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

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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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Is there another word for “Burrito”? [on hold]

Is there any other word for "Burrito" (local/less known) that also starts with "B"?
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Synonym of “Barber Shop Pole”! [on hold]

Is there any one word synonym of Barbershop Pole? (Any local word perhaps that starts with 'B'?) Any one word synonym will be fine BTW.
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What is the synonym of the word stray?

Is there any synonym to the word "stray"? I need that to better understand the phrase "Stray observations". Word for word translation doesn't say much to me
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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 there a short, preferably monosyllabic, intransitive verb that means “to be absent”?

My internal thesaurus seems to have a weak point and I don't know what search terms to enter in an on-line thesaurus for this one: Is there a short, preferably monosyllabic, verb that means "to be ...
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Is there one word that means 'to temporarily join'?

Is there a one-worded synonym for 'temporarily join'? Examples: I want to temporarily join your team Or a slightly different meaning; I want to temporarily join these two pieces of metal ...
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Context on using available vs accessible

Consider the following two sentences: 1) Please put the medicine in the living room so that it is available to everyone. 2) Please put the medicine in the living room so that it is accessible for ...
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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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Word to describe people engaged in “credit card fraud”

I find the word "fraudster" a little bit silly-sounding when used in a serious context. Do there exist any synonyms that are more usable in professional discussions of fraud? I'm mostly interested ...
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What is the English equivalent of the Persian word “Saghi” (ساقی)?

About the word: In Persian, Saghi is someone who pours wine and hands it. In Iran, when friends gather to drink wine together, they sit around and one of them (with a rather higher social status ...
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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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English (UK) - does “an enraged expression” make sense?

I am writing a book and one of my characters is angry but I feel like angry doesn't fit in and that enraged makes more sense and also makes the language of the book better but I'm not sure if it makes ...
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What's another way of saying “interested in”? [closed]

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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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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Medieval sounding words or old English words? [closed]

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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Creative synonym for follower/following [duplicate]

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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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 [closed]

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 is a more sophisticated term for 'needs'?

What is the best term to replace the word 'needs' in the sentence quoted below? I feel obligated to apprise you of some problems between students and their needs Nothing I found on Google seems ...
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“What we need and what you get” [on hold]

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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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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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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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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What are common words called, such as “the”, “and”, “to” etc? [closed]

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

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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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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Equivalent for “personify” that's not human-specific

I'm looking for a word that is similar to personify, but that would imply it has life-like qualities, rather than human-like. For example, I am discussing the fact that a self-driving car, if ...
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Word for secret or in-joke

There is a word, somewhere in my dictionary, that means a joke that only a particular group understands i.e., in-joke. I can't remember it and have failed to find it with an online thesaurus, but it ...
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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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Is there an adjective for having and spitting lots of saliva, especially in a state of wild, raging abandon?

I'm looking for a word that describes this happy fellow: source: imgur.com I don't think frothing is the right word. It isn't froth or foam, but sticky wads of spit.
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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 ...
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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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Synonym for Boolean

Question I am trying to find a word, other than Boolean, that represents a true or false value. Is there such a word? Context I am designing a programming language that is meant to be as easy as ...
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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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“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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Shorter words for “likely to be IN apartment names”? [on hold]

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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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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“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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Better term for “intellectual jokes”

What can you call a joke, pun, or anything funny that likely needs intelligence to get? All I can come up with is intellectual jokes; is there another word for this? A one-word answer would be great. ...
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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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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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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 “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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What does the word “cinemaddict” mean?

Please explain to me (non-native speaker) what the word "cinemaddict" means. What synonyms does it have?