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

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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 ...
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A non-gendered word for fishermen

Is there a non-gendered word for fishermen, that doesn't feel as self-conscious as fisherpersons or as folksy as fisherfolk?
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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.
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“with” vs “to have”

I have a tendency to say things like: It was nice with cake. Usually it's in the form of: It was adjective with noun. whereas my wife is always correcting me to: It was nice to have ...
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How do you say “come a long way” in one word?

I'm writing a technical paper and need to say something along these lines: The technology in this area has come a long way in the past twenty years... But I think "come a long way" doesn't seem ...
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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 ...
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What is the origin of “rag” meaning newspaper?

In Australia and the UK, some folks refer to a newspaper as a rag, and I am curious how this term was coined. Although most people would ask for a newspaper, I have gone around asking "Have you got a ...
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Appropriate word for internet name of a person

What is the appropriate word or phrase which means the internet name of a person. I mean the nickname that a person uses in almost all places on the internet like blog, IRC, forums, mailing lists etc. ...
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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) ...
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What word can suitably replace “Chronicles” in “Chronicles of Narnia”? [on hold]

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 ...
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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 ...
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Ways to say “Can't be bothered!”

How else can I express a feeling similar to "can't be bothered!" Words or phrases would be appreciated as well as variations from across the English speaking world.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Reason vs. purpose

Just now I wanted to explain why I was doing something, then I wrote "the purpose of doing something is blablabla". Immediately I wondered why I didn't write "the reason of doing something is ...
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A word that means an undeniable statement, stated emphatically

I'm looking for a word that means an emphatic, definitely correct, powerful assertion, kind of like "undeniable" except that doesn't capture the action aspect of making a statement. (A thesaurus ...
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What is a synonym for “most frequently occurring”

I'm trying to succinctly describe something that occurs most frequently, and the only single-word adjective I can think of is "commonest", but that sounds ridiculous. Are there any other good ...
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a word used to describe a person who is smart funny loyal humble brave compassionate strong willed [on hold]

A single word to describe an individual with tbese character traits. Loving smart witty loyal brave sttkng willed
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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 ...
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Are there synomyms of ''enjoy''? [on hold]

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.
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Recur vs. Reoccur

Is there any difference between the verbs reoccur and recur? Several sources suggest that they are synonymous, but some fine-tuners suggest that there is a nuanced difference, such as Grammarist, ...
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Is there a an equally formal synonym for “in its broadest sense” [closed]

I am looking for a synonym of the sentence "in its broadest sense", for the case of generalizing something. Also synonyms for "to oversimplify", "to generalize" would be useful. I need this for ...
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Is there a synonym for “schadenfreude” that sounds more colloquial?

Is there a more colloquial synonym for "schadenfreude"? I'm specifically looking for a noun that denotes a pleasure derived from other people's misfortunes or sufferings. Sadly, I couldn't find any ...
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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 ...
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Synonym for I will get back to you or I come back to you?

What is the synonym for saying I will get back to you or I come back to you?
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Syntax of “not only” + “furthermore”

Can I use not only with furthermore instead of also? Not only is he tall, he is also heavy. Can I say or write: Not only is he tall, he is furthermore heavy. or (and please tell me if this ...
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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 ...
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Any better terms or words for oversea office

Is there any better terms or words for oversea office? It's like a company opening a new workplace in other countries.
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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 ...
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Synonym for “worse” with no negative connotation

Say there are two records in a band's discography and neither of them is bad. What's a better term than "worse" to refer to one record not being as great as the other record? Since both records are ...
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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 ...
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Is there a synonym for fail better?

This is a passage from Samuel Beckett’s play Worstword Ho, 1983: “...All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better ...” Since I first read this ...
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If I were to have or If I should have [duplicate]

I am not native English. My question regards the conditional form of the verb have to, must. I was wondering if I could use in interchangeable way the expressions "If I were to have" and "If I should ...
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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?
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Synonym/more sophisticated term for free-flowing

I am looking for an apt, or rather, a more sophisticated description for my cacographic handwriting style. The term free-flowing is strictly accurate. However, I am looking for a adjective or term ...
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When is the correct time to use 'granter' or 'grantor'

We have a site where we have people grant each other favors. Within the site, we have copy that says when you grant someone a favor, "you are a 'x'". Should the person who grants a favor to another ...
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A more common word for the noun “effectuator”

I want to use the noun "effectuator" to denote an object that delivers the final effect which was produced by a whole chain of mechanisms. For example, a bullet shot out of a gun is an effectuator of ...
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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 ...
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difference between blunt and brusque

I cannot tell the fine differences between the synonyms brusque and blunt. Blunt suggests lack of polish and of regard for the feelings of others. Brusque connotes sharpness and abruptness of speech ...
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Synonym for ”a sense of”

I am translating something from English to my mother language (Romanian) and I met the expression ”a sense of” a few times (e.g ”Is there a sense of being drawn to [something/someone/...]?”, ”Do you ...
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synonym for “tutor” — American English

I need to translate "tutor" to a language where the same spelling is a false cognate. It would help me be creative to look at a few synonyms. But all I've come up with is "private teacher" which ...
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Is there a word for “piano reinterpretation”?

I really love the idea of people taking a simple melody, perhaps a well known one, and making their own piano interpretation of it, implementing some parts of the original and adding their own bit, ...
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Is integratable a correct adjective for 'capable of integration'?

I'm looking for an adjective that captures the meaning of 'capable of integration' in a systems/software context (so not integrable in mathematical context). Integratable seems to be somewhat in use, ...
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Cost-benefit analysis: expressions, idioms, phrases or words that convey a sense of whether something is “worth it”. Any suggestions?

I'm looking for any expressions that can be used to convey a sense of "cost-benefit analysis", whether formal or informal, but not necessarily literally referring to a balance sheet. An expression ...
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A synonym for “picky” with a positive connotation (food)?

We're very picky about the ingredients we use. In that context, what's a synonym for "picky" with a positive connotation, that denotes that we care very much about the quality of the ingredients? ...
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“Bundle” synonym

Are there any synonyms for "bundle" that mean anything like "multiple items together" (apart from package, parcel, etc.) For example, a discounted SOMETHING of two products on a website. "bunch", for ...
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Another word for sultry

I understand sultry means: (of the air or weather) hot and humid. (of a person, especially a woman) attractive in a way that suggests a passionate nature. Lot of people associate sultry ...
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Prejudicial vs. Prejudiced?

Is there a meaningful difference between the adjectives "prejudicial" and prejudiced"? Does each word fit better in a certain context? (By "prejudicial", I am not referring to the "detrimental" ...
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Is there a defined difference between the word “policy” and the phrase “policy measure”

I've seen a lot of things crop up talking about "policy measures" recently. I've even caught myself about to use (or misuse) it . But does it mean anything unique, or is it just a redundant way of ...
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When to use “necropsy” instead of “autopsy”?

I came across the following in an article about dove hunting: ...the study recorded the hits and misses of 5,094 shots with size 6 and 7 steel shot and 7 1/2 lead shot, killing a total of 1,146 ...