A synonym is a word that means the same, or almost the same thing, as another word.

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Agile, nimble and deft [on hold]

Again, they seem to be very similar, according to The Free Dictionary definitions. Is there any difference between then?
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What's a synonym for “ready to ship”

We have a service that essentially dropships products for merchants, but most of them don't know what that means. We've found better results with the phrase "ready-to-ship products", yet this too ...
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Less formal synonym for “Confirmed”, “Acknowledged”

I'm looking for a less formal synonym for "Confirmed" or "Ackowledged", that retains some brevity. As an example, say I've received an e-mail from my manager asking me to switch to a different task. ...
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historicize vs storicize

I know that in english there are two related words, 'story' that refers to a generic thing that happened in the past and 'history' that refers to the 'big' plot of mankind. Now I'm in a completely ...
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A word for something being measured [on hold]

I am writing a mathematics report, and I am looking for a word that describes what is being measured. The sentence is: R^2 is a measure of the same ____ as R, with the added difference that... I ...
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What is the negation of “last”? [duplicate]

If the opposite of "last" is "first", is there a word for the negation, i.e. non-last element in a list?
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Clean, concise, snappy synonym for “f—ing awesome” [on hold]

Our company mission is to make product X fucking awesome. Any clean, non-long-winded, emphatic, passionate synonym for 'fucking awesome' in this context?
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Is there a word or concise phrase for “alternative name for something”? (but not pseudonym or alias)

Question Is there a word or concise phrase for "alternative name for something" which doesn't have the associated negative connotation that pseudonym and alias have? It has to be short so as to fit ...
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Synonyms for intimate? [on hold]

What's another way to say "getting to know someone"? I want to say: "...due to lack of intimacy..." except I'm talking about doctor-patient relationships and the word intimate doesn't seem right. ...
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Another word of 'Technology' [on hold]

ancient word for 'technology' Please suggest
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Why are there so many synonyms in English? [on hold]

I am a translator. I often use dictionary to find English equivalents for words I am trying to translate from my native language. I wonder why there are so many synonyms in English so that I find a ...
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“I'm migrating to Australia” or “I'm immigrating to Australia”? [duplicate]

I am confused as to which is the correct way of saying I am migrating to Australia OR I am immigrating to Australia Which one is appropriate?
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Words without simple synonyms

Is there a word or concept that describes words lacking simple (e.g. less pretentious, less technical, less subjugating) synonyms, or more generally words without single-word synonyms. I'm looking for ...
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a term for a “not web” traditional application

I am writing a cover letter and I would state my experience in both web application and "normal programs". "Normal programs" sounds so bad, what is a good term that I can use without delve into ...
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What are good alternatives to: 'dramatically lowers the barrier to entry for'

I'm sick of hearing the phrase 'dramatically lowers the barrier to entry'. Please help the world out by suggesting a simpler phrase or word to use instead.
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What is a more formal way of saying “get certifications”?

I would like to create a sentence, in which I express, that I have (successfully) gotten a few certifications, but I feel like this sounds too informal for a letter of application. Has anyone got a ...
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I'm looking for a word like “routing out” that also describes a “blind gamble”

When my old dog and I had a regular local park, upon entering, she used to immediately run through all the bushes, hoping to flush out any squirrels. She didn't know if there were any squirrels ...
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What is the difference between supposed to and meant to

It is because it was always meant to be so. It is because it was always supposed to be so. What is the difference between meant and supposed? There must be more but all I can deconstruct ...
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Distress vs anguish

Is there any difference between the words (nouns) distress and anguish? They seem to be quite similar.
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Another phrase for 'Here I was' [closed]

In conversation, we often say Here I was, followed by A, and B, and then something like, but .... used in contrast. This form of expression does not seem to translate well to the written word. ...
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A word for breathable in the spirit of potable and edible

What would be the appropriate choice to use instead of breathable in line of edible and potable?
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“being edited” or “in process of editing” or “in edit” in one word

I am not originally English speaking. How can I tell that something 'is being edited right now' with just one word? Thank you.
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What is another, specific word for being full from food? [closed]

I'm not really satisfied with what the thesaurus is giving me. Full, stuffed, and satiated don't quite taste right in the context I'm using. Any suggestions?
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Usage/meaning of “brattery”

Looking for translations of room for children I found the word "brattery" along with the word "nursery", which I believe is most commonly used for children's room in a house. Is "brattery" still in ...
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Can “probability” be used interchangeably with “rate”?

In a document about a barcode reader, I came across an expression "scanning probability" to indicate the percentage of successful reading of barcodes by the barcode reader in question. I would use ...
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Irradiate, illuminate and shine to mean “throw light”

All the three words are used to mean "throw light" in a document explaining principles of a barcode reader which I am checking. They are all used in sentences to explain "Throw LED to barcode". I ...
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Word for a “Male Mistress”

Is the male version of a mistress, a mastress? It's a term I would use, but I don't know if it is just slang or if it is formal... P.S. I mean a male that sleeps with a married woman (love, not ...
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What is the difference between “to view” and “to see”?

Could you provide some usage examples when they both can be used and some in which only one of them is appropriate? In particular, which is better between "you can come and see the house" and "you can ...
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Can I use the word “compensate” to mean “adjust to correct” something?

I am wondering if I can use the word "compensate" to mean "adjust to correct" something in a document for a programming/mechanic related subject? E.g. Can "position compensation of target objects" ...
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Suitable usage of “cultivated”? [closed]

Here is the scenario: An actor is not so good looking but he cultivated a personality that no one can disapprove of. Is the sentence right? Can you suggest better synonym of "cultivated"?
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Stingy, miserly and frugal: what is the difference in usage?

Could you please provide an example sentence for each adjective so that to show a situation when only one of the adjectives may be used while the others may not? The thing that confuses me most is ...
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How would you say 'stalked forward'?

The sample sentence I want to say is "The wolf stalked forward slowly, towards him. Nostrils flared, it growled menacingly" I know the sentence structure is not proper but I'm not able to combine the ...
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What term describes the replacement of a full description of an object with a reference to one of its specific features? [duplicate]

What term in literary analysis describes the process in which we replace the full description of an object with a reference to just one aspect of it, e.g. 'It is a Rembrandt' instead of 'It is a ...
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Persecute vs. prosecute [closed]

Could somebody outline the difference in meaning and usage of the verbs: prosecute and persecute? Thanks,
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What's a less obscure word for “sinecure”?

I'm writing a message which will go out to a global community, so I want to keep the vocabulary relatively straightforward. I'm describing a job which previously has been a little vaguely-defined, but ...
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What's a good synonym for “good to know”?

As in, "this word is [good to know]". I'm trying to explain that a particular technical word is used a lot and should be known by the reader for future purposes.
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Another way to say “Worked On”

Does anyone know a way to say "Worked on"? I'm wanting to say that I worked on a certain project on my resume but I have drawn a blank.
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Are “embarassing” and “bewildering” synonyms?

The dictionary that I'm using says those meanings are synonyms. Is there no difference between them? I'd also like to know if perplexing could a be synonym of embarassing and bewildering.
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Synonym for “under-developed location” used by someone who is well off?

In a fiction I am writing when one of the characters returns home to his wife he finds here sister's there as well. when asked why they've been there for the past month one explains how they are ...
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Synonym for rare occurrence but with negative connotation

What are some synonyms for 'rare' or 'unusual' that have a negative connotation. For instance: Enron's collapse was unusual, as the massive financial trickery ultimately bankrupted millions of ...
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“Lighter” vs. “brighter”

I'm trying to find information about the grammatical correctness of interchanging lighter and brighter in the sense of: I turned on the lamp and the room became lighter. I turned on the lamp ...
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Innovation Projects vs. Innovative Projects? What's the difference?

It seems to be that innovation projects refer to those projects that are going to innovate current systems or practices with newer things, or generally speaking, bringing something newer to replace ...
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How to say “nonconfluence” in context of God and man?

I'm writing about a union between man and God in Christianity. And this union has a property of not being confluent, meaning that the person of man doesn't dissolve in the person of God but they exist ...
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How to say “beginninglessness” properly? [closed]

I'm writing about a property of God, describing that He has no beginning, and I couldn't find a word for it. The best I came up with is beginninglessness, but it sounds alien and doesn't seem to be ...
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What is a word for something or someone who doesn't do what they are supposed to or what they were meant to do? [closed]

I need a word for something or someone who doesn't do what it was supposed to. Like if an object was supposed to be embarrassing but instead people admire it... Idk a word for something like that or ...
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What's a synonym for “not last” [duplicate]

If I want to indicate that the current batch of items isn't the last one, what's one generic word to say "not last"? P.S. Not looking for a specific word e.g. penultimate
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Difference between “contest” and “competition”? [duplicate]

Is there a criterion to determine whether something is "a contest" or "a competition"? Are "a photography contest" and "a photography competition", for instance, totally synonymous? Is the fact that ...
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Expect vs. Foresee

Just read the sentence "This is not what I expect but what I foresee." Does this make sense to anyone here? Granted there are differences in meaning between 'expect' and 'foresee' but to me they are ...
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Synonyms For Tall? [closed]

Hello there everyone! I have to write this 15,000 word "book" for E.L.A., and I need an unbelievably stupendous word for 'tall'. I can't think of a really good synonym, and I'm getting tired of ...
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What is the difference between “pallet” and “skid”

I usually call this device a pallet, but I have heard it referred to as a skid: Is there a difference between the two words (such as one is the name of the actual wooden device, the other is the ...