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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Word for small chat about the speakers well being

Is there a word or expression for a small chat that is about how people are? For having a bit of context, two characters, who meet up almost on a daily basis, ask each other how they are, before ...
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What's word means someone who VOLUNTARILY isolates themself from society? [duplicate]

I know there are words like outcast, pariah, ostracized, leper, etc. to describe someone who is shunned by society. I’m looking for a word to describe someone who rejects society and lives detached ...
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Another word for Adventurous or Fearless [on hold]

I am looking for a word or two words that describe someone who is adventurous. One who likes to be daring such as doing extreme sports like snowboarding or skydiving. Weird request but I am looking ...
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Word or common short phrase for a intentionally hasty initial proposal to group?

Is there a preferred word or common short phrase (or multiple) for a proposal made to a second party or group that is merely a first draft, intentionally hasty and likely poor quality, in order to ...
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What do you call a person who spotlights on the stage? [on hold]

I urgently need one-word answer for this please. Help me.
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Subject with -ian suffix is a?

Is there a word which describes the relation of, when associating or committing, an added suffix such as “-ian” (or “-ic”, et al.) to its subject? For example: “Orwellian is the _____ of/for ...
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A verb to describe specific positioning of three layers

I am describing the positioning of three layers stacked on top of each other in a scientific paper. The first and third layer made from the same material, but the layer in between (i.e. the second ...
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Are there any alternatives to the pair of words “referrer” and “referee”?

We are a designing a referral system where one user A can send a code to another user B (referring or recommending user B to join our service). When user B creates an account with the code sent by A ...
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What do you call a person who acts the fool, but is actually very smart? [on hold]

i am looking for a word to describe a larp group i am making based on acting like fools until we have a distinct advantage to our side.
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a word for in between two [on hold]

something like dawn, twilight, purgatory
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What do you call a person who likes to chat/connect to new people

The one who likes/desires to know others(new persons) such as on social sites etc.
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What would be a single word to describe disturber of the peace? [on hold]

A person who abuse policies. something like a rotten apple or Vladimir Putin.
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Single word for Egyptian profile

I'm looking for a word to describe the peculiar style of some ancient Egyptian art, where the body is shown frontally (with all four limbs and appendages clearly visible), but the feet and face are ...
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A word for the application of a solution to an altogether different problem

I am looking for a word that describes one or both of the following situations: A researcher presents a new solution to a problem of his/her field of research by applying a strategy or idea used in ...
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What would be a single unscientific word or phrase to describe human and animals? [on hold]

Like what if there's a human in Zootopia What we will informally call them?
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Word for a part of a city that is under the control of organized crime?

Sample use: "Timmy went to ??? to procure an 8-ball of cocaine and visit his favorite hooker." Sort of like chinatown is a general name for an ethnic enclave, is there a general word or a phrase for ...
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What do you call this behavior of a person in one word?

A person is making negative comments and abusing others, but he is not at all explaining why or providing any reason for his comment, completely ignoring the questions. What is the one word which ...
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What is an individual bike from a bicycle-sharing system called?

The bicycle-sharing system is a well known scheme in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a short term basis for a price or free But, what is an individual bike from ...
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Word that implies “a lot of meaning”

I'm looking for a term which can be used to describe the phenomenon that some words impart more information than others. It is clear that some words are very specific while others may be more generic ...
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Want an existed word for my story i'm making for my friend

While i'm writing my 4-pages book for my friend, i have a problem what word that will fill the [?]? Here's a section The entire Imperial Family of Japan was immediately shot by Haruki's 2nd ...
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What is the English equivalent of 干物女 (dried fish woman)?

Literally meaning dried fish woman, the popular slang 干物女 is used to call a woman in her twenties or older who, as nicely summarized in Wikipedia, has many of the following traits: メールの返事が極端に遅い、短い (...
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Term for thing that changes depending on other things [on hold]

What is the term for things that change in meaning or value depending on other things and not absolute? For example, "x>y" means that x is bigger than y. But it can be also said y is smaller than x. "...
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Doing the thing you're criticizing while criticizing it [closed]

Like asking a question complaining about how much low quality questions are being asked here on this site. Is there a single word or a multiple word term for describing this?
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What is a word for something that occupies one's entire field of vision? [closed]

Trying to describe a grand building, like nothing ever seen before. When you stand at the bottom of the staircase, all you can see is the staircase, it occupies your entire field of vision. How might ...
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What is a person who tries to find “all” of something?

A game where people try to find 'all' of something, like "every Irish Pub in New York" or "every baseball stadium in the USA" or "every beach in California." What is that person called? what is the ...
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(Tongue in cheek) word for a mysteriously attractive man?

I'm currently looking for a word that describes a mysterious, attractive man, preferably tongue-in-cheek. The ones I can think of are dashing, alluring, seductive, tempting, but none of these seem to ...
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Can “candidate” be used as a verb?

I see on some sites that "candidate" is used as a verb. Example: I am candidating for this position. But I find it only listed as a noun by Lexico and Cambridge Dictionary. Can this word be used ...
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I am looking for an alternate rather polite word for “Avoiding”.Can someone please suggest [closed]

I am looking for an alternate/polite word for avoiding. Sometimes we want to say NO to a person but cant be direct. Anything for such situations.
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Word for blaming your partner for (you) missing out on something [closed]

What is the word for when you are in a relationship with someone and because of it you feel like you missed out on some experiences, so you (blank) your partner? I know there is a specific word for it ...
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What is the word that best suits this type of behaviour of person? [duplicate]

Suppose a person is asking others to do something which he himself does not follow, what is the best word that can be used to describe this behaviour?
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What's a word for a doppelgänger only in one's shlemazlut?

I have a friend who has exactly the same accidents, injuries, mess ups, failings, etc., as I but I can't find a word in English (or otherwise) for it. Physically, we're opposite as night and day. But ...
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Is there a synonym for 'intefere' that has a positive connotation?

Interfere is defined by the Cambridge Online Dictionary as: to involve yourself in a situation when your involvement is not wanted or is not helpful I am looking for a word that has essentially ...
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What is stolen money called? [duplicate]

I have a question about money. We have different sorts of money such as blood money and I was wondering what stolen money is called. Is there any kind of specific word for this type of money?
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What do you call someone who answeres a “yes” or “no” question with "it depends on what you do?

What do you call someone who refuses to answer a yes or no question, but instead of taking responsibility for their own answer, they say it depends on what you do? Example: Q: Will you allow me to ...
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Spoken word sounds like law-zie [closed]

Trying to find the correct spelling of word that sounds like law-zie They were his law-zie files.
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What’s a good word for walking sleepily after waking up? [closed]

By waking up, I mean waking up in the morning, not waking up from being unconscious or anything. When you’re still a bit tired and not 100% awake yet. My sentence is nothing special: Maxwell [...
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What is a dialogue tag for making a snide or sarcastic remark at someone?

This is my paragraph: “It’s going to rain soon? Gross!” She stuck her tongue out in disgust. “Took the words out of my mouth,” Wilson sighed. “Rain messes up my hair.” “Sucks to be you, ...
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Word for the person who willingly take the punishment of someone else

I wanted to know if there is a specific word for the person who is/the act of willingly taking the punishment of another person who is convicted of a crime so that they don't need to face the ...
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Is there a word for a message that is intended to be intercepted by an adversary?

There is a kind of message in espionage that is meant to be intercepted by an adversary for the purpose of spreading false information: For instance, by sending a letter stating that troops are moving ...
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The “uncovered area in the survey” or the under covered area in the survey

I sampled the soil quality over a wide region. However, some areas in my study area were not sampled in this survey. So, I'm wondering how can I address these areas: A) the uncovered areas in the ...
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Common word for a room like 'office' or 'study'

What do people commonly call a room (in a residential detached house) with a desk, a chair, a computer, pen and paper, maybe a few bookshelves, etc.? You know, a quiet place an individual generally ...
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A noun which means a flaw in achieving something

It's a single word. My explanation might be vague but I'll try my best to explain. Basically, a person trying to achieve a goal but his _______ hinder him from attaining the said. It's sort of ...
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What word fits the sentence: 'it was proven with great _______'? [closed]

The word I'm looking for would suggest that the thing in question was shown to be true even to the point of excess, and its veracity tested on multiple occasions or very publicly, so that there can be ...
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What is the name for a question that decides what further questions to ask?

I am struggling to come up with what this would be called, but it feels like there is almost certainly a word/phrase for it. For example, let's say we have a survey and the first question is a yes or ...
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What is the word to describe a feeling felt in the past, but forgotten?

I am looking for a word that describes a feeling that I know I felt in the past, but I cannot remember what is was. I found nostalgia a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, ...
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Word meaning “assigning appropriate jobs to people” in an organization?

I'm wondering whether there's a word that basically means "finding out what people are good at and assigning them appropriate roles in an organization". So determining that one person's a natural ...
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Single word for “refusing to move to next activity unless present one is completed.”

A perfectionist is defined as follows: a person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection. But I am looking for a noun which describes a person who refuses to move forward in an ...
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Is there any word for “disobedience to God”?

There are a lot of words meaning "disobedience to authority" but I'm wondering if there's any word for "disobedience to God". I mean a technical term or something.
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Need a word similar to 'slight difference' but its not really in the 'slight' to 'medium' range

The word probably is in the 'slight' to 'none' range. Scenario is I have a pie chart. Majority is 55 percent, secondary is 40 percent and I need to compare the majority to the secondary.
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Word to describe writing that only contains superficial knowledge and no genuine substance

Looking for a word that describes writing that is superficial and sounds knowledgeable but actually doesn't mean anything. It would be written by someone who doesn't have deep knowledge on the subject ...