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whimsical
  • s  determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
    the victim of whimsical persecutions
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whiny
  • s  habitually complaining
    a whiny child
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whiplike
  • a  having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)
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whipping
  • n  beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
  • n  a sound defeat
  • n  a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally
  • n  the act of overcoming or outdoing
  • v  beat severely with a whip or rod
  • v  defeat thoroughly
  • v  thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash
  • v  strike as if by whipping
  • v  whip with or as if with a wire whisk
  • v  subject to harsh criticism
  • s  smart and fashionable
    some sharp and whipping lines
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whirring
  • n  sound of something in rapid motion
  • v  make a soft swishing sound
  • s  like the sound of rapidly vibrating wings
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whiskered
  • v  furnish with whiskers
    a whiskered jersey
  • s  having hair on the cheeks and chin
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whispered
  • v  speak softly; in a low voice
  • s  spoken in soft hushed tones without vibrations of the vocal cords
    a long whispered conversation
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whispering
  • n  a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
  • n  speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
  • v  speak softly; in a low voice
  • s  making a low continuous indistinct sound
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white
  • n  a member of the Caucasoid race
  • n  the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
  • n  United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
  • n  Australian writer (1912-1990)
  • n  United States political journalist (1915-1986)
  • n  United States architect (1853-1906)
  • n  United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)
  • n  United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
  • n  a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
  • n  the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water
    she separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs
  • n  (board games) the lighter pieces
  • n  (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
  • v  turn white
    This detergent will whiten your laundry
  • a  being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light
    as white as fresh snow
    a bride's white dress
  • a  of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration
    voting patterns within the white population
  • s  free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied
    in shining white armor
  • s  marked by the presence of snow
    a white Christmas
    the white hills of a northern winter
  • s  restricted to whites only
    under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains
    a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization
  • s  glowing white with heat
    white flames
    a white-hot center of the fire
  • s  benevolent; without malicious intent
    that's white of you
  • s  (of a surface) not written or printed on
    wide white margins
  • s  (of coffee) having cream or milk added
  • s  (of hair) having lost its color
    the white hairs of old age
  • s  anemic looking from illness or emotion
    lips white with terror
    a face white with rage
  • s  of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets
    white nights
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white-bread
  • s  of or belonging to or representative of the white middle class
    white-bread America
    a white-bread college student
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white-collar
  • a  of or designating salaried professional or clerical work or workers
    the coal miner's son aspired to a white-collar occupation as a bookkeeper
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white-haired
  • s  showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
  • s  favorite
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white-hot
  • s  intensely zealous or fervid
    fierce white-hot loyalty
  • s  glowing white with heat
    a white-hot center of the fire
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