Due, rightful, condign are comparable when they mean being in accordance with what is just and appropriate.
Difference between Big dog and Big Grey Dog
big dog—(UK dated sl.) a man engaged to expel unruly persons from a saloon, etc.; a “chucker-out”: He was “big-dog” to a disorderly house, and when called upon … to turn out of the establishment those who had been robbed in it he did not do his spiriting gently. Note: The expression is not antonymous […]
Dry vs Desiccate vs Dehydrate vs Bake vs Parch
Dry, desiccate, dehydrate, bake, parch are comparable when meaning to treat or to affect so as to deprive of moisture.
Dry vs Arid
Dry, arid mean devoid of moisture.
Difference between “Big deal, a” and “Big deal”
big deal, a— 1. an important business transaction: My brother pulled off a big deal today. I think we’re going into business together. 2. said of smth. important: This attack alone may not be a big deal but in combination with others it has greater impact. Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with […]
Drunkard vs Inebriate vs Alcoholic vs Dipsomaniac vs Sot vs Soak vs Toper vs Tosspot vs Tippler
Drunkard, inebriate, alcoholic, dipsomaniac, sot, soak, toper, tosspot, tippler designate one who drinks to excess.
Difference between Big day and Long day
big day—a day on which important things happen: Today is going to be a big day for local athletes. long day— 1. a working-day of fairly lengthy duration: I made a very long day last Friday. 2. a day perceived as lasting unusually long (because it is boring, etc.): I was held up by storms […]
Drunk vs Drunken vs Intoxicated vs Inebriated vs Tipsy vs Tight
Drunk, drunken, intoxicated, inebriated, tipsy, tight are comparable when they mean being conspicuously under the influence of intoxicating liquor.
Difference between Biannual event and Biennial event
biannual event—an event that happens twice a year: The fair, also known as Canton Fair, has been a biannual event held in spring and autumn since 1957. biennial event—an event that happens once in every two years: This biennial event (home furnishings trade show) is held in the spring of odd-numbered years.
Druggist vs Pharmacist vs Apothecary vs Chemist
Druggist, pharmacist, apothecary, chemist denote one who deals in medicinal drugs.
Difference between Beyond the bounds of something and Out of bounds to someone
beyond the bounds of something—beyond the limits of what is acceptable or possible: To acknowledge that the question is beyond the bounds of science, is to admit that science cannot explain everything. out of bounds to someone—said of an area not allowed to be visited by certain people: The police patrolled the bridges that gave […]
Drug vs Medicinal vs Pharmaceutical vs Biologic vs Simple
Drug, medicinal, pharmaceutical, biologic, simple are comparable when they denote a substance used by itself or in a mixture with other substances for the treatment of or in the diagnosis of disease.