P

Words starting with P

Polished meaning

Adjective: polished Pronunciation: (pó-lisht) Polished meaning: Showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience Synonyms: refined, urbane  (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed …

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Prideful meaning

Adjective: prideful Prideful meaning: Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy Synonyms: disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering, toplofty, orgulous  Joyful and proud especially because of …

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Pirate meaning

Noun: pirate Pronunciation: (pI-rut) Pirate meaning: Someone who uses another person’s words or ideas as if they were his own Synonyms: plagiarist, plagiarizer, plagiariser, literary pirate  Someone who robs at sea or plunders the land …

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Pretence meaning

feigning

Noun: pretence Pronunciation:  (‘pree,ten(t)s or pri’ten(t)s) Pretence meaning: The act of giving a false appearance Synonyms: pretense, pretending, simulation, feigning Pretending with intention to deceive Synonyms: pretense, feigning, dissembling Imaginative intellectual play Synonyms: believe A …

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Pretend meaning

feigning

Verb: pretend Pronunciation:  (pri’tend) Pretend meaning: Make believe with the intent to deceive Synonyms: feign, sham, affect, dissemble Behave unnaturally or affectedly Synonyms: dissemble, act Put forward a claim and assert right or possession of …

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Pretense meaning

feigning

Noun: pretense Pronunciation:  (‘pree,ten(t)s) Pretense meaning: The act of giving a false appearance Synonyms: pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning Pretending with intention to deceive Synonyms: pretence, feigning, dissembling Imaginative intellectual play Synonyms: believe A false or …

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Plod meaning

Verb: plod Pronunciation:(plód) Plod meaning: Walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud Synonyms: slog, footslog, trudge, pad, tramp, tromp Noun: plod Pronunciation:(plód) Plod meaning: The act of walking with a slow heavy …

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Pinnacle meaning

pinnacle. pinnacle meaning.

Noun: pinnacle Pronunciation: (pi-nu-kul) Pinnacle meaning: (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development A lofty peak Verb: pinnacle …

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Parsimonious meaning

tightwad meaning

Adjective: parsimonious Pronunciation: (paa(r)-su’mow-nee-us) Parsimonious meaning: Excessively unwilling to spend money. Exhibited or marked by parsimony. Synonyms: miserly, penurious, niggardly, penny-pinching, cheese-paring, close-fisted, ungenerous, tightwad Adverb: parsimoniously Quotations: Henry Ward Beecher – By labor the …

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Penury meaning

destitute meaning

Noun: penury Pronunciation: (pen-yu-ree) Penury meaning: A state of extreme poverty or destitution. Synonyms: destitution, indigence, need, pauperism, parsimonious, impoverishment Derived forms: penuries Quotations: William Shakespeare – The weariest and most loathed worldly life, that age, …

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