Thesaurus
This is a thesaurus of all the glosses to the words in the Glossary, linked to the lines in the texts where these words are found.

The Thesaurus is the opposite of the Glossary. When consulting the Glossary, you know the word and you want to find out what it means. When consulting the Thesaurus, you know the meaning and you want to find out which Shakespearean words express it. How would he say 'arrogant' or 'companion'? The options are listed when you search for these words.

Disclaimer: our Thesaurus is a guide only to the words in the Glossary, and not an account of the way these words might be used elsewhere in the canon, or in Early Modern English as a whole. For example, we include Shakespeare’s use of mother to mean 'womanish qualities', but not in its ordinary sense of 'parent'. You can read more background about the thesaurus here.

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Search letter i 1169 items found
ice, made of
candied (adj.)
idea, conceive an
conceit (v.)
idea, fix an
fasten (v.)
idea, perverse
crotchet (n.)
idea, working
operation (n.)
ideas, full of wild
fantastical (adj.)
ideas, present
suggest (v.)
identically
like (adv.)
identify
unfold (v.)
identity, lose one's sense of
forget (v.)
identity, real
propriety (n.)
idiosyncrasy
trick (n.)
idiot, congenital
natural (n.)
idiot, gaping
mussel-shell (n.)
idiot, like an
foolish (adj.)
idiot, senile
dotard (n.)
idiot, worthless
lown, loon (n.)
idiotically
natural (adv.)
idle, stay
play (v.)
idle away
fleet (v.)
idly spend
trifle (v.)
idolatry, loving to the point of
superstitious (adj.)
ignite
fire (v.)
ignite again
new-fire (v.)
ignominiously
basely (adv.)
ignominy
ignomy (n.)
ignorance, example of
ignorance (n.)
ignorance, keep in
ignorant (adj.)
ignorance, uncivilized
barbarism (n.)
ignorant, plainly
palpable-gross (adj.)
ignorant being
inconsiderate (n.)
ill, fall
sick (v.)
ill, think
misthink (v.)
ill effect, to
ill (adv.)
ill of, thought
misthought (adj.)
ill repute, bring into
scandal (v.),slander (v.)
ill repute, brought into
overthrown (adj.)
ill through excess
sick (adj.)
ill will, bear
bear hard
ill will, of
malicious (adj.)
ill will, regard with
envy, envy at (v.)
ill-considered
giddy (adj.)
ill-educated
unbookish (adj.)
illegitimacy, condition of
bastardy (n.)
ill-equipped
unmeet (adj.)
ill-gotten
extorted (adj.)
ill-humoured
distempered (adj.)
illicitly trade
traffic with (v.)
ill-mannered fellow
Jack (n.)
illness, mental
disease (n.)
ill-temper
melancholy (n.)
illuminated
shining (adj.)
illumination, festival
triumph (n.)
illumination, send spiritual
lighten (v.)
ill-use
harry (v.)
illustrated
exampled (adj.)
illustration
instance (n.)
ill-will, with no
frankly (adv.)
image, conjure up a bad
spell backward
image, impressed
form (n.)
image, maintain a defiant
outface (v.)
image, make a permanent
steel (v.)
image, recognizable
livery (n.)
image, reflected
shadow (n.)
image, spurious
counterfeit (n.)
image of a statesman
state-statue (n.)
imaginable, all
imagined (adj.)
imaginary, not
substantial (adj.)
imaginary case
conjecture (n.)
imaginary terror
bug (n.)
imagination, inventive
pregnancy (n.)
imbibing
potting (n.)
imbue to excess
over-leaven (v.)
imitate as if in a play
pageant (v.)
imitating, always behind in
tardy-apish (adj.)
imitation, false
counterfeit (n.)
imitation coin
counter, compter (n.)
imitative, stupidly
apish (adj.)
imitator
ape (n.)
immaturely
rawly (adv.)
immaturity
blade (n.)
immeasurableness
past-proportion (n.)
immediate moment
present (n.)
immediate possession
possession (n.)
immediate reaction
start (n.)
immediately afterwards
neck of, in the (prep.)
immediately operating
rash (adj.)
immediately raisable
instant (adj.)
immobile
numb (adj.)
immune to fever
ague-proof (adj.)
immutable
stable (adj.)
impact, forceful
poise (n.)
impact, have an
glance (v.)
imparing
gift (n.)
imparting
donation (n.)
impatience
fretting (n.)
impatience [expression of]
come (v.),hum (v.)
impatient
quick (adj.)
impatient when questioned
unquestionable (adj.)
impediments, with
barful (adj.)
impending evil
imminence (n.)
impenetrability
proof (n.)
imperative
instant (adj.)
imperfection
unperfectness (n.)
imperial personage
imperial (n.)
imperishable
brazen (adj.)
impersonator
ape (n.)
impertinence
sauciness (n.)
impertinent youth
princox (n.)
impetuosity
spleen (n.)
impetuous way
fury (n.)
impetuously
rash (adv.)
implacably
deadly (adv.)
implement, freedom to
franchise (n.)
implement for piercing
bodkin (n.)
implementation
infliction (n.)
implores , one who
implorator (n.)
import, full of
importing (adj.)
importance, with matters of
importantly (adv.)
important, be
concern (v.)
important, less
mean (adj.)
important matter
business (n.)
important way, in an
highly (adv.)
importunate
important (adj.)
importunity
importunacy (n.)
impose a penalty
fine (v.)
impose a tax
task (v.)
imposed contribution
benevolence (n.)
imposed duty
impose (n.)
imposed penalty
imposition (n.)
impossible to associate with
insociable (adj.)
impossible to hope for
hopeless (adj.)
impossible to pick out
undistinguishable (adj.)
imprecation
execration (n.)
impress [as a stamp on a coin]
press (v.)
impressed, be
like (v.)
impressed image
form (n.)
impression, give an affected
mince (v.)
impression, make an
stamp (v.),take (v.)
impression, stamped
print (n.)
impression made on a coin
stamp (n.)
impressive sounding
large (adj.)
imprinted shape
form (n.)
improbable
unlike (adj.)
impromptu composition
fancy (n.)
improper, extremely
preposterous (adj.)
improper conduct
uncomeliness (n.)
improper licence
liberty (n.)
improper use
abuse (n.)
improperly behave
misdemean (v.)
improperly formed
indigested (adj.)
impropriety
misuse (n.)
improvement in health
amends (n.)
improvident
careless (adj.)
improving, way of
mend (n.)
improvised way, in an
extemporally (adv.)
imprudently bold
adventurous (adj.)
impudence, confront with
face down (v.)
impudent fellow
Jack-sauce (n.)
impudently confront
face (v.)
impulse, natural
motion (n.)
impulse, personal
soul (n.)
impulses, sportive
colt's tooth
impulsively
rash (adv.)
impure matter
dross (n.)
imputation, scandalous
scandal (n.)
inaccessible, make
bury (v.)
inaccurate
unjust (adj.)
inaccurately speak
misspeak (v.)
inactivity, reduce to
slack (v.)
inadequate, be
miss (v.)
inadequate personal
self-unable (adj.)
inadvertently
unadvised (adv.)
inappropriately behave
forget (v.)
inaptitude
unaptness (n.)
inaudible, make
dumb (v.)
inauspicious character
malignancy (n.)
inauspicious sight
disaster (n.)
inauspiciously
unluckily (adv.)
incantatory
spelling (adj.)
incapable, make
unmake (v.)
incapacitated
stiff (adj.)
incarcerated
close (adj.)
incarcerating
captive (adj.)
incarnation
map (n.)
incautiously
unchary (adv.)
incensing
madding (n.)
inch of him, every
inches, even to his
incidental point
by-dependance (n.)
incinerate
outburn (v.)
incision
wound (n.)
inclement state [of weather]
distemperature (n.)
inclination [in bowls]
bias (n.)
inclination, contrary to
hair, against the
inclination, following their own
contrariously (adv.)
inclination, lacking
heart, out of
inclination to forgive
remission (n.)
inclinations, youthful
colt's tooth
inclined, not
unapt (adj.)
inclined to be merry
disposed (adj.)
incomparable
absolute (adj.)
incomparably
sole (adv.)
incompatible
hateful (adj.)
incompetent
unable (adj.)
incomprehending
incapable (adj.)
inconceivable
impossible (adj.)
inconsequentially
giddily (adv.)
inconsistency
contrariety (n.)
inconstant, covertly
secret-false (adj.)
inconstant person
vane (n.)
inconstantly
false (adv.)
incorporated
incorpsed (adj.)
incorrect speech but faithful heart, with
truly-falsely
increase, wasteful of the chance to
unthrifty (adj.)
increase the splendour of
glorify (v.)
increase the value
mend (v.)
increase threefold
treble over (v.)
increased
puffed (adj.)
increased in power
intended (adj.)
increased in value
endeared (adj.)
increasing in extent
propagation (n.)
increasing the population
store (n.)
incredulity [expression of]
come (v.)
inculcate
fasten (v.)
indebtedness, sense of
conscience (n.)
indecent language
squirility (n.)
indecorous
unstaid (adj.)
indefatigable
untirable (adj.)
indelicate word, substitute for an
etcetera (n.)
indelicately
grossly (adv.)
indentation [of a lip]
valley (n.)
indentured
bound (adj.)
indentures, set of
book (n.)
independent
unhoused (adj.)
indicated by gestures
figured (adj.)
indication, persuasive
persuasion (n.)
indication of death by drowning,
drowning-mark (n.)
indicator
presager (n.)
indifference, affect
strange, make it
indifference, with
coldly (adv.)
indifferently
idly (adv.)
indignity, consider it an
scorn, take
indirect approach
indirection (n.)
indirect means
parable (n.)
indirect route, follow an
insinuate (v.)
indirectly resembling
oblique (adj.)
indirectness
bias (n.)
indiscreetly talk
blab (v.)
indiscretions, reveal
betray (v.)
indiscriminately
swoopstake (adv.)
indisposition
infirmity (n.)
indisputable
fixed (adj.)
indistinct, make
diffuse (v.)
indistinctly
doubtfully (adv.)
indistinguishable
twinned (adj.)
indistinguishable, become
confound (v.)
individual, by a single
singly (adv.)
individual, singling out an
particularly (adv.)
individual cases, related to
parcelled (adj.)
individual person
particular (n.)
individual points
several (n.)
individual sorrow
fee-grief (n.)
individuality
singularity (n.)
individually present
self instant (adj.)
individuals
several (n.)
indolent
still (adj.)
indubitably
doubt, out of
inducement to do wrong
subornation (n.)
indulge, permit to
allow (v.)
indulgence [in the pleasures of the flesh]
incontinence (n.)
indulgence, kind
favour (n.)
indulgence, sexual
incontinency (n.)
indulgently, look
connive at (v.)
industriousness
husbandry (n.)
industry, place of
working-house (n.)
ineffective, be
glance (v.)
ineffective, make
shorten (v.)
ineffectual, render
frustrate (v.)
inescapable fact
certainty (n.)
inexperienced person
unexperient (n.)
inexperienced youth, like an
greenly (adv.)
inexplicable essence
mystery (n.)
infamous, make
defame (v.)
infamy, brand with
infamonize (v.)
infamy, mark of
brand (n.)
infamy, treat with
baffle (v.)
infancy, period of legal
nonage (n.)
infant clothes, swathing in
swath (n.)
infantry
foot (n.)
infantry, by way of
afoot (adv.)
infantryman
footman (n.)
infect [with venereal disease]
burn (v.)
infected with plague
murrion (adj.)
infected with venom
envenomed (adj.)
infecting influence
contagion (n.)
infection of lungs and throat
tisick (n.)
inferior in position
mean (adj.)
inferior quality, something of
second (n.)
infidel
Turk (n.)
infidelity, accepted by husband
wittol (n.)
inflamed anew
new-fired (adj.)
inflamed heavily
overgalled (adj.)
inflamed heel
kibe (n.)
inflamed senses
inflammation (n.)
inflamed sore
blain (n.)
inflamed with wrath
wrong-incensed (adj.)
inflaming of passion
sting (n.)
inflaming with wrath
incensing (adj.)
inflated with anger
swelling (adj.)
inflated with pride
blown (adj.)
inflict blows
lay on / upon (v.)
inflicted, being
infliction (n.)
influence [letter of]
letter (n.)
influence, authoritative
authority (n.)
influence, controlling
sway (n.)
influence, evil
malignancy (n.)
influence, exercise
come over (v.),reign (v.)
influence, exert a controlling
predominate (v.)
influence, have an evil
strike (v.)
influence, lose
dissolve (v.)
influence, predominant
predominance (n.)
influence of a planet
planetary (adj.)
influence of the stars, bad
star-blasting (n.)
influential opinion, give an
prejudicate (v.)
influential phase [in astrology]
aspect (n.)
influential reason
inducement (n.)
inform against
appeach (v.)
inform fully
perfect (v.)
inform with a call
sound (v.)
information, eager for
inquisitive (adj.)
information, gain
gather (v.)
information, giving inside
intelligent (adj.)
information, imparting of
impartment (n.)
information, item of
information (n.)
information, provide with
satisfy (v.)
information, secretly obtained
intelligence (n.)
information, source of
intelligence (n.)
informed
wise (adj.)
informed, be
understand (v.)
informed fully
perfect (adj.)
informed of
privy (adj.)
informer, turn
peach (v.)
infringe
dash (v.)
infuriate
mad (v.)
infusing mixture [in baking]
leaven (n.)
ingenious contrivance
subtlety (n.)
ingenious design
wit (n.)
ingeniously composed
good-conceited (adj.)
ingratiating attendant
observant (n.)
ingratiating manner
oil (n.)
ingratitude, act of
ingratitude (n.)
ingredients, stuffing made of many
hodge-pudding (n.)
inhabitant, local
birth-child (n.)
inherit, able to
capable (adj.)
inherit property, unable to
unpossessing (adj.)
inheritance, lacking
intestate (adj.)
inheritance, pass through
succeed (v.)
inheritance, prospective
reversion (n.)
inheritance, through
successively (adv.)
inheritance right of the first-born child
primogenitive (n.)
inherited nature
race (n.)
inherited qualities
birthright (n.)
inheritor
child (n.)
inheritor, female
inheritrix (n.)
initial action
stroke (n.)
initial period
fore-end (n.)
initial step
induction (n.)
initiated, duly
well-entered (adj.)
initiated, newly
initiate (adj.)
injure badly
spoil (v.)
injured hip, with an
hipped (adj.)
injuring
injury (n.)
injuriousness
injury (n.)
injury, causing
injurious (adj.)
injury, incapable of causing
unhurtful (adj.)
injustice to, do
injury (v.),wrong (v.)
inkling
light (n.)
inlet, narrow
channel (n.)
inmates, hospital
spital-house (n.)
inn waiter
tapster (n.)
innate disposition
nature (n.)
innate generosity
self-bounty (n.)
inner being
soul (n.)
inner movement
motion (n.)
inner person
bosom (n.)
inner virtue
self-bounty (n.)
inner voice
conscience (n.)
innermost
mutual (adj.)
inn-keeper
victualler (n.)
innocence, appearance of
clearness (n.)
innocent creature
fool (n.)
innocent people, of
guiltless (adj.)
innocently utter
blab (v.)
innovation
invention (n.)
innuendo
glance (n.)
inquest
quest (n.)
inquest, hold an
sit (v.)
inquired into, not
unquestioned (adj.)
inquiry, body of persons
quest (n.)
inquiry, judicial
quest (n.)
insane person
fool (n.)
insanity, producing
insane (adj.)
insatiable eater
cormorant (n.)
inscribed with a motto
posied (adj.)
inscription
insculpture (n.)
inscrutable
still (adj.)
insect, night-flying
buzzard (n.)
insecurely
tickle (adv.)
insensible, grown
stupefied (adj.)
insensible to worldly desires
mortified (adj.)
insensitive
dull (adj.)
insensitive, make
dull (v.)
inseparable
unsevered (adj.)
insert [for exploring wounds]
tent (n.)
inside, material which lies
lining (n.)
inside, remain
keep (v.)
inside information, giving
intelligent (adj.)
inside position, take the
wall, take the
insight, lacking
dull-eyed
insignia of employment
badge (n.)
insignificance
nothing (n.)
insignificant, render
trifle (v.)
insignificant amount
pin (n.)
insignificant being
minimus (n.)
insignificant object
minnow (n.)
insignificant sign
trifle (n.)
insincerely
hollowly (adv.)
insinuated
blown (adj.)
insist on it
stand to it (v.)
insist on the need
stand in (v.)
insolence, piece of
rudesby (n.)
insolent, be
insult (v.)
insolently behave
swagger (v.)
insolvency
breaking (n.)
insolvent
broken (adj.)
insolvent, become
break (v.)
inspect urine
cast the water
inspection, submit for
exhibit (v.)
inspired by lust
lust-breathed (adj.)
inspired means
inspiration (n.)
inspiring admiration
respective (adj.)
inspiring no awe
aweless (adj.)
instability
mutation (n.)
installation seat
instalment (n.)
installing
planting (n.)
instant, this very
instant, on the
instantiated
exampled (adj.)
instinct
sense (n.)
instinctive
native (adj.)
institution
school (n.)
instruct completely
perfect (v.)
instruct earlier
fore-advise (v.)
instruct how to act
school (v.)
instruction, course of
discipline (n.)
instruction, domain of
learning (n.)
instruction, gain
edify (v.)
instruction, government
commission (n.)
instruction, precise
precept (n.)
instruction, receive
learn (v.)
instruction, school of
house (n.)
instructions, full of wise
preceptial (adj.)
instructive example
lecture (n.)
instrument, means of closing a finger-hole
stop (n.)
instrument, measuring
square (n.)
instrument for combing wool
cardmaker (n.)
instrument for picking locks
picklock (n.)
instrument of warfare
engine (n.)
insubstantial thing
froth (n.),toy (n.)
insufferably
plaguy (adv.)
insufficiency
insufficience (n.)
insult [gesture of]
bite one's thumb
insult, submit to
coals, carry
insult using thou
thou (v.)
insult-dealer
comparative (n.)
insulting speech
railing (n.)
insulting stare
staring (n.)
insulting treatment
dishonour (n.)
insuppressible
insuppressive (adj.)
insurgency
head (n.)
intact, keep
uphold (v.)
integral part, be an
grow to (v.)
intellect, giving
intellectual (adj.)
intellectual power
strength (n.)
intelligence, bearing
intelligent (adj.)
intelligence, faculty of
speculation (n.)
intelligence, model of
doctor (n.)
intelligence, natural
mother-wit
intelligence, piece of
information (n.)
intelligent, slyly
subtle-witted (adj.)
intelligently
sensibly (adv.)
intemperance
intemperature (n.)
intend to do
purpose (v.)
intended deed
effect (n.)
intense emotion
extreme (n.)
intensity, extreme
extremity (n.)
intensity, gazing with special
earnest-gaping (adj.)
intensity, sacred
sanctity (n.)
intent, made with evil
mistempered (adj.)
intent look, with [of a deer]
gaze, at
intention, accomplish an
achieve (v.)
intentions, privy to one's
counsel, of one's
interaction, conversational
encounter (n.)
interaction, social
conversation (n.)
intercession
mean (n.)
intercession, make
solicit (v.)
intercourse, have
know (v.)
intercourse, sexual
country matters
interest, expecting ample
usuring (adj.)
interest, lacking real
unrespected (adj.)
interest, one who charges excessive
usurer (n.)
interest, out to
out (adv.)
interest, with unbroken
intentively (adv.)
interest on a loan
usance (n.)
interfere, power to
let-alone (n.)
interference, without
clearly (adv.)
interlaced branches, with hedges made of
pleached (adj.)
interlink
solder (v.)
interminable
protractive (adj.)
intermingle
lard (v.)
intermission
intercession (n.)
intermix
lard (v.)
intermixed
blend (adj.)
internal reflection
conscience (n.)
internally
inward (adv.)
interposing
prevention (n.)
interpret as
construe (v.)
interpret in many ways
colourable (adj.)
interpret morally
moralise, moralize (v.)
interpreting the heavens
astronomical (adj.)
interrogation, inviting
questionable (adj.)
interrupt oneself
leave (v.)
interrupted
broken (adj.)
interrupted, temporarily
intermissive (adj.)
interrupted, with supper
half-supped (adj.)
intertwining of arms
knot (n.)
interval, play
act (n.)
intervals, at
interims, by
intervals, at regular
ever and anon
intervening factors
mean (n.)
interview
sitting (n.)
intimate, become
friend (v.)
intimate, unduly
familiar (adj.)
intimate acquaintance
knowledge (n.)
intimate acquaintance, with
familiarly (adv.)
intimate associate
familiar (n.)
intimate chamber
cabinet (n.)
intimate companion
bedfellow (n.)
intimate dealing
mutuality (n.)
intimate friend
inward (n.)
intimately touching
near (adj.)
intimidated
awed (adj.)
intimidated, easily
bashful (adj.)
intimidating
mistrustful (adj.)
intoxication
distemper (n.)
intoxication, state of
disguise (n.)
intractability
stoutness (n.)
intractable
stubborn (adj.)
intricate, wearyingly
tedious (adj.)
intrigue, full of
politic (adj.)
intrigue, master of
Machiavel (n.)
intrigue, outwitted in
unpolicied (adj.)
introduce [to bloodshed]
flesh (v.)
introduce into conversation
broach (v.)
introduced, newly
upspring (adj.)
introspection
imagination (n.)
introspective doubt
scruple (n.)
inundated, become
overflow (v.)
invalidated
cancelled (adj.)
invaluable
unvalued (adj.)
invariably
lightly (adv.)
inveigh
bite (v.)
invent in haste
patch up (v.)
invented, cleverly
cleanly-coined (adj.)
invented, freshly
new-devised (adj.)
invented, recently
new-found (adj.)
invented cleverly
ingenious (adj.)
invented man
shadow (n.)
invention, musical
fancy (n.)
inventive imagination
pregnancy (n.)
inventor
ingener (n.)
inventory, as in an
inventorially (adv.)
invest with special dignity
crown (v.)
investigate
tent (v.)
investigation, official
quest (n.)
investment with the orb
emballing (n.)
inveterate
lodged (adj.)
invigorate
revive (v.)
invigorated
fresh (adj.)
invigorating everything
all-cheering (adj.)
invigorating way, in an
nimbly (adj.)
invisibility
fern-seed (n.)
invite with a look
wink on (v.)
invoice
note (n.)
involuntary
compelled (adj.)
involve as a consequence
import (v.)
involve in
engage to
involve in an undertaking
embark (v.)
involve the loss of
cost (v.)
involved, get
mell (v.)
involved, not be
stand out (v.)
involved, not closely
removed (adj.)
involvement, personal
interest (n.)
involvement, suggest
imply (v.)
inward prompting
motion (n.)
inward thoughts
bosom (n.)
inwardly
inly (adv.)
iris, variety of
flag (n.)
iron, smoothing
goose (n.)
iron fastening
bolt (n.)
iron support in a fireplace, ornamental
andiron (n.)
iron weapon
iron (n.)
irons, in
heels, by the
irony, scornful
mock (n.)
irrationally unyielding
senseless-obstinate (adj.)
irregularly
about (adv.)
irreligious
impious (adj.)
irremovable
inherent (adj.)
irresolute
cowish (adj.)
irresponsibility
lightness (n.)
irresponsible, cruelly
wanton (adj.)
irretrievable
uncurable (adj.)
irreverent, noisily
ribald (adj.)
irreversible
unrecalling (adj.)
irritability
spleen (n.)
irritable when spoken to
unquestionable (adj.)
irritation, show
piss o'th' nettle
irritation, wrinkled with
rugged (adj.)
issue, individual
particularity (n.)
issue, make an
stand upon (v.)
issue, raise an
move (v.)
issue, real
matter (n.)
issue naturally
succeed (v.)
issuing forth
leaking (adj.)
itinerant quack
mountebank (n.)
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