I'm looking for a database of alternate words, not like a thesarus, but as they're listed in a dictionary. E.G. not "terrible" => "bad, awful" etc but "terrible" => "terribly".

Is there a specific term I should be looking for for this sort of list? All my googling is just bringing back thesauri.

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    Do you mean "related words"? Terribly is not an alternate for terrible in most senses, in most dialects. – Jon Hanna Jan 13 '15 at 11:55
  • Yes, that's more accurate - this is why I'm struggling to find anything! – SinisterBeard Jan 13 '15 at 11:56
  • A bit more Googling reveals what I'm actually after is "parts of speech" - Moby thesaurus seems to have this covered. – SinisterBeard Jan 13 '15 at 12:03
  • You're looking for something like a dictionary. What went wrong when you tried using a dictionary? (Knowing why a dictionary is insufficient for your needs may help us zero in on exactly what you need.) – user867 Feb 28 '16 at 23:02
  • If you look at a dictionary, an entry fro a word should give its extensions with suffixes (most likely not prefixes). But maybe that's not so easy to see. It's a little more obvious if you just look at a plain online wordlist (like /usr/share/dict/words). – Mitch Feb 29 '16 at 3:39

You are probably looking for a vocabulary (which is practically a dictionary without meanings).

Since you are looking for a database, a lexical database may help. Take a look at WordNet.

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