Adjectives Starting with L
Labent (a.) Slipping; sliding; gliding.
Labial (a.) Of or pertaining to the lips or labia; as, labial veins.
Labial (a.) Furnished with lips; as, a labial organ pipe.
Labial (a.) Articulated, as a consonant, mainly by the lips, as b, p, m, w.
Labial (a.) Modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, as / (f/d), / (/ld), etc., and as eu and u in French, and o, u in German.
Labial (a.) Of or pertaining to the labium; as, the labial palpi of insects. See Labium.
Labiate (a.) Having the limb of a tubular corolla or calyx divided into two unequal parts, one projecting over the other like the lips of a mouth, as in the snapdragon, sage, and catnip.
Labiate (a.) Belonging to a natural order of plants (Labiatae), of which the mint, sage, and catnip are examples. They are mostly aromatic herbs.
Labiated (a.) Same as Labiate, a. (a).
Labiatifloral (a.) Alt. of Labiatifloral
Labiatifloral (a.) Having labiate flowers, as the snapdragon.
Labile (a.) Liable to slip, err, fall, or apostatize.
Labiodental (a.) Formed or pronounced by the cooperation of the lips and teeth, as f and v.
Labionasal (a.) Formed by the lips and the nose.
Labiose (a.) Having the appearance of being labiate; -- said of certain polypetalous corollas.
Labored (a.) Bearing marks of labor and effort; elaborately wrought; not easy or natural; as, labored poetry; a labored style.
Laboring (a.) That labors; performing labor; esp., performing coarse, heavy work, not requiring skill also, set apart for labor; as, laboring days.
Laboring (a.) Suffering pain or grief.
Laborious (a.) Requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome.
Laborious (a.) Devoted to labor; diligent; industrious; as, a laborious mechanic.
Laborless (a.) Not involving labor; not laborious; easy.
Laborous (a.) Laborious.
Labor-saving (a.) Saving labor; adapted to supersede or diminish the labor of men; as, labor-saving machinery.
Laborsome (a.) Made with, or requiring, great labor, pains, or diligence.
Laborsome (a.) Likely or inc
Labroid (a.) Like the genus Labrus; belonging to the family Labridae, an extensive family of marine fishes, often brilliantly colored, which are very abundant in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The tautog and cunner are American examples.
Labrose (a.) Having thick lips.
Laburnic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the laburnum.
Labyrinthal (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a labyrinth; intricate; labyrinthian.
Labyrinthian (a.) Intricately winding; like a labyrinth; perplexed; labyrinthal.
Labyrinthibranch (a.) Of or pertaining to the Labyrinthici.
Labyrinthic (a.) Alt. of Labyrinthical
Labyrinthical (a.) Like or pertaining to a labyrinth.
Labyrinthiform (a.) Having the form of a labyrinth; intricate.
Labyrinthine (a.) Pertaining to, or like, a labyrinth; labyrinthal.
Labyrinthodont (a.) Of or pertaining to the Labyrinthodonta.
Laccic (a.) Pertaining to lac, or produced from it; as, laccic acid.
Laced (a.) Fastened with a lace or laces; decorated with narrow strips or braid. See Lace, v. t.
Lacedaemonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Lacedaemon or Sparta, the chief city of Laconia in the Peloponnesus.
Lacerable (a.) That can be lacerated or torn.
Lacerative (a.) Lacerating, or having the power to lacerate; as, lacerative humors.
Lacertian (a.) Like a lizard; of or pertaining to the Lacertilia.
Lacertiloid (a.) Like or belonging to the Lacertilia.
Lacertine (a.) Lacertian.
Lace-winged (a.) Having thin, transparent, reticulated wings; as, the lace-winged flies.
Lachrymable (a.) Lamentable.
Lachrymal (a.) Of or pertaining to tears; as, lachrymal effusions.
Lachrymal (a.) Pertaining to, or secreting, tears; as, the lachrymal gland.
Lachrymal (a.) Pertaining to the lachrymal organs; as, lachrymal bone; lachrymal duct.
Lachrymary (a.) Containing, or intended to contain, tears; lachrymal.
Lachrymiform (a.) Having the form of a tear; tear-shaped.
Lachrymose (a.) Generating or shedding tears; given to shedding tears; suffused with tears; tearful.
Laciniate (a.) Alt. of Laciniated
Laciniated (a.) Fringed; having a fringed border.
Laciniated (a.) Cut into deep, narrow, irregular lobes; slashed.
Laciniolate (a.) Consisting of, or abounding in, very minute laciniae.
Lackadaisical (a.) Affectedly pensive; languidly sentimental.
Lackadaisy (a.) Lackadaisical.
Lacklustre (a.) Wanting luster or brightness.
Laconian (a.) Of or pertaining to Laconia, a division of ancient Greece; Spartan.
Laconic (a.) Alt. of Laconical
Laconical (a.) Expressing much in few words, after the manner of the Laconians or Spartans; brief and pithy; brusque; epigrammatic. In this sense laconic is the usual form.
Laconical (a.) Laconian; characteristic of, or like, the Spartans; hence, stern or severe; cruel; unflinching.
Laconical (a.) See Laconic, a.
Lacrimoso (a.) Plaintive; -- a term applied to a mournful or pathetic movement or style.
Lactamic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an amido acid related to lactic acid, and called also amido-propionic acid.
Lactant (a.) Suckling; giving suck.
Lactary (a.) Milky; full of white juice like milk.
Lacteal (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, milk; milky; as, the lacteal fluid.
Lacteal (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, chyle; as, the lacteal vessels.
Lactean (a.) Milky; consisting of, or resembling, milk.
Lactean (a.) Lacteal; conveying chyle.
Lacteous (a.) Milky; resembling milk.
Lacteous (a.) Lacteal; conveying chyle; as, lacteous vessels.
Lactescent (a.) Having a milky look; becoming milky.
Lactescent (a.) Producing milk or a milklike juice or fluid, as the milkweed. See Latex.
Lactic (a.) Of or pertaining to milk; procured from sour milk or whey; as, lactic acid; lactic fermentation, etc.
Lactiferous (a.) Bearing or containing milk or a milky fluid; as, the lactiferous vessels, cells, or tissue of various vascular plants.
Lactific (a.) Alt. of Lactifical
Lactifical (a.) Producing or yielding milk.
Lactonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, lactone.
Lactonic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained by the oxidation of milk sugar (lactose).
Lactory (a.) Lactiferous.
Lactucic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the juice of the Lactuca virosa; -- said of certain acids.
Lacturamic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic amido acid, which is regarded as a derivative of lactic acid and urea.
Lacunal (a.) Alt. of Lacunar
Lacunar (a.) Pertaining to, or having, lacunae; as, a lacunar circulation.
Lacunose (a.) Alt. of Lacunous
Lacunous (a.) Furrowed or pitted; having shallow cavities or lacunae; as, a lacunose leaf.
Lacustral (a.) Alt. of Lacustrine
Lacustrine (a.) Found in, or pertaining to, lakes or ponds, or growing in them; as, lacustrine flowers.
Ladied (a.) Ladylike; not rough; gentle.
Lady (a.) Belonging or becoming to a lady; ladylike.
Ladylike (a.) Like a lady in appearance or manners; well-bred.
Ladylike (a.) Becoming or suitable to a lady; as, ladylike manners.
Ladylike (a.) Delicate; tender; feeble; effeminate.
Laemodipodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Laemodipoda.
Laevigate (a.) Having a smooth surface, as if polished.
Laevorotatory (a.) Same as Levorotatory. Cf. Dextrorotatory.
Lag (a.) Coming tardily after or behind; slow; tardy.
Lag (a.) Last; long-delayed; -- obsolete, except in the phrase lag end.
Lag (a.) Last made; hence, made of refuse; inferior.
Lagenian (a.) Like, or pertaining to, Lagena, a genus of Foraminifera having a straight, chambered shell.
Lageniform (a.) Shaped like a bottle or flask; flag-shaped.
Laggard (a.) Slow; sluggish; backward.
Lagopous (a.) Having a dense covering of long hair, like the foot of a hare.
Laic (a.) Alt. of Laical
Laical (a.) Of or pertaining to a layman or the laity.
Laidly (a.) Ugly; loathsome.
Laity (a.) The people, as distinguished from the clergy; the body of the people not in orders.
Laity (a.) The state of a layman.
Laity (a.) Those who are not of a certain profession, as law or medicine, in distinction from those belonging to it.
Laky (a.) Pertaining to a lake.
Laky (a.) Transparent; -- said of blood rendered transparent by the action of some solvent agent on the red blood corpuscles.
Lamaic (a.) Of or pertaining to Lamaism.
Lamaistic (a.) Of or pertaining to Lamaism.
Lamarckian (a.) Pertaining to, or involved in, the doctrines of Lamarckianism.
Lambative (a.) Taken by licking with the tongue.
Lambdoid (a.) Shaped like the Greek letter lambda (/); as, the lambdoid suture between the occipital and parietal bones of the skull.
Lambdoidal (a.) Same as Lambdoid.
Lambent (a.) Playing on the surface; touching lightly; gliding over.
Lambent (a.) Twinkling or gleaming; fickering.
Lamblike (a.) Like a lamb; gentle; meek; inoffensive.
Lamdoidal (a.) Lambdoid.
Lamellar (a.) Flat and thin; lamelliform; composed of lamellae.
Lamellary (a.) Of or pertaining to lamella or to lamellae; lamellar.
Lamellate (a.) Alt. of Lamellated
Lamellated (a.) Composed of, or furnished with, thin plates or scales. See Illust. of Antennae.
Lamellibranchiate (a.) Having lamellar gills; belonging to the Lamellibranchia.
Lamellicorn (a.) Having antennae terminating in a group of flat lamellae; -- said of certain coleopterous insects.
Lamellicorn (a.) Terminating in a group of flat lamellae; -- said of antennae.
Lamelliferous (a.) Bearing, or composed of, lamellae, or thin layers, plates, or scales; foliated.
Lamelliform (a.) Thin and flat; scalelike; lamellar.
Lamellirostral (a.) Having a lamellate bill, as ducks and geese.
Lamellose (a.) Composed of, or having, lamellae; lamelliform.
Lamentable (a.) Mourning; sorrowful; expressing grief; as, a lamentable countenance.
Lamentable (a.) Fitted to awaken lament; to be lamented; sorrowful; pitiable; as, a lamentable misfortune, or error.
Lamentable (a.) Miserable; pitiful; paltry; -- in a contemptuous or ridiculous sense.
Lamented (a.) Mourned for; bewailed.
Laminable (a.) Capable of being split into laminae or thin plates, as mica; capable of being extended under pressure into a thin plate or strip.
Laminar (a.) Alt. of Laminal
Laminal (a.) In, or consisting of, thin plates or layers; having the form of a thin plate or lamina.
Laminarian (a.) Pertaining to seaweeds of the genus Laminaria, or to that zone of the sea (from two to ten fathoms in depth) where the seaweeds of this genus grow.
Laminary (a.) Laminar.
Laminate (a.) Consisting of, or covered with, laminae, or thin plates, scales, or layers, one over another; laminated.
Laminated (a.) Laminate.
Laminating (a.) Forming, or separating into, scales or thin layers.
Laminiferous (a.) Having a structure consisting of laminae, or thin layers.
Laminiplantar (a.) Having the tarsus covered behind with a horny sheath continuous on both sides, as in most singing birds, except the larks.
Lamish (a.) Somewhat lame.
Lampic (a.) Pertaining to, or produced by, a lamp; -- formerly said of a supposed acid.
Lamping (a.) Shining; brilliant.
Lampless (a.) Being without a lamp, or without light; hence, being without appreciation; dull.
Lacasterian (a.) Of or pertaining to the monitorial system of instruction followed by Joseph Lancaster, of England, in which advanced pupils in a school teach pupils below them.
Lancely (a.) Like a lance.
Lanceolar (a.) Lanceolate.
Lanceolate (a.) Alt. of Lanceolated
Lanceolated (a.) Rather narrow, tapering to a point at the apex, and sometimes at the base also; as, a lanceolate leaf.
Lanciferous (a.) Bearing a lance.
Lanciform (a.) Having the form of a lance.
Lancinating (a.) Piercing; seeming to pierce or stab; as, lancinating pains (i.e., severe, darting pains).
Landed (a.) Having an estate in land.
Landed (a.) Consisting in real estate or land; as, landed property; landed security.
Landing (a.) Of, pertaining to or used for, setting, bringing, or going, on shore.
Landless (a.) Having no property in land.
Landlocked (a.) Inclosed, or nearly inclosed, by land.
Landlocked (a.) Confined to a fresh-water lake by reason of waterfalls or dams; -- said of fishes that would naturally seek the sea, after spawning; as, the landlocked salmon.
Landlouping (a.) Vagrant; wandering about.
Landowning (a.) Having property in land; of or pertaining to landowners.
Land-poor (a.) Pecuniarily embarrassed through owning much unprofitable land.
Lane (a.) Alone.
Languaged (a.) Having a language; skilled in language; -- chiefly used in composition.
Languageless (a.) Lacking or wanting language; speechless; silent.
Langued (a.) Tongued; having the tongue visible.
Languid (a.) Drooping or flagging from exhaustion; indisposed to exertion; without animation; weak; weary; heavy; dull.
Languid (a.) Slow in progress; tardy.
Languid (a.) Promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness; as, a languid day.
Languishing (a.) Becoming languid and weak; pining; losing health and strength.
Languishing (a.) Amorously pensive; as, languishing eyes, or look.
Languorous (a.) Producing, or tending to produce, languor; characterized by languor.
Laniariform (a.) Shaped like a laniary, or canine, tooth.
Laniary (a.) Lacerating or tearing; as, the laniary canine teeth.
Laniary (a.) The shambles; a place of slaughter.
Laniary (a.) A laniary, or canine, tooth.
Lanifical (a.) Working in wool.
Lanigerous (a.) Bearing or producing wool.
Lanioid (a.) Of or pertaining to the shrikes (family Laniidae).
Lanky (a.) Somewhat lank.
Lantanuric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a nitrogenous organic acid of the uric acid group, obtained by the decomposition of allantoin, and usually called allanturic acid.
Lantern-jawed (a.) Having lantern jaws or long, thin jaws; as, a lantern-jawed person.
Lanuginose (a.) Alt. of Lanuginous
Lanuginous (a.) Covered with down, or fine soft hair; downy.
Laodicean (a.) Of or pertaining to Laodicea, a city in Phrygia Major; like the Christians of Laodicea; lukewarm in religion.
Lapelled (a.) Furnished with lapels.
Lapidarian (a.) Of or pertaining to stone; inscribed on stone; as, a lapidarian record.
Lapidarious (a.) Consisting of stones.
Lapidary (a.) Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones, or engraving on stones, either gems or monuments; as, lapidary ornamentation.
Lapidary (a.) Of or pertaining to monumental inscriptions; as, lapidary adulation.
Lapideous (a.) Of the nature of stone.
Lapidescent (a.) Undergoing the process of becoming stone; having the capacity of being converted into stone; having the quality of petrifying bodies.
Lapidific (a.) Alt. of Lapidifical
Lapidifical (a.) Forming or converting into stone.
Lap-jointed (a.) Having a lap joint, or lap joints, as many kinds of woodwork and metal work.
Laplandish (a.) Of or pertaining to Lapland.
Lappaceous (a.) Resembling the capitulum of burdock; covered with forked points.
Lappic (a.) Of or pertaining to Lapland, or the Lapps.
Lappish (a.) Of or pertaining to the Lapps; Laplandish.
Lapponian (a.) Alt. of Lapponic
Lapponic (a.) Laplandish; Lappish.
Lapsable (a.) Lapsible.
Lapsed (a.) Having slipped downward, backward, or away; having lost position, privilege, etc., by neglect; -- restricted to figurative uses.
Lapsed (a.) Ineffectual, void, or forfeited; as, a lapsed policy of insurance; a lapsed legacy.
Lapsible (a.) Liable to lapse.
Lapsided (a.) See Lopsided.
Lapstreak (a.) Alt. of Lapstrake
Lapstrake (a.) Made with boards whose edges lap one over another; clinker-built; -- said of boats.
Laputan (a.) Of or pertaining to Laputa, an imaginary flying island described in Gulliver's Travels as the home of chimerical philosophers. Hence, fanciful; preposterous; absurd in science or philosophy.
Lap-welded (a.) Having edges or ends united by a lap weld; as, a lap-welded pipe.
Laqueary (a.) Using a noose, as a gladiator.
Larboard (a.) On or pertaining to the left-hand side of a vessel; port; as, the larboard quarter.
Larcenous (a.) Having the character of larceny; as, a larcenous act; committing larceny.
Larchen (a.) Of or pertaining to the larch.
Lardaceous (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, lard.
Lardy (a.) Containing, or resembling, lard; of the character or consistency of lard.
Large-acred (a.) Possessing much land.
Large-handed (a.) Having large hands, Fig.: Taking, or giving, in large quantities; rapacious or bountiful.
Large-hearted (a.) Having a large or generous heart or disposition; noble; liberal.
Largess (a.) Alt. of Largesse
Largesse (a.) Liberality; generosity; bounty.
Largesse (a.) A present; a gift; a bounty bestowed.
Largifical (a.) Generous; ample; liberal.
Largifluous (a.) Flowing copiously.
Largiloquent (a.) Grandiloquent.
Largish (a.) Somewhat large.
Larine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Gull family (Laridae).
Larixinic (a.) Of, or derived from, the larch (Larix); as, larixinic acid.
Lark-colored (a.) Having the sandy brown color of the European larks.
Laroid (a.) Like or belonging to the Gull family (Laridae).
Larval (a.) Of or pertaining to a larva.
Larvated (a.) Masked; clothed as with a mask.
Larviform (a.) Having the form or structure of a larva.
Larviparous (a.) Depositing living larvae, instead of eggs; -- said of certain insects.
Laryngeal (a.) Of or pertaining to the larynx; adapted to operations on the larynx; as, laryngeal forceps.
Laryngean (a.) See Laryngeal.
Laryngological (a.) Of or pertaining to laryngology.
Laryngoscopic (a.) Of or pertaining to the inspection of the larynx.
Laryngotracheal (a.) Pertaining to both larynx and trachea; as, the laryngotracheal cartilage in the frog.
Lascious (a.) Loose; lascivious.
Lascivient (a.) Lascivious.
Lascivious (a.) Wanton; lewd; lustful; as, lascivious men; lascivious desires.
Lascivious (a.) Tending to produce voluptuous or lewd emotions.
Last (a.) Being after all the others, similarly classed or considered, in time, place, or order of succession; following all the rest; final; hindmost; farthest; as, the last year of a century; the last man in a
Last (a.) Next before the present; as, I saw him last week.
Last (a.) Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.
Last (a.) Lowest in rank or degree; as, the last prize.
Last (a.) Farthest of all from a given quality, character, or condition; most unlikely; having least fitness; as, he is the last person to be accused of theft.
Last (a.) At a time or on an occasion which is the latest of all those spoken of or which have occurred; the last time; as, I saw him last in New York.
Last (a.) In conclusion; finally.
Last (a.) At a time next preceding the present time.
Lasting (a.) Existing or continuing a long while; enduring; as, a lasting good or evil; a lasting color.
Late (a.) After the usual or proper time, or the time appointed; after delay; as, he arrived late; -- opposed to early.
Late (a.) Not long ago; lately.
Late (a.) Far in the night, day, week, or other particular period; as, to lie abed late; to sit up late at night.
Lated (a.) Belated; too late.
Lateen (a.) Of or pertaining to a peculiar rig used in the Mediterranean and adjacent waters, esp. on the northern coast of Africa. See below.
Latent (a.) Not visible or apparent; hidden; springs of action.
Later (a.) Compar. of Late, a. & adv.
Lateral (a.) Of or pertaining to the sides; as, the lateral walls of a house; the lateral branches of a tree.
Lateral (a.) Lying at, or extending toward, the side; away from the mesial plane; external; -- opposed to mesial.
Lateral (a.) Directed to the side; as, a lateral view of a thing.
Latered (a.) Inc
Laterifolious (a.) Growing from the stem by the side of a leaf; as, a laterifolious flower.
Lateritic (a.) Consisting of, containing, or characterized by, laterite; as, lateritic formations.
Lateritious (a.) Like bricks; of the color of red bricks.
Latescent (a.) Slightly withdrawn from view or knowledge; as, a latescent meaning.
Lath-shaped (a.) Having a slender elongated form, like a lath; -- said of the feldspar of certain igneous rocks, as diabase, as seen in microscopic sections.
Lathy (a.) Like a lath; long and slender.
Latian (a.) Belonging, or relating, to Latium, a country of ancient Italy. See Latin.
Laticiferous (a.) Containing the latex; -- applied to the tissue or tubular vessels in which the latex of the plant is found.
Laticostate (a.) Broad-ribbed.
Latidentate (a.) Broad-toothed.
Latifoliate (a.) Alt. of Latifolious
Latifolious (a.) Having broad leaves.
Latin (a.) Of or pertaining to Latium, or to the Latins, a people of Latium; Roman; as, the Latin language.
Latin (a.) Of, pertaining to, or composed in, the language used by the Romans or Latins; as, a Latin grammar; a Latin composition or idiom.
Latinistic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, Latin; in the Latin style or idiom.
Latirostral (a.) Alt. of Latirostrous
Latirostrous (a.) Having a broad beak.
Latish (a.) Somewhat late.
Latisternal (a.) Having a broad breastbone, or sternum; -- said of anthropoid apes.
Latitant (a.) Lying hid; concealed; latent.
Latitudinal (a.) Of or pertaining to latitude; in the direction of latitude.
Latitudinarian (a.) Not restrained; not confined by precise limits.
Latitudinarian (a.) Indifferent to a strict application of any standard of belief or opinion; hence, deviating more or less widely from such standard; lax in doctrine; as, latitudinarian divines; latitudinarian theology.
Latitudinarian (a.) Lax in moral or religious principles.
Latitudinous (a.) Having latitude, or wide extent.
Latrant (a.) Barking.
Latreutical (a.) Acting as a hired servant; serving; ministering; assisting.
Latreutical (a.) Of or pertaining to latria.
Latter (a.) Later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; -- opposed to former; as, the former and latter rain.
Latter (a.) Of two things, the one mentioned second.
Latter (a.) Recent; modern.
Latter (a.) Last; latest; final.
Laudative (a.) Laudatory.
Laudatory (a.) Of or pertaining praise, or to the expression of praise; as, laudatory verses; the laudatory powers of Dryden.
Laughable (a.) Fitted to excite laughter; as, a laughable story; a laughable scene.
Laughsome (a.) Exciting laughter; also, addicted to laughter; merry.
Laughterless (a.) Not laughing; without laughter.
Laughworthy (a.) Deserving to be laughed at.
Lauraceous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a natural order (Lauraceae) of trees and shrubs having aromatic bark and foliage, and including the laurel, sassafras, cinnamon tree, true camphor tree, etc.
Laureate (a.) Crowned, or decked, with laurel.
Laureled (a.) Crowned with laurel, or with a laurel wreath; laureate.
Laurentian (a.) Pertaining to, or near, the St. Lawrence River; as, the Laurentian hills.
Lauric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the European bay or laurel (Laurus nobilis).
Lauriferous (a.) Producing, or bringing, laurel.
Laus (a.) Loose.
Lavatic (a.) Like lava, or composed of lava; lavic.
Lavatory (a.) Washing, or cleansing by washing.
Lave-eared (a.) Having large, pendent ears.
Lavic (a.) See Lavatic.
Lavish (a.) Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise.
Lavish (a.) Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.
Law-abiding (a.) Abiding the law; waiting for the operation of law for the enforcement of rights; also, abiding by the law; obedient to the law; as, law-abiding people.
Lawful (a.) Conformable to law; allowed by law; legitimate; competent.
Lawful (a.) Constituted or authorized by law; rightful; as, the lawful owner of lands.
Lawgiving (a.) Enacting laws; legislative.
Lawless (a.) Contrary to, or unauthorized by, law; illegal; as, a lawless claim.
Lawless (a.) Not subject to, or restrained by, the law of morality or of society; as, lawless men or behavior.
Lawless (a.) Not subject to the laws of nature; uncontrolled.
Lammaking (a.) Enacting laws; legislative.
Lawny (a.) Having a lawn; characterized by a lawn or by lawns; like a lawn.
Lawny (a.) Made of lawn or fine
Lawyerlike (a.) Alt. of Lawyerly
Lawyerly (a.) Like, or becoming, a lawyer; as, lawyerlike sagacity.
Laxative (a.) Having a tendency to loosen or relax.
Laxative (a.) Having the effect of loosening or opening the intestines, and relieving from constipation; -- opposed to astringent.
Laxity (a.) The state or quality of being lax; want of tenseness, strictness, or exactness.
Lay (a.) Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother.
Lay (a.) Not educated or cultivated; ignorant.
Lay (a.) Not belonging to, or emanating from, a particular profession; unprofessional; as, a lay opinion regarding the nature of a disease.
Lay (a.) A song; a simple lyrical poem; a ballad.
Lay (a.) A melody; any musical utterance.
Lazarlike (a.) Alt. of Lazarly
Lazarly (a.) Full of sores; leprous.
Leachy (a.) Permitting liquids to pass by percolation; not capable of retaining water; porous; pervious; -- said of gravelly or sandy soils, and the like.
Leaded (a.) Fitted with lead; set in lead; as, leaded windows.
Leaded (a.) Separated by leads, as the
Leaden (a.) Made of lead; of the nature of lead; as, a leaden ball.
Leaden (a.) Like lead in color, etc. ; as, a leaden sky.
Leaden (a.) Heavy; dull; sluggish.
Leading (a.) Guiding; directing; controlling; foremost; as, a leading motive; a leading man; a leading example.
Leady (a.) Resembling lead.
Leafed (a.) Having (such) a leaf or (so many) leaves; -- used in composition; as, broad-leafed; four-leafed.
Leaf-footed (a.) Having leaflike expansions on the legs; -- said of certain insects; as, the leaf-footed bug (Leptoglossus phyllopus).
Leafless (a.) Having no leaves or foliage; bearing no foliage.
Leak (a.) Leaky.
Leal (a.) Faithful; loyal; true.
Lean-faced (a.) Having a thin face.
Lean-faced (a.) slender or narrow; -- said of type the letters of which have thin
Lean-to (a.) Having only one slope or pitch; -- said of a roof.
Lean-witted (a.) Having but little sense or shrewdness.
Leany (a.) Lean.
Lear (a.) See Leer, a.
Learnable (a.) Such as can be learned.
Learned (a.) Of or pertaining to learning; possessing, or characterized by, learning, esp. scholastic learning; erudite; well-informed; as, a learned scholar, writer, or lawyer; a learned book; a learned theory.
Leasable (a.) Such as can be leased.
Leasehold (a.) Held by lease.
Leasing (a.) The act of lying; falsehood; a lie or lies.
Least (a.) Smallest, either in size or degree; shortest; lowest; most unimportant; as, the least insect; the least mercy; the least space.
Leasy (a.) Flimsy; vague; deceptive.
Leathern (a.) Made of leather; consisting of. leather; as, a leathern purse.
Leathery (a.) Resembling leather in appearance or consistence; tough.
Leaved (a.) Bearing, or having, a leaf or leaves; having folds; -- used in combination; as, a four-leaved clover; a two-leaved gate; long-leaved.
Leaveless (a.) Leafless.
Leavenous (a.) Containing leaven.
Leavy (a.) Leafy.
Lecanoric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid which is obtained from several varieties of lichen (Lecanora, Roccella, etc.), as a white, crystal
Lecherous (a.) Like a lecher; addicted to lewdness; lustful; also, lust-provoking.
Lectual (a.) Confining to the bed; as, a lectual disease.
Ledgy (a.) Abounding in ledges; consisting of a ledge or reef; as, a ledgy island.
Lee (a.) Of or pertaining to the part or side opposite to that against which the wind blows; -- opposed to weather; as, the lee side or lee rail of a vessel.
Leer (a.) Empty; destitute; wanting
Leer (a.) Empty of contents.
Leer (a.) Destitute of a rider; and hence, led, not ridden; as, a leer horse.
Leer (a.) Wanting sense or seriousness; trifling; trivolous; as, leer words.
Leeward (a.) Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the part or side toward which the wind blows; -- opposed to windward; as, a leeward berth; a leeward ship.
Left (a.) Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action of the limbs is usually weaker than on the other side; -- opposed to right, when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the left hand, or arm; the left ear. Also said of the corresponding side of the lower animals.
Left-hand (a.) Situated on the left; nearer the left hand than the right; as, the left-hand side; the left-hand road.
Left-handed (a.) Having the left hand or arm stronger and more dexterous than the right; using the left hand and arm with more dexterity than the right.
Left-handed (a.) Clumsy; awkward; unlucky; insincere; sinister; malicious; as, a left-handed compliment.
Left-handed (a.) Having a direction contrary to that of the hands of a watch when seen in front; -- said of a twist, a rotary motion, etc., looked at from a given direction.
Left-off (a.) Laid aside; cast-off.
Leful (a.) See Leveful.
Legal (a.) Created by, permitted by, in conformity with, or relating to, law; as, a legal obligation; a legal standard or test; a legal procedure; a legal claim; a legal trade; anything is legal which the laws do not forbid.
Legal (a.) According to the law of works, as distinguished from free grace; or resting on works for salvation.
Legal (a.) According to the old or Mosaic dispensation; in accordance with the law of Moses.
Legal (a.) Governed by the rules of law as distinguished from the rules of equity; as, legal estate; legal assets.
Legantine (a.) See Legatine.
Legatine (a.) Of or pertaining to a legate; as, legatine power.
Legatine (a.) Made by, proceeding from, or under the sanction of, a legate; as, a legatine constitution.
Legato (a.) Connected; tied; -- a term used when successive tones are to be produced in a closely connected, smoothly gliding manner. It is often indicated by a tie, thus /, /, or /, /, written over or under the notes to be so performed; -- opposed to staccato.
Legendary (a.) Of or pertaining to a legend or to legends; consisting of legends; like a legend; fabulous.
Leger (a.) Lying or remaining in a place; hence, resident; as, leger ambassador.
Leger (a.) Light; slender; slim; trivial.
Legged (a.) Having (such or so many) legs; -- used in composition; as, a long-legged man; a two-legged animal.
Leggy (a.) Having long legs.
Legible (a.) Capable of being read or deciphered; distinct to the eye; plain; -- used of writing or printing; as, a fair, legible manuscript.
Legible (a.) Capable of being discovered or understood by apparent marks or indications; as, the thoughts of men are often legible in their countenances.
Legific (a.) Of or pertaining to making laws.
Legionary (a.) Belonging to a legion; consisting of a legion or legions, or of an indefinitely great number; as, legionary soldiers; a legionary force.
Legioned (a.) Formed into a legion or legions; legionary.
Legislative (a.) Making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking; -- distinguished from executive; as, a legislative act; a legislative body.
Legislative (a.) Of or pertaining to the making of laws; suitable to legislation; as, the transaction of legislative business; the legislative style.
Legislatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a legislator or legislature.
Legitim (a.) The portion of movable estate to which the children are entitled upon the death of the father.
Legitimacy (a.) The state, or quality, of being legitimate, or in conformity with law; hence, the condition of having been lawfully begotten, or born in wedlock.
Legitimate (a.) Accordant with law or with established legal forms and requirements; lawful; as, legitimate government; legitimate rights; the legitimate succession to the throne; a legitimate proceeding of an officer; a legitimate heir.
Legitimate (a.) Lawfully begotten; born in wedlock.
Legitimate (a.) Authorized; real; genuine; not false, counterfeit, or spurious; as, legitimate poems of Chaucer; legitimate inscriptions.
Legitimate (a.) Conforming to known principles, or accepted rules; as, legitimate reasoning; a legitimate standard, or method; a legitimate combination of colors.
Legitimate (a.) Following by logical sequence; reasonable; as, a legitimate result; a legitimate inference.
Legless (a.) Not having a leg.
Lego-literary (a.) Pertaining to the literature of law.
Leguleian (a.) Lawyerlike; legal.
Leguminous (a.) Pertaining to pulse; consisting of pulse.
Leguminous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a very large natural order of plants (Leguminosae), which bear legumes, including peas, beans, clover, locust trees, acacias, and mimosas.
Leiotrichan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Leiotrichi.
Leiotrichous (a.) Having smooth, or nearly smooth, hair.
Leipothymic (a.) See Lipothymic.
Leisurable (a.) Leisurely.
Leisurable (a.) Vacant of employment; not occupied; idle; leisure; as leisurable hours.
Leisure (a.) Unemployed; as, leisure hours.
Leisured (a.) Having leisure.
Leisurely (a.) Characterized by leisure; taking abundant time; not hurried; as, a leisurely manner; a leisurely walk.
Lemnian (a.) Of or pertaining to the isle of Lemnos.
Lemuridous (a.) Alt. of Lemurine
Lemurine (a.) Lemuroid.
Lemuroid (a.) Like or pertaining to the lemurs or the Lemuroidea.
Lendable (a.) Such as can be lent.
Lene (a.) Smooth; as, the lene breathing.
Lene (a.) Applied to certain mute consonants, as p, k, and t (or Gr. /, /, /).
Lenger (a.) Alt. of Lengest
Lengest (a.) Longer; longest; -- obsolete compar. and superl. of long.
Length (a.) The longest, or longer, dimension of any object, in distinction from breadth or width; extent of anything from end to end; the longest
Length (a.) A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; -- often in the plural.
Length (a.) The quality or state of being long, in space or time; extent; duration; as, some sea birds are remarkable for the length of their wings; he was tired by the length of the sermon, and the length of his walk.
Length (a.) A single piece or subdivision of a series, or of a number of long pieces which may be connected together; as, a length of pipe; a length of fence.
Length (a.) Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length.
Length (a.) Distance.
Lengthful (a.) Long.
Lenient (a.) Relaxing; emollient; softening; assuasive; -- sometimes followed by of.
Lenient (a.) Mild; clement; merciful; not rigorous or severe; as, a lenient disposition; a lenient judge or sentence.
Lenitive (a.) Having the quality of softening or mitigating, as pain or acrimony; assuasive; emollient.
Lenocinant (a.) Given to lewdness.
Lent (a.) Slow; mild; gentle; as, lenter heats.
Lent (a.) See Lento.
Lentando (a.) Slackening; retarding. Same as Rallentando.
Lenticellate (a.) Producing lenticels; dotted with lenticels.
Lenticular (a.) Resembling a lentil in size or form; having the form of a double-convex lens.
Lentiform (a.) Lenticular.
Lentiginose (a.) Bearing numerous dots resembling freckles.
Lentiginous (a.) Of or pertaining to lentigo; freckly; scurfy; furfuraceous.
Lentitude (a.) Slowness; sluggishness.
Lentoid (a.) Having the form of a lens; lens-shaped.
Lentor (a.) Tenacity; viscidity, as of fluids.
Lentor (a.) Slowness; delay; sluggishness.
Lentous (a.) Viscid; viscous; tenacious.
Leonced (a.) See Lionced.
Leonese (a.) Of or pertaining to Leon, in Spain.
Leonine (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the lion; as, a leonine look; leonine rapacity.
Lepered (a.) Affected or tainted with leprosy.
Leperous (a.) Leprous; infectious; corrupting; poisonous.
Lepid (a.) Pleasant; jocose.
Lepidodendroid (a.) Allied to, or resembling, Lepidodendron.
Lepidopteral (a.) Alt. of Lepidopterous
Lepidopterous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Lepidoptera.
Lepidote (a.) Alt. of Lepidoted
Lepidoted (a.) Having a coat of scurfy scales, as the leaves of the oleaster.
Lepismoid (a.) Like or pertaining to the Lepisma.
Leporine (a.) Of or pertaining to a hare; like or characteristic of, a hare.
Leprose (a.) Covered with thin, scurfy scales.
Leprous (a.) Infected with leprosy; pertaining to or resembling leprosy.
Leprous (a.) Leprose.
Leptiform (a.) Having a form somewhat like leptus; -- said of active insect larvae having three pairs of legs. See Larva.
Leptocardian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Leptocardia.
Leptodactylous (a.) Having slender toes.
Leptorhine (a.) Having the nose narrow; -- said esp. of the skull. Opposed to platyrhine.
Lere (a.) Empty.
Lesbian (a.) Of or pertaining to the island anciently called Lesbos, now Mitylene, in the Grecian Archipelago.
Less (a.) Smaller; not so large or great; not so much; shorter; inferior; as, a less quantity or number; a horse of less size or value; in less time than before.
Lessen (a.) To make less; to reduce; to make smaller, or fewer; to diminish; to lower; to degrade; as, to lessen a kingdom, or a population; to lessen speed, rank, fortune.
Lesser (a.) Less; smaller; inferior.
Lest (a.) Last; least.
Lest (a.) For fear that; that . . . not; in order that . . . not.
Lest (a.) That (without the negative particle); -- after certain expressions denoting fear or apprehension.
Let-alone (a.) Letting alone.
Letchy (a.) See Leachy.
Lethal (a.) Deadly; mortal; fatal.
Lethargic (a.) Alt. of Lethargical
Lethargical (a.) Pertaining to, affected with, or resembling, lethargy; morbidly drowsy; dull; heavy.
Lethean (a.) Of or pertaining to Lethe; resembling in effect the water of Lethe.
Letheed (a.) Caused by Lethe.
Lethiferous (a.) Deadly; bringing death or destruction.
Lethy (a.) Lethean.
Lettered (a.) Literate; educated; versed in literature.
Lettered (a.) Of or pertaining to learning or literature; learned.
Lettered (a.) Inscribed or stamped with letters.
Letterless (a.) Not having a letter.
Letterless (a.) Illiterate.
Lettic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Letts; Lettish.
Lettic (a.) Of or pertaining to a branch of the Slavic family, subdivided into Lettish, Lithuanian, and Old Prussian.
Lettish (a.) Of or pertaining to the Letts.
Leucic (a.) Alt. of Leucinic
Leucinic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from leucin, and called also oxycaproic acid.
Leucitic (a.) Containing leucite; as, leucitic rocks.
Leucoethiopic (a.) White and black; -- said of a white animal of a black species, or the albino of the negro race.
Leuconic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a complex organic acid, obtained as a yellowish white gum by the oxidation of croconic acid.
Leucophlegmatic (a.) Having a dropsical habit of body, with a white bloated skin.
Leucophyllous (a.) Having white or silvery foliage.
Leucosoid (a.) Like or pertaining to the Leucosoidea, a tribe of marine crabs including the box crab or Calappa.
Leucoturic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a nitrogenous organic substance of the uric acid group, called leucoturic acid or oxalantin. See Oxalantin.
Leucous (a.) White; -- applied to albinos, from the whiteness of their skin and hair.
Levant (a.) Rising or having risen from rest; -- said of cattle. See Couchant and levant, under Couchant.
Levant (a.) Eastern.
Leve (a.) Dear. See Lief.
Level (a.) Even; flat; having no part higher than another; having, or conforming to, the curvature which belongs to the undisturbed liquid parts of the earth's surface; as, a level field; level ground; the level surface of a pond or lake.
Level (a.) Coinciding or parallel with the plane of the horizon; horizontal; as, the telescope is now level.
Level (a.) Even with anything else; of the same height; on the same
Level (a.) Straightforward; direct; clear; open.
Level (a.) Well balanced; even; just; steady; impartial; as, a level head; a level understanding. [Colloq.]
Level (a.) Of even tone; without rising or falling inflection.
Lever (a.) More agreeable; more pleasing.
Leviable (a.) Fit to be levied; capable of being assessed and collected; as, sums leviable by course of law.
Levigate (a.) Made less harsh or burdensome; alleviated.
Levigate (a.) Made smooth, as if polished.
Levirate (a.) Alt. of Leviratical
Leviratical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with, a law of the ancient Israelites and other tribes and races, according to which a woman, whose husband died without issue, was married to the husband's brother.
Levitical (a.) Of or pertaining to a Levite or the Levites.
Levitical (a.) Priestly.
Levitical (a.) Of or pertaining to, or designating, the law contained in the book of Leviticus.
Levogyrate (a.) Turning or twisting the plane of polarization towards the left, as levulose, levotartaric acid, etc.
Levorotatory (a.) Turning or rotating the plane of polarization towards the left; levogyrate, as levulose, left-handed quartz crystals, etc.
Levulinic (a.) Pertaining to, or denoting, an acid (called also acetyl-propionic acid), C5H8O3, obtained by the action of dilute acids on various sugars (as levulose).
Lew (a.) Lukewarm; tepid.
Lexical (a.) Of or pertaining to a lexicon, to lexicography, or words; according or conforming to a lexicon.
Lexicographic (a.) Alt. of Lexicographical
Lexicographical (a.) Of or pertaining to, or according to, lexicography.
Lexigraphic (a.) Of or pertaining to lexigraphy.
Lexiphanic (a.) Using, or interlarded with, pretentious words; bombastic; as, a lexiphanic writer or speaker; lexiphanic writing.
Lexipharmic (a.) See Alexipharmic.
Ley (a.) Fallow; unseeded.
Liard (a.) Gray.
Liassic (a.) Of the age of the Lias; pertaining to the Lias formation.
Libant (a.) Sipping; touching lightly.
Libatory (a.) Pertaining to libation.
Libelluloid (a.) Like or pertaining to the dragon flies.
Libelous (a.) Containing or involving a libel; defamatory; containing that which exposes some person to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule; as, a libelous pamphlet.
Liberal (a.) Free by birth; hence, befitting a freeman or gentleman; refined; noble; independent; free; not servile or mean; as, a liberal ancestry; a liberal spirit; liberal arts or studies.
Liberal (a.) Bestowing in a large and noble way, as a freeman; generous; bounteous; open-handed; as, a liberal giver.
Liberal (a.) Bestowed in a large way; hence, more than sufficient; abundant; bountiful; ample; profuse; as, a liberal gift; a liberal discharge of matter or of water.
Liberal (a.) Not strict or rigorous; not confined or restricted to the literal sense; free; as, a liberal translation of a classic, or a liberal construction of law or of language.
Liberal (a.) Not narrow or contracted in mind; not selfish; enlarged in spirit; catholic.
Liberal (a.) Free to excess; regardless of law or moral restraint; licentious.
Liberal (a.) Not bound by orthodox tenets or established forms in political or religious philosophy; independent in opinion; not conservative; friendly to great freedom in the constitution or administration of government; having tendency toward democratic or republican, as distinguished from monarchical or aristocratic, forms; as, liberal thinkers; liberal Christians; the Liberal party.
Liberalistic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, liberalism; as, liberalistic opinions.
Liberate (a.) To release from restraint or bondage; to set at liberty; to free; to manumit; to disengage; as, to liberate a slave or prisoner; to liberate the mind from prejudice; to liberate gases.
Liberatory (a.) Tending, or serving, to liberate.
Libertarian (a.) Pertaining to liberty, or to the doctrine of free will, as opposed to the doctrine of necessity.
Libidinous (a.) Having lustful desires; characterized by lewdness; sensual; lascivious.
Libral (a.) Of a pound weight.
Libratory (a.) Balancing; moving like a balance, as it tends to an equipoise or level.
Libriform (a.) Having the form of liber, or resembling liber.
Libyan (a.) Of or pertaining to Libya, the ancient name of that part of Africa between Egypt and the Atlantic Ocean, or of Africa as a whole.
Licensable (a.) That can be licensed.
Licensed (a.) Having a license; permitted or authorized by license; as, a licensed victualer; a licensed traffic.
Licentious (a.) Characterized by license; passing due bounds; excessive; abusive of freedom; wantonly offensive; as, a licentious press.
Licentious (a.) Unrestrained by law or morality; lawless; immoral; dissolute; lewd; lascivious; as, a licentious man; a licentious life.
Lich (a.) Like.
Lich (a.) A dead body; a corpse.
Lichened (a.) Belonging to, or covered with, lichens.
Lichenic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, lichens.
Licheniform (a.) Having the form of a lichen.
Lichenographic (a.) Alt. of Lichenographical
Lichenographical (a.) Of or pertaining to lichenography.
Lichenous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, lichens; abounding in lichens; covered with lichens.
Licit (a.) Lawful.
Lickerish (a.) Eager; craving; urged by desire; eager to taste or enjoy; greedy.
Lickerish (a.) Tempting the appetite; dainty.
Lickerish (a.) Lecherous; lustful.
Lickerous (a.) Lickerish; eager; lustful.
Licorous (a.) See Lickerish.
Lidded (a.) Covered with a lid.
Lidless (a.) Having no lid, or not covered with the lids, as the eyes; hence, sleepless; watchful.
Liefsome (a.) Pleasing; delightful.
Liege (a.) Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to allegiance; as, a liege lord.
Liege (a.) Serving an independent sovereign or master; bound by a feudal tenure; obliged to be faithful and loyal to a superior, as a vassal to his lord; faithful; loyal; as, a liege man; a liege subject.
Liege (a.) Full; perfect; complete; pure.
Lienal (a.) Of or pertaining to the spleen; splenic.
Lieno-intestinal (a.) Of or pertaining to the spleen and intestine; as, the lieno-intestinal vein of the frog.
Lienteric (a.) Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of, a lientery.
Lieve (a.) Same as Lief.
Lifeful (a.) Full of vitality.
Life-giving (a.) Giving life or spirit; having power to give life; inspiriting; invigorating.
Lifeless (a.) Destitute of life, or deprived of life; not containing, or inhabited by, living beings or vegetation; dead, or apparently dead; spiritless; powerless; dull; as, a lifeless carcass; lifeless matter; a lifeless desert; a lifeless wine; a lifeless story.
Lifelike (a.) Like a living being; resembling life; giving an accurate representation; as, a lifelike portrait.
Lifelong (a.) Lasting or continuing through life.
Lifely (a.) In a lifelike manner.
Life-saving (a.) That saves life, or is suited to save life, esp. from drowning; as, the life-saving service; a life-saving station.
Life-size (a.) Of full size; of the natural size.
Lifesome (a.) Animated; sprightly.
Life-weary (a.) Weary of living.
Liftable (a.) Such as can be lifted.
Lifting (a.) Used in, or for, or by, lifting.
Ligamental (a.) Alt. of Ligamentous
Ligamentous (a.) Composing a ligament; of the nature of a ligament; binding; as, a strong ligamentous membrane.
Ligger (a.) See Ledger, 2.
Lightable (a.) Such as can be lighted.
Light-armed (a.) Armed with light weapons or accouterments.
Light-fingered (a.) Dexterous in taking and conveying away; thievish; pilfering; addicted to petty thefts.
Light-foot (a.) Alt. of Light-footed
Light-footed (a.) Having a light, springy step; nimble in running or dancing; active; as, light-foot Iris.
Lightful (a.) Full of light; bright.
Light-handed (a.) Not having a full complement of men; as, a vessel light-handed.
Light-headed (a.) Disordered in the head; dizzy; delirious.
Light-headed (a.) Thoughtless; heedless; volatile; unsteady; fickle; loose.
Light-hearted (a.) Free from grief or anxiety; gay; cheerful; merry.
Light-heeled (a.) Lively in walking or running; brisk; light-footed.
Light-legged (a.) Nimble; swift of foot.
Lightless (a.) Destitute of light; dark.
Light-minded (a.) Unsettled; unsteady; volatile; not considerate.
Lightsome (a.) Having light; lighted; not dark or gloomy; bright.
Lightsome (a.) Gay; airy; cheering; exhilarating.
Light-winged (a.) Having light and active wings; volatile; fleeting.
Lighty (a.) Illuminated.
Ligneous (a.) Made of wood; consisting of wood; of the nature of, or resembling, wood; woody.
Ligniferous (a.) Yielding or producing wood.
Ligniform (a.) Like wood.
Ligniperdous (a.) Wood-destroying; -- said of certain insects.
Lignitic (a.) Containing lignite; resembling, or of the nature of, lignite; as, lignitic clay.
Lignitiferous (a.) Producing or containing lignite; lignitic.
Lignoceric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the formic acid series, found in the tar, wax, or paraffine obtained by distilling certain kinds of wood, as the beech.
Lignose (a.) Alt. of Lignous
Lignous (a.) Ligneous.
Ligulate (a.) Alt. of Ligulated
Ligulated (a.) Like a bandage, or strap; strap-shaped.
Ligulated (a.) Composed of ligules.
Liguliflorous (a.) Bearing only ligulate flowers; -- said of a large suborder of composite plants, such as the dandelion, lettuce, hawkweed, etc.
Likable (a.) Such as can be liked; such as to attract liking; as, a likable person.
Like (a.) In a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do not act like him.
Like (a.) In a like or similar manner.
Like (a.) Likely; probably.
Like (a.) To suit; to please; to be agreeable to.
Like (a.) To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy.
Like (a.) To liken; to compare.
Likeable (a.) See Likable.
Likely (a.) Worthy of belief; probable; credible; as, a likely story.
Likely (a.) Having probability; having or giving reason to expect; -- followed by the infinitive; as, it is likely to rain.
Likely (a.) Similar; like; alike.
Likely (a.) Such as suits; good-looking; pleasing; agreeable; handsome.
Likely (a.) Having such qualities as make success probable; well adapted to the place; promising; as, a likely young man; a likely servant.
Like-minded (a.) Having a like disposition or purpose; of the same mind.
Liken (a.) To allege, or think, to be like; to represent as like; to compare; as, to liken life to a pilgrimage.
Liken (a.) To make or cause to be like.
Liliaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of which the lily, tulip, and hyacinth are well-known examples.
Liliaceous (a.) Like the blossom of a lily in general form.
Lilial (a.) Having a general resemblance to lilies or to liliaceous plants.
Lilied (a.) Covered with, or having many, lilies.
Lilliputian (a.) Of or pertaining to the imaginary island of Lilliput described by Swift, or to its inhabitants.
Lilliputian (a.) Of very small size; diminutive; dwarfed.
Lily-handed (a.) Having white, delicate hands.
Lily-livered (a.) White-livered; cowardly.
Limaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or like, Limax, or the slugs.
Limbate (a.) Bordered, as when one color is surrounded by an edging of another.
Limbed (a.) Having limbs; -- much used in composition; as, large-limbed; short-limbed.
Limber (a.) Easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding.
Limbless (a.) Destitute of limbs.
Limbous (a.) With slightly overlapping borders; -- said of a suture.
Limenean (a.) Of or pertaining to Lima, or to the inhabitants of Lima, in Peru.
Lime-twigged (a.) Beset with snares; insnared, as with birdlime.
Limitable (a.) Capable of being limited.
Limitarian (a.) Tending to limit.
Limited (a.) Confined within limits; narrow; circumscribed; restricted; as, our views of nature are very limited.
Limitive (a.) Involving a limit; as, a limitive law, one designed to limit existing powers.
Limitless (a.) Having no limits; unbounded; boundless.
Limmer (a.) Limber.
Limous (a.) Muddy; slimy; thick.
Limp (a.) Flaccid; flabby, as flesh.
Limp (a.) Lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat.
Limpid (a.) Characterized by clearness or transparency; clear; as, a limpid stream.
Limpsy (a.) Alt. of Limsy
Limsy (a.) Limp; flexible; flimsy.
Limy (a.) Smeared with, or consisting of, lime; viscous.
Limy (a.) Containing lime; as, a limy soil.
Limy (a.) Resembling lime; having the qualities of lime.
Lindiform (a.) Resembling the genus Lindia; -- said of certain apodous insect larvae.
Ling (a.) A large, marine, gadoid fish (Molva vulgaris) of Northern Europe and Greenland. It is valued as a food fish and is largely salted and dried. Called also drizzle.
Ling (a.) The burbot of Lake Ontario.
Ling (a.) An American hake of the genus Phycis.
Ling (a.) A New Zealand food fish of the genus Genypterus. The name is also locally applied to other fishes, as the cultus cod, the mutton fish, and the cobia.
Linger (a.) To delay; to loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow or reluctant in parting or moving; to be slow in deciding; to be in suspense; to hesitate.
Lingering (a.) Delaying.
Lingering (a.) Drawn out in time; remaining long; protracted; as, a lingering disease.
Linguacious (a.) Given to the use of the tongue; loquacious.
Linguadental (a.) Formed or uttered by the joint use of the tongue and teeth, or rather that part of the gum just above the front teeth; dentolingual, as the letters d and t.
Lingual (a.) Of or pertaining to the tongue; uttered by the aid of the tongue; glossal; as, the lingual nerves; a lingual letter.
Linguiform (a.) Having the form of the tongue; tongue-shaped.
Linguistic (a.) Alt. of Linguistical
Linguistical (a.) Of or pertaining to language; relating to linguistics, or to the affinities of languages.
Lingulate (a.) Shaped like the tongue or a strap; ligulate.
Linigerous (a.) Bearing flax; producing
Linnaean (a.) Alt. of Linnean
Linnean (a.) Of or pertaining to Linnaeus, the celebrated Swedish botanist.
Linoleic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, linoleum, or linseed oil; specifically (Chem.), designating an organic acid, a thin yellow oil, found combined as a salt of glycerin in oils of linseed, poppy, hemp, and certain nuts.
Linsey-woolsey (a.) Made of
Lionced (a.) Adorned with lions' heads; having arms terminating in lions' heads; -- said of a cross.
Lion-hearted (a.) Very brave; brave and magnanimous.
Lionlike (a.) Like a lion; brave as a lion.
Lionly (a.) Like a lion; fierce.
Lipic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, fat. The word was formerly used specifically to designate a supposed acid obtained by the oxidation of oleic acid, tallow, wax, etc.
Lipinic (a.) Lipic.
Lipless (a.) Having no lips.
Lipogrammatic (a.) Omitting a letter; composed of words not having a certain letter or letters; as, lipogrammatic writings.
Lipothymic (a.) Tending to swoon; fainting.
Lipothymous (a.) Pertaining, or given, to swooning; fainting.
Lipped (a.) Having a lip or lips; having a raised or rounded edge resembling the lip; -- often used in composition; as, thick-lipped, thin-lipped, etc.
Lipped (a.) Labiate.
Liquefiable (a.) Capable of being changed from a solid to a liquid state.
Liquescent (a.) Tending to become liquid; inc
Liquid (a.) Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid.
Liquid (a.) Being in such a state that the component parts move freely among themselves, but do not tend to separate from each other as the particles of gases and vapors do; neither solid nor aeriform; as, liquid mercury, in distinction from mercury solidified or in a state of vapor.
Liquid (a.) Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones.
Liquid (a.) Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth; as, l and r are liquid letters.
Liquid (a.) Fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air.
Liquid (a.) Clear; definite in terms or amount.
Liquorish (a.) See Lickerish.
Liquorous (a.) Eagerly desirous. See Lickerish.
Lirelliform (a.) Like a lirella.
Lissom (a.) Alt. of Lissome
Lissome (a.) Limber; supple; flexible; lithe; lithesome.
Lissome (a.) Light; nimble; active.
Listerian (a.) Of or pertaining to listerism.
Listful (a.) Attentive.
Listless (a.) Having no desire or inclination; indifferent; heedless; spiritless.
Literal (a.) According to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical; as, the literal meaning of a phrase.
Literal (a.) Following the letter or exact words; not free.
Literal (a.) Consisting of, or expressed by, letters.
Literal (a.) Giving a strict or literal construction; unimaginative; matter-of fast; -- applied to persons.
Literary (a.) Of or pertaining to letters or literature; pertaining to learning or learned men; as, literary fame; a literary history; literary conversation.
Literary (a.) Versed in, or acquainted with, literature; occupied with literature as a profession; connected with literature or with men of letters; as, a literary man.
Literate (a.) Instructed in learning, science, or literature; learned; lettered.
Lithe (a.) Mild; calm; as, lithe weather.
Lithe (a.) Capable of being easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber; as, the elephant's lithe proboscis.
Lithe (a.) To smooth; to soften; to palliate.
Lither (a.) Bad; wicked; false; worthless; slothful.
Litherly (a.) Crafty; cunning; mischievous; wicked; treacherous; lazy.
Lithesome (a.) Pliant; limber; flexible; supple; nimble; lissom.
Lithic (a.) Of or pertaining to stone; as, lithic architecture.
Lithic (a.) Pertaining to the formation of uric-acid concretions (stone) in the bladder and other parts of the body; as, lithic diathesis.
Lithic (a.) Pertaining to or denoting lithium or some of its compounds.
Lithobilic (a.) Pertaining to or designating an organic acid of the tartaric acid series, distinct from lithofellic acid, but, like it, obtained from certain bile products, as bezoar stones.
Lithodomous (a.) Like, or pertaining to, Lithodomus; lithophagous.
Lithofellic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a crystal
Lithogenous (a.) Stone-producing; -- said of polyps which form coral.
Lithoglyphic (a.) Of or pertaining to the art of cutting and engraving precious stones.
Lithographic (a.) Alt. of Lithographical
Lithographical (a.) Of or pertaining to lithography; made by lithography; as, the lithographic art; a lithographic picture.
Lithoid (a.) Alt. of Lithoidal
Lithoidal (a.) Like a stone; having a stony structure.
Lithologic (a.) Alt. of Lithological
Lithological (a.) Of or pertaining to the character of a rock, as derived from the nature and mode of aggregation of its mineral contents.
Lithological (a.) Of or pertaining to lithology.
Lithontriptic (a.) Having the quality of, or used for, dissolving or destroying stone in the bladder or kidneys; as, lithontriptic forceps.
Lithophagous (a.) Eating or swallowing stones or gravel, as the ostrich.
Lithophagous (a.) Eating or destroying stone; -- applied to various animals which make burrows in stone, as many bivalve mollusks, certain sponges, annelids, and sea urchins. See Lithodomus.
Lithophosphoric (a.) Pertaining to lithophosphor; becoming phosphoric by heat.
Lithophytic (a.) Of or pertaining to lithophytes.
Lithophytous (a.) Lithophytic.
Lithotomic (a.) Alt. of Lithotomical
Lithotomical (a.) Pertaining to, or performed by, lithotomy.
Lithotypic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or produced by, lithotypy.
Lithuanian (a.) Of or pertaining to Lithuania (formerly a principality united with Poland, but now Russian and Prussian territory).
Lithy (a.) Easily bent; pliable.
Litigable (a.) Such as can be litigated.
Litigant (a.) Disposed to litigate; contending in law; engaged in a lawsuit; as, the parties litigant.
Litigious (a.) Inc
Litigious (a.) Subject to contention; disputable; controvertible; debatable; doubtful; precarious.
Litigious (a.) Of or pertaining to legal disputes.
Littery (a.) Covered or encumbered with litter; consisting of or constituting litter.
Little (a.) Small in size or extent; not big; diminutive; -- opposed to big or large; as, a little body; a little animal; a little piece of ground; a little hill; a little distance; a little child.
Little (a.) Short in duration; brief; as, a little sleep.
Little (a.) Small in quantity or amount; not much; as, a little food; a little air or water.
Little (a.) Small in dignity, power, or importance; not great; insignificant; contemptible.
Little (a.) Small in force or efficiency; not strong; weak; slight; inconsiderable; as, little attention or exertion;little effort; little care or diligence.
Little (a.) Small in extent of views or sympathies; narrow; shallow; contracted; mean; illiberal; ungenerous.
Littoral (a.) Of or pertaining to a shore, as of the sea.
Littoral (a.) Inhabiting the seashore, esp. the zone between high-water and low-water mark.
Litate (a.) Forked, with the points slightly curved outward.
Lituiform (a.) Having the form of a lituus; like a lituite.
Liturate (a.) Having indistinct spots, paler at their margins.
Liturate (a.) Spotted, as if from abrasions of the surface.
Liturgy (a.) An established formula for public worship, or the entire ritual for public worship in a church which uses prescribed forms; a formulary for public prayer or devotion. In the Roman Catholic Church it includes all forms and services in any language, in any part of the world, for the celebration of Mass.
Livable (a.) Such as can be lived.
Livable (a.) Such as in pleasant to live in; fit or suitable to live in.
Live (a.) Having life; alive; living; not dead.
Live (a.) Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers.
Live (a.) Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.
Live (a.) Vivid; bright.
Live (a.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe.
Lived (a.) Having life; -- used only in composition; as, long-lived; short-lived.
Livelong (a.) Whole; entire; long in passing; -- used of time, as day or night, in adverbial phrases, and usually with a sense of tediousness.
Livelong (a.) Lasting; durable.
Liver-colored (a.) Having a color like liver; dark reddish brown.
Livered (a.) Having (such) a liver; used in composition; as, white-livered.
Liver-grown (a.) Having an enlarged liver.
Liveried (a.) Wearing a livery. See Livery, 3.
Livid (a.) Black and blue; grayish blue; of a lead color; discolored, as flesh by contusion.
Livonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Livonia, a district of Russia near the Baltic Sea.
Lixivial (a.) Impregnated with, or consisting of, alka
Lixivial (a.) Of the color of lye; resembling lye.
Lixivial (a.) Having the qualities of alka
Lixiviate (a.) Alt. of Lixivited
Lixivited (a.) Of or pertaining to lye or lixivium; of the quality of alka
Lixivited (a.) Impregnated with salts from wood ashes.
Lixivious (a.) See Lixivial.
Loamy (a.) Consisting of loam; partaking of the nature of loam; resembling loam.
Loanable (a.) Such as can be lent; available for lending; as, loanable funds; -- used mostly in financial business and writings.
Loath (a.) Hateful; odious; disliked.
Loath (a.) Filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling; reluctant; as, loath to part.
Loathful (a.) Full of loathing; hating; abhorring.
Loathful (a.) Causing a feeling of loathing; disgusting.
Loathly (a.) Loathsome.
Loathsome (a.) Fitted to cause loathing; exciting disgust; disgusting.
Loathy (a.) Loathsome.
Lobar (a.) Of or pertaining to a lobe; characterized by, or like, a lobe or lobes.
Lobate (a.) Alt. of Lobated
Lobated (a.) Consisting of, or having, lobes; lobed; as, a lobate leaf.
Lobated (a.) Having lobes; -- said of the tails of certain fishes having the integument continued to the bases of the fin rays.
Lobated (a.) Furnished with membranous flaps, as the toes of a coot. See Illust. (m) under Aves.
Lobbish (a.) Like a lob; consisting of lobs.
Lobed (a.) Having lobes; lobate.
Lobe-footed (a.) Lobiped.
Lobeliaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants of which the genus Lobelia is the type.
Lobiped (a.) Having lobate toes, as a coot.
Lobsided (a.) See Lopsided.
Lobular (a.) Like a lobule; pertaining to a lobule or lobules.
Lobulate (a.) Alt. of Lobulated
Lobulated (a.) Made up of, or divided into, lobules; as, a lobulated gland.
Local (a.) Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion of space; restricted to one place or region; as, a local custom.
Locative (a.) Indicating place, or the place where, or wherein; as, a locative adjective; locative case of a noun.
Locellate (a.) Divided into secondary compartments or cells, as where one cavity is separated into several smaller ones.
Lochial (a.) Of or pertaining to the lochia.
Lockless (a.) Destitute of a lock.
Locky (a.) Having locks or tufts.
Locomotive (a.) Moving from place to place; changing place, or able to change place; as, a locomotive animal.
Locomotive (a.) Used in producing motion; as, the locomotive organs of an animal.
Locomotor (a.) Of or pertaining to movement or locomotion.
Locular (a.) Of or relating to the cell or compartment of an ovary, etc.; in composition, having cells; as trilocular.
Loculate (a.) Divided into compartments.
Loculicidal (a.) Dehiscent through the middle of the back of each cell; -- said of capsules.
Loculose (a.) Alt. of Loculous
Loculous (a.) Divided by internal partitions into cells, as the pith of the pokeweed.
Locustic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the locust; -- formerly used to designate a supposed acid.
Lodgeable (a.) That may be or can be lodged; as, so many persons are not lodgeable in this village.
Lodgeable (a.) Capable of affording lodging; fit for lodging in.
Lodged (a.) Lying down; -- used of beasts of the chase, as couchant is of beasts of prey.
Loft (a.) Lofty; proud.
Logaoedic (a.) Composed of dactyls and trochees so arranged as to produce a movement like that of ordinary speech.
Logarithmetic (a.) Alt. of Logarithmetical
Logarithmetical (a.) See Logarithmic.
Logarithmic (a.) Alt. of Logarithmical
Logarithmical (a.) Of or pertaining to logarithms; consisting of logarithms.
Logged (a.) Made slow and heavy in movement; water-logged.
Loggerheaded (a.) Dull; stupid.
Logical (a.) Of or pertaining to logic; used in logic; as, logical subtilties.
Logical (a.) According to the rules of logic; as, a logical argument or inference; the reasoning is logical.
Logical (a.) Skilled in logic; versed in the art of thinking and reasoning; as, he is a logical thinker.
Logistic (a.) Alt. of Logistical
Logistical (a.) Logical.
Logistical (a.) Sexagesimal, or made on the scale of 60; as, logistic, or sexagesimal, arithmetic.
Logographic (a.) Alt. of Logographical
Logographical (a.) Of or pertaining to logography.
Logometric (a.) Serving to measure or ascertain chemical equivalents; stoichiometric.
Logy (a.) Heavy or dull in respect to motion or thought; as, a logy horse.
Loimic (a.) Of or pertaining to the plague or contagious disorders.
Lomatinous (a.) Furnished with lobes or flaps.
Lombard (a.) Of or pertaining to Lombardy, or the inhabitants of Lombardy.
Lombardic (a.) Of or pertaining to Lombardy of the Lombards.
Lomentaceous (a.) Of the nature of a loment; having fruits like loments.
Lompish (a.) Lumpish.
Lone (a.) Being without a companion; being by one's self; also, sad from lack of companionship; lonely; as, a lone traveler or watcher.
Lone (a.) Single; unmarried, or in widowhood.
Lone (a.) Being apart from other things of the kind; being by itself; also, apart from human dwellings and resort; as, a lone house.
Lone (a.) Unfrequented by human beings; solitary.
Long (a.) To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; -- followed by an infinitive, or by after or for.
Long (a.) To belong; -- used with to, unto, or for.
Long-armed (a.) Having long arms; as, the long-armed ape or gibbon.
Long-breathed (a.) Having the power of retaining the breath for a long time; long-winded.
Long-drawn (a.) Extended to a great length.
Longeval (a.) Long-loved; longevous.
Longevous (a.) Living a long time; of great age.
Longheaded (a.) Having unusual foresight or sagacity.
Long-horned (a.) Having a long horn or horns; as, a long-horned goat, or cow; having long antennae, as certain beetles (Longicornia).
Longicorn (a.) Long-horned; pertaining to the Longicornia.
Longilateral (a.) Having long sides especially, having the form of a long parallelogram.
Longimanous (a.) Having long hands.
Longipennate (a.) Having long wings, or quills.
Longipennine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Longipennes; longipennate.
Longirostral (a.) Having a long bill; of or pertaining to the Longirostres.
Longish (a.) Somewhat long; moderately long.
Longitudinal (a.) Of or pertaining to longitude or length; as, longitudinal distance.
Longitudinal (a.) Extending in length; in the direction of the length; running lengthwise, as distinguished from transverse; as, the longitudinal diameter of a body.
Long-lived (a.) Having a long life; having constitutional peculiarities which make long life probable; lasting long; as, a long-lived tree; they are a longlived family; long-lived prejudices.
Longshore (a.) Belonging to the seashore or a seaport; along and on the shore.
Long-sighted (a.) Able to see objects at a great distance; hence, having great foresight; sagacious; farseeing.
Long-sighted (a.) Able to see objects distinctly at a distance, but not close at hand; hypermetropic.
Longsome (a.) Extended in length; tiresome.
Longspun (a.) Spun out, or extended, to great length; hence, long-winded; tedious.
Long-tongued (a.) Having a long tongue.
Long-tongued (a.) Talkative; babbling; loquacious.
Long-waisted (a.) Having a long waist; long from the armpits to the armpits to the bottom of the waist; -- said of persons.
Long-waisted (a.) Long from the part about the neck or shoulder, or from the armpits, to the bottom of the weist, or to the skirt; -- said of garments; as, a long-waisted coat.
Long-winded (a.) Long-breathed; hence, tediously long in speaking; consuming much time; as, a long-winded talker.
Loobily (a.) Loobylike; awkward.
Looking (a.) Having a certain look or appearance; -- often compounded with adjectives; as, good-looking, grand-looking, etc.
Loony (a.) See Luny.
Looped (a.) Bent, folded, or tied, so as to make a loop; as, a looped wire or string.
Looped (a.) Full of holes.
Loopholed (a.) Provided with loopholes.
Loopie (a.) Deceitful; cunning; sly.
Loose (a.) To untie or unbind; to free from any fastening; to remove the shackles or fastenings of; to set free; to relieve.
Loose (a.) To release from anything obligatory or burdensome; to disengage; hence, to absolve; to remit.
Loose (a.) To relax; to loosen; to make less strict.
Loose (a.) To solve; to interpret.
Loosish (a.) Somewhat loose.
Lop (a.) Hanging down; as, lop ears; -- used also in compound adjectives; as, lopeared; lopsided.
Lopeared (a.) Having ears which lop or hang down.
Lophobranch (a.) Of or pertaining to the Lophobranchii.
Lophobranchiate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Lophobranchii.
Loppy (a.) Somewhat lop; inc
Lopsided (a.) Leaning to one side because of some defect of structure; as, a lopsided ship.
Lopsided (a.) Unbalanced; poorly proportioned; full of idiosyncrasies.
Loquacious (a.) Given to continual talking; talkative; garrulous.
Loquacious (a.) Speaking; expressive.
Loquacious (a.) Apt to blab and disclose secrets.
Lorate (a.) Having the form of a thong or strap; ligulate.
Lordlike (a.) Befitting or like a lord; lordly.
Lordlike (a.) Haughty; proud; insolent; arrogant.
Loreal (a.) Alt. of Loral
Loral (a.) Of or pertaining to the lore; -- said of certain feathers of birds, scales of reptiles, etc.
Lorn (a.) Lost; undone; ruined.
Lorn (a.) Forsaken; abandoned; solitary; bereft; as, a lone, lorn woman.
Losable (a.) Such as can be lost.
Losel (a.) Wasteful; slothful.
Losing (a.) Given to flattery or deceit; flattering; cozening.
Lossful (a.) Detrimental.
Lossless (a.) Free from loss.
Loth (a.) Alt. of Lothsome
Lothly (a.) Alt. of Lothsome
Lothsome (a.) See Loath, Loathly, etc.
Loudful (a.) Noisy.
Loud-mouthed (a.) Having a loud voice; talking or sounding noisily; noisily impudent.
Loud-voiced (a.) Having a loud voice; noisy; clamorous.
Lounge (a.) To spend time lazily, whether lolling or idly sauntering; to pass time indolently; to stand, sit, or rec
Lousy (a.) Infested with lice.
Lousy (a.) Mean; contemptible; as, lousy knave.
Loutish (a.) Clownish; rude; awkward.
Lovable (a.) Having qualities that excite, or are fitted to excite, love; worthy of love.
Loveable (a.) See Lovable.
Loveful (a.) Full of love.
Loveless (a.) Void of love; void of tenderness or kindness.
Loveless (a.) Not attracting love; unattractive.
Lovelorn (a.) Forsaken by one's love.
Love-sick (a.) Languishing with love or amorous desire; as, a love-sick maid.
Love-sick (a.) Originating in, or expressive of, languishing love.
Lovesome (a.) Lovely.
Loving (a.) Affectionate.
Loving (a.) Expressing love or kindness; as, loving words.
Lowborn (a.) Born in a low condition or rank; -- opposed to highborn.
Lowbred (a.) Bred, or like one bred, in a low condition of life; characteristic or indicative of such breeding; rude; impolite; vulgar; as, a lowbred fellow; a lowbred remark.
Low-church (a.) Not placing a high estimate on ecclesiastical organizations or forms; -- applied especially to Episcopalians, and opposed to high-church. See High Church, under High.
Lower (a.) Compar. of Low, a.
Lower (a.) To let descend by its own weight, as something suspended; to let down; as, to lower a bucket into a well; to lower a sail or a boat; sometimes, to pull down; as, to lower a flag.
Lower (a.) To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.
Lower (a.) To depress as to direction; as, to lower the aim of a gun; to make less elevated as to object; as, to lower one's ambition, aspirations, or hopes.
Lower (a.) To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's vitality; to lower distilled liquors.
Lower (a.) To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.
Lower (a.) To reduce in value, amount, etc. ; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc.
Lower-case (a.) Pertaining to, or kept in, the lower case; -- used to denote the small letters, in distinction from capitals and small capitals. See the Note under 1st Case, n., 3.
Lowering (a.) Dark and threatening; gloomy; sullen; as, lowering clouds or sky.
Lowery (a.) Cloudy; gloomy; lowering; as, a lowery sky; lowery weather.
Lowish (a.) Somewhat low.
Low-lived (a.) Characteristic of, or like, one bred in a low and vulgar condition of life; mean dishonorable; contemptible; as, low-lived dishonesty.
Lowly (a.) Not high; not elevated in place; low.
Lowly (a.) Low in rank or social importance.
Lowly (a.) Not lofty or sublime; humble.
Lowly (a.) Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.
Low-minded (a.) Inc
Low-necked (a.) Cut low in the neck; decollete; -- said of a woman's dress.
Low-pressure (a.) Having, employing, or exerting, a low degree of pressure.
Low-spirited (a.) Deficient in animation and courage; dejected; depressed; not sprightly.
Low-studded (a.) Furnished or built with short studs; as, a low-studded house or room.
Low-thoughted (a.) Having one's thoughts directed toward mean or insignificant subjects.
Loxodromic (a.) Pertaining to sailing on rhumb
Loyal (a.) Faithful to law; upholding the lawful authority; faithful and true to the lawful government; faithful to the prince or sovereign to whom one is subject; unswerving in allegiance.
Loyal (a.) True to any person or persons to whom one owes fidelity, especially as a wife to her husband, lovers to each other, and friend to friend; constant; faithful to a cause or a principle.
Lozenged (a.) Alt. of Lozenge-shaped
Lozenge-shaped (a.) Having the form of a lozenge or rhomb.
Lozengy (a.) Divided into lozenge-shaped compartments, as the field or a bearing, by
Lubbard (a.) Lubberly.
Lubberly (a.) Like a lubber; clumsy.
Lubric (a.) Alt. of Lubrical
Lubrical (a.) Having a smooth surface; slippery.
Lubrical (a.) Lascivious; wanton; lewd.
Lubricant (a.) Lubricating.
Lubricous (a.) Lubric.
Lucent (a.) Shining; bright; resplendent.
Lucernal (a.) Of or pertaining to a lamp.
Lucernarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Lucernarida.
Luciferian (a.) Of or pertaining to Lucifer; having the pride of Lucifer; satanic; devilish.
Luciferian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Luciferians or their leader.
Luciferous (a.) Giving light; affording light or means of discovery.
Lucific (a.) Producing light.
Luciform (a.) Having, in some respects, the nature of light; resembling light.
Lucifrian (a.) Luciferian; satanic.
Luckless (a.) Being without luck; unpropitious; unfortunate; unlucky; meeting with ill success or bad fortune; as, a luckless gamester; a luckless maid.
Lucrative (a.) Yielding lucre; gainful; profitable; making increase of money or goods; as, a lucrative business or office.
Lucrative (a.) Greedy of gain.
Lucriferous (a.) Gainful; profitable.
Lucrific (a.) Producing profit; gainful.
Luctual (a.) Producing grief; saddening.
Lucubratory (a.) Composed by candlelight, or by night; of or pertaining to night studies; laborious or painstaking.
Luculent (a.) Lucid; clear; transparent.
Luculent (a.) Clear; evident; luminous.
Luculent (a.) Bright; shining in beauty.
Ludibrious (a.) Sportive; ridiculous; wanton.
Ludibund (a.) Sportive.
Ludicrous (a.) Adapted to excite laughter, without scorn or contempt; sportive.
Ludificatory (a.) Making sport; tending to excite derision.
Lugubrious (a.) Mournful; indicating sorrow, often ridiculously or feignedly; doleful; woful; pitiable; as, a whining tone and a lugubrious look.
Luke (a.) Moderately warm; not hot; tepid.
Lukewarm (a.) Moderately warm; neither cold nor hot; tepid; not ardent; not zealous; cool; indifferent.
Lumbaginous (a.) Of or pertaining to lumbago.
Lumbar (a.) Alt. of Lumbal
Lumbal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or near, the loins; as, the lumbar arteries.
Lumbrical (a.) Resembling a worm; as, the lumbrical muscles of the hands of the hands and feet.
Lumbriciform (a.) Resembling an earthworm; vermiform.
Lumbricoid (a.) Like an earthworm; belonging to the genus Lumbricus, or family Lumbricidae.
Luminant (a.) Luminous.
Luminiferous (a.) Producing light; yielding light; transmitting light; as, the luminiferous ether.
Luminous (a.) Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright; as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color.
Luminous (a.) Illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made the room luminous.
Luminous (a.) Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a luminous mind.
Lumping (a.) Bulky; heavy.
Lumpish (a.) Like a lump; inert; gross; heavy; dull; spiritless.
Lunar (a.) Of or pertaining to the moon; as, lunar observations.
Lunar (a.) Resembling the moon; orbed.
Lunar (a.) Measured by the revolutions of the moon; as, a lunar month.
Lunar (a.) Influenced by the moon, as in growth, character, or properties; as, lunar herbs.
Lunary (a.) Lunar.
Lunate (a.) Alt. of Lunated
Lunated (a.) Crescent-shaped; as, a lunate leaf; a lunate beak; a lunated cross.
Lunatic (a.) Affected by lunacy; insane; mad.
Lunatic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or suitable for, an insane person; evincing lunacy; as, lunatic gibberish; a lunatic asylum.
Lunged (a.) Having lungs, or breathing organs similar to lungs.
Lung-grown (a.) Having lungs that adhere to the pleura.
Lungless (a.) Being without lungs.
Lunicurrent (a.) Having relation to changes in currents that depend on the moon's phases.
Luniform (a.) Resembling the moon in shape.
Lunisolar (a.) Resulting from the united action, or pertaining to the mutual relations, of the sun and moon.
Lunitidal (a.) Pertaining to tidal movements dependent on the moon.
Lunular (a.) Having a form like that of the new moon; shaped like a crescent.
Lunulate (a.) Alt. of Lunulated
Lunulated (a.) Resembling a small crescent.
Luny (a.) Crazy; mentally unsound.
Lupercal (a.) Of or pertaining to the Lupercalia.
Lupulinic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, hops; specifically, designating an acid obtained by the decomposition of lupulin.
Lurdan (a.) Stupid; blockish.
Lurid (a.) Pale yellow; ghastly pale; wan; gloomy; dismal.
Lurid (a.) Having a brown color tonged with red, as of flame seen through smoke.
Lurid (a.) Of a color tinged with purple, yellow, and gray.
Luscious (a.) Sweet; delicious; very grateful to the taste; toothsome; excessively sweet or rich.
Luscious (a.) Cloying; fulsome.
Luscious (a.) Gratifying a depraved sense; obscene.
Lush (a.) Full of juice or succulence.
Lusitanian (a.) Pertaining to Lusitania, the ancient name of the region almost coinciding with Portugal.
Lusk (a.) Lazy; slothful.
Luskish (a.) Inc
Lusorious (a.) Alt. of Lusory
Lusory (a.) Used in play; sportive; playful.
Lusterless (a.) Alt. of Lustreless
Lustreless (a.) Destitute of luster; dim; dull.
Lustful (a.) Full of lust; excited by lust.
Lustful (a.) Exciting lust; characterized by lust or sensuality.
Lustful (a.) Strong; lusty.
Lustic (a.) Lusty; vigorous.
Lustless (a.) Lacking vigor; weak; spiritless.
Lustless (a.) Free from sexual lust.
Lustral (a.) Of or pertaining to, or used for, purification; as, lustral days; lustral water.
Lustral (a.) Of or pertaining to a lustrum.
Lustrical (a.) Pertaining to, or used for, purification.
Lustrous (a.) Bright; shining; luminous.
Lutarious (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, mud; living in mud.
Lute-backed (a.) Having a curved spine.
Luteic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, weld (Reseda luteola).
Luteic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid resembling luteolin, but obtained from the flowers of Euphorbia cyparissias.
Luteocobaltic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, certain compounds of cobalt having a yellow color. Cf. Cobaltic.
Luteous (a.) Yellowish; more or less like buff.
Lutescent (a.) Of a yellowish color.
Lutheran (a.) Of or pertaining to Luther; adhering to the doctrines of Luther or the Lutheran Church.
Lutose (a.) Covered with clay; miry.
Lutulent (a.) Muddy; turbid; thick.
Luxate (a.) Luxated.
Luxive (a.) Given to luxury; voluptuous.
Luxuriant (a.) Exuberant in growth; rank; excessive; very abundant; as, a luxuriant growth of grass; luxuriant foliage.
Luxurious (a.) Of or pertaining to luxury; ministering to luxury; supplied with the conditions of luxury; as, a luxurious life; a luxurious table; luxurious ease.
-ly (a.) A suffix forming adjectives and adverbs, and denoting likeness or resemblance.
Lycanthropic (a.) Pertaining to lycanthropy.
Lycanthropous (a.) Lycanthropic.
Lyche (a.) Like.
Lycopodiaceous (a.) Belonging, or relating, to the Lycopodiaceae, an order of cryptogamous plants (called also club mosses) with branching stems, and small, crowded, one-nerved, and usually pointed leaves.
Lycotropous (a.) Campylotropous.
Lydian (a.) Of or pertaining to Lydia, a country of Asia Minor, or to its inhabitants; hence, soft; effeminate; -- said especially of one of the ancient Greek modes or keys, the music in which was of a soft, pathetic, or voluptuous character.
Lyencephalous (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the Lyencephala.
Lymphangial (a.) Of or pertaining to the lymphatics, or lymphoid tissue; lymphatic.
Lymphate (a.) Alt. of Lymphated
Lymphated (a.) Frightened into madness; raving.
Lymphatic (a.) pertaining to, containing, or conveying lymph.
Lymphatic (a.) Madly enthusiastic; frantic.
Lymphogenic (a.) Connected with, or formed in, the lymphatic glands.
Lymphoid (a.) Resembling lymph; also, resembling a lymphatic gland; adenoid; as, lymphoid tissue.
Lymphy (a.) Containing, or like, lymph.
Lyncean (a.) Of or pertaining to the lynx.
Lynx-eyed (a.) Having acute sight.
Lyonnaise (a.) Applied to boiled potatoes cut into small pieces and heated in oil or butter. They are usually flavored with onion and parsley.
Lyrate (a.) Alt. of Lyrated
Lyrated (a.) Lyre-shaped, or spatulate and oblong, with small lobes toward the base; as, a lyrate leaf.
Lyrated (a.) Shaped like a lyre, as the tail of the blackcock, or that of the lyre bird.
Lyric (a.) Alt. of Lyrical
Lyrical (a.) Of or pertaining to a lyre or harp.
Lyrical (a.) Fitted to be sung to the lyre; hence, also, appropriate for song; -- said especially of poetry which expresses the individual emotions of the poet.
Lyriferous (a.) Having a lyre-shaped shoulder girdle, as certain fishes.
Lyterian (a.) Terminating a disease; indicating the end of a disease.
Lythe (a.) Soft; flexible.
Lythonthriptic (a.) Alt. of Lythontriptic
Lythontriptic (a.) See Lithontriptic.
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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".