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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What's the word for confusing *two* things for one another?

Is there a word (verb) or short phrase to express the fact that given two things A and B, someone has confused A for B, and B for A. In other words, the person got the two items exactly wrong? I ...
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How do you call it when someone makes faces while trying to remember something [duplicate]

I'm writing a book, and I'm trying to describe that the girl is making faces as she's trying to remember something. I'm not quite sure how to describe that. (Seen from the point of view of another ...
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Name for the piece of material located, usually, inside the collar of a jacket or coat which allows garment to be hung from a hook

Most coats and jackets and many lighter shirts have a piece of material stitched to the inside of the collar which is designed to take the weight of the garment and make it possible to hang it on a ...
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Name for the “space between the sky and the earth” [closed]

What is the correct name for the space between heaven and earth? I thought of ether but it seems to have a prevailing chemistry meaning, whereas its second connotation is described by OxfordL as ...
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Single word or phrase alternative to a “tongue poke”?

I am looking for a single word or phrase alternative to a tongue poke, whether that's another expression or gesture or an adjective which describes a show of the same feeling. The feeling I am trying ...
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What would be the opposite of self-reflecting or self-reflection? [closed]

Self-reflection is the capacity of humans to exercise introspection and to attempt to learn more about their fundamental nature and essence. What word would one use to describe introspection or study ...
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Is there a specific term for letters that have the same appearance in both lower and upper case?

There are letters that have the same "look" (excluding the size) in both lower and upper case. Cc Oo Pp Ss Vv Ww Xx Zz In English, is there a specific term for these?
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What is the adjective for “a person who is correcting someone, but is doing it in a egotistical manner?” I forgot the word [duplicate]

What is the adjective for "a person who is correcting someone, but is doing it in a egotistical manner?" Like they are offering to help someone but they are doing it in a way that fuels ...
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What will be expected answer for the following statment [closed]

All event planners are outgoing people and all outgoing people are extroverts. At least one shy person is an event planner. If the statements above are true, which of the following doesn't necessarily ...
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How to call different types of grid/tilemap with (1+ words or sentence)?

Grid - "A pattern or structure made from horizontal and vertical lines crossing each other to form squares". Tilemap - "A two-dimensional grid made up of rectangular tiles of equal size&...
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What is the property of being right versus left called? [duplicate]

One could use "direction" to describe this property, but it is too wide, and I would like to find a term that narrows it down further, to describe the property (of a direction) of being ...
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Other possible ways to say “null ultimate”? [closed]

How could I express a goal with null ultimate? a goal that has not any achievements. It is easy often to focus on the outside world and materialism, this can lead to a shallow existence where success ...
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A word for both “payer” and “payee” [duplicate]

I'm working on making a ledger app that shows transactions. The focus is always on a single ledger, so transactions have a positive or negative amount, which raises or lowers the ledger's balance. ...
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Proper name “part of the building” or “building section” [closed]

Checked dictionaries: Thesaurus.com, Power Thesaurus, WordNet, Wiktionary, macmillandictionary.com. Sample Sentance Hospital building consists of the following _______: Main Hospital, Medical Office ...
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One word synonym for “without permission” [closed]

What's a one word synonym for "without permission" when pertaining to one of these (or very similar): admittance or entrance hunting, fishing, swimming shirt, shoes, dogs etc eating, ...
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Are the words restive and restless antonyms? [closed]

Yes, they seem synonyms but are opposites Restive people sleep at night but they feel sleepy because the rest does not work for them but restful people sleep to get brisk
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A word for “someone who deals with linguistics and language” [closed]

How do you call him? Not a teacher or a professor. For example, someone who deals with rocket science is a rocket scientist. Someone who deals with the library is a librarian.
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Term for “place of death”

Similar to how "birthplace" is a one-word term for "place of birth," I am looking for a one-word term for "location where someone died." I am considering "terminus&...
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Is kuon a word? What word am I thinking of? [closed]

I thought kuon was a word that meant any type of small riddle or puzzle. Eg: I thought that 'When a tree falls in the forest does anyone hear it?' was a kuon. But my googling finds no evidence for it. ...
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What word describes a specific place [duplicate]

I'd like to know the exact word in English for "place or building from which there is an unobstructed view of the surroundings and intended for observation".
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A specific word for the way leaves/petals carpet the ground?

I'm wondering if there's a specific word for the way leaves or petals carpet and scatter on the ground. I can think of all sorts of beautiful poetic ways to describe the way it sprinkles like confetti,...
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Formal-sounding substitute for “stuck at”

Here is the sentence I'm working with: Product manufacturing has (been) ________ (at) one unit per month for nearly a year. Clearly, if just any old word/phrase would do, we could insert "stuck ...
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Can one use “disposition” to describe an intangible object or value? [closed]

While I understand that disposition is used to describe a person’s inherent temperament or nature, but can it be used to describe a “particular industry or stream or its traditional fixed definition ...
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Is there a way or a word to denote the status when you dislike someone strongly and you don't want to see them? [closed]

For example, you hate someone very much but instead of an ongoing resentment, all it takes is just that you avoid seeing them again. As long as you don't see them, you let it go, but once you meet ...
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Is there a term in Journalism that means “words written as they will be printed”?

In charge of a workplace newsletter, I constantly receive E-mails with requests that I include notices in the next issue, but they will read like this: "Please post an announcement for Bob's ...
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What is an appropriate female version of “his man” or “his men” for a subordinate?

When referring to the staff or soldiers of a leader I am finding myself using "his man" and "his men" when not addressing by name. But there are also females in this group and ...
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What is someone called who places in the top 3 of a competition? [duplicate]

We held a competition, and I am writing a Congratulations email to those who placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, but I don't know what to call them. Are they place-holders? There wasn't an award ceremony, so I ...
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An adjective meaning “an action performed many times”

I am trying to say that the character feels a feeling of familiarity come over him from having repeatedly handled the object like playing/fidgeting with a ring (It's a positive association). Sentence: ...
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Single word for not inherently evil but insensitive to damage done by one's actions

Is there a single word for a person who might not be inherently evil, but takes actions that can cause a lot of harm which the actor is insensitive to? In particular, if the person is interested in ...
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Is there a word or phrase that describes something created for sharing? [closed]

I am looking for a word that describes something that was created specifically to be shared (as opposed to kept by the creator, or sold). But not necessarily given away, like a gift, but potentially ...
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What's a good way to say “the front right 'side' of a car”?

For context: There was a collision and the front left side of A's car hit the back right side of B's car. The "front right" of a car isn't really a side so much as it is a corner, yet ...
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More suitable word for 'reactionary' [closed]

I'm looking for a word to describe a group of people who reacts whenever something happens. They are sure to react and are so nearsighted that their reactions are predictable. I was going to use the ...
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Is there a word, other than “event,” for a due date you put in your calendar?

It's common for folks to add an "event" to one's calendar saying that something is due at a particular date and time. Calendar apps call everything they store an "event." But it ...
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What's it called when you can decipher someone's nationality by their writing?

Sometimes when I'm reading an article or a review online, I can tell where the writer is from (or not from), from their writing. It's not necessarily only from the vocabulary they use, or word choice (...
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Is there a word for a taste so bland that it takes away from other tastes?

When using the word "bland", I take it to mean a taste that is as close to nothingness as possible. But with some foods or ingredients (I'm currently eating oats with skim milk in plain ...
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What is the “know the word but incapable to associate the word”-issue called that occurs mostly among non-native English speakers? [duplicate]

This is a phenomenon that occurs mostly among non-native English speakers. The other day, 4 non-native speakers were discussing the USSR flag. All of them described it as red-colored flag with a ...
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What is a single word for being sweet but sarcastic? [closed]

A word which could stand for being "sweet but could be sassy". Especially about girls. An adjective which could mean that the person is sweet normally but could be impulsive or sarcastic.
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Is the word “adjectival” used in this context?

My English Fundamentals professor keeps using the word "adjectival" as in "adjectival clause" but I can't find it being used anywhere else but his class notes. I know that the word ...
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What is the proper term for a moderate-size artificial stone-clad elevation?

In Paris, as you walk along the Quai Francois Mitterrand, one option is to go down the steps to the paved riverside pedestrian path (where cars are allowed only in movies). It is a quaint little space ...
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Are there any words or terms when 'a small daughter dancing with her dad with her feet on top of his'?

I'm writing my story and I had the idea to have both the characters to dance with one of them standing on the other's feet. But whenever I tried to search the word or term nothing showed up. The only ...
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Looking for a smart adjective

I am looking for a short adjective or adjective phrase to convey the following description: "When we borrow a solution from another domain to solve a problem that is not relevant but we have no ...
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Looking for a word for individually being implicated for contributing to a social phonomenon by proxy, without being personally responsible

I'm looking for a word to show that a person is implicated for a social phenomenon (by proxy) for something they've done, without being personally responsible for it because they didn't directly do it,...
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Which word can represent X and O in Tic Tac Toe [closed]

In tic tac toe game, there are X and O's in boxes. How can i refer these O and X's? Maybe figure or value of box?
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Is there a word for the feeling that something is “off” about an overly pleasant group activity?

Is there a single word for the eeriness that you might feel when you're in a group activity that seems so pleasant, cheery, and safe that you can't help but feel like something's wrong? The word ...
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What is the equivalent in English of the French “pipotron”, which refers to meaningless filler content that looks like it was written by a bot?

I cannot find a good translation in English of the French word "pipotron". Could you help me? In French, it refers originally to an automated process to randomly generate sentences. Now it ...
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What will be a good expression/idiom/noun form for “external problems”?

Question from a economics researcher: What will be a good idiom/noun form for "external problems"? The idea is, to charge for some services, there is no problem inside the company, as all ...
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The term for a word for which the meaning is colloquially well understood, despite having a poor definition?

There are some words which everyone will understand what you mean when you use them, even though they are in fact ill-defined. Is there a term for this? Examples of such words include gene and health/...
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A word that means someone is losing attention to the conversation due to being too far from the speaker

I find that I often lose attention in lectures as I'm too far away from the speaker, however in closer conversations, I can always be attentive. For example: He couldn't understand the presentation ...
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Single word request: of/at that phase/time/period/care/management [duplicate]

I am writing a study aim and needs to be really concise. For background, "post-acute care" is the next/second step care in these patients' management. In other words, their care/management ...
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A good single word or shorter phrase for “ascending numbers with no gaps” [closed]

What's a good word/phrase for that concept? By ascending with no gaps, I mean something like: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 In other words, every number after the first, n0, can be defined as nx = nx-1 + 1, x > ...

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