Questions tagged [synonyms]

A synonym is a word that means the same, or almost the same thing, as another word. This tag is for asking about pairs of words. If you're requesting a synonym, please use the ‘single-word-request’ tag.

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Words that express surprise disdain anger etc

I want words that don’t sound childish, aren’t swear words, or euphemisms that can be used to express surprise anger etc.
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Contemporary synonym of “thereanent” or “thereabout”

I want to express that one thing concerns another, using an adverb, such as in: I mended the sink and wrote her a note thereanent / thereabout. Meaning: I mended the sink and wrote her a note ...
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I need one word for “Real Stories”

I want to say Stories of goodwill or stories about goodwill, which is real and interesting. Need a strong word which sound good to ears
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Requesting in a more subtle/formal manner

I am writing a formal email. In the end, it goes like this: If this..... were to happen, then it would be great. I am actually asking sth which I am not entitled to and depends entirely upon the ...
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I tried but it has not improved anymore [closed]

I tried but it has not improved any more
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Is there another word for a sub-team specialized in a certain subject matter please?

Is there another word I can use to name a sub-team specialized in a certain subject matter? A few of us within a leadership group are getting together across job functions to form a sub-team for Food ...
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Difference between swot up and mug up

Well, actually, that is the question. What is the difference between these two phrasal verbs? Both of them mean to cram, to study intensively before an exam. She's at home, swotting up on her ...
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Are there english/anglish words for raw meat?

Are there any words for raw meat? This can mean raw fermented meat, raw cultured meat, raw fresh meat, raw high meat, raw spoiled meat. And can include specific types of meat, such as poultry, pork, ...
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Is there a word for people who are oblivious of the atmosphere around them?

For example, is there a word to describe a little girl who just sits on the sofa watching tv happily while her parents are fighting — as though she were in her own "happy place" and behaving normally? ...
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Interchangeable use of “trimonthly” and “quarterly”

From my research, trimonthly and quarterly seem to be synonyms with an extremely close meaning. From Merriam-Webster, trimonthly : occurring every three months From Merriam-Webster, quarterly (in ...
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what is a word that describes a group of related words

I am looking for a word that represents a group of words. In this case the group of words are meal types, like: dessert dinner feast picnic refreshment snack etc.. Is there a single word that ...
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A casual word for the word complaint

I will explain the scenario first. "I was trying to talk to my friend for many days. But he was busy with his own works. Then he messaged me that he would call me the next day for sure. But he didn't ...
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A better chapter name instead of “Additional Changes” in an implementation proposal document

I am creating a document for a new implementation in the product. I have a chapter called Proposed Development which covers the actual proposed changes that belongs to one single area. After some ...
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Simpler synonym for serial monomania

I read a book years ago in which one character described another succinctly in one or maybe two words. Sadly, the book was lost in a flood and I cannot recall the vocabulary used. Nor can I recall ...
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Synonym for not-suited

eg. Tropical climate not suited for huskies.
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Can “equivalent” and “counterpart” be interchangeable in the context below?

"Between 30 and 40 per cent of children attending school A had problems in the areas of spelling, listening, articulation and concentration in classes, while the equivalent/counterpart figures for ...
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Appearance or Outward? [duplicate]

The Pharisee Jews were extremely legalistic. That is to say, they were paying attention to the appearance of religious order What word works better in this text? 1. Appearance Or 2. Outward Or 3....
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Is ” I will always lighting up my goals” correct? [closed]

Well I want to say “ I will try to always set a goal for myself and be clear exactly what I want”
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What does the phrase “What you failed to take into account” mean? [closed]

Have you ever made a bad decision? In hindsight, it’s plain to see what you failed to take into account. What does this phrase mean?
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Is there a single word that has the same meaning as “As far as I know”?

"AFAIK" is a popular abbreviation, but I was wondering if there was already a real word that would do the same job, preferably one that wasn't very obscure, but that works too :). So what words have ...
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What's the difference between “take in” / “bring in” / “pull in” moneywise?

For the most part, it seems these words can be used interchangeably in most situations. Salary - He took in $5,000 last month / She brought in $100,000 last year / I pulled in a lot of money. Sales ...
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“Their density would not enable them to understand his sharper point of view.” [closed]

what does that mean? “Their density would not enable them to understand his sharper point of view.”
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A better way of saying collecting donations

I'm trying to find the nicest and most respectful way of saying: "collecting donations". After research, I've seen: "obtaining donations" or "collecting donations", or "getting donations". In ...
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English as a computer language : research links needed [migrated]

I conducted a small experiment some time back. The idea originated during e-mail composition when I wanted to examine the possibility of conveying something more than what is typically expressed in ...
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What's the word for an outdoor hallway?

Sometimes at motels or hotels or apartments, the hallway is on the side of the building with railing. I can't think of the word for this. If I call it a "hallway," I think it might be visualized ...
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Is there a synonym of “deploy” in terms of sending military forces to a specific place?

The title is pretty much self-explanatory. I know you can say something like: The 101st infantry division was deployed to Normandy in 1944. But I feel like there is another way to express that. ...
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What are milder alternatives to the word 'epidemic'?

In Vancouver and British Columbia, we're lucky enough to have had far fewer cases of coronavirus than most Western regions. I might describe this as a "relatively mild epidemic". However the word ...
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How to refer to a person who is not from science background?

When someone has completed his/her Master of Arts. And I need to call him/her a non science guy while discussing a particular science topic (no offense). Example Rob, you are a ‘non science guy’ ...
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Is there a term for a phrase in which an antonym can be switched-in and yet it still retains the same, or synonymous, meaning as the original?

For example, Based on/Based off, Break up/Break down, Write up/Write down, Up for/Down for, Went on/Went off, Slow up/Slow down These all retain similar meanings when substituting with antonyms. ...
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How to express our feeling after giving something to someone who is desperately looking for?

How to express our feeling after giving something to someone who is desperately looking for? For example, a person is looking for a feature in my software application, and I implemented it and given ...
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Looking for a word that means encouragement but for ants, a word play

I'm looking for a word that is "ant-themed" don't question it hahaha, for a party. And there's this section/corner where we give encouragement to each other, what would be the best word to describe ...
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Gender-unspecific pejorative for somebody selling themselves for personal benefit (not prostitution)

What would be alternative words for whore which do not primarily reference women? In this case by whore I do not mean a prostitute, but a person who is willing to sell themselves out for personal ...
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What would be the correct word for considering or believing something said by people without knowing the truth behind it?

For example, some people have heard that we should not eat late, and they believe it, without knowing the reason behind it.
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A better way to say 'very different'

What is a better way to say 'very different'? Is there one word that is an extreme of 'different'? Example: Person A and Person B embraced the spirit of evil in very different ways. Is there a ...
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Is “doll” meant to be used only for human like toys? What alternatives for non-human toys are there?

I want to say something like a teddy bear, but it is not a bear. For example a cat. I guess "cat doll" is the literal translation from my language, but sounds wrong to me because I understand doll to ...
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What is the difference between “likeness” and “resemblance”?

Even after look on Cambridge Dictionary I didn't get the difference between the words "likeness" and "resemblance". Could someone help me with this? Thanks.
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What are possible alternatives for “housing” in this context?

In the following sentence: Yosemite National Park recently posted video of this bear climbing a tree near ranger housing. I understand that housing here is a collective for quarters serving as ...
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Friends' friends [duplicate]

If I'm friends with Alice, and Alice is friends with Bob, is there a specific term for my relationship with Bob, or is it just "a friend of a friend"?
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Why “make” is more correct than “cause” on that sentence?

I just did the Cambridge general English test and I can't say why one of my answers was wrong: The sentence was: The middle paragraph has to be very convincing and ...... an impact on the reader. ...
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When to use aware / conscious / deliberate?

As far as I understood, aware and conscious are synonyms in which the last one being more formal.Is deliberate even more formal or highlighting an aspect I didn't get yet?
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How do other words can you use for “the way something is written”?

I was racking my brain when pressed with a discussion posting in math class the other day, and I was coming to answer someone’s question when I got stuck in a bind. The question was pre-Calc, and I ...
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Word for: Making stronger together

I'm looking for a word that implies a group of things (which are not good by themselves and somehow incomplete) become strong and somehow complete together. Something like flocking or swarming but ...
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“Double-faced” vs “double-headed.” [closed]

According to Collins Dictionary “double-faced” means ‘deceitful’. Can both adjectives of the Title box be used interchangeably in the sense of deceit?
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Attempt to find a synonym of word “old”

Few weeks ago, while reading some texts a new vocabulary encountred. when translated it via English to English online dictionary, one of the synonym was the word "old"? To have or to put the ...
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Melomaniac but for movies?

Is there a word like melomaniac but for movies or Tv series?
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Undesired vs undesirable

What should I use in the case I want to describe something that everybody wants to avoid. This can have undesired consequences. and This can have undesirable consequences. What to use in ...
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What is another word or phrase for “from … onward”?

What is another word or phrase (other than "since") for "from ... onward"? From Beethoven onward, composers notated dynamics in a more direct and detailed manner.
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Formal alternative to 'does not'

I have been looking online for some good formal alternatives to 'does not' but I haven't found anything that seems ok. It should fit in a sentence like this: "He doesn't have the ability to ...." ...
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What word, in the a casual conversation would be equivalent to the word “deal breaker”?

I am looking for a synonym of deal breaker but it should be used in a casual conversation because the word, "deal breaker" is often used in transactional or business setting. I am looking for a ...
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Sentence making sense? [closed]

I'm using a sentence that "Authors give this idea in that somehow describing attitude in another perspective" Here I want to use the sentences with the word contemplate (to view or consider) "Authors ...

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