pitapat, adv. in a flutter, flutteringly.
pitch, n. slope, declivity, slant.
pitch, n. bitumen, asphaltum.
pitch, v. cast, hurl, toss, throw, fling, heave, chuck; plunge; decline, slope, slant.
pitcher, n. jug, ewer, jar, toby, aiguiere.
pitcher-shaped, a. urceolate.
pitch into. (Slang) attack, assault, assail.
piteous, a. compassionate, merciful; mournful, plaintive, doleful.
pitfall, n. snare, trap, pit.
pith, n. marrow; gist, heart, essence, substance.
pithy, a. sententious, laconic.
pitiable, a. sad, piteous, lamentable, deplorable.
pitiful, a. tender-hearted, compassionate, merciful, lenient, ruthful, clement; lamentable, piteous, sad, sorrowful; despicable, contemptible, abject, mean.
pitiless, a. See unmerciful.
pittance, n. dole.
pity, n. compassion, mercy, ruth, commiseration, condolence, sympathy.
pity, v. have pity for, condole with, commiserate.
pitying, a. commiserative, sympathetic, tender, merciful.
pivot pin. pintle.
placable, a. appeasable, pacifiable.
placard, n. broadside, poster, bill, affiche.
place, a. position, site, situation, locality; rendezvous, tryst; duty, function, post, work, office; stead, lieu.
place, v. deposit, locate, dispose, put, set, station, establish, attribute, impute, ascribe, assign; identify.
place between. interpose.
plague, n. pestilence.
plague, v. hector, tantalize, tease, badger, pester, twit, nag, torment, harass, harry.
plaguy, a. (Colloq.) troublesome, vexatious, annoying.
plaid, a. checkered, crossbarred.
plaid cloth of Scotland. tartan.
plain, n. prairie, field, savanna, pampas, steppe, llano, champaign, campagna, heath, moor, camass, downs, tundra, veldt, peneplain.
plain, a. evident, manifest, explicit, obvious, unmistakable, distinct, apparent, palpable, patent; unembellished, simple, austere, severe, ungarnished, unadorned, untrimmed; homely, uncomely; flat, level, even, smooth, plane; unaffected, simple, artless, outspoken, undesigning, ingenuous, unreserved, direct; frugal, homely; unvaried, unfigured; mere, absolute, unmistakable. Antonyms: ambiguous, equivocal, indistinct, indecipherable, elaborate, luxurious, cryptic, abstruse, ornate, enigmatic, vague, inexplicable, obscure, complex, intricate, embellished.
plain, adv. plainly, distinctly, bluntly, candidly, explicitly.
plain-dealing, n. honesty.
plain song. Gregorian chant, canto fermo.
plain-spoken, a. frank, candid, unreserved, outspoken.
plaint, n. complaint, lamentation.
plaintiff, n. complainant.
plaintive, a. piteous, melancholy, sad, sorrowful, doleful.
plait, n. braid, plat, gather, ruffle, gauffering, plication, fluting, kilting.
plait, v. braid, plat, flute.
plaited, a. pleated, kilted.
plan, n. diagram, draught.
plan, v. scheme, project, intend, devise, contrive, design, purpose.
planetarium, n. orrery.
plant, n. vegetable, herb; pl. flora (plants of a region).
plant, v. sow; settle, establish.
plant-eaters, n. pl. Herbivora.
plant-eating, a. herbivorous, phytivorous, plantivorous, phytophagous.
plant-eating, n. phytophagy.
plant green. chlorophyll, fecula.
plant louse. aphis, aphid, aphidian; pl. aphides, aphidae.
plastic, a. formative, creative; impressible, fictile.
plat, v. braid, plait.
plateau, n. table-land, mesa.
platform, n. rostrum, stage, dais.
platitude, n. banality.
platitudinous, a. banal, trite, commonplace.
platter, n. trencher.
plaudit, n. applause, acclaim, acclamation.
plausibility, n. speciousness.
plausible, a. specious; glib, fluent, oily, smooth-tongued. Antonym: implausible.
play, v. frolic, sport, gambol, disport, frisk, skip, caper, romp, revel; wanton, dally, toy, twiddle; impersonate, personate, act; perform, execute; strum, thrum; gamble; simulate, pretend, feign, dissemble.
play, n. game, pastime, amusement, recreation, diversion, sport, disport, gambols, frolic, jest, merriment; action, use, employment, practice, exercise; comedy, drama, melodrama, farce, burlesque; dalliance, toying, twiddling; liberty, scope, swing. Associated Words: dramaturgy, dramaturgist, dramatic, dramatize, dramatization, theater, role, repertoire.
playday, n. holiday.
player, n. idler, drone; actor, thespian, tragedian, comedian, imitator, impersonator, mime, mimic; performer, instrumentalist.
playful, a. sportive, frolicsome, prankish, jocular, sprightly, wanton.
play off. feign, simulate, dissemble.
plaything, n. bauble, gimcrack, toy.
play-writer, n. playwright, dramatist.
plea, n. defense, excuse, apology, vindication, intercession, prayer, entreaty.
plead, v. reason, argue; apologize; defend, advocate, intercede.
pleader, n. intercessor, defender, advocate.
pleasant, a. agreeable, genial, congenial, affable, amiable, enjoyable, good-humored, pleasurable. Antonyms: unpleasant, disagreeable, uncongenial, repellent, repelling, austere, unamiable, inaffable, dreary, dismal, offensive.
pleasantry, n. badinage, banter, raillery, witticism, joke, jest, jocularity, drollery, waggery, jollity, humor.
please, v. rejoice, gladden, delight, gratify, cheer, elate; satisfy, content; like, choose, prefer.
pleasing, a. pleasant, delightful, gratifying, delectable, gracious, winning.
pleasure, n. gratification, enjoyment, happiness, delectation, delight; amusement, recreation, diversion; will, choice, preference, desire; voluptuousness, sensuality. Antonym: displeasure.
pleat, n. plait.