medicine, n. 1. medication, medicament, drug, pharmaceutical, prescription drug, officinal, prescription, preparation; over the counter drug or medicine, nonprescription medication, proprietory medicine; miracle or wonder drug, antitoxin, vaccine; antibiotic, antibody, materia medica. See - medicament.
2. dose, draft, potion; shot, injection, booster; tablet, pill, capsule, Pharm. troche, lozenge, Both Pharm., Vet. Med. bolus, electuary.
3. medical treatment or attention, therapeutics, allopathy, pharmacognosy; surgery, acupuncture; dosing, doctoring.
4. medical science, healing art, folk medicine, preventive medicine, Archaic, physic; medical practice or profession, practice of medicine.
5. give [s.o.] a dose or
taste of his own medicine repay, repay in kind, pay back, pay back in full measure, requite, revenge oneself, retaliate in kind, give in return, get even, even the score, settle the score, turn the tables on, get one's own back, Inf. get back at, make [s.o.] eat crow or his hat, give [s.o.] his deserts or just deserts, Inf. give [s.o.] what is coming to him, Inf. give [s.o.] his comeuppance, Inf. settle or square accounts.
6. take one's medicine take the consequences, pay the piper, swallow a bitter pill, take it on the chin, take the blame, answer for, take or accept responsibility, Inf. face the music, Inf. get what is coming to one, SI.
take the rap.
medieval, adj. 1. Middle-Age, Dark-Age, post-Classical, pre-Renaissance; Gothic, barbarous, rude. 2. antiquated, archaic, superannuated, antique, obsolete; old-fashioned, behind the times, antediluvian, outmoded, passd; backwards, undeveloped, underdeveloped, unprogressive, unsophisticated, rustic; uncultured, unintelligent, unenlightened.
mediocre, adj. 1. ordinary, average, middling, moderate, medium, mean; commonplace, run-of-the-mill, garden-variety, everyday.
2. indifferent, so-so, fair, fair to middling, betwixt and between, Inf. no great shakes, Inf. nothing to write home or brag about; undistinguished, unexceptional, unnotable, modest, of sorts, of a sort; neutral, bland, SI.
3. adequate, passable, acceptable, tolerable, respectable, presentable, admissible, fairly good, Inf not that good, not bad, not too bad; poor, inferior, second-rate, bush-league, minor league, amateurish; unimportant, insignificant, slight, trifling, inconsiderable, inappreciable, negligible, limited, lesser, paltry, meager, scant.
mediocrity, n. 1. moderateness, indifference, neutrality, mediocreness; ordinariness, commonplaceness, average standard, normality; passableness, tolerableness, adequateness, satisfactoriness, acceptability; lower quality, inferiority; inconsiderableness, immaterialness, unimportance, insignificance, paltriness, triviality.
2. insignificancy, nonentity, obscurity, a nobody; little fellow, lightweight, small fry; man in the street; Tom, Dick and Harry.
meditate, v. 1. devise, contrive, machinate, cabal, plan, scheme, plot, design, Obs. intrigue, Obs. consult; frame, concoct, invent, brew, hatch; purpose, aim, project, destine, intend, mean, have in view; conceive, think up, imagine, fancy, have ideas about, Inf dream up.
2. contemplate, muse, ponder, brood, mull over, dwell on, be in a brown study; reflect, cogitate, rack one's brains, cudgel one's brains, ruminate, chew over, chew one's cud; think about or over, cerebrate, put on one's thinking cap, be abstracted, be lost in thought; concentrate on, focus on, put one's mind to, have one's mind on, wonder about; consider, speculate, surmise, suppose, conjecture, theorize, hypothesize; deliberate, excogitate, take to heart, Archaic, perpend; revolve, review, turn over, weigh, evaluate, study, examine, con.
meditation, n. 1. contemplating, musing, pondering, brooding, mulling over, dwelling on; reflecting, cogitating, ruminating, chewing over, chewing one's cud; thinking about or over, cerebrating, being lost in thought; concentrating on, focusing on, having one's mind on, wondering about; considering, speculation, speculating, surmising, supposing, conjecture, conjecturing, theorizing, hypothesizing; deliberation, deliberating, excogitation, excogitating, revolving, weighing, evaluation, evaluating, studying, examination, examining, conning.