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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.  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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A word that encompasses both hypermasculinity and hyperfemininity?

I'm looking for a noun that encompasses both hypermasculinity and hyperfemininity. The characters portrayed in movies such as Grease are strong examples of _________, as all the men have a ...
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usage of 'frequently'

'Far less frequently than in disease A, only three gene mutations were observed in disease B' (I do not know if I can use 'three' here) Do I use 'frequently' in the right way? I want to say that ...
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Is there a word that encompasses the meaning of both “sort” and “filter”?

Filtering seems to be like restricting things out of a group of things, while sorting is keeping the group of things the same but changing the ordering. Wondering if there's a word that can classify ...
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What's the word for?

What's the word for a place and/or activity where a small number of people stand in the streets with information boards in their hands and inform the passersby people about something (which the ...
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Word to describe correcting where no correction required

Suppose I write a sentence, 'They bid me goodbye, and left'. Now, someone corrects the sentence to 'They bade me goodbye, and left'. The past tense of bid is both 'bid' and 'bade'; either can be ...
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What do you call the part of a novel that is not dialog?

Many novels consist of dialog - and the other part, the part that is not dialog. What do you call the part of a novel that is not dialog?
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What is the opposite of mistress? [duplicate]

Normally, we say "He was caught with his mistress." Here, we know that the male is a married person. The meaning is clear. If he is not married, then we can say "He was caught with his ...
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a word for a bulky middle-aged woman [on hold]

I am looking for a word in English to "a bulky middle-aged woman" Here bulky means that woman is large for his weight. How about matron? I am not sure because the definition I have found says that "...
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Word to be given to drink

Looking for a specific word when I want to be given to drink. If I am hungry I say feed me. If I am thirsty I say ____ me. I know a person who is given such is said to be fed and watered. But I don'...
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Term for wiping hands together to get dirt off?

What is a term for wiping hands together to get dirt off? For example, when someone falls down and they push themselves up and clean their hands by sort of clapping but then rubbing sideways.
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Term for asking crowd to cheer louder

Sports people, sometimes after making a really impressive play, make a motion with their arms spread out moving up and down, basically signalling at the crowd to cheer louder. Is there a better word ...
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Looking for one word [on hold]

Looking for a one word representing "Seen By All" or "Public Facing" or "Open to Public". For some context we are in search of a team name who works on websites which are public facing. Help building ...
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What Do we call somenone who Ignores You? [on hold]

What can we call a person who Ignores you,like She talks with you and then She Gives someone else more priority then you a lot.
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what would you term a form that has information of completed jobs? [on hold]

what would you term a form that has informations of completed jobs? The form will have names of the clients, clients i.d, date of job,etc
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A better alternative for “second next”

Is there a word or phrase (in particular) that exactly give the meaning of the page coming after the next page. For instance, I am reading a book at page 203, but someone suggests me to read the ...
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a sentiment of making a backed-up, correct decision

Because none of my readers sympathise with him, I feel ______ in writing John out of the story. I want to put across this feeling of "I'm in the right", "this is a sensible decision" Words that aren'...
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How do you spell Vitral - meaning saying bad inaccurate things I believe? [on hold]

I'm trying to find the word, which I believe is something like "Vitral", like when someone is saying bad and/or inaccurate things, such as: This guy has been spewing a bunch of inaccurate vitral ...
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Word for pleasing someone sexually because you care about them even though you don't like it?

Closest words that come to mind are: pleasing or pleasuring, but somehow these don't catch the meaning. Do you guys know any other words? Context: "I often thought about what I felt. If I were to ...
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Alternate word/words for “chaotic city life”?

I'm writing an article about bucolic living, and I need to explain the chaos of city life. I need a word for the paragraph heading. As it stands, the heading seems to be too long - "Escape from the ...
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What's the word or phrase for the situation in which you know about someone's secret and that gives you an advantage over them? [on hold]

What's the word or phrase for the situation in which you know about someone's secret and that gives you an advantage over them? For example, when a child knows that his father has done something ...
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What do you call the “unlawful dumping of bulky appliances and furniture”?

I am preparing a vocabulary sheet about the environment for my private students and I am stuck on one expression. You know when you drive past some fields or in the open countryside and you come ...
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What is a word that can be used like “socialist,” but for capitalism?

Those who support the ideology of socialism are called "socialists". However, those who support the ideology of capitalism are not called "capitalists". Instead, those who own capital are called ...
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Single word for “estimated start time”?

Is there any word short for "estimated start time" or date, for the start of a project or work ? If it there isn't a single word, is there any widely used acronym for this?
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Single English word [on hold]

What is single word or phrase to describe people who live in the past glory and ignores the present ?
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What do you call a person that goes for functionality, yet not for the beauty of set things?

What do you call a person that goes for functionality, yet not for the beauty of set things? For example in a game, this person builds things that are well made and functioning, but lack on the ...
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All measurables as a noun? [on hold]

Any ideas of how to express all measurables (Width, Weight, Volume, Temperature etc.) as a noun? Quantity could be a candidate. Maybe there is a more accurate term. the context is: software ...
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What is one's lover/mistress categorized as? [on hold]

What is one's lover/mistress categorized as? A relative, an acquaintance, etc.?
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Word for “english-like syntax”

I'm trying to write a sentence like do: The syntax of high-level programming languages are more english-like than lower-level programming languages like Assembly. I'm looking for a word that ...
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usage with preposition and subordinate clauses

The performer died after falling ill on stage. This was thought by the audience to be a part of the act, until emergency services were called in, the audience was evacuated, and he was declared dead ...
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What is a one word opposite of “suggests”? [on hold]

When using "suggests" to mean "provides evidence for", is there a single word opposite? As in "the clothing style suggests a teenager" vs. "the clothing style Xs an adult". Refutes is too strong in my ...
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Words for feeling settled but disappointed that things can't get better

What English or loan words are there for the feeling that things are OK with frustration that things can't get better? There's words like 'ennui', but it has its root in the opposite (hatred). ...
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Synonyms to ‘semi thick’?

What is the synonym to ‘semi thick’ body? When someone describes their body shape as semi thick, what does he mean? Thank you.
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time to make new friends, which word can I use to qualify it [on hold]

Please what is the word I can use to say "time to make new friends". Please help out
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word to describe someone who is criticising people for how they act when they act the same way [on hold]

I need help to find a word to describe someone who is criticising other people for how they act when they act the same way. E.G. Canadian-Australian: “I hate Canadian-Australians, How they come to ...
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Altering beliefs [closed]

I hear a word in class that I idiotically didn’t write down. The meaning of the word was to alter a set of beliefs to accommodate affluence. I starts with an A I know that at the very least. A ...
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Definition by analogy for “not hierarchical”

Question (fill in the blank): Vertical is to hierarchical as horizontal is to _______? Google searching for this word using synonym, antonym, and 'orthogonal to' haven't given me what I'm looking ...
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What's the correct term for when a small problem becomes a big problem? [on hold]

What's the correct term for when a small problem becomes a big problem? An example would be what happens to Larry David on "Curb Your Enthusiasm"...
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Moral person, but without the connotation [on hold]

I am looking for a word that describes a person to whom doing right by others is a primary value. I'm looking to avoid words that are associated with religiosity, like pious or the like. I want to ...
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The state of being integrated

I am looking for a noun of the adjective "integrated", as in, "combining or coordinating separate elements so as to provide a harmonious, interrelated whole." Integration describes the process that ...
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What is the word starting with P that is a type of chart where all values are calculated?

So, it is a word that that is used with 'analysis' and it means to calculate using all possible values to prepare a chart (I only know this meaning, it is not the dictionary meaning). Let me give you ...
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Is there a word that describes someone who likes roller coasters?

There are words you can use to call people who love movies (cinephile) or who are fond of France (francophile), but is there a word to call those who loves roller coasters or theme parks?
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A word for a something that is given, but cannot be expended

I am trying to come up with the right word to describe this; it's like a resource, but not quite. It can be gained, or dealt, but not spent or expended. Money is a resource; it can be earned and ...
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What is the verb for when a person criticizes you back instead of accepting the criticism?

"When I critcise you, you start criticising me for something that's bad in me instead of correcting yourself. In this way, you think we are even and you don't have to correct yourself because I have ...
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single potato measurement unit

When I need one loaf of bread I can easily say so. When I need only one [___] potato what would the equivalent word be? Everything I considered sounds weird. Is there maybe just an old form, not ...
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A word for contrarian thinking from former circumstances

Is there a word for someone having a preference for a belief of any kind, while having believed very different views previously, in a contrarian sense? To believe something as a result of or partly ...
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Word for 'Choosing one over another'?

I want to say provides a better option than 'choosing one over the other'. Or something to that effect; it's the 'choosing one over the other' or 'choosing one over another' that I'm not a fan of. ...
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Is there a word for someone who now wants to be known as a native of a country?

For example, someone born in London but who moved to Wales at a young age and therefore wants to be known as a Welshman rather than an Englishman?
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How to use the word total properly? [on hold]

Hey guys which one of the following sentence makes sense the most? • The numbers were great and totalled 95% • The numbers were great and totalled to 95% • The numbers were great and totalled up to ...
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Do schools produce/raise/educate/graduate students?

My question here stems from a lack of idiomatic phrase knowledge. Let me proceed with an example. I am looking for a suitable verb for the sentence below: As a university taking the 21st century ...
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Is there any word for a place full of confusion?

I am searching for a word for a place which is full of confusion. I tried searching but couldn't find any link. This website mentions nothing. https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/confused Merriam-...