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Definitions of mule word
- noun mule a lounging slipper that covers the toes and instep or only the instep. 1
- noun mule a woman's shoe resembling this. 1
- noun mule The offspring of a donkey and a horse (strictly, a male donkey and a female horse), typically sterile and used as a beast of burden. 1
- noun mule animal: horse-donkey hybrid 1
- noun mule person transporting drugs 1
- noun mule stubborn person 1
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Origin of mule
First appearance:before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English < Old French < Latin mūla mule (feminine); replacing Old English mūl < Latin mūlus (masculine)
Parts of speech for Mule
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
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Synonyms for mule
- horse — a large, solid-hoofed, herbivorous quadruped, Equus caballus, domesticated since prehistoric times, bred in a number of varieties, and used for carrying or pulling loads, for riding, and for racing.
- burro — a donkey, esp one used as a pack animal
- ass — An ass is an animal which is related to a horse but which is smaller and has long ears.
- pony — a small horse of any of several breeds, usually not higher at the shoulder than 14½ hands (58 in./146 cm).
- jackass — a male donkey.
- impulsive — actuated or swayed by emotional or involuntary impulses: an impulsive child.
- bullheaded — blindly stubborn; headstrong
- contrary — Ideas, attitudes, or reactions that are contrary to each other are completely different from each other.
- determined — of unwavering mind; resolute; firm
- foolhardy — recklessly or thoughtlessly bold; foolishly rash or venturesome.
Antonyms for mule
- separation — an act or instance of separating or the state of being separated.
- division — the act or process of dividing; state of being divided.
- singularity — the state, fact, or quality of being singular.
- homogeneous — composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind; not heterogeneous: a homogeneous population.
- pedigreed — having established purebred ancestry: a pedigreed collie.
- docile — easily managed or handled; tractable: a docile horse.
- obedient — obeying or willing to obey; complying with or submissive to authority: an obedient son.
- submissive — inclined or ready to submit or yield to the authority of another; unresistingly or humbly obedient: submissive servants.
- tolerant — inclined or disposed to tolerate; showing tolerance; forbearing: tolerant of errors.
- calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.
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