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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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I'm looking for a less misognystic but equally insulting word as 'b****' [on hold]

I'm looking for a less misognystic and gender neutral, but equally insulting, word as 'b****'. What words are there in English?
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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

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 [on hold]

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?

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

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?

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-...
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Any words that can explain someone that values school over self-care? [on hold]

Why do you have to wait to go drink water, or go to the washroom at school? Why do teachers give you lectures about using your lunch time to take care of yourself? Doesn't the human body have a clock ...
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Another word for a “selective” character trait

I'm seeking the word that describes a character trait for someone who, when given a system of beliefs, methods, or views, will sort through and accept or emulate only the best or purposeful parts of ...
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What is a word for an argumentative victory via empty rhetoric and audience manipulation?

A word or phrase with similar usage as a "pyrrhic victory", but meaning that the argument was won in an invalid/disingenuous way via empty (but effective) rhetoric and superior persuasive skills. ...
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What is a word for being obviously humorous?

So I'm trying to write a piece of dialogue and I can't remember this word for the life of me and Google isn't helping. I know it's similar to sarcasm in usage but not quite. The characters are in a ...
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What is the correct term for a fear of breasts? [on hold]

I have known this is a phobia for quite a while and remember reading the word long ago, but when I googled it today I got 2 different spellings: mastophobia and mastrophobia. Which one is right? Is ...
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Word for the river emptiyng into the ocean

In Portuguese we have the word "desaguar", which would roughly translate to "to release water" but is almost exclusively used to mean the offloading of water by a river into another body of water. We ...
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Is there any standard terminology to describe how advanced a topic is?

Background: I have been searching for succinct language for referring to how "advanced" a topic or skill might be. I've found things like Integrative Complexity and the Model of Hierarchical ...
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What term is used to describe a team chartered to solve a problem?

I am struggling to recall a term that defines a team of people that is organized around a charter to solve a problem. It's a term I've run across recently and I'm unable to recall it. I'm hoping ...
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What is the word for or a psychological term for person who knows how to do a job but says he does not know because he does not want to work? [on hold]

If I am assigned a work and i know how to do it but I will say i do not know because I do not want to work.
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Muzzle or not? What would you call this thing? [on hold]

What would you call this in English? What's this white thing on cat's or rabbit's muzzle? Or is this a muzzle itself? Would it be right to say, "This is a head with a white muzzle?"
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An adverb for when you're not exaggerating

I want to say, Your situation is, without exaggerating, more severe than mine. However, I want to replace "without exaggerating" with an adverb. Something like "undoubtedly". Now I know the ...
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What is the word/philosophy to describe someone who is in charge of their own destiny? [on hold]

Perhaps opposite of fatalistic. My English Teacher is giving a prize to whoever can get this word next week and everything I found on google is not the answer!
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What is a word for being being in a event that feels so much bigger than you? [on hold]

I used to know the word, I just can't remember it. The word also could relate to a euphoric feeling, like from a concert, or a football game or even getting a award or just out with friends.
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I need a word to describe a single source supply of a consumable

When you buy a product which uses a consumable, and the only source for the consumable is the manufacturer of the product itself. You would describe the consumable as ??
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Is there a word that means to like part of something, but not the whole?

Is there a single word that means: to like an aspect something larger, but to dislike the whole thing? As an example, someone might say, "I'd like to be fit", meaning that they would genuinely like ...
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Term for direct antonyms?

The word "antonyms" covers any pair of words where the meaning is opposite -- quiet and loud, cautious and foolhardy, simple and complex -- but each word in these pairs could have other partners ...
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Is there a word for propensity to bounce?

How would I describe the bounciness of a ball, not using that word? (it doesn't sound formal)
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Term describing a group's relatively greater ability to resist capricious law enforcement?

(This requires a bit of setup, so please bear with it...) Suppose a malfeasant administration works to pass an unreasonable general law against some commonplace custom as a subterfuge by which to ...
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A word to describe someone with the same taste/likes

Is there a word to describe someone who has the same taste/likes as you? For example, I like dogs. How can I describe all the members in a FB group that's dedicated to sharing cute dog images/videos? ...
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Single word antonym of “flightless” [on hold]

Is there a single word to describe birds that can fly? Am I struggling to think of a word because the default notion of a bird is that it can fly? So we generally only need to differentiate the ones ...
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Is there a more concise way of saying “an idea that agrees with my opinion”? [closed]

I'm wondering if there is a single-word adjective for such ideas.
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Use of the word “prior” vs. “before,” and its placement after a noun [on hold]

I am creating a formal invitation. May I say "Please join us for dinner the evening prior?" Should I say instead "Please join us for dinner the evening before?"
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Is there a word for Questioning your own values?

We should always question what we think we know. So, is there a word that describes the act of questioning one's beliefs/values/personal philosophy? Can you say, this person should be more (insert ...
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Word for surviving due to sheer will

Is there a word or term for this? To survive due to sheer will; against all odds. Example: The polar explorer survived because of sheer will. He could have given up and succumbed to the cold, but he ...
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Cold is to Refrigerator as warm is to? [on hold]

We have the Refrigerator, which sort of "create their own cold" using electricity (these obviously have to be plugged in). What do you call an electrical device that keeps things warm? I would think ...
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Words to say in return of “thanks” [closed]

If anyone says "thanks" then what can I say. Please let me know the words instead of "welcome".
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I am looking for a word used to describe a dresser [closed]

It is a word used to describe something you sit your keys on. It's an old English word.