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Questions tagged [single-word-requests]

This tag is for questions seeking a single word that fits a meaning. To ensure that your question is not closed as off-topic, please be specific about the intended use of the word.  YOU MUST INCLUDE A SAMPLE SENTENCE demonstrating how the word would be used.  Click on "Info" or "View Tag" and "Learn more ..." for more information. Please use the "phrase-requests" tag instead if you seek more than just a single word.

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Opposite of a diet

I would like to know if there is a single word to describe the opposite of a diet. If you are overweight you may say "I will go on a diet". If you are underweight you could say "I need to go on a ..." ...
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Slang or scientific term for “mental food”?

By saying "mental food" I mean something that you enjoy digesting mentally, like watching a football game or reading a comic book. (It is in contrast to "physical food" which you physically eating the ...
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What is the function of “is” in a sentence? [on hold]

I only know has/have means you possess or own something. How about is?
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A word for worn pool table felt

I am looking for a word describing a patchy appearance. This is found in things like hair, felt, grass, velvet etc. - specifically surfaces, materials or areas comprised of a totality of much smaller,...
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Is there a word for when something's name completely fits the description or personality?

for example in a story i'm writing, there is a character named Revenge who's main goal is to get revenge. Is there a single word for that?
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What is the word to describe the set of correct answers to a test?

In a multiple choice test the author of the test knows all the correct answers. What is this set of correct answers called? I have tried looking this up but I can't seem to find the word. The word ...
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What is a more professional word to symbolize creating and producing something from start to finish?

What I'm trying to articulate is I create documents for clients from the very start, coordinate all of the input/pieces from contributors withj
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Word describing multiple paths to the same abstract outcome

I am looking for a word I came across but forgot to note down. It describes that multiple pathways can lead to the same outcome — not in terms of physical paths but rather in terms of an abstract ...
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Describing a group of windows?

I'm unsure of the most readily recognizable term among normal people to describe a group of windows in a building. Here's an example of the type of architectural feature I have in mind. In this photo ...
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‘ a heavy blow’ VS ‘a sharp blow’

The man forgot everything when he received a heavy blow on the head. Can place ‘heavy’ with ‘sharp’?
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The most truthful lie there can be? [duplicate]

I was wondering whether it classes as lying if you tell something that you believe is a lie but is actually true. Here is an example. Let's say that you have to be 6ft to ride a roller-coaster. You ...
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Word for a person who poses a relevant question that may or may not have an answer [on hold]

What is the word that describes someone who poses a relevant question that may or may not have an answer or to discover more about a situation.
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Is there a word to describe the feeling of being transfixed out of horror?

Could not find an existing duplicate question, but this may be due to not know how to describe the word/feeling! For example, given the following sentence: Francis could not look away from the ...
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What is it called when someone is utterly absorbed in a piece of art?

At one art workshop, the lecturer was describing the state of being when one is fully absorbed in a piece of art. It is paired with losing a sense of time for a brief moment and sometimes followed ...
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Synonyms to blessing?

I believe there’s a word that goes with this sentence. “At this point anything would be a good _____.”
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Whats a word for someone who thinks everything is easy? [on hold]

I saw this word on a reddit post but I can't find that post no more but its describes a person who thinks everything is easy, and is very douchy. When you ask them a question, they'll be like, "oh ...
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What do you call someone who hates pictures?

What do you call a person who hates pictures, drawings, photos, and images of all kinds and finds them unnecessary and uninteresting. I found a word iconoclast to have a similar meaning, but it had a ...
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Word for slipping between reality and previous memories [on hold]

Looking for a word that describes: Alternating between knowing where you are and slipping into thinking you are in a different time or place. I think this often happens to people who suffer from ...
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What is the opposite of “artificial intelligence”? [on hold]

If our perspective is imperfect, and we create an "intelligence" based on that flawed perspective, we create an imperfect copy of something that is imperfect (like a VHS tape copy). If we go the ...
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What is the gram­mat­i­cal term for “‑ed” words like these?

In English we say things like: a cal­i­brated de­vice a dis­trib­uted prod­uct a founded com­pany a de­stroyed house Those ‑ed words there all sig­nify that some verb (here re­spec­tively cal­i­...
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word finding difficulty. not totally attainable… like virtue [on hold]

hiii. i know you guys aren't allowed to make fun of me even though i'm sure you want to. i am working on graduate applications for counseling psychology and currently writing about multicultural and ...
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Is there a single word describing earning money through any means?

I am using compound word "money-oriented" too much in my essay. I want another word for it. Person who not only thinks about money all the time but also earns money through any means. They are ready ...
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what do you call intellectual creations? [on hold]

Is there a word to describe all intellectual creations? I came up with content but that's too generic. Artwork on the other hand has very specific connotation. I need something that applies mostly to ...
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Paying for everybody, to be paid back later [on hold]

Is there is any word or phrase (American English or British English) denoting somebody in a group or circle who takes charge of paying all expenses of the group, which will be later paid back by the ...
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What is a shortened word that is used as an insult called?

In this example someone calling a person who likes or practices traditional architecture a Trad I think along the same lines as calling a communist a commie
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Word/phrase/idiom for 'taking flak' (any kind to any degree) from people who can't handle everyday details well [on hold]

So, this is the kind of thing that happens to me and some of my friends...a lot! And we struggle with finding words to describe it. Here's a real-world example; let's pretend it happened to you for ...
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Think Doublethink

In 1984 this is a term for someone who could, knowing all the facts, still believe a falsehood to be true. Is there a word for someone who uses a misunderstood fact to support their argument?
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Term for limitless temporal scope of digital information [on hold]

Social media and digital information storage together have created a new kind of archive in which even arcane details of individuals' behaviour and attitudes cannot easily be forgotten or erased. ...
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What do you call a kid that gets sick a lot [on hold]

What do you call a kid that gets sick a lot? I’m writing a story about myself as a child, and I was getting sick a lot. So, I would like to know how to describe myself. Thanks ahead Igal
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What to call a mass of meat in English? [on hold]

I'm not talking about the meat itself. Could be a corpse or something lifeless. I think I've heard of the term "lamb" (British English). Is that the case though? (as lamb is sheep's meat). EDIT: ...
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Is there a word for following a man or his ideas too closely?

Imagine a famous person who delivers dogma that other people follow too closely. A follower might study and take as the whole truth everything he says or references. The follower might obsess and ...
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Is there a nicer/politer/more positive alternative for “negates”?

I have somewhere the following sentence: our platform negates the need for a middleman ... but I do not want to offend or upset the middlemen whomever it is ... there are many middlemen in the ...
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Car Interior synonym?

Is there a synonym for a car's interior? E.g. 'cockpit', 'cabin', etc. "He sat quietly in the _____ and waited."
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What is the word to describe “annoying but commonly accepted”? [on hold]

For example: You're searching for your wedding location. You google, called, email - go through all the process of finding the perfect location. It's super annoying but at the same time you accept ...
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What is the word describing renaming an event or process with a symbolic phrase or word?

For example, in an aerospace business setting we are trying to find a title for the process to get approval for a new good or service. We are suggesting names like: green light, take off, launch pad, ...
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Word for disenfranchising women of their rights to make money

Disenfranchising is mostly used for deprivation of voting rights. what I am looking for is a word for depriving women of their right to earn money. Her husband _____ her, so she is stuck as a ...
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What is the word that means of or pertaining to bushes?

I recall a long time ago reading a science-fiction book that contained a word to describe a character that I didn't recognise. When I looked it up, I learned it meant 'of or pertaining to bushes.' It ...
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How to use term describe `out of scope` job, but it is a company tasks

I am writing the scope of work(SOW). I divided into 2 parts. in scope out of scope By nature of startup. I am hired to do on a specific tasks by contract, but in the up front job. I have a chance to ...
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Word for (feeling) a really strong visceral impulse that draws you to something

I need a word for when a person feels very drawn to something in a way that the object itself is calling out to you and as a result, you feel drawn to it. I'm trying to write an essay on the first ...
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Word that means “to remove dependence”

I am seeking a verb that means "to remove dependence" or something equivalent. I am trying to describe a new, novel innovation of an object that eliminates the status quo object's dependence on ...
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A word/term for someone who cares too much / takes things seriously? [on hold]

Any words/terms to describe someone who cares too much, showing awareness, taking and experiencing things seriously, thus can get hurt or disappointed easily or more often. Sensitive, oversensitive ...
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is there a word for an alignment between evil and neutral? [closed]

Is there a word for alignments that lies between evil and neutral and neutral and good without being definitively labelled either?
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Is there a word or phrase for nostalgia for an era in which one didn't live?

I am thinking that if such a word or phrase existed, that the French, or Germans, or Japanese would have one. But is there one in English? Is it even appropriate to say one is nostalgic for an era ...
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What is the adjective that describes a person who takes everything in stride? [on hold]

I seem to remember there existed a word that is a synonym of unflappable but I can't remember the word anymore. I think it starts with a c but I am not sure.
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Word for a page with definitions

I need a title for one of the pages in my application. It only contains words with their definitions. So this word is not going to be a part of a sentence but used as a title of the page and button ...
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To break down a problem

There exists a problem or goal which cannot be achieved in one action, therefore one breaks the problem into smaller problems and solves each to ultimately reach the goal. In one word, what verb is ...
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Is there a term for clause in a sentence that can be removed without invalidating the remainder of the sentence?

Take, for example, the sentence "The dog, which is in the corner of the room, is barking.". Is there a specific term for the part of the sentence "which is in the corner of the room", which can be ...
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When does one capitalize the word “city”? [closed]

In the UK, when does one capitalize the word "city"? As in My City does not approve of trash receptacles.
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what is a single word metaphor for fast and cheap [on hold]

I need a word or phrase that will describe something as fast and cheap (ie; fast and cheap service)
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What's the one word for “Take the Lead” [closed]

what can I use as a synonym for "take the lead" preferably in one word?