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Questions tagged [synonyms]

A synonym is a word that means the same, or almost the same thing, as another word.

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Is “diversified” really a suitable translation for what Germans call “abwechslungsreich”?

I need a word to describe a meeting or conference or other event which was the opposite of boring due to the variation of activities there.* German language has abwechslungsreich, literally rich-of-...
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Are there synonym phrases for “It is/was exactly the opposite!” [migrated]

The question is quite straightforward - I did not include my research as it only resulted in synonyms for the word "opposite". The context is that something is completely different to what you ...
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I’m trying to find the right word for something, but All I can think of is yell or say [on hold]

So the character is at the end of a short alley about 10 feet away from 2 bullies and a nerdy friend. I want the character to say something to them like “How about you leave Timothy alone?” In a ...
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Ashen / pallid / sallow / pale (/ livid)

I have these words in my spaced repetition system (Anki), however, when I am trying to guess translation from my language, I always guess one of the other three. Looking for pictures on google ...
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Use of climate and its derivatives as adjectivized forms with another noun

I am working on the area of Ecology and the word climate and its derivatives show up in almost every writing. Climate/climatic/climatology/climatological My question is, what is the correct word to ...
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What other verbs could I use to say that the fragrance from one person “gets” onto another person? [closed]

Another person can smell the same with the one that comes in close contact.
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Synonyms for “rather than” (preferably single word synonyms) [closed]

Example usage: A person can reuse their current tool rather than purchasing a new tool
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An alternative to words like “blog” or “content”? [closed]

Looking to name a section of a site dedicated to resources, how-to articles, news, and first-person stories for small business owners. It'll be used alongside product pages, customer testimonials and ...
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Ideal synonym of “making survey” of thesis title

I am thinking about correct thesis title and I can not find right word for phrase: "making a survey". Now my thesis title begins as: "Mapping people's awareness of...". I was thinking about word ...
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Word that means 'requiring a high degree of trust'

Something like the reciprocal of 'trustworthy'. 'You need to understand how [requiring a high degree of trust] it is to get to know the code to the safe. John has only told three people that ...
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Usage of subsidy for non-monetary purposes

To quote from the oxford dictionary, the definitions of subsidy are: A sum of money granted by the state or a public body to help an industry or business keep the price of a commodity or service ...
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What are alternative ways of saying “pressing the keyboard”? [closed]

I am looking for alternative ways of saying "pressing the keyboard" to include in a slogan. So I want a short and sweet phrase. I have these three phrases in my mind: Stabbing the keyboard, poking ...
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Single Word Describing The Concept Of Language Barrier As Applied To Language In A Non-traditional sense

A single word carrying the connotation or literal meaning of either, "real language" or "official language" that is roughly antonymous with the word vernacular. To provide more context: I am seeking ...
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What is the best synonym for “experience” (as something you have lived)?

I was thinking in something like "episode" or "event" but maybe they have different connotations. It is just to describe a concrete thing I have lived through, not very extensive in time, which has ...
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Syn­o­nym for a “help-seeker”

Imag­ine this sce­nario: Some­one claims to have been blessed with un­spec­i­fied spe­cial pow­ers by God or some­thing sim­i­lar (a self-pro­claimed prophet, a for­tune-teller, a psy­chic) . A ...
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How to use “sire” as verb? [closed]

How to use "sire" as verb? Can you give also exempels? Thanks for the answers.
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Word for Following The Shift In “Immigration Patterns”

I'm looking for an effective word or words to replace immigration pattern. I use the phrase in a previous sentence, and would not like to reuse it again. I can't think of a better word choice to ...
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Should I put an article before an adjective and an alternative of items?

I have a sentence which ends like this: ... do something with a translated sentence or document. I'm not sure whether I placed the article correctly. Some people suggest to treat every item of an ...
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What do you call a person who has an interest to be a lecturer or professor?

If someone has interest (means that they are doing something to achieve that) in being an academic, such as a lecturer for a university, if that person is having educational qualifications which are ...
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Better way to say “take smaller steps in order to reach larger goals.”

Is there a better way to say "I understood I needed to take smaller steps in order to reach larger goals" in the context of advocating for change? It just seems a little...cliched and dry. I also don'...
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Better way to say “ensuring high attendance?”

Is there a better way to say "ensure high attendance?" I thought about "ensure excellent attendance," but that didn't sound right either. The essay I'm writing isn't very formal, and the latter doesn'...
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Synonyms for a dream that it possible to achieve?

I was wondering if there is a specific word for a dream that isn't completely unrealistic. Good Example: My ______ is to be a firefighter when I grow up. Bad Example: My ______ is to be able to ...
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How do you say, I have something under writing? [migrated]

If you want to say/convey you are working on a book/paper, what is the correct way of saying so other than plainly saying I'm writing a book? I noticed 'under writing' has a specific meaning and ...
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Word leverage. Synonyms, antonyms and asociation

What are at least two synonyms, two antonyms for a verb: to leverage? I'm hopeless, thanks for the answer. By the way, do you have any association with this word? I do homework and I do not know how ...
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What's a word for when someone is drawing out a story for dramatic effect?

"Quit _________ , and get to the point!" None of these seem quite right, although any of them would suffice: Dawdling Dilly-dallying Delaying Prolonging Protracting I think I'm looking for a word ...
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What is a word for an activity without a concrete goal?

I'm developing a time management application. The architecture considers, that all the user does/plans can be separated in "areas" / parts of life (like "health", "job", "family", "self-development" ...
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What is the word for a person who twists your words around into something negative…?

Here is some more info... This individual has a drug problem... people close to him have concluded that he is suffering from some form of personality disorder, thus, he is self medicating with ...
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Wistful or Wishful? [closed]

Is there a difference between 'wistful' and 'wishful'? And if so, in what context would you be able to use them?
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A word to describe an excessively formal process or procedure

I'm looking for a single word which may describe that a given process is overly formal in a sense it requires plenty of steps or involves myriad subprocesses. For instance some company is about to ...
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Is “Thanks for staying with me here…” correct?

I want to express my thanks and appreciation for someone who has patiently understood, listened and bared me. Thanks for staying on this one with me... Is there some better way to say or text this?...
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Non-jargon alternative to the term “content” when describing articles, videos, photos, etc

Web publishers often refer to articles, videos, photos, etc. as "content" or "online content", but I feel as if this term is hackneyed jargon and also fairly vague. What alternatives are there?
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whether to use Until or To when we have to write : like Mr. XYZ has worked with us from Date to Date or Date till date?

whether to use Until or To when we have to write : like Mr. XYZ has worked with us from Date to Date or Date till date ?
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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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What synonyms exist for the word 'harmfulness'?

After looking at the options provided by Thesaurus.com (they had none; they didn't recognise the word), as well as those provided by the native thesaurus on DuckDuckGo, I'm looking for a word which ...
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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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Is annoying a synonym of boring?

I know boring means uninteresting or dull, and annoying means irritating or bothering, for me they are totally different, so I was surprised to see "bore" being translated as "使厌烦"(which means ...
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Alternatives for “student body”

The term student body is used to describe the collective students attending a school. Of the student body, more than half went to get jobs in business and industry. But I feel that body can have ...
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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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Opposing homonyms [duplicate]

I'm aware of precisely one word that is spelled and pronounced the same, yet has a completely opposite meaning depending on its context: sanction. On one hand, it is official permission for something....
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Synonym for “in the blink of an eye”

I am translating from Middle Egyptian to English. For those who are curious, here is the hieroglyphic inscription: However, this is not a question about Middle Egyptian, but rather English. The ...
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What do we call the combination of a number and a unit

As a Software Engineer I give my best to find descriptive names for specific concepts. That is a very important task to reduce software complexity. Naming concepts can be really hard and today I’d ...
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Is 'alternative mobilities' a correct way to refer to car/bike sharing?

Instead of alternative mobility services (referring to car-sharing, bike-sharing and others) does alternative mobilities make sense? What can be a synonym of service or an alternative way of saying?
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Other words to replace “let's”?

I am writing a project paper, and I find myself using the phrase "let's" a lot. I'm wondering if there are other phrases or words that I can use instead of "let's"? I've searched for an answer but ...
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A single word for “very steep”, in reference to hiking

Is there a single word that can be used instead of very steep when talking about hiking? E.g. The last part of the hiking trail was very steep. Sheer might fit but it seems to refer more to a ...
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What is a synonym for the slang word “foreigner”?

Up until right now, after looking up the word "foreigner" in a few dictionaries and finding nothing relevant, I would never have guessed that it is British slang. I have always assumed that the word ...
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How did Shakespeare have characters tell each other to calm down? (“Paradise Lost” Play Adaptation) [closed]

Basically, I was helping a friend with a play. To be specific, it's an adaptation of "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. In the scene, Eve is perfectly calm. Adam is a little confused and worked up by a ...
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Doing something almost completely

I'm trying to reply to an email from a research collaborator. He sent me an article of his and asked me to review it. My question is what is the proper word/phrase to convey that I have read the ...
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Is “rescrew” a word or local dialect? [duplicate]

I heard people saying something like this: We have to "rescrew" [e.g.] a tissue box holster to the wall. I'm not sure, is the syllable "re" common? It seems this is not too commonly used. What ...
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What is a better way of saying modest budget?

I am trying to come up with a word or words to describe someone's financial situation that is not too low or too high. In other words, they can afford nice things (not low end), but they don't have ...
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Synonym for over-theatrized

I am looking for something to describe a video production being over exagerated with cliches that don't match reality John created a promotional video on Sally winning her first women's boxing ...