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

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What is another word for street-wise? [closed]

Apart from 'street-smart' what is another word for street-wise?
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Is being shameless the same as being confident

Could you say that one who is acting "shamelessly" or "brazenly" is acting "confidently"? The Oxford Dictionary doesn't list "confidently" as a synonym for either, but I've found the word to be ...
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Looking for a synonym for the verb break

In the sentence below, are the verbs "to break" and "to enter in" synonyms? Issue #7 breaks new ground that was untouched by the video game. Source.
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What are the differences between 'like' and 'alike'? [closed]

The two boys are alike in looks, but not in personality. He's like his brother. These two sentences have been taken from Practical English Usage by Swan. He said that use of alike in second ...
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Differences and use cases of “net”, “network”, “mesh”, “grid”

What are the differences between net, network, mesh and grid? If I have a look at the OED entries, I have a feeling of rather a circular definition: mesh Material made of a network of wire or ...
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Usage of “pragmatic” vs. “practical”

As adjectives in general usage (not in jargon terminology), are the words pragmatic and practical synonymous? If not, how do their meanings and proper usage differ?
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What do you think when these words come up: “populace”, “population”, “people”, the “mass”, the “public” [closed]

When would be the best usage of those words? When do we do/don't use it? What is the message conveyed when we use Populace/Population; People/Mass; Mass/Public? 1.Populace vs Population 2.People vs ...
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Difference between “to cost” and “to be worth”

What is the difference between "to cost" and "to be worth"? Are they mutually replaceable and if not why? For example, is it correct to say that something costs its price.
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meaning of the word “Trucking” [closed]

What does the word trucking mean in the sentence "This chapter introduces you to your digestive system and explains exactly how your body digests the many different kinds of foods you eat, all the ...
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The meaning of “earth” in 18th-century chemistry/mineralogy [closed]

Just today I came across an article describing origin of the name for Yttrium (an element in the periodic table of elements) In 1787, Karl Arrhenius came across an unusual black rock in an old ...
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synonym for the word `nontechnical`

I've fished out untechnical and general so far. Want to say something like Non-technical introduction to Python. Thanks in advance.
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Synonym for “literary nod”

I know the word exists, as I've used it before. It's essentially an element added to a book, piece of art, or even software that serves as a nod to information shared between two people. It's an ...
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A person or a group that shows care for some people but not others

Good day, I'm looking for a word to describe a person or group / association that care for some but not for others, without there being a specific reason for doing so. The person or people aren't ...
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Different ways to say alike to something [closed]

I am writing a game analysis and don't want to say the word "fellow". I originally had "This is where guild wars 2 differs from its fellow games ... " How else could I word this? I have included the ...
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One word equivalent to “play with someone's hair”

In the sentence: Her head was in his lap, and he was playing with her hair. Given that what the verb really defines is him brushing her hair with his hand or stroking it gently, is there a better way ...
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“my person” as a synonym for myself in specific context

First of all, I am not a native English speaker and my understanding of the terms may be biased by other languages I know.. ( hence the question ) In a very official letter I am trying to refer to ...
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General term for both clients and customers?

Both customers and clients pay for either goods or services, but they still fall in the same "customer/client" category, as in they buy stuff from you. What would be the proper general term for this ...
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Latin equivalent for “case-by-case” phrase

I would appreciate a reminder of the Latin-phrase equivalent, or alternative suggestions, for "case-by-case," specifically for language to be included in a public-private case-study. Thank you.
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Is there a synonym for “numerifying”?

I'm not even sure if "numerifying" is a word (my computer's spell check program doesn't seem to think so). But I'm looking for a word that describes translating experiences into numbers for ...
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lower skill level than proficiency

I am looking for a noun which describes a lower level of skill than proficiency, a synonym for intermediate. A word that would fit in this context: conversational .... in Greek I am trying to say ...
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One word for responsibility to take care of something/someone who relies on

I do have some family financial concerns, responsibility to take care of something/someone who relies on me. So I am in such a situation, that I have a lot of..... ...
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One word request - Synonymous with noun “shreds” and connotative of squishy bits?

I'm writing a bit of a gorey scene, where the character in question is overcome with violent muscle spasms in his arm; his muscles flex and convulse and swell so violently that they basically tear ...
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Technical Term for Incorrect Homonym/Synomym Error

I am looking for the technical term for a specific kind of speech/writing error which is the bad intersection of homonyms, synonyms, and words with meaning which are related in one context but not ...
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I think I believe I feel statements should be introduced properly

In English, a subjective statement or a likewise question is often introduced by either of these phrases: I reckon [that] … – Do you reckon [that] …? (dialectal) I think [that] … – Do you ...
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Shorter way to say “will be there”

For an event, I would like to add next to the name of some participants, that they "will be there". For example, Mr. AAA Mr. BBB (will be there) Ms. CCC Can any one suggest a better, professional ...
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Speed, rate, pace, tempo: what's the difference?

I looked up these three words in Oxford Dictionary and I found that they seem to be interchangeable in some cases. Here's the question: what's the difference between the three words? Rate: ...
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Rhetorical Paper

I am writing a rhetorical response to a film and find myself often using the phrase "the viewer"; are there any ways to make my argument more direct without using "the audience" or "the viewer"?
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Is there a word for “an only child”?

Some languages (Aramaic and Arabic for instance) have a word for someone who's an only child. Does English have a word for it? Perhaps it's obscure or "extinct"? "Sole child" and "sibling-less" are ...
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Are “monolithic” and “homogeneous” really synonyms? [closed]

The thesaurus gives the two adjectives as synonymous. But I wonder if they are context specific? Am I right to doubt their being absolute synonymy?
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Does inaugural have a yearly connotation?

We recently started the tradition at our company of honoring an employee of the month. I want to congratulate the first employee who received it, they would be the inaugural employee of the month. ...
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Synonym for “daily” of Latin origin?

When talking about a year long interval I can say "annual" to mean "yearly". For example, "the annual yield is", "the interest rate is 25% per annum", or "the annualized interest rate is 25%" if the ...
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What's another word for 'centre' that starts with the letter 'S'? [closed]

Centre - (noun) the point from which an activity or process is directed, or on which it is focused. Like a shopping centre, sports centre, etc. I'm looking for another word for it but starts ...
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Height and Tallness

We use the words "tall" and "high" to mean different things. A dwarf on top of a mountain is high but not tall. A professional basketball player in Death Valley is tall but not high. Note: I am ...
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Synonym of Incendiary

I am looking for a synonym of incendiary, which means: causing or having the potential to cause a fire I cannot seem to find a synonym for this definition of the word, because most of the synonyms ...
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Synonym for touch the ground

The intended meaning of the sentence is "They all fell to the ground, their heads touching the ground reverentially". The sentence is - "They all fell to the ground, their heads (in line with or ...
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Can the word 'motorist' also mean 'engine manufacturer'? [closed]

Can the word 'motorist' also mean 'engine manufacturer' ? The dictionaries I have consulted define motorist only as the one who drives an automotive vehicle. I've seen the word used in a tagline ...
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More formal alternative of “good” for describing some work [closed]

What is a more formal alternative of saying "good" for describing a work? e.g. "The work looks good." I don't want an adjective with more intensity than "good" such as "remarkable", "outstadning", ...
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What's a word for: “just to feel good about yourself”?

For example: You want approval and people to think you're smart, just to feel good about yourself.
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Limit, border or boundary?

Which word is most apt to state that there is a (abstract but definite) border which defines the difference between two religions, philosophies or faiths? Is it limit, border or boundary? For ...
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Plural of Quorum or synonym thereof

I am writing some APIs and documentation. We have configurable "voting rules" which are methods for deciding when a business process may proceed. Some examples: First valid response Majority Super ...
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Is “After elapsing some time” correct?

I wanna say "Aafter some time since the beginning of the event participants were quite bored". Can I say "After elapsing some time in the event participants were quite bored"? Thanks.
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Is it possible to use “demotivate” with something not related to studying or job?

The question is in the title. Actually, I need something of a synonym to "disencourage" and "demotivate" was the first word that came to my mind. Also, if it's possible to use "demotivate" with ...
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Use of the word “vow” [closed]

Instead saying of I promised to my dad can we say the following? I vowed my dad I would like to know the word if "vow" is a sophisticated word or not. And can we use vow in everyday ...
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What word could I replace “importantly” with in this sentence?

I am looking for a synonym to the word "importantly" in this sentence (as well as other grammar tips because this sentence is messing with my brain): "Perhaps more importantly, I learned the ...
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“Make good use of it” synonyms

I am applying for a job and I will make real good use of the opportunity it will provide me. Could someone give me a good phrase for the following bold part of the sentence: I would really appreciate ...
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“screenshot” vs “screen capture”

"screenshot" vs "screen capture" context : the picture of the screen of a cellphone / desktop 1) Which is the most commonly used ? 2) Is one of the two confusing for some not native speaker ? ...
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What is the difference between more, further, and additional?

Is there a difference between: "For more information, please contact..." "For further information, please contact..." "For additional information, please contact..." If there is a difference, what ...
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How can I get a list of synonyms that work across all contexts? [closed]

Many synonyms are context specific. For example "force" is a synonym for "drive" in the context of urging or inspiring, but not in the context of journeying by vehicle. Other synonyms seem to work ...
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Are there any synonymic simile for “like a ship struck in the middle of the sea”?

By the simile "like a ship.... sea" I am endeavouring to convey the helplessness of a boy that is drowning in his own tears but I cannot for the sake of God conceive of any less generic and more ...
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Is there a non-compound synonym for 'ever-improving'?

Trying to find out a simpler way to refer to someone who is actively looking to grow and excel at what she is doing.