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1. second

adjective. ['ˈsɛkənd'] coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude.

Synonyms

  • ordinal
  • 2nd

Antonyms

  • beseeching
  • slow
  • future

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

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  • denature

2. nature

noun. ['ˈneɪtʃɝ'] the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized.

Synonyms

  • quality

Antonyms

  • unwillingness
  • sociability

Etymology

  • nature (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • nature (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites.

Synonyms

  • millisecond
  • minute
  • msec
  • sec
  • min
  • leap second
  • time unit
  • s

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • invalidate
  • negate
  • disprove

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

4. nature

noun. ['ˈneɪtʃɝ'] a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe.

Synonyms

  • causal agency
  • causal agent

Antonyms

  • composure
  • agreeableness
  • unwilling

Etymology

  • nature (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • nature (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. nature

noun. ['ˈneɪtʃɝ'] the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc..

Synonyms

  • macrocosm
  • universe
  • existence
  • world
  • cosmos

Antonyms

  • willing
  • permissiveness
  • unpermissiveness
  • ill nature

Etymology

  • nature (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • nature (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] an indefinitely short time.

Synonyms

  • blink of an eye
  • bit
  • instant
  • split second
  • minute
  • mo
  • wink
  • moment
  • heartbeat
  • jiffy
  • trice
  • twinkling
  • time
  • flash

Antonyms

  • advance
  • front
  • fore
  • anterior

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

7. second

adverb. ['ˈsɛkənd'] in the second place.

Antonyms

  • big

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

8. nature

noun. ['ˈneɪtʃɝ'] the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions.

Synonyms

  • ill-natured
  • good-natured
  • animality
  • disposition
  • temperament
  • sociality
  • trait
  • personality
  • complexion

Antonyms

  • good-natured
  • pleasant
  • disagreeable
  • unkind

Etymology

  • nature (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • nature (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield.

Synonyms

  • second base
  • position

Antonyms

  • careless
  • insignificance
  • inconsequence

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

10. nature

noun. ['ˈneɪtʃɝ'] a particular type of thing.

Antonyms

  • unfriendliness

Etymology

  • nature (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • nature (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Example sentences of the word second-nature


1. Noun Phrase
Because reading can feel like second nature to adults, it's easy to forget how challenging it can be to learn this skill.

2. Noun Phrase
Put the symbols on flashcards and memorize them, then write them again and again until they become second nature.

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