The appeal maybe? "To me, the appeal of this restaurant is their sumptuous ravioli."
From Cambridge Dictionary: "the quality in someone or something that makes him, her, or it attractive or interesting:"
Spielberg's movies have a wide appeal.
This used to be a marvellous hotel but it has lost its appeal in recent years.
I think you're going for "attraction" which is the noun form of attract. But the sentence is still a little stilted. "Draw" would be nice - "The draw for me at this restaurant is the sumptuous ravioli."
How about brittle?
1a : easily broken, cracked, or snapped
definition from m-w.com
From the "choose the right synonym" section, Merriam-Webster also says:
Fragile, frangible, brittle mean breaking easily. Fragile implies extreme delicacy of material or construction and need for careful handling. Frangible implies susceptibility to being broken ...
I think the word you want is euphemism. According to Merriam-Webster,
euphemism - noun
The substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant
The expression so substituted
It fits all your examples, e.g. "Cautious is just a euphemism for being scared."
I think I would use matinal, which the OED holds to have the same meaning as matutinal. However the latter they designate as now chiefly literary.
The examples they provide, for matinal across three main senses, are as follows:
= matutinal adj. 1.
1803 M. Charlton Wife & Mistress (ed. 2) II. i. 11 To attend the
matinal déjeuné's of ...
It's more about formality and establishing a direct cause-and-effect link than specific outcomes. Here's another non-negative example :
After years of dating idiots, she ended up with the man of her dreams.
"Resulted in" is formal and defines a direct relationship. "Ended up with" is informal, and could suggest that there may have been other factors ...
"unreliable" seems like a good fit.
".. there are precision issues and different contexts that make this algorithm unreliable."
unreliable - "not able to be trusted to do or provide what is needed or promised" MW
If you describe a person, machine, or method as unreliable, you mean that you cannot trust them.
e.g. He had an unreliable car. Collins
Two distinctions have been mentioned already:
"Result in" is more formal than "end up with"
"Result in" indicates that the outcome was a consequence of the
subject of the verb.
But there is a third distinction. In "result in", the subject of the verb is an action or a process. So you can say
Driving in the construction site resulted in a flat tire.
Think of ‘jersey’ as being like an ancient ‘brand-name’ for ‘sweater’, originating from an island off France, where they were made, that eventually became synonymous with ‘sweater, pullover, and jumper’ which are other words for similar garments.
A bit like how ‘hoover’ (a brand-name) became the name for ‘vacuum cleaner’, in the UK.
As Jeeped has ...
These words describe the ability to make quick, sharp, clever comebacks.
Winston Churchill was famous for his quick and biting wit:
Member of Parliament, Nancy Astor, speaking to Winston Churchill:
If I were your wife I would poison your coffee..
If you were my wife, I would drink it.
Member of Parliament, ...
If it is a child, naughty, a naughty child.
If it is a teenager, rebellious, so a rebel.
If it is a work colleague, awkward or contrary .
If it is political, dissent, so dissenter.
However, I am not sure if this is what your looking for. A person who always does as requested could be said to be compliant so the opposite would be disobedient.
First, a necessary disclaimer: context and audience matter a lot in what is considered insulting. For instance, two people may interpret being called girl differently; calling a coworker or boss a girl has different connotations compared to calling your best friend a girl. This answer will not attempt to parse all of the nuances of context. Rather, it will ...
You could consider cross-party group or cross-party consensus, depending on the context:
Cross-party activities involve two or more political parties. A cross-party group consists of members from two or more political parties.
It's just my kneejerk reaction perhaps.
Informal. reacting according to a certain habitual manner; unthinking:
a knee-jerk liberal.
Synonyms: involuntary, unthinking, spontaneous. Perhaps also affective or compulsive.
The answer is in your question: 'length'. No value is added by introducing the unit of measurement into the concept. But in the UK we inconsistently still talk about 'mileage' driven in our cars whilst measuring our carpets in metres.
I would say either "defiant" or "recalcitrant" might be words worth considering. I think "defiant" is a better word for what you've described.
marked by resistance or bold opposition, as to authority; challenging
full of or showing a disposition to challenge, resist, or fight
In other ...
Ameliorate is a less common word than improve, so I'd agree that it sounds more formal and could be out of place in everyday conversation. Putting that aside, it also sounds like a slightly odd usage of the word - while ameliorate does mean to improve, it's generally used more as a synonym of resolve, which is to fix a specific problem, rather than to ...
I have always used contrary:
2 : being not in conformity with what is usual or expected
// actions contrary to company policy
// contrary evidence
4 : temperamentally unwilling to accept control or advice
She was described as contrary because she was told to not go to the party, but did it anyways.
She was called ...
What you're looking for likely doesn't exist because authority on this topic is still decentralized, so systematic study is not yet meaningful.
I think it's worth considering what a systematic study might look like: Let's say someone did a scientific survey of what each pronoun means to a large group of people. What survey cohort would be relevant?
You could say it was a “faux pas“ or a “gaffe” because it was a socially awkward blunder. You could describe the remark as “gauche” or, a bit less harshly, as “clumsy.”
If you’re particularly looking to describe the person, not the action, you could call them “careless,” “thoughtless,” “inconsiderate,” or “graceless.”