dry, adj. 1. dried, dehydrated, desiccated, exsiccated, evaporated, Chem. anhydrous; juiceless, sapless, undampened, unmoistened, dried up, dried out, arid, sear, parched, rainless, droughty; thirsty, unwatered, waterless, bare, barren, fruitless, sterile, unproductive; (all food) stale, hard, hardened.
2. dull, uninteresting, boring, tedious, tiresome, wearisome; dry-as-dust, dull-as-dishwater; flat, stale and unprofitable; commonplace, prosaic, prosy; meager, plain, unadorned, bald.
3. droll, witty, waggish, humorous; satirical, sarcastic, cynical.
4. severe, unemotional, indifferent, cold, impersonal, aloof, remote.
-v. 5. dehydrate, exsiccate, desiccate, parch, make dry; preserve, cure.
6. wither, wilt, shrivel, dry up, harden.
7. sponge, wipe off, wipe away; swab, towel, drain, blot.
-n. 8. Informal, prohibitionist, teetotaler. See - teetotaler.
dual, adj. double, twofold, duplicate, duplex, dual-istic, binary, biform, bioform, bifold; twin, matched, paired, coupled, geminate,
duality, n. twoness, doubleness, duplexity, biformi-ty, dichotomy, dualism,
dub, v. 1. knight, confer knighthood upon; name, call, confer, entitle; designate, style, term, label, tag; baptize, christen, denominate, nominate, nickname; invest, instate, induct, inaugurate.
2. dress, smooth, plane, face, shave, pare; planish, mill, even, level; rub, burnish, furbish, scrub, scour,
dubiety, n. doubtfulness, doubt, dubiosity, skepticism, dubitation; incertitude, uncertainty, hesitation, reluctance; suspicion, mistrust, distrust, disbelief, incredulity; misgiving, qualm, scruple; unbelief, agnosticism, Pyrrhonism.
dubious, adj. 1. doubtful, equivocal, ambiguous, unsure, indeterminate, dubitable; unclear, obscure, vague, hazy, foggy, nebulous, indefinite, imprecise; enigmatic, cryptic, mysterious, apocryphal.
2. questionable, shady, Inf. fishy, rotten in Denmark; untrustworthy, unreliable, debatable, moot, disputable, controvertible.
3. undetermined, unsettled, undecided, unresolved; problematic, indecisive, speculative, open, tentative, pending.
4. wavering, hesitant, uncertain, fluctuating; irresolute, vacillating, variable, oscillatory, inconstant; bewildered, puzzled, perplexed, confused.
duck, v. 1. immerse, plunge, throw in, dive, dip, wet; souse, submerge, douse, drench; plunk, drown, Inf. dunk.
2. bow, bob, drop; stoop, bend, squat, hunker down, hunch down, get or fall down, hit the deck, hit the dirt, SI. hit it.
3. avoid, evade, elude, shun; dodge, parry, turn aside; swerve, pull away, recoil, shy away or off, steer clear of.
duct, n. pipe, tube, conduit, Anat., Zool., Bot. vessel; flue, chimney, smokestack, funnel; drain, culvert, sewer; channel, canal, passage,
ductile, adj. 1. malleable, moldable, shapeable, formable, flexible, bendable, pliant, pliable, plastic, soft; elastic, stretchable, tensible, tensile, extensible, Chiefly Zool., Anat. extensile; (of people and animals) lissome, limber, supple, lithe, willowy, double-jointed.
2. tractable, manageable, manipulatable, manipula-ble, docile, facile, easy, Scot. tawrie; susceptible, disposed, inclined, amenable, compliant, complying, cooperative, agreeable, accommodating, willing, assenting, nonresistant, passive; teachable, educable, instructive, schoolable; trainable, coachable, disciplinable.