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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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A man who needs a girlfriend after breakup

What do you call a man who is fond of woman or desperately needs a girlfriend after breakup? (Something in good sense not the horny type or something) An example conversation PersonX - she said that ...
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How should I differentiate between the two meanings of “squint”?

"Squint" can mean either: partly close (one's eyes) in an attempt to see more clearly or as a reaction to strong light. or have eyes that look in different directions. Is there a way to ...
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Term for a particular type of specious argument

Is there a name for the debating technique of trying to advance a specious argument by passing off an fallacious assumption as an accepted truth? The context for this was in a communication that ...
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Opposite gender name for “keep” and “kept women”?

When a married man keeps a another unmarried women for sex, she is called a "keep" or "kept women," right? In the same way, a married women may keep an unmarried man to have sex with him. I want to ...
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a word for “unrealistic wish” [duplicate]

I'm looking for a word (or concise phrase) that describe a wish/desire that is too optimistic or demanding to be realistic. Examples: To hope that human beings will always remain rational is a ...
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Is there a word that describes the emotion of feeling betrayed? [closed]

Context: there was a prompt in Health class, and it went as follows: "If you are a victim of hate crimes, you might feel..." My list of answers went as follows: Anger Hurt Fear Betrayal However, ...
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What's the right word for something that doesn't sum to 100%?

Suppose I have a pie chart with segments that don't sum to 100%. Would I call this a "partial" pie chart? An "incomplete" pie chart? Is there a better word to use for this? Thanks!
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I’m looking for a phrase that means mission impossible

I’m trying to rack my head, but I can’t think right now. So I’m asking the reliable interwebs, what is a phrase that means mission impossible. Insert word or phrase into blank; “The Vikings are ____ ...
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Terms for group of cards in a game. eg. cards in hand, on boards

If deck is the group of all the cards in the game, how all the other groups are called? looking for a meaningful and short terms for: Cards in hand Cards on table / board Cards in trash The player ...
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Words that means frolic

I’m looking for a word that means happy and satisfying Sentence; “If the Twins solidified the rotation by adding Kimbrel, I guess we should be ___ and regard this offseason as a success.
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Single word to describe “fixed” and “variable”?

In economics there are things such as "fixed" and "variable" costs. In math there are "fixed" and "variable" slopes. Is there a single word that's best to describe both of the terms at once? I've come ...
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Is it right to say “I've compensated that day that I didn't work”

What is the correct way to say that I've worked to cover some hours that I didn't work on a specific day of the week? Let's say that I work 8 hours every day, but on Monday I worked only 4, but on ...
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Word for the situation wherein you lose interest in life due to boredom [closed]

Do we have any word to describe the situation wherein you lose interest in life not due to tragedies but boredom and you want to quit life because nothing mundane or spiritual brings joy to you?
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what is a “positive” synonym for 'target'? [closed]

e.g.: I was a(n) _____ to/of his kindness. Not 'object'.
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Is there a word for expressing a week was full of news?

I'm looking for a word to specify that during a week someone has received quite a lot of news. Some were bad news and some were good news. And "newsful" doesn't seem to be a word. The best I've found ...
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What is the single/two words term for collections of Resources?

I am building a website which includes all the thing about WordPress. This site includes WordPress Theme, Plugins, WordPress News, WordPress Tutorials, etc. Simply, everything about Wordpress. I am ...
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I am looking for a specific word, need help please

I am looking for the apropriate word to describe someone who made this remark "As I said I don't know street ghetto talk". This is not racist as ghetto refers to a poor living area (to sum it up), and ...
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Word for reoccurring time things like “monday” or “the 15th” or “9 o'clock”

What "monday", "the 15th" and "9 o'clock" have in common is that they repeat over and over. Every week has a monday, every month has a 15th and every day has a 9 o'clock. Is there a word for such a ...
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What word means dealing with the insignificant?

I’m looking for a word that fits in to this sentence and means dealing with the insignificant: Twins fans have a knack for fretting over the ______, and this won't relent any time soon.
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A single-word equivalent for the act of starting to swim

If someone is standing chest-deep in the water, and moves/lunges forward to begin swimming, is there a single-word equivalent for this action?
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Single word for “give custody”: to custode?

I'm wondering how best to describe "to give custody" in single-word format. Obviously to "custode" is not a word, but I'm looking for something similar. What is a single-word for "give custody"? ...
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Word for thought process debilitating productivity

Is there a word that describes being stuck in thought and being unable to satiate or quench the thought process. I'm looking for a word or phrase that describes being somewhat debilitated by a ...
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Feeling of being subjected to unfair treatment

I'm looking for a word, but I cannot for the life of me find it. All I can remember is the definition: the feeling of being subjected to unfair treatment (but you aren't actually, it just feels that ...
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Word for the moment of excitement after creating something

My friend and I are very creative. We love to create things like movies. When we sit down after hours of filming and editing and finally watch the finished product, there is always this one moment ...
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What's a word that means deflect blame?

I'm looking for a word that means someone is redirecting the blame or attention of something. I have a feeling it starts with an "a" or "i", but I'm not sure. By the way, it's not "divert", I already ...
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What is the word for something that is frowned upon based on cultural atmosphere

I think it starts with a “t”. Sample sentence: It is considered ________ to discuss your paycheck.
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A word between facilitator and mentor

I'm looking for a word to describe the role of an adult between facilitator and mentor when it comes to working with kids: someone who keeps the group on task and goal oriented, but who also might ...
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Is there a word for “An activity at a specific location”?

I have a list of outdoor activities. For example: swimming hiking climbing I am looking for a word to use in place of their specific counterparts, eg. pool, lake, beach trail, path cliff, climb Is ...
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A word like troublesomeness or problematicity

I'm looking for a word that seems to elude me that has the meaning of something like "the propensity to cause problems, the degree to which something causes trouble, troublesomeness". For example, if ...
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Another way to say…it “ends up” to be [closed]

I need a better way to say the following: It ends up that Nancy was the obtuse one.
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Word for an idea that is often touted as true but in fact the opposite is true? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a word that describes an idea that is often held out as true or used as a rationale though in fact the opposite is true. Something like "common misconception" or "antipattern" come ...
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Is “incredible” always used to describe something good?

If something bad happens and it is not capable of being imagined, can I still use incredible or inconceivable?
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Word that describe the feeling when you are too excited about a thing to happen in the way you think it should but it doesn't [closed]

My question is about a word. I know it's kind of weird but I saw the definition of this word in dictionary once (maybe Oxford or Cambridge, I'm not sure..). But now I cannot remember the definition of ...
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An adjective for “doubt” when it is not reasonable?

Some people raised serious doubts as to the value of the research on global warming. But such doubts are ------ . Some people raised serious doubts as to the value of the research on global ...
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Is there a word for situations that you have no control over?

As in we can't choose our race, birthplace etc.
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Better word and abbreviation for single month instead of year-to-date

In a report I would like to switch between a view which shows year-to-date figures, for example January 100, February 210, March 330 and a view which shows single month figures, in this example ...
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The opposite of "to peel? A word for removing a valuable center?

An antonym for peel would be to unpeel, to put the skin back on. I am not looking for that, but rather, for something that extracts and retains whatever is valuable or central or essential or edible ...
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What is the opposite of standoffish?

What behavior (or appearance of behavior) would be considered the opposite of standoffish? While not necessary, a single word answer would be very interesting if it is exactly its opposite.
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A word… for determination? Or stubbornness

I'm looking for the word that means: someone told you that you'd fail, so you did it. Like... someone says you'd be a horrible father, and you become one and become the best father ever. Someone ...
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Word for someone using their fame to push their personal agenda

single word to describe someone famous who uses their fame to push their personal agenda. Example is sports or entertainment celebs pushing their political/environmental/equal rights agenda Ed (a ...
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Alternate word for [ASAP] “as soon as possible”

I have requested for some access request from my colleague and I haven't got any reply from his side. To remind him about my request, instead of ASAP give access to me. Please suggest a perfect ...
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Is there a single word for “accidentally getting a liquid into eye”?

I want to say that I accidentally got paint in my eye in a more formal sounding manner with a single word. Is there a word I can use to express this in a sentence like "Paint ....ed into my eye." to ...
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Expression where someone is promoting a value they do not actually have in order to have better public relations

I tagged the question as "single-word request", but I am pretty sure it is an expression of two words. One of those words is the word "value" accompanied with another word that I am looking for. It ...
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Word meaning “to die of thirst”? [duplicate]

I've always been puzzled by the apparent lack of a thirst equivalent for the verb "starve". No one seems to ever be able to think of a single word which means: "to die of thirst", but I find it hard ...
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Word give to a person who likes to give their opinions on random topics

So I'm starting a blogging website where I give my opinion bout random things I see in my daily life, homeless people, best restaurant, library, street performers. Just random things I can see. I want ...
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Universal term for Sturdy/Rigorous?

Question: Consider the below. A Carpenter nails an extra 2"x4" onto the bottom of a bench and calls it sturdy. A Software Developer refactors his code and adds dozens of automated Unit Tests. He ...
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What is the word for a word/phrase that is used as a substitute when the most common or precise word has a specific meaning in the context?

For example, in mathematics, "proportional" has a technical meaning. When expressing the generic sense of "proportional", a math writer might use "commensurate" instead to avoid confusion. For ...
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What is a pejorative phrase or word you would call an employee who has all the free time in the world?

What is a pejorative phrase or word you would call an employee who has all the free time in the world to just to be nosy in how others wear their tie or how some one should not put their hands in ...
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What is this device called?

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but here we go... I'm looking for a word for a device that I can only describe from memory. I'm not sure what it's called or even what it was used for, but ...
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What is a single word for “point(s) of personal information”?

I can't recall if the word has a singular form. The plural form has a meaning closely analogous to "personal data" and my vague personal recollection is that it ends with an 'i' or an 'a'. It is not ...