Synonyms

A synonym is a word that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language. Words that are synonyms are said to be synonymous, and the state of being a synonym is called synonymy. The word ‘introverted ‘has the synonyms: shy, bashful, withdrawn, etc. The synonyms of ‘lazy’ are idle, lethargic, indolent, etc. Being hopeful is a positive personality trait! We can use the following synonyms for the word ‘hopeful’: optimistic, buoyant, sanguine, confident.

Lists of synonyms are useful when we are struggling to write and looking for the right word, but each word must be considered in light of its specific definition. Most of the synonyms are interchangeable but we must be conscious of the contextual use of these synonyms.

A hardworking student can be called ‘assiduous. Also we can use the following synonyms for the word ‘assiduous’ which have almost the same meaning: diligent, active, industrious, productive, laborious, spirited, etc.

What are the synonyms for the word ‘wretched’? Miserable, Pitiful, Dejected, etc. can be used as the synonyms for it. Do you know what other words can substitute the word caprice? They are: whim, fancy, notion, impulse, quirk, fad, etc.

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