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#440. Variegation. -- N. variegation

  • colors
  • dichroism
  • trichroism;
  • iridescence
  • play of colors
  • polychrome
  • maculation
  • spottiness
  • striae
  • spectrum
  • rainbow
  • iris
  • tulip
  • peacock
  • chameleon
  • butterfly
  • tortoise shell
  • mackerel
  • mackerel sky
  • zebra
  • leopard
  • cheetah
  • nacre
  • ocelot
  • mother-of-pearl
  • opal
  • marble
  • check
  • plaid
  • tartan
  • patchwork
  • marquetry-
  • parquetry
  • mosaic
  • chessboard
  • checkers
  • chequers
  • harlequin;
  • Joseph's coat
  • tricolor
  • V. be variegated
  • variegate
  • stripe
  • streak
  • checker
  • chequer
  • speckle
  • besprinkle
  • sprinkle
  • stipple
  • maculate
  • dot
  • tattoo
  • inlay
  • damascene
  • embroider
  • braid
  • quilt
  • Adj. variegated
  • many-colored
  • many-hued
  • divers-colored
  • party-colored
  • dichromatic
  • polychromatic
  • tricolor
  • of all the colors of the rainbow
  • of all manner of
  • colors
  • kaleidoscopic
  • iridescent
  • opalescent
  • prismatic
  • nacreous
  • pearly
  • shot
  • gorge de pigeon
  • pied
  • piebald
  • motley
  • mottled
  • marbled
  • pepper and salt
  • paned
  • dappled
  • clouded
  • mosaic
  • tesselated
  • plaid
  • tortoise shell
  • spotted
  • spotty
  • powdered
  • speckled
  • freckled
  • flea-bitten
  • studded
  • flecked
  • striated
  • barred
  • veined;
  • brindled
  • tabby
  • watered
  • grizzled
  • listed
  • embroidered
  • v
  • (iii) PERCEPTIONS OF LIGHT

#441. Vision. -- N. vision

  • sight
  • optics
  • eyesight
  • view
  • look
  • glance
  • ken
  • glimpse
  • glint
  • peep
  • gaze
  • stare
  • leer
  • contemplation;
  • conspection|
  • conspectuity|
  • regard
  • survey
  • introspection
  • reconnaissance
  • speculation
  • watch
  • espionage
  • autopsy
  • ocular inspection
  • ocular demonstration
  • sight-seeing
  • point of view
  • gazebo
  • loophole
  • belvedere
  • watchtower
  • field of view
  • theater
  • amphitheater
  • arena
  • vista
  • horizon;
  • commanding view
  • bird's eye view
  • periscope
  • visual organ
  • organ of vision
  • eye
  • naked eye
  • unassisted eye
  • retina
  • pupil
  • iris
  • cornea
  • white
  • optics
  • orbs
  • saucer eyes
  • goggle eyes
  • gooseberry eyes
  • short sight
  • clear sight
  • sharp sight
  • quick sight
  • eagle
  • sight
  • piercing sight
  • penetrating sight
  • clear glance
  • sharp glance
  • quick glance
  • eagle glance
  • piercing glance
  • penetrating glance
  • clear eye
  • sharp eye
  • quick eye
  • eagle eye
  • piercing eye
  • penetrating eye;
  • perspicacity
  • discernment
  • eagle
  • hawk
  • cat
  • lynx
  • evil eye
  • basilisk
  • cockatrice [Mythical]
  • V. see
  • behold
  • discern
  • perceive
  • have in sight
  • descry
  • sight
  • make
  • out
  • discover
  • distinguish
  • recognize
  • spy
  • espy
  • ken
  • get a sight of
  • have
  • a sight of
  • catch a sight of
  • get a glimpse of
  • have a glimpse of
  • catch a
  • glimpse of
  • command a view of
  • witness
  • contemplate
  • speculate
  • cast the
  • eyes on
  • set the eyes on
  • be a spectator
  • look on
  • present)
  • see sights
  • see at a glance
  • (intelligence) 498
  • look
  • view
  • eye
  • lift up the eyes
  • open one's eye
  • look at
  • look on
  • look upon
  • look over
  • look about one
  • look round
  • survey
  • scan
  • inspect;
  • run the eye over
  • run the eye through
  • reconnoiter
  • glance round
  • glance
  • on
  • glance over turn one's looks upon
  • bend one's looks upon
  • direct the
  • eyes to
  • turn the eyes on
  • cast a glance
  • observe
  • watch
  • see with one's own
  • eyes
  • watch for
  • peep
  • peer
  • pry
  • take a peep
  • play at
  • look full in the face
  • look hard at
  • look intently
  • strain one's
  • eyes
  • fix the eyes upon
  • rivet the eyes upon
  • stare
  • gaze
  • pore over
  • gloat
  • on
  • leer
  • ogle
  • glare
  • goggle
  • cock the eye
  • squint
  • gloat
  • look askance
  • Adj. seeing
  • visual
  • ocular
  • optic
  • optical
  • ophthalmic
  • clear-eyesighted
  • eagle-eyed
  • hawk-eyed
  • lynx-eyed
  • keen-eyed
  • Argus-eyed
  • visible
  • Adv. visibly
  • in sight of
  • with one's eyes open at sight
  • at first sight
  • at a glance
  • at the first blush
  • prima facie[Lat]
  • Int. look!
  • Phr. the scales falling from one's eyes
  • "an eye like Mars to
  • threaten or command" [Hamlet]
  • "her eyes are homes of silent prayer"
  • [Tennyson]
  • "looking before and after" [Hamlet]
  • "thy rapt soul sitting
  • in thine eyes" [Milton]

#442. Blindness. -- N. blindness

  • excecation|
  • cataract
  • ablepsy|
  • prestriction|
  • dim-
  • sightedness
  • Braille
  • Braille-type
  • guttaserena ("drop serene")
  • V. be blind
  • not see
  • lose sight of
  • have the eyes bandaged;
  • grope in the dark
  • not look
  • close the eyes
  • shut the eyes-
  • turn away the eyes
  • avert
  • the eyes
  • look another way
  • wink
  • shut the eyes
  • to
  • be blind to
  • wink at
  • blink at
  • render blind
  • blind
  • blindfold
  • hoodwink
  • dazzle
  • put one's
  • eyes out
  • throw dust into one's eyes
  • pull the wool over one's eyes
  • jeter
  • screen from sight
  • Adj. blind
  • eyeless
  • sightless
  • visionless
  • dark
  • stone-blind
  • sand-
  • blind
  • stark-blind
  • dimsighted
  • blind as a bat
  • blind as a buzzard
  • blind as a beetle
  • blind as a
  • mole
  • blind as an owl
  • wall-eyed
  • blinded
  • Adv. blindly
  • blindfold
  • blindfolded
  • darkly
  • Phr. "O dark
  • dark
  • dark
  • amid the blaze of noon" [Milton]

#443. [Imperfect vision.] Dimsightedness. [Fallacies of vision.] -- N

  • dim sight
  • dull sight half sight
  • short sight
  • near sight
  • long sight
  • double sight
  • astigmatic sight
  • failing sight
  • dimsightedness
  • purblindness
  • myopia
  • confusion of
  • vision
  • astigmatism
  • color blindness
  • Daltonism
  • strabismus
  • squint;
  • day blindness
  • nystagmus;
  • xanthopsia[Med]
  • cast in the eye
  • swivel eye
  • goggle-
  • eyes
  • obliquity of vision
  • winking
  • nictitation
  • albino
  • dizziness
  • swimming
  • cataract
  • ophthalmia
  • [Limitation of vision] blinker
  • screen
  • [Fallacies of vision] deceptio visus[Lat]
  • refraction
  • distortion
  • illusion
  • false light
  • virtual image
  • spectrum
  • mirage
  • looming
  • phasma|
  • phantasm
  • phantom
  • vision
  • specter
  • apparition
  • ghost
  • ignis fatuus
  • magic mirror[Lat]
  • magic lantern
  • mirror lens
  • (instrument) 445
  • V. be dimsighted
  • see double
  • have a mote in the eye
  • have a
  • mist before the eyes
  • have a film over the eyes
  • see through a prism
  • see
  • through a glass darkly
  • wink
  • blink
  • nictitate
  • squint
  • screw up the eyes
  • glare
  • glower
  • dazzle
  • loom
  • Adj. dim-sighted
  • myopic
  • astigmatic moon-
  • eyed
  • mope-eyed
  • blear-eyed
  • goggle-eyed
  • gooseberry-eyed
  • one-eyed
  • blind
  • of one eye
  • half-blind
  • purblind
  • cock-eyed
  • dim-eyed
  • mole-eyed
  • dichroic
  • blind as a bat
  • winking

#444. Spectator. -- N. spectator

  • beholder
  • observer
  • looker-on
  • onlooker
  • witness
  • eyewitness
  • bystander
  • passer by
  • sightseer
  • rubberneck
  • rubbernecker * [U. S.]
  • spy
  • sentinel
  • V. witness
  • behold
  • look on
  • gawk
  • rubber *
  • rubberneck *[U.S.]

#445. Optical Instruments. -- N. optical instruments

  • lens
  • meniscus
  • magnifier
  • sunglass
  • magnifying glass
  • hand lens
  • microscope
  • spectacles
  • specs [coll.],glasses
  • barnacles
  • goggles
  • eyeglass
  • pince-nez
  • monocle
  • reading glasses
  • bifocals
  • contact lenses
  • soft lenses
  • hard lenses
  • sunglasses
  • shades[coll.]
  • telescope
  • glass
  • lorgnette
  • spyglass
  • opera
  • glass
  • binocular
  • binoculars
  • field glass
  • burning glass
  • convex lens
  • concave lens
  • coated lens
  • multiple lens
  • compound lens
  • lens system
  • telephoto lens
  • wide-angle lens
  • fish-eye lens
  • zoom lens
  • optical bench
  • astronomical telescope
  • reflecting telescope
  • reflector
  • refracting
  • telescope
  • refractor
  • Newtonian telescope
  • folded-path telescope
  • finder
  • telescope
  • chromatoscope
  • X-ray telescope
  • radiotelescope
  • phased-array
  • telescope
  • Very Large Array radiotelescope
  • ultraviolet telescope
  • infrared
  • telescope
  • star spectroscope
  • space telescope
  • [telescope mounts] altazimuth mount
  • equatorial mount
  • refractometer
  • circular dichroism spectrometer
  • interferometer
  • phase-contrast microscope
  • fluorescence microscope
  • dissecting
  • microscope
  • electron microscope
  • transmission electron microscope
  • scanning
  • electron microscope
  • SEM
  • scanning tunneling electron microscope
  • [microscope components] objective lens
  • eyepiece
  • barrel
  • platform
  • focusing knob
  • slide
  • slide glass
  • cover glass
  • counting chamber;
  • illuminator
  • light source
  • polarizer
  • [component parts of telescopes] reticle
  • cross-hairs
  • light pipe
  • fiber optics
  • mirror
  • reflector
  • speculum
  • looking-glass
  • pier-glass
  • cheval-glass
  • rear-view mirror
  • hand mirror
  • one-way mirror
  • magnifying mirror
  • [room with distorting mirrors] fun house
  • prism
  • diffraction grating
  • beam splitter
  • half-wave plate
  • quarter-
  • wave plate
  • camera lucida[Lat]
  • camera obscura[Lat]
  • magic lantern
  • stereopticon
  • stereoscope
  • kaleidoscope
  • photometer
  • radiometer
  • ligth detector
  • photodiode
  • photomultiplier
  • photodiode array
  • photocell
  • X-ray diffractometer
  • goniometer
  • spectrometer
  • monochrometer
  • UV spectrometer
  • visible spectrometer
  • Infrared spectrometer
  • Fourier transform infrared spectrometer
  • recording
  • spectrometer
  • densitometer
  • scanning densitometer
  • two-dimensional
  • densitometer
  • gastroscope[Med]
  • spectroscope
  • gastroscopy[Med]
  • microscopy
  • microscopist

#446. Visibility. -- N. visibility

  • perceptibility
  • conspicuousness
  • distinctness
  • conspicuousness
  • appearance
  • 4
  • exposure
  • manifestation
  • ocular proof
  • ocular evidence
  • ocular demonstration
  • field of view
  • V. be become visible
  • appear
  • open to the view
  • meet the eye
  • catch the eye
  • basset
  • present itself
  • show manifest itself
  • produce
  • itself
  • discover itself
  • reveal itself
  • expose itself
  • betray itself;
  • stand forth
  • stand out
  • materialize
  • show
  • arise
  • peep out
  • peer out
  • crop
  • out
  • start up
  • spring up
  • show up
  • turn up
  • crop up
  • glimmer
  • loom
  • glare;
  • burst forth
  • burst upon the view
  • burst upon the sight
  • heave in sight;
  • come in sight
  • come into view
  • come out
  • come forth
  • come forward
  • see the
  • light of day
  • break through the clouds
  • make its appearance
  • show its face
  • appear to one's eyes
  • come upon the stage
  • float before the eyes
  • speak for
  • itself
  • attract the attention
  • reappear
  • live in
  • a glass house
  • expose to view
  • Adj. visible
  • perceptible
  • perceivable
  • discernible
  • apparent
  • in
  • view
  • in full view
  • in sight
  • exposed to view
  • en evidence
  • unclouded
  • in the foreground
  • obvious
  • plain
  • clear
  • distinct
  • definite
  • well
  • defined
  • well marked
  • in focus
  • recognizable
  • palpable
  • glaring
  • staring
  • conspicuous
  • stereoscopic
  • in bold
  • in strong relief
  • panoramic
  • before one's eyes
  • under one's eyes
  • before one
  • in
  • one's eye
  • oculis subjecta fidelibus[Lat]
  • Adv. visibly
  • in sight of
  • before one's eyes
  • veluti
  • in speculum[Lat]

#447. Invisibility. -- N. invisibility

  • invisibleness
  • nonappearance
  • imperceptibility
  • indistinctness
  • mystery
  • concealment
  • latency
  • V. be invisible
  • be hidden
  • lurk
  • hidden) 5
  • escape notice
  • render invisible
  • conceal
  • put out of sight
  • not see
  • lose sight of
  • Adj. invisible
  • imperceptible
  • indiscernible;
  • unapparent
  • non-apparent
  • out of sight
  • not in sight
  • a perte de
  • behind the scenes
  • behind the curtain
  • viewless
  • sightless;
  • inconspicuous
  • unseen
  • covert
  • eclipsed
  • under an eclipse
  • dim
  • mysterious
  • dark
  • obscure
  • confused
  • indistinct
  • indistinguishable
  • shadowy
  • indefinite
  • undefined
  • ill-defined
  • ill-marked;
  • blurred
  • fuzzy
  • out of focus
  • misty
  • hidden
  • obscured
  • covered
  • veiled (concealed) 528
  • Phr. "full many a flower is born to blush unseen" [Gray]

#448. Appearance. -- N. appearance

  • phenomenon
  • sight
  • spectacle
  • show
  • premonstration|
  • scene
  • species
  • view
  • lookout
  • outlook
  • prospect
  • vista
  • perspective
  • bird's-eye view
  • scenery
  • landscape
  • picture
  • tableau
  • display
  • exposure
  • rising of the
  • curtain
  • phantasm
  • phantom
  • pageant
  • spectacle
  • peep-show
  • raree-show
  • gallanty-show
  • ombres
  • chinoises[Sp]
  • magic lantern
  • phantasmagoria
  • dissolving views;
  • cinematograph
  • moving pictures
  • panorama
  • diorama
  • coup de theatre
  • pageantry
  • insignia
  • angle
  • phase
  • seeming
  • shape
  • guise
  • look
  • complexion
  • color
  • image
  • mien
  • air
  • cast
  • carriage
  • port
  • demeanor;
  • presence
  • expression
  • first blush
  • face of the thing
  • point of view
  • light
  • lineament feature trait lines
  • outline
  • outside
  • contour
  • face
  • countenance
  • physiognomy
  • visage
  • profile
  • cut of one's jib
  • outside
  • 220
  • V. appear
  • be visible
  • become visible
  • seem
  • look
  • show;
  • present the appearance of
  • wear the appearance of
  • carry the appearance of
  • have the appearance of
  • bear the appearance of
  • exhibit the appearance of
  • take the appearance of
  • take on the appearance of
  • assume the appearance
  • present the semblance of
  • wear the semblance of
  • carry the semblance of
  • have the semblance of
  • bear the semblance of
  • exhibit the semblance of
  • take the semblance of
  • take on the semblance of
  • assume the semblance of;
  • look like
  • cut a figure
  • figure
  • present to the view
  • show
  • manifest) 525
  • Adj. apparent
  • seeming
  • ostensible
  • on view
  • Adv. apparently
  • to all seeming
  • to all appearance
  • ostensibly
  • seemingly
  • as it seems
  • on the face of it
  • prima facie [Lat]
  • at the first
  • blush
  • at first sight
  • in the eyes of
  • to the eye
  • Phr. editio princeps [Lat]

#449. Disappearance. -- N. disappearance

  • evanescence
  • eclipse
  • occultation
  • departure
  • exit
  • vanishing point
  • dissolving views
  • V. disappear
  • vanish
  • dissolve
  • fade
  • melt away
  • pass
  • go
  • evaporate
  • vaporize
  • be gone
  • leave no trace
  • leave
  • "not a rack behind" [Tempest]
  • go off the stage
  • suffer
  • an eclipse
  • undergo an eclipse
  • retire from sight
  • be lost to view
  • pass
  • out of sight
  • lose sight of
  • efface
  • Adj. disappearing
  • evanescent
  • missing
  • lost
  • lost to sight
  • lost to view
  • gone
  • (ejection) 297

#450. Intellect. -- N. intellect

  • mind
  • understanding
  • reason
  • thinking principle
  • rationality
  • cogitative faculties
  • cognitive faculties
  • discursive faculties
  • reasoning faculties
  • intellectual faculties;
  • faculties
  • senses
  • consciousness
  • observation
  • percipience
  • intelligence
  • intellection
  • intuition
  • association of ideas
  • instinct
  • conception
  • judgment
  • wits
  • parts
  • capacity
  • intellectuality
  • genius
  • brains
  • cognitive
  • powers
  • intellectual powers
  • wit
  • ability
  • wisdom
  • Vernunft[Ger]
  • Verstand[Ger]
  • soul
  • spirit
  • ghost
  • inner man
  • heart
  • breast
  • bosom
  • penetralia
  • mentis[Lat]
  • divina particula aurae[Lat]
  • heart's core
  • the Absolute
  • psyche
  • subliminal consciousness
  • supreme principle
  • brain
  • organ of thought
  • seat of thought
  • sensory;
  • head
  • headpiece
  • pate
  • noggin
  • skull
  • scull
  • pericranium[Med]
  • cerebrum
  • cranium
  • sconce
  • upper story
  • [in computers] central processing unit
  • CPU
  • arithmetic and logical
  • unit
  • ALU
  • [Science of mind] metaphysics
  • psychics
  • psychology
  • ideology
  • mental
  • philosophy
  • moral philosophy
  • philosophy of the mind
  • phrenology
  • craniology[Med]
  • cranioscopy[Med]
  • ideality
  • idealism
  • transcendentalism
  • spiritualism
  • immateriality
  • universal concept
  • universal conception
  • metaphysician
  • psychologist
  • V. note
  • notice
  • mark
  • take notice of
  • take cognizance of be aware of
  • be conscious of
  • realize
  • appreciate
  • ruminate
  • fancy
  • (imagine) 515
  • Adj. intellectual[Relating to intellect]
  • mental
  • rational
  • subjective
  • metaphysical
  • spiritual
  • ghostly;
  • psychological
  • cerebral
  • brainy;
  • subconscious
  • subliminal
  • immaterial
  • endowed with reason
  • Adv. in petto
  • Phr. ens rationis [Lat]
  • frons est animi janua [Lat][Cicero]
  • locos y
  • ninos dicen la verdad [Sp]
  • mens sola loco non exulat [Lat][Ovid]
  • "my
  • mind is my kingdom" [Campbell]
  • "stern men with empires in their brains"
  • [Lowell]
  • "the mind
  • the music breathing from her face" [Byron]
  • "thou
  • living ray of intellectual Fire" [Falconer]
  • <-- differentiate between instinct and intuition. Intuition is reserved
  • for people. -->

#450a. Absence or want of Intellect.-- N. absence of intellect

  • want
  • of intellect
  • imbecility
  • brute force
  • instinct
  • brute instinct
  • stimulus-response loop
  • conditioned
  • response
  • instinctive reaction
  • Pavlovian response
  • mimicry
  • aping (imitation) 19
  • moron
  • imbecile
  • idiot
  • fool
  • dumb animal
  • vegetable
  • brain-
  • dead
  • Adj. unendowed with reason
  • void of reason
  • thoughtless
  • vegetative;
  • moronic
  • idiotic
  • brainless [all pejorative]
  • Adv. instinctively
  • like Pavlov's dog
  • vegetatively
  • V. mimic
  • ape (imitate)
  • respond instinctively

#451. Thought. -- N. thought

  • exercise of the intellect
  • intellection
  • reflection
  • cogitation
  • consideration
  • meditation
  • study
  • lucubration
  • speculation
  • deliberation
  • pondering
  • head work
  • brain work
  • cerebration
  • deep reflection
  • close
  • study
  • application
  • abstract thought
  • abstraction contemplation
  • musing
  • brown study
  • (inattention) 45
  • reverie
  • Platonism
  • depth of thought
  • workings of the
  • mind
  • thoughts
  • inmost thoughts
  • self-counsel self-communing
  • self-
  • consultation
  • philosophy of the Absolute
  • philosophy of the Academy
  • philosophy of the Garden
  • philosophy of the lyceum
  • philosophy of the
  • Porch
  • association of thought
  • succession of thought
  • flow of thought
  • train
  • of thought
  • current of thought
  • association of ideas
  • succession of ideas
  • flow of ideas
  • train of ideas
  • current of ideas
  • after thought
  • mature thought
  • reconsideration
  • second thoughts;
  • retrospection
  • examination
  • (inquiry) 461 invention
  • thoughtfulness
  • V. think
  • reflect
  • cogitate
  • consider
  • deliberate;
  • bestow thought upon
  • bestow consideration upon
  • speculate
  • contemplate
  • meditate
  • ponder
  • muse
  • dream
  • ruminate
  • brood over
  • con over
  • animadvert
  • study
  • bend -
  • apply mind
  • digest
  • discuss
  • hammer at
  • weigh
  • perpend
  • realize
  • appreciate
  • fancy
  • take into consideration
  • take counsel
  • commune
  • with oneself
  • bethink oneself
  • collect one's thoughts
  • revolve in the mind
  • turn over in the mind
  • run over in the mind
  • chew the cud upon
  • sleep upon;
  • take counsel of one's pillow
  • advise with one's pillow
  • rack one's brains
  • ransack one's brains
  • crack one's brains
  • beat
  • one's brains
  • cudgel one's brains
  • set one's brain to work
  • set one's wits
  • to work
  • harbor an idea
  • entertain an idea
  • cherish an idea
  • nurture an idea
  • take into one's head
  • bear in mind
  • reconsider
  • occur
  • present itself
  • suggest itself
  • come into one's head
  • get into
  • one's head
  • strike one
  • flit across the view
  • come uppermost
  • run in one's
  • head
  • enter the mind
  • pass in the mind
  • cross the mind
  • flash on the mind
  • flash across the mind
  • float in the mind
  • fasten itself on the mind
  • be
  • uppermost in the mind
  • occupy the mind
  • have in one's mind
  • make an impression
  • sink into the mind
  • penetrate into the mind;
  • engross the thoughts
  • Adj. thinking
  • thoughtful
  • pensive
  • meditative
  • reflective
  • wistful
  • contemplative
  • speculative
  • deliberative
  • studious
  • sedate
  • introspective
  • Platonic
  • philosophical
  • lost in thought
  • deep musing
  • in the mind
  • under consideration
  • Adv. all things considered
  • Phr. the mind being on the stretch
  • the mind turning upon
  • the head
  • turning upon
  • the mind running upon
  • "divinely
  • bent to meditation"
  • [Richard III]
  • "fresh-
  • pluckt from bowers of never-failing thought" [O. Meredith]
  • "go speed the
  • stars of Thought"[Emerson]
  • "in maiden meditation fancy-free" [M. N
  • D.]
  • "so sweet is zealous contemplation" [Richard III]
  • "the power of
  • thought is the magic of the Mind" [Byron]
  • "those that think must govern
  • those that toil" [Goldsmith]
  • "thought is parent of the deed" [Carlyle];
  • "thoughts in attitudes imperious" [Longfellow]
  • "thoughts that breathe
  • and words that burn" [Gray]
  • vivere est cogitare [Lat][Cicero]
  • Volk der
  • Dichter und Denker [Ger]

#452. [Absence or want of thought.] Incogitancy. -- N

  • vacancy
  • fatuity
  • thoughtlessness
  • vacuity
  • couch potato
  • vegetable
  • V. not think
  • not think of
  • dismiss from the mind
  • dismiss
  • from the thoughts
  • indulge in reverie
  • put away thought
  • unbend the mind
  • relax the mind
  • divert the mind
  • veg out
  • Adj. vacant
  • unintellectual
  • unoccupied
  • unthinking
  • inconsiderate
  • thoughtless
  • mindless
  • no-brain
  • vacuous
  • absent
  • (inattentive) 45
  • diverted
  • irrational
  • narrow-minded
  • unthought of
  • undreamt 'of
  • unconsidered
  • off one's mind;
  • not to be thought of
  • Phr. absence d'esprit

#453. [Object of thought.] Idea. -- N. idea

  • notion
  • conception
  • thought
  • apprehension
  • impression
  • perception
  • image
  • [Grk]
  • sentiment
  • reflection
  • observation
  • consideration
  • abstract idea;
  • archetype
  • formative notion
  • guiding conception
  • organizing conception;
  • image in the mind
  • regulative principle
  • view
  • theory
  • conceit
  • fancy
  • phantasy
  • (imagination) 515.point of view
  • field of view
  • <-- recall distinction between objective reality and perception thereof:
  • noumenon and phenomenon -->

#454. [Subject of thought

  • ] Topic. -- N. subject of
  • thought
  • material for thought
  • food for the mind
  • mental pabulum
  • subject
  • subject matter
  • matter
  • theme
  • [Grk]
  • topic
  • what it is about
  • thesis
  • text
  • business
  • affair
  • matter in hand
  • argument;
  • motion
  • resolution
  • head
  • chapter
  • case
  • point
  • proposition
  • theorem
  • field
  • of inquiry
  • moot point
  • problem
  • V. float in the mind
  • pass in the mind
  • Adj. thought of
  • uppermost in the mind
  • in petto
  • Adv. under consideration
  • in question
  • in the mind
  • on foot
  • on the
  • carpet
  • on the docket
  • relative to

#455. [The desire of knowledge.] Curiosity. -- N. interest

  • thirst for
  • knowledge
  • thirst for truth
  • curiosity
  • curiousness
  • inquiring mind;
  • inquisitiveness
  • omnivorous intellect
  • devouring mind
  • [person who desires knowledge] inquirer
  • sightseer
  • quidnunc[Lat]
  • newsmonger
  • Paul Pry
  • eavesdropper
  • gossip
  • rubberneck;
  • intellectual
  • seeker[inquirer after religious knowledge]
  • seeker after
  • truth
  • V. be curious
  • take an interest in
  • stare
  • gape
  • prick up the
  • ears
  • see sights
  • lionize
  • pry
  • nose
  • rubberneck*[U. S.]
  • Adj. curious
  • inquisitive
  • burning with curiosity
  • overcurious;
  • inquiring
  • prying
  • snoopy
  • nosy
  • peering
  • prurient
  • inquisitorial
  • curious as a cat
  • agape
  • Phr. what's the matter? what next? consumed with curiosity
  • curiosity
  • killed the cat
  • satisfaction brought it back. "curiouser and curiouser"
  • [Alice in Wonderland]

#456. [Absence of curiosity.] Incuriosity. -- N. incuriosity

  • incuriousness
  • insouciance
  • indifference
  • lack of
  • interest
  • disinterest
  • boredom
  • ennui (weariness)
  • satiety
  • foreknowledge
  • (foresight) 510
  • V. be incurious
  • have no curiosity
  • take no interest
  • in
  • mind one's own business
  • Adj. incurious
  • uninquisitive
  • indifferent
  • impassive
  • uninterested
  • detached
  • aloof

#457. Attention. -- N. attention

  • mindfulness
  • presence of mind
  • intentness
  • alertness
  • thought
  • advertence
  • observance
  • observation
  • consideration
  • reflection
  • perpension|
  • heed
  • heedfulness
  • particularity
  • notice
  • regard
  • circumspection
  • diligence
  • study
  • scrutiny
  • inspection
  • introspection
  • revision
  • revisal
  • active application
  • diligent application
  • exclusive application
  • minute application
  • close application
  • intense application
  • deep
  • application
  • profound application
  • abstract application
  • labored
  • application
  • deliberate application
  • active attention
  • diligent attention
  • exclusive attention
  • minute attention
  • close attention
  • intense attention
  • deep attention
  • profound attention
  • abstract attention
  • labored attention
  • deliberate attention
  • active thought
  • diligent thought
  • exclusive thought
  • minute thought
  • close thought
  • intense thought
  • deep thought
  • profound
  • thought
  • abstract thought
  • labored thought
  • deliberate thought
  • active
  • study
  • diligent study
  • exclusive study
  • minute study
  • close study
  • intense
  • study
  • deep study
  • profound study
  • abstract study
  • labored study
  • deliberate study
  • minuteness
  • attention to detail
  • absorption of mind
  • indication
  • calling attention to
  • V. be attentive
  • attend
  • advert to
  • observe
  • look
  • see
  • view
  • remark
  • notice
  • regard
  • take notice
  • mark
  • give attention to
  • pay attention
  • to
  • pay heed to
  • give heed to
  • incline an ear to
  • lend an ear to
  • trouble
  • one's head about
  • give a thought to
  • animadvert to
  • occupy oneself with;
  • contemplate
  • look at
  • look to
  • look after
  • look into
  • look over
  • see to
  • turn the mind to
  • bend the mind to
  • apply the mind to
  • direct the mind to
  • give the mind to
  • turn the eye to
  • bend the eye to
  • apply the eye to
  • direct the eye to
  • give the eye to
  • turn the attention
  • to
  • bend the attention to
  • apply the attention to
  • direct the attention to
  • give the attention to
  • have an eye to
  • have in one's eye
  • bear in mind;
  • take into account
  • take into consideration
  • keep in sight
  • keep in view;
  • have regard to
  • heed
  • mind
  • take cognizance of entertain
  • recognize
  • make
  • note of
  • take note of
  • note
  • examine cursorily
  • glance at
  • glance upon
  • glance over
  • cast the eyes
  • over
  • pass the eyes over
  • run over
  • turn over the leaves
  • dip into
  • perstringe|
  • skim
  • take a cursory view of
  • examine
  • examine closely
  • examine intently
  • scan
  • scrutinize
  • consider
  • give one's mind to
  • bend one's mind to
  • overhaul
  • revise
  • pore
  • over
  • inspect
  • review
  • pass under review
  • take stock of
  • fix the eye on
  • rivet attention on
  • fix attention on
  • devote the eye to
  • fix the mind on
  • devote the thoughts to
  • hear out
  • think out
  • mind one's business
  • revert to
  • watch
  • (take care of) 45
  • hearken to
  • listen to
  • prick up the ears
  • have the eyes open
  • keep the eyes open
  • come
  • to the point
  • meet with attention
  • fall under one's notice
  • fall under one's
  • observation
  • be under consideration
  • catch the eye
  • strike the eye
  • attract notice
  • catch the attention
  • awaken the attention
  • wake the attention
  • invite the attention
  • solicit the
  • attention
  • attract the attention
  • claim the attention
  • excite the attention
  • engage the attention
  • occupy the attention
  • strike the attention
  • arrest
  • the attention
  • fix the attention
  • engross the attention
  • absorb the
  • attention
  • rivet the attention
  • catch the mind
  • awaken the mind
  • wake the
  • mind
  • invite the mind
  • solicit the mind
  • attract the mind
  • claim the mind
  • excite the mind
  • engage the mind
  • occupy the mind
  • strike the mind
  • arrest
  • the mind
  • fix the mind
  • engross the mind
  • absorb the mind
  • rivet the mind
  • catch the thoughts
  • awaken the thoughts
  • wake the thoughts
  • invite the
  • thoughts
  • solicit the thoughts
  • attract the thoughts
  • claim the thoughts
  • excite the thoughts
  • engage the thoughts
  • occupy the thoughts
  • strike the
  • thoughts
  • arrest the thoughts
  • fix the thoughts
  • engross the thoughts
  • absorb the thoughts
  • rivet the thoughts
  • be present to the mind
  • be
  • uppermost in the mind
  • bring under one's notice
  • point out
  • point to
  • point at
  • point the
  • finger at
  • lay the finger on
  • indigitate|
  • indicate
  • direct attention to
  • call attention to
  • show
  • put a mark
  • call soldiers to
  • "attention"
  • bring forward
  • Adj. attentive
  • mindful
  • observant
  • regardful
  • alive to
  • awake to;
  • observing
  • alert
  • open-eyed
  • intent on
  • taken up with
  • occupied
  • with
  • engaged in
  • engrossed in
  • wrapped in
  • absorbed
  • rapt
  • transfixed
  • riveted
  • mesmerized
  • hypnotized
  • glued to (the TV)
  • breathless
  • preoccupied
  • watchful
  • breathless
  • undistracted
  • upon the stretch
  • on the watch
  • steadfast
  • [compelling attention] interesting
  • engrossing
  • mesmerizing
  • riveting
  • Int. see! look
  • look here
  • look you
  • look to it! mark! lo! behold!
  • hark ye! mind! halloo! observe! lo and behold! attention!
  • nota bene [Latin]
  • "N.B."
  • note well
  • I'd have you to know
  • notice! O yes!
  • Phr. this is to give notice
  • these are to give notice
  • dictum sapienti
  • sat est [Latin: a word to the wise is sufficient]
  • finem respice[Lat]
  • Attention! Now hear this! Oyez!
  • Achtung[German];
  • vnimanie[Russ][Russian]
  • chui[Japanese]

#458. Inattention. -- N. inattention

  • inconsideration;
  • inconsiderateness
  • oversight
  • inadvertence
  • inadvertency
  • nonobservance
  • disregard
  • supineness
  • want of thought;
  • heedlessness
  • insouciance
  • abstraction
  • absence of mind
  • absorption of mind
  • preoccupation
  • distraction
  • reverie
  • brown study
  • deep musing
  • fit of abstraction
  • V. be inattentive
  • overlook
  • disregard
  • pass by
  • 460 not observe
  • think little of
  • close one's eyes to
  • shut one's eyes to
  • pay no attention to
  • dismiss
  • from one's thoughts
  • discard from one's thoughts
  • discharge from one's
  • thoughts
  • dismiss from one's mind
  • discard from one's mind
  • discharge from
  • one's mind
  • drop the subject
  • think no more of
  • set aside
  • turn aside
  • put
  • aside
  • turn away from
  • turn one's attention from
  • turn a deaf ear to
  • turn
  • one's back upon
  • abstract oneself
  • dream
  • indulge in reverie
  • escape notice
  • escape attention
  • come in at one ear and go out at the
  • other
  • forget
  • call off the attention
  • draw off the attention
  • call away the
  • attention
  • divert the attention
  • distract the mind
  • put out of one's head;
  • disconcert
  • discompose
  • put out
  • confuse
  • perplex
  • bewilder
  • fluster
  • muddle
  • dazzle
  • throw a sop to Cerberus
  • Adj. inattentive
  • unobservant
  • unmindful
  • heedless
  • unthinking
  • unheeding
  • inadvertent
  • mindless
  • regardless
  • listless
  • blind
  • deaf
  • bird-
  • witted
  • hand over head
  • cursory
  • giddy-brained
  • scatter-
  • brained
  • hare-brained
  • unreflective
  • offhand
  • dizzy
  • giddy
  • giddy as a goose;
  • wild
  • harum-scarum
  • highflying
  • heedless
  • careless
  • (neglectful) 460
  • inconsiderate
  • thoughtless
  • absent
  • abstracted
  • distrait
  • absentminded
  • lost
  • lost in thought
  • wrapped in thought
  • rapt
  • in the clouds
  • bemused
  • dreaming on other things
  • musing on other things
  • preoccupied
  • engrossed
  • daydreaming
  • in a reverie
  • off one's guard
  • napping
  • dreamy
  • caught napping
  • disconcerted
  • distracted
  • put out
  • Adv. inattentively
  • inadvertently
  • absent-mindedly
  • per
  • incuriam[Lat]
  • sub silentio[Lat]
  • Int. stand at ease
  • stand easy!
  • Phr. the attention wanders
  • one's wits gone a woolgathering
  • one's
  • wits gone a bird's nesting
  • it never entered into one's head
  • the mind
  • running on other things
  • one's thoughts being elsewhere
  • had it been a bear
  • it would have bitten you
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#459. Care. [Vigilance.] -- N. care

  • solicitude
  • heed
  • heedfulness
  • scruple
  • watchfulness
  • vigilance
  • surveillance
  • watch
  • vigil
  • look out
  • watch and ward
  • alertness
  • attention
  • prudence
  • circumspection
  • anxiety
  • forethought
  • precaution
  • tidiness
  • (cleanliness)
  • accuracy
  • minuteness
  • attention to detail
  • V. be careful
  • take care
  • pay attention to
  • take care of
  • look to
  • look after
  • see to
  • see
  • after
  • keep an eye on
  • keep a sharp eye on
  • chaperon
  • play
  • gooseberry
  • keep watch
  • keep watch and ward
  • mount guard
  • set watch
  • watch;
  • keep in sight
  • keep in view
  • mind
  • mind one's business
  • look sharp
  • look about one
  • look with one's own eyes
  • keep a good
  • lookout
  • keep a sharp lookout
  • have all one's wits about one
  • have all
  • one's eyes about one
  • watch for
  • keep one's eyes open
  • have the eyes open
  • sleep with one's eye open
  • Adj. careful regardful
  • heedful
  • taking care
  • particular;
  • prudent
  • considerate
  • thoughtful
  • provident
  • alert
  • sure-footed
  • guarded
  • on one's guard
  • on the alert
  • on watch
  • on the lookout
  • awake
  • broad awake
  • vigilant
  • watchful
  • wakeful
  • wistful;
  • Argus-eyed
  • wide awake
  • on the watch for (expectant)
  • 507
  • tidy
  • (clean)
  • accurate
  • scrupulous
  • cavendo tutus
  • Adv. carefully
  • with care
  • gingerly
  • Phr. quis custodiet istos custodes? [Latin: who will watch the
  • watchers?]
  • "care will kill a cat" [Wither]
  • ni bebas agua que no veas
  • [Sp]
  • "O polished perturbation! Golden care!" [Henry IV]
  • "the incessant
  • care and labor of his mind" [Henry IV]
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