2. Slang, tilted, crooked, not straight, at an angle, twisted, slanted, sloped; awry, askew, to one side, sideways; slanting, aslant, slantwise, at a slant, sloping, aslope, at a slope.
3. Slang, foolish, absurd, crazy, SI. cockamamie, nonsensical, senseless, insane, wild. See foolish (def. 2).
4. Slang, wrong, mistaken, erroneous, false, faulty; incorrect, off the mark, inaccurate, inexact, imprecise. cocksure, adj. 1. assured, self-assured, confident, self-confident, self-possessed, perfectly sure or certain of oneself; steady, unwavering, unswerving, unhesitating, unflinching, unblinking; in control, in charge, on top of everything, in command.
2. overconfident, too sure, cocky, arrogant, haughty, supercilious, self-important; conceited, Inf stuck-up, snobbish, snobby. Inf. snotty, Inf snooty, condescending, patronizing; overproud, inflated, puffed up, bloated, egotistic, egotistical, big on oneself, SI. stuck on oneself, in love with oneself.
3. self-assertive, presumptuous, forward, assertive, aggressive, Inf pushy; overbearing, domineering, Inf. bossy, authoritarian; bumptious, brazen, brassy, Inf. fresh, Inf. nervy, audacious, bold; impudent, insolent, Inf cheeky, brash, rude, Inf. snippy, impertinent, saucy, pert. coddle, v. 1. pamper, cocker, cosset, dandle, mollycoddle, Obs. fondle; indulge, favor, humor, dote on, cater to, wait on hand and foot, pet, spoil, baby.
2. poach; simmer, stew, steep, brew, heat, cook gently. code, n. 1. digest, pandect, capitulary, body of law, corpus juris, civil code.
2. ethic, value system, morality; morals, principles, ethics; rule, law, principle, standard, criterion, canon, maxim, prescription, guideline, regulation.
3. cipher, cryptogram, cryptograph; cryptology, secret language or writing. codicil, n. addition, addendum, supplement, rider, appendix, epilogue, coda, tail, back matter, subscript, postscript, PS, Law. allonge; afterthought, second thought, reconsideration. codify, v. 1. (all of a set of laws) digest, abstract, summarize, synopsize; condense, compress, concentrate, consolidate.
2. classify, group, arrange, pigeonhole; order, grade, graduate, rank, rate; catalogue, list, file, index, tabulate, alphabetize; organize, systematize, systemize, methodize, coordinate; standardize, formalize, regularize. coequal, adj. 1. equal, equipotent, equipollent, on equal or even terms, on the same footing; equivalent, tantamount, synonymous, all one, all the same, Inf six of one, half a dozen of the other; equibalanced, equiponderant; uniform, of a kind, of a piece, cast in the same mold; level, even, parallel.
2. correspondent, corresponding, coordinate, complementary, complemental, complementing; correlative, correlational, correlated, reciprocal, recipro-cative.
-n. 3. peer, compeer, equal, rival; partner, colleague, confrere, associate.
4. counterpart, equivalent, match, twin, double, other half, alter ego, chip off the old block; alternate, pendant, companion, mate, fellow; correspondent, coordinate, correlative, parallel, analogue. coerce, v. 1. compel, force, drive, press, constrain, pressure, oblige, hustle, railroad; impel, urge, impress, provoke, extort, cause, require, exact, necessitate, make; draft, conscript, commandeer; persuade, induce, prevail upon, insist upon, Inf shove or ram down one's throat; apply pressure, SI. lean against or on, armtwist, twist [s.o.'s] arm, put the screws on or to, Inf strong-arm, put the heat on, squeeze.
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