2. positively, determinately, certainly, veritably, unequivocally, unambiguously, explicitly, expressly; surely, confidently, assuredly, unquestionably, beyond question, conclusively, incontestably, irrefutably, un-controvertibly, undeniably, irrefragably; demonstrably, indubitably, undoubtedly, beyond doubt, decidedly, definitely, decisively, admittedly; unqualifiedly, unconditionally, absolutely, totally, implicitly, utterly; officially, confirmedly, emphatically, dogmatically, authoritatively.
cleavage, n.1. cleaving, splitting, halving, chopping, cutting, slashing; fission, partition, section; cleft, split, slit, fissure, rent, line of division; severance, sunder-ance, bisection, bifidity, bifurcation, Obs. dimidiation.
2. division, separation, breach, scission; dichotomy, divergence, disjuncture, dissociation, divarication; rift, rupture, fracture, segmentation, fragmentation, disconnectedness, disjointure, disunion, divulsion, Inf split in the ranks, Inf.parting of the ways.
cleave', v. 1. stick, cling, clasp, hold close, hold fast, cherish; cohere, be united, be joined.
2. be true, be devoted, remain faithful, remain constant; stay close, stick together, Inf.stick with; grow together, coalesce; believe in, have faith in, uphold, sustain, support, stand by, upbear; embrace, grip, hold, hug.
cleave2, v. 1. split, divide, partition, halve, bisect, quarter, section; hack, hew, chop, slash, slit; part, rupture, open, lay open, gash, rive, rend, sunder; disjoin, separate, Obs. dimidiate, bifurcate; cut off, sever, shear off, detach, break off, abscind.
2. cut a passage, blaze a trail, make a path, make one's way, penetrate, breach the wilderness.
3. penetrate, pass through, sail through, plow, plow through, cut, cut through, tear, slice, slip, slide, move at a good clip.
cleaver, n.knife, butcher's knife, chopper; hatchet, ax, machete, tomahawk; blade, sword, broadsword.
cleft1, n.1. space, opening, split, gap; scissure, fissure, crevice, crack, rift, chink, cranny; defile, gully, gulch, chasm, crevasse, ravine, flume, gorge, canyon, pass, Brit. Dial,
clough; trench, ditch, trough, furrow, fosse.
2. cleavage, division, separation, divergence; rupture, rent, breach, break, fracture; fork, branch, bifurcation; cut, gash, slit, slot, nick, notch, chop; orifice, aperture, interstice, hiatus.
cleft2, adj.split, divided, parted, separated, asunder; cut, gashed, slit, notched, slotted, cracked, crannied, fissured; cloven, rent, hewn, sundered, riven; halved, bisected, partitioned; branched, pronged, forked, bifurcate; ruptured, fractured, dissociated, divergent, disjointed.
clemency, n.1. mercy, leniency, quarter, humanity; mitigation, relief, easement, easing, softening, mollification, assuagement, lessening, alleviation, palliation; forgiveness, placability, exorability, indulgence; pity, sympathy, compassion, commiseration; consideration, kindness, kindheartedness, benignancy, benevolence, beneficence, charitability, magnanimousness, liberalness; forbearance, patience, tolerance, longanimity; gentleness, tenderness, easiness, softness, soft-heartedness, mild-heartedness.
2. (of the weather)
mildness, moderation, temperance, balminess, warmth; calmness, tranquillity, peacefulness, stillness; favorableness, propitiousness, pleasantness, desirability.
clement, adj.1. merciful, lenient, humane, mitiga-tive, mitigatory; forgiving, pardoning, placable, exora-ble, indulgent; pitying, sympathetic, compassionate, commiserative, commiserable, condolent, condolatory, truthful, Rare,
pitiful; considerate, kind, kindly, kind-hearted, benignant, benevolent, charitable, magnanimous, beneficent, liberal; forbearing, patient, tolerant, longanamous; gentle, tender, benign, easy, soft,