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

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A synonym for 'stay' that starts with 'f'?

What word starts with an 'f' and is a synonym for stay, remain, 'opposite of move'?
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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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Need synonym for beginning something eagerly

I am trying to find a one-word synonym for the phrase, "They threw themselves into [an activity]", or "they launched ambitiously into..," or "They zealously began to...". The actual phrase that I am ...
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When do I use fee and when do I use charge? [on hold]

Are there differences between the two words? Thank you very much for your answers.
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Difference between “latent” and “underlying”

I'm not an English native speaker and I tend to use "latent" and "underlying" as if they were synonyms. Are they actually synonyms, or is there a difference between them ? For example, in a ...
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What is the difference between 'reprimand' and 'scold'? [on hold]

Can someone tell the difference between these?
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Is “Tenor” okay?

I came across an advertisement which reads as follows: As one may find, the advertisement uses the word "Tenor" to say that the Bond would have a term (or duration) of 8 years. Is "Tenor" okay in ...
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Word that is like a neutral version of 'cliché'; 'canonical' is likely a synonym

I've been struggling with thesauri, learned friends, and hopeless google searches. The word I'm looking for describes a 'go-to' example or conventionally used style that isn't official. Something ...
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What are other words or phrases for “total catch”, “whole package”, or “perfect 10” when referring to an attractive bachelorette?

I've found it difficult to search for synonyms. I'm hoping for some noun that signifies a really impressive woman that any man would want to share life with. "Perfect 10" and "bombshell" are ...
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A word for a large underground library

I am looking for a word to describe a large underground library many times the height of an average person. The word "edifice" means a large, imposing, and important building. However, I feel like ...
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Is it correct to refer to two different sources using “this” and “this”? If false what synonyms could be used? [on hold]

Is the following decent English: Based on sources like this and this the following code was created: If it is correct English? What kind of synonym could be used in this context?
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hypothetically speaking vs theoretically speaking

"They say the sky is blue"......hypothetically speaking or theoretically speaking (which is the right phrase to use if you thinking of evoking a debate on the matter). If am thinking its any colour ...
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What are other ways of saying “to keep moving forward in times of hardship?” [duplicate]

I'm looking for another way to describe the act of forcing yourself through a s*** week
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Alternative way to say “sold a project”

My apologies if this question seems out of place, but I wasn't sure about where else I should ask it (I also couldn't find anything through Google). I'm in the process of updating my resume, and I'm ...
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Word for “lose something temporarily”

Is there any verb which means that I lost something but actually you're sure that it isn't lost forever? So I don't know where is it now but if I was looking for it, I would find it. Or, I put it ...
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What does the phrase “empty dreams” mean? [closed]

Also, does it have any other synonymous phrases?
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What is an antonym for “technically”? [closed]

In this case technically meaning "according to the prescribed definition or rules." Is there a single word antonym for this?
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How are “autopsy of a corpse” and “post-mortem of a corpse” different?

Autopsy is surgical examination of a corpse to find out the cause of the death. Post-mortem, used in isolation as in "Post-mortem was done", refers to surgical examination of a corpse. Now, the ...
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What is meant by memory hog? [closed]

I found the following statement: Reading in the whole file at one time is called slurping. It can be useful but it may be a memory hog. What is the meaning of hog, and how does it relate to ...
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Is there a better term than “dummy” to describe a non-functional part of a program?

I'm searching for a different or more neutral term than "dummy" to describe a non-functional or non-interactive part of a program. I've been using this term to refer to code in interactive charts ...
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diminishments meaning [closed]

As far as I know the meaning of diminishments is to decrease in size, range or extent. My question is that could increase in cost be diminishments.
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Is 'folk' a politically correct substitute for 'people'?

Edit: Comments so far have focused on the speech of politicians. While this discussion is interesting, and desired when relevant, I am more concerned with use in activist communities. I believe the ...
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More inclusive/formal synonym for “grandfathered in”?

The expression "grandfathered in" or similar expressions like "grandfather clause" aren't always immediately clear to people for whom English is a second language. But I'm hard pressed to come up ...
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What is one word for “each of the equal six parts”? [closed]

For example, it is convenient to say a quarter instead of one fourth. Is there a word for one sixth?
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Another word for information

I've been passing a lot of information along to my relatives and would like to find another word to use instead of 'information'. And please don't say 'data', I would hope to find something more ...
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A word or idiom similar to sour grapes but simply not hating the object you cannot obtain? [duplicate]

I am looking for a word or idiom which can express a feeling similar to the sour grapes idiom but instead of putting down or hating the thing you cannot obtain, you just simply do not want it anymore. ...
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Less extreme way of saying mutually exclusive

I want a word that approximates "mutual exclusivity" but is not quite as strong. For example (please ignore the accuracy of the statement), I want to convey the following message albeit with less of ...
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One word which can mean “synonym” and “translation”

I'm working on a dictionary which can translate words between two languages. It can however also "translate" between the same language, which means that it finds a synonym. In this context the ...
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Is “for perpetuity” a synonym of “permanently”? [closed]

I am looking for another way to say permanently ("not temporarily"), like in: Starting from today, the rule 'A' will hold _______. and was wondering if for perpetuity is a grammatically correct ...
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Is there an established suffix like -phobia that expresses dislike but not fear? [duplicate]

These days there are a host of words constructed with -phobia that express dislike towards a class of people or things. As far as I understand, in common parlance, -phobia technically encompasses any ...
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Searching for a word or phrase [closed]

I am looking for a word or phrase to express the idea of making one thing into an entirely new, better thing. To give a little bit of context, this is in reference to recycling and upcycling.
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One-word equivalent to “show in detail”

This graph shows in detail the relationships between x, y, and z. I'm limited in word count and this expression costs three words. How can I reduce it to one word?
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Synonym for “from the trenches” [closed]

The expression "from the trenches" implies a down-to-reality focus as in "a view from the trenches". Is there any other english expression implying the same meaning ?
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Can I do 3D processing? [closed]

I'm working for a museum and do some programming and 3D. The description of the exhibit I'm making reads: "Programming and 3D processing: < My Name >" I thought that 3d processing is what GPU ...
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Difference between 'roam' and 'ramble' [closed]

Both of these words mean "move about aimlessly or without any destination". Is there any difference between them? Is there any context in which you'd use "ramble" instead of "roam", or vice versa? P....
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a word for “universal weltanshauung”"

Similar to "weltanshauung" or "worldview"...need to find, or create a word that designates on a cosmic or galactic scale an originated (human-species-life force) comprehensive, elemental defined ...
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Is there a word for “teacher's withholding knowledge” [closed]

I know there's a sinhalese word (ගුරු මුෂ්ටි) but can't remember the English word for that?
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Is there a word or phrase which is to a question what a synonym is to a word?

I would like a title for a list of questions which are similar in wording but identical in meaning to the current question. So if you are viewing the question: How many miles in a kilometre? It ...
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How can I express my appreciation for something that I don't enjoy? [closed]

Films like the Clockwork Orange and Requiem for a Dream make me feel uncomfortable. I find them disturbing and it's not an accurate description to say that I 'enjoy' watching them. However, I do find ...
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What is a less litigious synonym for “plaintiff”?

I'd like to say something like "the complainer" for a one-off incident where a person complained about another person, but without implying that they complain habitually (i.e. complainer), and without ...
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Are there any synonyms for the noun 'crush'?

I must clarify, when I say 'crush', I mean the subject of an unrealistic, one-sided infatuation. For example, it can be used in this sentence: 'My celebrity crush is David Beckham.' Could that word ...
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An adjective describing “less noticed”

I am looking for an adjective that describes something as "less noticed." For example, a piece of work in literature that is "less noticed" by many contemporary people, or some important work that ...
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Know-it-alls--a synonym [duplicate]

Both my husband and my sister are know-it-alls who try to do everything without knowledge or ability to do so. My husband wants to remove my dogs sutures to save money. My sister's motivations are ...
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Opposite of Overhear or Evesdrop? [closed]

Overhear is Listening intentionally to a conversation. What is it to Listening unintentionally to a conversation.
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Synonym to “software wizard”

Some software programs provide helper functions which guide you through a certain process, and traditionally these are called wizards. I wish to provide this functionality in the administration-side ...
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One word for “tedious” and “intellectually challenging”

I am looking for a single word that implies that something was tedious to do, but was also intellectually challenging. For example, filling out legal forms may be quite tedious, but perhaps it can be ...
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Synonym for 'reduced packaging'

Is there a one-word synonym for the bulky description of a product that is "packaged using reduced packaging"? So that one could use the synonym in a sentence like, "This product is xxxx"? I used "...
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What's a word for “a person who strives to be unique”? [closed]

English buddies! I've got presque vu today. I'm looking for an adjective or noun that connotes: A risk-taking individual A unique individual An individual who isn't content with following in the ...
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'Prevaricate' as a synonym for 'vacillate'

There's a lot of motivation here. It boils down to a two-part question: is the usage of 'prevarication' as a synonym for 'vacillation' common, acceptable, and/or preferable; and is there any reason ...
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Term for “opposite” items that are actually similar [closed]

Is there a term (like "pseudo-synonym") for things that are colloquially considered opposites when in fact they are part of the same set on a higher level? For example, "cats and dogs" are "opposites"...