What is another word for indurate?

Pronunciation: [ɪndjˈʊ͡əɹe͡ɪt] (IPA)

Indurate means to harden or become resistant, often referring to a person's behavior, attitude, or feelings. There are several synonyms for indurate, including obdurate, callous, unfeeling, and unyielding. Obdurate refers to someone who is stubborn, refusing to change their opinions or behavior, whereas callous suggests a lack of concern or empathy for others' feelings. Unfeeling indicates a lack of sensitivity or emotion, while unyielding portrays someone who is rigid and inflexible in their beliefs or actions. Other synonyms for indurate include rigid, inflexible, hardened, and insensitive, all of which imply immovability and a resistance to change.

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What are the hypernyms for Indurate?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Indurate?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for indurate (as verbs)

What are the opposite words for indurate?

Indurate is an adjective used to describe something that is hard, rigid or unyielding. Some antonyms for this word would be flexible, pliable, supple and soft. While indurate suggests a lack of giving or forgiveness, words like lenient, compassionate and gentle could also be considered as antonyms as they imply a softer, kinder approach. Antonyms such as malleable, adaptable and receptive suggest the ability to change and evolve, whereas indurate makes it hard to do so. By using antonyms, we can understand the range of meanings that a word like indurate carries, and use language more effectively to communicate our intended meaning.

Usage examples for Indurate

The drops that trickle within the cavern harden, yet brighten into spars as they indurate.
"Godolphin, Volume 2."
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
But all I see is the snow in the vernal sunshine dissolving, And the waters no more delved from the indurate lake.
"The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
As soone as night was past, and the day began to spring, I fortuned to awake, and rose out of my bed as halfe amazed, and very desirous to know and see some marvellous and strange things, remembring with my selfe that I was in the middle part of all Thessaly, whereas by the common report of all the World, the Sorceries and Inchauntments are most used, I oftentimes repeated with my self the tale of my companion Aristomenus touching the manner of this City, and being mooved by great desire, I viewed the whole scituation thereof, neither was there any thing which I saw there, but that I did beleeve to be the same which it was indeed, but every thing seemed unto me to be transformed and altered into other shapes, by the wicked power of Sorcerie and Inchantment, insomuch that I thought that the stones which I found were indurate, and turned from men into that figure, and that the birds which I heard chirping, and the trees without the walls of the city, and the running waters, were changed from men into such kinde of likenesses.
"The Golden Asse"
Lucius Apuleius

Famous quotes with Indurate

  • Take heed, therefore, wicked prelates, blind leaders of the blind; indurate and obstinate hypocrites, take heedAnd if that help you not, then ye murder them mercilessly with the sword of the temporal powers, whom ye have made so blind that they be ready to slay whom ye command, and will not hear his cause examined, nor give him room to answer for himself.
    William Tyndale

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