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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Words that mean ''to talk rashly''? [closed]

What are the words that can mean you're talking rashly or even talking incautiously?
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What would be english equivalent of Hindi proverb char aane ki murgi barah aane ka masala-Chicken is dirt cheap but its ingredients are costing a bomb

What would be english equivalent of Hindi proverb "char aane (Rs. 0.25) ki murgi (Chicken) barah aane (Rs. 0.75) ka masala (spice)" is an old phrase around 60's and the 70's India which mean Chicken ...
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Is there a single word descriptor for a plan, document, or process that is formalized only after its execution?

Examples: After much pressure from their constituents, the committee finally published their [blank] plan on how they lowered taxes. The comedy troupe had a [blank] rehearsal after the comedy show. ...
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If a picture of a screen is a screenshot, what is a video of a screen?

I'm looking for a catchy and nice-sounding word. A really nice sounding phrase would although be better than nothing. I record my computer screen a lot and never really found a nice word to describe ...
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Word for “to cause one to act in a certain way because to do otherwise would be illogical.”

Word for "to cause a one to act in a certain way because to do otherwise would be illogical." The context is the discussion of the illusion of choice being broken upon realizing that taking any action ...
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Word for an unavoidable decision

I'm looking for a word that describes a situation where not making (or refusing to make) a decision is equivalent to choosing one of the options. I considered "ultimatum", but it seems overly ...
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Is there a better word or idiom describing someone who is stuck in the past?

I know a question with similar phrasing has already been asked and closed but what I'm looking for is not something in the line of "nostalgic" or "old-fashioned" or any other way of referring to ...
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Feeling of forcing oneself to do something

I'm looking for a word that captures that feeling of forcing oneself to do something that is not motivating anymore. Normally when one has motivation, it takes little to no effort to start doing it. ...
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Word To Describe Changing the Rules of Some Situation For An End Goal

Is there a word to define the act of changing the rules of some situation frequently until one party gets what they want?
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Antonyms of “Prefer…Over” [closed]

Is "I prefer coffee over tea" Equivalent to "I defer tea over coffer"?
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What is it called when someone asks a question but it's not really root/true question they have?

In other words, they are asking a question which seems to them like the right question to ask ("How do I get to point B from point A?") when they are really at point A and are trying to get to point C....
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What is the word for when someone talks like the people from a certain area?

What is the political strategy called when you use certain dialect and mention certain things in order to appeal to people in a target area? This is done a lot during campaigns in order to give ...
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What is a word for someone who loves to experiment?

I have accidentally done an anglicism of a french word: "expérimentaliste", which I turned into experimentalist, before realising the word does not exist. I have looked up my issue, and found only a ...
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handwritten typeface / name of a typeface in calligraphy

What is a handwriting art style called? So, when a calligraphy artist writes words in a certain way, the letter have certain forms and follow some style. On a computer different typefaces describe ...
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i am using this thing first time i write my que in body

Commoner ______ themself in front of nobility and royalty Its similar to insulting themself but not that i read it before but i can't remember it it's start with p
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A single word that describes “sensing the wealth gap between you and others”

For instance: you walk into a room and you can immediately feel the wealth inequality between you, and the other people in the room. You can sense their money - their demeanor, clothing, all of it ...
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A single word for “not allowed to be changed” or “must be this way”

I'm looking for a specific word (that is slipping my mind) that means "not allowed to be changed" or "has to be taken as law". The word I'm thinking of sounds something like "invaluable" or "inviable"....
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How do you say the total amount of time that has been spent in a job position?

I'd like to know what's the best word to describe someone that has been in a certain job position. For example, if I was hired in January and now it's March, my _______ (word I'd like to know) is 3 ...
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Architectual or other word meaning “at the base/foundation of” or makes up the “lower boundary of”?

This might be a little confusing, but is there a word, similar to "bounded by" (which refers to all sides) or "flanked by" (which refers to left and right sides), but meaning the "lower boundary of" ...
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I'm looking for a word that refers to someone subservient in an overly attentive or annoying way [duplicate]

I'm looking for a word that refers to someone subservient in an overly attentive or annoying way.
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Word for being aware only of oneself [duplicate]

I'm looking for a word that describes an entity having only knowledge of its own existence, but no one else's. The closest I have now is autognostic, auto being "self" and gnostic being "having ...
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Term for “the fatty” used by teenagers

"In seventh grade, I was diagnosed with scoliosis. My nightmare began. A brace restricted my movement and my life; I could not bend or turn, let alone continue with my favorite hobby—dancing. I was ...
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Urgent need on this word Perpeocue

I am surprised reading a letter from a colleague in the office using a word Perpeocueing I don’t know if such word exists. I’ve searched google and my dictionaries and can’t find it. The sentence ...
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Condensed word for mysterious and beautiful universe [duplicate]

I was writing my college essay, which is about how I discovered mathematics and how I developed it as a passion. At one point I constructed the following sentence: ...Math was my Narnia. What I ...
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A word or phrase for the boring writing style “thing after thing after thing”, like a “ledger”

Suppose you want to write a story. Your final writing is like the following: This morning Doe got up at 7:45am. Then he brushed his teeth. Then he had breakfast which was prepared by his mom. ...
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Words that mean ''to say something unintentional''

I am looking for words that mean ''to say something unintentionally''
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Term for Confusing Map for the Territory / Terrain

I’m looking for a simple word that describes the concept of “confusing the map for the territory (or terrain).” It seem to be a concept often used to explain how the brain function in neuroscience,...
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A word describing someone who says “like” or “um” every couple of words in most sentences [duplicate]

Is there a word (or a few words) that accurately describes someone with the "like disease" (or the many other unnecessary words or small phrases spread throughout most sentences, such as "um") in "...
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Is there a word for being memorable?

I provide paint job service for homes, a custom paint job that only I provide, none of my competitors do this kind of paint job. For this service I am looking for a tagline. In the tagline I want to ...
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Comma in is/are questions.. Is Soya oil, genetically modified? [closed]

If you don't smell the (fragrance, fragrant) and fresh aroma of olive oil, don't use it. Which is correct fragrant or fragrance.
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Correct word for “it's not legally possible”

I'm thinking of an example where a law allows for certain things but not others. However, it's not that these things are prohibited, just that there is no law that allows them. In particular, at ...
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What do you call each “part” or “content piece” of a magazine?

I'm trying to come up with the right term to refer to a "part" of a magazine. That is, one word that can refer to any "piece of content" within an issue of a magazine: the "leader", any individual "...
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What is an adjective for an action that was performed well under pressure?

I've heard the word "clutch" used with this meaning (eg: "That was clutch!"), but is there a more sophisticated or well-codified word for such? Example: "That was [adjective] when you answered the ...
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What’s a term that means argue on behalf of someone? [closed]

I cant think of the word. It would mean that a person would stick up for someone verbally.
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Discrimination against intelligence

In the same vein as "racism", "sexism", "anti-semitism" etc., is there a word that describes being discriminatory against people of great intelligence?
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Fear of smart people/ phobia of intelligence

Is there a word that describes: having a strong fear of smart people. I tried to look up "phobia of intelligence", "fear of smart people" etc. but couldn't find anything. He has/is __________
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Word for someone who is proud of something without merit? [duplicate]

Is there an adjective for someone who is proud of something that is really unimpressive or otherwise doesn't warrant pride? Some examples would be being a diehard fan of a terrible sports team or ...
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What's the word for two events or people that happen in the same place but at different points in history, similar to contemporary?

The exact situation I'm trying to fill is with Nathaniel Hawthorne, who lived in Salem, Massachusetts in the 1800's, but wrote a book about the Salem Witch Trials in the 1600's. I want to contrast ...
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What are other names for planetoids that aren't orbiting a solar system, but hurtling through space? [migrated]

I'm trying to think of a good word for an asteroid/planetoid that has no stable orbit but has been ejected from a system and is passing close to a sun. Any help?
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What is the name of an entry in an index?

What is the name of an entry in an index? For example, an element of a taxonomy is a taxon and elements of a taxonomy are taxa. What is the equivalent for an index?
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One word to best describe the “most” physically attractive [closed]

Some words such as; aesthetically pleasing, and resplendent, convey physical attractiveness, but are seldom used to describe the level of physical attractiveness. Whereas words such as; cute, pretty, ...
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What's a word that means “making fun of” with a positive connotation? Like the comment is not harmful

I'm trying to say that my classmates "tease" me for always having so much enthusiasm regardless of the amount of work we have. My goal is to show that my enthusiam is a good thing. Is tease a good ...
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Word/Phrase similar to “Take to the Extreme”

I am looking for a word (verb preferable, other constructions welcome) or short phrase that's similar to "Take to the Extreme", with a connotation of a logical conclusion, but avoiding stating that ...
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Word for 'an event automatically happening earlier than planned, caused by something else'?

How would you call an action (or event) that occurs earlier than originally planned, in reaction to some condition or other event happening? Examples: When you put a pan on a stove with a timer, ...
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Is there an adjective related to solidarity?

Per Merriam-Webster (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solidarity) the word solidarity means unity (as of a group or class) that produces or is based on community of interests, objectives, ...
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Can I use “Audios” as my folder name?

Audio and video is an uncountable noun, however, audios word is never seen generally. Does that mean it's not okay to use it in context?
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A word for this type of sequel

Let's say someone writes three novels, two of which are sequels. The 1st novel establishes the main plot elements that are used in the second novel. The 2nd novel (the sequel) is written in a manner ...
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One word for motivating someone through personal experience

Is there a word used to describe an action where one motivates an individual or a group of people to do something through sharing their own experience/journey. Learning from experience is wisdom. What ...
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Eloping is a 'social impercation' (?)

I'm not sure if the word exists (it is clearly not 'impercation') but I swear there must be some term "social im---" which describes an act that compromises your position in society. Or maybe my mind'...
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Word that means avoiding a previously selected item for a certain period?

Background: In my line of work, we test samples from certain rivers each year. However, if we tested samples from river x and river y this year, we will leave them out of our sample selection over the ...