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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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One word for 'the thing that attracts me'?

attractor? or drawer don't feel right. The attractor for me at this restaurant is their sumptuous ravioli.
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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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alternative expression for belittlement

I am German and currently writing my thesis in English. Currently trying to categorize my qualitative codes and I am looking for an alternative expression/word for belittlement, that is less ...
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Name for a software used to design crisis scenarios [on hold]

I am currently developing a software used to design crisis scenarios for simulation. My biggest problem at the moment is that the project lacks a name. So has anyone a good idea for a name of such a ...
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Word for “changing your mind” or the act of a mind being changed

As in, the act of someone experiencing something that would change their view or choices about their chosen upcoming event. Is there another way to say "changed my mind"?
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What is a synonym for tidbit [on hold]

Besides fact and piece of information, what is a good synonym for tidbit?
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What is a synonym for Mormonism? [on hold]

In light of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's de-emphasis on using the name "Mormon," what is a synonym for "Mormonism?" The style guide says "The term "Mormonism" is inaccurate and ...
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50% Opaque or 50% Transparent Image - not Transparent nor Opaque [on hold]

is translucent the only word to describe something that is partially opaque/transparent. does it apply in all cases?
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Is there one word or phrase that best describes the emotion of happiness when winning?

Or potentially a word that is used in another language to describe this feeling?
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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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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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Synonym of déjà vu that fits the scenario described here [closed]

déjà vu is a French word, & deja vu is its borrowed version. Is there a synonym for it in English that I can use in the conversation given below? (For instance 'per se' is Latin, but it has many ...
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Is there a word for someone who speaks before they think

Well as the title says, is there a word for a person who talks before they think? And if it is, whats the word and what's the antonym? I need to know this for to characters in a novel. Thank you in ...
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Disambiguating the meaning of the word Preparation

I'm currently maintaining a system where the word preparation is used for the word drug. Now I need a noun for the act of preparing a drug. Is there a good synonym for the word preparation which I can ...
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More formal way to say “check in with”

At my company we have an internal document that describes the processes we use for accomplishing a certain task. In this document we use the phrase: Periodically check in with ... to assess ...
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What is the word for “doing a favor for someone that you are not obligated to do” [closed]

I cannot think of the word for "doing a favor for someone that you are not obligated to do." Not "nonobligatory." For the use in the sentence, "We will continue to provide you with this service even ...
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“Lover of Life”: Biophile?

Looking for a single noun to title a funeral picture board where photos show the subject dancing, eating, drinking, reading, and laughing. I want to portray this man's love of life. Other photo ...
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Single or small number of words opposite of “soft focus”, “rose-tinted glasses” etc to convey cynicism/critical thinking/realism but not “pessimistic”

I'm looking for a single word or small number of words to convey something like "Life through a _____ filter/lens" where the opposite is 'soft-focus', 'rose-tinted' etc. Where _____ conveys a sense ...
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How can I say strenuous/challenging without a negative connotation?

I want to thank someone for a "challenging" semester - in the sense that it made me work really hard and was demanding, but in a good way
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Differences in antonyms of “balance” with negative prefixes

Most words only have one correct negative prefix out of "in-", "im-", and "un-". Why are both "imbalance" and "unbalance" both grammatically correct (but "inbalance" is not")? What are differences in ...
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word or phrase for describing one that has much opportunities

Take "folly" for example, there is the term "fool" or "foolish" for the individual that does that folly, and the term "foolishness" that is the quality of being foolish or doing folly. I am looking ...
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End of a predictable story: “flat” or “plain”?

I am looking for an adjective which could work with the "end of the story", meaning predictability, shallowness. Now I am deciding between "flat" (in Freedictionary 5th,6th, and 12th explanations work ...
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Real word for “productionalize”

I am looking for an alternative to the term productionalize. I believe the generally accepted definition of the word says that it means "to make a software prototype ready for production". In a ...
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Names for 4 Sizes

I'm breaking weapons into 4 sizes: Small Medium Large Extra Large Can I do better than T-shirt sizes? I'd like to avoid "Extra Large" if possible. Is there any precedent for sizing categories with 4 ...
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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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Milder synonyms of “honored” in the “I'm honored” sense

What are some synonyms of honor in the sense that honored is used in I am honored? I'm looking for a milder synonym specifically but this question can serve as a compendium of sorts for all synonyms ...
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Synonym for “follow-up” meaning the most experienced waiter as a noun

I used to work for a restaurant that had waiter teams. There were three roles: Aid, Lead, and Follow-up. The Aid was basically the busboy. The Lead greeted the customers, took the drink orders, got ...
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“To date” versus “so far”

Are "to date" and "so far" synonyms? Or is there a difference between the two. For example, So far, research has identified nearly 80 CYP450 enzymes involved in triterpenoid metabolism in plants. ...
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Can anyone tell me what exactly sweeping bow means please?

I'd like to know if anyone can elaborate the sentence below (from the Red Headed League by Conan Doyle), specifically the characters movement? He made a sweeping bow to the three of us and walked ...
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Synonyms for “Low”,“Medium”,“High” that sort alphabetically

In database queries, clients often asked to group values into ranges, "Low", "Medium","High" which make sense when read by a human. But if the computer returns strings, they sort alphabetically not ...
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What is the female synonym for the word “buddy” [duplicate]

Two men may use the word "buddy", but can a man call a woman "buddy"? If not, what is the equivalent for women?
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What does the word “Stone” mean in this context [closed]

A book by Salman Rushdie ("Shame"), Hindu–Islamic tensed relations are described. So there are several words starting/containing the word Stone Stonewasher Stone-gang Stone-godly 'The one-godly ...
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Skill Levels - Nomeclature [closed]

I'm trying to build an abstract skill level chart to be applied to diverse subjects. Right now - using only common sense - the list of levels I was able to think is: {MISSING} : Don't know anything ...
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What is a better answer than “that's interesting” when being told a fact about someone?

When getting to know people, they often tell me a cool fact about them. Examples include "I'm actually from Turkey", "I am playing a new game called ______ with my friends", "I speak four languages". ...
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Others ways to say “I wish you the best in your decision”

I'm writing a business letter. Wondering if there are other ways to say "I wish you the best in your decision" (already used it in a recent letter to the same person). Found "I wish you well in your ...
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Require synonym to avoid confusion of dual meaning of “experience”

I am trying to write an essay on life based view points on comparing A vs B group life views. Unfortunately in my case the word for the two opposing view points is the exact same word "experience" ...
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“All else equal”

Looking for a way to articulate "holding all else equal." In my context, I'm writing about economists' (unrealistic) love for holding all else equal
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A single word to convey “one who has control of his life/destiny”

I am looking for a word that describes/conveys one who is in control of his/her life, and believes in his own ability to create his own destiny. I am looking for a word that has some poetic/literature ...
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Synonym of Dream Interpreter

Is there any single word synonym from "Dream Interpreter" or the person who tells the meaning of the dream?
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Is there a word for when something's name completely fits the description or personality?

for example in a story i'm writing, there is a character named Revenge who's main goal is to get revenge. Is there a single word for that?
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When it is with yourself that you are not satisfied, are you “dissatisfied” or “unsatisfied”? [duplicate]

Is someone who wishes they had done something differently “dissatisfied” or “unsatisfied” with what they did? How about someone who – more generally – wishes they were someone else, wishes they were ...
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What would be the correct term for the recipient who's, “in care of” something for someone else

This is usually seen when a letter is sent to someone but the abbreviation, c/o is used to indicate that it should be, in care of someone else. Just need a more formal term for a project I'm working ...
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Another word for “consume” that's clearly about incorporeal things?

I'm looking for a single verb with similar meaning to gaining, consuming or gathering, but only in a context of information, knowledge or ideas. So the word itself should make clear that I'm talking ...
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Synonyms to ‘semi thick’?

What is the synonym to ‘semi thick’ body? When someone describes their body shape as semi thick, what does he mean? Thank you.
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The state of being integrated

I am looking for a noun of the adjective "integrated", as in, "combining or coordinating separate elements so as to provide a harmonious, interrelated whole." Integration describes the process that ...
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What does this sentence in a paragraph about the Notre Dame Fire mean?

A 2017 Time article discussing the crumbling, wearing out, and water damage of France's Notre Dame Cathedral prior to the 2019 fire writes (emphasis added to the part I would like clarification on): ...
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A word to describe the contour of a sheet of paper [closed]

I'm looking for a word to describe the outline of a paper document. For instance in the sentence : The software will detect the edges of the receipt over the dark background. I have multiple ...
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Is there any difference between to strew and to scatter?

I just read that : https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/strew-scatter.172228/ and it appears those two words are interchangeable, apart that strew is rather literate. What do you think?
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Verb meaning “to make a list of elements unique”

I am looking for a verb that would mean to make a list of elements unique. For example, let's say I have a list of elements and some of them can exist more then once in the list (duplicates). What ...
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revive vs revivify

I recently stumbled upon the word "revivify". As a verb, it seems to be a synonym for "revive". Is it? Or are there any differences between the 2 words? And is it usual to have synonymous words with ...