prostitute, n. 1. harlot, whore, demire, slut, hussy, cocotte, demimondaine, loose woman, wanton, fallen woman, woman of ill repute, white slave; lady of the evening, lady of pleasure, woman of the profession, Mrs. Warren, Fr. fille de joie, trollop, strumpet, Archaic. wench, trull, drab, quean, painted woman, woman of the streets, streetwalker, bar girl, Inf. pickup, call girl, Cyprian, All SI. cat, tart, hustler, bim, moll, hooker, floozie, working girl, Brit. SI. bird, Mexican SI. caliente, bitch, broad, chippy.
2. madam, bawd, procuress, pander; paramour, courtesan, mistress, concubine, kept woman, SI. doxy; temptress, siren, seductress, Jezebel, Delilah, flirt, coquette, minx; adventuress, hetaera.
3. hack, hireling, mercenary, exploiter; flunky, henchman, myrmidon; traitor, turncoat, Judas; tool, instrument.
-v. 4. (usu. of oneself) debase, devaluate, lower, degrade, demean, belittle; profane, desecrate, defile, soil, dirty; corrupt, pervert, contaminate, mar, spoil, ruin; misuse, abuse, misdirect, misapply, misemploy,
prostitution, n. 1. harlotry, whoredom, street-walking, Mrs. Warren's profession, the oldest profession; whoremongering, whoremastery, pimping, pandering, procuring, procurement, procuration, hustling.
2. debasement, devaluation, degradation, lowering, demeaning, belittling, belittlement; profanation, profaning, desecration, defilement; perversion, perverting, corruption, corrupting; misuse, abuse, misdirection, misapplication, misemployment.
prostrate, v. 1. (all of oneself) fall at [s.o.'s] feet, throw or cast oneself at [s.o.'s] feet; bow before, bow down to, bend the knee to, fall on one's knees before; kowtow, bow and scrape, truckle, grovel, crouch, crawl, snivel; eat crow, eat dirt, SI. lick or bite the dust.
2. overthrow, overcome, overwhelm, overpower, overmaster; reduce, disarm, paralyze; cast or throw down, knock down, bowl down or over, floor, Inf. deck; fell, level, flatten, precipitate, drop, bring down, bring low, take down; crush, smash, humble, bring [s.o.] to his knees.
3. jade, fag or fag out, fatigue, weary, tire, tire out, exhaust, wear down or out, Inf. tucker out.
-adj. 4. supine, resupine, recumbent, accumbent, decumbent, procumbent, prone; laid low, laid out, stretched out, couchant; flat, flat on one's back.
5. overcome, overwhelmed, overpowered, overmastered, overthrown; smashed, crushed, flattened, humbled, brought to one's knees; reduced, disarmed, paralyzed; impotent, helpless, defenseless, powerless; out of action, out of the fight, off the field, Fr. hors de combat; laid up, bedridden, sick abed.
6. exhausted, jaded, fagged or fagged out, drained, spent, worn out, played out; tired, dog-tired, dead-tired, dead on one's feet, more dead than alive, tired to death; Both Inf. done in, tuckered out; All SI. bushed, whipped, beat, all in, wiped out, pooped, pooped out, too pooped to pop.
7. deferential, obeisant, submissive, compliant, obedient; passive, resigned, accepting, nonresisting; humble, meek, abject; subservient, servile, obsequious; groveling, crawling, kowtowing, cringing, cowering, sniveling.
8. disconsolate, inconsolable, desolate, forlorn, in despair, in the depths or bowels of despair; heartbroken, broken-hearted, heartsick, sick at heart, SI. cut up, SI. torn up.