Questions tagged [thesaurus]

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Is there a good thesaurus for slangs?

If you use rhymezone, you can only get 2 synonym for the word penis, but if you look at the slangs for penis, there's 100 different slangs for it, so I am wondering what might be the best slang ...
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Thesaurus for metaphors?

I have been managing with only thesaurus dot com when yearning to add layers in my work, but it and all the other thesauri(?) I have tried exhibit a fatal flaw: they lack quality metaphorical synonyms ...
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Step in the Process of Revising Sentences

Lately, I've been having great trouble revising my work for rhythm, because it is hard, not only to think of different word orders and sentence structures, but also to think of other words and phrases ...
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Is there another term for "conflict of interest" or a very similar term?

I've written a short story in which a prosecutor in a case gets romantically involved with a witness for the prosecution, and is subsequently investigated due to the fact that he is in a relationship ...
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Finding the right insults

As a non-native Anglophone, it can be a bit more of a challenge to do creative writing in English. Thesauri have helped me a lot, improving sentences like "Sokka caught his boomerang" to "Sokka ...
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A thesaurus that detects rhyming

I have been looking for a word that rhymes with post with similar meaning to a school. But I go to thesaurus.com, sounding the words on my head for results under "school" and none rhyme. I then tried ...
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Word for a Female Teenager? [closed]

I am writing a book about a teenage girl. In one line, I am saying that she saw another female. When I say... she saw another girl I think saying girl will make her sound like a child rather than ...
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Where can I find a good online thesaurus?

Usually I just use the synonym suggestions at dictionary.com (or its tie-in site thesaurus.com) but it's pretty lame. Most of the synonyms it suggests are basic and well-known words I already know. In ...
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Finding words through meanings

Is there a place or a type of dictionary or even a good method, that instead of searching for a word, I can search for a meaning and get more words that have similar idea or meaning? For example, if ...
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Meretricious - A bit too fancy?

I have a character that I want to sound very intelligent, well educated, someone who always uses the correct words with no unnecessary filler. I have found the word 'meretricious' which has the ...
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What linguistic tools do you use?

I've got a Flip Dictionary, a Thesaurus, my trusty Strunk&White, and I use the almighty GOOG(le) should I ever be unsure of the definition of a word. What does everyone else use? Is there some ...
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