fevered, pyretic, Pathol. pyrexic; feverous, warm, glowing, fiery, red, flaming.
3. consumptive, degenerative, phthisic, phthisical, wasting; tuberculous, marasmic, malarial.
hector, n. 1. bully, bullyboy, bucko, rowdy, ruffian, tough, Inf. tough guy, coercer; intimidator, browbeaten oppressor, tyrant, terror.
2. braggart, brag, braggadocio, boaster, gascon, fanfaron, Latin, miles gloriosus; blusterer, bluffer, blatherskite, SI. blowhard, SI. windbag, SI. gasbag, SI. big mouth; roisterer, swaggerer.
-v.3. bully, bullyrag, coerce, Inf. bulldoze, steamroller, SI. strong-arm; threaten, menace; intimidate, cow, browbeat, huff, beat down, U.S. Inf. buffalo.
4. badger, bait, torment, bedevil, plague; terrorize, persecute, molest, torture; harass, harry, beset, beleaguer; hound, dog, nag, pick on, pick at, be or get on [s.o.'s] back, Brit, chevy, Inf. give [s.o.] a hard time, SI. ride, SI. put the heat on.
5. brag, boast, trumpet, blow one's own trumpet, toot one's own horn, sing one's own praises; bluster, roister, puff, SI. blow hard, SI. blow, SI. talk big; swagger, crow, gloat, lord it over.
hedge, n. 1. hedgerow, row of boxwood or hawthorn, row of shrubs or bushes, weir, Chiefly Brit. quickset; fence, skirt, hem, rim, wall; border, circumference, circuit, compass, perimeter; boundary, bound, limit, confine, confines, edge, edging, fringe, margin; barrier, barricade, blockade, fortification.
-v. 2. Often
hedge in or
off enclose, surround, rim, skirt, encircle, circumvent, circumscribe, wall in; delimit, define, outline, demarcate, mark off; set off, block off, separate, divide off, section off, partition off, isolate; blockade, barricade, fortify.
hedge in or
about confine, fence in, cage in or up, pen in, imprison, close in, cramp, crowd, hem in, inhibit; restrict, limit, restrain, hinder, straiten, constrain, repress; collar, bridle, fetter, put one in a bind, tie one's hands, tie down, put one in a straight jacket; obstruct, block, curb, get in the way.
4. compensate for, make allowances for, make or leave room for, counterbalance, balance off; cover oneself, shield oneself, protect oneself, insure or secure oneself against, safeguard against, protect or guard against, defend against, leave oneself a way out.
5. equivocate, prevaricate, quibble, make qualifications, be vague or indefinite or ambivalent, refrain from committing oneself, be noncommittal, SI. waffle; doubletalk, palter, weasel, use weasel words, Inf. talk out both sides of one's mouth, Inf. give [s.o.] the runaround; skirt the issue, fence, hem and haw, hem, haw, hesitate, halt, beat around the bush, temporize, play for time; evade, dodge, duck, fudge, shift, shuffle, change the subject, get around [s.t.], elude; escape, get out of, wriggle out of, weasel out of, back out of, back-pedal, back-track, beg off, SI. cop out.
hedonism, n. 1. epicureanism, epicurism, sybaritism; Benthamism, utilitarianism, eudemonics, Ethics. eudemonism.
2. pleasure-seeking, pursuit of pleasure, la dolce vita; wild or riotous or free living, Inf. high living, SI. partying, SI. swinging; luxuriousness, extravagance, indulgence, self-indulgence, overindulgence, immoderation, intemperance, excessiveness, crapulence, gluttony, gulosity, edacity; self-gratification, gratification, satisfaction-seeking; sensuality, sensualism, sensualness, voluptuousness, carnality; debauchery, dissipation, dissoluteness, rakishness, profligacy, libertinism, liber-tinage.
hedonist, n. 1. epicurean, epicure, sybarite; Benthamite, utilitarian, Ethics, eudemonist.
2. pleasure seeker, Inf. high liver, SI. swinger, SI.