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Emphasizing "single" because something like 50% of the answers against this tag are phrases.

Use this tag for questions that are about finding a single word to fit a meaning. Describe the intended meaning, connotation, and/or context in as much detail as you can.

A few sample questions that definitely belong in this tag:

This tag should be distinguished from:

  • — "versus" questions, when you already have several alternatives at your disposal, but are not sure which one to use
  • — for more broad questions, e.g. those that ask for lots of words at once