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comment Word for “void of people”
From Macmillan: empty (adj.) 1. containing nothing 2. containing no people 3. containing very few people or things. With that in mind, I can see how there would be ambiguity for empty street (it might imply a lack of traffic and a lack of people), but I think we can discern the meaning of empty lobby just by context.
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comment Word for “void of people”
@Blackbird - that's what happens when you spurn perfectly suitable words. I don't think that empty restaurant implies there are no tables and chairs in the dining room.
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comment I felt the (a?) sting of wounded pride
You've explained it well; either one could be used.
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comment Word or phrase for “to create again, but better”
I had considered innovate but I like this suggestion much better.
Jul
31
comment Words with meaning: someone who show/deal/focus in a particular area (not expert or enthusiast)
I disagree that the most common word would be specialist. I may be interested in reading, playing guitar, and the New York Rangers, but unless I'm a book critic, have a music degree, or work as an ice hockey talent scout, I'm an enthusiast at best. The word specialist conjures images of podiatrists, pediatricians, oncologists, and heart surgeons, not someone who "shows interest" in a particular area. I do like votary, though. That's a cool word that begins with v, and, FWIW, it has no synonyms listed in my thesaurus app.
Jul
31
comment Words with meaning: someone who show/deal/focus in a particular area (not expert or enthusiast)
The character count is designed to encourage you to bolster your answer with meaningful content, not express annoyance. You could summarize the meaning of pundit, write an example sentence, or quote a usage of the word from a cited news article. If you did all three, the answer would be much more likely to attract upvotes instead of downvotes. As it is now, many in this community would consider this an acceptable comment, but not a very good answer for this site.
Jul
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answered Adjective pertaining to 'rainforest' or similar
Jul
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Jul
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comment Phrases you can say to people who are ashamed to eat at your house?
I'm wondering what's wrong with make yourself at home. Seems like a perfectly reasonable suggestion.
Jul
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revised Phrases you can say to people who are ashamed to eat at your house?
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Jul
3
comment Can “fainted” and “lost consciousness” be interchanged?
Is this in a medical report, or in a narrative at the corner bar?
Jul
3
comment Polite, non-profane equivalent to ‘kick a**’
(That said, I completely agree with your advice to steer clear of "birch" and "spank". I think "thrash" seems okay, but I wouldn't use "chastise" in this context, either.)
Jul
3
comment Polite, non-profane equivalent to ‘kick a**’
@j_random_hacker - If you were a sports fan in the U.S., you'd hear this verb often. I found a quite a few samples in a Google search: John Madden's 1976 Oakland Raiders drubbed the Minnesota Vikings 32-14 in Super Bowl XI to complete a 16-1 season; the Red Sox drubbed the White Sox 10-2 before one of Fenway's largest crowds of the year; The St. Louis Blues clinched a playoff spot Thursday when they drubbed the Calgary Flames; Old Dominion drubbed the Cavaliers at Davenport Field to the tune of a 14-5 blowout; the Seattle Seahawks drubbed the Denver Broncos, 43-8.
Jul
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comment How to say this properly?
"The tree is what I am looking at." No, not formal enough. Why not?
Jun
30
comment Non-technical word or phrase to describe a data “query”
@Kristina - Maybe I've been in IT too long. I didn't think request was too technical, but we often become inured to how confusing these terms can be. (As a side note, one reason I offered this answer was because I thought parameters sounded too technical – funny how that works sometimes!)
Jun
30
answered Non-technical word or phrase to describe a data “query”
Jun
30
revised Mind Blowing vs. Mind Boggling
two spell fixes
Jun
30
answered Is there a word for someone who tends to find faults in others?
Jun
30
comment Is there a word for someone who tends to find faults in others?
@Josh - I was about to mention the same thing :^) Many dictionaries list the adjective fault-finding and the noun fault-finder.