Synonyms for Commonly Used Words

Synonyms are words that have similar meanings.  Dictionaries often use synonyms in their definitions.  There are whole books of synonyms and special reference words, such as the thesaurus, that have clusters of words or phrases, all with similar meanings.  These are particularly useful in finding just the right word when writing.   Amazing– incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary Anger– enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden Angry– mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful, indignant, exasperated, aroused, inflamed Answer– reply, respond, retort, acknowledge Ask– question, inquire of, seek information from, put a question to, demand, request, expect, inquire, query, interrogate, examine, quiz Awful– dreadful, terrible, abominable, bad, poor, unpleasant Bad– evil, immoral, wicked, corrupt, sinful, depraved, rotten, contaminated, … Continue reading