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 u 805 items found
ugly, make
unfair (v.)
ugly appearance
ill-seeming (adj.)
ugly face
Gorgon (n.)
ultimate end
end (n.)
ultimately
least, at
umpire, like a tournament
stickler-like (adv.)
unable to accuse
uncharge (v.)
unable to be averted
inevitable
unable to be poured out
inteemable (adj.)
unable to be resisted
opposeless (adj.)
unable to hold
incapable of (adj.)
unable to inherit property
unpossessing (adj.)
unable to join in
stiff (adj.)
unable to restrain oneself
incontinent (adj.)
unable to retain
intenable (adj.)
unable to take in
incapable of (adj.)
unabsolved, with great sins
grossly (adv.)
unaccompanied
single (adj.)
unaccomplished
irresolute (adj.)
unaccountably
strangely (adv.)
unacknowledged
concealed (adj.)
unadorned state
bare (n.)
unadulterated
sheer (adj.)
unadvisedly
unadvised (adv.)
unaffected behaviour
simpleness (n.)
unalterably
certainly (adv.)
unanimity
consent (n.)
unanimous
tale, in a
unanimous decision
verdict (n.)
unanointed by a priest
unaneled (adj.)
unappeasable
unmitigable (adj.)
unapproached
unattempted (adj.)
unasserted, leave
slip (v.)
unassisting
unsisting (adj.)
unassuming
blushing (adj.)
unassuming simplicity
simpleness (n.)
unathletic
stiff (adj.)
unattainable
endless (adj.)
unattended to
cold (adj.)
unattractiveness
foulness (n.)
unauthorized
bastard (adj.)
unavoidable event
necessity (n.)
unavoidable plundering, that makes
ransack-constraining (adj.)
unavoidably
needly (adv.)
unaware of the facts, people
unsatisfied (adj.)
unbalance
distract (v.)
unbecoming, appear
misbecome (v.)
unbelievably
rarely (adv.)
unbelieving
pagan (adj.)
unbending
stiff (adj.)
unbidden
unbid (adj.)
unbroken, stay
hold (v.)
unburdened
empty (adj.)
uncancelled
uncrossed (adj.)
unceremonious
blunt (adj.)
unceremoniously thrust aside
shoulder (v.)
uncertain outcome
doubtful (adj.)
uncertain prospect
resemblance (n.)
uncertainties, filled with
clouds, in
uncertainty, state of
mist (n.)
uncivilized ignorance
barbarism (n.)
uncivilized state
barbarism (n.)
unclassifiable
individable (adj.)
unclear meaning
doubt, in
unclerical
lay (adj.)
unclogged by troubles
unstuffed (adj.)
unclouded
clear (adj.)
unclouded face, with
clear (adv.)
uncomfortable
uneasy (adj.)
uncomfortably near the truth
unhappily (adv.)
uncommitted, with affections
heart-whole (adj.)
uncommunicative
close (adj.)
uncomplicated
easy (adj.)
unconditionally
frankly (adv.)
unconfidential
unsecret (adj.)
unconfined wanderer
libertine (n.)
unconsciousness, state of
lethargy (n.)
uncontaminated
chaffless (adj.)
uncontradicted
unchecked (adj.)
unconventional
untraded (adj.)
uncouth behaviour
rudeness (n.)
uncrowded
void (adj.)
uncultured speech
boorish (n.)
undamaged by the world
unbruised (adj.)
undefiled
chaste (adj.)
under, peep from
under-peep (v.)
under sail, be
fleet (v.)
under way
foot, on
under-age period
minority (n.)
underestimated
neglected (adj.)
undergarment, woman's
smock (n.)
undergoing penance
penitent (adj.)
underhanded
close (adj.)
underneath, adorned
undergarnished (adj.)
underneath, dig
undermine (v.)
undersized
scrubbed (adj.)
undersized person
diminutive (n.)
understand, begin to
come near (v.)
understand, get to
know (v.)
understand, make
insense (v.)
understand, ready to
quick-conceiving (adj.)
understanding, come to an
understand (v.)
understanding, difficulty of
hardness (n.)
understanding, faculty of
discourse (n.)
understanding, lack of
ignorance (n.)
understanding, true
conscience (n.)
understanding, without
parrot (n.)
undertake a role
take upon (v.)
undertake study
take upon (v.)
undertake vigorously
lay on / upon (v.)
undertaken
taken (adj.)
undertaken, do what is
go through (v.)
undertaking, faithful to one's
true (adj.)
undertaking, involve in an
embark (v.)
undertaking, martial
exploit (n.)
under-tapster
underskinker (n.)
undervalued
neglected (adj.)
underwater, located
ensteeped (adj.)
under-wine-waiter
underskinker (n.)
undeserved
unequal (adj.)
undignified
unstaid (adj.)
undignified, act
derogate (v.)
undiminished
unbated (adj.)
undiscerning, make
dull (v.)
undisciplined way, in an
lavishly (adv.)
undiscoverable
undiscernible (adj.)
undiscovered
undescried (adj.)
undisguised
free (adj.)
undistracted by pain
unpanged (adj.)
undivided devotion
integrity (n.)
undivulged
dark (adj.)
undo the seam of
unseam (v.)
undoing the points attaching hose to doublet
untrussing (n.)
undoubted character
approof (n.)
undulate
swim (v.)
undulating hills
down (n.)
uneasy, be
misgive (v.)
uneasy, make feel
misgive (v.)
unenthusiastic
cold (adj.)
unenthusiastically
coldly (adv.),idly (adv.)
unequal to the part
overparted (adj.)
unequally
oddly (adv.)
unevenly
oddly (adv.)
unevenness
rub (n.)
unexpected arrival
pop (v.)
unfairly
false (adv.)
unfairly, play
false-play (v.)
unfaithful, be
truant (v.)
unfaithful to the marriage-bed
bed-swerver (n.)
unfaithful wife
cuckold (v.)
unfaithful wife, man with an
cuckold (n.)
unfaithful wife, with an
loose-wived (adj.)
unfaithfulness
untruth (n.)
unfaithfulness, evidence of
detection (n.)
unfashionable
unsuitable (adj.)
unfashionable, most
wearing, worst
unfastened
unbraced (adj.)
unfavourable appearance
disaster (n.)
unfavourable circumstances
odds (n. plural)
unfavourable planet
disaster (n.)
unfavourable position
hip, on / upon the
unfertile
hungry (adj.)
unfledged bird
gull (n.)
unfocused
parted (adj.)
unforseeable
invisible (adj.)
unfortunate, make
unhappy (v.)
unfriendliness, in a state of
out (adv.)
unfriendly manner, in an
strangely (adv.)
unfrightening
unfeared (adj.)
unfrowning
unbent (adj.)
unfurnished
naked (adj.)
ungentlemanly
ungentle (adj.)
ungovernable
froward (adj.)
ungoverned
savage (adj.)
ungoverned state
nature (n.)
ungraceful, hugely
hulk (adj.)
ungracious
churlish (adj.)
ungracious, become
churl (v.)
ungrateful response
ingratitude (n.)
unguarded
secure (adj.)
unguardedly
unchary (adv.)
unhappy, make
unhappy (v.)
unhealthy
rotten (adj.)
unchallengeable
opposeless (adj.)
unchasteness
dishonesty (n.)
unchivalrous
ungentle (adj.)
uniformity
constancy (n.)
unimaginative
unraised (adj.)
unimpassioned
cold (adj.)
unimportance
nothing (n.)
uninflated
modest (adj.)
uninformed
simple (adj.)
uninformed way, in an
unskilfully (adv.)
uninhabitable
inhabitable (adj.)
uninhabited
idle (adj.)
uninitiated
maiden (adj.)
unintentional
unpurposed (adj.)
unintentionally
unwares (adv.)
uninteresting
heavy (adj.)
uninterrupted
continuate (adj.)
unintimidated
aweless (adj.)
uninvestigated
unsought (adj.)
uninvited
unbid (adj.)
uninvolved, with the heart
heart-whole (adj.)
union, married
spousal (n.)
unique person
nonpareil (n.)
unite [in harmony]
combine (v.)
unite [in marriage]
espouse (v.)
united, closely
conjunctive (adj.)
united, not
twain (adj.)
united forces
conjunction (n.)
united in one body
incorporate (adj.)
united opposition
confederacy (n.)
universally
generally (adv.)
universally benevolent
general (adj.)
unjust claim
wrong (n.)
unjustified
causeless (adj.)
unknowingly
unwares (adv.)
unlike, make
disliken (v.)
unlooked for
sudden (adj.)
unlucky star
disaster (n.)
unmannerly fellow
rudesby (n.)
unmarked by blows
undinted (adj.)
unmarried
chaste (adj.)
unmarried person
bachelor (n.)
unmarried woman
maid (n.)
unmerciful
unpitied (adj.)
unmistakeable
manifested (adj.)
unmistakeably
right (adv.)
unmolested
unvexed (adj.)
unnatural behaviour
unkindness (n.)
unnatural being
land-fish (n.)
unnatural birth, with
prodigiously (adv.)
unnatural drowsiness
lethargy (n.)
unnatural marvel, make into an
monster (v.)
unnatural way, walk in an
amble (v.)
unnaturally conceived
unfathered (adj.)
unnaturally touched
tainted (adj.)
unnecessary detail
circumstance (n.)
unnoticed
unseen (adj.)
unnoticed, pass by
overslip (v.)
unobstructedly
clearly (adv.)
unobtrusive
underhand (adj.)
unoriginal notion
imitation (n.)
unpadded, with lower part
thin-belly (adj.)
unpaid amount
remainder (n.)
unpaid bill after goods have been received
after-debt (n.)
unpleasant to look at
ill-seeming (adj.)
unploughed
uneared (adj.)
unploughed strip of land
hade land (n.)
unprecedented
untrod (adj.)
unprejudiced
unattainted (adj.)
unpremeditated
sudden (adj.)
unprepared for death
unprovided (adj.)
unproductive, become
miscarry (v.)
unprofitable way of life
vanity (n.)
unprofitably, give
lose (v.)
unprofitably pass
spend (v.)
unprovided with comforts
unaccommodated (adj.)
unpurified
unpurged (adj.)
unqualified
positive (adj.)
unquestionable
infallible (adj.)
unquestioned
imperial (adj.)
unravelled
fazed (adj.)
unreadiness
unaptness (n.)
unready, make
unprovide (v.)
unreasonably stubborn
senseless-obstinate (adj.)
unrefined nature
grossness (n.)
unregenerate
old (adj.)
unregulated
unstaid (adj.)
unrehearsed
sudden (adj.)
unrelenting
strict (adj.)
unremitting
hard (adj.)
unresponsive to
unpregnant of (adj.)
unrestrained act
liberty (n.)
unrestrictedly
frankly (adv.)
unrevealed depths, with
unsounded (adj.)
unripe apple
codling (n.)
unripe pea-pod
squash (n.)
unruffled
cold (adj.)
unsatisfactory
lame (adj.)
unsatisfiable
unsatisfied (adj.)
unscrupulous
unruly (adj.)
unsearched
unsought (adj.)
unseasonable
unseasoned (adj.)
unseemly, be
misbecome (v.)
unseemly behaviour
uncomeliness (n.)
unseemly way, in an
amiss (adv.)
unsentimental
hard (adj.)
unsettled, become
unsettle (v.)
unsheathed
bare (adj.)
unsheltered
unhoused (adj.)
unshunnable
unshunned (adj.)
unsightly person
changeling (n./adj.)
unskilfully
greenly (adv.)
unsleeping
watchful (adj.)
unsmoked
white (adj.)
unsoiled
fair (adj.)
unsparingly
home (adv.)
unsplittable
unwedgeable (adj.)
unsteadily, move
yaw (v.)
unsteadiness
staggers (n.)
unsteady, become
reel (v.)
unsubstantial
baseless (adj.)
unsubstantial semblance
shade (n.)
unsuccessful, be
miscarry (v.),miss (v.)
unsupple
stiff (adj.)
unsurpassable
unparagoned (adj.)
unsurpassed
passing (adj.)
unsuspecting
secure (adj.)
unsuspecting, keep
secure (v.)
untarnished
unbraided (adj.)
unthankful
ingrate (adj.)
unthankfulness
unkindness (n.)
unthinking person
inconsiderate (n.)
untimely end, bring to an
cut off (v.)
untormented
unpanged (adj.)
untouched
secure (adj.)
untowardly
thwart (adv.)
untrained practitioner
empiric (n.)
untravelled
unpathed (adj.)
untraversed
untrod (adj.)
untwist spinning
untwind (v.)
unusual happenings, given over to
strange-disposed (adj.)
unwholesome
rotten (adj.)
unwilling, pretend to be
strange, make it
unworthy person
undeserver (n.)
unyielding, irrationally
senseless-obstinate (adj.)
up and about
afoot (adv.)
upbringing, good
nurture (n.)
upland
wold (n.)
upper half closed, with the [of a door]
hatched (adv.)
upper stage
top (n.)
upper stage, on the
above (adv.),aloft (adv.)
upper window
windows' tops (n.)
uppermost
upmost (adj.)
upright, stand
stretch (v.)
upright, stay
bear up (v.)
upright by oneself
high-lone (adv.)
upright way, in an
uprightly (adv.)
uprightness, strict
chariness (n.)
uproar, destroy with
brawl down (v.)
upset, easily
queasy (adj.)
upstairs
above (adv.)
uptake, quickness of
apprehension (n.)
up-to-date
current (adj.)
upward thrust
montant (n.)
upwards looking
upward (adj.)
urgency, extreme
extremity (n.)
urgent enterprise
expedience (n.)
urgent request
importance (n.)
urgent solicitation
importunacy (n.)
urgently
hotly (adv.)
urging of lust
sting (n.)
urinate
leak (v.)
urinate, make
lie, give the
urination
pissing while
urine, inspect
cast the water
urine, medical vessel for holding
urinal (n.)
use, improper
abuse (n.)
use, make good
improve (v.)
use, not put to
maiden (adj.)
use, not turned to
unimproved (adj.)
use, put to
practise (v.)
use as a resource
take to (v.)
use for the first time in battle [of a sword]
flesh (v.)
use sparingly
niggard (v.)
use up all the resources of
beggar (v.)
used, being
working, in the
used to, be
wont (v.)
useful, be
boot (v.)
useful service, providing a
necessary (adj.)
using, stop
give out (v.)
usual accompaniment
appurtenance (n.)
usual occupation
exercise (n.)
usual practice
custom (n.),use (n.)
utensils, maker of pewter
pewterer (n.)
utensils of value, household
plate (n.)
utmost, strain to the
stretch (v.)
utmost severity
extremity (n.)
utter groans during childbirth
groan (v.)
utter innocently
blab (v.)
utter resoundingly
tang (v.)
utter silly remarks
wag (v.)
utterance, forceful
emphasis (n.)
utterance, give
plain (v.)
utterance, oblique
parable (n.)
utterance, previous
precedence (n.)
uttered, recently
passed (adj.)
uttermost, to the
utterance, at
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