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

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Medieval sounding words or old English words? [on hold]

I'm writing a item name generator for my RPG I'm working on and I have a small list of words that are old Amulet Gauntlet Talisman Ward And I'm trying to think of other words like stuff you'd find ...
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What's another way of saying “interested in”?

What's another way of saying "interested in"? In my cover letter, I want to say "i am interested in this position..." but I have already used the word "interested" and I want to use another word to ...
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Creative synonym for follower/following

I am building a platform that will have a similar structure to Twitter and I am tirelessly looking for something that could replace the terms for connections between users. On Twitter the terms ...
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“What we need and what you get”

we're working on a crowd funding campaign, and are looking for a better way to say, "What we need and what you get". This refers to the call of action encouraging people to donate and the perks ...
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Synonym of 'kangaroo court'

From legal-dictionary.com, kangaroo court is defined as such: [Slang of U.S. origin.] An unfair, biased, or hasty judicial proceeding that ends in a harsh punishment; an unauthorized trial ...
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What is a layman's term for "uniform distribution [on hold]

I'm creating an implementation of a Lindenmayer system (L-system) in the Clojure programming language and I'm trying to figure out a name for a utility function which takes a number of arguments and ...
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Succinct phrase for “work well under pressure”?

So I was working on my resume, but it literally took me two hours to come up with a succinct phrase for "work well under pressure". So far I could think of phrases like " pressure performer " or ...
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What words can express the act of sharing in a collective sense, as opposed to a distributive sense

I would like words or very concise statements that express the act of working together and sharing items/resources to a common location for the benefit of a group of people that the items are being ...
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What are common words called, such as “the”, “and”, “to” etc? [on hold]

I remember there was a fancier term for these common words, that search engines ignore.
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Kidspeak for animals

What kinds of animals have a kid-name in English? Not the young of the animal itself, but a childish way of referencing them (for example adults say cat, children say kitty). I got thinking about them ...
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Synonymous idiom for “more x than you can shake a stick at”

It's very difficult to search the web for synonymous idioms, at least for me. I found Origin of "More X than you can shake a stick at", but I'm really trying to find a similar phrase to it. ...
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Someone who is adept/multi-talented in related activities

Is there a word for someone who is skilled at several talents in the arts, e.g. painting, sculpting, playing musical instruments and reading poetry. I am looking for a word that is analogous to ...
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Synonym for observee

I'm looking for a synonym for observee, i.e. something that is observed. The word observee doesn't seem be used much, so I would like to have a more common word if it exists. I need to use it in a ...
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Contact Details Vs. Contacts

"Contact" could be used as a noun. It could be used as plural as in- The more contacts the cloth has with the dirty surface, the more sploiled it gets. "Contact details" is different. "Contact ...
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What does the word “afford” mean here?

What does the word "afford" mean in this passage from an online article? I'd appreciate some synonym as well. Email Limits What You Can Do You do things with people. How you talk is what you ...
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What do you call someone or a group of people who split off from a main group?

What is a single word for someone or a group of people who split off from a main group because they're dissatisfied with its state? I was thinking something along the lines of mutiny, but that's a ...
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Word for a person who is “needy.” [closed]

I'm looking for a word that describes a person who is "needy." All I'm finding are words that treat "needy" as if it meant only "impoverished."
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Synonym for 'idiomatically'

What could be a good and appropriate synonym for idiomatically? I want to use it in phrase " both literally and the synonym"
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Shorter words for “likely to be IN apartment names”?

Can the expression "words likely to be IN apartment names" be shortened? Something like "Frequently appearing common words in apartment names" or "words possibly in apartment names". To generalize ...
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What is the symonym of the word dissing here?

What is the symonym of the word dissing here? But be wary of simplistic, baby-out-with-the-bathwater answers. Achieving Inbox Zero is not about “dissing” email, or melodramatically declaring “email ...
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“Speak of the devil” neutral-sounding synonym for non-person scenario

Is there a neutral-sounding (i.e. doesn't mention the devil) synonym for the idiom "speak of the devil"? The idiom "are your ears burning" or a derivative of that wouldn't be great for this case ...
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“hidden” intentions

I just really want to ask the other ways of saying "having hidden intentions". The word that I've been looking for is something which is synonymous with the "hidden" used in this context. The word is ...
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Word to encompass service, booking, order and reservation

I'm looking for a word that can be used for services, bookings, products and reservations. For example, at a hotel you can reserve a tennis court, book a conference room, order room service and ...
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How to differentiate from multiple interpretations of the word “language”

Suppose I'm currently writing an introduction to programming languages. One of my paragraphs start as follows: Everyone can learn how to program. It is like learning a new language. [...] In ...
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Better synonym for “retirement”

What is a good synonym for "retirement" that doesn't have the negative connotations associated with leaving paid employment?
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Synonym for “Public-Private Power Networks”

I'm working on an article about political systems, which are composed of various elements, including government, media, law enforcement, military, etc. But I can't think of a name for another element ...
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What is a word for ignoring or overlooking evil actions?

Example: The good people of Germany ____ the Holocaust.
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Renumeration vs Remuneration (reimbursed financially), which is correct?

For my entire life, I thought the correct word was Renumeration. But after reading a document that used Remuneration I checked google and apparently I was wrong. The oxford dictionary has a link to ...
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A word for 'make fun of' but less intense than 'ridicule'?

Is there a word which can substitute for the phrase 'make fun of', but is at the same time less intense than the word 'ridicule'? For instance: The author satirizes American capitalism and ...
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What's a similar word to 'precocious' with a positive connotation?

Precocious, per its definition, describes a child in a positive light. But in practice, many tend to use it in a negative way, and I feel the negative connotation outweighs the positive. So even when ...
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Is there a word that includes laptops, desktops, Macs and PCs, but not mobile devices

I want to write the sentence "I am creating an app which is intended for use on laptops, desktops, for both MAC and PC". Is there a single word I can use in place of what I have bolded? They are all ...
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The “fact” whether you win or not?

I am looking for a noun that could be used in this sentence to better describe the situation and make it sound more clear: The "fact" whether you win or lose this game has only minor effect on your ...
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What's the difference between un- adjectives and -less adjectives?

What's the difference, if any, between talentless and untalented luckless and unlucky dauntless and undaunted hapless and unhappy, etc.? Can the answer to this be generalized, i.e. is it ...
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What's a word for someone who always tries to improve things around them?

I'm looking for a word that refers to someone who puts effort into constantly leaving things better than the way he/she found them - an interpretation of 'stewardship'. Sample sentence: "I've been so ...
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Better terms for “Investigative Abilities” and “General Abilities”

I'm writing a roleplaying game based on the Gumshoe system (I swear this is a language question rather than one for rpg.stackexhange.com!). Characters in this games have a set of Investigative ...
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Is puppy a synonym of dog?

I'm a bit confused as to why some thesauruses, e.g. Oxford Dictionaries, state that puppy is a synonym of dog. To me they are related but not a synonym. dog hound, canine, mongrel, cur, ...
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What is another way to say “baby steps”?

I am trying to name a timeline of the American Revolution. The title has to be clever. I was thinking something like " Baby steps to America's Independence " but that was one of the examples soo... I ...
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Catchphrase or word for overcrowded

I am trying to think of catchwords or phrases related to a place being too busy. Something catchy. Examples I've found on the internet: packed, crammed, jammed, packed-like-sardines, choc-full, etc.. ...
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I need a generic word for product and subscription service for an e-commerce site

The site I am designing the data schema for will be selling subscription service and selling access to certain features for a one time fee. I can call the latter a "product" and then I need a ...
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Proper term for “surity..??” [closed]

What's the proper word for "surity or sure-ness". E.g. "It's a surity that it will happen". I know "assurance" can be used. But is there an even closer term for this..?
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Synonyms for “untilted”

In a physical/technical context, I (being not a native speaker) am looking for an adjective that describes the absence of tilt and found “untilted”, which seems however not widely used. More ...
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“Site” vs. “website”

I’ve always used the “website” word in referring to websites. However, several dictionaries (including the Oxford dictionary) mention that one of “site’s” definition is actually “a website”: ...
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I am looking for a word resembling “Coralline”

We are two partners about to launch a product that is currently called "Coralline". We are inspired from the animal and its habitat in underwater. Since this will be an international product I am ...
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Ohh am writing an article for a column in for a magazine and the idiom i want to use is common so i wanna know if there are synonyms for that phrase [duplicate]

Yep,okay is there any synonym for "left hanging" in the sense that in mist of a problem eg: Hot licks was left hanging when questioned by the cops :if there is kindly let me know.
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looking for a synonym for “I believe that”

I'm editing the bio paragraph of a graphic designer's resume, where she has written a sentence beginning, "I depart from the philosophy that..." -- this leads into a quick one-sentence summary ...
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What are some synonyms for uncriticisable? [closed]

I honestly can't think of a word for this. The Cambridge British English dictionary doesn't have it listed as a word, other dictionaries online sometimes have it but don't list synonyms for it. I've ...
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Difference between deformable and flexible

Part of my work is the following sentence: we limit the scope of this work to static, non-deformable and non-flexible objects. However I wonder whether there is a difference between the words ...
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Are there any synonyms for the word high-concept?

Are there any synonyms for the word "high-concept"? Here is the sentence:"The same goes for some of the high concept scenes in the film – I was often creating a new mix down nearly every single day ...
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A synonym for “possible hypothesis” in academic context

I am currently translating into English an academic article discussing some recently-proposed hypotheses for deciphering certain ancient steles. Those hypotheses include the so-called "Greek ...