or lamentation; grieving.
Weeping (a.) Grieving; lamenting; shedding tears.
Weeping (a.) Discharging water, or other liquid, in drops or very slowly; surcharged with water.
Weeping (a.) Having slender, pendent branches; -- said of trees; as, weeping willow; a weeping ash.
Weeping (a.) Pertaining to lamentation, or those who weep.
Weeping-ripe (a.) Ripe for weeping; ready to weep.
Weerish (a.) See Wearish.
Weetless (a.) Unknowing; also, unknown; unmeaning.
Weeviled (a.) Infested by weevils; as, weeviled grain.
Weevily (a.) Having weevils; weeviled.
Weighable (a.) Capable of being weighed.
Weightless (a.) Having no weight; imponderable; hence, light.
Weird (a.) Of or pertaining to fate; concerned with destiny.
Weird (a.) Of or pertaining to witchcraft; caused by, or suggesting, magical influence; supernatural; unearthly; wild; as, a weird appearance, look, sound, etc.
Wel-begone (a.) Surrounded with happiness or prosperity.
Welch (a.) See Welsh.
Weldable (a.) Capable of being welded.
Weleful (a.) Producing prosperity or happiness; blessed.
Welfaring (a.) Faring well; prosperous; thriving.
Well (a.) Good in condition or circumstances; desirable, either in a natural or moral sense; fortunate; convenient; advantageous; happy; as, it is well for the country that the crops did not fail; it is well that the mistake was discovered.
Well (a.) Being in health; sound in body; not ailing, diseased, or sick; healthy; as, a well man; the patient is perfectly well.
Well (a.) Being in favor; favored; fortunate.
Well (a.) Safe; as, a chip warranted well at a certain day and place.
Well-born (a.) Born of a noble or respect able family; not of mean birth.
Well-bred (a.) Having good breeding; refined in manners; polite; cultivated.
Well-favored (a.) Handsome; wellformed; beautiful; pleasing to the eye.
Well-informed (a.) Correctly informed; provided with information; well furnished with authentic knowledge; intelligent.
Well-intentioned (a.) Having upright intentions or honorable purposes.
Well-known (a.) Fully known; generally known or acknowledged.
Well-liking (a.) Being in good condition.
Well-mannered (a.) Polite; well-bred; complaisant; courteous.
Well-meaning (a.) Having a good intention.
Well-natured (a.) Good-natured; kind.
Well-plighted (a.) Being well folded.
Well-read (a.) Of extensive reading; deeply versed; -- often followed by in.
Well-seen (a.) Having seen much; hence, accomplished; experienced.
Well-set (a.) Properly or firmly set.
Well-set (a.) Well put together; having symmetry of parts.
Well-sped (a.) Having good success.
Well-spoken (a.) Speaking well; speaking with fitness or grace; speaking kindly.
Well-spoken (a.) Spoken with propriety; as, well-spoken words.
Welsh (a.) Of or pertaining to Wales, or its inhabitants.
Welsome (a.) Prosperous; well.
Welter (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the most heavily weighted race in a meeting; as, a welter race; the welter stakes.
Wemless (a.) Having no wem, or blemish; spotless.
Wenchless (a.) Being without a wench.
Wendic (a.) Alt. of Wendish
Wendish (a.) Of or pertaining the Wends, or their language.
Wennish (a.) Alt. of Wenny
Wenny (a.) Having the nature of a wen; resembling a wen; as, a wennish excrescence.
Wernerian (a.) Of or pertaining to A. G. Werner, The German mineralogist and geologist, who classified minerals according to their external characters, and advocated the theory that the strata of the earth's crust were formed by depositions from water; designating, or according to, Werner's system.
Wesleyan (a.) Of or pertaining to Wesley or Wesleyanism.
West (a.) Lying toward the west; situated at the west, or in a western direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the west, or coming from the west; as, a west course is one toward the west; an east and west
Westering (a.) Passing to the west.
Westerly (a.) Of or pertaining to the west; toward the west; coming from the west; western.
Western (a.) Of or pertaining to the west; situated in the west, or in the region nearly in the direction of west; being in that quarter where the sun sets; as, the western shore of France; the western ocean.
Western (a.) Moving toward the west; as, a ship makes a western course; coming from the west; as, a western breeze.
Westernmost (a.) Situated the farthest towards the west; most western.
Westmost (a.) Lying farthest to the west; westernmost.
Westward (a.) Lying toward the west.
Westy (a.) Dizzy; giddy.
Wet (a.) Water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable degree.
Wet (a.) Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.
Wet (a.) A dram; a drink.
Wet-shod (a.) Having the feet, or the shoes on the feet, wet.
Wettish (a.) Somewhat wet; moist; humid.
Whacking (a.) Very large; whapping.
Whaling (a.) Pertaining to, or employed in, the pursuit of whales; as, a whaling voyage; a whaling vessel.
Whally (a.) Having the iris of light color; -- said of horses.
Whapping (a.) Alt. of Whopping
Whopping (a.) Very large; monstrous; astonishing; as, a whapping story.
Wheaten (a.) Made of wheat; as, wheaten bread.
Wheeled (a.) Having wheels; -- used chiefly in composition; as, a four-wheeled carriage.
Wheel-shaped (a.) Shaped like a wheel.
Wheel-shaped (a.) Expanding into a flat, circular border at top, with scarcely any tube; as, a wheel-shaped corolla.
Wheel-worn (a.) Worn by the action of wheels; as, a wheel-worn road.
Wheely (a.) Circular; suitable to rotation.
Wheezy (a.) Breathing with difficulty and with a wheeze; wheezing. Used also figuratively.
Whelked (a.) Having whelks; whelky; as, whelked horns.
Whelky (a.) Having whelks, ridges, or protuberances; hence, streaked; striated.
Whelky (a.) Shelly.
Wheyey (a.) Of the nature of, or containing, whey; resembling whey; wheyish.
Whey-faced (a.) Having a pale or white face, as from fright.
Wheyish (a.) Somewhat like whey; wheyey.
Which (a.) Of what sort or kind; what; what a; who.
Which (a.) A interrogative pronoun, used both substantively and adjectively, and in direct and indirect questions, to ask for, or refer to, an individual person or thing among several of a class; as, which man is it? which woman was it? which is the house? he asked which route he should take; which is best, to live or to die? See the Note under What, pron., 1.
Whig (a.) Of or pertaining to the Whigs.
Whiggish (a.) Of or pertaining to Whigs; partaking of, or characterized by, the principles of Whigs.
Whimmy (a.) Full of whims; whimsical.
Whimsical (a.) Full of, or characterized by, whims; actuated by a whim; having peculiar notions; queer; strange; freakish.
Whimsical (a.) Odd or fantastic in appearance; quaintly devised; fantastic.
Whinny (a.) Abounding in whin, gorse, or furze.
Whip-shaped (a.) Shaped like the lash of a whip; long, slender, round, and tapering; as, a whip-shaped root or stem.
Whiskered (a.) Formed into whiskers; furnished with whiskers; having or wearing whiskers.
Whiskered (a.) Having elongated hairs, feathers, or bristles on the cheeks.
Whiskerless (a.) Being without whiskers.
Whisking (a.) Sweeping along lightly.
Whisking (a.) Large; great.
Whiskyfied (a.) Alt. of Whiskeyfied
Whiskeyfied (a.) Drunk with whisky; intoxicated.
Whist (a.) Not speaking; not making a noise; silent; mute; still; quiet.
Whiteboy (a.) One of an association of poor Roman catholics which arose in Ireland about 1760, ostensibly to resist the collection of tithes, the members of which were so called from the white shirts they wore in their nocturnal raids.
White-fronted (a.) Having a white front; as, the white-fronted lemur.
White-hot (a.) White with heat; heated to whiteness, or incandescence.
White-limed (a.) Whitewashed or plastered with lime.
White-livered (a.) Having a pale look; feeble; hence, cowardly; pusillanimous; dastardly.
Whitely (a.) Like, or coming near to, white.
Whitish (a.) Somewhat white; approaching white; white in a moderate degree.
Whitish (a.) Covered with an opaque white powder.
Whitlow (a.) An inflammation of the fingers or toes, generally of the last phalanx, terminating usually in suppuration. The inflammation may occupy any seat between the skin and the bone, but is usually applied to a felon or inflammation of the periosteal structures of the bone.
Whitlow (a.) An inflammatory disease of the feet. It occurs round the hoof, where an acrid matter is collected.
Whitson (a.) See Whitsun.
Whitsun (a.) Of, pertaining to, or observed at, Whitsuntide; as, Whitsun week; Whitsun Tuesday; Whitsun pastorals.
Whity-brown (a.) Of a color between white and brown.
Whole (a.) Containing the total amount, number, etc.; comprising all the parts; free from deficiency; all; total; entire; as, the whole earth; the whole solar system; the whole army; the whole nation.
Whole (a.) Complete; entire; not defective or imperfect; not broken or fractured; unimpaired; uninjured; integral; as, a whole orange; the egg is whole; the vessel is whole.
Whole (a.) Possessing, or being in a state of, heath and soundness; healthy; sound; well.
Whole-hoofed (a.) Having an undivided hoof, as the horse.
Whole-length (a.) Representing the whole figure; -- said of a picture or statue.
Wholesale (a.) Pertaining to, or engaged in, trade by the piece or large quantity; selling to retailers or jobbers rather than to consumers; as, a wholesale merchant; the wholesale price.
Wholesale (a.) Extensive and indiscriminate; as, wholesale slaughter.
Whole-souled (a.) Thoroughly imbued with a right spirit; noble-minded; devoted.
Whoremasterly (a.) Having the character of a whoremaster; lecherous; libidinous.
Whorish (a.) Resembling a whore in character or conduct; addicted to unlawful pleasures; incontinent; lewd; unchaste.
Whorled (a.) Furnished with whorls; arranged in the form of a whorl or whorls; verticillate; as, whorled leaves.
Whot (a.) Hot.
Wicke (a.) Wicked.
Wicked (a.) Having a wick; -- used chiefly in composition; as, a two-wicked lamp.
Wicked (a.) Evil in principle or practice; deviating from morality; contrary to the moral or divine law; addicted to vice or sin; sinful; immoral; profligate; -- said of persons and things; as, a wicked king; a wicked woman; a wicked deed; wicked designs.
Wicked (a.) Cursed; baneful; hurtful; bad; pernicious; dangerous.
Wicked (a.) Ludicrously or sportively mischievous; disposed to mischief; roguish.
Wicker (a.) Made of, or covered with, twigs or osiers, or wickerwork.
Wickered (a.) Made of, secured by, or covered with, wickers or wickerwork.
Wide-awake (a.) Fully awake; not drowsy or dull; hence, knowing; keen; alert.
Widespread (a.) Spread to a great distance; widely extended; extending far and wide; as, widespread wings; a widespread movement.
Widish (a.) Moderately wide.
Widow (a.) Widowed.
Widowly (a.) Becoming or like a widow.
Widual (a.) Of or pertaining to a widow; vidual.
Wieldable (a.) Capable of being wielded.
Wieldless (a.) Not to be wielded; unmanageable; unwieldy.
Wieldsome (a.) Admitting of being easily wielded or managed.
Wieldy (a.) Capable of being wielded; manageable; wieldable; -- opposed to unwieldy.
Wiery (a.) Wet; moist; marshy.
Wiery (a.) Wiry.
Wifeless (a.) Without a wife; unmarried.
Wifelike (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, a wife or a woman.
Wifely (a.) Becoming or life; of or pertaining to a wife.
Wigged (a.) Having the head covered with a wig; wearing a wig.
Wight (a.) Swift; nimble; agile; strong and active.
Wigless (a.) Having or wearing no wig.
Wikke (a.) Wicked.
Wild-cat (a.) Unsound; worthless; irresponsible; unsafe; -- said to have been originally applied to the notes of an insolvent bank in Michigan upon which there was the figure of a panther.
Wild-cat (a.) Running without control; running along the
Wilded (a.) Become wild.
Wilder (a.) To bewilder; to perplex.
Wilding (a.) Not tame, domesticated, or cultivated; wild.
Wildish (a.) Somewhat wild; rather wild.
Wileful (a.) Full of wiles; trickish; deceitful.
Willful (a.) Of set purpose; self-determined; voluntary; as, willful murder.
Willful (a.) Governed by the will without yielding to reason; obstinate; perverse; inflexible; stubborn; refractory; as, a willful man or horse.
Willowed (a.) Abounding with willows; containing willows; covered or overgrown with willows.
Willowish (a.) Having the color of the willow; resembling the willow; willowy.
Willowy (a.) Abounding with willows.
Willowy (a.) Resembling a willow; pliant; flexible; pendent; drooping; graceful.
Willsome (a.) Willful; obstinate.
Willsome (a.) Fat; indolent.
Willsome (a.) Doubtful; uncertain.
Wimble (a.) Active; nimble.
Win (a.) To gain by superiority in competition or contest; to obtain by victory over competitors or rivals; as, to win the prize in a gate; to win money; to win a battle, or to win a country.
Win (a.) To allure to kindness; to bring to compliance; to gain or obtain, as by solicitation or courtship.
Win (a.) To gain over to one's side or party; to obtain the favor, friendship, or support of; to render friendly or approving; as, to win an enemy; to win a jury.
Win (a.) To come to by toil or effort; to reach; to overtake.
Win (a.) To extract, as ore or coal.
Windbound (a.) prevented from sailing, by a contrary wind. See Weatherbound.
Wind-broken (a.) Having the power of breathing impaired by the rupture, dilatation, or running together of air cells of the lungs, so that while the inspiration is by one effort, the expiration is by two; affected with pulmonary emphysema or with heaves; -- said of a horse.
Windfallen (a.) Blown down by the wind.
Wind-fertilized (a.) Anemophilous; fertilized by pollen borne by the wind.
Winding (a.) Twisting from a direct
Windless (a.) Having no wind; calm.
Windless (a.) Wanting wind; out of breath.
Windowed (a.) Having windows or openings.
Windowless (a.) Destitute of a window.
Windowy (a.) Having little crossings or openings like the sashes of a window.
Wind-rode (a.) Caused to ride or drive by the wind in opposition to the course of the tide; -- said of a vessel lying at anchor, with wind and tide opposed to each other.
Windtight (a.) So tight as to prevent the passing through of wind.
Windward (a.) Situated toward the point from which the wind blows; as, the Windward Islands.
Wineless (a.) destitute of wine; as, wineless life.
Winged (a.) Furnished with wings; transported by flying; having winglike expansions.
Winged (a.) Soaring with wings, or as if with wings; hence, elevated; lofty; sublime.
Winged (a.) Swift; rapid.
Winged (a.) Wounded or hurt in the wing.
Winged (a.) Furnished with a leaflike appendage, as the fruit of the elm and the ash, or the stem in certain plants; alate.
Winged (a.) Represented with wings, or having wings, of a different tincture from the body.
Winged (a.) Fanned with wings; swarming with birds.
Wing-footed (a.) Having wings attached to the feet; as, wing-footed Mercury; hence, swift; moving with rapidity; fleet.
Wing-footed (a.) Having part or all of the feet adapted for flying.
Wing-footed (a.) Having the anterior lobes of the foot so modified as to form a pair of winglike swimming organs; -- said of the pteropod mollusks.
Wing-handed (a.) Having the anterior limbs or hands adapted for flight, as the bats and pterodactyls.
Wing-leaved (a.) Having pinnate or pinnately divided leaves.
Wingless (a.) Having no wings; not able to ascend or fly.
Wingy (a.) Having wings; rapid.
Wingy (a.) Soaring with wings, or as if with wings; volatile airy.
Winning (a.) Attracting; adapted to gain favor; charming; as, a winning address.
Winsing (a.) Winsome.
Winsome (a.) Cheerful; merry; gay; light-hearted.
Winsome (a.) Causing joy or pleasure; gladsome; pleasant.
Winter-beaten (a.) Beaten or harassed by the severe weather of winter.
Winterly (a.) Like winter; wintry; cold; hence, disagreeable, cheerless; as, winterly news.
Winter-proud (a.) Having too rank or forward a growth for winter.
Wintery (a.) Wintry.
Wintry (a.) Suitable to winter; resembling winter, or what belongs to winter; brumal; hyemal; cold; stormy; wintery.
Winy (a.) Having the taste or qualities of wine; vinous; as, grapes of a winy taste.
Wire-tailed (a.) Having some or all of the tail quills terminated in a long, slender, pointed shaft, without a web or barbules.
Wiry (a.) Made of wire; like wire; drawn out like wire.
Wiry (a.) Capable of endurance; tough; sinewy; as, a wiry frame or constitution.
Wisdom (a.) The quality of being wise; knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it; knowledge of the best ends and the best means; discernment and judgment; discretion; sagacity; skill; dexterity.
Wisdom (a.) The results of wise judgments; scientific or practical truth; acquired knowledge; erudition.
Wise-hearted (a.) Wise; knowing; skillful; sapient; erudite; prudent.
Wise-like (a.) Resembling that which is wise or sensible; judicious.
Wishable (a.) Capable or worthy of being wished for; desirable.
Wishful (a.) Having desire, or ardent desire; longing.
Wishful (a.) Showing desire; as, wishful eyes.
Wishful (a.) Desirable; exciting wishes.
Wishy-washy (a.) Thin and pale; weak; without strength or substance; -- originally said of liquids. Fig., weak-minded; spiritless.
Wispen (a.) Formed of a wisp, or of wisp; as, a wispen broom.
Wisse (a.) To show; to teach; to inform; to guide; to direct.
Wistful (a.) Longing; wishful; desirous.
Wistful (a.) Full of thought; eagerly attentive; meditative; musing; pensive; contemplative.
Witching (a.) That witches or enchants; suited to enchantment or witchcraft; bewitching.
Witeless (a.) Blameless.
Witful (a.) Wise; sensible.
Withered (a.) Faded; dried up; shriveled; wilted; wasted; wasted away.
Withering (a.) Tending to wither; causing to shrink or fade.
Wither-wrung (a.) Injured or hurt in the withers, as a horse.
Without-door (a.) Outdoor; exterior.
Withy (a.) Made of withes; like a withe; flexible and tough; also, abounding in withes.
Witless (a.) Destitute of wit or understanding; wanting thought; hence, indiscreet; not under the guidance of judgment.
Wit-starved (a.) Barren of wit; destitute of genius.
Witted (a.) Having (such) a wit or understanding; as, a quick-witted boy.
Wittified (a.) Possessed of wit; witty.
Wittolly (a.) Like a wittol; cuckoldly.
Wiveless (a.) Wifeless.
Wively (a.) Wifely.
Wizard (a.) Enchanting; charming.
Wizard (a.) Haunted by wizards.
Wizardly (a.) Resembling or becoming a wizard; wizardlike; weird.
Wizen (a.) Wizened; thin; weazen; withered.
Wizened (a.) Dried; shriveled; withered; shrunken; weazen; as, a wizened old man.
Wizen-faced (a.) Having a shriveled, thin, withered face.
Wlatsome (a.) Loathsome; disgusting; hateful.
Woaded (a.) Colored or stained with woad.
Wode (a.) Mad. See Wood, a.
Woe (a.) Woeful; sorrowful.
Woe-begone (a.) Beset or overwhelmed with woe; immersed in grief or sorrow; woeful.
Woeful (a.) Alt. of Woful
Woful (a.) Full of woe; sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity; afflicted; wretched; unhappy; sad.
Woful (a.) Bringing calamity, distress, or affliction; as, a woeful event; woeful want.
Woful (a.) Wretched; paltry; miserable; poor.
Woesome (a.) Woeful.
Wolf (a.) Any one of several species of wild and savage carnivores belonging to the genus Canis and closely allied to the common dog. The best-known and most destructive species are the European wolf (Canis lupus), the American gray, or timber, wolf (C. occidentalis), and the prairie wolf, or coyote. Wolves often hunt in packs, and may thus attack large animals and even man.
Wolf (a.) One of the destructive, and usually hairy, larvae of several species of beetles and grain moths; as, the bee wolf.
Wolf (a.) Fig.: Any very ravenous, rapacious, or destructive person or thing; especially, want; starvation; as, they toiled hard to keep the wolf from the door.
Wolf (a.) A white worm, or maggot, which infests granaries.
Wolf (a.) An eating ulcer or sore. Cf. Lupus.
Wolf (a.) The harsh, howling sound of some of the chords on an organ or piano tuned by unequal temperament.
Wolf (a.) In bowed instruments, a harshness due to defective vibration in certain notes of the scale.
Wolf (a.) A willying machine.
Wolffian (a.) Discovered, or first described, by Caspar Friedrich Wolff (1733-1794), the founder of modern embryology.
Wolfish (a.) Like a wolf; having the qualities or form of a wolf; as, a wolfish visage; wolfish designs.
Wolframic (a.) Of or pertaining to wolframium. See Tungstic.
Wolvish (a.) Wolfish.
Womanish (a.) Suitable to a woman, having the qualities of a woman; effeminate; not becoming a man; -- usually in a reproachful sense. See the Note under Effeminate.
Womanless (a.) Without a woman or women.
Womanlike (a.) Like a woman; womanly.
Womanly (a.) Becoming a woman; feminine; as, womanly behavior.
Womby (a.) Capacious.
Wonder (a.) Wonderful.
Wondered (a.) Having performed wonders; able to perform wonderful things.
Wonderful (a.) Adapted to excite wonder or admiration; surprising; strange; astonishing.
Wonderous (a.) Same as Wondrous.
Wonderstruck (a.) Struck with wonder, admiration, or surprise.
Wonder-working (a.) Doing wonders or surprising things.
Wondrous (a.) Wonderful; astonishing; admirable; marvelous; such as excite surprise and astonishment; strange.
Wone (a.) To dwell; to abide.
Wone (a.) Dwelling; habitation; abode.
Wone (a.) Custom; habit; wont; use; usage.
Wont (a.) Using or doing customarily; accustomed; habituated; used.
Wonted (a.) Accustomed; customary; usual.
Wontless (a.) Unaccustomed.
Wood (a.) Mad; insane; possessed; rabid; furious; frantic.
Wood-bound (a.) Incumbered with tall, woody hedgerows.
Wooded (a.) Supplied or covered with wood, or trees; as, land wooded and watered.
Wooden (a.) Made or consisting of wood; pertaining to, or resembling, wood; as, a wooden box; a wooden leg; a wooden wedding.
Wooden (a.) Clumsy; awkward; ungainly; stiff; spiritless.
Woodland (a.) Of or pertaining to woods or woodland; living in the forest; sylvan.
Woodless (a.) Having no wood; destitute of wood.
Woodsy (a.) Of or pertaining to the woods or forest.
Woody (a.) Abounding with wood or woods; as, woody land.
Woody (a.) Consisting of, or containing, wood or woody fiber; ligneous; as, the woody parts of plants.
Woody (a.) Of or pertaining to woods; sylvan.
Woofy (a.) Having a close texture; dense; as, a woofy cloud.
Wool-dyed (a.) Dyed before being made into cloth, in distinction from piece-dyed; ingrain.
Wooled (a.) Having (such) wool; as, a fine-wooled sheep.
Woolen (a.) Made of wool; consisting of wool; as, woolen goods.
Woolen (a.) Of or pertaining to wool or woolen cloths; as, woolen manufactures; a woolen mill; a woolen draper.
Woolgathering (a.) Indulging in a vagrant or idle exercise of the imagination; roaming upon a fruitless quest; idly fanciful.
Woolly (a.) Consisting of wool; as, a woolly covering; a woolly fleece.
Woolly (a.) Resembling wool; of the nature of wool.
Woolly (a.) Clothed with wool.
Woolly (a.) Clothed with a fine, curly pubescence resembling wool.
Woosy (a.) Oozy; wet.
Wordish (a.) Respecting words; full of words; wordy.
Wordless (a.) Not using words; not speaking; silent; speechless.
Workable (a.) Capable of being worked, or worth working; as, a workable mine; workable clay.
Workful (a.) Full of work; diligent.
Working-day (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, working days, or workdays; everyday; hence, plodding; hard-working.
Workless (a.) Without work; not laboring; as, many people were still workless.
Workless (a.) Not carried out in practice; not exemplified in fact; as, workless faith.
Workmanlike (a.) Becoming a workman, especially a skillful one; skillful; well performed.
Workmanly (a.) Becoming a skillful workman; skillful; well performed; workmanlike.
Worldly (a.) Relating to the world; human; common; as, worldly maxims; worldly actions.
Worldly (a.) Pertaining to this world or life, in contradistinction from the life to come; secular; temporal; devoted to this life and its enjoyments; bent on gain; as, worldly pleasures, affections, honor, lusts, men.
Worldly (a.) Lay, as opposed to clerical.
Worldly-minded (a.) Devoted to worldly interests; mindful of the affairs of the present life, and forgetful of those of the future; loving and pursuing this world's goods, to the exclusion of piety and attention to spiritual concerns.
World-wide (a.) Extended throughout the world; as, world-wide fame.
Worldlywise (a.) Wise in regard to things of this world.
Worm-eaten (a.) Eaten, or eaten into, by a worm or by worms; as, worm-eaten timber.
Worm-eaten (a.) Worn-out; old; worthless.
Wormed (a.) Penetrated by worms; injured by worms; worm-eaten; as, wormed timber.
Wormian (a.) Discovered or described by Olanus Wormius, a Danish anatomist.
Worm-shaped (a.) Shaped like a worm; /hick and almost cylindrical, but variously curved or bent; as, a worm-shaped root.
Worn-out (a.) Consumed, or rendered useless, by wearing; as, worn-out garments.
Worrisome (a.) Inc
Worse (a.) In a worse degree; in a manner more evil or bad.
Worser (a.) Worse.
Worship (a.) Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness.
Worship (a.) Honor; respect; civil deference.
Worship (a.) Hence, a title of honor, used in addresses to certain magistrates and others of rank or station.
Worship (a.) The act of paying divine honors to the Supreme Being; religious reverence and homage; adoration, or acts of reverence, paid to God, or a being viewed as God.
Worship (a.) Obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration.
Worship (a.) An object of worship.
Worshipable (a.) Capable of being worshiped; worthy of worship.
Worshipful (a.) Entitled to worship, reverence, or high respect; claiming respect; worthy of honor; -- often used as a term of respect, sometimes ironically.
Worst (a.) Bad, evil, or pernicious, in the highest degree, whether in a physical or moral sense. See Worse.
Worst (a.) To gain advantage over, in contest or competition; to get the better of; to defeat; to overthrow; to discomfit.
Worth (a.) Valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while.
Worth (a.) Equal in value to; furnishing an equivalent for; proper to be exchanged for.
Worth (a.) Deserving of; -- in a good or bad sense, but chiefly in a good sense.
Worth (a.) Having possessions equal to; having wealth or estate to the value of.
Worth (a.) That quality of a thing which renders it valuable or useful; sum of valuable qualities which render anything useful and sought; value; hence, often, value as expressed in a standard, as money; equivalent in exchange; price.
Worth (a.) Value in respect of moral or personal qualities; excellence; virtue; eminence; desert; merit; usefulness; as, a man or magistrate of great worth.
Worthful (a.) Full of worth; worthy; deserving.
Worthless (a.) Destitute of worth; having no value, virtue, excellence, dignity, or the like; undeserving; valueless; useless; vile; mean; as, a worthless garment; a worthless ship; a worthless man or woman; a worthless magistrate.
Would-be (a.) Desiring or professing to be; vainly pretending to be; as, a would-be poet.
Woundable (a.) Capable of being wounded; vulnerable.
Woundless (a.) Free from wound or hurt; exempt from being wounded; invulnerable.
Woundy (a.) Excessive.
Wowf (a.) Disordered or unsettled in intellect; deranged.
Wrackful (a.) Ruinous; destructive.
Wranglesome (a.) Contentious; quarrelsome.
Wrath (a.) Violent anger; vehement exasperation; indignation; rage; fury; ire.
Wrath (a.) The effects of anger or indignation; the just punishment of an offense or a crime.
Wrath (a.) See Wroth.
Wrathful (a.) Full of wrath; very angry; greatly incensed; ireful; passionate; as, a wrathful man.
Wrathful (a.) Springing from, or expressing, wrath; as, a wrathful countenance.
Wrathless (a.) Free from anger or wrath.
Wrathy (a.) Very angry.
Wraw (a.) Angry; vexed; wrathful.
Wrawful (a.) Ill-tempered.
Wreakful (a.) Revengeful; angry; furious.
Wreakless (a.) Unrevengeful; weak.
Wreathen (a.) Twisted; made into a wreath.
Wreathless (a.) Destitute of a wreath.
Wreathy (a.) Wreathed; twisted; curled; spiral; also, full of wreaths.
Wrecche (a.) Wretched.
Wreckful (a.) Causing wreck; involving ruin; destructive.
Wretched (a.) Very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief; calamitous; woeful; very afflicting.
Wretched (a.) Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable; as, a wretched poem; a wretched cabin.
Wretched (a.) Hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked.
Wretchful (a.) Wretched.
Wretchless (a.) Reckless; hence, disregarded.
Wriggle (a.) Wriggling; frisky; pliant; flexible.
Wrinkly (a.) Full of wrinkles; having a tendency to be wrinkled; corrugated; puckered.
Writable (a.) Capable of, or suitable for, being written down.
Writative (a.) Inc
Writhen (a.) Having a twisted distorted from.
Wrong (a.) Twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose.
Wrong (a.) Not according to the laws of good morals, whether divine or human; not suitable to the highest and best end; not morally right; deviating from rectitude or duty; not just or equitable; not true; not legal; as, a wrong practice; wrong ideas; wrong inclinations and desires.
Wrong (a.) Not fit or suitable to an end or object; not appropriate for an intended use; not according to rule; unsuitable; improper; incorrect; as, to hold a book with the wrong end uppermost; to take the wrong way.
Wrong (a.) Not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent; not right; mistaken; erroneous; as, a wrong statement.
Wrong (a.) Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth.
Wrong (a.) That which is not right.
Wrong (a.) Nonconformity or disobedience to lawful authority, divine or human; deviation from duty; -- the opposite of moral right.
Wrong (a.) Deviation or departure from truth or fact; state of falsity; error; as, to be in the wrong.
Wrong (a.) Whatever deviates from moral rectitude; usually, an act that involves evil consequences, as one which inflicts injury on a person; any injury done to, or received from; another; a trespass; a violation of right.
Wrongful (a.) Full of wrong; injurious; unjust; unfair; as, a wrongful taking of property; wrongful dealing.
Wronghead (a.) Wrongheaded.
Wrongheaded (a.) Wrong in opinion or principle; having a perverse understanding; perverse.
Wrongless (a.) Not wrong; void or free from wrong.
Wrongous (a.) Constituting, or of the nature of, a wrong; unjust; wrongful.
Wrongous (a.) Not right; illegal; as, wrongous imprisonment.
Wrong-timed (a.) Done at an improper time; ill-timed.
Wroth (a.) Full of wrath; angry; incensed; much exasperated; wrathful.
Wrought (a.) Worked; elaborated; not rough or crude.
Wry (a.) To twist; to distort; to writhe; to wrest; to vex.
Wrynecked (a.) Having a distorted neck; having the deformity called wryneck.
Wung-out (a.) Having the sails set in the manner called wing-and-wing.
Wyd (a.) Wide.
Wys (a.) Wise.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".