synonym

A synonym is a word that means the same thing as another word. If you replace a word in a sentence with its synonym, the meaning of the sentence won't really change that much.

There are, of course, shades of meaning, and not every synonym is an exact substitute, but sometimes we just need a different word for a change. Some words have dozens of synonyms, such as funny: amusing, hilarious, laughable, slapstick, witty, and many others. Other words, sadly, have no synonyms, like postmodernism. Check your thesaurus (dictionary of synonyms) — it's all there!

DEFINITIONS OF: synonym

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n two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context

Synonyms:
equivalent word
Antonyms:
antonym, opposite, opposite word
a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
Type of:
word
a unit of language that native speakers can identify
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