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comment What's the difference between legal (illegal) and lawful (unlawful)?
The use of "EDIT" is widely discouraged on all SE sites I know of, even if people still do it. It's more of a hold-over from forums. In any case: There is also a similar difference between criminal (illegal under criminal law) and wrongful (harming another party in civil law).
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comment aberration vs aberrance vs aberrancy
I think OP is considering them all as nouns with the first definition, with the latter two taking similar forms to the noun "occurence" and "vacancy".
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reviewed Approve 'Has found' versus 'found'
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comment An adjective or noun for someone who “has a lot of gall”?
That doesn't have the negative connotation OP is looking for.
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comment What do you call a person who is always noisy on the Internet?
@Blubberguy22 I disagree with your reading, but even if so -- why mention it? There is a virtually limitless number of words that are not correct here, and the OP does not mention "troll".
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comment What do you call a person who is always noisy on the Internet?
Seems to me that OP is specifically looking for something like "noisy" without the connotation of it being spoken.
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comment Is 'I f*cked the dog' an actual idiom and are there alternatives
@ErikE "To be jerked around" and "to jerk around" are different, though. The latter is the same as "to jerk off" in the sense of messing around. Lots of examples.
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comment What is the word for talking to someone as if they don't know anything
OP: "It's not patronizing is it, because he isn't necessarily trying to talk to the other person in a condescending manner."
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comment What do you call someone who thinks everyone is incompetent (doesn't know anything)?
This is side commentary and not an answer. "Correct" means "right or accurate", not "thinks everyone is incompetent".
Jul
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comment What do you call someone who thinks everyone is incompetent (doesn't know anything)?
This doesn't apply; the "someone" of the OP might well be competent themselves and might assume tasks that are easy for them are hard for others.
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comment Idiom for someone who buys all the best gear to do something before they even have a basic proficiency?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twinking
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comment Why doesn't it go like “him and his wife”?
John Kerry's statement sounds like sarcasm -- you could replace "helluva" with a ton of adverbs ("totally" for example) and preserve the meaning, it's not that "helluva" can be more ironic in particular.
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reviewed No Action Needed Question on plural
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reviewed No Action Needed What is the origin of the phrase “wind your neck in!”?
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reviewed No Action Needed Word for with and without the aid of tools
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reviewed No Action Needed Commutative, or “semantically palindromic” sentences
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comment What does “I have no idea what I'm talking about” mean?
This phrase is pretty literal, not idiomatic. Can you clarify what about it you don't understand? Maybe this should be migrated to ELL.
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answered Film Trailer or Film's Trailer?
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comment How did 'purport' evolve to connote falsity?
I think this is fairly common to the entire set of synonyms here. "Appear" implies that there is some underlying reality which differs from the appearance, otherwise it wouldn't merely be an appearance; hence falsity. Likewise with a "claim", which is frequently absent proof/facts and thus suspect.