Reverse Dictionary: INFE – INFN


INFECT – verbs
– BESMIT † vb. to stain; to infect, as with disease; to contaminate …a1225
– FECT †* to infect …1541
– RAXON to infect, to taint with disease …1790 Eng. dial.
– TACK † to taint, to infect …1601
 
INFECTED – adjectives
– BEALED festered; infected; abscessed …1790 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– CANKERED † infected, polluted; infectious, venomous …1633
– INFESTED infected …1967 Amer. dial.
– LEPERED † foully infected …1598
– TAINT †* infected, corrupt …1620
 
INFECTIOUS – adjectives
– ARRAND-POISON exceedingly poisonous or infectious …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ARRAND-SMITTLE exceedingly poisonous or infectious …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CANKERED † infected, polluted; infectious, venomous …1633
– DANGEROUS of an illness or disease: infectious …Bk1900 Sc.
 
INFER – verbs
– DEDUCT † to derive by reasoning; to infer, to deduce …1563
– DOPE OUT to deduce or infer from available information …sl.
– SUBSUME † to assume; to infer …1643
– TAKE † to infer, to deduce; to obtain as a result …c1380
– TAKE UP † to infer, to deduce, to conclude …1662
 
INFERENCE – adjectives
– DEDUCTIONAL * pert. to deduction or inference …1683
– DEDUCTORY * pert. to inference …1655
– ILLATIVE of the nature of an inference …1637
inference – nouns  (includes INFERRING)
– DEDUCEMENT † a deduction, inference, conclusion …1605
– EXTRACTION † the drawing of an inference; a deduction …1622
– GATHERING † a conclusion or inference …1552
– ILLATION the act of inferring or drawing a conclusion from premises; hence, that which is inferred; and inference, deduction or conclusion …1533
 
INFERIOR – adjectives
– ADOBE (derogatory) Mexican; hence, second-rate, inferior …19C US sl.
– ARSE inferior, shoddy, valueless, unpleasant, disliked for whatever reason …2002 Brit. sl.
– AWFUL frightful, offensive, exceedingly bad or inferior; unpleasant; terrible …c1786 colloq.
– BEAT worthless, inferior, no good …1944 Amer. sl.
– BELOW THE SALT in an inferior position …1640
– BODGER of low quality; bad; inferior; second-rate; unsatisfactory …1945 Aust. sl.
– BODGIE inferior, unskilled …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– BONE tasteless; unfortunate; inferior …1995 UK sl.
– BRUMMAGEM showy but inferior and worthless …1630
– BUM of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory; faulty  …1859 sl., orig. US
– BUSH-LEAGUE inferior, minor, unsophisticated …N. Amer. colloq.
– C-3 third-rate, inadequate, inferior; highly unfit …1910s sl.
– CACK contemptible, unpleasant, disgusting, loathsome, inferior …1996 UK sl.
– CAGMAG inferior, second-rate, spurious; unwholesome, decaying; coarse, worthless, rubbishy …1859 Eng. dial.
– CAK contemptible, unpleasant, inferior …1996 UK sl.
– CASS-CASS untidy, disreputable, inferior, low-class …20C W. Indies
– CHEAP JOHN inferior; inexpensive; unknown; unimportant; said of people and places …1855 Amer.
– CHEESEY of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory …1863 sl., orig. US
– CHEESY lacking in style; worthless; of cheap of inferior material, design, or workmanship; unsatisfactory for any reason …1863 sl., orig. US
– CHINESE (usually offensive) inferior; clumsy; backward …1898 Amer. military sl.
– CHRONIC of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory …1904 sl.
– CONKY sub-standard, inferior, second-rate …L19 sl.
– CRAPPY of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory …1928 sl., orig. US
– CROOK of things: bad inferior, out of order, unsatisfactory; unpleasant, dreadful …1898 Aust. & NZ
– CRUMBUM inferior; lousy …Bk2006 US sl.
– CRUMBY of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory …1859 sl.
– CRUMMY of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory …1859 sl.
– DADDOCKY inferior, weak; tasteless …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DANK inferior; inefficient …c1945 sl.
– DARK bad, inferior, unpleasant, second-rate, nasty …1980s UK sl.
– DICKEY, DICKY in bad condition; of a low or inferior quality; unsound, shaky …1819
– DOG-ASS wretched; inferior; pitiable …20C Amer. sl.
– DOG-ASSED wretched; inferior; pitiable …20C Amer. sl.
– DIABOLICAL of low quality; bad; inferior;  unsatisfactory …1958 sl.
– DUFF of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory; useless …1953 UK sl.
– ENNER nether, having an inferior place …Bk1900 Sc.
– FEEBLE † of inferior quality, poor, mean; often said of clothing, food, dwelling, etc. …c1275
– GAMMY inferior, of low quality …1979 UK sl.
– GRUNGY inferior, poor, dismal …1969 Amer. sl.
– GUMMY inferior; tedious; unpleasant …1922 Amer. sl.
– GUNGEY, GUNGY second-rate, inferior, spoilt …1979 sl.
– HAIR ABOUT THE HEELS of poor breeding, socially inferior …L19 sl.
– HAIRY ABOUT THE FETLOCKS of poor breeding, socially inferior …L19 sl.
– HAIRY ABOUT THE HEELS of poor breeding, socially inferior …L19 sl.
– HAIRY-HEELED of people; of poor breeding, socially inferior …1930s sl.
– HALF-ARSED careless, inadequate, inferior, unsatisfactory, ineffectual, incompetent, second-rate …1865 US sl.
– HALF-ASS of low quality; bad; inferior …1932 sl., orig. US
– HALF-ASSED of low quality; bad; inferior …1932 sl., orig. US
– HALF-COCK ill-considered; inferior …2002 UK sl.
– HOLE IN THE WALL second-class, inferior …M19 sl., orig. US
– HONKING very smelly; of inferior quality …1985 Sc.
– HURTING inferior, not up to expectations …2002 US sl.
– JEASLEY inferior …1990s sl.
– JEASLY inferior …1990s sl.
– JEEZLY inferior …1990s sl.
– KACK contemptible, unpleasant, inferior …1996 UK sl.
– KAFFIR (offensive) of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory, unreliable …1934 S. Afr. sl.
– KAK contemptible, unpleasant, inferior, nasty …1970s UK & S. Afr. sl.
– MAIL-ORDER ridiculously inadequate or inferior …1923 Amer. sl.
– MANINI small, inferior; stingy …1966 Hawaii
– MANKEY, MANKY of low quality; bad; inferior; defective; unsatisfactory …1958 Eng. dial. & colloq.
– MEXICAN (derogatory) cheap, inferior; makeshift; bogus, illegal …1912 Amer. dial.
– MOULDY of low quality, bad, inferior, unsatisfactory …1896 sl.
– NACKLE-ASS of persons and things: poor, mean, inferior, paltry …Bk1903 Eng. dial.
– NAFF of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory …1969 sl., chiefly Brit.
– NARROW-GAUGE inferior; worthless; small …Bk1902 Amer. sl.
– NAUGHTY † bad, inferior; not up to the proper or usual standard or quality …1526
– N.B.G. of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory (No Bloody Good) …1903 sl.
– NETHERMORE nether, lower, inferior …1382
– NIGGER (derogatory) cheap; inferior; makeshift …1942 Amer. sl.
– NO COP of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory …1902 Brit. sl.
– NOT IN THE SAME STREET AS very inferior to …c1910 colloq.
– NOT IN THE SAME STREET WITH very inferior to …c1910 colloq.
– NOT MUCH CHOP of low quality; bad; inferior, unsatisfactory …1847 Aust. & NZ sl.
– NOT MUCH COP of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory …1902 Brit. sl.
– NOT UP TO MUCH inferior …1864 UK sl.
– OFFAL inferior, superfluous; dirty, untidy …1750 Eng. dial.
– OFFALD inferior, worthless; untidy, ugly; disreputable, vile …1750 Eng. dial.
– OFFALLY inferior, worthless; untidy, ugly; disreputable, vile …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OFFALOUS inferior, worthless; untidy, ugly; disreputable, vile …1857 Eng. dial.
– OFFALY inferior, worthless; untidy, ugly; disreputable, vile …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– ONE-EYED of a place or object: inferior, inadequate, unimportant, useless ….M19 sl., orig. US
– ONE-HORSE small and insignificant; unimportant; second-rate, inferior …1853 Amer. dial.
– ONKUS * of food or drink: inferior, of poor quality …1941 Aust. sl.
– ORDINARY inferior, poor, worthless, contemptible, immoral …1800 Amer. dial.
– ORNARY inferior, of poor quality …1861 Eng. dial.
– ORNERY inferior, poor, insignificant, worthless, contemptible, mean, immoral …1816 Amer. dial.
– PANTS rubbish, second-rate, inferior …1990s sl.
– PEEZALTREE inferior; uncultured; unsatisfactory …1953 Amer. dial.
– PISS-POOR of low quality; bad; inferior, unsatisfactory …1946 sl.
– PISSY of low quality; bad; inferior;  unsatisfactory …1972 sl.
– PORKY second-rate, inferior …1900s US sl.
– POXY of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory …1950 sl.
​- PUKEY nasty; inferior; disgusting …1965 Amer. sl.
– PUKY nasty; inferior; disgusting …1965 Amer. sl.
– PUNK of poor quality; bad; inferior; unwell …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– RAGGED of a person or object: second-rate, inferior …L18 sl.
– RAGGEDY-PANTS inferior; sloppy …World War I US armed forces usage
– RANK second-rate, inferior, disgusting …M18 sl.
– RANK-ASS second-rate, inferior, disgusting …M18 sl.
– RAUNCHY inferior, cheap …1940s US teen sl.
– REFFIDGE worthless, inferior; unsaleable …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– REFUGE worthless, inferior; unsaleable …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– RIBBY of low quality; bad; inferior; applied esp. to something shabby …1936 sl.
– ROPEY of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory …1942 sl.
– ROPY of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory …1942 sl.
– ROTTEN of low quality, bad, inferior, unsatisfactory …1880
– RUBBISHY of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory …1824
– SCHLOCK of low quality; bad; inferior; applied esp. to inferior art or entertainment …1915 sl.
– SCHLOCKY of low quality; bad; inferior; applied esp. to inferior art or entertainment …1968 sl.
– SCHWAG second-rate, inferior, bad …1990s US campus sl.
– SCRAG useless, inferior …1892 Eng. dial.
– SCRANNY scanty or of inferior quality; poor …1867 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCROUNGY inferior, second-rate, grubby …20C US sl.
– SECOND-HANDED of a person: inferior; shabby …1921 Amer. dial.
– SHELLY inferior, of low grade, in poor condition …1935 Amer. dial.
– SHLOCK of low quality; bad; inferior; applied esp. to inferior art or entertainment …1915 sl.
– SHLOCKY of low quality; bad; inferior; applied esp. to inferior art or entertainment …1968 sl.
– SHYPOO inferior; shoddy; second-rate …L19 Aust. & NZ sl.
– SLEAZY cheap, inferior; low …1941 US sl.
– SNIDDY of low quality, bad, inferior, unsatisfactory …1890 sl.
– SNIDE of low quality, bad, inferior, unsatisfactory …1890 sl.
– SNIDEY, SNIDY of low quality, bad, inferior, unsatisfactory …1890 sl.
– SNUFFY second-rate, inferior …1888 Eng. dial.
– SUBALTERN of inferior status, quality, or importance; of a person: subordinate, inferior …1581
– SUBALTERNAL † subordinate, inferior …c1400
– SUBALTERNATE † subordinate, inferior …1432-50
– SUBLUNARY † inferior, subordinate to …1616
– SUFFRAGANT † auxiliary, inferior …1603
– TATTY shabby, inferior …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– TENPENNY inferior; of a poor description …B1900 Eng. dial.
– TINHORN second-rate, inferior, superficially flashy …L19 sl.
– TIN-POT inferior; paltry; shoddy …1765
– TRAGIC inferior, pathetic, no good; used esp. in a sporting context …1984 UK sl.
– ULLAGED of inferior quality; refuse …1892
– UNDERFOOT † inferior, abject, low, downtrodden, suppressed, subject to authority …1594
– UNDER-HEADED † of inferior intellect or parts; dull, stupid …1646
– UNDERLING undersized, small, weak, inferior …a1722
– UNDERLY * subordinate; inferior, low …1648
– UNDERMATCHED † not equal to another; inferior …1642
– UNDER THE ARM of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory; loathsome  …1937 colloq.
– WACK second-rate, inferior, phony, unsatisfactory, unacceptable, very bad …1984 US Black sl.
– WAIF † paltry, weak, inferior; worn-out …1791 Sc.
– WANKY of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory …1972 sl.
– WITH THE LEAST † inferior …c1374
– WOJUS inferior; of poor quality …2004 Ireland
– WRISTY having the characteristics of a masturbator; hence, inferior or unpleasant …2000 UK sl.
inferior – nouns
– ARTICLE a term of contempt for an inferior or worthless person or thing …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BRUMMAGEM a showy but inferior and worthless thing …1630
– CHEAP JOHN cheap goods; something inexpensive, inferior, or in poor taste …1855 Amer. dial.
– CLINKER something second-rate, inferior, esp. a performance …1950s sl.
– CRAP something worthless or of inferior quality …1916 sl., orig. US
– CRUD anything inferior, worthless, ugly, or disgusting …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– DICKY CONCERN anything of an inferior quality …Bk1890 sl.
– DOG a thing of poor quality; something worthless or inferior; a failure, a dud …1917 sl., orig. US
– GAMMY GEAR inferior goods …1979 UK sl.
– GARBAGE something of inferior quality …1592
– GARBLING † the act or process of picking or selecting spices, etc., or of removing the refuse or the inferior specimens from merchandise, etc. …1483
– GRUNGE something of inferior quality; trash …1968 sl.
– LAST RUN OF SHAD, THE someone or something weakened by time or ill health; someone or something weak, inferior, or undesirable …1876 Amer. dial.
– LAST RUN OF SMELT, THE someone or something weakened by time or ill health; someone or something weak, inferior, or undesirable …1946 Amer. dial.
– NECK-BEEF anything inferior or cheap …1687
– ONE-LUNGER any small or inferior set-up or device …1940s US sl.
– POOR DO something inferior, unsuccessful, make-do …1941 Amer. dial.
– PROTESTANT HERRING orig. applied to a bad or stale herring; anything of an inferior quality …Irish sl.
– PUKE any object, person, or situation that is so inferior, obnoxious, ugly, or disliked that it makes one vomit …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– REFFIDGE refuse, worthless or inferior things …1856 Eng. dial.
– REFUGE refuse, worthless or inferior things …1856 Eng. dial.
– RUBBISH something of inferior quality …1601
– SAUCE something bad or inferior …1990s US campus sl.
– SCHLOCK rubbish; inferior goods; anything that is cheap and nasty or tasteless …Brit. sl.
– SCREEF anything inferior or valueless; the dregs of society …Bk1904 Sc.
– SHIT something of inferior quality …1930 sl.
– SHITE something of inferior quality …1930 sl.
– SHLOCK rubbish; inferior goods; anything that is cheap and nasty or tasteless …Brit. sl.
– SHOCKER something of inferior quality …1958 sl.
– SHORT END the inferior part or share of something; the losing end, a bad deal …1904 US sl.
– SKRIFF anything inferior or valueless; the dregs of society …Bk1904 Sc.
– STINKER something of inferior quality …1917 sl.
– STINKEROO something of inferior quality …1934 sl.
– TACK anything of little or no value, or of inferior quality …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TAIL the inferior, least influential, or least skilful members of a body; e.g. of a profession, a political party, sports team, etc. …1604
– TAILS the inferior, less valuable, or refuse part of anything; dregs, sediments …1542
– TARGLE anything worthless or inferior …BK1905 Eng. dial.
– TAT something of inferior quality …1951 sl.
– TATT something of inferior quality …1951 sl.
– TRIPE something worthless or of inferior quality …1902 sl.
– TURKEY an inferior or unsuccessful film or theatrical production; hence, anything disappointing or of inferior value …1927 US sl.
– UNDERHALF an inferior part, lesser portion …1888 Sc.
– UNDER-LOUT n. anything weak or inferior to the rest; used esp. of animals and trees …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
inferior – person
– ANOTHER BREED OF CAT a person inferior or different from the rest …1929  Amer. dial.
– ARTICLE a term of contempt for an inferior or worthless person or thing …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BABION † a term of contempt for a person; an inferior person …1624 
– BABOON an ugly or uncouth person; a stupid person; an inferior person; an oaf, a jerk; also, a term of abuse …c1500
– BOOB an inferior in any sense; a victim …Bk1914 criminals’ sl. 
– CHEAP CRITTER a person inferior in character or intellect …1926 Amer. dial.
– CHEAP CUTTER a person inferior in character or intellect …1926 Amer. dial.
– CHUMP an unsophisticated person; a victim; an inferior …Bk1914 criminals’ sl.
– DEUCE an inferior person, a ‘devil’ …1900s sl.
– DIFFERENT BREED OF CAT, A a person inferior or different from the rest …1970 Amer. dial.
– DIFFERENT BREED OF DOG, A a person inferior or different from the rest …1906 Amer. dial.
– GEGGE † a term of contempt applied both to man and woman; an inferior person …a1300
– GIGGE † a term of contempt applied both to man and woman; an inferior person …a1300
– HAM AND EGGER an average, inconsequential, or mediocre person; a person who is below par, a second-rate person; a stupid, incompetent, or inferior person; an oaf …1919 US sl.
– MANDRAKE † a term of abuse; an inferior person …1508 chiefly Sc.
– NETHERER † a base or inferior person; a socially inferior person …c1449
– OUTSIDER a person who is considered socially inferior …L19 sl.
– PAGE † a male person of the ‘lower orders’, or of low condition or manners; an inferior person; a term of contempt …a1300
– PUISNE † a junior; an inferior; a novice …L16
– PUKE any object, person, or situation that is so inferior, obnoxious, ugly, or disliked that it makes one vomit …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– PUNK an inferior or unimportant person …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– RANK OUTSIDER a complete and utter inferior person …L19 sl.
– SHYPOO an inferior person …L19 Aust. & NZ sl.
– SPART † a term of abuse; an inferior person …c1460 
– SUBALTERN a person of inferior rank or status; a subordinate …1605
– SUBSISTENT † a subordinate, an inferior …1598
– TAILOR a person held in contempt; an inferior person …1605
– TAR-BARREL † a term of abuse for a person; an inferior person …1695
– TAR-BOX † a term of contempt for a person; a ‘stinking fellow’; an inferior person …a1592
– TARLEATHER †* a term of abuse or reproach applied to a woman; an inferior woman …1575
– TARTAR a term of abuse for a person; an inferior person …1590
– TOAD an inferior person …a1568
– TOAD’S-GUTS † a term of abuse; an inferior person …1634
– TRAGIC an inferior or pathetic person …2005 UK sl.
– UNDERER † an inferior; one of lower rank; one subject to authority …c1449
– UNDERLOUT † one who is subject or subordinate to another; an underling or servant; an inferior; the lowest boy on a farm; a lazy servant-boy …a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– UNDERMAN * an inferior or subordinate man …a1300
– UNDERMATCH † one who is no match for another; an inferior rival …a1661
– UNDER-SORT people of inferior degree …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YELLOW DOG a person of no account or of a low type; an inferior, worthless, or contemptible person; a strong term of contempt …1862 US colloq.
inferior – verbs 
– GIVE BEST to yield; to admit inferiority …1877 Eng. dial.
– HAVE NOTHING ON to be greatly inferior to something or someone …1906 US sl.
– REFUGE to separate the worthless or inferior portion of anything from the rest; esp. to draft out the inferior sheep from a flock …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SHOW UP to make another person seem inefficient, ridiculous or inferior …Amer. colloq.
inferior – phrases 
– CAT MAY LOOK AT A KING, A there are certain things which an inferior may do in the presence of a superior …1562
 
INFERIORITY – nouns
– BACK SEAT a position of inferiority or comparative obscurity …1860
– LESSNESS the quality of being less; inferiority, baseness …1635
– NETHERTY †* inferiority …c1449
– UNDERHAND a position of inferiority …1886
 
INFERNAL – adjectives
– ACHERONTIC belonging to Acheron, infernal; hence, dark, gloomy; also, waiting to cross the river of death, tottering on the brink of the grave, moribund …1600
– ACHERONTICAL infernal …1635
– PANDEMONIAC pert. to hell, infernal …1849
– PANDEMONIACAL pert. to hell, infernal; disorderly, noisy …1862
– PANDEMONIAN pert. to hell, infernal; disorderly, noisy …1889
– SUBTERRANEAL † belonging to the lower regions; infernal …1651
– SUBTERRENE infernal …1836
– TARTAREAL †* belonging to the Tartarus of the ancients; hence, pert. to hell or to purgatory; infernal …1602
– TARTAREAN belonging to the Tartarus of the ancients; hence, pert. to hell or to purgatory; infernal …1623
– TARTAREOUS † pert., to Tartarus; infernal, hellish, very wicked …1619
infernal – adverbs 
– EVERLASTING infernal, damned …1904 Amer. dial.
infernal – nouns 
– ACHERON a fabulous river of the Lower World; hence, the infernal regions …1590
– PANDEMONIUM hell, or the infernal regions …1667
 
INFEST – verbs
– HAMPER to infest with vermin; to choke with dirt …1883 Eng. dial.
 
INFESTED – adjectives
– QUICK swarming, infested …1880 Sc.
infested – verbs 
– QUALLER to swarm, to be alive or infested with …a1838 Sc.
 
INFIDEL – person
– PAINIM a pagan, an infidel …Bk1775
– SARACEN  a non-Christian, a heathen, a pagan; an unbeliever, an infidel …c1250
 
INFIDELITY – nouns
– SEVEN-YEAR ITCH an urge to infidelity after seven years of marriage …1936 jocular
infidelity – phrases 
– EATIN’ AIN’T CHEATIN’ used as a jocular assertion that oral sex does not rise to the level of adultery or infidelity …1994 US sl.
 
INFINITE – adjectives
– INTERMINATE * that is without end; endless, boundless, infinite …1533
– INTERMINATED † that is without end; endless, boundless, infinite …a1734
– UNCIRCUMSCRIBED infinite …1610
– UNCIRCUMSCRIPT † infinite …c1374
 
INFINITELY – adverbs
– UNENDLICHE † infinitely …a1225
 
INFINITENESS – nouns
– UNCIRCUMSCRIPTION infiniteness …1852
 
INFIRM – adjectives
– ACAMY diminutive, undersized, infirm …1845 Sc.
– CADUKE † of persons; infirm, feeble …1510-20
– DANDERY trembling, infirm, tottery …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DODDERING shaky, feeble, or infirm, as from old age; foolish, senile …Bk1942 colloq.
– DODDERY shaky, feeble, or infirm, as from old age
– DOWLESS without strength or energy, feeble; infirm …L18 Sc.
– FAILED decayed, worn out; of a person: impaired in health or vigour; infirm …1490
– MAFFLING weak, feeble, infirm …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– QUAB sickly, infirm …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– UNABLE infirm …1896 Sc.
– UNFEARY † feeble, weak, infirm, uncertain in one’s gait …a1779 obs. exc. Sc. & literary
– UNFIERDY overgrown, unwieldy, not in proper trim; infirm, feeble …1825 Sc.
– VALETUDINAIRE not in robust or vigorous health; more or less weakly, infirm or delicate; invalid …1682
– VALETUDINARIAN not in robust or vigorous health; more or less weakly, infirm or delicate; invalid …1713
– VALETUDINARY not in robust or vigorous health; more or less weakly, infirm or delicate; invalid …1581
infirm – nouns
– DING WARD a hospital ward for the mentally infirm …1981 US sl.
infirm – person 
– ACAMY, AKAMY a weak or infirm person or animal; a weakling; also, a term of abuse …1908 Sc.
– DECREPIT an infirm old person …1578
– QUAB a sickly, infirm person …Bk1880 Eng. dial.
– TUMBLETURD an infirm or awkward, clumsy person or animal …1930 Amer. dial.
infirm – verbs 
– DACKER to walk slowly, to saunter, to loiter; to walk aimlessly; to go about in a feeble or infirm state …1818 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– FEEBLISH † to render feeble, weak, or infirm, to enfeeble …1375
 
INFIRMARY – nouns
– SICKER, THE a sick-room; an infirmary …c1910 public schools’ usage
– VALETUDINARY † an infirmary or hospital …1623
 
INFIRMITY – nouns
– FEEBLESS † feebleness, infirmity; infirm health …1297 obs. exc. arch.
infirmity – person 
– WALLOW-CROP an expression of contempt applied to one with a physical or mental infirmity …1824 Eng. dial.
– WALLOW-CROPS an expression of contempt applied to one with a physical or mental infirmity …1824 Eng. dial.
 
INFLAME – verbs
– ONTEND † to kindle, to inflame (lit. and fig.) …c890
 
INFLAMED – adjectives
– CANKERED of a wound or sore: inflamed, festered; of the teeth: decayed …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HEATED impassioned, angry; inflamed, excited …1593
– RANCOROUS † of a wound or sore: festering, inflamed, full of corruption, suppurating …1660
inflamed – verbs
– BELL of a sore: to throb, to be inflamed …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 
INFLAMMATION – nouns
– ANGER inflammation …1891 Eng. dial.
– ANGUISH inflammation …1880 Eng. dial.
– FELON a severe inflammation or swelling, usually in a finger or toe and often involving a bone …1840 Amer. dial.
– INFAMATION inflammation …1888 Eng. dial.
– INFORMATION inflammation …1888 Eng. dial.
 
INFLATE – verbs
– SUFFLATE † to blow up, to inflate …1616
– TO-BLOW † to distend with wind, to inflate, to puff up ….c1000
 
INFLATED – adjectives
– AMPULLOUS † inflated or turgid in language; boastful, vainglorious …1622
​- BOUDEN swollen, inflated …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOULDEN swelled, inflated …Bk1911 Sc.
– ORIFICIAL †* mouthmaking; hence, high-sounding, bombastic, inflated …1594
 
INFLATION – nouns
– SLUMPFLATION economic depression in which decreasing output and employment in industry are accompanied by increasing inflation …L20
– SUFFLATION † the act of blowing up; inflation …1599
 
INFLEXIBLE – adjectives
– CAST-IRON hard, insensible to fatigue; rigid, stern, unbending; inflexible, unyielding, wanting in pliancy or adaptiveness …1830
– FASTREDE †* firm in purpose, inflexible, steadfast …c888
– IMPERSUASIBLE † that cannot be persuaded, inflexible …1576
– IMPLIABLE not pliable; inflexible …a1734
– IMPLOYABLE †* inflexible …1603
– OBDURATIOUS †* hardened against persuasion, entreaty, the sentiment of pity, etc.; stubborn, obstinate, unyielding, inflexible, relentless, hard-hearted …1672
​- UNBOWABLE † unbendable, inflexible …1537
– UNCOMPELLABLE inflexible …1613
inflexible – person
– HARDBALL an inflexible or uncompromising person …1987 US sl.
– HARDLINER a person who takes a firm or uncompromising stance; a rigid or inflexible person; an opponent of compromise or moderation; esp. a member of a political group who adheres uncompromisingly to a set of ideas or policies …1960
– OBSTINANT †* a stubborn or inflexible person …1581
inflexible – verbs
– HAVE A STICK UP ONE’S ASS to be extremely rigid or conventional; to be inflexible, strict, or strait-laced …1967
 
INFLICT – verbs
– BETAKE to hand over, to commit; to inflict …Bk1898 Sc.
– BUY to cause or bring about for oneself; to inflict upon oneself …1932 Amer. sl.
 
INFLICTION – nouns
– MAUL a harassment, vexation; an infliction …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
INFLUENCE – adjectives
– BEHIND under the influence of …1950s Amer. sl.
– INFIT influence …Bk1902 Sc.
– PUISSANT possessed of or wielding power; having great authority or influence; mighty, potent, powerful, strong, forcible …a1450 arch.
influence – nouns 
– ARM influence, power …1960s sl.
– DRAG clout, influence …1896 US sl.
– GAME expert ability at a particular skill; knowledge; power or influence in a particular industry or environment …1950s sl.
– HANG-IN pull, influence …c1950 Amer. dial.
– HOOK an influential patron or associate; political influence …1931 Amer, sl., esp. New York City
– HORSEPOWER power, influence; hence, rating or rank …1939 US sl., esp. navy usage
– JUICE power, influence, sway …1957 US sl.
– LAIGZ influence …1940s W. Indies sl.
– MOJO magic; magical power; also, a charm; broadly, power or influence of any kind …1926 Amer. sl.
– OBER responsibility, liability; power, influence; impudent self-confidence …1929 Sc.
– PUISSANCE power, strength, force, might, influence …LME chiefly arch. & poetic
– PULL influence, as with persons able to grant favour; special power …1886 colloq.
– SAY authority, influence, voice …1835 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SAY-SO final authority; directing influence
– SUBSTANTIAL, THE † persons of influence …1568
– WAFF a good or bad influence …1822 Sc.
influence – verbs
– ACT † to put in motion, to move to action, to impel; to actuate, to influence, to animate …c1475
– AFAITE † to affect, to influence, to incline, to dispose, in any way …c1230
– CARRY A GREAT STROKE † to wield or have great influence …1651
– CARRY A LOT OF WEIGHT to have a lot of influence …Bk2006 US sl.
– CARRY A STROKE † to wield or have great influence …c1645
– EARWIG to urge, to importune; to pester with private importunities or admonitions; to influence or bias a person by secret communications …1837
– FADE to lose power or influence …Bk2006 US sl.
– JUICE to obtain something through the influence of another …1980 US sl.
– PULL WIRES to use personal influence to achieve a desired outcome …1984 UK sl.
– RAILROAD to use influence in the pursuit of personal interests …1970s US college sl.
– TAMPER † to bias, affect, influence, sway a person, his mind, passions, etc.; to disaffect …1687
influence – phrases
– TAIL WAGGING THE DOG, THE a situation in which the less important element or factor controls or influences the more important …colloq
 
INFLUENCED – adjectives
– TICKLE-HEADED † light-minded, easily influenced …1583
– YBOWED † influenced…1387
influenced – person 
– LEAR-FATHER a person whose conduct has influenced others …1855 Eng. dial.
– NOSE OF WAX * a person easily influenced, or of a weak character …1821
 
INFLUENTIAL – adjectives
– AFFECTIVE † tending to affect or influence; influential, operative …1656
– AFFECTUOUS †* influential, effective, successful …1674
– BIG-LEAGUE powerful, influential, important …1919 US sl.
influential – nouns 
– HOOK an influential patron or associate; political influence …1931 Amer, sl., esp. New York City
– MACKDOM the world of clever, influential people …1960s US Black sl.
– TUSH belonging to high society; wealthy, sophisticated, and influential, ritzy …1960 Amer. sl.
influential – person 
– ACE an important, influential person …L19 US sl.
– BARON generally, a person having power or influence in any sphere …1876
– BIG an influential, important, or celebrated person; a big shot …1948 US sl.
– BIG ASS an influential, important or celebrated person; a big shot; a superior person or one who claims to be; used derisively …1956 US sl. 
– BIG BANANA an important or influential person; a boss …1984 US sl.
– BIG BOOT a powerful person; an important or influential person …1969 US sl.
– BIG BOY an important or influential man; also, a leading figure …1921 colloq., orig. US
– BIG-BUG a wealthy, influential, important, or celebrated person …1817 US sl.
– BIG-BUTT a wealthy, influential, important, or celebrated person; an aristocrat; used derisively …1912 US sl.
– BIG CASINO the most important or influential person in a place etc.; a big person …1893 US sl.
– BIG CHEESE an important person, an influential figure, a boss in a situation or job …1885 sl.
– BIG DAD an important person; a person of influence and authority …1967 US sl.
– BIG DADDY a high-ranking or important person; a leader; a person of influence and authority …1948 sl., orig. US
– BIG ENCHILADA a high-ranking or important person; an influential person; the boss, the leader …1973 US sl.
– BIG FISH a high-ranking or powerful, important person; an influential person, a ringleader …1836 sl., orig. US
– BIG FISH IN A LITTLE POND, A a person who is important or influential, but only within a limited area or among a small group …Bk1999
– BIG FISH IN A SMALL POND, A a person seen as important and influential only within the limited scope of a small organization or group …Bk2004
– BIG GUN a person of standing, authority, or office; an important, powerful or influential person; a leading individual …1834 sl., orig. US
– BIG INDIAN (now often offensive) a person of importance or influence …1861 US sl.
– BIG MAGILLA an important, influential person …2003 US sl.
– BIG MEDICINE an important, powerful, or influential person …1878-9 US sl.
– BIG NOB a very important, powerful person; a prominent and influential person in business, politics, etc. …1905 sl., orig. US
– BIG SHOT a superior person, or one who claims to be; a high-ranking, influential, important, or celebrated person …1908 sl., orig. US
– BIG SMELL an important person; an influential figure; a boss in a situation or job …1959 Aust, sl.
– BIG SNAG a superior person, or one who claims to be; a high-ranking, influential, important, or celebrated person …1842 US sl.
– BIG STUFF an important or self-important person; an influential person …1911 sl., orig. US
– BIG SUGAR an important person, an influential person; a boss in a situation or job …1984 sl.
– BIG-TIME OPERATOR a person who is very successful, prominent, and influential in some area of business …c1940 Amer sl.
– BIG VEGETABLE an important person, an influential person; the boss …1977 sl., orig. US
– BIG WAZOO an important or influential person; used derisively …1978 US sl.
– BIG WHEEL an important, influential person, esp. in business …1933 US sl.
– CAPTAIN OF INDUSTRY a powerful or influential person in industry; the head of a large industry …Bk1999 
– CRANE a superior with a great deal of influence …1997 US police sl.
– DADDY an influential, powerful person …M19 sl.
– FAT CAT any successful, wealthy, influential person …1928 sl., orig. US
– GEAR an important or influential person …1955 US sl.
– GOOROO, GURU an influential teacher; a mentor …1810
– GOV’NOR a boss; an important, influential person …M19
– GUV a boss; an important, influential person …M19
– GUVNER, GUVNOR a boss; an important, influential person …1802
– HEAD CHEESE an important person, an influential figure, a boss in a situation or job …1913 US sl.
– HEAVY an important, influential, or powerful person …1925 US sl.
– HEAVY HITTER a particularly important, powerful, or influential person …1922
– HEAVY MAN a man of influence; an influential person …1995 W. Indies sl.
– HEAVY NUMBER an important or influential person …1971 sl.
– HEAVYWEIGHT a person of importance; one of much influence …1857
– HE-COON a prominent or influential man; an important, powerful man …1897 US sl.
– HIGHPOCKETS a large man; a wealthy or influential man …Bk1971 Boonville California jargon 
– HIGH-UP a high-ranking, influential, or important person; the boss, the leader; a person in authority …1882 colloq.
– HIGH-YOU-MUCK-A-MUCK a person of high status and influence; an important or self-important person …1856 colloq, orig. & chiefly Amer.
– HITTER a success, a star, an influential individual; usually with overtones of violence or criminality …1974 sl.
– HI YOU MUCK A MUCK a person of high status and influence; an important person …1856 colloq, orig. & chiefly Amer.
– HOOK an influential patron or associate; political influence …1931 Amer, sl., esp. New York City
– MAC a clever, influential person; a smooth operator …1960s US Black sl.
– MAC DADDY, MACK DADDY, MCDADDY a successful, respected, or influential person – a man who is sexually successful with women – a playboy …1991 US sl., orig. Black usage 
– MACHER in Jewish usage: an extremely influential person – an important and powerful man …1928 Amer. sl.
– MACK a clever, proficient or influential person, usually a man; the best in one’s field …1990 US sl., chiefly Black usage
– MAGNATE a wealthy and influential person, esp. in business …LME
– MAQUE a clever, influential person; a smooth operator …1960s US Black sl.
– MASTER-BEAST the most influential person; the victor, the winner …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MISTAH BIG, MISTER BIG, MR. BIG an important, influential person, esp. a ‘criminal mastermind’ …1930s sl., orig. US
– MOCHER an important, influential, powerful person …1990 US sl.
– MOGUL an important, influential, powerful, or dominant person; an autocrat; a business or media magnate …1653
– MOVER a person who initiates events and influences people; a dynamic and influential person …1873 orig. US
– MOVER AND SHAKER a person who initiates events and influences people; a dynamic, powerful, and influential person …1873 colloq., orig. US
– POPPA LARGE an important, influential figure …1990s US Black teen & East Coast sl.
– TALL POPPY a person who has a high salary or is otherwise prominent; one who is distinguished or notable; a very important person; an influential person; a person with status; often held in contempt by others, who try to bring about this person’s downfall or ruin …1931 Aust. colloq.
influential – verbs
– PACK A KICK to be influential or important …1910s sl., orig. US
– PACK A PUNCH to be influential or important …1910s sl., orig. US
– PACK A WALLOP to be influential or important …1910s sl., orig. US
– PACK ONE to be influential or important …1910s sl., orig. US
 
INFLUENZA – nouns
– BLITZ FLU influenza that floors its victim and then suddenly disappears …World War II Amer. sl.
– BUG, THE. a cold or illness, esp. the flu …1914 Amer. dial.
– HAINGLES influenza …1808 Sc.
– HEN FLEW ENDWAYS influenza …c1960 jocular Amer. dial.
– IN FLEW ENDWAYS influenza …1942 jocular Amer. dial.
– LA GRIPPE influenza …1915 Amer. dial.
– SCRAGGY LOU. influenza …1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘flu’