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Jul
18
comment What is the word whose definition is 'the background laugh on tv shows'?
You may want to try your question on our Audio-Video Production site. They're the experts on the subject and this isn't really an English usage problem, per se.
Jan
25
comment Word for something sad and funny at the same time
We're really trying to avoid using this site for "single word requests." If you have a particularly interesting problem to solve, all we ask is that you include a bit of background and context for asking the question, instead of just repeating the title in the question again. See: meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/1654/… or meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/2160/…
Jan
25
comment Word for someone that always has to be right
We're really trying to avoid using this site for "single word requests." If you have a particularly interesting problem to solve, all we ask is that you include a bit of background and context for asking the question, instead of just repeating the title in the question again. See: meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/1654/… or meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/2160/…
Jan
4
comment Looking for a single word for 'almost real in appearance'
We're really trying to avoid using this site for "single word requests." If you have a particularly interesting problem to solve, all we ask is that you include a bit of background and research into the question, instead of simply asking "I'm trying to think of a word..." See: meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/1654/… or meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/2160/…
Jan
3
comment Another word or term to describe 'Not correctly and properly maintain for quite a long time'
We try to avoid using this site for word requests where a thesaurus or other tool would suffice. If you have a particularly interesting problem to solve, all we ask is that you put a bit of effort and research into the question and let us know what problem you are actually trying to solve. See: meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/1654/… or meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/2160/…
Dec
22
comment Single word for “crucial, but often overlooked”
Why don't we just get away from these "single word requests?" At least the problem becomes somewhat interesting if you put a bit effort and research into the question. These one-sentence "I need a word meaning..." crossword solvers are rarely a good use of this site. meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/2160/…
Dec
19
comment What is a synonym for a casual hiatus?
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Dec
19
comment Is there a word that means “make someone (or something) redundant”?
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Dec
19
comment What is a verb for “the usage of an angry tone of voice”?
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Dec
19
comment Is there a single word for “copied & pasted”?
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Dec
19
comment Is there a single word meaning 'to grow and flourish'?
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Dec
16
comment Word for hope-instilling?
You have a few answers to get your started, but we're really trying to avoid using this site for "single word requests." If you have a particularly interesting problem to solve, all we ask is that you put a bit of effort and research into the question. See: meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/1654/… or meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/2160/…
Dec
16
comment Word for the building/structure in which primates are kept
You have a few answers to get your started, but we're really trying to avoid using this site for "single word requests." If you have a particularly interesting problem to solve, all we ask is that you put a bit of effort and research into the question. See: meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/1654/… or meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/2160/…
Dec
12
comment A word to describe the color of hair that is nearly jet-black, but slightly brown?
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Dec
7
comment What makes a word offensive?
This is more of a sociological issue than one of the English language. There are gestures and people and philosophies that people find just as offensive. Asking why certain "words" are also offensive doesn't change the scope and make it a question about English. The answers below would seem to bear that out (mostly historical/cultural references). You have a few answers I hope you find helpful, but I am going to close this as off topic.
Dec
5
comment A word to refer to both physical objects and conceptual ideas
Reopened. Let's see how it goes.
Dec
4
comment A negative person
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Dec
3
comment What is the most effective single word to convey the concept of a phrase's meaning being “lost in translation”?
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Dec
3
comment What is the opposite of “patricide”?
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Dec
3
comment Feeling of losing one's love
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