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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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What's the word? [closed]

Is there a verb that relates to the word 'portal'? I want to say something like "absorbs me into a world..." but I don't like 'absorbs'.
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Formal synonym for "sick of [food]"? [closed]

For example, if someone's boss caters Chipotle every week, is there a word or phrase to substitute for "sick of" that's more polite and formal when confronting the boss?
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Hello I'm bottling salad dressings and need some advice or suggestions on the wording etc. for the label [closed]

We always start & finish with the finest ingredients, we gave this dressing no other choice but to be delicious! Artisanal crafted in small batches over the years for an exclusive clientele, now ...
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Difference between "ironic" and "facetiously"?

What is the difference between those adjectives? I've understood that facetiously is used when you're saying something that you don't mean- you're joking, but what differentiates it from (humorous) ...
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Out of one’s hands / Beyond one’s control: synonyms?

I am writing something about legal defences available to a defendant. I would like to know if these two expressions (title) can in this case be synonyms and if one is more used than the other. Context:...
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What is the word that is synonym to "right", and sounds like "rido"? [migrated]

There's a word that sounds like rido and means right. I've heard it in a movie. What is it?
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Determining the meaning of "Par Excellence"

In a translation test nearly impossible to pass, I am required to accurately translate a paragraph about a code editor, and I got stuck trying to translate the following: [The software] is a ...
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Is there a synonym for "manual entry"?

Consider a comparison of selecting from a list versus directly entering an option. Would you call the latter "manual entry" or something else? For example, are there alternatives in ...
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Word to describe something both qualitative and quantitative?

I'm looking for a word to describe my research process. I analyze large datasets, then interview people to understand what the data is telling me. I'm struggling to come up with a way to describe this,...
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Is there a one-word synonym for "less crowded" in English?

This is really funny! I've been searching about this for a while now. I think it should be a very frequent word that I can instantly recognize upon hearing but no words come to my mind. Let's say ...
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Another term for NEWBIES vs EXPERIENCED/PRO [closed]

What's an interesting tagline or caption for a game (say like a reality game show) composed of newbies vs people who are not necessarily pro but have an experience with the game (or similar to it) ...
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Downright lying or Outright lying? [closed]

I'd like to describe that someone is lying explicitly without any shame.  Someone who lies and knows that they are lying and knows that others know but they don't care.  Should I say downright or ...
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Generalized Terms for Categorizing an Occupation Label

This feels like a longshot, so pardon me if it’s an ill-formed question for this forum… I’m trying to define a two-phrase structure that describes any person’s role or occupation. Here are several ...
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What is the meaning of "actors" and "player" according to political terms? [closed]

I am reading a book where I find some sentences like "... how international actors impact civil wars" "... being a 'player' in regional politics" "... further study of each ...
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Is there a term for "meltable"? [duplicate]

Full disclosure, I'm kind of dumb so bear with me. I've only googled a dozen or so thesauruses but I came up with nothing for things that are "meltable". I mean, is meltable even a word? Has ...
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Is there a name for someone who thinks he's got very good taste but in reality lacks it?

Is there a name for someone who thinks he's got very good taste in general yet everyone else but him can easily see he is not? I don't know if such a word exist so any similar word will do.
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What is the word for the complementary relationship implied by the word dependent?

Dependency is directional. Starting a car is dependent on petrol. But petrol is not dependent on starting a car. What word describes the relationship from petrol to the car?
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Different phrasings for "analyzing of all possibilities in the list"

I'm currently writing a paper in mathematics. In the beginning of the article I present a big list where each line consists of a sequences of numbers. Through the rest of the text I discuss whether ...
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Abysmal vs Atrocious [closed]

I came across these two words today, having previously known the meaning of atrocious but completely baffled as to the meaning of abysmal. However, Cambridge dictionary database suggests that these ...
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Is there a synonym for "young adult"? [duplicate]

I am a little confused about the difference between a definition of "young adult" vs the list of synonyms that come up in a thesaurus. The definition of "young adult" is generally ...
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How might greedy ever be a synonym of parsimonious?

thesaurus.com puts 'avaricious' at the top of its list of synonyms for 'parsimonious', and 'greedy' a little further down. To my mind, an essential sense of parsimony is self-denial. The only way I ...
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"Underwriter" and "Underwritee"

In other contexts, "interviewer" is the person conducting an interview and "interviewee" is the person being interviewed. Other examples of "-ee" are loanee, the person ...
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What is the word to represent a "rarely visited place"? [closed]

What is the word to represent a "rarely visited place"? Please suggest any words with that meaning; also, thank you.
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What is the corresponding adjective derived from the verb "misuse"? [closed]

From the word abuse we can derive the adjective abusive by adding the suffix -ive. Can we form an adjective starting from misuse? If so, what is the adjectival form of the word misuse? Is it misusive? ...
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Are there any more specific forms of metaphors?

I know, for example, that under hypophora there are more specific techniques such as dialogismus or ratiocinatio. So I was wondering if under the branch of metaphors are there any more specific ...
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Alternative for "listen to" when referring to a video game soundtrack

I am writing a list of bullets to describe my video game, and I am stuck on the one about the soundtrack. Here's what I am doing: Play a cast of... Save up coins to... Explore a world of... Unlock ...
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A word which describes the physical or material evidence provided in conjunction with research? [closed]

There is a very specific word I'm looking for here, not 'materials' or 'evidence.' It should be a noun which refers to physical material given either in a presentation or research paper. It may be ...
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"Junk food" vs "processed food"

According to Wikipedia, the term junk food dates back at least to the early 1950s, although its coinage has been credited to Michael F. Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, in ...
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What's another word for "disingenuous interpretation" that also insinuates a malicious interpretation (not merely inaccurate)?

Edit: There used to be a quote Winston Churchill here that I attempted to use to provide an example of multiple interpretations. This lead to more confusion so I chose to remove it. It still exists in ...
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What is the best antonym for "influencer"? [duplicate]

Which word is the best antonym for "influencer"? For "influencer", I am referring to its general meaning: :one who exerts influence : a person who inspires or guides the actions ...
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Word for when something has no purpose other than to look pretty? [duplicate]

I'm trying to describe a character who is a young actress. she is exploited in the industry and basically has no purpose other than a means of 'looking pretty' or just being 'another pretty face'?? I ...
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Anecdotic vs. Anecdotal… sometimes synonyms, but fairly non-exchangeable?

I’m a bit puzzled by these two words' meaning. Observing examples and the use in context it looks like anecdotal is preferred to be used as an adjective with collocations such as: “anecdotal evidence”,...
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An idiom to describe something that takes less effort

If I wanted to say that something takes one-tenth of the time, I'd say it is 10 times faster. Is there a similar way to describe something that takes one-tenth of the effort? I'm looking for something ...
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Does the word "chevronman" make sense?

I am looking for a good English equivalent of an obscure military term. It was in use by the Royal Hungarian Army between 1920 and 1945. No other army ever had a similar concept, and it's obsolete now....
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What's another word for aggressively turning over? [closed]

Looking for something to describe those scenes in a movie where a person aggressively turns over in bed, pulling the sheets over them and whatnot. I've left it at "turning over" for now, but ...
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Is there a more informal or slang alternative to "couple" for two youths in a relationship?

I am trying to use a noun to refer to youths in a relationship (boyfriend girlfriend), but even though technically it is correct, "couple" to me just sounds a bit too serious and old ...
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A less derogatory alternative for "epithet"

An epithet is a nickname or descriptive term that’s added to someone’s name that becomes part of common usage. For example, in the name Alexander the Great, “the Great” is an epithet. The definition ...
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definition of "character" [duplicate]

I wonder if "character" could be explained as "something that exists separately from other things and has a clear identity of its own" in a strict sense. In my opinion, character ...
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Is there an English word for someone who is *not* a little person or who doesn't have any dwarfism related disorders?

Pretty much every minority group has words for people outside said minority group. For example: Gay & Trans people call outsiders "Cishet" (short for cisgender & hetersexual), ...
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What is a word for a process that repeats at a consistent interval?

What is a word for a process that repeats at some consistent interval or cadence? For example, We run the user testing _____ every week on Mondays.
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Is there a word in English to describe the descent of water or fluid out from a source? [closed]

I'm looking for a word to describe the flow of a liquid downwards gently and continually from a source. E.g. water being shot up from a jet fountain and then bending and flowing downwards. Lava ...
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Another word for night that means the period from sunset to sunrise [closed]

I'm looking for a synonym to night, that doesn't include night in it (nighttime), that indicates the period from sunset to sunrise. Since evening is the period from sunset to bedtime it doesn't fill ...
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Term for wavelength-restricted or filtered light having a fairly pure color besides "colored light"?

I've just used "colored light" in the title to my History of Science and Mathematics SE question Did Newton every use filtered or prism-dispersed colored light to view “Newton's rings” or ...
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What are some alternative words/phrases for Wargame/Wargaming?

I am pursuing a doctoral research and because of lack of data in my specific domain, I want to use war-gaming as a methodology. However my advisor won't be very comfortable with the military ...
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Is it correct to say "...which of the following do you like or not like?"

Is it correct to say "...which of the following do you like or not like?" In specific, I'm interested in the "...do you like or not like?" part. I would rather say "which do ...
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Looking for two synonyms for success/failure which rhyme [closed]

I’m looking for two words with the following conditions: Word A is a synonym of “success” (or is the word “success”). Word B is a synonym of “failure” (or is the word “failure”). Words A and B rhyme. ...
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Word for "something that looks man-made/ fabricated/ artificial"

I am writing about how the structure of a protein looks similar to previously lab-made proteins. But the subject of my work is of uncertain origin. So I am looking for a word that allows me to say ...
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How do you call it when someone makes faces while trying to remember something

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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Phrase for insatiable with positive connotation

Is there a word or phrase with a positive connotation for someone who is never content with their standings, quite curious and always pushing for new heights?
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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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