3728 Nouns That End With Y

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Word Definitions Synonyms
abbacy (noun) the jurisdiction or office of an abbot
abbey (noun) a church associated with a monastery or convent
(noun) a convent ruled by an abbess
(noun) a monastery ruled by an abbot
abdominoplasty (noun) cosmetic surgery of the abdomen to remove wrinkles and tighten the skin over the stomach Synonyms: tummy tuck
aberrancy (noun) a state or condition markedly different from the norm Synonyms: aberration, deviance, aberrance
abhenry (noun) a unit of inductance equal to one billionth of a henry
ability (noun) the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
(noun) possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done Synonyms: power
abiotrophy (noun) a loss of vitality and a degeneration of cells and tissues not due to any apparent injury
abnormalcy (noun) an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies Synonyms: abnormality
abnormality (noun) an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies Synonyms: abnormalcy
(noun) retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence Synonyms: mental defectiveness
(noun) marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal Synonyms: freakishness
(noun) behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality Synonyms: irregularity
absorbency (noun) the property of being absorbent
absorptivity (noun) (physics) the property of a body that determines the fraction of the incident radiation or sound flux absorbed or absorbable by the body Synonyms: absorption factor
abstrusity (noun) wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound Synonyms: reconditeness, profoundness, profundity, abstruseness
absurdity (noun) a message whose content is at variance with reason Synonyms: ridiculousness, absurdness
(noun) a ludicrous folly Synonyms: silliness, fatuity, fatuousness
academy (noun) a secondary school (usually private)
(noun) an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature Synonyms: honorary society
(noun) a school for special training
(noun) a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
acceptability (noun) satisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved standards Synonyms: acceptableness
accessary (noun) someone who helps another person commit a crime Synonyms: accessory
accessibility (noun) the quality of being at hand when needed Synonyms: handiness, availability, availableness
(noun) the attribute of being easy to meet or deal with Synonyms: approachability
accessory (noun) clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing Synonyms: accouterment, accoutrement
(noun) a supplementary component that improves capability Synonyms: supplement, add-on, appurtenance
(noun) someone who helps another person commit a crime Synonyms: accessary
acclivity (noun) an upward slope or grade (as in a road) Synonyms: raise, rise, upgrade, climb, ascent
accountability (noun) responsibility to someone or for some activity Synonyms: answerability, answerableness
accountancy (noun) the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business Synonyms: accounting
accuracy (noun) the quality of being near to the true value Synonyms: truth
(noun) (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number
acephaly (noun) absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters) Synonyms: acephalia, acephalism
acerbity (noun) a sharp bitterness
(noun) a sharp sour taste Synonyms: tartness
(noun) a rough and bitter manner Synonyms: bitterness, tartness, jaundice, acrimony, thorniness
achievability (noun) the state of being achievable Synonyms: attainability, attainableness
achondroplasty (noun) an inherited skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism Synonyms: osteosclerosis congenita, chondrodystrophy, achondroplasia
achromaticity (noun) the visual property of being without chromatic color Synonyms: colorlessness, colourlessness, achromatism
acidimetry (noun) volumetric analysis using standard solutions of acids to measure the amount of a base present
acidity (noun) the property of being acidic Synonyms: sour, sourness
(noun) the taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth Synonyms: acidulousness
(noun) pH values below 7
acridity (noun) having an acrid smell
(noun) extreme bitterness Synonyms: acridness
(noun) the quality of being sharply disagreeable in language or tone Synonyms: acridness
acrimony (noun) a rough and bitter manner Synonyms: bitterness, tartness, jaundice, acerbity, thorniness
acrocephaly (noun) a congenital abnormality of the skull; the top of the skull assumes a cone shape Synonyms: oxycephaly
acromegaly (noun) enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face; often accompanied by headache and muscle pain and emotional disturbances; caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland (due to a tumor) Synonyms: acromegalia
acrophony (noun) naming a letter of the alphabet by using a word whose initial sound is the sound represented by that letter
actinometry (noun) measuring the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (especially of the sun's rays)
actinotherapy (noun) (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance Synonyms: radiation, irradiation, radiation therapy, radiotherapy
activity (noun) any specific behavior
(noun) the state of being active Synonyms: action, activeness
(noun) an organic process that takes place in the body Synonyms: bodily function, bodily process, body process
(noun) (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction
(noun) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings) Synonyms: action, natural action, natural process
(noun) the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically Synonyms: activeness
actuality (noun) the state of actually existing objectively
actuary (noun) someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums) Synonyms: statistician
acuity (noun) sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart) Synonyms: sharp-sightedness, visual acuity
(noun) a quick and penetrating intelligence Synonyms: keenness, sharpness, acuteness
adactyly (noun) congenital absence of fingers and/or toes Synonyms: adactylia, adactylism
adaptability (noun) the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances
adenoidectomy (noun) surgical removal of the adenoids; commonly performed along with tonsillectomy
adenomegaly (noun) gland enlargement
adenopathy (noun) a glandular disease or enlargement of glandular tissue (especially of the lymph glands)
adequacy (noun) the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily: Synonyms: adequateness
(noun) the quality of being sufficient for the end in view Synonyms: sufficiency
adhocracy (noun) an organization with little or no structure
adiabaticity (noun) The condition of occurring without gain or loss of heat (and thus with no change in entropy, in the quasistatic approximation).
adiposity (noun) having the property of containing fat Synonyms: adiposeness, fattiness
adjacency (noun) the attribute of being so near as to be touching Synonyms: contiguity, contiguousness
admirability (noun) admirable excellence Synonyms: wonderfulness, admirableness
admiralty (noun) the department in charge of the navy (as in Great Britain)
(noun) the office of admiral
admissibility (noun) acceptability by virtue of being admissible
adorability (noun) extreme attractiveness Synonyms: adorableness
adoxography (noun) fine writing in praise of trivial or base subjects
adrenalectomy (noun) surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands Synonyms: suprarenalectomy
adultery (noun) extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations Synonyms: criminal conversation, fornication
adversary (noun) someone who offers opposition Synonyms: antagonist, resister, opponent, opposer
adversity (noun) a state of misfortune or affliction Synonyms: hardship, hard knocks
(noun) a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event
advertency (noun) the process of being heedful Synonyms: advertence
advisability (noun) the quality of being advisable
advisory (noun) an announcement that usually advises or warns the public of some threat
advocacy (noun) active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something Synonyms: protagonism
aerology (noun) meteorology of the total extent of the atmosphere; especially the upper layers
aerophilately (noun) the collection and study of airmail stamps
aery (noun) the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle) Synonyms: eyrie, eyry, aerie
(noun) any habitation at a high altitude Synonyms: eyrie, eyry, aerie
aetiology (noun) the cause of a disease Synonyms: etiology
(noun) the philosophical study of causation Synonyms: etiology
affability (noun) a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to) Synonyms: geniality, affableness, amiability, amiableness, bonhomie
affinity (noun) (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody
(noun) (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship
(noun) (biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts Synonyms: phylogenetic relation
(noun) a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character Synonyms: kinship
(noun) the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule Synonyms: chemical attraction
(noun) inherent resemblance between persons or things
(noun) a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
affray (noun) noisy quarrel Synonyms: altercation, fracas
(noun) a noisy fight Synonyms: ruffle, disturbance, fray
agency (noun) an administrative unit of government Synonyms: office, authority, government agency, bureau, federal agency
(noun) a business or organization that provides a particular service, especially the mediation of transactions between two parties
(noun) the state of being in action or exerting power
(noun) the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent Synonyms: representation, delegacy
(noun) to have the ability to produce a particular effect or achieve an end Synonyms: way, means
agility (noun) the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble Synonyms: nimbleness, legerity, lightness, lightsomeness
agony (noun) intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain Synonyms: torment, torture
(noun) a state of acute pain Synonyms: excruciation, suffering
agreeability (noun) a temperamental disposition to be agreeable Synonyms: agreeableness
agrimony (noun) a plant of the genus Agrimonia having spikelike clusters of small yellow flowers Synonyms: agrimonia
agrobiology (noun) the study of plant nutrition and growth especially as a way to increase crop yield
agrology (noun) science of soils in relation to crops
agronomy (noun) the application of soil and plant sciences to land management and crop production Synonyms: scientific agriculture
airway (noun) a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines) Synonyms: air duct, air passage
(noun) a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another Synonyms: skyway, air lane, flight path
(noun) the passages through which air enters and leaves the body Synonyms: respiratory tract
(noun) a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers Synonyms: airline, airline business
alacrity (noun) liveliness and eagerness Synonyms: smartness, briskness
alchemy (noun) the way two individuals relate to each other Synonyms: chemistry, interpersonal chemistry
(noun) a pseudoscientific forerunner of chemistry in medieval times
alderfly (noun) dark-colored insect having predaceous aquatic larvae Synonyms: Sialis lutaria, alder fly
algidity (noun) prostration characterized by cold and clammy skin and low blood pressure
algology (noun) the branch of botany that studies algae Synonyms: phycology
algometry (noun) measuring sensitivity to pain or pressure
alimony (noun) court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated Synonyms: maintenance
alkalimetry (noun) volumetric analysis using standard solutions of alkali to measure the amount of acid present
alkalinity (noun) pH values above 7
alky (noun) a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually Synonyms: soaker, souse, dipsomaniac, alcoholic, boozer, lush
allegory (noun) a short moral story (often with animal characters) Synonyms: parable, apologue, fable
(noun) a visible symbol representing an abstract idea Synonyms: emblem
(noun) an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor
allergology (noun) the branch of medical science that studies the causes and treatment of allergies
allergy (noun) hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity Synonyms: allergic reaction
alley (noun) a narrow street with walls on both sides Synonyms: alleyway, back street
(noun) a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins Synonyms: skittle alley, bowling alley
alleyway (noun) a narrow street with walls on both sides Synonyms: alley, back street
alloantibody (noun) an antibody that occurs naturally against foreign tissues from a person of the same species Synonyms: isoantibody
allogamy (noun) cross-fertilization in plants
allometry (noun) the study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole
allopathy (noun) the usual method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects differing from those produced by the disease itself
allopatry (noun) the occurrence of related organisms in separate geographical areas with no overlap
allotropy (noun) the phenomenon of an element existing in two or more physical forms Synonyms: allotropism

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