3. stringy, fibrous, fibroid, filamentous, filamentary, tensile, springy, elastic, ropy, cord-like, corded.
4. (of language, style, etc.) vigorous, forceful, dynamic, energetic; virile, lusty, strong, robust, mighty, powerful; potent, effective, gripping; intensive, vehement, emphatic.
sinful, adj. 1. wicked, evil, iniquitous, peccable, wrong, Archaic, facinorous, Obs. scelerate, Obs. scelerous; bad, base, vile, odious, obnoxious; blackhearted, villainous, sinister, ignoble; nefarious, flagitious, heinous, infamous, Rare, nefast; opprobrious, shameful, disgraceful, ignominious; criminal, reprehensible, blameworthy, guilty; unregenerate, unrepentant, impenitent, obdurate, incorrigible.
2. ungodly, godless, unholy, impious, profane; damnable, accursed, demonic, devilish, satanic; blasphemous, irreligious, irreverent, sacrilegious; transgressive, peccant, erring; immoral, dissolute, dissipated, abandoned, profligate, reprobate; debauched, debased, degenerate, corrupt, depraved, defiled; wanton, unchaste, impure, unclean, carnal, incontinent.
sing, v. 1. vocalize, carol, trill, warble, lilt, flute, chirp, croon, pipe, quaver; hymn, serenade, lullaby, melodize, SI. belt out, Inf. deliver, Inf. render; chant, intone, cantillate.
2. tell about, praise, laud, extol; emblazon, sound the praises of, sing the praises of, cry up, Archaic. magnify; eulogize, panegyrize, glorify; exalt, pay tribute to, pay homage to, honor, crown; celebrate, acclaim, applaud.
3. Slang, inform, betray, Inf. tell on, tell tales out of school, Inf. blow the whistle on, turn in; All SI. fink, peach, stool, rat, rat on, squeal, squeak, snitch; All SI. finger, put the finger on, name names, sell [s.o.] down the river, weasel; disclose, divulge, let slip, leak, SI. spill the beans, SI. blow the lid off, let it all out.
4. sing out Informal, shout, cry, cry out, yodel, yell, yelp, bray, bellow; make outcry, exclaim, burst out, blurt out; cheer, whoop, Inf. holler, Inf. whoop and holler.
-n. 5. song fest, song festival, song jamboree, community sing, hootenanny; battle of song, service of song, carol service, choral service, madrigal party.
singe, v. char, toast, grill; sear, roast, torrefy, shrivel, burn, cauterize; brown, tan, blacken, blister, sunburn.
singer, n. 1. vocalist, warbler, crooner, soloist, Inf. lead, choir member, choir boy, choir girl; chorus member, chorus boy, chorus girl, gleeclub member; chorister, precentor, chanter, hymner, caroler, church choir member, cantor; opera singer, diva, prima donna; band singer, Inf. pop singer, chantress, chanteuse, Fr. cantatrice, blues singer; All Inf. songbird, wren, thrush, nightingale, philomel, lark, canary.
2. poet, bard, minstrel, wandering minstrel, jongleur, troubadour, ballad singer, streetsinger, Meistersinger, minnesinger.
3. songbird, singing bird, songster; warbler, nightingale, Poetic, philomel; lark, ringdove, cuckoo, thrush, Brit. Chiefly Poetic, mavis, canary, song sparrow, oriole, mockingbird.
single, adj. 1. one only, only, SI. one-shot, sole, unique, singular; lone, isolated, solitary, exclusive, separate, alone; particular, individual, personal, special; distinct, lonely, different, distinctive, extraordinary, uncommon, rare; detached, disconnected, disjoined.
My Account / Test History
When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).
When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.
When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.
When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.