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Word for someone preferring homeopathic treatments to western medicine

Similar to an anti-vaccinationist, I'm looking for a word that means someone who prefers homeopathic treatments instead of prescription drugs or refuses (or even simply distrusts) medical treatment ...
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What is the recipient of a disclosure called?

I am working on a software application in which users have facts about themselves which they must disclose to their employer or to a regulatory body. We are pinning down terminology to use for the ...
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Word to denote time to expiration

Is there a single word to denote the amount of time before something expires? For example: The password is valid for another 10 hours What's the word that is equivalent to "good for a period of" ...
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A noun for chosen loneliness

I'm looking for a single word, kind of like loneliness, but without the negative/saddening meaning for describing the act of being alone but preferring it, doing it by a conscious choice.
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What is this type of statement called?

What type of statement do you refer to if you call something by what it is not, like: "That is not good" instead of "That is bad" Thanks in advance
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Looking for an English word or expression for not having a real boss in charge

There is a Hungarian word fejetlenség, literally, having no head, in the state of having no head, meaning a situation where a state or an organisation is an unruly mess. Is there an English ...
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What do you call a person who asks a question but leaves you in the dark as to what its about?

I have a friend who is forever asking questions but always seems to give out vague information about the question until he's pressed for it. I would like to know if there is a title that you can give ...
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Is there a noun for something being contained in something?

In a mathematical context: Let's say x is contained in an interval I. How can I express this as a noun equivalent (but correct) to the "containedness"? I found things like "inherence", "immanence", ...
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How to describe “diluted” words, whose meaning has become too ambiguous

How to concisely and accurately describe the effect many words (usually adjectives/adverbs) are suffering from, where: they have a clear primary meaning but end up being used merely for emphasis, or ...
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Opposite of “nesting”

Generally, if some object is nested, it is in a hierarchy level below another object. For example: * Layer 1 - Layer2 "Layer 2 is nested in Layer 1". What do I call it, if I would "de-nest" Layer ...
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What is the word of “he/she is not the project owner, but he/she is also notified?”

As the title, is there any correct word to address the meaning? I come up with "notifier" but seems not correct.
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WordSearch: Name for ontology practitioner?

What is the proper name for a practitioner of ontology? Note that there are also philosophers of ontology, who are not practitioners (they don't use ontologies).
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What is a word that means “something that is commonly known, but not commonly talked about”?

For example, nobody likes to use the restroom after they take a shower because you slide around on the seat, but that's not something commonly talked about between persons. Or the well understood, ...
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Is there name of the person in the comprehension position and production position?

The four aspects of communicating are: reading, listening, writing and speaking. Reading and listening are comprehension, writing and speaking are production. So, what is the word for a person in the ...
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What is a single word to call someone who adores you?

I want a word to describe person Y who adores person X. As in this case, person Y admire person X one-sided. So what would be the word to call person Y? A more specific context is when this person Y, ...
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1answer
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What is the word for a person who is better than me but jealous of my mere achievements? [on hold]

There's this girl who is wayyyy better than me but keep on commenting on the little things I get more than her and tries to pull me down using those chances which is so irritating...
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What is the name for the regulated sector that is opposed to the unregulated sector of freelance work?

A freelancer is an independent contractor working in a largely unregulated sector of service-workers. The opposite includes companies, institutions, and professions, that are regulated by business-...
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Another word or term for a safe situation that has risk [on hold]

What is a word for a situation that is safe but involves risk? For example climbing a wall with a safety rope, you still have to overcome fear...
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What do you call someone who is able to learn the new technologies?

As I renovate my CV, I would like to find a word (or two) to replace this phrase: Able to learn state of art technologies So for example one would say: George is able to learn state-of-the-art ...
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2answers
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What's a the word for people who make fun of themselves?

I don't mean people with low self esteem. But there are people who feel happy at being able to make other people laugh at their own expense. I remember someone telling me there is a word for them, I ...
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A word for someone who gets scared easily

I have looked online and most websites reference words such as cowardly and spooked. Those however don't seem to reflect what I am looking for. I am looking for a simple word to call someone who ...
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What is a good word that means “something we've done ourselves”? [on hold]

Is there any word that describes this? For example, if I used something that I made myself and did not buy? I was thinking about self-made and homemade, but it doesn't fit the context. We broke apart ...
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1answer
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Someone that can work on all OSs

In my CV, I have a line that says: OSs: Windows, Mac OS X and Linux Is there a word (that a human could understand) that laconically says that I am able to work on all OSs? Example: George ...
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What's a word for not judging a person or not having preconceived notions about someone [on hold]

What's a word for not judging a person or not having preconceived notions about someone. I looking for a better word than unpresumptuous.
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'Predator' is to 'Predatory' as 'Prey' is to…?

I'm trying to find a word like 'predatory' that refers to prey instead. Looking through some physical books gave some information about the root word 'praedor', for which I found this Wikitionary ...
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1answer
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The Synonym for Customer Satisfaction [on hold]

Is there any word or phrase to convey the meaning of overall thought of consumers/customers about a product/company such as customer satisfaction?
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Replacement word/words for “safety” [on hold]

I'm looking to find a more accurate word/term for "safety" in the context of sharing ideas, without fear of rebuttal in environments that acknowledge its ok if you have a question Which at times will ...
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1answer
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Is there a word/phrase for when something makes you uncomfortably self-aware? [on hold]

Is there a word or phrase for when something makes you think about an aspect of yourself that you would rather not think about or something you're guilty of and makes you feel very uncomfortable/...
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4answers
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Term for a humorously hypocritical last sentence at the end of a lecture

At the end of a long lecture on proper behaviour by Pokémon Go players, there's a request to let the Shrine Priest know about any rare Pokémon, indicating that they're playing the game as well. Is ...
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2answers
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Word similar to relief, on the tip of my tongue

I'm trying to think of a word that would be used to describe the only relief out of a bad scenario, kind of like the silver lining, of the only redeeming quality of a ln unfortunate event. Example: ...
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1answer
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Words that are both Anagrams and Synonyms

So my father and I were talking, and I commented that it is supremely satisfying that the words it's and 'tis are synonyms that have the exact same distribution of characters (they are anagrams). He ...
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What do you call torture which leaves no visible marks? [on hold]

Basically, physical torture that is painful, but, leaves no visible marks to provide any proof.
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3answers
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What is the word used to descibe someone who grooms someone for future personal gain?

I have a "friend" who used to socialize with me a lot and we had a lot of fun. She'd invite me over for dinner and to parties she threw. I got really close to her, or so I thought. She has a second ...
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A word for “useful components”?

A word for “useful components”? Is there a single English noun that means something like “useful small pieces of material or machine elements that the craftsman prefers to have always at hand”? E.g. ...
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One word for a “cheap imitation/replica of a thing”? [on hold]

Suppose I bought a fake rolex watch from a flea market. If a friend ask me, "Is it really ROLEX?". What will be a good word for "cheap imitation"?
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What is the best word to describe someone who always anticipates things?

What is the best word to describe a person who always anticipates or thinks of future or possible things (occurrences) according to previous events; i.e., who extrapolates to the consequences of ...
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2answers
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What is a single-word synonym for “train of thought” that would cover exposition to someone else and internal philosophising?

I am seeking a single word to denote a character's train of connected thoughts, both when they are expounding a view or explaining something to another person and when they are analysing in their mind ...
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1answer
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Conflict state counterparts: what's a word that means to “prevent something from being created because of pre-existing object”?

I'm writing an application logging subsystem (a software component) and I have to log system conflict events. The log is structured and all of its records are just bunches of key/value pairs, where ...
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Phrase or word for doing something as a learning experience before doing it for real?

If I want to say 'I regard my first year for this bachelor degree as a try out year or a "pre-learning" year before starting again as a first year elsewhere'. What word or phrase would I use for 'try ...
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1answer
58 views

Correct word usage [on hold]

Is there a word that we use for a person who assists customers differently from their own country? The word biased comes to my mind, but not sure if it correct in this case.
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Is there a word or expression for “pretending to have intended the outcome all along”?

Or maybe for a person who does that. I am talking about cases like someone tripping while carrying a plate and then, by sheer luck, the plate ending up on a table, with contents intact. The person ...
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What is a word for “to state facts as opinion”?

Stating opinions as facts is called dogmatism. Then what is stating facts as opinions called? example sentence: They __________ on the statistics so that the statistics fit their own agenda.
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What do you call a person who likes to dress up in an inappropriately eye-catching way? [on hold]

What do you call a person who likes to dress up in an inappropriately eye-catching way?
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1answer
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Word for “reducing the chance of” [on hold]

What's a shorter way of saying "reducing the chance/likelihood of", as in "exercise reduces the chance/likelihood of obesity"?
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4answers
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Word for “someone whom the law is enforced upon” [on hold]

I need a word for someone whom the law is enforced upon, any ideas? Example : Law needs to disregard the personal beliefs of the enforcers as well as the _____
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4answers
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Term for 'the thing as seen right now'

Is there an english word fitting the longer description 'the visible part of something as seen right now' or 'the thing as it can be understood as of this time'? The word 'Impression' seems to cover ...
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1answer
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Is there a similar root for basting? [on hold]

Basting a turkey vs. a basting stitch in sewing. Is there a similar root, or so they just happen to end up sounding the same?
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5answers
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A word that means “it only works if everyone does it”. [on hold]

For example, fiat money or Facebook. Fiat money only works because the whole community accepts it. Also, Facebook only has value because all your friends are on it. I can't seem to think or find a ...
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Term for “the class of landlords”

I have heard in several spoken discussions a term (which sounds kind of French and is maybe related to the English verb "rent") for the class of landlords - people who live off renting out properties ...
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What is the word for offering feedback in an earnest tone that is actually meant to derail?

There is a word for "earnestly" questions and giving suggestions with a hidden agenda to derail and distract from the main argument being made. I've seen it used on twitter before. I think it ...