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Jun
16
comment How did phobia ever come to mean hatred?
"most of the people classified as homophobic disapprove of homosexuality on moral or religious or social grounds." — I disagree. I know religious people who do not condone homosexual behaviour who treat everyone with love and compassion. Homophobia has been generally reserved for people who discriminate against or express antipathy and aversion towards those who are non-heterosexual.
Jun
15
revised Word for supporting something that is harmful or not beneficial to you
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Jun
15
answered Word for supporting something that is harmful or not beneficial to you
Jun
15
revised Non-related cousin?
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15
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Jun
15
comment What is an alternative for “thank you”?
@ADTC Perhaps this question will help. FumbleFingers correctly notes that the usage of kindly in the phrase is a bit archaic, meaning "with goodwill and enthusiasm; very much."It does not mean thank you in kind, and it does not mean that I am pointing out that I am being kind in my thanks. It is simply an intensifier. It is equivalent to saying thank you very much.
Jun
12
comment What is an alternative for “thank you”?
@ADTC Kindly here is an adverb: I'm thanking someone in a kind and warmhearted manner. It's more than a simple obligation, to me it sounds more appreciative.
May
28
comment What single word encompasses all of a person's social media & Internet presence?
@zenbike Because one word doesn't exist, unless you coin a neologism. Online Presence is succinct enough for a business card.
May
20
answered Word for “not trying one's best” or “appearance of little effort”?
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Feb
9
comment Is there a single word for “becoming lucid”
As an aside, I would find the phrases "became lucid" or "becoming lucid" a bit odd and obtuse. I would more likely hear the phrase "became clear" or "becoming clear".
Feb
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Jan
22
comment Antonym of “misnomer”
@EdwinAshworth Yes, that's why I try to qualify my statements with "serious english context" and "proper English word." Unless we're specifically talking about local slang or neologisms, it seems counterproductive to spread too wide a net in deciding what is an "English word".
Jan
22
comment Antonym of “misnomer”
@EdwinAshworth The way I define a proper English word is that it is found in the OED, Merriam-Webster, Cambridge, or other major dictionary. I don't consider the Urban Dictionary to be an authoritative resource. We could talk a lot about whatever utterances or slang that English speakers have ever used, but if they aren't understood by a significant portion of English speakers, I don't consider it a "serious" English word.
Jan
20
comment Antonym of “misnomer”
@Dreifot The important point is, however, that not all words have antonyms. There's no word that necessarily fits in every sentence construction with the opposite meaning of misnomer. In my example you might write "it would be appropriate to call the decade the Psychedelic 60s because…" (Or perhaps, tying everything together: "It would be an appropriate moniker to call…")
Jan
20
comment Antonym of “misnomer”
@Dreifort you would use the adjective form: The late 1960s were renowned for drug use in America. I don't think you've used misnomer quite correctly — mistake would be a better word choice in that next sentence you wrote. Misnomer is applied to a specific word or term, not a concept. You could instead say "it would be a misnomer to call the decade the Psychedelic 60s because…"
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Dec
10
comment Is there a saying or proverb for a situation where the weakest party will always lose?
I came here to post that "survival of the fittest" as an answer, with the caveat that it is an oversimplification of evolutionary theory, but I like your word "corruption" even better. ;-)