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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
5answers
164 views

Offensive single-noun term for “indecisive person”

I'm looking for an offensive single-noun term for "indecisive person," preferably short and cutting. Something along the lines of "nitwit" for "foolish person"; but now instead of "foolish," try ...
1
vote
2answers
51 views

A site where human bones have been discovered

Is there a shorter way of saying "other sites where human bones have been discovered"? I mean a site that is not a burial site, e.g a person has an heart attack, falls down on the ground and dies but ...
1
vote
2answers
95 views

'Put the ball' vs 'throw the ball'

Is the word put a synonym to throw? If a boy exerts his strength to throw a ball, can we also use "put" to describe such? Some online dictionaries define put as "throw a force or weight," which is ...
1
vote
2answers
95 views

What other ways are there to write officially “let us know”? [closed]

Synonyms required. Phrases are preferred.
0
votes
2answers
235 views

Description word between new and old?

I am trying to create a scale of descriptive words. I have new content being described as "fresh" thinking of describing old content just as "old" unless you have any other suggestions. My issue is ...
3
votes
3answers
84 views

Modern words for “contrariwise”

Does contrariwise sound old-fashioned? As in Alice in Wonderland: ‘Contrariwise,’ continued Tweedledee, ‘if it was so, it might be.’ What are the modern words for contrariwise?
44
votes
16answers
9k views

Suggested alternatives for that horrible new noun 'nice-to-have'?

In the example below, I’m looking for a suitable synonym for ‘nice-to-have.’ I’m specifically looking for an appropriate noun replacement; do we actually have such a thing in English? Maintenance ...
1
vote
1answer
83 views

Is “square” a synonym for “roundabout” (noun)?

I can't seem to find it in a dictionary, but every once in a while (although rarely) I do seem to come across examples, such as Bartel-Pritchard Square, that seem to indicate the two are synonyms. ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

To observe, over analyze, but never act

They would see something of significance to them, analyze it, think it through, but never do anything. They can study the details forever but never act.
0
votes
1answer
70 views

What's a more appropriate word than verbatim or literal in this context?

The XML file is being transcribed verbatim to generate the form on the web page. Perhaps literal fits better than verbatim, as the former denotes a looser correlation (in my opinion) than the ...
0
votes
2answers
149 views

What do you call someone who sends an email? [closed]

I searched for sender synonyms but I'm not satisfied with the results
0
votes
2answers
399 views

Alternative ways of saying “Try your best”? [closed]

I want to encourage my friend through a hardship of his career. What are some alternative ways of saying "Try your best"?
0
votes
3answers
151 views

Another term for “middle to upper management”?

I'm trying to express a vocational range of experience. Can anyone conceive of an alternative way of articulating the following: Middle to upper management. I conducted a browser search but ...
0
votes
4answers
4k views

Similar phrases/words meaning “it is worth mentioning”

What could be the other phrases/words with similar meaning of "it is worth mentioning"? e.g. I would like to start a sentence with exactly same meaning of It is worth mentioning that [......]
0
votes
1answer
60 views

Does “money laundering” also mean raising funds illegally?

When I looked up what money laundering meant, the dictionary said it meant “concealing proceeds raised from illegitimate sources”. Does money laundering also mean “raising funds illegally”? If not, ...
4
votes
3answers
267 views

What's a less harsh substitute for crusty/cranky?

I'm writing a tribute to a friend and colleague who passed away unexpectedly last week. I want to use a synonym for "cranky" or "crusty" that doesn't have a lot of negativity about it -- he could ...
0
votes
3answers
280 views

What’s the difference between “way” and “road”?

I saw this sentence: I couldn't help but hear. You've been on the road, so to speak. Why didn't he use way? What is the difference between on the way and on the road?
6
votes
4answers
2k views

What is the difference between mass murder, massacre, and genocide?

Please, help me to understand the following terms along with proper definition and example. I found some references, but, most of them are not clear. Genocide: Wikipedia: Genocide is ...
0
votes
1answer
110 views

Referring to figures other than with “as depicted in” [closed]

I’m currently writing my first English scientific paper and am repeatedly using as depicted in when referring to a figure or table in the text. Can you tell me some alternatives to that phrase?
1
vote
1answer
97 views

Sour and acid taste [closed]

Is there a difference between sour and acid, or these can be used interchangeably?
2
votes
1answer
153 views

What is the best word to describe confusing two words?

I am writing a speech and describing two words that are often confused for each other, "religion" and "faith". I have written this line: Faith and religion are often mistaken to mean the same ...
0
votes
2answers
188 views

“Nominal” vs. “minimal”

Has "nominal" really become a synonym for "minimal"? I thought "nominal" meant "in name only," but it appears that the definition has evolved. What say the members of this esteemed group?
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Technological word for Code Branch, or Region?

Looking for a word that describes a section, or branch of computer code. In this instance, I am assigning numerical ID's to system alarms, and I want to differentiate each section of alarms based on ...
0
votes
3answers
51 views

Folio or booklet, or a better word?

Large hardbound books are printed on little 'booklets', all of the same page count, and then bound together to form one book onto which the hard cover is then attached. Is it wrong to call these ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

The difference between 'transfer' and 'transit' in the context of airports and train stations

There appears to be a fine shade of meaning between the words 'transfer' and 'transit' in the domain of airports and train stations, possibly sea ports as well. Consider this typical usage ...
0
votes
1answer
132 views

Has the word lust got any positive meaning to it?

I've been hearing it quite a while... Sexual desire is the only meaning I know... But have heard people using it positively too.. Which doesn't seem to be giving that "sexual desire" sort of relation ...
1
vote
4answers
63 views

“increment or decrement to bring into range”

I'm looking for a (preferably single) word for "increment or decrement to bring into range", with particular emphasis on 'bring into range'. 'Reconcile' or 'limit' are not bad as far as target ...
1
vote
1answer
307 views

Other ways to say 'each other'

Are there any other ways to say each other? For example, in this sentence: There are times when we both need each other.
-1
votes
2answers
141 views

Need another way to say “as is” [closed]

I need another way to say "as is". I've tried to look up in every dictionary and thesaurus
2
votes
2answers
500 views

Word for “changing your mind” or the act of a mind being changed

As in, the act of someone experiencing something that would change their view or choices about their chosen upcoming event. Is there another way to say "changed my mind"?
3
votes
1answer
192 views

Can I use “henceforth” and “from now on” interchangeably?

Where did the word "henceforth" originated? How could I determine the correct usage of it? Is it also the same with "from this time forward?"
0
votes
3answers
166 views

Word to describe when, where or how privacy is kept, trust is maintained, and integrity matters

Here is a list of scenarios on why honest people would need privacy and anonymity. My marketing research tells me that the word "anonymity" is too closely related to hacking, and "privacy" reminds ...
5
votes
4answers
506 views

Another word for lifehacks

I'm looking for a synonym (single-word of short phrase) for the word lifehack. I read Wikipedia article, and checked few online dictionaries. I could not find any synonym. The word is informal and it ...
0
votes
3answers
63 views

“Sponsoring” without implying funding

I am trying to replace the term "sponsored" in the following context, with a better term that does not imply receiving funds or support of any kind. Project X was sponsored by Company Y. Any ...
0
votes
2answers
106 views

What's the word that means someone who can't adapt to nature?

I heard a word some months ago describing someone who was not the type who could handle being dropped in the middle of nowhere and surviving. I forget if it was an adjective or a noun - I think it was ...
9
votes
4answers
2k views

50s synonym for “snogging”

What would the British term in 1954 have been for "snogging"? "Making out" is American. "All over each other" doesn't seem quite specific enough.
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Generic word for peformer, speaker, teacher for events

I run an event website and have always struggled with finding the right word for the performers of an event. These events might be: A concert (performer) A workshop (teacher) A book reading (author) ...
0
votes
2answers
93 views

What word can suitably replace “Chronicles” in “Chronicles of Narnia”? [closed]

What words can suitably replace "Chronicles" in "Chronicles of Narnia"? Records or Journal doesn't sound good to me, are there any better words? I wanted to start a blog(for recording my ...
-1
votes
2answers
346 views

Is there a synonym for “thesaurus”?

It has always bothered me that there seemed to be this oversight; There is a definition of "dictionary" in a dictionary but no synonym of "thesaurus" in a thesaurus. The best I could figure would be ...
1
vote
3answers
48 views

Synonym for “dynamically driven”

I'm looking to replace the phrase "dynamically driven". Bit of context from where is from/going: I'm describing a bit of tech that is essentially inert, it's not pre-recorded, but at runtime uses that ...
1
vote
2answers
316 views

Why is the word 'narrow' an antonym to the word 'emphatic'?

I have been doing some antonym and synonym exercises as part of my preparation for a verbal reasoning test, and I was asked to pick an antonym for the word emphatic. There were four choices given to ...
-4
votes
2answers
77 views

Are there synomyms of ''enjoy''? [closed]

I am looking for synonyms of enjoy as in enjoy a moment. I thought first of the verb to profit, but it doesn't seem appropriate. Since I want to use it in a poem, I would prefer a single word.
2
votes
4answers
99 views

Synonyms for wondering hard

Can someone help me to identify some English synonyms/idioms meaning to "wonder so hard"? The word or phrase I'm looking for could be used in a situation where somebody tries to solve a very confusing ...
4
votes
4answers
158 views

verb “organise” vs. verb “order”

1) order: The verb order has different meanings. One of them is the following: to organize (things) in a particular list or series : to put things in a particular order or position 2) organise: Also ...
0
votes
3answers
103 views

Forego vs. Forbear vs. Forsake

What is the difference, if any, among forego, forbear, and forsake? In the thesaurus, 1. forsake is listed in the entry for synonyms of forego, but forbear is not listed in forego. 2. neither forego ...
3
votes
3answers
171 views

A masochist without the sexual baggage

The word masochist is used for someone who enjoys what others consider unpleasant: 1.1 (In general use) a person who enjoys an activity that appears to be painful or tedious: It also has song ...
-1
votes
2answers
569 views

Give one word for the following phrase

Is there one word for the following phrase? To come to a conclusion without taking into consideration other parameters/ conditions ( jumping to a conclusion without ' definite and true ' knowledge ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

Synonym for “business infrastructure”

We're internally using the term "business infrastructure" to group a set of modules, like a web site, an administration portal, an e-commerce engine and so on. While nicely accepted by the team, the ...
4
votes
3answers
338 views

The train commenced its journey - Is it bad word choice?

Commence means -begin,start. The train commenced its journey... Is the usage of commence flawed? What is the most striking difference between the three forms: Commence,start, and begin?
2
votes
3answers
808 views

Disdain, contempt or scorn

So I looked up the term contempt and found this definition: The feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration: I also found a synonym, disdain The feeling that ...