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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 ...

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Whats a word for a person who pretends to be a administrator?

For example, person 1 is in a forms website and breaks the rules. Person 2 who is not a administrator tries to imposternate being one by informing the rules.
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Word for “prepared for conflict”

I'm looking for a word that means "prepared for conflict" in any language but would prefer one in English or French or French etymology. I've been struggling with this for a while now, and can't ...
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What is the word to use to describe the process of a person returning back to the original place after initially migrating to a different place?

A person moves from their original place of residence to another place which we call as migration. What should we say if the person comes back to the same place after a while?
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Is there a word similar to budget that concerns time and not money?

From dictionary.com, a definition of budget is an "itemized allotment of funds, time, etc., for a given period." Is there a word or phrase similar to budget that refers only to allotments of time, but ...
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Type of usage/mood

jail house rock peaks. (the record jail house rock peaks) titantic sinks (the ship the titanic) Carter for president film flops Family flowers only please. What do we ...
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Word for “doing something pridefully”

Is there a verb form of "pride"? For example, is there a concise way to say something like She read her own paper with great pride I'm looking for a more concise verb that still indicates that ...
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Term for the neglect of a child or animal

I am looking for a term describing the neglect of a living being under one's responsibility, such as a child or animal. Spontaneously I thought of court procedures, with the sad cases of children ...
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A single word for Unpretentious

I'm looking for a strong positive word that means the following: Unpretentious Doesn't try to be anything more than it is Unassuming The restaurant is very _________. I'm looking for a word that ...
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Is there a word to describe someone who wakes up in predawn?

I'm trying to translate a poem from Persian; In the poem there is a noun that describe the person who has waked up before the dawn! way before others. It's used in a metaphor way to describe the ...
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Is there a word to mean “natural gauge”?

In one of its senses, a "gauge" is an instrument which informs us about something, such as level, amount, contents, etc. Oxford English Dictionaries: An instrument that measures and gives a ...
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Is there a word for the feeling of having messed up? [on hold]

How would you describe that burning emotion of having messed up? It's a mix of guilt and being deeply unsettled, together with crushing embarrassment. Examples; -When he realized he had given his ...
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Is “prioritisability” a word?

I would like to make the following statement: A temporary organisation has the following limitation—it limits prioritisability of long-term goals. An alternate that I'm hoping to use if this word ...
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Is there a word that describes the insight you have from revisiting an old idea with a new perspective? [on hold]

wondering if this is even the place to ask, but I figured it would be a good start
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Is there a word for the smallest number of search terms , where something I created is the first result from a Google search?

I'm wondering if there is a word or phrase that people have used which means: the smallest number of search terms, where a web page or youtube video I created is the first result from a Google search. ...
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word for someone who "for Whom Bread- Food- Is Not Enough”

i am writing an essay using a quote from A Raisin in the Sun and there is a point where a person translates the nickname for a person from Yorubian to English. I can't for the life of me find a word ...
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Word for breach of privacy

I am currently working on a fictitious legal system and am now looking for a single word describing a breach of privacy, in the sense of a home invasion but also, if possible, indecent exposure (as in ...
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Single word for 'less expensive' [on hold]

Is there a good single word for 'less expensive'? I often see people using 'cheap' to describe it, but I feel it does not express the intention. For example, I prefer to say 'Flight tickets are less ...
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Is there a term for 'every other other'?

When referring to something that regularly happens alternately with one other thing, you can say that one of the things happens 'every other whatever', relative to your current point in the pattern. ...
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Is there any word or phrase for the idea that “everything in the universe is a miracle”?

Is there any word or phrase for the idea that "everything in the universe (including the creatures) is a miracle"? Or someone who chooses to see everything as a miracle?
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What can be a creative word that starts with the letter 's' that relates the words 'gluttony', 'binge' and excess? [on hold]

This is for my art assignment where I am replacing brand names of beverages with the ideas they represent in their advertising, or otherwise. Some examples I have are: Coca Cola - Clout, Diet Coke - ...
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A single term with reference to Ditto (pokemon) [duplicate]

Ditto -transform into any thing it encounters Is there a single word that is able to replace the phrase above?
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Single term for restating a question as its answer without specifying the content of the question again

Take for example Why is this the best? Because it is the best. There is no further justification given for this to be the answer to the question. Apparently the term for this is something along ...
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Is there a word for “the day after overmorrow” and “the day before ereyesterday”?

I know overmorrow (the day after tomorrow) and ereyesterday (the day before yesterday) themselves are obsolete alike. I would like to know whether English has ever had words for one day farther than ...
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A singular word for statements like “all Brits have bad teeth” or “all Italians are romantic” or “all Americans are uneducated/overweight” [on hold]

Not prejudice but making assumptions about a culture or group of people either negative or positive.
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Single term for “self-referential”

To refer back to Scenario Question: XXX Answer: XXX but without specifying "XXX"
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Need a single term for this circumstance

Question: XXX Answer: to be the same as the Question without specifying "XXX" or obviously "Question" Is there a term for this circumstance? Something along the line like meta (self-referential), ...
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Another word for the pokemon “Ditto”

Having the ability to transform into things that it came into contact with Is there a single term for the above phrase?
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Word for property damage

I am currently working on a fictitious legal system and am looking for a single word for property damage. I could not find a legal term that fits, though you may know of better resources than I. It ...
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Is there a single term for “refer back”

Take for example "Hello there" How do I refer back to "Hello there" without specifying "Hello there" I guess it has to be somewhere along the line of being reflexive or meta Is there such a term ...
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Word for someone who follows a route [on hold]

I am looking for a substantive for someone who follows a route. When I say route I mean a plan for where to go. What do you call someone or something that follows a route?
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Word for 'update progress'

I want to name a button, in an app, that opens a window where the user can update a book's progress (in terms of pages, like 10 or 20 pages). Can someone tell a more appropriate name for that button?
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Are there any short single words that differentiate between ratio and sum type relativity?

I've been digging through the thesaurus and I can't seem to find a good word. The impetus for this is that I'm a programmer and I'd like a short, sweet way to distinguish between two very similar but ...
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Word for “already know but may not know the terminology”

I want to say a sentence like: "The notion of physical phases is a concept everyone knows but many may not be aware of the terminology "phase". Phase just means solid, liquid or gas." Is there a word ...
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A word for “not able to understand”

I'm looking for a word to describe why an employee was let go. They were given direction many times, but just didn't seem to "get it".
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Word meaning project adult characteristics onto children?

I'm looking for a word that is similar to anthropomorphize but that means projecting adult characteristics onto children. I have a pre-verbal child and it is very easy to make up reasons for her ...
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Term for Entrance fee

I am about to "invent" an extension to the iCalendar MIME type. A calendar event may be one, where you need to pay money to get in. Since there is no such thing already defined in any RFC, I will go ...
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How to remind a colleague about myself? Business phrases

I will delete my question later. How to remind a colleague about myself? Which option is correct? I just want to make sure you don't forget about my request to send a photo. I would like to reconfirm ...
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Is there a word or expression to describe when someone has learned a big word and is waiting for an opportunity to use it?

Is there a word or expression to describe when someone has learned a big word and is waiting for an opportunity to use it, in conversation, or otherwise?
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Word for opposite of boss that is not pejorative? [duplicate]

I'm developing an app and cannot figure out a good word for the "underlings" of a boss which doesn't sound so pejorative. I've thought of supervisee, but that sounds archaic and I don't like how it's ...
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What word describes someone that hides in public? [closed]

For example a public figure, celebrity, authority, teacher that secretly conducts unlawful or unsavoury behaviour. Is there a specific word for this?
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there must be vs there should be

I am writing a scientific paper for an electronic journal. There are some conditions whose existence make the problem solvable. Which one is correct: Because ***** are true thus there must be **** ...
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Improved variations of the word “comicist”? [closed]

I believe the word comicist is a valid word (for one who is a follower of comics), but it doesn't sound right to me. Example sentence: He was an accomplished comicist after decades of working in ...
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synonym for cannibalize?

I'm putting in a supply request at work and I'm asking for a class set of something, plus a few extras: class set of 30 + 5 to cannibalize as parts inevitably go missing I've looked up definitions....
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What do you call it when your unit does physical exercise as punishment because one soldier did something wrong?

I served in the Russian military and we weren't allowed to use our phones when we were on duty. So whenever someone was noticed using their phone, the whole unit had to do push-ups, squats, etc. In ...
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Word Identification - Act/Believe of living in harmony with nature

I'm looking for a word to describe a virtue or character trait relating to the belief or practice of living in harmony with nature. It should not have any negative or derogatory connotations, nor ...
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Word for “the one who is responsible” [closed]

Is there a word meaning, "the one who is responsible." Perhaps "responsiblant" as in, "She is the initial responsiblant of this task."
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What is a single-word adjective for relating /pertaining to physical addictiveness?

I need an adjective which means roughly 'of a tendency to cause physical dependence' that can be applied to drugs. 'Addictive' or the like won't work because it doesn't distinguish between physical ...
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Whats a word for a person that thinks they’re your buddy, but they are not

Doing a simple school project. Basically, a person who is willing to be your friend but is not reciprocated by you. Any category would great. It's to be on the derogatory side of the spectrum ...
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Word for “item after last” [closed]

Word for element following the last element of the list or set. Sometimes this is named simply 'last' or 'the end'. However, in the second case, I find it problematic as word 'end' cannot be used as ...
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What do you call a phrase or a quote that someone believes in the most ?

Eg Be Kind to one another is Ellen Degeneres' ________________ ? I always believed in the Quote Everything happens for a reason and for the better. So i can call that statement my _____________ ?